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South Lea Caravan Park
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North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 60
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 131 Reviews
                9/10 from 131 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 <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ljc579 5 reviews from this member

I can sum this site up all in one word, perfect. Level, clean, friendly, helpful owners, great dog area, with bins for cleaning up after your dog. Beautiful area, great village. If I had to find something to pick, the park could do with a makeover. Other than that great site will return.   

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: G3rmo 18 reviews from this member

What a wonderful site. The owners were so friendly and helpful and the site was marvellously clean. It wasn't very busy so there were no queues in the spotless toilet blocks. We were offered a number of pitches to be close to our friends and the owners provided us with an extension cable free of charge. They were hand rearing 2 lambs and brought them to our tent for our daughter to see and stroke. The play area is adequate.

Beverley is close by with a lovely shopping area and many old fashioned and historic pubs. Stamford Bridge is worth a visit although the actual bridge is closed due to road works.

As other reviewers have mentioned, despite its proximity to a main road this does not cause any problems.

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Fudge11 14 reviews from this member

I can only agree with all the other comments. This is really one of the nicest, prettiest, safest sites we have stayed on. We pitched on the play park and was great to keep an eye on the kids. Immaculate toilets, showers, etc. Very reasonable rates. Canny little pub just out of site entrance, although we appeared to be the only ones in it. Great location, ideal for york, beverley, etc. Will definitely return.y

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Scottishflower2000 11 reviews from this member

A wonderful weekend, although cold!

The site was clean, flat, well drained and we had loads of space to choose our pitch. The toilets were spotless and a supply of books in the office for loan was enough to keep me happy.

We visited the coast, Malton & Thirsk easily from the site so it was a good area. Countryside is marvellous anyway.

Nearest pub was welcoming and warm! The food was wonderful the only meal we had but we visited every evening for a drink & read our papers in a comfy armchair. A short but dark walk back so take a torch.

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Zeldaber 1 review from this member

We spent 3 nights at this site and must say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The site owners were very friendly and helpful telling us about the surrounding area of York and the beaches which was useful as we hadn't had time to research the area beforehand.We were asked if we wanted to keep our unit on site on our departure date to allow and extra day exploring York which we were grateful for. Security on site is excellent with the issue of a card to open up a barrier (don't lose it though or it will cost you £10!). Toilets were clean, with free hot water, no queues and I frequently saw the owners cleaning them throughout the day. There was a very useful van visiting in the morning selling eggs, papers, milk. Good children's playing area which was frequently used. The pitches themselves were spirit level flat, soft ground and enough room. There is a road nearby and you can hear the traffic but you soon don't notice. Overall a very positive experience and if we were in the area again we would definitely use this site again.

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nixx 10 reviews from this member

We (2 adults, 3 children) spent 5 nights at South Lea over Easter and would recommend it highly.

It's a beautiful, well-kept, flat park, with wonderfully helpful and friendly owners, Louise and Nick, who just can't do enough for you. They even offered us extra sleeping bags when we were FROZEN on our first night! We were pitched (by choice) on one of 3 pitches on the play area.

There is a reception hut with lots of local information and a security barrier for which you need a pass. The owners live in a house in a field next door so are always on hand. The children's play area is huge and safe and children are asked to stop playing on it after dark. The toilet block is one of the cleanest I've seen, and Louise is in there regularly cleaning and checking it out. Showers are hot and the block is heated. The washing up area is clean and tidy, with 2 sinks, drainers and hot water. There is also a huge dog walk area, which we didn't use, but lots did. There is no shop, but a lady delivers milk, bread, papers etc. Each morning. You can hire gas barbecues for £6 per night including gas.

The village of Pocklington is a 2 minute drive or a nice 10 minute stroll, and there are lots of lovely little shops, a Sainsburys, and a street market on Tuesdays. There are several pubs serving food too. 1 minute walk in the other direction takes you to another pub/motel, but we didn't eat there so I couldn't comment.

The site is within easy distance of the coast - Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington - and we also visited Hull (The Deep) and Flamingo Land. It's a beautiful area with lots of little villages around, and about a 15 minute drive to York.

The only downside I can think of is traffic noise, but to be honest, we were all so tired by bedtime, we hardly noticed it.

We will definitely be visiting again.

Date of Visit: September 2006 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Mileater 1 review from this member

We have just spent three days at South Lea. It was excellent, the reception from the owners who are very helpful. She gave some very good advice as we do not know the area.
Whilst there we noticed how clean the showers and toilet block were and the whole site in general are well maintained. Facilities for dog walking are also handy as they kept away from the main site.
There is a delivery of newspapers milk etc in the morning, which is handy.
The owners are very well accommodating, we intend returning for a longer stay in the foreseeable future.
We would like to thank them for a very enjoyable break.

Date of Visit: September 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Heathers 4 reviews from this member

Visited this site for a weekend as a change from our usual haunts. Pleasantly surprised. Very nice site with flat pitches. Toilet blocks very clean and bright. 5 minutes walk to pub/restaurant that served wonderful food. No shop but there is a van that comes round each morning with bread, milk etc. Only complaint seemed to be the lack of decent tent pitches with electric hookup, there only seemed to be 2 or 3. If you are paying the same price as a caravan why are you not given a decent pitch rather than a rather muddy corner in the playing field area.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: RIDDELL 5 reviews from this member

In agreement with previous reviews - the campsite was very well looked after and the owners were very helpful.
The road noise from the nearby A1079 was however quite intrusive, but we did not lose sleep over it.
The owners appeared be quite new, but took on board ideas - hopefully they will now have a freezer in reception to save them walking to their house everytime someone wanted ice blocks.
All in all an enjoyable stay.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: The staffy clan 5 reviews from this member

Spent three nights at this site and must give Nicholas & Louise full marks for the way the site is run&priced can,t say a bad thing about this site. The (RITZ) shower block is clean no sorry spotlessly clean (cleaned twice daily) with as much hot water as you need. The owners can,t do enough for there guest,s the local information they give is first class i.e. doctors,vets local pubs,take aways,the list is endless. The dog walking area is the RITZ OF DOG WALKS and their even provide poo bags & poo bins on the dog walk (so no excuse for not cleaning it up) The park for kiddies is great.
This site is well worth a visiting & must be put top of the list for anyone visiting Yorkshire Wolds or just a weekend break in York. We will be using this site again and again next year.

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