Looking for your next campervan adventure?
Read our review of The Hidden Hideaway campsite; a rural gem in the stunning Leicestershire countryside.
The Hidden Hideaway is a small glamping and campsite on a working, family farm, set amongst 400 acres of beautiful rolling Leicestershire countryside.
Surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, there are several country pubs nearby and it’s just a short drive to nearby Market Harborough and Uppingham.
Our booking was for a two-night stay in early October, which was arranged with a group of friends. The site is happy to take groups, providing the ‘no noise after 10.30pm’ policy is adhered to.
The booking was made over the phone and organised quickly and efficiently by a very friendly and helpful member of staff. It’s a small site with ten motorhome/caravan grass pitches measuring 11m x 9m with a 6m gap in between each. This was more than ample for our campervan, so we booked a grass pitch, without EHU. There are five with EHU and our need for electricity wasn’t as great as others in our party. The pitch cost £15, per night.
The campsite is equipped with two luxury shower and toilet rooms, an undercover wash up area, all of which were spotlessly clean and well maintained. There was an additional outdoor toilet named ‘the Lav Shack’, which had its own wash basin and hot water. The were several picnic benches on site and a grassed play area to keep the children busy. Dogs are also allowed but must be always kept on a lead when outside.
The EHU pitches were mostly level, but the grass non-EHU pitches were on a slight slope, which meant levelling chocks were needed. The grass was well maintained to a good length, but due to heavy rainfall the night before, the wheels on our van were spinning as we tried to position on the chocks and unfortunately this churned up the grass. Luckily there was no further rainfall as we feared we may have found ourselves stuck when we tried to leave.
In the undercover wash up area, there was a first aid kit and book along with a folder full of information on places to visit and things to do. We decided to take a walk to the nearest village, which was just 1.7 miles away, via the public footpaths, which took us through the rolling hills and surrounding fields. This proved to a be a tricky walk as we found ourselves traversing fields of cows, which should be done with caution.
The site allows fire pits, and you can either hire one from the campsite or bring your own. We had our own and this meant we could sit outside and stargaze and keep warm by the campfire.
After 10:30pm the campsite fell silent as it was situated well off-road, there was no passing traffic to keep us awake. As the name suggests, it is very much a hidden hideaway and certainly one we recommend if you are looking for a peaceful getaway in the country.