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

Prices

Nearby

Supermarket notes:
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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Very poor site

We stored our caravan here for some years, from not long after it opened until last year. We visited many times and witnessed first hand as the site deteriorated in almost every aspect. Firstly, its an affiliated site. Not owned or run by the club, so thats the first warning sign. The guy that actually owns it also owns the surrounding buldings, noisy workshops and farm. Each visit felt like he had added yet another new rule to control us. Almost every alteration or update to the site is done ‘on the cheap’ using second hand materials. Scalpings for the drive areas and old gpo posts as fence posts etc. Electricity is supplied by ‘ole smokey’, the wood fired generator opposite reception, which burns old oily pallets returned to the workshop adjacent the site. We soon learnt to pitch as far as possible away, cos on a bad day with the wind in the wrong direction you could hardly breath. They also reduced the EHU supplys from 16A to 10A one year, causing no end of trips on winter visits. Something they denied, but everyone we spoke to had the same issue, which had not happened before. The site goes into lockdown at night, with massive gates lockng you in or out after 11pm. Supposedly theres no movements allowed after this. With all the driveways made of loose scalpings any movement is very noisy. My sister stayed one weekend with the rally field being used by a motoring club that continued running engines late into the night, with no sign of the wardens stepping in. Having the large storage compound along with being open all year was a great attraction to us, but again we learnt not to pitch in the rows between the entrances or next to the compund gate, as theres a constant number of vans coming and going from the compound all day every day. We used the site during the swimmng pool and chalets build, putting up with lots more noise. But were never able to use the pool due to the rediculous booking system and it’s excessive cost. Another costcutting exercise as they won’t employ a lifeguard and just open the pool for general use, so instead you buy a time slot for private use. We’d stopped using the site by the time the toilet block extension build happened, but my sister did, although it was the last straw for her, hence we removed our van from the store, and will never visit again. Almost any site is better than here. But if you do go, make sure you get a pitch as far from reception as possible. We favoured far left near the bells, which never actually bothered us. But far top right would do if youve got kids. Oh and the eggs in reception are not free range. We accidentally stumbled upon the chicken sheds on a walk one day, and they’re definitely not out in the open.
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Bit Dissapointed

This is the first CL for us. Allocated pitch which is ok but a bit unusual. The facilities had recently been renovated and were very clean. Location is good for a walk to the village which is nice, lovely pub which did good food and dog friendly. Quite close to some kind of heavy plant which was operational on the Friday and very noisy. Major disappointment was the electric hookup. Ok whilst we were the only ones plugged in but as soon as neighbours plugged in the electrics kept tripping the fuse. Couldn’t even boil a kettle and had to revert to boiling water on the gas cooker. Not really acceptable in this day and age and clearly needs upgrading.
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Ok site

Had a one night stay here. First time on a C&CC site so not sure if it’s the norm, but I’m not sure why we had to be allocated a specific pitch? The site wasn’t far from empty but there were a few motorhomes and tourers pitched together, we ended up on our own at the other end of the field! While it’s nice to have some privacy, it’s also nice to be able to say ‘hello’ to a neighbour! Apart from that, the site was clean and quiet and the dog walk was great.
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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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Site contact details

Telephone:
01572 813520
Email:
info@rutlandcaravanandcamping.co.uk