Rockingham Valley CL

B670 Rockingham Road, Cottingham, Leicestershire, LE16 8XS

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year 2011 - Regional Winner

Rockingham CL was opened in 2010, set in approximately 1 acre with wonderful panoramic views over the spectacular Welland Valley. We are situated just outside the village of Cottingham approximately 150 yards from the village boundary sign.

Everyone is welcome including pets and children. All of our pitches are spacious and level with clean gravel hard standings, they have 16 amp electric hookups with space for awning and car parking, with Free Wi-Fi available throughout the site. There is a hard gravel driveway which gives access to all of the pitches, this enables us to be open 365 days a year no matter what the weather.

We have designed our site to the highest of standards, previous guests have commented that it is of similar quality to most Club sites but as we only have 5 vans at any one time it never feels over crowded, availability can be checked by visiting our website and clicking on our availability calendar or by giving us a call.

Rockingham CL is ideally located for exploring the area, historic Rockingham Castle is a 5 minute drive away, Rockingham Speedway for those petrol heads is a 10 minute drive away.

Local English heritage sites include Kirby Hall, Lyddington Bede House & Triangular Lodge all no more than 10 minutes away by car.

The Eyebrook reservoir is just 10 minutes away which was used during the second world war for Dambuster training, however the much quieter activities of bird watching and trout fishing can now be enjoyed or slightly further afield we have Rutland Water which is 25 minutes away by car.

Cream teas are certain to await you in the market towns of Uppingham and Oakham, a must if you are interested in Art Galleries and Antiques. The nearby town of Corby has an International public swimming pool and a Cinema coming soon!

There is a local dog walking park at East Carlton which is a 5 to 10 minute drive away approximately 200 acres in size it is open all year with free parking. The park can also be accessed by walking the famous Jurassic way through the villages of Cottingham and Middleton.

However many of our guests simply enjoy the tranquillity of the CL and choose to spend their time watching the Red Kites that frequently fly over the CL, and of course a BBQ and favourite tipple whilst the sunsets beautifully over the valley.

There are two pubs within a 5 to 10 minute walk from the CL serving real ales and good pub food.

Our objective is to provide our fellow caravanners with a safe, secure, clean and tidy retreat in the good old fashioned English countryside, we hope to see you soon.

Our site is ideal for couples and walkers. There is also CCTV and a security gate with access code.

You can also find us on Facebook. Click here to Book Online.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 52.50777 / Lon -0.748779
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Corby, Uppingham
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Corby
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Birds Eye View of Welland Valley

4 day stay at the end of the warm spell Feb/March - arrived in warm sunshine with clear views of 3 or 4 villages dotted around the Welland valley and a large hawk/kite sitting on the farm fence 5 or 6 metres away from our pre-allocated pitch no.5 before soaring off in the thermals over the valley! There cant be many better views from a CL anywhere. Simple access in to the CL particularly from the east, All hardstanding pitches have 16amp electrics but please note 25 metre cable is required if you book pitch 5 as the outlet is up on pitch 4. TV signal is excellent being on the crest of the valley. The village of Cottingham is a 10 minute walk with the recently refurbed George Pub the closest with quality food, best to book though for a table. The other pub the Spread Eagle also opens at lunch time with a OAP offer (if you qualify) and the food is reasonable. Both are dog friendly in the bar, As mentioned in other reviews the Indian restaurant/take away is also good quality. Did not see the owners on site while we were on site but it is all well organised remotely in any case.
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Quiet and simple site with easy access.

Short weekend for us with the dog, initially a little challenging to see the sign, but follow the instructions and drive slowly looking left out of the village and you'll see the club sign. Enter gate code to get in, approach to the gate could be longer if you have a large set up, but there isn't much traffic to worry about anyway. Choice of pitches allocated by email and text the day before arrival there are 1 and 1A etc for all five pitches. Pitches are nearly level, but not quite! Easy access to water and electrical hook up, site requires organic toilet fluid as they use a septic tank, its available on site free of charge if you only have blue. Indian restaurant /takeaway is very nice indeed and delivers to the campsite pretty quickly. 2 pubs within an easy walk of the site, The Royal George was by far the most welcoming and is ok with well behaved dogs in the bar area. Views across the valley are superb and it's very peaceful at night. We visited East Carlton country park which is at most 5 minutes drive from the site, n ice place to take dogs. Then went on to Market Harborough, which is a nice medium sized town with plenty of shops and no shopping centre. Left this morning in the rain with very good impressions of the site.

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Great Stay

Just returned from pre Christmas break at Rockingham. Access is easy enough through a coded gate which is mailed to you prior to arrival. Booking was simple via their website, select the pitch, the dates and pay. All automated, e-mail reply confirming booking and providing arrival information. All hard standing with own EHU, all front pitches have fantastic views over the valley so why pick the back pitches next to the road? We picked pitch 5 which is tucked away in the corner and needs a long electric cable to reach round to pitch 4 for power. Has its own water and drain. Site is level hard stands and the field in front of you falls away into the valley so there are no obstructions to your views. There are Kites around which regularly fly up to the site. There are a couple of pubs in the village we only tried the Royal George which was great. East Carlton Countryside Park is close by, free parking and good place for a quick circular walk. Easy to reach Stamford for shopping and Rutland Water is only 20 minutes away.

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The Road noise drove us bonkers . You are 3 feet from the side of the main Rd.

We arrived to a coded gate. Not a long enough drive to put car and van on while gate is unlocked . Nice clean and tidy site but which ever way you dress it up the traffic is right by your van if your on the back pitches . It’s supposed to be a cl with 5 pitches but has 8 pitches . The pitches for cl are not separate so wondering how this works . The owners take payment on booking because they are nowhere to be seen. Very expensive site at £20 out of season . Not the figure advertised and in view of traffic not worth it . Much better sites out there in area that you are not woken up at 6 am
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Fantastic site

We stayed at this site for 3 nights starting on 26th October 2918. It was easy to find and well laid out. The views are amazing - I mean really pretty and it is nice to have the choice of two spots to park on. The site provides eco toilet fluid free of charge which was really good, although one day there wasn’t any in the cupboard so I had to get some from a fellow camper, not the fault of the owners though. I will be using the green eco fluid from now on - I didn’t know it existed until this weekend! The road is a little noisy at times, but not really a problem. This is a lovely site. Perhaps I will get to meet the owners next time we visit. 5 stars Allan and Angie Prebble

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