Armley Lodge Farm

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Nice spot......but.

Lovely spot. The farmer met us and showed us the facilities and where the field was. Had a nice walk around the area and a peaceful night. However in the morning we needed to take on some fresh water as our tank was empty. No sooner had I connected the hose to put water into our camper tank than the farmer appeared and said I must have enough from yesterday. I explained that we hadn’t taken any water yesterday and we needed some for the day. He allowed me some though he wasn’t happy. He told me that campers take too much and that he’s going to fix the supply so that you have to use a watering can. I was very disappointed at his miserly approach having paid £16 for the night. Shame to meet a grumpy farmer in such an idyllic place. Moved on to Dowry Farm, much nicer people.
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Perfect for a one night escape and cheap too :)

We had the opportunity for a one night away in our MH and wanted somewhere within an hours Drive from home.. The Lady on the phone did seem a little abrupt but I was pleased when we she said they'd had a cancellation and had space for one night - It's a working farm and can understand if they're busy. Mrs Blackwell face to face is lovely and welcoming Arrived & shown to the pitch, lovely, quiet small 5 van site, peaceful with young cows in the opposite field and a great view of the water, chickens roaming & friendly horses opposite the house. Electrics explained & I asked what time were were expected off Mrs Blackwell was very relaxed and said anytime - no rush. It had been raining all week and the grass needed a mow but we were very happy overall - After a bad week at work when all you want to do is relax this is a perfect quiet site - no facilities but TV reception good. When I emptied the Elsan there was no hose to 'wash out & down' - But Mr Blackwell called from the house & explained there is a tub by the tap to fill & to return back to the disposal for said purpose.. so no cross contamination. Going back again at some point with the bikes to do the full circuit of the Water :)
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Non refundable deposit

The pitch was booked January and a £45 deposit requested (although no conditions were explained) and sent. Two weeks before the holiday Mrs Blackwell ‘phoned and advised that because she had not realised that the stay included a Bank Holiday the balance would be due on arrival. Unfortunately ten days before the holiday a car ran into the back of my car. I ‘phoned the site that day and advised that, although we were hopeful of still arriving, that if they received another booking it should be accepted. It then transpired that the tow bar had been damaged and the repairer advised that towing should not be undertaken. I then considered using another car which had a tow bar but which had not been used for towing for a number of years. That proved to be impossible because the electrics were u/s. I, therefore, telephoned the site four days before the due date and explained the circumstances and advised that we would not be coming. When asked if the deposit would be refunded I received a flat refusal on the grounds that the pitch had not been re let. Whilst I expressed sympathy with the site owner because of no shows, on reflection I believe that her rigid approach to the circumstances is unreasonable and not what I would have expected; it simply penalises those who play by the rules and not those who don't. Possibly also the site owner should consider,when requesting a deposit, stating what the conditions are.
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fantastic location

We visited last month & what a fantastic location with views over Rutland Water. So peaceful and relaxing. We came to walk around the peninsula and also walked into nearby Oakham. The field was level enough for our camper & the facilities fine. There was a water point in the field but the pressure was low when we first arrived but the next day the owner had sorted that. We will return.

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Could be so much better

On arrival the owner had a very abrupt manner. The field was very uneven and unkept. Very poor elsan facilities as no separate tap from drinking water. Wasn't informed of a camping site in the next field run by same owners. Large number of tents and vehicles. The only saving grace was the fantastic view over Rutland water.This site has so much potential. We won't be returning.
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Wow, what a view!!!

Wow, what a view, the view of rutland water was amazing and watching boats etc using it was lovely to see, kept us amused for hours, looking out the window of the caravan. This is a working farm so some noise of machinery and animals was to be expected but it didn't disturb us in the slightest during our stay. The facilities were clean and meet the needs we had. The grass was a little long during our stay but again we went early in the season and it had been especially wet for a month before so it is understandable that it hasn't been cut. The road to the village near the site is narrow but passable with care. The site owners were very helpful, left us alone after showing us the site and facilities, but we're there if we needed them. The farmer had no problem pulling us off the site with his tractor in the poor weather we happened to have during our stay. Many places to visit for site seeing, shopping, walking, historical places of interest. We will be visiting this site again

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Lovely Farm Site

We were made welcome the day before we arrived, by 'phone - very much appreciated. The site is perfectly situated within Rutland Water. All of our requirements (EHU, water etc.) are all on hand. Our only regret is that we have to leave on Weds. to attend a medical appointment at home. Still, we will return for a longer stay when we can. Thanks Mrs. Blackwell for letting us enjoy your wonderful spot.

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Great CL on a working farm

We enjoyed a wonderful 8 nights here. The views are good and walking from the site was easy - we also cycled around the peninsular track and roads. The track around the perimeter of Rutland Water is easy cycling with plenty of stopping places to enjoy the views.

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Beautiful scenery at this site

Having gone to this site for the weekend we found the site owners very welcoming and friendly. Having read some of the reviews we nearly didn t go but glad we did. We had a smashing weekend the site is a lovely location. As for the chemical disposal we didn't fined it a problem phil&les

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Lovely scenery at this farm CL

Great situation, owner was friendly and welcoming, helpful with all our questions. Lovely views and walking/cycling. This is a working farm and as such was noisy - but we completely accepted this as it's a busy time of year - farm workers working late at night on the harvest. Unfortunately the chemical disposal was not pleasant - an open pit with inadequate cover.

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