Gralyn Barn

Shoff Farm, Shoff Road, Donington, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 4XD

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

During your stay why not visit the RAF Memorial Flight at Coningsby which is an easy 20 mile drive away – historic aircraft include Spitfires, Hurricanes, Dakotas, Lancaster and Chipmunks.

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) hangar is located within the boundaries of RAF Coningsby and viewing the Flight’s historic aircraft is available only by guided tour which last approximately 1 hour. For full details on opening times, admission charges, and planning your visit please go to BBMF Visitor Centre Website.

Other suggested day trips include:-

The market town of Sleaford (15 miles) or Boston (10 miles). Why not take an easy drive into Grantham - best known as the birthplace of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and the place where Isaac Newton went to school. 

Take time to visit Spalding in the South Lincolnshire Fens where you could visit The Baytree Garden Centre which  has a café offering traditional home cooking using fresh ingredients. Or take a trip on the Water Taxi linking Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens to Spalding Town Centre – the relaxing cruise lasts 30 minutes.

Take time to explore The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum – superb traditional Romany horse-drawn Vardos (caravans), carts and harness. Talk to the owner about enjoying the rather unique “Romany experience” a 7 mile drive in a Romany Vardo – stop to tether the horses, make a stick fire and then enjoy a steak meal. 

Or get closer to nature by visiting the wonders of the Wash at the RSPB reserves at Frampton Marsh and Frieston Shore.

There are several National Trust Houses in the area and these include:-

Belvoir Castle and Gardens open from Sunday 13 March and includes the Lost Landscape of Capability Brown.

Belton House – a Grade I listed country house in Belton near Grantham – surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park.

Tattershall Castle – a splendid 15th Century moated red brick castle set in beautiful grounds.

Consider visiting Thorpe Camp – home of the 97, 619 and 617 (Dambusters) and the 627 Squadron who flew out of RAF Woodhall Spa in the 1940s.

Kinema in the Woods is a cinema in Woodhall Spa which dates back to 1922 and is the only fully functioning cinema in the UK to employ back projection.

There is a regular Tuesday walk in Donington everyone welcome and Donington is also the birthplace of Matthew Flinders who was an English navigator and cartographer.

There is a dog walk on site and we can offer cycling directly from the site – we are an adult only and fully lawned site set in a peaceful and quiet location.

During the last week in April each year there is a Church Flower Festival held in Donnington Church and other local churches where visitors can see beautiful themed flower displays. Some of the churches have stalls and and offer snacks. Please ask Lynda for more details.

Lynda and Graham look forward to welcoming you to their CL.

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  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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0.75 acres

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PE11 4XD
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Lat 52.891086 / Lon -0.228275
OS field ref:
TF198341
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  • Bus stop within 1 mile
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Gralyn Barn
What can we say......what a fantastic hidden gem of a site!! Situated within tranquil surroundings this site offers peace and quiet in abundance, but is also within easy walking distance of local amenities. A beautifully manicured all-grass site, there are 5 very generous pitches with EHU. The owners are welcoming and relaxed in their approach, with the choice of positioning of your unit entirely your choice (so nice not to be regimented). Your four legged friend is also well catered for with a lovely dog walk on site too. If you're a nature lover, you'll enjoy (as we did) the nightly visit of the local Barn owls. Anyone who visits this site will not be disappointed, with lots of interesting places to visit close by or simply enjoy walking or cycling on the quiet surrounding lanes. Thank you Lynda and Graham for making our visit a very memorable one.

skfallows

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Reviewed on 10/08/2021 17:31

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Just back from a 9 night stay at this perfectly kept, quiet CL. Graham and Lynda are perfect hosts and Molly and Jess are adorable and friendly. The site is immaculate and you can tell they are fellow caravanners as they know exactly what a Cl should be. Plenty to do in the area. We would gladly have paid more as it’s TOO CHEAP !! Look forward to a return visit soon

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Reviewed on 09/08/2021 13:46

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Gralyn Barn
Wonderful welcome from Lynda and Graham and their 2 collies. Beautifully kept level field. Perfect site for cycling the Fens so many lovely well kept villages to explore. Spalding lovely but Boston with traffic was awful. Definitely would go again. At £12 a night including ehu very good value

Loulou

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Reviewed on 15/07/2021 21:45

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Stayed here for two nights in July. A well kept site in very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. If you want to get away from it all and relax this is the place for you and at a very reasonable £12.00 per night.

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Reviewed on 11/07/2021 14:44

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To start with, access is good because the entrance is on a corner, so you drive straight in...After opening the gate of course. Don't do what I did and pull into the house drive before the site entrance. Tip. It's round the corner!! A nice welcome from Lynda and the two Collies. The old goose was more aloof, staying in her pond. Quietly. Neat and clean utilities area with various recycling bins as well as waters and drains. Plenty of options to site the van with multiple electric points. Nicely mown level grass site with views over the fields. A pleasant avenue to walk your dog, or your other half (delete which doesn't apply!) runs from the site around a meadow. A very nice, peaceful stay for us, thank you. But fellow caravanners, get in quick for the £12 per night before it goes up....

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Reviewed on 29/06/2021 21:21

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