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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 

Reviews:  131 in total, now showing 11 to 20                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Triciabruce 1 review from this member

We visited this site on Easter Monday and stayed 4 nights, the toilet block was always clean with good showers, there was a large playing area for children with swings and climbing frames and plenty of room for ball games as well. There are 2 supermarkets about a mile away opposite each other, the site is well located for visits to The Deep, York, Bridlington and many other places, will definitely visit this site again

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Anndodd 1 review from this member

Just had 5 days here, the campsite is well situated for trips into to York Hull and the surrounding area. The facilities are first class really well maintained and clean. The owner and staff were very helpful. The site has a lovely play area for children my grandsons had a brilliant time and made friends with other children while we were there.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ackerleys 1 review from this member

What can I say this is one of the best campsites we have ever stayed at. The owners can't do enough for you always helpful and make you feel at home. The toilets and showers are excellent always clean and hot water is always available. Pocklington is such a pretty village with plenty of shops. Once you stay here you will definitely return. Thanks again Louise and nick co

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Seaweeds 1 review from this member

First time at this campsite. Only third time in caravan but this was the best site so far, booked again already.

Very friendly staff, couldn't do enough to help. Advice on local establishments, security key card entry, toilet block was very clean and lots of hot water.

Pitch was grass, although there is hard standing too, as well as long stay.

Easy location to find. Local butchers in Pocklington was excellent. Local Aldi and Sainsburys too. Gliding club nearby and an old canal partly weeded over. Nice, quiet place with local Hall and gardens.

Lovely stay, saw an owl sat on the neighbours caravan aerial.

Going back with bikes to try out the canal towpath.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrsdjacks 3 reviews from this member

Good access roads onto site. Hard standing pitch close to toilet/shower block. The Owners booked us in and was more than helpful with lots of useful information about the surrounding area, recommending places to visit and eat. The shower and toilet block was adequate, spotlessly clean but we were there in March and was a little on the cold side. The site is kept very clean wine bins emptied daily. Beverley was about a 20 min drive away and the local village Pocklington is less than 5 mins away in the car. It's a lovely village with everything you'd want. We got the bus into York, the stop is straight outside the site, which was really handy, it took about 30 mins. Lovely peaceful site.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chris Hume 17 reviews from this member

Well what can I say. As we were in the area we returned to Southlea.

Another excellent 3days, same as last September.

1 night on the grass and 2 nights on hard standing right next to the loo.

Toilet/showers as good as last year.

Louise very helpful again.

Cant fault this campsite one bit. Some people are very picky with their remarks. After leaving here we stayed at a site near Harrigate, then one in Ilkley moor before heading back south. All in all we had 15 nights away 9 different site & southlea was at the top of our list with a couple of others for being excellent.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Hot cats 1 review from this member

What a great site!

We stayed there in August and from the warm welcome when we first arrived we knew we were in for a treat. The little reception cabin is full of info on the area and the owners have also put together a couple of folders full of details of where to visit and suggestions on eating out places.

What a refreshing change to find our hard standing pitch was very roomy and backed onto a well maintained flower border. For dog owners there is an enormous meadow where their pooches can stretch their legs, there is even a dog shower, especially useful this summer with the endless sunshine.

The toilet block is kept very clean and is very homely with its flowered tiles and wooden loo seats.

The site itself is very well maintained, with both the owners and their friendly wardens, Heather and Gary, doing their upmost to keep the place looking neat and tidy.

We enjoyed visits to Beverley and York and spent a couple of days exploring the beautiful Wolds which you can see from the site.

This site is a credit to the lovely owners, Nick and Louise. We cannot wait to return to this gem of a site next year!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Helrobo 7 reviews from this member

This was probably the warmest welcome that we have had for a site. Plenty of space between the units and the water and bins are widespread throughout the site. The area was regularly emptied and kept clean as were the toilet block. I was a little concerned at the number of showers but to be honest most of the time despite being a bank holiday the toilets were pretty empty and I never had to wait at all.

Very helpful owners who were keen for all to enjoy the area and very helpful.

I would certainly return to this site.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chbemjd 2 reviews from this member

This is a lovely neat and well looked after site. The owners had a very warm welcome for us. They even offered us the use of a caravan he had in his garden should it be needed as there was a weather warning for storm force winds and heavy rain, however, thankfully this wasn't necessary as our wonderful Vango tent looked after us very well and stood upto the battering. Sadly then it goes downhill. After reading some of the other reviews on this site referring to the seasonal stays I totally agree that its very much a case of 'if your face fits'! Although there are no signs saying 'Adults Only site' it became quite apparent that children (yes children) are welcome providing they are kept on a lead. I also couldn't see any signs saying 'Children on bikes not allowed' but its quite obvious these are also not welcome. Forgive me if I am wrong but isnt camping all about peace and relaxation and enjoying the open space? which applies to both children and adults, Oh my word. Sadly not here.

As I mentioned at the beginning it is a lovely site but unfortunately in the wrong place. There is a constant drone of traffic from the nearby busy A1079 day and night. I would also highly recommend packing your ear defenders for both day and night. After a few mornings of been woken up (0650 hours)by what could only be described as mini bombs going off in the nearby fields and shot guns going off aftr dark (8. 45pm) I began to think we were camping on an army shooting range. The gun shots were very frightening. I called the site owners and they went to investigate. I was told it was farmers 'lamping' although they did say they shouldn't be shooting at that time on an evening. The day before we were due to leave we were sat outside our tent and yet another two very loud shots were fired into the sky from the neighbouring field which was the final straw for us, we packed up and headed home. Needless to say we will not be returning.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Charlesowen 1 review from this member

Neat and Tidy site. Nice area for dog walking.

Huge place with only a very small ablution block in the centre.

Be aware that you can a long way from from the facilities which can make it really difficult if you have to us them when it is raining or during the night or have mobility problems.

Grass was cut when we were there but not collected. When it rained grass was taken inside one's accommodation.

A very clinical site which lacks any real character or warmth.

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