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Peace and tranquility

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Always a Lovely Stay at College Farm

Not a hard choice to return to this lovely well run CL in a very pretty and interesting part of the UK. The CL is tucked away in the small village of Alkborough, almost where the River Trent joins the Humber Estuary, and hence is a dream location for birdwatchers and wildlife spotters. RSPB Blacktoft Sands is over the Trent, but Alkborough Flats right under the CL, and farmed by the lovely Ogg family are just as interesting. An evening cycle ride saw us encounter an Otter, Avocets and Egrets, and a brief glimpse of a Cuckoo. The pitches themselves are four hardstanding and one grass pitch, all spacious with individual EHU points, and a picnic bench. All are located in a pretty landscaped area, bordered by a well fenced meadow, and accessed through the tidy farmyard. We found the pitches level, and an easy short few metres to both water tap and Elsan point. There are now 3 brand new and very nice looking Glamping Pods sited in an adjacent area, ideal for non Member friends and family. The mix of different accommodation proved a very friendly experience, everyone certainly got along very well during our visit. College Farm also has the added bonus of a lovely Tearoom elsewhere on the farm, serving delicious food and drinks, currently open Thursdays to Sundays. Alkborough village and it’s lovely church are well worth exploring. There are numerous pleasant walks and cycle rides direct from the CL, so it’s great for dog owners, walkers and cyclists. Places of interest close by include Normanby Hall, Thornton Abbey Gatehouse (EH), Humber Bridge and access to Hull, Beverly etc.... Lincoln and Lincolnshire coast are an easy few miles further on. Overall, this is a really lovely CL, well organised and run by a very nice welcoming family, in a beautiful and quiet location. Pitches have reliable electrics and good wifi, plenty of space. No shop in the village of Alkborough, but well stocked village shop in Winteringham nearby. Slightly further on, a Co op in Winterton, full retail facilities in both Scunthorpe and Barton Upon Humber.

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