Frequently asked questions

What is there to do in the local area?

The The Engine Yard; a three acre landscaped site, carefully repurposed to celebrate local food, drink and artisan shopping with an opportunity to relax and unwind in stunning surroundings. Here you can sip cocktails at the Balloon Bar, enjoy tasty woodfired pizzas at the Fuel Tank or savour a scrummy hot chocolate from Café Allez after a local countryside walk… what more could you ask for?

Well there is also a Garden Shop, a Chocolatier, a Delicatessen, a Hair Salon & Day Spa, a Kids Toy Store, a Jewelry Shop, Clothing, Accessories & Interiors Boutiques, Butchery and Provisions Outlet and Cafes. Not to mention an abundance of outdoor seating, children’s play area and a programme of pop up events over the summer months.

We are less than a 5 minute drive to Belvoir Castle and Gardens – as seen on The Crown. Explore Belvoir Castle’s Capability Brown landscape and beautifully established formal gardens on a variety of walks and trails. 

The site is surrounded by Public footpaths and trails as well as great cycling routes. You can head out for a hike, a ramble or a ride and enjoy the scenic views (and local country pubs) on your adventure.

There are private fishing lakes at Belvoir Castle and at Knipton, a neighboring village. 

We have an array of great country pubs serving great British grub and quality ales and wines (see the local pub FAQ for recommendations).

A 20 minute drive… you will find Twin Lakes Park – an all action, all weather theme park.

Ponton Park Wood, Melton Mowbray, Stamford and the city of Lincoln are all within reach of visiting.

What time can we check-in?

Your pitch will be ready from 15:00. 

By what time do we need to check-out?

We ask guests to vacate their pitches by 11:00.

Is there wifi?

We don’t provide any specific wifi – we hope your camping holiday is an opportunity to relax and switch off. Access to wifi will be down to your own individual provider.

Who is the site suited for?

A perfect place for everyone and anyone looking for an escape to the countryside. A solo trip to unwind, a romantic weekend for two or an activity packed family trip – there is something for you all.

The site is dog friendly but please bring their bedding and bowls. We kindly ask that owners are vigilant in picking up after their dogs and that they are kept on a lead. There is an extra charge of £25 per dog, per stay (max 2 dogs per pitch).

We do accept large groups – but please kindly note we reserve the right to ask any guest who is not respecting our site and other guests to leave.

Minimum age to book a pitch is 18 years and older.

How do we get to the site?

To find your way to us by car, set your SatNav to: NG32 1NY

Just a 10-minute drive from the A52, 15 minutes from both Grantham and Melton Mowbray, 40 minutes from Nottingham and very close to the A1.

Our nearest train station is Grantham with regular trains from London, the South and North East lines. From Grantham station you would then need to take a 15 minute taxi ride – ask them to take you to The Dirty Duck Pub in Woolsthorpe NG32 1NY

How many people does each pitch accommodate?

Each pitch can accommodate up to 6 people in a number of different tent, caravan, camper combinations. We kindly ask that no more than 2 vehicles are parked on your pitch at a time.

How many pitches are there on-site?

There are 30 large grass pitches and 10 hard standing pitches.

Do you have electricity on-site?

Each pitch can offer an electric hook-up – we recommend bringing a long cable at 15 – 20m to be safe. You can select electricity by adding an extra when booking. The site has some lighting but we try to keep it to a minimum so we can all enjoy a tranquil setting and the stars. We recommend you bring a torch for walking between your pitch, wash block and pub.

What bathroom facilities are available on-site?

A newly refurbished wash block is available for you to use during your stay. This is located a 1 minute walk from the pitches. This includes; 2 showers and 2 toilets for ladies as well as 2 showers, 2 urinals and 1 toilet for gents. The shower block also has two covered sinks for washing up and where you can get water for drinks and cooking.

Can guests light their own campfire and BBQ?

No BBQ or cooking facilities are provided but guests are welcome to bring their own and enjoy a BBQ. Please ensure your BBQ is raised so not to damage the grass pitches. Small fire bowls are also permitted but please ensure these are raised off the ground with brick or metal sheets so not to damage the ground.

Unfortunately we cannot have campfires on site.

Are dogs allowed on-site?

Yes, your furry friends are welcome to join you – max of 2 per pitch. We kindly ask that owners are vigilant in picking up after their dogs and that they are kept on a lead.

 

What are the rates and packages?
  •  Large grass pitch with electricity for up to 6 people: £28.00 per night
  • Hard standing with electricity for up to 6 people: £28.00 per night
  • Large grass pitch with no electricity for up to 6 people: £22.00 per night
Can we have guests visit us?

In the interest of protecting the integrity for other site users, we kindly ask that a maximum of 2 people per pitch are welcomed to join you during the day. Guests must vacate the site by 20:30 and are not permitted to stay overnight.

Any recommended places to eat and drink?

    The Engine Yard:

    • Fuel Tank – café & restaurant
    • Balloon Bar
    • Café Allez
    • The Country Victualler – butcher & provisions
    • Jorge Artisan Foods – delicatessen
    • Cocoa Amore – chocolatier
    • Cheriznea – specialty tea & coffee

     

    Vale of Belvoir Pubs:

    • The Manners Arms, Knipton
    • Chequers Inn, Woolsthorpe
    • The Dirty Duck, Woolsthorpe
    • Goose & Fountain, Croxton Kerrial
    • The Wheel, Branston
    • The Windmill Inn, Redmile
    • Rose & Crown, Hose
    • The Nags Head, Harby

     

    Do you have a good local pub?

    If you want to venture further than The Dirty Duck, below are some recommended local pubs:

    – The Manners Arms, Knipton
    – Chequers Inn, Woolsthorpe
    – Goose & Fountain, Croxton Kerrial
    – The Wheel, Branston
    – The Windmill Inn, Redmile
    – Rose & Crown, Hose
    – The Nags Head, Harby
    What are the noise restrictions on-site?

    A guitar by your tent is welcomed but amplified music is not permitted.  We ask guests to kept noise to a minimum before 08:00 and after 22:00. Please note failure to comply with this could result in your eviction from the site.

    How can I book a taxi?

    If you would like to arrange a taxi, our nearest provider is Amber Cars in Grantham who can be contacted on 01476 566966.

    Where is the nearest hospital?

    The nearest hospital with an A & E unit is:

    Grantham and District Hospital, 101 Manthorpe Rd, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 8DG