Tophouse Farm

Lamin's Lane, Mansfield Road Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8PH

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Set in rural Nottinghamshire, yet just 5 miles north of Nottingham City Centre, Tophouse Farm Club CL is a back to basics haven. The site is 0.75 acres and is a flat, well-drained grass site. There is one hard standing pitch and four grass, all with 360 degree rural views. Each pitch is divided by a small copse of trees and planted with snowdrops and daffodils and with a small bluebell wood in the middle of the site. Each pitch has its own bird table and nest box to encourage the local wildlife.

Access is through a 25 foot wide double gateway off a privately owned tarmac farm lane. This quiet CL is surrounded by farmland and overlooks horse paddocks to two sides with magnificent views of the recently converted Victorian Bestwood Pumping Station, now comprising private fitness facilities with a public bar and restaurant just 600 yards away.

Local Attractions:-

  • Woodside Riding Stables - 1 mile.
  • Ramsdale public golf course -1.5 miles.
  • Bestwood Country Park (1 mile away), a 650 acre public park, the former estate of the Duke of St. Albans, descendants of the liaison between King Charles II and Nell Gwyn.
  • Newstead Abbey (3 miles away), the former home of the celebrated poet Lord Byron.  House and gardens open to the public.
  • Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak (10 miles) - home to the outlawed Robin Hood.
  • Rufford and Clumber Park are both within 30 minutes drive, as are the rest of the Dukeries.
  • Chatsworth House and estate, home to the Duke of Devonshire, is within a 45 minute drive.
  • The Watersports Centre, Holme Pierpoint, is 30 minutes away.
  • The acclaimed Nottingham University and Trent Universities are both just 20 minutes away.
  • Nottingham City Centre is just 5 miles away, with excellent shopping facilities, two theatres, music arena and ice skating rink.

Facilities include:-

  • Bus stop outside the farmhouse to Nottingham/Mansfield (270 metres walk from CL).
  • Tram stations to Nottingham City Centre within three miles.
  • Local shop Redhill Stores within one mile, and Asda and Sainsbury's within 2 miles.
  • Lakeside restaurant (0.25 mile).
  • The Banyan Tree Indian restaurant (within 0.25 miles).
  • Seven Mile Carvery (within 2 miles).
  • The Ram Inn (within a mile).
  • The Burnt Stump Pub and restaurant (within two miles).
  • The Travellers' Rest Chef & Brewer (within 3 miles).
  • The Hutt Chef & Brewer (within 4 miles).
  • Lowdham Caravans NG14 7ES (15 minutes away).

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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GPS:
Lat 53.033963 / Lon -1.140859
OS field ref:
SK579481
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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Best thought out CL ever

Great site off a busy road but you'd not know it it is so quiet and peaceful ...it is the best thought out site we have ever experienced ...each caravan has it's own grassed large bay with shrubs and trees around and a large turning circle of woodland ...so the site is full of birds and butterflies Mr lamin is very helpful and welcoming we used tophouse as a 1st and last stop on the journey from Durham to Cornwall...great spot off the A1

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Really do not want to tell everyone about this Oasis!!

Its a spot on 5 pitch beautifully kept CL in a completely peaceful location. Everything you need is there, individual marked out large pitches, owners could not be more helpful. Open a bottle, sit back and watch the birds.

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Quite Nice CL

Stayed for 4 nights recently. Everything was as expected based upon the previous reviews I had read before going. Its main advantage for us was the frequent bus service to Nottingham and Mansfield, with the bus stop being at the bottom of the lane leading to the CL. We were on pitch 4 which received good sunshine until mid afternoon, but did back onto the rather busy lane (7am - 11pm mainly), so no sleeping problem at night. The Cls main disadvantage was the single track lane. It was a lot busier than we expected, even though its mentioned by previous users. We also met 2 vehicles during our arrival which meant squeezing the caravan up against the uncut hawthorn hedge, as neither oncoming vehicle offered to reverse back to a passing place. Hence we would not return for this reason only.

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Pleasant little hideaway haven

Just back from 3 nights here. A nice site, feels very secluded despite it's proximity to the A60. You can hear the traffic but it was not too bad and we barely noticed. Bestwood Country Park can be accessed from the site, about a 15-20 min walk to get in. The country lane beside the site and up to the park is surprisingly busy during the day and very narrow so you will need to take care if walking, or driving for that matter. You can drive up and park at the t-junction which would shorten your walk into Bestwood. A lovely site though, convenient location and well set out. We did very little but relax and chill. We did have some minor issues with ants despite making sure we did nothing to attract them, with some getting into the van and a serious looking nest over the drinking tap which was resolved with a hot kettle of water. Did not hamper us too much but was a little annoying at times. If you are in this area I would recommend this site and if we are ever this way again I would be happy to visit once more. Thank you.
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A lovely site

My wife and I stayed here during last weekends bank holiday and found the site just perfect. Access to the site off the quiet lane was great as it had a really wide gate. The pitches were divided by trees to give you privacy and the surrounding trees protected our awning from any wind. The waste disposal facility was simple but very effective in that you can simply remove a light cover and tip your waste into it without having to lift your cassette off the ground. As we arrived late, John greeted us the following morning with a smile and a leaflet describing the local amenities. We have put this on our list of sites that we would be very happy to return to.
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