To ensure everyone who stays at Waterclose Meadows campsite has a great holiday, we have a few simple site rules.

Arrival Times 

After between 1.00pm and before 5.00pm 

There is no late arrivals area. Please do not arrive before 1pm as access to the site is very narrow and there is no waiting area.

Departure times 

Please leave by 12 noon on your day of departure. If you wish to extend your stay, please inform reception before 10am. 

Groups/ Maximum occupancy 

We are happy to welcome organised groups such as educational groups, Dof E, Scouts, Guides, etc. to the site. Family and friend groups are only accepted with prior agreement but our site is not suitable for stag, hen or birthday parties. 

Minimum stay 

There is a minimum stay of two nights at weekends & three nights on Bank Holiday weekends. 


On-site parking is avaliable free of charge for one car per pitch. Further parking is in the local National Trust car park £2.50 per day or free for members


Dogs are welcome on site  but please notify us at the time of booking. Keep them on a lead at all times and please clean up after your dog, promptly. 

Dogs are not allowed inside the pods, except assistance dogs however you must notify us at time of booking if you are bringing an assistance dog with you. 

Quiet please 

We ask that our visitors are considerate to their neighbours at all times, but ‘quiet please’ between 11pm and 7am. 


For obvious reasons, campfires are not allowed, but barbecues are permitted, provided they are raised off the ground. Ask the campsite team for stones if necessary. 


Cooking inside tents or pods is NOT permitted and can be lethal due to carbon monoxide poisoning. 


Smoking is not permitted in the pods or any of the campsite buildings.

Special requests 

Special requests, including requests for adjacent camping pitches, must be indicated to us at the time of booking, we will always do our best to honour them but they cannot be guaranteed. 

Problem or complaint 

Every reasonable care will be taken to ensure that the camping pitch or pod and also site amenities are presented to a high standard. Should you find any cause for complaint, please immediately contact one of the campsite staff, so that reasonable steps can then be taken to rectify the problem. National Trust will not normally make any refunds in respect of complaints made after the Visitor’s departure from the campsite if the Visitor did not make the problem or complaint known to staff during the Visitor’s stay. If you supplied an email address at the time of booking, a survey will be emailed to you for your comments after your stay. Alternatively, a comment form may be completed and left at the campsite reception. All complaints made after the Visitor’s departure should be made in writing by post or email to: 

Campsite manager,
Houghton Mill,
Near Huntingdon,
PE28 2AZ

Email : 

Small print 

In addition to the site rules above we also have some terms and conditions (below) that apply to your booking. Please read through them. 

Campers pitch their tent

Camping terms and conditions 

Terms and conditions which apply to all National Trust campsite bookings.

A view of the campsite at Waterclose Meadow, Houghton Mill

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