Access Statement

INTRODUCTION

Fair Farm Hideaway is a small, friendly, quiet and secluded site, in a pretty rural lakeside setting.

The Shepherd hut site is located on our family farm and you will have open views across our grassland as well as beautiful far-reaching views across the Leicestershire countryside.

The Shepherd hut site has been designed to ensure each hut has a unique view of the lake, whilst being landscaped to provide a designated private area for each hut.

Visitors will be able to walk and cycle through established and newly created wild life habitats.

LOCAL AREA

The Shepherd huts’ site is positioned on the outskirts of the village of Waltham on the Wolds, which is 5 miles north of the quaint market town of Melton Mowbray, the renowned rural capital of food in the county of Leicestershire.

Waltham on the Wolds is also located within the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, with the magnificent Belvoir Castle situated 6 ½ miles away.

Further north of the village, along the main A607 and across the border into Lincolnshire, lies the town of Grantham. Grantham is situated 10 miles from Waltham on the Wolds and is on the main East Coast train line with regular trains from London taking a little over an hour.

ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES

Waltham on the Wolds is situated along the A607 between Melton Mowbray and Grantham.

Waltham lies 5 miles north of Melton Mowbray with the access to Fair Farm Hideaway from the A607 via a dedicated road, located on the edge of the village of Waltham on the Wolds, adjacent to the Waltham Hall Nursing Home. Directions and an area map with a photo of the access lane is available to view on our website.

There is a coded barrier on the access road to the Shepherd hut area. You will be provided with a code during your stay.

Once booked you will receive booking confirmation via e-mail along with detailed directions. Further details you may require are available at the reception upon arrival.

We ask visitors who have any special needs or requirements to let us know on booking; we will try our best to accommodate.

There is ample parking in the huts’ designated car park, a short distance from the Shepherd huts over the oak footbridge. Assistance with transfer from car to hut can be provided by prior arrangement.

Admission to the site is from 3.00 pm with departure before 10:30am for Shepherd huts.

The reception is located in the Shepherd hut office at the top of the drive, please following the signs. Please pull in completely off the A607 well into the site roadway so as not to block the road.

You will see a parking area close to the Shepherd hut office. If for any reason there is no-one available in the office, please phone the mobile number noted on the door and someone will be along shortly to show you to your Shepherd hut.

Well behaved, friendly dogs are welcome in designated Shepherd huts by prior agreement (maximum of 1 well behaved dog per hut) and an additional charge is made for this facility. Please see site plan which indicates which huts accommodate dogs.

Dogs must not be left unattended in the Shepherd huts and please do not let your dogs on the furniture.

There is ample space in an adjacent field to exercise your dog, with bins provided for dog waste. Whilst on site, all dogs must be on their lead.

There is footpath access to the village shop, pub and other amenities, please ask for details at reception upon your arrival. Likewise other general information, such as emergency contact details, taxi and bus information, local eateries, local shops for amenities etc. is also available at the reception.

In the event of any emergencies, a first aid kit is located in each Shepherd hut and fire extinguishers can be located adjacent to the recycling point, and in each hut.

Owners can be contacted either onsite or by mobile phone which is clearly marked on the notice board and in the office along with all other emergency details, including local Hospitals, Doctors, Vets, Fire, Police etc.

Each hut has a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide monitor. Although we have a fire blanket and fire extinguishers in each hut, in the unlikely event of a fire, please follow the evacuation procedure and make your way to fire point at the recycling point as clearly marked.

The evacuation procedure can be found in all Shepherd huts as well as in the reception. On arrival please make yourself aware of this procedure and the fire assembly point.

Please keep all entrances and exits free from obstruction in case of an emergency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are a non-smoking establishment.

There are exterior lights on all Shepherd huts and we have also provided outdoor lighting surrounding the Shepherd huts. Subdued lighting will illuminate the roadway from the site to the village. Wifi access is available – details on arrival.

There is mobile phone coverage but it varies between networks.

Our website provides a wealth of information about local attractions, activities, special events, places to visit and special offers. This information is also available from the reception desk upon arrival.

We can also provide a list of recommended pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes as well as maps and details of local walks.

We welcome your feedback to help us to continually improve our service. If you have any comments or thoughts we would be pleased to hear them. Please complete the evaluation at the end of your stay or email us at info@fairfarm.co.uk