People seem to fall in love with Brook Meadow – particularly the staff! Fishing bailiff Mick had been coming to the site for years with his wife Pam before taking on his current role; and site manager Vanessa chose the campsite as the venue for her wedding reception before returning to work and live here with her family.
It does feel like a special place to camp. Perhaps it’s the sunsets over the lake? The cattle grazing peacefully in the neighbouring fields? The hundreds of stars clearly visible on a cloud-free night? Or perhaps it’s the philosophy of farmers Jasper and Mary who want people to come and enjoy their land. This even extends to providing free camping for groups of young people hiking and camping towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards.
It’s a peaceful, secluded site with 50 pitches over 15 acres and a five-acre fishing lake. Ducks waddle around and you might catch a glimpse of the resident wildlife – deer, hares, red kites – or hear owls hooting in the night. It feels (and is) very spacious. Some of the best pitches are around the fishing lake on the lower of the two fields (shared with three holiday chalets), although families with kids tend to opt for the top field for The Mound, which kids love to scramble on.
The site has a couple of high-adrenaline neighbours: Avalanche Adventures next door, where you can hire quad bikes or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting and other outdoor activities; and the Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth Airfield just down the road, where you can get a birds-eye view of the site as you drift by overhead.
Around 50 pitches (17 are hardstandings and 8 grass with hook-ups) including several next to the lake. 2 washblocks. 4 toilets, shower rooms, baby changing, washing-up sink, a kettle, microwave, freezer and a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer in the first. 6 showers, 6 toilets and baby changing in the second. Campfires allowed off the ground. Fishing is £8 per day.
Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs, groups (by arrangement)
For outdoor activities there’s neighbouring Avalanche Adventures (01858 880613) and the Gliding Centre (01858 880521) at Husbands Bosworth Airfield less than five minutes down the road; both bookable in advance. More sedate alternatives include 18th-century Cottesbrooke Hall (01604 505808) and Althorp House (01604 770107; July-August), the latter being the Spencer family estate, home to Princess Diana’s island grave and a museum. The Kilworth House Hotel (01858 881939), a 10-minute drive away, also has an excellent outdoor theatre in a beautiful wooded glade close to the lake in the grounds of the house.
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Opening TimesAll year.
The Owner Says
Brook Meadow is a family run holiday destination open all year. Situated on a working farm, set in 45 acres of trees our visitors are destined to have the perfect caravanning & camping experience. Brook Meadow also offers lodges, camping cabin and a glamping bell tent. You may hear the faint noise of a glider, farm vehicles or children playing, but otherwise you’ll forget all about ‘life outside’ as you drink in the view. We are proud to be family & pet friendly. Brook Meadow is located near Sibbertoft in the heart of rural Leicestershire. Well placed for visitors to enjoy the varied attractions and we endeavour to inspire with our passion for the local and surrounding areas. We also have thrilling experiences to offer on our doorstep with Avalanche Adventure, and the gliding club in easy walking distance too. Please explore our website for all the information you need to make the most of your stay with us. As a family and as a business, Brook Meadow is fully committed to being environmentally friendly and conserving wildlife. To ensure we maintain this commitment, we have worked holistically to uphold these ideals on many levels for many years. We installed photovoltaics to generate the electricity used on site, solar powered water heating, a wood chip boiler powers heating and hot water to the lodges and campsite facilities. Water consumption is reduced through rainwater harvesting and solar powered lighting has been fitted to the glamping tent. Even Mary's chickens have their own rainwater harvesting system in place and a solar powered electric fence to keep the fox away. Our best selling items are locally sourced firewood and the farmhouse ice cream. Produced locally thus reducing energy consumption with deliveries and supporting the rural economy. We've planted extensively to create a fantastic natural habitat for wildlife and we continue to plant hedging, trees and meadow flowers. 50 acres of trees have been planted to date. Camping offers a holiday with a low carbon footprint and you'll reap the health benefits too, clean air, uplifting sunsets, hearing the sights and sounds of leaves rustling and bird song as you immerse in nature, feeling the calming influence being next to the lake.
County Connect (0845 456 4474)operates an “on demand” bus service for pre-booked journeys made as little as an hour ahead and up to a week ahead. Register your details to use and then book as little as an hour in advance.
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