Stretton Lakes

Great North Road, Stretton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QS

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Stretton Lakes CL is situated within 120 acres of farmland in the county of Rutland. Six fishing lakes have been created over the past 40 years to create an idyllic setting surrounded by woodland and open farmland. Each lake side pitch has electric hook up with own water supply, overlooking the picturesque Rutland countryside.

Our Fishing lakes are well stocked with coarse fish such as Common, Ghost and Mirror carp, Tench Bream, Roach and Rudd, all within a short walk from your pitch.

We also have six luxury round log cabins which are situated on the southerly edge of Stretton Wood, this 100 acre ancient woodland is teeming with fallow deer and woodland birds, take a walk through the wood or just relax in the comforts of your caravan.

Our CL site is an excellent base for visiting the surrounding countryside, we are equal distance of 7 miles from two market towns, Stamford and Oakham, also Melton Mowbray a short drive away.

Oakham is best know for Rutland Water.  Rutland Water has an international reputation for sailing, trout fishing and bird watching and all these activities are open to day visitors, It is the site of the first breeding ospreys in England for 150 years.  The osprey can be seen flying most days between April and September, it is also the home of the British Bird Watching Fair each August.  It has a 25-mile circular track for walking and you can hire a cycle or bring your own.  Oakham is rich in history and character, Oakham is a bustling lively market town. The market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday in the Market Place. There is a wide variety of stalls selling fruit & vegetables, fish and cheeses, bread, clothes, household goods and plants.

Stamford is famous for Burghley House and the Burghley horse trails which is the premiere equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar. Burghley House is the largest and grandest house of the Elizabethan age and has the finest example of Elizabethan architecture. Regular events are held throughout the year at Burghley.

Stamford is renowned for its historical, architecture. Declared a conservation area in 1967 and is proclaimed as "the finest stone town in England".

Specialist shops include china, wholefoods, confectionery, quality boutiques, interior design, art galleries, antiques, bookshops, crafts and giftware together with major high-street retailers and a wide choice of cafes, restaurants, inns and tearooms. Stamford local market day is Friday.

Local Pubs and Restaurants

The Jackson Stops – 0.5 mile from Stretton lakes in the village of Stretton, Modern British Cuisine in a beautiful thatched oak beamed setting.

The Olive Branch -0.5 mile from Stretton Lakes in the village of Clipsham, The Olive Branch is very proud to have been awarded the Michelin Pub of the Year 2008, Good Pub Guide Inn of the Year 2008, and also UK pub of the year 2014

The Wheatsheaf – 2.5 miles from Stretton Lakes in the Picturesque village of Greetham. The Wheatsheaf also have an excellent selection of beers and local cask ales.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • Working farm

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Our Covid 19 retreat.

We have just returned from our third stay this year at this lovely cl site. Nice and quiet although if the wind is in the wrong direction you can just hear a light rushing sound from the passing traffic on the A1..This never bothered us at all. Due to the Covid 19 we have not traveled away as far as we would normally. When we first booked this cl we saw that they had the fishing on site.I had not fished for many many years.With a quick trip to our local Tackle shop we were soon ready to go (we had a great time) some big fish in these lakes if you have the skills to get them out. £15 a night with 16amp electric,fishing included,a real bargain! All the other reports say it all so I will sign off. Would we visit again! YES if we can get in it's always booked up so get in early. Roll on 2021.
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Peaceful break in lovely surroundings

We had never been to this site before although we had been in the area. Really good access to the site, I had read some reviews which said the first part of the single road to the site was bumpy but it turned out to be a very short section and it really wasn’t that bad! Really easy access to the site, there are some log cabins nestled behind trees and bushes sitting next to a large lake. As we drove up to the CL site you pass the rally site, only 5 caravans/motorhomes allowed and right next to a lake, the CL site was a little further on, again next to another lake, really beautiful surroundings, there is a fairly newly planted woods which you have full access to belonging to the forestry commission for public use. The CL site was very well served, the electricity supply is 16 amps so we were not forever tripping it out! There was a water tap between 2 of us, we had a double connector so was able to be plumbed straight in as was our neighbour. Just a short walk away was the toilet disposal point and dustbin (no recycling facility just the 1 dustbin). The CL site was big enough that you were not all bunched together with lovely views from the caravan. There is also a gravel path in front of the caravans and although we had some heavy rain we were able to pull our caravan out without getting stuck. I think the rally site maybe a little bit more boggy as it is lower. There are several lakes scattered around and there is fishing available for the lodges and caravans, also day fishers but despite this it was very peaceful and tranquil. I believe the owner does drive round at times so you can pay him directly, we walked up to the farm house and paid directly, just to note the bungalow you pass as you enter the site is not the farmhouse, that is further on, the farmhouse is straight ahead and the rally and CL sites are off to the left. There are plenty of places in the local area to visit. We had fish & chips one night from Cottesmore (Approx 3 - 4 miles) which we would highly recommend, we also had Sunday lunch in the same village at the Sun Inn, we had an excellent meal, helpful, friendly staff and lovely quaint surroundings, again can highly recommend. We could not really fault anything, in these difficult Covid 19 times we had a relaxing break and felt safe in all the establishments we visited.

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Lovely site :)

Stayed for 2 nights, on a thursday and friday. Lovely quiet location with fishing lakes and plenty of walks. Rained most of the day on friday so didnt get to see and do as much as we would've liked although did venture into Oakham for a look around, and had a meal at the Jackson Stops in Stretton in the evening which was very nice. You can walk dogs straight from site by going down the drive and turning right into a large fenced area. Didnt see owners at all but that suited us fine. Was easy to find bins and CDP, then we just dropped the money through their door before leaving. Would definitely recommend, and we will definitely return- hopefully with some better weather next time!
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Excellent site

When you approach and see the green advertising board this is where you turn in, don't wait for one with an arrow. The track is a bit bumpy to start with but not a problem if driving slowly. Pitches are all grass, flat and have water. Views across the fishing lakes are lovely. Lots of great paths for walking the dogs, no need to drive elsewhere. 20 minute walk across a field to the local pub, Jackson Stops. Excellent food and service. Olive pub is just less than a mile, we only had a drink here, a bit more upmarket and will try the food next time we come, Oakham a short drive for local shops and coop. Stamford a nice place to visit too. Found a Sam Smiths pub here, a bit of Yorkshire Peaceful lovely setting
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We arrived with rain and left with rain the days in-between were gorgeous sunny peaceful with friendly people all about you look out on to the lakes lovely walk along fields to local pub slow walk back just idilic only grumble is the first part of drive way very rough. The owners very friendly we came before the new setting and loved the site now it much better will be back
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