The Fisherman's Home
- All bedding and throws are provided
- Outside table and chairs to enjoy the scenery
- Separate gated parking and access
The Owner Says
The Huts inlcude : A small fridge that will fit a wine bottle and dinner essentials
Electric hob and microwave
Wood burners are in place ready for the chillier nights with a starter supply of firewood (£5 a bundle to buy after)
All bedding and throws are provided - we have decided due to Covid measures not to supply towels so please bring your own
Plates/bowls, glasses, pans , small cafetiere, cutlery
Eco friendly cleaning products
Outside table and chairs
Two Private Fishing pegs
Separate gated parking and access
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Purple Badger Camping with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
Features & Facilities
Shepherd huts are kitted out for two with a double bed, a kitchenette featuring a two-ring electric hob, kettle, toaster, fridge, cookware, tableware and cutlery. Each also has an en-suite waterless composting toilet and shower. Outside, each has outdoor seating and two fishing pegs on the top lake. Bell tents are five metres and pitched on their own decks with outdoor seating, a fire pit and logs included. Millie is furnished with a double bed and two single camp beds and has cooking equipment provided including a camping stove, cookware and tableware. Campers (including bell tent campers) share two toilets and two horsebox showers, each with their own sink. There is also an undercover shelter with seating called The Badger’s Den and another shared area, The Old Chicken Shed, with two washing-up sinks, a communal fridge and freezer and mobile phone charging lockers (extra charge). There’s on-site fishing on two lakes (free for shepherd hut guests, extra charge for campers). Campfires are allowed in designated fire-pit areas and logs are for sale at £5 a bag.
You need only step outside your camping or glamping accommodation to go fishing (booking in advance is recommended) but for other water-based activities try Rutland Water (20 miles away). This reservoir and waterpark is a popular spot for walking, running, cycling, birdwatching and watersports - not to mention more fishing. There are two more lakes along with thrills and spills at Twinlakes, a family theme and farm park just over 10 miles away just outside the market town of Melton Mowbray. For an undercover activity, try The National Space Centre (0116 2582107), which is just eight miles from site and home to the UK’s largest planetarium. The city of Leicester is also only eight miles away where there’s plenty to see and do. Current events and attractions can be found on the Visit Leicester website – but history buffs won’t want to miss the King Richard III Visitor Centre (0300 300 0900).
Food & Drink
At the weekends The Coffee Cart is open on site serving fresh coffee, tea and bacon and egg sandwiches. There are plenty of pubs in the villages near site including The Golden Fleece (01664 840275) in South Croxton which is the closest, just a mile-and-a-half away, and The Malt Shovel (0116 2692558), three miles away in Barkby. The Cheney Arms (01664 840260) is a little further but still within five miles. There’s a recommended coffee shop and farm shop three miles down the road, Roots at Thorpe Farm (0116 2608531). Also recommended is cafe and cycle centre, Cafe Ventoux, about nine miles from site where there are often sporting events and meets too.
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From Leicester head towards Scraptoft and Beeby. Soon after passing Beeby’s medieval All Saints Church, turn right on to Croxton Road. After about half a mile Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes will be on the right.
The nearest train station is at Syston from where it is easy to get a taxi to site (a 12-minute journey) and there are occasional buses which can drop you (on request) at a stop right outside the campsite too. The bus route also connects with Melton Mowbray and Leicester. The campsite is also just off Sustrans Route 48 which is part of the National Cycle Network