Waterloo farm leisure Great Oxendon, Market Harborough

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  1. Robmac

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    I have just booked a couple of nights at this site for next week.

    The pitches are huge and right next to the lake with 2 swims allocated per pitch. I paid a visit there this morning to see if the site looked ok and was not disappointed.

    Fishing wise, looks to be an easy venue with lots of Carp, Tench, Bream and Barbel, not my usual type of fishing (I prefer 'proper' Carp and Barbel venues) but should keep me entertained. I do have a bit of a thing about keeping Barbel in lakes as it doesn't seem natural, but if they are thriving who am I to argue?

    Cafe looked nice as did the breakfasts they were serving, there is even a small bar but only open until 4 pm, there is a pub about a mile away though.

    Cost me £57 for 2 nights including EHU and that does include the cost of fishing.

    Anybody been?

    http://www.waterloofarmleisure.co.uk/
     
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    2 swims per pitch? Enlighten me please....:think:
     
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    I think he means areas of water to fish in might be a bit slimy for the other sort of swimming!!
     
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    We live nearby and have used it occasionally and always good and homely. Don't fish so can't comment on that. Not everybodies cup of tea but we Like it.
     
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    This is our usual haunt when back in the UK. We have been spending our summer months here for the last 4 or 5 years. Have been away this week but back tomorrow for a few days, then off to the Thetford meet.
     
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  6. Robmac

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    I do apologise, I should've said 2 platforms per pitch to fish from with exclusive use from the pitch.
     
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  7. Armytwowheels

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    For yours and others info - Market Harborough is just a short 5 minute drive from the campsite. Alternatively there is the Brampton Valley Way which runs right past the site and into the centre of the town, providing flat, traffic free cycling or walking into the centre.

    There is loads of eating and shopping opportunities with the town being 50% independent shops and 50% the usual chain shops.

    Foxton Locks is nearby and worth well worth a visit.
     
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    I couldn't have put it better. The only thing I would add is that the Brampton Valley way also is interesting in the Northampton direction passing through a couple of long tunnels.
     
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    We used to stay a lot, new fishing platforms since the last stay but last stay was not good toilets where disgusting and bins overflowing when we got there on the Thursday and where still the same on the Sunday.

    Guy next to us set his fishing rods up cast out and then left with his kids on bikes for the day, Alarms going off in the end I went over played the carp and brought his rods in, he was not happy and proceeded to leave them back out again at night alarms going off even with signs saying no fishing at night. Wasn’t impressed with staff response so won’t be back.
     
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  10. Armytwowheels

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    They do have a new facilities cleaner now and the showers are being kept very well.
     
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    The site was quite busy when we cycled past yesterday
     
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  12. Robmac

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    We're having a couple of nights in Stiffkey, Norfolk starting today and then to Waterloo farm on Tuesday.

    I'm looking forward to it and will report back.
     
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    Come and say hello, we are pitch no 22.
     
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    Careful saying that you'll have all us local Funsters queuing up.
     
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    Well, that can only mean one thing, a mini meet!
     
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