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Laurel Park Campsite Railway Wagons

England / Spalding, Lincolnshire
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Full description
Lovingly-restored family havens on a slice of digital-free paradise in rural Lincolnshire, complete with a host of friendly animals and a relaxing yoga barn.

Naturally serene and sumptuous, Laurel Park Campsite is a digital-free hideaway that's nestled along a tranquil country lane in south-east Lincolnshire.

Surrounded by a wall of whispering Leylandii trees, here you'll discover cosy accommodation, generous facilities... and a welcoming committee that consists not only of friendly owners Andy and Emma, but their host of well-loved animals!

The cosy accommodation comprises two vintage railway goods wagons named Maribelle and Clarence, both painstakingly restored to begin new lives as luxurious glamping pods.

Over 100 years old, Maribelle and Clarence were rescued from a field, after having been abandoned there for the best part of 50 years. Not that you'll be able to tell any of this once you've stepped on board.

Preserving as many original features as they possibly could, Andy and Emma have seen to it that you'll be provided with plenty of comfort. There's a kingsize double day bed to snuggle up in, and two standard single bunks that are ideal for the kids.

Along with electric and USB sockets, you'll also have soft fairy lights to give your evenings a glow, and a stove heater to keep everyone toasty. There's also a kitchen area with gas hob and utensils, so you can pack perfectly light for your break.  

Meanwhile, outside awaits a scenic seating area that's ideal for morning coffee and evening suppers alike, gainfully equipped with a picnic bench, a table, and a firepit. Just add marshmallows for epic storytelling sessions under the stars!

After a sound night's sleep amongst the country air, how about starting your day with a spot of yoga? The luxurious on-site Yoga Barn offers regular classes, workshops and retreats in a variety of styles.

You could also watch the local wildlife, or get to know the resident animals, whether that's collecting fresh eggs from the chickens, taking the miniature donkeys and Pygmy goats for a walk, or simply offering strokes and cuddles! There are ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and cats on site, all waiting to meet you.

Feel like exploring further afield? You're perfectly placed for a visit to The Wash Coastal Nature Reserve, and iconic attractions that include Sandringham Palace. If you've brought your bikes you could even take the National Cycle Network's scenic, long-distance Route 1, which connects Dover and the Shetland Islands.

But if all that feels like a little too much effort, you're more than welcome to grab a few tasty treats from the on-site shop, then kick back in the communal lounge. Here you can play pool, tinkle the ivories, get lost in a good book... or simply while away your well-deserved holiday time chatting with new friends and loved ones.

Things to note

The campsite is Wi-Fi free, though 4G connectivity is generally good. One and three-day yoga retreats can be booked, check with the owners for dates and terms.

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"Thank you for being such lovely hosts. You provide an idyllic place to unwind. The animals are just adorable and the entire atmosphere is wonderful."

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The basics

The basics


Region: Spalding, Lincolnshire
Cost (from): £80 per night
Sleeps: 4 per wagon
Bedrooms: 2 per wagon
Bathrooms: Communal
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 2127

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Facilities

Facilities

Restored vintage railway carriages, each sleep 4 guests.  King size double day bed, 2 standard single bunk beds, electric stove heater, lights and fairy lights, electric sockets and USB sockets, fridge, mugs, glasses, water jug, kettle, plastic (child-friendly) cutting knives, chopping mats, cutlery, large plates, small plates, cereal bowls, serving bowls, cooking utensils, saucepans, frying pan, washing up bowl, washing up brush, tea towels, can opener, corkscrew/bottle opener, gas stove/hob, colander, grater, broom, dustpan and brush, 2 blankets. Outside: picnic bench, food prep table, fire pit and bench seating.  On site: communal lounge/facilities, campsite shop, friendly animals, yoga barn.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, beaches (35+ mins drive), nature reserves, historic sites, shops, restaurants
At a glance

At a glance

  • Two vintage railway wagons, lovingly restored to sleep up to 4 guests each, on a private, family-friendly campsite in rural south-east Lincolnshire.
  • Named Mirabelle and Clarence, each wagon features a kingsize double day bed, 2 single bunks, heating and lighting, and kitchen facilities (with washing up sink/running water in the communal utility area)
  • Relax by the firepit and watch the stars... by day you can cradle a cuppa and watch the abundant local wildlife going about its day.
  • There is a band of friendly animals on site, including miniature donkeys, Pygmy goats, ducks, guinea pigs, chickens, and rabbits - all of whom you're welcome to meet, help take care of, or just give lots of cuddles!
  • There is also a Yoga Barn on site, a communal lounge, and a campsite shop for stocking up on treats and essentials.
  • Attractions including Sandringham Palace are in easy reach, as are a wealth of walking/cycling routes.
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"Thank you for being such lovely hosts. You provide an idyllic place to unwind. The animals are just adorable and the entire atmosphere is wonderful."

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