Cambridgeshire Fenland near St Ives and the Great Ouse River, East Anglia. Venue reference: EAC001
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For 1 Tent. Minimum stay 2 nights, maximum stay 14 nights.
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Classification: AA Star Rating: Total 18 Rural 5 - General Ambience 5 - Suitability for Families 5 - Remote/Off Beat 2 - Wild 1
Brief description and Special Features:
This pleasant, attractive, interesting, rural and friendly Venue is "something of a novelty" as it is steadily being restored from various commercial usages to a small working Farm, much as it was during WW2. It extends to some 8 acres and is surrounded by open arable farmland , a Golf Course and Carp Fishing Lake. It produces eggs, vegetables, meat, poultry and sustainable electricity to control the carbon footprint. It is situated on the edge of the Fens, deep in the heart of Cambridgeshire and is generally quiet and peaceful. There is a large selection of animals and poultry (a big collection in fact) many are rare breeds, including some "bootiful" Norfolk Bronze Turkeys. Of special interest to people with WW2 connections, is the Pathfinder QWay, a circular walk, or Bike ride, of some 46 miles, linking the airbases from which the WW2 Pathfinder Squadrons operated. It is well away from tourist routes but, at the same time, it is near some special places to visit (see below). It will be a good camping holiday destination.
Availability: Easter (or April 1st, whichever is nearest) to end of October.
Number of nights permitted: Minimum 2, Maximum 14. If possible, arrive between 3.00pm and 6.00pm. Depart by 11.00am.
Children: Accepted Dogs: Accepted (strictly under control - on lead) Horses/Ponies: Not accepted
Small groups of supervised children: Accepted
Duke of Edinburgh groups: Welcome.
Large, organised/supervised Groups: Welcome
Drinking water: Yes, near Farmstead Toilet: Compost one in camping area, WC and Shower at Farmstead.
Shower: Yes at Farmstead Chemical disposal facility: No Use of spade: No
Waste Bins: Available Provision for recycling: Available
Use of Fridge: Yes
Fires allowed: Strictly No BBQ's allowed: Yes (Firewood available for BBQ)
Areas available: Several in off beat/semi wild area.
Assistance given to off beat area: Yes Are remote areas accessible by Car: No
Camping area free of animals: Yes
Farm Shop: Yes. Many products available including Eggs, Sausages, and Poultry produced on the farm.
Nearest Shop and Post Office : 3 miles.
Nearest Pub: 1 mile
Nearest City:> Cambridge 15 miles
!!<Nearest Town: St Ives 4 miles, Huntingdon 6 miles.
Nearest Station: Cambridge 15 miles
Nearest A&E: Huntingdon 6 miles and Cambridge 15 miles.
For those travelling by train: Collection and return, to the nearest Bus Stop or Cambridge Station by prior arrangement with the Venue owner, possible at extra charge.
Super for walking, Mountain Biking, and exploring the local area. Children (and adults) are welcome to help with the animals, particularly collecting the eggs. Great Ouse River and Canal is about 5 miles. Cambridge has a full measure of amenities.
Golf: Golf course, is a short walk away and has a Bar and Restaurant which is open to all.
Fishing: Carp fishing lake is close by.
Local Places of Interest:
The Riverside Market town of St Ives is worthy of a visit, as is Huntingdon. The special City of Cambridge is close enough for a day's outing, by Bus or car.
Notice: Normally 3 days minimum 24 hours. Allow time to clear payment.
JWL - JW Leisure Ltd FLO - Farmer/Land Owner