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Welcome To Thornton Nurseries

David Smith
Thornton Nurseries
Reservoir Road
LE67 1AN

Tel :  01530 230331

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Caravan and Motorhome Club
Members Only
5 Outfits Only


We are located just three miles from J22 of the M1. Ideal base to break journey up or to explore the north of Leicestershire and beyond. Set beside picturesque reservoir, opportunities for multitude of walks, trout fishing, golf, National Space centre, Bosworth Battle Field, The national cycle track, Loughborough 8 miles, Leicester 10 miles. Set in working nursery growing trees, shrubs, bedding and Fuchsia specialist. The village has shop 2 pubs offering home cooked food and real ales.

Facilities : Adults only, Suitable for Caravans and Motorhomes , Easy access, Electric hook up available, Scenic Views, Hardstanding pitches, Dogs welcome, Wi-Fi available .

Nearby : Cafe/Tea room, Fishing, Golf, Public transport, Restaurant/Pub, Shop

Open : All year

Pitch Fee : from £15

Reviews  ↓

Well positioned discrete Cl site

Well positioned site , opposite Thornton reservoir, offering good local walks. The site is compact and secluded , although close to the road it is well concealed and very private.

Could do with some improvement

We spent 2 nights at this CL which was full. Our pitch had a small grass area which had not been cut recently and had grass cuttings etc dumped nearby. Being a working nursery the gates were locked outside business hours but you can get out on foot. Thornton Reservoir is just over the road and is a very pleasant walk with dogs. Had to tell the owner that the chemical disposal tank was overflowing, got the impression that they don't go down to the CL part that often. Don't think we will return.

Re Visited

Returned again 2016. Great Site Very Warm Welcome as always. Great Walks for the dogs. Very Wet weekend but still a lovely stay. We did struggle with some TV stations, even with a booster. I agree with previous review maybe the area could do with a little TLC, but do not let this put you off. Local Shop for papers/milk/bread, handy if you are in a Motor Home.

Lovely location

The site is located close to the reservoir and from our pitch we had a good view . Lots of great walking from the site around the reservoir and also fields and woods beyond. The owner very pleasant and his nursery full of quality plants , well worth a look. We spent three nights and it was wet and windy but the site is well protected and we felt the benefit during the storm. The downside for us is that the site is a little small and a bit overgrown around the edges. There were three on when we were there and I'm glad it wasn't full. There is limited grass area to sit out and hard standing a little rough . As we didn't have good weather it wasn't a problem but may have felt cramped if we had wanted to sit out with dogs on a sunny day. Will visit again as a excellent stop over point so close to M1

Weekend spot

A spring getaway and very welcoming owners. Access just needed a little care for our motorhome, 20.5 feet. Lovely to be right beside the reservoir although no actual views. Quiet and some nice walks especially to village pub and round the reservoir - the nursery was a temptation too!!

Directions : From M1 Junction 22 take exit signposted Stanton, Thornton. At the roundabout take 1st exit signposted Markfield. After about 1.75 miles turn right at the T-junction signposted Thornton, Ratby. After about 2 miles turn right into reservoir road signposted Thornton. The site is on the left in about 0.75 mile just past the reservoir.