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Visitor Reviews - Barlings Country Holiday Park

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Barlings Country Holiday Park
Barlings Lane
Lincolnshire   (Browse area)
LN3 5DF   See Map
Tel: 01522 753200
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Pitches: 25
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 16 Reviews
                8/10 from 16 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring <10 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk On Site   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  16 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Edwa43 6 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for three nights in July ’17. The site location is great – about 7 miles from Lincoln, a short bus journey, with the bus stop in the village about ½ mile walk.

There is little else around in the village, no shops, one pub with strange opening hours (so worth checking the board outside), nicely done out and friendly staff though.

The site has a gate entrance which needs a fob for in and out (£10 refundable deposit). The site comprises of tent area, fishing ponds, seasonal caravanners, touring field, two log cabins and caravan storage.

We arrived and were allocated a pitch right next to the toilet block, I wasn’t keen on this so requested an alternative and were advised the ones that were free the duration of our stay and advised we could have a look and pick one. We did and the spot we chose was lovely. Still close to the toilet block as this is in the field / grassed area for tourers, but far enough away. The new toilet block comprises of 5 wet rooms (one of them probably primarily for the log cabin use) and one separate shower and one separate toilet. No chemical disposal.

We had a walk around site after we were pitched and realised we had been very lucky with our location. The seasonal area is very cramped, almost on top of each other and quite loud. The old toilet block is in this area, which doesn’t look very nice and the chemical disposal is here too, which is a proper loo in a portaloo cabin – bit gross, not clean. This is also where the hard standing was, had we opted for hard standing, we would have asked to move location or even have left the site as we couldn’t have stayed this close to the seasonals. Some of the seasonal caravanners treated the place like a nightclub. I am not trying to be a party pooper but no one needs music loud enough for other sections of the site to hear and certainly not late at night after the time when they should have turned it off (according to the paperwork issued at check-in).

Unfortunately, despite the nicely done out, seemingly quite new toilet / shower block, the facilities were dirty each time either myself or hubby went to use them. I don’t mean grassy floors or cobwebs; it is a campsite this is to be expected. But other caravanners feel it is not their responsibility to clean up their ‘mess’ even though loo brushes are provided. It is disgusting! Whilst not the fault of the campsite as it is the people using the facilities, perhaps if the facilities were checked more frequently then the rest of us wouldn’t have to deal with that. This was raised with the warden and we were advised there was a new cleaner, who was off that day. In fairness the next day when they had been cleaned they were gleaming. Perhaps feedback for the site should be to put signage up to remind users that the facilities are for everyone and to leave them in a clean and acceptable standard.

In the main it is a nice campsite but has a lot of potential to be great campsite. If you are in the area it’s worth a visit for a couple of nights.

Date of Visit: November 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jegordon 8 reviews from this member

Good location for Lincoln, site down quiet lane away from a busy road. Bus stop within ½ mile walk. Entry is by a gate operated with a fob system so is well secure.

No shop within walking distance, so maybe reception could sell 'essentials'. There is a pub a 10 min walk away which has been refurbished with good beer.

The site is a bit tired and in need of some upgrading ie. Old toilet block/signage. I thought some of the grass pitches should be graveled with the site being open all year, would look better than placing cones around wet areas. Also, some of the seasonal tourers let the site down by needing a good wash and some of the awnings are in poor condition and look as if they have been up from 1 year to the next.

Could be a gem of a site if the owners want it to be.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Astro tone 1 review from this member

Unfortunately this site is getting worse and from a fishing point of view it is now down to 1 lake (the Kingfisher lake is unfishable unless you clear your swim due to lack of water maintenance) bringing in a water bailiff or someone that cares about fishing ect. Would be a good start, as this is an unacceptable situation to be in if you're charging for fishing in a lake there shouldn't be the need to do the job of the site staff(water bailiff). The new toilet block although well located, and well thought out it is no longer maintained as it used to be it has gone from checked and cleaned every day to wait till someone complains or as and when it's thought about. As for value for money the camping yes is great but the fishing does need a lot to be desired, especially after all the larger fish were removed when it ownership was taken over. After going when it was under the old owner and regularly to date it is a noticeable slip of standards although the new toilet/shower block was brought in under this owner and a much needed improvement it was. The site is now aiming mainly at the sale of chalets/cabins and hard standings for static vans and moving away from the caravan and motorhome users that come for the fishing or a short stay. This needs to be addressed before it becomes just the owners of the chalets and the people with caravans stored there as the only users as this will not only limit the customers but also the chance of development of farther improvements IE wheelchair access (even the new disabled facilities in the new block feature a step to get over (something that needs addressing to maximise usability in case someone is there without the use of their legs or very unsteady when walking) with the local transport links there is pretty much everything you could need just a short walk and a bus journey away (Lincoln city centre)

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rod+Ali 17 reviews from this member

Lovely quiet site set around fishing lakes.

The facilities were new and clean and not too far from the pitches.

There were a lot of seasonal pitches which looked a little bit crammed in on the hardstanding area, but there was plenty of room on the grassy touring area (next to the new toilet block)

Not much happening in the local village which was a 5 minute walk away - one pub had shut down and the other was undergoing refurbishment and was only open in the evening.

There is a regular bus service to and from Lincoln which cost us £7. 50 each way for 2 adults and a dog.

All in all - a good site which we would use again if in the area.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sammyfaith 2 reviews from this member

2 night stay, beautiful site, excellent staff. A very relaxing stay with the best facilities we have ever come across. No bad sides to this park. 10 minutes from historic City of Lincoln. I don't fish myself but spoke to those who do and all where complimentary of the well stocked lakes.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caz16 1 review from this member

Just had a lovely, peaceful & restful 6 days overlooking the many beautiful views of the lakes & trees.

Husband has enjoyed his successful days of excellent fishing.

Although this has only been our 2nd visit over the last 2 years we haven't changed our opinion of the site or staff.

We witnessed the start of many improvements & now have seen the excellent new toilet/shower block; warm, clean & spacious. The new Clamping Cabin looks awesome.

If you want a quiet midweek break then this is the spot.

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