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Visitor Reviews - Sycamore Cottage Certificated Site

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Sycamore Cottage Certificated Site
Soff Lane
Barton Upon Humber
Lincolnshire   (Browse area)
DN19 7NA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01469 533986  or  07880 507524

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Pitches: 5 Vans + Tents
Open: Easter - 31st Oct

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 2 Reviews
              10/10 from 2 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. It is a member only site - you may be able to join on arrival - please check direct with the site.


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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Monkmolloy 1 review from this member

As first time caravanners we were totally out of our depth. We had no clue at all how to use any of the equipment on our caravan. My husband was working in the area and didn't want to into digs, so we bit the bullet and hey presto we now belong to the caravan elite.

All I can say is how fantastic our experience has been. Vicky and Ian were so helpful and friendly from the moment we arrived. They went out of their way to help us set up. The pitch is all grass and level. Beautiful location. Watching the sun rise over the fields in the morning was amazing. We followed the antics of a male pheasant and his harem along with all other manner of wild birds. A very quiet, accessible site, perfect for a lazy week away. The amenities are excellent, always extremely clean but also products available if someone has used the shower room before you. A microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer, kettle, iron, ironing board and sink are all there for general use. There is even a rotary washing line. TV reception was mostly great but as the trees fill with leaves it may become a little patchy. Internet and mobile phone reception also mostly good. Internet is free, which is a rare thing.

A railway line runs along side the site, the trains run once every two hours, to be honest they did not cause any disturbance. You do need a vehicle to get around the area. There are no pathways and the roads are quite narrow and busy. There is good shop with ATM in Barrow, about two miles away, also takeaway shops, a butchers and couple of pubs. Barton which is about 5miles has a large Tesco, Lidl, co-op and various other shops. Over the Humber bridge you have lots of options for shops, malls, retail outlets. About 15-20 mins drive. Going south you have Cleethorps and Grimsby, Lincoln about an hour away. Sycamore cottage is brilliantly situated for most of North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

Hopefully we will return soon to Sycamore Cottage. Whatever happens in the future this fabulously run site has given us very high expectations for our future caravanning adventures.

Thank you Vicky and Ian. Great work

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MissElaineous 37 reviews from this member

A suberbly equipped site with very friendly owners. From receiving a text from Vicky on the day of my arrival, advising me if they were out to pitch up and familiarise myself with the facilities, to her offering us a lift to the railway station for our day out to Cleethorpes.

It is a small site with 6 electric hook-ups. The facilities include toilet, shower, washing-up sink with drainer, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, kettle and toaster. Washing up liquid and other cleaning products are available. Always very clean and plenty of hot water. The shower is like nothing I have ever come across on a campsite before. It has a seat, water jets from above, sides and below, coloured lighting and a radio. There were toiletry products in the shower in case you had forgotton your own. Outside the facilility block is wooden decking with patio furniture. Free wifi is available, so that, coupled with the wonderful shower, has made this site a favourite of my teenage daughter. The owners are campers themselves, so have worked hard to provide every possible thing that a camper could wish for to make a comfortable stay.

Very little road noise here, and quiet at night, it was lovely to lie in my sleeping bag and listen to the owls. The nearby railway is only a local line carrying 2-hourly passenger trains between Barton-upon-Humber and Cleethorpes and there are no trains overnight. We walked to the Thornton Abbey railway station and took a train to Cleethorpes (seaside resort) for the day. Thornton Abbey itself, a British Heritage property, is well worth a visit. If you are going to arrive back in the dark, I would advise taking a torch and wearing a hi-vis vest as there is no footpath.

I can't wait to go back again next year. Pity it is not open all year or I would be there next month for a spot of winter camping and to use the provided washing machine drum fire pit. A great site for a relaxing weekend.

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