Rutland Caravan and Camping Site

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Disappointed

We have been on this site before but this time we were quite disappointed with it . The electric was only 10 which is not enough and kept tripping when we had the kettle the radio and then something else on. we also found the toilet block well well past its sell by date and totally inadequate for the no of guests once the weekend arrived, there was a notice saying it was being refurbished but talking to others this seems to be an ongoing thing and doesn't seem to be happening , its a shame because the wardens were really friendly and helpful but I am afraid this site falls well below Caravan Club standards
Motorhomer from East Yorkshire

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OK But

Made a return visit to this site after three years and it has grown with a new swimming pool facility and more service pitches installed but not the finished item yet. Unfortunately, the washroom facilities on the “Adult Only” area have inadequate toilet facilities for the size of this area (the Gents have two cubicle’s), although there are plans for four new private washrooms this spring/Summer. The facilities that are there are very poorly maintained with toilets not flushing correctly or at all, and only two Dish washing sinks. The “New Fully Serviced pitches” seemed to have been done on the cheap, yes they have electric, fresh water tap and Grey water facilities, which by the way are useless, unless you carry around an extended waste pipes with you, the hardstanding is loose stone bordered by soil with no border retainer which proved to be a problem when it rained, as it did. The pitch access roads to these pitches needs some upgrading and a one way system put in place.  Just felt that the facilities and pitches should be in place before the paying public start to use them, bigger is not always better unless the facilities are available or up to standard

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Bio mass nightmare

We were looking forward to a short break on the site as the village looked lovely. Unfortunately we had to cut short after 3 days of our stay due to the bio mass boiler, which apparently had malfunctioned. So we breathed in horrible black smoke for hours on end, our throats still hurt and we are back home. A few other caravanners also complained. When we pointed this out to staff they apologised and that they were dealing with the problem.  We were looking forward to using the swimming pool, but never got in it. £4 each for a half hour swim. The site was featureless, with not many hanging baskets and flowers that you normally see at at club site, (this is affiliated we know) but still. The staff were friendly enough. Shame we never got to enjoy ourselves. 

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The Smiths weekend break in April 2015

We wanted a relaxing short family break not too far from home, and decided to try this site as it is perfectly placed for Rutland Water and some really good walks. Our long weekend stay went brilliantly from start to finish. The directions to the site were clear and easy to follow. The wardens were lovely and very helpful. The site was well kept and our pitch really generous. The facilities are spotless, there is safe childrens play area, a games room and a new indoor swimming pool that we really enjoyed. The site is situated only a short walk along a pretty pathway into the village of Greetham which is delightful. This is a great site and one we will definitely come back to. Highly recommended.
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Great Days

Just spent a week here,Had a great time the site was well maintained and very peace full with the add bonus of a doggy shower which we fond very useful as our dog got very muddy on the nature walk. Pitches seem a little tight but not to bad and the on site dog walk is good. the Plough is a very friendly village pub which serves great food at reasonable prices they have a small dinning area which dogs are not allowed in but they also serve food in the bar if you what to eat and you have a dog like us. Will definitely be returning to this site as there is a lot of places to visit
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February Half Term

Spent 7 nights here Feb 2015.  Easily accessible site, pitches a little on the tight side especially ours at the top end of the serviced pitches which due to the hedge opposite made it awkward to reverse onto pitch.  Had a fully serviced pitch and only had one occasion of electric going off, despite only 10 amp, but that was for a whole section of the park; it was back on again in a very short time.  In truth the 10 amps didn't restrict us at all and had Alde heating on all the time with no problems when we put the kettle on the electric hot plate. Clean and tidy facilities block and kept nice and warm with biomass boiler although didn't use it for showers as we all used the one in the van.  WiFi not fantastic but told when we were leaving that booster was not working, would have been good to know before buying £10 weekly ticket! Slightly featureless site looking out from the van and could do with splitting up the pitches a little better rather than just having them in a line around the edge of the site.  However this does give a large central play area for children.  Good dog walk area and easy walk to village for the pubs, limited in the way of shops though which necessitates a trip to Oakham (5 miles) or beyond.  Good food in The Plough but truly excellent in The Wheatsheaf although slightly more expensive.   Easy access by car to Rutland Water for nice walks and additionally there are some shorter walks taking in part of the Viking Way directly from the site.
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Motorhomer

Just spent weekend 3 nights, biggest issue only 10amp, we struggled with just a kettle & heating as very cold, no TV, M/wave. Only 3 showers available,not a problem not many on site. One hairdryer, tube taped but not secure so no hot air out of nozzle! Yes there are bird scarers booming but not too close but the church bells ring on the hour throughout the night, yes I did have a bad night & heard most of them! We were by the dog walk which is very convenient, also by path to village & pubs, easy to get to village.
Motorhomer from Hereford and Worcs.

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New Years Eve

Stayed on site for NYE, with a dinner booked at the local Golf club for the event itself. Everything fantastic as usual, but be warned ampage is limited to 10amps so heater and kettle on at same time would trip it. Boiled water in pan and used van heater and when needed portable halogen so all good. Only down side was the fact that the access roads on site had not been gritted after snow fall so vans sliding about, yet access roads to the site had been. Would it have really cost that much more to grit?
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Welcome site

We arrived to a friendly welcome on a wet, windy day even though we hadn't booked previously. The site is well laid out with different areas to suit all needs. Spotless facilities, that were lovely and warm. Good dog walking area on site and a further path down to the village. Hedges protected us from the strong winds. Church bell close by was not intrusive, but charming and didn't appear to ring all night. We would've stayed longer but had a nervous dog that was trying to get over a previous nights bird scarer that gave off a loud bang every 10 mins, so the low dull noise from the artillery barracks nearby were too much for him. This would not affect any normal dog I'm sure, he's just a big softy! I would recommend the freshly baked croissants and bread that can be ordered overnight - mmm-lovely!
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