Skylark Barn

Newstead Lane, Belmesthorpe, Rutland, PE9 4JQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Welcome to Skylark Barn. Situated less than 3 miles from the Historic Market town of Stamford, voted the best place to live in the UK a few years back. The Bluebell pub in Belmesthorpe is within walking distance from the CL and there are plenty of places in Stamford that would deliver takeaways if needed. There are also many local walks from Skylark Barn.

Local daytrips out could include Burghley House in Stamford (horse trials August Bank Holiday, the house, gardens and grounds to be explored year round), Rutland Water (cycling/birds/water-sports/mini beach etc) 9 miles, Fineshade Wood (cycling/walking/nature) 12 miles, Belton House in Grantham (children's play area/gardens/walks/the house - National Trust owned) 26 miles, Nene Valley Railway (for steam/diesel train enthusiasts) 12 miles, Ferry Meadows (country park with water-sports) 17 miles, Grimsthorpe Castle 11 miles and in the summer our local outdoor theatre at Tolethorpe (5 minute drive away) offers Shakespeare productions.

Skylark Barn is a new 5 grass pitch set on level ground on approximately an acre of a larger field with panoramic countryside views over the Gwash valley. It is a peaceful site with many birds visiting ... skylarks and red kites to name a couple and once our newly planted trees mature we hope to enjoy a few more. There are horses on the approach to the site (not to be fed). We are a child and dog friendly site but ask that dogs are kept on leads whilst on site. We are open all year. Each pitch has an electric hook up and is demarcated by newly planted laurel hedging and each pitch has a shared apple tree. Access is through an electric gate for security and peace of mind. We will give you an access code when you book.

The neighbouring village of Ryhall can be reached by a small gentle stroll across the river meadows where 2 further pubs and a post office/village shop and children play area can be reached.

It is a family run site and we will do our best to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and hope it becomes your personal country retreat for many years. We welcome any practical advice that you may have on how we can improve our site further.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

Minimum stay 3 nights (applies school holidays)

0.6 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 52.6777747 / Lon -0.460285
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Stamford
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Stamford
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Scenery, skylarks and Stamford - perfect!

Skylark Barn
This is a lovely site to discover the pleasing gently rolling landscape in this part of Lincolnshire, and to explore Stamford on foot. It is well named for the "exultation" of skylarks that fills the air. Helen came to warmly welcome us and share helpful local knowledge. The pitches are large and level along the edge of a meadow with a mown track around the perimeter making a reasonable dog walk, with views towards Stamford. The network of footpaths were our reason for spending two nights here and enabled us to explore the pretty villages of Belmesthorpe and Ryhall between showers on our first evening, and to fulfill a long held wish to visit Stamford the next day. Leaflets in the information shed were useful in planning the route. After the bustle of Stamford we followed the course of the disused Welland canal through a nature reserve to Uffington and stopped off at the delightful Bertie Arms, before walking through peaceful country back to Skylark Barn. Apart from a tolerable amount of traffic on Newstead Lane during morning and afternoon rush hours, this was the perfect site to relax and unwind watching red kites while the sun set.

Cygnetory

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Reviewed on 09/06/2024 07:34

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Lovely rural setting with huge sky and lovely sunsets

Skylark Barn
We stayed here for seven nights. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The grass pitches drain very well and are large and flat. Mains power is metered - a very good system in our opinion. There is an adequate electricity allowance included in the pitch fee which we only just exceeded over the week, so you only pay for the excess. The CL is secured with an electric gate - a good feature. The location is near the lovely villages of Ryhall and Belmesthorpe where there are several pubs in easy reach. Stamford is nearby and well worth a day's visit. There is also easy access to A1 north and south and we did visit a number of places wider afield such as Belton House (NT) Rutland Water and Oakham. The views from the site are lovely, especially the beautiful sunsets. Helen provides detailed guidance on the approach through Stamford but you can alternatively avoid Stamford by coming off the A1 north or south and taking a minor road to Ryhall. This CL is relatively new and we think it is a gem that will only get better as it matures. Raymond

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Reviewed on 02/08/2023 11:43

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Skylark Barn
Visited for 3 nights over school holidays. Great site,good size pitches with lovely views. Large dog walk on site. Nice walks to village(10 mins),Stamford(1hr) and Uffington(45mins-Bertie Arms pub very nice). Easy to find on edge of village with security gate as well. 10kw electric is included in the pitch price per night-we used our quota over 4 nights,so you would need to be economical in the winter if heating is on,although we did cook on electric. Each pitch has an isolator switch/meter in the information hut,and you take a photo of meter on arrival and departure to work out if you owe anymore-very simple process and you can leave money in the postbox or pay by BACS. Overall a very nice site in a great location,but I would be wary in cold snaps,as could get expensive!.

tractorboy54

Reviewed on 09/06/2023 09:37

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We stayed for 3 nights and were not disappointed.We chose this site on previous reviews and they were very accurate, the site is level with nice views and quiet.It is only a couple of miles from Stamford and a short walk to the village pub which serves good food and fine ale! We will return soon!

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Reviewed on 11/04/2023 19:13

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Skylark Barn
We stayed in our motorhome for three nights in early July, on the way home after a month on the road. First time I have booked and kept in touch by text - very easy and quick, could set a trend! The site has huge flat pitches, set well apart, with great views and lovely sunsets. And skylarks. Courtney came to welcome us and gave us loads of information about walks and the local area. We were lucky with the weather and did a super walk which took in Uffington, a path along the disused canal (now a nature reserve) and into Stamford. Lots to see and lots of cafes and eating places, easy to see why the town is popular with film makers. Walking from the CL to Stamford across fields takes about 40 minutes. On our second day we cycled to Burghley House and spent a couple of hours in their splendid gardens. The ticket is valid for a year so we might have to visit again. The last stop before going home from a long trip can be a bit of a downer, but not here - thank you. As per the previous review, there could be an additional charge for electricity if you use more than the allowance, but it was plenty for us.

MabelWinifred

Reviewed on 16/07/2022 16:08

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