Rutland Caravan and Camping Site (REF : XRU)

Park Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7FN

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Rutland Caravan and Camping Site is a family run holiday destination set in the heart of lovely Rutland, offering you the superb opportunity to explore England's smallest county and a location renowned for its picturesque villages and towns. The caravan site is adjacent to the village of Greetham, through which the Viking Way and various other footpath networks pleasantly meander. The village offers three traditional pubs serving hearty food, as well as fun activities which include tennis and badminton courts, a bowling green, pentanque, football, cricket and a children's play area.

Golfing enthusiasts staying at the Rutland Caravan and Camping Site are spoilt for choice with one of Rutland's finest clubs nearby. Greetham Valley boasts two 18-hole courses, a 9-hole 3 par course, driving range, club house and excellent Pro Shop. Rutland certainly lives up to its motto 'Multim in Parvo', which means 'Much in Little'. Rutland Water, within easy reach of the caravan park, offers sailing, cycling, fishing, rock climbing, as well as a fine nature reserve.

Things to do on site ...

  • Games room
  • Play area
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Dog washing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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4 miles

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Directions

From A1: turn onto B668 (signposted Greetham). At the crossroads on the outskirts of Greetham village turn right into the road signposted Thistleton. Within 0.75 mile turn left into site. From Oakham: continue through Greetham village on the B668. At crossroads turn left into the road signposted Thistleton then left into site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LE15 7FN
GPS:
Lat 52.723962 / Lon -0.631954
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OS field ref:
SK925149
OS map ref:
130
Handbook map ref:
J7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Oakham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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The bells, the bells!

We stayed in August and the site was more than half empty when we arrived. We were asked if we minded church bells and said no as we live in a town where Sunday ringing, visiting ringers, weddings and bell practice is the norm. However, they didn’t mean church bells, they meant the church clock. Loudly, on the hour, every hour day and night. And we were on the pitch nearest to the church. Our church turns the bells off at night, as do most churches. Avoid the pitches at the bottom of the site unless you bring earplugs. We had already booked a pitch on the adult only side and friends in two camper vans then booked later to join us and were told the adult side was full. When we arrived we asked if we could be nearby, but were told no. So they were on one side of the site and we were as far as possible on the other. This was disappointing especially when the site was so empty. Two days later, on the Sunday, it was just about full for that one day, but I would have thought any normal helpful person could have rearranged the pitches. The staff here are not helpful or approachable. The toilet block on the adult side is seriously in need of replenishment and updating - unless you use the newer side but even there the ‘posh’ chairs are showing their age. The lovely flower beds haven’t been looked after this year apart from a bit of light weeding. This is not our first visit to the site (previously we’ve been much further up the site away from the bell), and its sad to see it going downhill.

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Visit with Grandchildren

Site well situated for Rutland Water. Play area for children was good. Facilities of good standard. Swimming pool voted great because we were able to reserve as a family for sole use. Small cafe on site was an unexpected bonus. Short walk to village for shop and pubs.
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One we will visit again

We stayed here for a couple of days specifically to visit Stamford and Burghley House, both of which will need further visits to appreciate all there is on offer. We loved the site. We were on the adults side, which was probably less than half full, although it was the week before August Bank Holiday. We liked the wide green area around the wash block, with its pretty planting and felt that it gave an air of space and light to the site. The wash block was impressive. We have stayed on sites in a number of European countries and several within the UK and felt that these were amongst the best facilities we had seen. We particularly liked the large shower/sink/toilet rooms which meant that you could do everything in one place without moving from area to area. Much more pleasant than the usual CMC facilities. Heated floors made for extra comfort. One of the rooms which I used had a couple of hooks missing and, in general, more hooks would always be welcome - but that is true of pretty well every site we have ever been on. The walk to the village was pleasant and easy to find and we had a lovely meal in The Plough on our first night. We were lucky to get a table, as I think we were a bit early, but it is a very small dining room, so people seem to book. We noticed that the other pub, The Wheatsheaf, had its telephone number on a board outside, but we didn't get the chance to try it out - perhaps next time. The only down side was the smell from fields which had obviously just been dressed prior to ploughing, but we live in the country too and accept that it's a working environment. Pleasant wardens, although I must admit to having problems with the accent of the warden who booked us in, who seemed to speak quite fast, but that's not his problem - it's mine! We didn't bring our dogs this time, because of the places we wanted to visit, but we thought that they would love the dog walking area and we would bring them on another trip. All in all a lovely couple of days and we will come again, especially as it is less than 2 hours from home. We didn't use the pool by the way and wouldn't have done so even if it had been free.

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Pleasant well kept site

The road on approach to the site has been widen there is a few pot holes that need filling. We was welcomed by staff I found them friendly in the reception, there was one staff member that rode round the site on his bike on evening that we found wasn’t friendly and rude we said hello but it was to much trouble to make conversation with us.. we stayed on the adult only side we did think the grass in between pitches is small and there isn’t any hedges. The toilet block is very clean I give it 5* large toilet cubicle I used the rooms with toilet/ sink/ toilet in no problem plenty of hot water. The site is in the country so you get different noises going off and for the church bells you get used to them it’s not the sites fault it’s there. Plenty of walks straight from the site, make sure you go in the pub called The Plough for a meal lovely meals best book though..
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Looks Good But Needs WOrk

We stayed for two nights. It was very noisy, apart from the church bells which are part of the character, the adjacent farms and industry was noisy during the day, and at night there were several campers with televisions in awnings on loudly until past 11 with no sign of this being policed. If it had been one person I would have spoken to them myself, however it seemed to be accepted practice. Nice childrens play area but expensive pool (£4 per adult for 30 mins). The shower and toilet facilities had peeling paint and rusty radiators that were on full blast even though the day time temperature outside was 30degC. I mentioned this at reception, they said 'thats the way the owner has it, thats the way it is'. You would think the opportunity to save on heating bills during hot would be attractive to the owner, not to mention the social responsibility to save energy. The surrounding area once you leave site is lovely as is Greetham Village itself, its a shame that something seems to have happened here as older reviews are favorable, but more recent visitors have found it disappointing. Not the standard I would look for from a C&MC affiliated site.
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Telephone:
01572 813520
Email:
info@rutlandcaravanandcamping.co.uk