Hill Crest Farm

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

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Hill Crest Farm is on the edge of a quiet Nottinghamshire village but only a mile from the A1 and within 200 yards of a fine coaching inn, a bistro pub, a high quality Indian restaurant, a luxury spa and access to many local walks. The site is ideal for those wanting a relaxing break but with the option to be active. A former horse pasture of around 6 acres adjacent to the main house and stables has been turned into a quiet site with requisite facilities.

For those wanting to stretch their legs a little, the Chesterfield canal offers lovely walks to the country town of Retford or beyond. Historic gravel quarrying has now left a legacy of beautiful fishing lakes and country parks all within a mile or so and the adjacent village of Blyth contains an Activities Centre with archery, crossbow, axe and knife throwing, shooting, zombie apocalypse training etc.

If you need accommodation for friends or relatives, the farmhouse offers 2 luxury en suite king and super-king bedrooms which overlook the pasture. Other facilities such as bicycles, barbecue, games etc. are available upon request and Mick and Lyndis, the owners, will do their best to help.

Although the site is not overlooked and therefore quiet and private, we ask that noise is kept to a minimum and the playing of any music or loud activities at 'quiet' times does not become intrusive to others' enjoyment. Hill Crest Farm has been our home for well over twenty years and we hope you will enjoy being here as much as we do.

Facilities on site ...

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

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Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

2 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 53.351538 / Lon -1.006144
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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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SECOND WEEKEND AWAY

It was away our second trip out in our first ever motorhome and we decided to give a CL a try. As we wanted to show our 'Van' off to family who lived in Lincolnshire, we chose Hill Crest Farm because of its location (1 hour journey from them) and had somewhere to have lunch. What a good choice it was too. We stayed for two nights and Mick and Lyndis couldn't have done enough to make our stay a great experience. The facilities are excellent and even though the area had suffered from heavy rain and some roads flooded the field wasn't affected at all. On the Saturday morning we got the bus into Retford and walked back along the Chesterfield Canal. A pleasurable walk which took us just over an hour. When our family members arrived we took them to the White Horse for lunch, which was excellent. On this trip we didn't try Yash the Indian and only popped to Ye Olde Bell for a quick pint but we will definitely give them a try next time. We look forward to a return trip to Hillcrest Farm to check out more of the area.

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5 Star Fantastic Rugby Weekend

We have just returned from a two night stay in our caravan at this immaculately presented and maintained site. We totally agree with the previous reviews that the facilities are outstanding and the surroundings both beautiful and tranquil. We had probably more than our our fair share of rain but there were no problems at all with drainage, especially considering this is a grass pitch. It had been recently mown and was very well tended and level. Lyndis and Mike were extremely welcoming and friendly, offering all the help they could. They met us as we arrived in the pouring rain and personally showed us to our immaculate and huge pitch, in the darkness. The nearby Indian restaurant/takeaway and pubs are very friendly and really are just round the corner. At the White Horse, the food was delicious, especially the outstanding specialty Steak and Ale pie and the portions very generous. A little pricey but thoroughly enjoyable. Being able to take our dog into the White Horse was a welcomed bonus. Only open for a short time, the site has already surpassed the expectations of a CL. Spacious, maintained to a very high standard and very secure, we will definitely be returning and would highly recommend it to explore the beautiful surrounding area.
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Lovely site

Fab little site, pubs and restaurant close by. Mike and Lyndis are doing a wonderful job and are extremely welcoming. We will definitely be returning
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Just spent two nights with our friends at Hill Crest Farm CL site We met both Mike and Lyndis and found them very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Considering that the site has only been open for a few weeks it is well organised with many facilities not normally found on a CL. There is plenty of space for five caravans all of which have 16amp hook. Mike told us we could park near the barn which was ideal. The toilet is spotless and a drying room is being planned so watch this space. As previously mentioned by others there are two pubs and we found the Indian restaurant excellent all of which are within a less than 5 minutes walk. We walked down the road and through the woods to the canal which provides a nice flat route to the centre of Retford which I think took a about 90 minutes gentle walking. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to return soon

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Great gem of a site

what a great little site. Both for location, whats available and the helpfulness of Mike & Lyndis. Nothing was too much trouble and the little touches they have applied to the site make it feel like visiting family. Even the key to the electric gates had a torch for a key ring. The field itself is relatively level with a little outdoor snug area to the bottom of the field for "quiet times". There is also a table at the side of the barn for use by occupants. They toilet had a collection of face/hand towels for use by the people on site. We made use of the local footpaths and walks within the field with our dog, all of which where secure. We also went to the local pub and Indian restaurant for food. Both of which should be visited if you have the time. Thanks Mike & Lyndis for sharing your home and letting others see how perfect it is. Thanks also for all your help and hospitality. We will see you again.

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