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Visitor Reviews - Wagtail Country Park

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Wagtail Country Park
Cliff Lane
Marston
Grantham
Lincolnshire   (Browse area)
NG32 2HU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07814 481088  or  01400 251123

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Pitches: 76
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 36 Reviews
              8/10 from 36 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caravan79 15 reviews from this member

Our first visit and we loved it. We had a large pitch and we had a look around and we would be happy on any of the pitches it is so well laid out. We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and all through our stay. We went to the Welby Arms in nearby Allington and the staff and food were excellent. Good on site dog walking around the park. We will be returning soon.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrskeating 17 reviews from this member

Just returned from a quick weekend break at Wagtail Country Park.

Sue on reception very helpful and friendly from booking to leaving, gave us some very useful information about places to visit locally etc.

The pitches are spacious and level, plenty of room. Nice views over the lake, peaceful and tranquil. We didn't hear any A1 traffic (its a fair way from this site)

Our Pitch was number 56 & close to one of the shower blocks, which were very clean and had everything you need. Just be careful if you have children or vulnerable adults with you, as the radiators and water in taps very, very, hot. (although there are warning notices on wall)

We took 2 dogs and they enjoyed the walks up the back of our pitch onto an open field, however there is a new pond being dug out there for future use, so this may not be suitable for dog walking when all finished.

There are loads of things to do in close proximity to the site, we visited Belton House which is National Trust.

We also visited the Big Shopping Centre called Downtown, which is essentially a big department store, lots of great bargains there!

We also enjoyed a beautiful meal at The Brownlow Arms, which was 10 minutes drive away.

We will definitely return, Hubby will bring fishing tackle next time.

Thanks xx

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Willgina 8 reviews from this member

We booked this site several months ago as my husband likes fishing, and it would be an ideal short break. We paid a 15 deposit and the remainder on arrival a total of 85 for 3 nights. It was a lake view but not a service pitch and not a large pitch. As other caravanners have mentioned we had to park the van in the centre and our car on the right side which was very tight because of the aquaroll and grey waste, as we walked around people with awnings up had not much space at all. We couldn't see much of the lake due to the height of the plants surrounding it, there was a pergola near by with table and chairs but on a closer inspection they were rusty and lots of weeds on the flag area also a bench could have done with a coating of paint. The site is quite big with lodges and they are also building another lake. Just an idea but what about a nice bar or cafe as no pubs are in walking distance which is a shame. The place is very relaxing but didn't wow us. We caravan once a month and have visited lots of places with rivers or lakes where the fishing is included in the price. I am sure people will agree 28. 50 per night with nothing on site is quite expensive, we paid 25 per night for a large service pitch at the side of a lake and club house and lots of extras which we have booked again but if you don't try it you don't know.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Baldrick2 19 reviews from this member

We visited this site for a one night stopover on the way to the Norfolk Broads. Glad it was only one night. Being in a motorhome it was remote and approached it along single track farm roads. The setting around the lakes was pretty and looked well kept. The pitches were large hard-standing. We walked around the perimeter of the site on the path, which took all of 10 minutes, there were cans and bottles thrown down and old faded wildlife boards of birds and plants. This let the site down.

The worst thing were the showers. We used the new block, which consisted of 2 self contained showers/toilets each for men and ladies, which were warm with towel rail. BUT, you entered from outside straight in. The door had a window in, was frosted glass, but as the light came on automatically when entering, and the ladies was right by the path, anyone could see straight in with the shower being on the back wall facing. Don't think that has been thought through! Could hear the road noise from the site also.

This site is good if you fish, as it is all centred around fishing. The information sheet we were given was all about fishing and what you can and cannot do. No emergency phone numbers, local info etc.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mac1937 1 review from this member

My wife and I visited WCP on spec. Serendipity is how we'd describe our visit. Large spaces, quiet, wonderful setting (that lake and walks around the site!). The staff was helpful, (yes, it should be plural - collective noun) and John, the owner was a delight to talk to.

I must make a comment about the pitches. They are all large and hard standings (gravel). Good to park on, and all well appointed by facilities not too far.

We will return. Many thanks.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: NEJane 21 reviews from this member

Stayed here five nights as my son was taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge, held at nearby Belvoir Castle. A lovely site and well maintained.

There are two toilet blocks, one near the entrance and the other, near the top of the field. We used the former. Downside: no benches to place toiletries on, in the shower cubicles. Only one washing machine and dryer (none in the second block). For a site this size those machines will not suffice during the peak. No where to handwash smaller items - am I the only lady who handwashes on holiday?! The second block is better equipped by means of having self-contained cubicles with oodles of space for clothing and toiletries.

As a former carer I have to comment on the overall use of gravel on the site - the whole area is covered in the cream-coloured Windsor gravel! Beautiful to look at but a total nightmare for a manual wheelchair user/carer. I noticed a lady manoeuvring herself around the grassy area, in the centre of the site, on a motorised scooter, didn't see how she coped on the gravel. Not all is negative though, there are good roads feeding from the site, ideal for cycling, and sufficient Rights of Way, if walking is your past-time.

The lady on reception was friendly, on our arrival. Five days later, we left a very quiet site, only a small percentage of pitches were occupied. By my own confession, I hadn't read the site leaflet thoroughly and didn't realise that we should have vacated our pitch at 11 am. We did our best to be on time, once I realised my error and managed to hand our barrier pass back in, only 20 minutes late. My son was welcomed by a quite cutting comment that we were late, when entering the office. Hmmm, I didn't think that was necessary when the site was so empty. Put your official hat back in the box lady, we were hardly causing a line-stopper! Still a lovely site though!

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