Review for Top Farm, Ryhall, Stamford

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                           52° 41′ 33.3198″N, 0° 28′ 36.8004″E

Address:                                   Top Farm, Careby Road, Ryhall, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 4EU

Good for visiting:                  Rutland Water, Stamford, Oakham, Burghly House, Oakham

Phone & e-mail:                      07510 327760         w.burkitt@hotmail.co.uk

Website:                                   Use Camping & Caravan club

Date Visited:                           July 2017

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Grass.  Pitch determined by where electric is.  Decent size and fairly level

Is there water on each pitch?            

No  – but tap is fairly easily accessible and has a hose attached

What is the electric like?           

16A– we had no problems.  However, the electric is provided via many splitters, so if everyone plugs in at the same time there could well be issues…!

Drainage?     

Drain by the tap

What’s the site access like?        

Good access from the road.  However, on approaching from Stamford you can’t see the entrance until you actually go past it!  Look out for the electricity pole with the additions on it!

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                              Basic – 1 gents, 1 ladies (2 cubicles in the latest but one is locked and seems to be used for storage).

The toilet and sink themselves are clean, but the surroundings not so much…

Toilet paper provided? Yes, but only 1 roll at a time so if it runs out during the day…!                                                                                                                                                                             Showers:                          No showers

The ladies had an individual cubicle next to the toilets and then about 4 showers with a bench and hooks for clothes.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Public footpaths from the site.  1 of these takes you down to the village of Ryhall where there is a very good little shop and a couple of pubs

 

No internet on site, but very good signal if you have your own.

Tim, the warden lives on site and is very friendly and helpful

How much is it?     

We paid £14 per night including electric – it’s much cheaper without.

What’s the area like?            

This is a lovely area.  Stamford is a lovely little town and of course you’re very close to Rutland Water (which is why we were visiting in the 1st place).  Oakham is also very pleasant – make sure to visit the castle and look around the hall.

More detail:

We liked:-

The area

Cycling around Rutland Water

The atmosphere is quite good as people do talk to each other!

We didn’t like so much:-

The facilities are very basic.  They could really do with a good clean.

The electric being provided by so many splitters

The fact that there are several live-in vans on-site.  Many of these are not occupied at the weekend however as they are used by people working in the area.  Therefore it’s not unpleasant, but you do have to share the limited facilities.

We hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We went to the British Grand Prix 🙂

 

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Site access – look for that pylon after leaving the main road from Stamford

 

 

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