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Visitor Reviews - Rectory Hill Certificated Site

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Rectory Hill Certificated Site
Rectory Hill Barns
Holt Road
Cley Next The Sea
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR25 7TX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01263 741138

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Pitches: 5 Vans + Tents
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 22 Reviews
              8/10 from 22 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. You must be a Club member to use this site.

Reviews:  22 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Steve44 1 review from this member

Have just spent a week here and found the site is well located for touring the surrounding area, with some good pubs and restaurants within driving and walking distance, particularly

The George in Cley. The site itself is very clean, with the only criticism being the lack of toilet facilities. There is

Only one male and one female toilet and when the site had eight

Caravans and ten tents camping, this resulted in queues at times. But to be fair they were still kept spotlessly clean.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jillnandy 6 reviews from this member

Not what we expected as we had booked it understanding that it was a small 5 site plus up to 10 tents. However when we arrived I counted at least 35 units of tents motorhomes and caravans. There was also a tent occupying our pitch. The owner did move the tent and we were able to pitch up. However the facilities were stretched with the amount of people on the site. A few days later the site quietened down and the showers and toilets were easier to use. I would not return here as I thought we had booked a small site and it was not. If you are looking to book a small site then be warned the main site takes up to around 30 units 12 on electric hook up the rest tents then a field before the main which can take up to 5 further tents although at one point during our stay a motor home was on that too with a hook up organised! Sorry but would not return here.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Anon854hd 4 reviews from this member

We stayed here for one night, a Friday, we'd have liked to stay the Saturday but left it late to book and the owner said they were full for sat, however it seemed this was because he insisted on allowing large pitch spaces, so it never seemed crowded.

It is really well located for peace and quiet, and was a very peaceful campsite. We were just a couple, I don't think it would be very well suited to families.

Owner showed us our pitch, although after that we didn't see him at all.

The facilities were clean and reasonably modern. Whilst they are limited I never had to wait and the site was pretty full at that time.

Overall, it was a nice peaceful site, clean and spacious, but nothing incredible or outstanding.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Eriba 7 reviews from this member

When we arrived the owner was cleaning up the small area on the way in, he said there had been a party group in for the weekend, there was mattress's, sleeping bags, beer cans and rubbish ! Told us what pitch we were on, and can you paid now cos site full and most have not paid. He said it is a bit full at the moment but most leaving today, no one left but more arrived. When we got to the pitch and started to set up he then came to tell us to move, he had over booked. The site says 5 vans and tents, there is 5 hard standing on one side and over the other side was 5 caravan/motor homes and 8 tents when we visted. Dogs not on leads doing their business all over and not been picked up, kids having games of cricket or rounders in the middle, balls hitting vans. One toilet ladies/gents with two showers for the number of people. Before our visit her we had been on caravan club CL site paying £12 or £15 per night and excellent sites, this site is £21. This is reason we have not renewed our Caravan and camping membership! Poor standards on sites.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Asummersday 3 reviews from this member

A very enjoyable Easter weekend. A very helpful and friendly owner. Very good and clean facilities. Only one toilet and two showers for the ladies which does not sound very much, however I was never left waiting. A small and ideally located campsite for a peaceful weekend away. I would certainly recommend this site, but perhaps not for families.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: PeeDeeM 3 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a 5 night stay over Easter and think this review may offer some insight for future campers. The site has 5 spacious hard standings as it says in the CCC Certified Site description plus one grass pitch, all with electric hook-ups, on the side with the facilities block but on the opposite side of the field there are numerous grass pitches – over Easter there were approximately 20 units comprising caravans / motorhomes / ents on site in total and consequently toilet / shower facilities were over-stretched and queuing inevitable. The sandy soil is light and drains well and all pitches have ample space between them. The centre of the field is used by children / families for ball games etc. At present there aren't any good hedges around the perimeter to offer shelter from the very cold, biting wind that was present while we were there so it felt quite exposed, but the site is fairly new and so this may yet be remedied.

Likewise the unreachable, un-signposted Dog Walk at the far end of the field which we only found out about on our fourth morning from someone on site! The clearing of the 50ft deep border of bushes and dense brambles in front of the access to the Dog Walk had begun but without being armed with a machete and dragging your dogs through the prickly brambles (which they were very reluctant to do) it was inaccessible to all but the very brave! We couldn't help commenting that a couple of hours with a strimmer before the very busy Easter weekend would have cleared a small access path - and as the charge is £1. 50 per dog, per night (and we have 3 so paid £4. 50 each night) for absolutely nothing, we were a bit miffed and were left wondering why there was a charge at all! Not good value for money and not very fair as the CCC do not charge for dogs but always offer the basic facilities of a respectable Dog Walk with waste bin. Because of the inaccessibility of the Dog Walk, owners were allowing dogs to relieve themselves in front of this brambly area where we were camped! – and sadly, not everyone cleared up as one of our party found to his cost when he trod it into his vehicle!

The facilities block has one WC and two spacious showers in the Ladies and likewise the Gents plus a Disabled room with WC only (no disabled shower facilities). Because the site was busy the ever-dwindling loo rolls in both Ladies & Gents had completely run out by our fourth evening and no one from management was around to deal with this – or with the over-flowing dustbins, where the Bank Holiday weekend’s rubbish was piled all around!

On arrival it took us three visits to Reception before we found anyone to pay the balance for our pitch and the man apologised saying they were very busy getting their Barn ready for its Easter guests – and we never saw the owner again throughout our stay. We weren't given any paperwork – no receipt for our payment, no information sheet about facilities on site, emergency doctors etc, or places to visit in the area. And on the last morning when we left we could find no motorhome waste water disposal point anywhere either.

All in all a new, quite expensive site that wasn't ready for the influx of guests that had been booked in and not one we will be revisiting or recommending to our camping friends.

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