The Old Wheelwrights Retreat

The Old Wheelwrights, 45 Station Road, Firsby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 5QR

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

The Old Wheelwrights Retreat is located in the quiet village of Firsby at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Much of this area is designated ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and very close to the Coastal Resort of Skegness, known for the ‘Joly Fisherman’.

We are tucked away behind large wooden gates. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you venture down towards our CL site. It is a peaceful 2 acre, adult only site with grass pitches and 10amp Electric Hook Ups, overlooking the large picturesque pond. We have a one bedroom holiday cottage available to rent.

The “must see” Gunby Hall Estate and Gardens is just down the road This is a stunning National Trust Country House dating back to 1700.

Only 10 miles away is the seaside town of Skegness with all its fun sights and activities. Just south of the town centre of Skegness is Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve. This is well worth a visit, with information centre, coffee shop, outside protected decking and wonderful views across the marshes.

For those of you who are interested in leisure activities for Motor Racing, the famous Cadwell Park is under 20 miles away. Another popular choice in the area is golf and numerous popular courses can be found close by.

Locally you will find many public footpaths for your enjoyment. Also, we are fortunate to have the Firsby Curve nearby to the end of the site. The history of Firsby is an interesting one where the railway is connected, it used to have its own station. For enthusiasts it is just a short walk to the Firsby Curve and trains run from Boston to Skegness, if you’re lucky the driver will return a friendly wave. The nearest station you can hop on it is at Thorpe Culvert approximately 3 miles away.

Within a short drive, you will find the ancient port and market town of Wainfleet All Saints. The famous Batemans Brewery has been crafting beer here since 1847. You can book a tour (check availability) and get an opportunity to taste the raw materials and the beer at the varying stages of the brewing process.

There is a Heavy Horse Centre in the next village which is a charity run organisation and a worthwhile visit (for opening times and events check online).

Within the immediate area there are farm shops and roadside opportunities to purchase local produce. Our closest local amenities are located in the historic market town of Spilsby just 4 miles away. A delightful town for browsing and indulgence with a wide variety of shops, cafes and the attractive St James’ medieval parish church. Market day (with its live auction) is every Monday morning.

Eating out in the area caters for every pocket with lots of wonderful local pubs and restaurants within a short drive, we would be happy to recommend.

Whether you are planning relaxation or new activity, Andy and Sarah look forward to welcoming you and helping you enjoy your stay at The Old Wheelwrights Retreat.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

2 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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Postcode:
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Lat 53.153098 / Lon 0.176598
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Mid October 2023, 3 night stay Our first visit.....absolutely wow! This peaceful adult only, dog friendly Cl is just beautiful.It has the addition of fish pond, outside sheltered seating area along with a small games room and seperate sunmer house.It will definately be on our regular list next year when it opens for the new season. Well done Andy and Sarah for setting up this lovely tranquil site. We wish you ongoing success and look forward to returning. 10amp electric, eco friendly waste into hedge, huge pitches,Park however you wish, excellent elsan and water filling facilities according to hubby! No road noise, dog walk off site.15mins into central Skeg.Fresh eggs if available. Possible new toilet/ shower from next season. Owners very friendly and welcoming with information on arrival.

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Reviewed on 14/10/2023 18:27

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In 35 years of using many dozens of CLs across the UK we can honestly say this is the best kept one we have ever been on. The lawned grass with immaculate flower beds was really too good to drive on to pitch the caravan. The under cover facilities were of an exceptionally high standard and everywhere on the site was perfectly maintained. There were not just spacious caravan pitches but an unbelievable relaxation area down at the end set around a large doughnut shaped pond with a bridge over into its centre. Along side this was a shepherds hut with books, games and DVDs, plus a gorgeous summer house where we had our morning coffee each day and a further sheltered relaxation area dressed as an old railway waiting room. We received a very warm welcome from Sarah and Andy for whom nothing was too much trouble. Simply delightful.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2023 21:16

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Hello I would like to recommend this site to all who want a quiet peaceful stay it is are third vist all the way from Derbyshire the site only gets better every time we come new garden beds trees and this time a summer house for guests and a fountain. All the time we were there owners had time to chat and have a laugh. The site is central for coast or aircraft sporting. Wild life spotted on site this time was bird of prey eating on driftwood garden sculpture. The site needs to be tryed to believe it better than any main club site large spacous pitches and immaculate grounds

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Reviewed on 01/09/2023 18:36

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Our first visit to this delightful site and it will certainly not be the last, the owners have given careful consideration to designing and creating this cl. The shepherd's hut provided information on the local area, a book library and a varied dvd collection to borrow. The sun shelter complete with dining table/bench & chairs was a convivial space for eating an evening meal or enjoying a nightcap. The family are welcoming hosts and clearly want visitors to enjoy their stay. We have it on good authority from other caravanners that the hen eggs are delicious. A pleasant walk around the village taking in a stop at Firsby Fudge is also recommended. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

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Reviewed on 27/08/2023 19:18

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We have just returned from the Old Wheelwrights Retreat and would say without hesitation, this is the best CL we have been to. Massive closely mown field with landscaping and various interesting features including some hens at the bottom of the field and a pond with lots of fish. The servicing point is all under cover too. Our little dog Daisy absolutely loved the grass to run around on (on her lead). The pictures on the page here are exactly as it is, plus the owners Sarah and Andrew are lovely people, very friendly with lots of local knowledge. We would recommend Tattershall Castle, Gunby Hall and Baumber Walled Garden to visit. For plane spotters RAF Conningsby is also nearby, next to Tattershall and train spotters can see regular trains over the hedge at the bottom of the site, they toot their horns to let you know, plus they don’t run at night. Top class!

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Reviewed on 11/08/2023 20:32

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