Dukeries Retreat at Hill Crest Farm

Old London Road, Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Dukeries Retreat at Hill Crest Farm is on the edge of a quiet Nottinghamshire village but only a mile from the A1 and within 100 yards of a fine coaching inn, a bistro pub, a high quality Indian restaurant, a luxury spa and access to many local walks and the Chesterfield Canal.

The site is ideal for those wanting a relaxing break but with the option to be active. A former horse pasture of more than 6 acres adjacent to the main house and stables has been turned into a peaceful and picturesque site with heated toilet facilities and shower; laundry with drying facility; camp kitchen and hot water pot sink; extra fridge/freezer capacity if required; games room including bar football, darts, DVD and book library; dog-walking field and exclusive discounts to local pub, hotel and Indian restaurant. Also available is VIP caravanning which includes personal bathroom, luxury hot tub and firepit with swing-over cooking griddle, your own decking and seating. Kiln-dried split logs and fire-starter packs are offered with these. Bring your own sausages!

For those wanting to stretch their legs, the area has numerous picturesque walks and the pretty market towns of Bawtry and Retford are close by.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

6 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 53.351538 / Lon -1.006144
OS field ref:
SK662842
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Retford, Bawtry, Gainsborough, Doncaster Airport
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: N/A
  • Nearest train station: Retford
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Dukeries Retreat at Hill Crest Farm
We opted for the VIP Caravan without private facilities as we used our own shower and toilet facilities but the communal toilet is very clean and one of the best we have stayed at. The hot tub was brilliant and Michael can provide the firewood and firelighters if you don't bring your own like us ! We had a lovely weekend and the dogs loved the walks which we did on the Saturday down the Chesterfield Canal which is a short walk away. It took us about an hour and a half to walk to Retford and although we spent longer in Retford we caught the bus back to the site as it was going dark. Stopped off for a drink at the local pub/hotel Ye Olde Belle which is a lovely place and if you mention you are staying on the Retreat you get discount at the bar. Although dogs are not allowed inside the pub you can sit outside the covered heated area and enjoy a tipple. Will certainly be back again soon and is only about half an hour from home but still worth a visit for total relaxation. A lot or car and thought has gone into this lovely CL/Retreat and it shows.

HELEN F REASBECK

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Reviewed on 22/11/2021 14:45

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Dukeries Retreat at Hill Crest Farm
Spacious well drained fairly level site. Mine hosts are very friendly and helpful. The toilet block (new) is immaculate. Access is good and the surrounding area is very picturesque. Waste area is also immaculate. I cant really think of a negative thing to say: couldn't recommend it more.

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Reviewed on 11/10/2021 16:09

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Absolute Bliss. We Love This Place

Dukeries Retreat at Hill Crest Farm
We have just got home having spent the last 6 nights at Dukeries Retreat with our 3 dogs. The owners, Mick and Lyndis, go above and beyond the call of duty. They were absolute lifesavers when we had a fault with our heating system, lending us a heater, and use of their utility room for washing up, until we could get our fault sorted. Without this, our holiday would’ve been ruined. The site itself is picture perfect. Beautiful views of the local hills and forests, and incredibly peaceful. If you love the sound of birds in song, then this is the site for you. Some of the facilities have been upgraded since we last visited. There’s a new Elsan disposal point at the edge of the CL, and some new EHU points. If you’re ever heading to the South Yorkshire/East Midlands area, or just after a few days peace and tranquility then we would definitely recommend Dukeries Retreat.

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Reviewed on 20/04/2021 14:46

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A wonderful site — great birthday.

Dukeries Retreat at Hill Crest Farm
This is the second time we have been to this site and it will not be the last. Our son has a camper van and this site is convenient to both of us. We planned to have a birthday lunch (6 of us to align with government regulations) and I had purchased a gazebo. It was very windy and Lyndis suggested that we used the games room. She even supplied a table and table cloth for us. The local public house supplied the Take Out Food — it was wonderful. Michael and Lyndis, just made us so welcome. This site is well kept and Covid secure. We will be back to this wonderful CL, with the large field where you can sit and relax.

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Reviewed on 14/10/2020 09:06

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We stayed here at the beginning of August on our way up to the Border Country. We'd had a great day at Clumber Park National Trust - just down the road. Very impressive entrance to the site. Once in, we received a great welcome from our hosts and pitched up on a rather wonderful field as the sun went down. Facilities were extremely well kept and included Covid secure things. We will definitely stop off again sometime on our long journeys up and down the A1. Thank you (belatedly!).

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Reviewed on 11/10/2020 16:02

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