Mayday Retreats

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire Lincoln

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
Adults-only camping and glamping in Lotus Belle tents with an indoor heated swimming pool and yoga sessions on site

At Mayday Retreats you can spend evenings around the campfire, mornings on the yoga mat and afternoons in the pool. That’s right — the pool. This is a rare find: a small campsite with a heated indoor swimming pool. And, better still for some of us, it’s reserved just for grown-ups. Here, you won’t be dodging water-bombing kids to swim a length but can book a private two-hour session so you can swim or float about undisturbed.

It’s an adults-only site in Lincolnshire combining the fresh air of camping and the relaxation of a spa break. As well as sessions in the pool, optional extras include Thai massage, meditation and yoga sessions. All in all, it’s a rather peaceful place to be with no dogs, no kids and no motorhomes or caravans in sight. There are ten pitches for campers with their own tents and a pair of furnished Lotus Belle tents for those who want to take it really easy, all in a flat two-acre meadow.

Facilities — other than the swimming pool which is accessed through a gate and private garden — are pretty simple: a pair of composting toilets, a flushing loo and a shower. There’s a big tent for Saturday morning yoga sessions and a mess tent where tea and coffee-making facilities are laid on, and washing-up can be done undercover. Everything is kept in perfect running order by Lisa, the amiable, capable owner of the place. She’ll welcome you to the site, give you lots of local info and then leave you to enjoy your peaceful patch of Lincolnshire countryside.

Surrounded by trees and green, Mayday Retreats is surprisingly close to the A15, just over 10 miles north of Peterborough, which makes getting here and getting around very easy. You can zip along to Bourne Woods for a walk, venture to one of the historic houses in the Lincolnshire countryside or head to Rutland Water, just 20 miles away. Or you could just stay on-site and busy yourself with the important business of campfires, yoga, swimming, massage and general relaxation.



Facilities here include toilets, showers and wash basin - guests can also enjoy use of a fully heated indoor swimming pool. Yoga sessions also run during the week as well as meditation groups.

Suitable For

Adults Only.
Suitable for couples and those who enjoy peace and quiet 


Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Bowthorpe Oak (park farm with England’s oldest oak tree): 10 minutes’ drive

- Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens (castle and gardens with bicycle hire): 15 minutes

- Burghley House Gardens & Deer Park (gardens, café and deer park): 25 minutes

- Bourne Wood (walking routes): 25 minutes

- Ferry Meadows in Nene Park (country park with walking trails, cycle hire, watersports and boat trips): half an hour

- Rutland Water (cycling, walking, swimming, aqua park and watersports): half an hour

- Woolsthorpe Manor House (local history information and the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton): half an hour

- Twinlakes Park (family-friendly theme park): 50 minutes

Food & Drink

The Horseshoe pub serves food and drink and is just over half a mile away from the site.

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The Owner Says

Set against the backdrop of lush Lincolnshire woodland, this carbon neutral camping site welcomes guests to escape the 9 to 5 and retreat to an idyllic base just 25 minutes from Burghley House and 30 minute drive to Rutland Water.

The two acre field is home to a small selection of grass pitches, catering to tents only, and the bell tents here add a dose of luxury for those looking to glamp in style.

Yoga, massages, and swimming are all offered to help guests kick back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.


Ten grassy pitches and two Lotus Belle tents.

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Getting There

From Bourne:

On the A15 go past Thurlby, past the Horseshoe pub on the left, and continue through the wooded ares on the A15. Take the first turn right and right again. The campsite will be on your left.

From Peterborough:

On the A15, just after Kates bridge and the petrol station on the right, take the next left before the wooded area. Take the first right and the site will be on the left.

Coach stations
Town Hall — 2.6 miles
Red Cross Shop — 4.3 miles
Red Cross Shop — 4.3 miles
Train stations
Stamford Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Spalding Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Peterborough Rail Station — 11.9 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 31.9 miles
East Midlands Airport — 40.8 miles


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