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
OS field ref:
TF041100
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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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Skylark Barn
We stayed on pitch 1 from 9th to 13th September 2021 and could have stayed for a month if able. Amazingly peaceful and so well situated. Izzy and George were the first to greet us that evening followed later by Courtney and Helen. We were made so welcome and the children were so entertaining, especially George! We really can't add to the other 5 star reviews as they pretty much covered everything, and look forward to revisiting the site next year. Thank you for a great stay Mike and June

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Reviewed on 04/10/2021 13:31

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New site with hosts that are very welcoming. Tranquility and beautiful views are the order of the day here. For some reason when I search on CAMC site around Rutland and Stamford it does not show but a google search finds it?!? The only negative comment would be that we had only booked two nights, would happily stay here longer. Highly recommend to all and we wish Helen and Courtney all the success for the future x

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Reviewed on 21/09/2021 20:54

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A Beautiful Place to 'Go To', not Drive Through!

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My husband and I arrived at this site intending to stay the night or possibly 2. It turned out we stayed 5 and would have remained longer had it been possible to accommodate us...we loved this place! We enjoyed to site enormously, Helen couldn't have been more helpful, recommending places to visit, supplying us with routes and maps. These were added to by Courtney and every single recommendation turned out to be everybit as interesting, beautiful and immersed in wildlife as we could have imagined. The campsite provided the excellent base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, towns, villages and magnificient churches. We walked along footpaths into Stamford, a stunning town with history, fine architecture, stunning churches and well served with cafes (fantastic Scandi cafe for excellent coffee), bakeries (Henderson's is exceptional) and a Friday market, one of the best we've enjoyed. Local produce is excellent and after we'd shopped, we tore into our french stick, tiny pizzas and quiches from Mormor's Swedish Kitchen (a stall which made faire from 'renound' London bakeries pale into insignificance!) and incredible pork pies from Nelson's butchers, all eaten following a walk around the beautiful water meadows in the heart of town. We thought Burghley House would be interesting, it's jaw dropping! We delighted in walking through the estate (vehicular and pedestrian gates close 'officially' at 6pm), seeing the rooftops of the house appear over the hill (when entering on foot from Stamford) and then watching the magnificent house slowly come into full view. Walking around the exterior of this Elizabethian masterpeice made for a memorable afternoon in its own right but we had to come back the next day to explore the interior and gardens...worth every penny of the entrance fee. Only by going inside can you end your visit in the Orangery Restaurant/ cafe and we've never enjoyed afternoon tea so much surrounded by lavender and roses whilst listening to the sound of water trickling down the water feature in the centre of the pond. The end to a perfect day extended well into the afternoon however, returning to Skylark barn to watch the sun set over the fields and the skylarks rise and fall over the fields late into the evening. The Bluebell pub (Caroline and Aubrey), 10 minutes walk away is a welcoming and traditional country pub with a good range of beers and quality meals, Anything this campsite lacked in terms of its newness was more than compensated by the view and the lovely family who run it. We wanted to stay longer, Helen and Courtney were superb hosts and their children Isabel, George and Winston great characters...one of them needs to write a book when they 'grow up', their childhood strikes us as idylic!! Thank you one and all, we look forward to returning and resuming our explorations of the magnificent county that is Rutland!

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Reviewed on 05/07/2021 22:40

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It was great to find this newly opened CL and we were Helen's first customer to book for 4-6th June 2021. We would definately stay here again if in the area. We were lucky to have lovely weather and watched a beautiful sunset. Plenty of area for dog exercising on the field. Helen was very friendly and gave us plenty of information on the locality and places to visit further afield. This is a good CL and will be even better when planting to divide pitches grows further and improvement is made to the grass on the pitches. Thank you Pauline & Kevin

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Reviewed on 12/06/2021 19:59

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What a great find!

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Glorious views, and beautiful bird song. Really peaceful stay, we extended our stay as it was so relaxing. we watched several beautiful sunsets from our pitch. very easy/wide access to the site & to the pitch with our caravan. there’s a barrier with a keypad to make the site feel secure. All pitches are on short grass have electric and are very spacious. If only all pitches in the CAM club were this size! Helen & Courtney are very helpful & friendly and they pop up to see you’ve settled in okay. The site is situated on a huge field which is great for wondering round with the dog (on the lead). There are several food shops only a couple of miles drive away if you need supplies. The Bluebell Inn pub has a lovely outdoor seating area, it’s only 2 minute walk away from the site. The locals were very chatty and welcoming. There’s a footpath nearby, where you can see sheep, goats, horses, pigs & alpacas. We will definitely come to stay again.

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Reviewed on 31/05/2021 09:30

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