Electric Grass Pitch

UK England East Midlands Rutland Cuckoo Farm Campsite

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Dogs Allowed
Grass Pitch with access to Electric Hook Up, set in an open, very slightly sloping meadow. We have space for around 50 camping pitches, with a laid back, pitch-where-you -like attitude.

The Owner Says

Grass Pitch with access to Electric Hook Ups suitable for tents and campervans. Set in an open, very slightly sloping meadow, Cuckoo Farm Campsite has space for around 50 camping pitches, with a laid back, pitch-where-you-like attitude (though 20 specific spots are provided with electrical hook-ups). Campfires are permitted in the firepits provided and farm-owners Roland and Rebecca and thoroughly encouraging of campfire cooking, with grills and tripods s you can use. The real treat is the on-site farm shop, where you can buy their fresh organic produce. Paired with bread and other goods from the farmers market in Stamford, a 10-minute drive away, it’s as wholesome as you could wish for.

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About Cuckoo Farm Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, large groups (contact in advance for separate field), dogs – yes. Caravans and large motorhomes – no.


It’s 4 miles to Rutland Water Reservoir and Nature Reserve, a great place to enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s cycling the 23-mile circumference of the reservoir – nipping in and out of the woods as you go on tarmacked, car-free trails – or on foot. Cycle hire is available there if you haven’t brought your own. It’s a scenic spot to go for a picnic and you can also get out on the water sailing or in canoes. Bring binoculars to see the birds and, if you’re a real twitcher, pop into the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre (01572 770651) and Rutland Water Visitors Centre (01780 686800) for more info. It’s 6¾ miles to Burghley House (01780 752451), a Tudor stately home and gardens, including sculpture gardens and the gardens of surprises (take a change of clothes and shoes as the kids will get wet). Guided tours of the house are available, complete with costumed guides to uncover the house's history and the people who have lived there. It’s also 15 miles to Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens (01778 591205), 9 miles to Oakham Castle (01572 757578), 10 miles to Rockingham Castle and 9 miles to Barnsdale Gardens (01572 813200). The local market towns of Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford all vie for your attention with history, independent shops and good eateries in abundance. The latter has an excellent farmers market on Fridays and is also home to the excellent Stamford Arts Centre (01780 763203) – a good option for rainy days.

Food & Drink

A range a farm produce is available on site including organic eggs, chicken, lamb, venison, pork, sausages and burgers. As well as firepits, grills and tripods you can hire  For something elsewhere, you can cycle (10 minutes) or walk (20–25 minutes) across public footpaths and quite country roads to the pretty Rutland village of Ketton for a drink at The Railway Inn (01780 721050), which is the last purely wet pub in Rutland. Or try a bite to eat at The Northwick Arms (01780 720238). It's also a short drive to the beautiful Georgian market town of Stamford, which has broad range of place to eat and drink.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 98 reviews


Relaxing holiday in a wonderful setting

We loved this campsite. Our two girls loved pottering down to the river to splash around. Great farmshop with amazing coffee. The members of staff were always really helpful and approachable. You had to book shower slots but we personally liked this as it meant no queueing, and it never felt crowded. Great proximity to Rutland Water which is a brilliant place for water activities, bike hire, or the nature reserve. The only thing as already mentioned were the campers that stayed up playing music after 11. I appreciate everyone is on holiday but generally, you'll book a site such as this for the peace and quiet, and the site is very clear about this when booking. Just a bit frustrating when you're trying to get to sleep ... but no complaints about the site itself, we'll definitely be back, thank you

Quiet & Relaxing

lovely clean site, had to book showers because of Covid which meant no queuing. Staff in shop were really helpful and the meat that we ate from there was fantastic. They allow you to throw all your rubbish in one bag which is then recycled. The site is on a slope but there is plenty of room to find a flat pitch .. those pitches with EHU were fairly flat. It’s a quiet site with very little noise after 10pm or before 7am.

Lovely unspoilt campsite with helpful staff

Beautiful campsite with the most glorious sunsets. Small (so no play equipment for kids) but a lovely relaxed atmosphere and great little shop. Love that they hire out firepits with grille and sell wood to burn - we had a great BBQ with organic venison from the shop. The animals are lovely and the kids enjoyed seeing them. We were sorry they weren't doing farm tours because of Covid, maybe next time. Only downside to be aware of is the train track that runs very late that is near the campsite. If you are a deeper sleeper than me it wouldn't bother you but we did hear it. Also we had problems with noisy campers on a couple of nights - the site is supposed to be silent from 10.30 but some campers hadn't heeded that message. Perhaps the owners could do a wander about after this time to ask people to be quiet? It's very frustrating trying to sleep when others are playing music etc late on. All in all we had a great time and love the sites proximity to Rutland Water. Would happily return (with earplugs).

Stayed in bell tent ,cosy warm and comfy

Quiet, kids loved playing in the stream,clean toilets and showers,but no chemical toilet disposal.try the meat in the shop,really tasty. Facilities all good.loved it. Lots to do at Rutland water,

Lovely spacious campsite with helpful staff and clean facilities

We stayed at Cuckoo Farm Campsite for the first time this week, on an electric pitch. The site is well maintained, the facilities are cleaned regularly and the staff were very helpful. The shop had everything we needed. There was plenty of space between pitches and although there was a slight slope, our ramps easily levelled out the Campervan for sleeping. We loved playing in the little stream, it was very refreshing. The addition of some play equipment would be the only this that would make the site even better. We will definitely be back once Covid restrictions are lifted so we can have a tour of the farm with the children.
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Cuckoo Farm Campsite is located at Cuckoo Farm Campsite, Stamford Rd, Ketton, Rutland PE93UU

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Getting There

From the South on the A1: Take the A47 exit towards Leicester. At the roundabout, take the third exit right onto the A47 towards Leicester. At the next roundabout (5½ miles), take the second exit and stay on A47. Take the first right (1 mile) on to Barrowden Road – signposted ‘Tixover House & Grange’. After 1½ miles you will see a signpost for Cuckoo Campsite. Turn Left on to un-adopted Road and, after ¼ mile take the track on the right down to the farm and follow signs to the campsite ground.

From the North on the A1: Take the A6121 exit signposted ‘Stamford’. At the top of the road turn right Signposted Ketton, Tinwell A6121. After 2¾ miles turn Left on to Church Road, following sign towards Collyweston and Wansford (just before red the telephone box on the right). Continue over the river and follow the road round to the right. Take the first right immediately after the railway crossing on to Barrowden Road. After 1 mile you will see a signpost for Cuckoo Campsite.

From the West on the A47: After passing through the village of Morcott stay on the A47 and drive for 3½ miles. Turn Left on to Barrowden Road – signposted ‘Tixover House & Grange’. After 1½ miles you will see a signpost for Cuckoo Campsite.

From the A43: At the roundabout with the A47, take the exit signposted ‘Leicester A47’. Take the first right (1 miles) on to Barrowden Road – signposted ‘Tixover House & Grange’. After 1½ miles you will see a signpost for Cuckoo Campsite.

Stamford (4¾ miles) is the nearest train station with services running to Birmingham, Stansted, Cambridge and Peterborough.