Stamford Caravan Club Site

Fineshade, Stamford, Lincolnshire, NN17 3BB

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Stamford Club Site is set in a tranquil, open meadowland location surrounded by attractive woodland. The caravan park is a superb place for leisurely wanderings in lovely landscapes; birds, deer and a profusion of wild flowers will delight the senses. Within a short distance from the caravan park you have the town of Stamford - one of the most perfectly preserved stone towns in England, it has a rich history and boasts many historic medieval buildings (BBC's Middlemarch was filmed here).

Also within easy access from Stamford Club Site, you can opt for a romantic cruise on the Rutland Belle or enjoy a scenic walk along the 27 miles of Rutland Water shoreline. There are cycling paths and forest walks conveniently leading from the caravan site entrance and for garden lovers, Geoff Hamilton's horticultural legacy - Barnsdale Gardens at Oakham - are superb. Tucked away in the woods is a wildlife hide, ideal for watching birds, insects and other wildlife such as deer.

Please note: this site does not have a toilet block.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

The site is surrounded by woodland, in which there are many walks and cycle tracks. A bridleway through the forest will take you to the village of King's Cliffe (approximately 45 minutes walk), which has a pub, shop and post office.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The nearest shop is in the village of King’s Cliffe, about 4 miles away. Supermarkets are 9 miles at Stamford and Corby.

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Directions

From South: turn right off A43 (Kettering - Stamford) 7.5 miles past roundabout (junction A427 Corby) at the signpost to Fineshade, Top Lodge. Within 0.5 miles (50 yards after crossing the old railway bridge) bear left in front of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre into the site. From North: turn left off A43 (Kettering - Stamford) 2 miles past roundabout (junction A47) at the signpost to Fineshade, Top Lodge; then as above.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
NN17 3BB
GPS:
Lat 52.57463 / Lon -0.55679
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OS field ref:
SP979984
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Call connect bus services available upon request
  • Car hire on site

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Lovely site

Stamford Caravan Club Site
I don’t often leave reviews but am moved to by this site. The wardens are friendly and helpful and obviously take great pride in their site. The grounds are immaculate and the flowers (it is July when writing) are beautiful. No facilities so no comment there but the location is ideal for walking in the woods right outside the gate. This site is an hours drive from my home so will be a new favourite for a quick getaway.

Bandy64

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Reviewed on 24/07/2021 18:09

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Chilled out!

Stamford Caravan Club Site
Just a short stay over the weekend, but felt fully refreshed afterwards. We found the site staff friendly and informative and enjoyed our stay at this superb location. We will be back! If you had shower and 'green' toilet facilities, that would be even better.

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Reviewed on 14/07/2021 16:19

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Great location and very peaceful site.

Stamford Caravan Club Site
This is a lovely quiet site in a peaceful location. We wish we had been warned about the access from the main road - it's narrow with passing places and has shared access with the Forestry Commission Centre (Fineshade Wood) so it took us by surprise, in fact we thought we had gone wrong and would need to turn round. Thank goodness we saw a car and caravan approaching so we realised we were on the correct road. The site is great for walking and cycling with direct access into the woods from the site. The wardens are super friendly and very helpful - especially enjoyed their "thoughts for the day". They, along with the seasonal pitch owners, have created a delightful small garden with bench and bird feeders, together with a wild flower patch - both of which can be enjoyed by everyone. There is also direct access into the woods for the dog walk. However, as usual, it would appear that some dog owners do not read or understand the 2metre lead rule when on site and persist in allowing their dogs to roam around and urinate at will wherever the fancy takes them. It also appears that some seasonal pitch owners (who you would think would know better) are also guilty of this. We do not understand why these people think it is perfectly acceptable to allow their pets to behave in this way - maybe someone could explain their thought processes? We will certainly be returning to this lovely site in the future as there is a lot to see and do in the area. Burghley House is well worth a visit as is Rockingham Castle. Stamford is great with lots of independent shops and very nice cafes and a very useful M&S Foodhall. Rutland Water is great for walking or cycling (bikes can be hired) or just a lovely spot for a picnic. One of the most interesting aspects of our visit were the regular performances from the red kites which were clearly visible most days from the site - take your binoculars - they put on a good show. All in all we had a most enjoyable trip - this was our first visit to the area - and will certainly be back again.

GWW91

Reviewed on 13/07/2021 14:52

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SPLENDID VISIT TO FINESHADE WOOD CLUB SITE

Stamford Caravan Club Site
Well set out site with one-way driving system in place. Hardstanding pitches were a good size. Some of the grass pitches not quite so spacious (bearing in mind the 3M gap which has to be maintained between your awning and next door's car etc). Also, we fell foul of the rule to roll back awning ground sheet at regular intervals. This was only our third booking as CMC members and our first on grass. I thought I'd read the instructions but confess I missed this rule. The warden politely reminded us we must allow air onto the grass beneath the awning, and we duly did. The matter for us has been rectified and it won't happen again. However, we did notice that many of the grass pitches were in a bad way with brown patches and dying grass. Both our neighbours who left before us left yellow grass. Both, I had seen, had breathable ground sheets. The rules do not mention whether ground sheets should be breathable or not and therefore, I would expect that ALL ground sheets should be rolled back to allow air to circulate. It seems to me that not many members do so! Three of the site's pitches were 'out of use' due to being covered with white sheets to allow recovery time from previous damage. Apart from that, there are no toilet/wash facilities but this is not a problem if you have them 'onboard' and the service points were immaculate. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful; the man (whose name I did not get) went out of his way to give me information I requested. We had a very good stay and wouldn't hesitate to visit again. We cycled round Rutland Water and got absolutely delicious freshly baked bread from Kings Cliffe down the road. Stamford is also very nice.

DG60

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Reviewed on 12/07/2021 21:27

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Lovely site but Inconsiderate vanners

Stamford Caravan Club Site
Very friendly relief wardens. Lovely wooded site with lovely walks. Stamford Oakham and Oundle all worth a visit. No toilet block but no big deal. The biggest disappointment are inconsiderate vanners who constantly thought it was acceptable to walk thru peoples pitches just to save a few steps. Dog owners who persist in using long leads with no intention of walking there dogs off site but any piece of grass whether it’s in front of someone else’s can … even if they’re eating supper.. let their dogs toilet. Many openly using their own pitches as a dog toilet.. but we’ve cleaned up… of course that makes it all okay. No regards for those using pitch after them. It’s becoming an acceptable practice on CAMC & a disgusting one. Shame on you!

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Reviewed on 16/06/2021 17:30

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01780 444617

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Site information

Service point and waste disposal facilities are available and open for use. In order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.