Gralyn Barn

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

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*Availabilty for the flower festivals 28th April 2018*

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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Lat 52.891086 / Lon -0.228275
OS field ref:
TF198341
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Peaceful spacious CL

Stayed for a couple of nights to visit the RSPB bird sanctuaries on the coast. Enormous well mowed level field, very tranquil, no road noise, just the odd tractor if ploughing on nearby field. Good recycling and waste disposal facilities. Friendly host gave printed info on surrounding things to do. Great value and would visit again.
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Grateful to Gralyn

Another very enjoyable visit to Gralyn Barn, where we were made very welcome, and given all the help and information we needed, the only downside this year was the mixed weather. Easy to get to, and within easy reach of many places and attractions, its a well-kept, quiet peaceful haven, with views out over the rolling Lincolnshire countryside. A bonus was watching the two very friendly dogs Molly and Jessie, and the goose which lives in the yard. This certainly won't be our last visit.
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VERY PLEASANT SITE A ND OWNERS

We have been Caravan Club members for nearly 50 years so have formed our desires for what we like at CLs we visit, If we could give ten stars to Grayling Barn that's what we would rate our stay. A peaceful location, easy access, very flat field, well cut grass, open views, clean facilities and charming owners and as a bonus for this visit we had hot sunny weather. We left this CL feeling we had made a good choice and that always pleases us!

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Lovely Stay

We have stayed at Gralyn Barn twice now and on both occasions have enjoyed our time there. Graham and Lyn are very welcoming, and keep the site very clean and tidy. Lots of lovely open fields, and dog walks, a nice peaceful location and not to far to walk into Donington, where there is a pub and various shops and a co-op. We have returned home today and have booked again. Would definitely recommend Gralyn Barn, very nice hosts and lovely surroundings, one of our favourite stays.

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lovely site

We stayed here 4 nights over the bank holiday weekend. Owners were friendly and on arrival we were give a handy information sheet, listing phone numbers for doctors,etc.local eateries and places of interest. The site was very quiet, spacious and flat, the grass when cut had been collected which saves grass coming inside which we hate! The chemical disposal point was one of the best we've used and it is ground level NOT RAISED We will definitely use this site again.

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