Grove Farm CL

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Excellent Level Rally Field behind CL

The Leicestershire Centre held a rally here last weekend. We were wondering whether the site owners would call the rally off because of the rain we had during the week, but we were amazed when we arrived, the ground was firm with no hint of the rain we had had - ideal for a rally field. Chris and Jan were very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Easy walk via footpaths or the road to the Plough Inn at Hickling, where the meals were excellent value and staff friendly. Nice local walks from the site to the Grantham Canal and Colston Bassett village. CL was secure and well looked after as was the general area of the farm.

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Peaceful site

What an excellent site, the owners Chris and Jan are really friendly and really made us welcome. The site is extremely well maintained with the grass really closely mown and no grass cuttings either as these are removed. The site access is easy and secure with a locked access gate. There are plenty of different activities fairly close by including Belvoir Castle, The National Watersports Centre, Clumber park, Nottingham and Leicester City, and the Space Centre. We also enjoyed the pleasant easy walking in the immediate area and two pubs to choose from. Well worth an extended stay.

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Not the friendiest sites

On arrival, had to go to shop to get key as gate to cl locked. As l was telling them who i was they were punching amount for my stay into card machine. I don't mind paying before my stay but do like to get pitched up an settled first. anyway, the pitch that l had booked had been taken by someone else. When i went to connect hook up the was a 3 way adapter in it as extra vans had been put in adjoining field. Nice to have to ration electric. With these extra vans pitched right behind us on other side of fence, only had about 3 to 4 metres between us. So much for the 6m heath and safety minimum distance, one van was told to get as close to another as needed for their hook up to reach. No more than 3m between those. On a brighter note, amenities were fine. cannot comment on loo as used our own. Having to unlock and relock gate on departure and again on arrival was pain in backside. Paranoia rules ok seems to come to mind. won't be returning to this site as not even quiet as apart from main road we were right by the road leading to the shop and locals not exactly driving slowly up there.
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Lovely CL.

Nice clean site,Level grass field, We spent 9 nights here, plenty of room for awnings. good little on site shop, and nursery. There is a toilet but we never found it until the last day. It does state wifi, but you can only get it if you sit outside the shop and not in your van, which I found a bit misleading. Having said that I would go back again, Easy drive into Nottingham race course park and ride into city centre £3.50 a car.no charge for persons. A visit to the city caves and The old courthouse a must. Great Central steam railway not far, and a pork pie in Melton Mowbury. Our dog loved the walks around the fields which all have mown walk ways. We will return again soon 
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A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth

Wow! What a fantastic place. The site is well maintained and well secured. It's extremely quiet, peaceful and has great views. There's also a well stocked farm shop selling a wide range of products - some of which the owners have grown themselves - and a plant nursery selling good quality plants at good prices.  All the staff are friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. There's a great network of walks from the site across the fields on dedicated grass tracks (not too demanding) and along the now dis-used Grantham Canal, which is also great for cycling along too. There's an abundance of wild life on the walks along with great views and no people! The Plough is a good pub and only about half a mile down the road and situated across from the canal basin: quite an idyllic setting. This site is also well positioned if you wish to visit Nottingham city centre as it's only a 25 minute drive away. The owners are doing a great job with this site and it really is a credit to them. This is a site we'll be visiting time and again and truly feels like a little bit of heaven on earth.

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Wonderful Site

Just got back from a wonderful weekend at this site. On arrival had a very warm welcome and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. Had some lovely walks and the local pub was excellent. Would not hesitate to visit this site again. Thank you The Good Grub Company keep up the good work.

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Nice site

Nice clean site with excellent farm shop. Some good walking to be had along the canal with good food served at pubs in Hickling and Kinoulton. We will be going back.
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Peace, a disused canal and an excellent pub!

We stayed on this site for 3 nights. Access and on-going security is through a padlocked gate and you have the key. The facilities are well thought out and clean. There is an excellent shop and plant nursery on site so no problem if you forget anything. The site had changed hands shortly before our visit but the new owners were welcoming and some work is on-going to improve the property. Out of the gate and turn left, walk along the road into Hickling and you find two treasures. One is the disused Grantham Canal - walk along the towpath in either direction and find absolute peace and wonderful wildlife. Then back to the wharf basin and cross the road to The Plough. This truly is a proper village pub - well used by the locals it serves good ale, food if you want it, with a landlord and landlady who are pleased to see you and chat without intruding.
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Excellent

This is an excellent CL on the Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire border with access from the site directly onto the footpath network. The Grantham canal is just half a mile away with excellent walks along the restored towpath. Adjacent to the canal in Hickling (again half a mile from the site) is The Plough Inn which was very welcoming and does nice food. Access into the site is good, and it is very useful have a shop adjacent to the site. I've only awarded it four stars for Peace and tranquility because adjacent to the site is a country road, although the traffic was light over the weekend we stayed the traffic certainly sped along the road. Would this stop us returning? Definitely not.
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what a gem!

cannot fault this lovely CL site, owners most helpful and welcoming. The area surrounding the site is superb for walking and cycling. " local pubs, The Neville Arms(Kinoulton) and The Plough (Hickling) both within easy walking distance and very friendly. Best chemical waste facility i've ever seen!!!! Shop on site a real bonus with very friendly staff and lovely fresh produce. Tea and cakes in the greenhouse on friday and saturday - great! Will definately be coming back as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, just waiting for next years book to arrive so we can book for next year!!! As I said WHAT A GEM!!!!!

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