Just come back from this site. We have been from last Friday until today ( Monday ). 3 Nights 4days. Arrival Friday around 16. 30 pm. Departure Monday 11. 30 am
The owners are very friendly and helpful, as already in other reviews written, the site is very clean and maintained
A really nice layout for a caravan site with some trees, benches to sit outside, all hard standings are nicely layout, with gravel, looks like fresh done. Grass between the Hardstanding pitches gives you some privacy. Grass pitches available in the middle. Loads of electric boxes.
A playground next to the coffee shop, which is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, between 9. 00am and 2. 00 pm.
Well, we had a take away as we couldn't leave the dogs alone in the van. It was good and can be recommended. The site can be recommended as well. Lovely and quiet.
Most of the Hardstanding pitches are vacated by season touring caravan, which are standing all year, so there was only 3 pitches available on Hardstanding when we booked. Loads grass pitches available. Storage facilities available too.
It says on the internet do not use sat nav to go there, and I have to say the postcode brings you around 12 miles away, so I used google maps and came straight to my destination. The access road is full with potholes, lol, and by rain half flooded.
There is no shop on site, so anything you may need has to be purchased from market rasen, which is 1, 5 miles away from the site. We had a take away from the local Italian shop called Capri which was very good.
Loads of walks starting from the actually caravan park, into the woods. The also is a dog wash which is very practical. Tents are allowed, they have a extra field for rally's and stuff.
A late arrival place is outside the barriers. Barriers used as security only open between 8. 00am and 10. 00 pm. You could see this as a way to stop people from driving around the site at night. Well opinion to everybody themselves.
The downturn for us
The offered wifi which is stated in the advertisement available in the pitch price is absolutely crap. Sorry, but not working. We tried it with following equipments, I pad, I phone, Android phones, Notebook, Tab, Windows pad, And we had only sometimes 1 bar, limited internet access. Well, unless you sit on the steps on the office where the mast is, you will be disappointed. Mobile phone signal very limited, to occasionally. Orange 2g, Vodafone 2g, O2. 2g sometimes.
The showers are old but apparently renovated, in my opinion, there was only some colour thrower on the wall and some laminate out on the floor. Only 2 available in the male, with 4 toilets and 4 sinks. Also they shut between 12. 00 and 14. 00 for cleaning.
We would go again for the peace and quietness including the walks. Not for a time where the rain is every day as it would be very
We hugely enjoyed this site. The pitch sizes were good and well maintained. The toilet block was again well maintained and clean. The owners were friendly.
My only criticism would be the play area as there is some kind of sand / mud pit around the tyres and the children just come back filthy even if they have only been in it 2 mins. Would like to see something less dirty put in its place as we went through clothes like no ones business.
We decided to go away last minute and didn't want to go too far as we knew we would be leaving home after tea on the Friday. Normally like to leave thurs night or early ish on a Friday. So after getting slightly lost, following sat nav. Even though the lovely site owners told hubby not to! So we arrived as it was almost dark & too late to put awning up :-/ Had some help finding a spot and getting rigged up which was great. We had taken our new granddaughter away with us too & our 2 nutty dalmations! Had a nice quiet evening although rather windy outside :-/
Next day we had a lovely breakfast and had a good look round the place. Fab! Plenty of room for each pitch, water tap every 4/5 pitches. Some seasonal, some hardstandings and some grass pitches. Very well looked after all round. A cafe is open at certain times of the year. A kiddies playground. We took the dogs for a good walk around the woods which was lovely as it was a nice sunny afternoon and not too cold at all. Showers and washing area excellent. Best thing of all we thought. And wish other sites would have it too. Was the DOG WASH area! Fab, doesn't take much to add this facility and its something we talk about regularly when we go away. So 10 out of 10 for tht guys! We had a very pleasant stay and will definitely go back soon.
Booked the site via phone on Friday morning in mid March. Only grass pitches left (which means in summer you will probably need to book in advance). Both the site's web page and the very helpful lady on the phone said, 'don't follow your sat nav', however with little time to make other arrangements, I followed the Kia's sat nav and ended up having to ring the site and be talked in.
Owners have had the site two years and have transformed it. We arrived in the dark and very helpful chap helped me find the pitch, get the van level and unhitch. I was a little worried about lack of lightning on site, but wow, once my eyes adjusted the star gazing was awesome. Site hard standings and grass pitches all with 10 amp hook up. My grass pitch was a slightly sloping, but nothing major. 10amp always gives us issues with the Bailey's microwave, and we know to turn everything off before engaging micro power! Lots of water points, but I could find only two CDP's not a big issue on a site this size. Excellent location near to Walesby woods, both dogs very pleased with the walks. Site has a good play area for active youngsters.
Toilet block was clean, warm and showers had plenty of hot water, a shower mate might help, if you have one. Site also boasts a cafe, it was yet to open for the season, but menu looked good. Market Rasen, close by, has everything you need. We could hear some trains and a couple of cars, but neither was intrusive at all. Weather was once again kind, and we had two days of sunshine.
We paid 44 pounds for two nights, Andrea, myself and the two dogs. Happy to recommend the site, but I'd expect it to be booked during summer.
Very nice site, wasn't around much in the days I stayed, but everything appeared shipshape, so I can pretty much go along with the other positive reviews on here. Just one major query though that no one else seems to have mentioned: what on earth is the 10pm curfew all about? If you arrive back after this time you have to park outside the site as no traffic movement is allowed on site between 10pm and 8am. Rather archaic, isn't it?
Having read the reviews and just purchased our first touring caravan decided to stay close to home for our first trip, unfortunately there was no power when we arrived due to the bad weather, but the owners were very good and helped us set up and showed us how to get the gas working, we were able to pick our own pitch and even told we could practice reversing and parking the van into different pitches to get use to it, they could not do enough for us and made us feel very settled, this is a lovely site and I would not hesitate in recommending it for it's peace, tranquillity and beautiful wooded walks, it was perfect for us having two dogs.
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