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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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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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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Delightful CL site

We used this as a stop over on our way down to Lincolnshire. Just a mile or so from the A1. Mike and Lyndis are very welcoming and helpful. Lovely quiet site with very good facilities. We parked close to the outbuilding and used the electric hook up in there. Lovely site if you have dogs, plenty of room to let them have a run around. The local pub, The White Horse was very good too, we didn’t eat but I bet the food was good. It was so tempting to order an Indian take away from Yash that we just had to, it was delicious! We stayed here again on our way back up to Yorkshire and enjoyed a few more drinks at the White Horse and another Yash take away. Can highly recommend this site.

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Very pleasant stopover for Sundown Adventureland

Arrived in a motor home and used the field entrance which involved leaving the vehicle in the country lane close to a bend whilst my wife undid the padlocked gates, so I would recommend using the main electric gates as a safer option. Excellent friendly welcome from Michael who couldn’t do enough for us to make our stay welcome. A nice flat site with plenty of room away from the road, so very quiet and the free wi fi was a bonus. Very modern toilet facility and some outbuildings which the owners are developing for a shower block and children’s play den. Easy walking distance to the village with 2 pubs and an Indian restaurant, we tried The White Horse which did good food. In summary it is a lovely site, run by lovely people with plans to improve the facilities over time and we would definitely recommend and return ourselves in the future.
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Lovely stop off with a friendly welcome

We stayed for 2 nights when attending a nearby wedding. The site is just a couple of hundred yards walk to a village pub, Indian restaurant and the lovely Old Bell hotel/restaurant. it's only a few minutes off The A1 so would be a good stop off for people doing a long journey. The photo doesn't do the site justice as iit catches the evening sun on a nice day. Plenty of space to pitch and they own several acres, so it's great for exercising dogs. Mick and Lyndis were very welcoming and treated us like family friends. There's plenty to do in the area so we may well return, even without the excuse of a wedding.

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