Between Christmas and New Year we planned to get away for a few days to try out our new (to us) campervan, an Adria Twin. The original plan was to do the South West coast. Plans changed though when I had a family funeral to attend in Lincolnshire. We ended up staying 1 night at White House Farm campsite in Saxilby, one of The Camping and Caravanning Club Certified Sites.
White House Farm Campsite Saxilby
I know someone who lives in Saxilby so this campsite seemed a good option. The owner confirmed they had availability. Being winter it was already dark when we arrived. It’s not the easiest place to find. We passed through the iron gate and noted the canal boats to our left but we still were not sure if we were in the right place. The farm itself was further up on the right hand side. We were asked to reverse onto a hard standing area in front of what looked like a cow barn. The electric hookup was on the barn wall. Credit / Debit cards were not accepted but it was just a short walk back into the village where the local shop had a cashpoint machine.
In some ways the location is a tranquil setting being that it’s next to a canal. However there is a busy A road the other side of the canal and you do hear traffic noise at night. Pricing is in the £10-12 range which is typical for a Certified Site. There really isn’t too much you can say about this campsite. Like most certified sites, facilities are limited but it’s a decent option if you are looking for somewhere to stay in this area.
Facilities in the local area
If you happen to have arrived with limited supplies then Saxilby is a short walk from the campsite. The local Co-op is open until 10pm most nights for the basics. Another option is One Stop which is open until 11pm and has a cashpoint on the outside wall. For those not wanting to cook you will find a Chinese, Indian, Pizza and Fish & Chip shop. I don’t think Saxilby will mind me saying that it’s a sleepy village and hardly on the tourist map. For those who want things to see and do you might want to head to Lincoln which is a 20 minute drive away. Lincoln is famous for its medieval cathedral. It also has a Castle that has a copy of the Magna Carta and houses a Victorian prison.
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