The Limes

Milton Road, Gayton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 3HE

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Ideal for ...

  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

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17 acres

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Postcode:
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GPS:
Lat 52.18719 / Lon -0.965937
OS field ref:
SP714549
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Northampton

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Great site.

The Limes is a little gem of a CL. The warden was waiting for me on what was a late dark Friday evening, showing me to the pitch, helping me to reverse in to a great level site. After he had showed me where the services were he left us to get set up. We are ralliers so the option of hook up was a bit of a novelty. At some point the power tripped out, some of the other punters were wirreting, two guy knocked on the door to see they could help us, as we didn't mind as I just switched everything over to the gas. Hook up was restored within the hour. Next morning warden checked all the power posts. When we left the warden was on hand to help guide us out. Both guys I met were fantastic. The site itself is like a little wilderness (in a good way) We visited in October, storm Brian was blowing a hoolie, yet the wildlife was abundant, foxes, goats and loads of birds. All the services are easy to access and in good condition. Pitches give more privacy than some CLs due to the wild nature of the site. There is some deep water on site so please consider this if you have young children. The afore mentioned train noise didn't disturb us at all, certainly not at night and the lovely Mrs Fit is a very light sleeper. The surrounding area is very picturesque, especially the canal. We would definitely return to this CL Thanks Guys.

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LIKE A NATURE RESERVE

Having just returned from this CL we wished we could have stayed longer, it was such a lovely place. It is very overgrown in places which is good for the wildlife and numerous wild flowers but large areas round the pitches are of very short grass. The dog poo mentioned in other reviews are from geese not dogs! We went nice walks around the CL and there are a couple of beautiful pools. The train noise was hardly noticeable.

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Not the usual CL

As a previous reviewer says, this site is a bit quirky and has hopefully seen better days. Arriving in the dark the owner could not have been more helpful in showing us to our pitch which was some way from the house and chemical disposal, a careful trip in the car was called for! The site is very overgrown in places with rubble and the occasional decaying rail truck but this adds to its uniqueness and definitely attracts the wildlife. There are what seems to be a few units that are permanently occupied which seems strange. The railway although very close was never an issue. Would we stay again? although this is a very cheap site, probably not, there are much better sites in the area
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Watership Down!

Lovely natural site where you can kick back and relax, Other negative reviews are sad, because although the site is a little Quirky and has seen better days, it is in a lovely setting with Rabbits birds, Squirrels and few other people to spoil the tranquillity. the pitches are spacious and most have there own water supply. Use your vans facilities-shower toilet etc. cos that's why you bought it! Lovely walks along the Grand Union Canal and free parking in Northampton at weekends.

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Would not recommend...

To say there is some train noise is a real understatement. The trains are fast and very frequent. Coupled with traffic noise from the not to distant M1, the location is anything but tranquil and peaceful! It is a large, messy and uncared for area with a lot of dog poo, rubble in the undergrowth and derelict railway carriages scattered around. There are several long term residents on site and we were surprised that this location was granted CL status by the Caravan Club. Having said this, we stayed for two nights as there are some nice walks in the area, it's near the Grand Union Canal and there are some pretty villages nearby. It's also very cheap at £8.50 per night.

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