7 Water­close Mead­ows Camp­site

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You can’t pitch much closer to the his­toric Houghton Mill than at Water­close Mead­ows, a camp­site run by the Na­tional Trust. Vis­i­tors can make the most of time spent on this peace­ful site, which of­fers views over the Ouse Val­ley and plenty of space, so you won’t feel hemmed in by other units. While you’re here, make sure you visit the 18th-cen­tury water­mill it­self, which is still work­ing – you can learn all about milling flour and even give it a go your­self. The pitches all have elec­tric hook-ups, and are all grass. The toi­let block has dis­abled fa­cil­i­ties, a chem­i­cal dis­posal point, laun­dry ma­chines and fresh water. The site also has a handy small shop for es­sen­tials. And if you feel like hav­ing an af­ter­noon treat, you can pop across to the Na­tional Trust tea room for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The lo­ca­tion of the site is ideal – not only for the water­mill, but also for the nearby vil­lages of Houghton and Wy­ton, where there are cosy pubs and a vil­lage shop. While you are vis­it­ing these pic­turesque vil­lages, make sure to take a stroll around so you can en­joy the tra­di­tional thatched cot­tages and pretty gar­dens. When you book your stay on this site, you can re­quest a pitch close to the river­side, which will be even more re­lax­ing.

Site es­sen­tials Ad­dress Houghton Mill, Hunt­ing­don, Cam­bridgeshire PE28 2AZ Tel 01480 466 716 Web www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk Open 23 March-28 Oc­to­ber Pets wel­come? Yes Tour­ing pitches 53 Tar­iff (pitch+2+hook-up) £24-£27 Great for… Pitch­ing up right next...

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