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Visitor Reviews - South Lea Caravan Park

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South Lea Caravan Park
The Balk
Pocklington
York
York   (Browse area)
YO42 2NX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01759 303467

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Pitches: 60
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 118 Reviews
              9/10 from 118 Reviews


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Reviews:  118 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Seaweeds 1 review from this member

First time at this campsite. Only third time in caravan but this was the best site so far, booked again already.

Very friendly staff, couldn't do enough to help. Advice on local establishments, security key card entry, toilet block was very clean and lots of hot water.

Pitch was grass, although there is hard standing too, as well as long stay.

Easy location to find. Local butchers in Pocklington was excellent. Local Aldi and Sainsburys too. Gliding club nearby and an old canal partly weeded over. Nice, quiet place with local Hall and gardens.

Lovely stay, saw an owl sat on the neighbours caravan aerial.

Going back with bikes to try out the canal towpath.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrsdjacks 2 reviews from this member

Good access roads onto site. Hard standing pitch close to toilet/shower block. The Owners booked us in and was more than helpful with lots of useful information about the surrounding area, recommending places to visit and eat. The shower and toilet block was adequate, spotlessly clean but we were there in March and was a little on the cold side. The site is kept very clean wine bins emptied daily. Beverley was about a 20 min drive away and the local village Pocklington is less than 5 mins away in the car. It's a lovely village with everything you'd want. We got the bus into York, the stop is straight outside the site, which was really handy, it took about 30 mins. Lovely peaceful site.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chris Hume 16 reviews from this member

Well what can I say. As we were in the area we returned to Southlea.

Another excellent 3days, same as last September.

1 night on the grass and 2 nights on hard standing right next to the loo.

Toilet/showers as good as last year.

Louise very helpful again.

Cant fault this campsite one bit. Some people are very picky with their remarks. After leaving here we stayed at a site near Harrigate, then one in Ilkley moor before heading back south. All in all we had 15 nights away 9 different site & southlea was at the top of our list with a couple of others for being excellent.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Hot cats 1 review from this member

What a great site!

We stayed there in August and from the warm welcome when we first arrived we knew we were in for a treat. The little reception cabin is full of info on the area and the owners have also put together a couple of folders full of details of where to visit and suggestions on eating out places.

What a refreshing change to find our hard standing pitch was very roomy and backed onto a well maintained flower border. For dog owners there is an enormous meadow where their pooches can stretch their legs, there is even a dog shower, especially useful this summer with the endless sunshine.

The toilet block is kept very clean and is very homely with its flowered tiles and wooden loo seats.

The site itself is very well maintained, with both the owners and their friendly wardens, Heather and Gary, doing their upmost to keep the place looking neat and tidy.

We enjoyed visits to Beverley and York and spent a couple of days exploring the beautiful Wolds which you can see from the site.

This site is a credit to the lovely owners, Nick and Louise. We cannot wait to return to this gem of a site next year!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Helrobo 6 reviews from this member

This was probably the warmest welcome that we have had for a site. Plenty of space between the units and the water and bins are widespread throughout the site. The area was regularly emptied and kept clean as were the toilet block. I was a little concerned at the number of showers but to be honest most of the time despite being a bank holiday the toilets were pretty empty and I never had to wait at all.

Very helpful owners who were keen for all to enjoy the area and very helpful.

I would certainly return to this site.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chbemjd 2 reviews from this member

This is a lovely neat and well looked after site. The owners had a very warm welcome for us. They even offered us the use of a caravan he had in his garden should it be needed as there was a weather warning for storm force winds and heavy rain, however, thankfully this wasn't necessary as our wonderful Vango tent looked after us very well and stood upto the battering. Sadly then it goes downhill. After reading some of the other reviews on this site referring to the seasonal stays I totally agree that its very much a case of 'if your face fits'! Although there are no signs saying 'Adults Only site' it became quite apparent that children (yes children) are welcome providing they are kept on a lead. I also couldn't see any signs saying 'Children on bikes not allowed' but its quite obvious these are also not welcome. Forgive me if I am wrong but isnt camping all about peace and relaxation and enjoying the open space? which applies to both children and adults, Oh my word. Sadly not here.

As I mentioned at the beginning it is a lovely site but unfortunately in the wrong place. There is a constant drone of traffic from the nearby busy A1079 day and night. I would also highly recommend packing your ear defenders for both day and night. After a few mornings of been woken up (0650 hours)by what could only be described as mini bombs going off in the nearby fields and shot guns going off aftr dark (8. 45pm) I began to think we were camping on an army shooting range. The gun shots were very frightening. I called the site owners and they went to investigate. I was told it was farmers 'lamping' although they did say they shouldn't be shooting at that time on an evening. The day before we were due to leave we were sat outside our tent and yet another two very loud shots were fired into the sky from the neighbouring field which was the final straw for us, we packed up and headed home. Needless to say we will not be returning.

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