Nicholson Farm

UK England West Midlands Herefordshire Leominster

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
Goshawks, sparrowhawks, kestrels and all manner of owls have made themselves at home on Nicholson Farm, taking advantage of its lofty position in the north Herefordshire hills. Buzzards, meanwhile, are practically as common as blackbirds, and your chances of staying here and not seeing one are slim indeed. Even when the air is not filled with predatory birds, the view from this family-orientated campsite is a very pleasant one, taking in the surrounding hills, many of which form part of this 200-acre dairy farm. The owner, Tim, will give visitors a tour on request, and children may even lend a small helping hand if they ask really nicely. The campsite, which is located beside the 17th-century farmhouse, is a good quarter of a mile from the main road and down a little dip, so is blissfully shielded from any traffic noise. At the foot of the valley below the site there’s a lake heaving with fish of all sizes: fishing permits can be bought from the farm. Bicycle hire can also be arranged on site. The extremely visitable towns of Leominster, Bromyard and Tenbury Wells are equidistant from the farm and well within two-wheel striking range for even the rustiest of cyclists. There’s also B&B to be had at the farmhouse – including one room with a gargantuan four-poster bed – in case any members of your party are not natural campers. Trivia fans, meanwhile, will be excited to learn that much of the farm’s milk is sent away to become Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate.

Details

Facilities

Loos: 2 Women’s 2 Men’s. Showers: 1 Women’s 1 Men’s (free & excellent). Other facilities: Microwave, double Belfast sink for washing-up, CDP. Stuff for children: 3 swings. Recycling: Glass & food stuffs. Dogs: If well behaved. Fires: No open fires; BBQs off ground (& BBQ available on site). Other: No large groups.

Nearby

Stockton Bury Gardens, Kimbolton (6 miles) – a 4-acre garden with many rare and interesting plants set among medieval buildings including a tithe barn (which is also a restaurant), grotto, cider press and ‘a mock ruined chapel’; 01568 613432. Brockhampton Estate (7¼ miles) – signed walks through parkland and woodland rich in wildlife, with wooden sculptures scattered throughout; 01885 488099; NT site. There’s also a medieval manor on the estate – see website for the complex opening times and prices.

Food & Drink

King’s Head (free house), Docklow (2 miles) – recently taken over by a trained chef and her husband; the campsite owner will ferry people here by arrangement; 01568 760560.

Opening Times

Easter–Oct.

Location

Contact Nicholson Farm, Docklow Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0SL

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Getting There

Train station: Leominster (6 miles) – Shrewsbury to Hereford line. No onward bus to site.

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