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Visitor Reviews - Poppyland Touring Park & Puddleduck Holiday Cottage

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Poppyland Touring Park & Puddleduck Holiday Cottage
The Green
Thorpe Market
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR11 8AJ   See Map
Tel: 01263 833 219
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Pitches: 14
Open: 20 March To 31 October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 78 Reviews
                9/10 from 78 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Adults Only   Show Full Facilities
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   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  78 in total, now showing 13 to 18                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gag77 1 review from this member

This will be a very hard site to beat. Everything about it was spot on. Flat hardstanding pitches and a few grass all with electric hook-up. Very spacious between units and set around a tree lined area. As an adult only site it was very peaceful and everyone was very friendly. Newspapers delivered to your door every morning. One shower and separate toilet each for both male and female. Spotlessly clean, never a queue and site was full for our 5 nights! Showers 50p and last for ages with plenty of room to change. Separate cabin with washing machine, fridge with ice creams and section with basic groceries with 'honesty boxes' for payment. Very central for visiting this beautiful area with a bus stop at the green if you prefer to leave the car. Good long dog walk across the road. The owners live on site and nothing is too much trouble. We loved it here and would definitely return if in the area again.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Andrewwhits 1 review from this member

Peace and tranquility is what this site is all about. Pam and Billy are the most helpful site owners I have ever come across and always on hand if required, nothing is too much trouble. The toilet and shower block are beautifully clean and well kept. There is even a small range of groceries if you run out of something and if you want a paper every day they will deliver it for you. Not sure why 'bendog' gave this poor review but then I suppose you can't please everyone especially serial reviewers! Would definitely go back there but book early or you might miss out. My dogs love it there too!

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bendog 20 reviews from this member

Despite previous comments about this site, we felt we would only made welcome if we were a regular ie two or three times a year that's how we were made to feel when we stayed there. The facilities are ok just one shower for men and one for women, there is nothing on site even the dog walk is the other side of quite a busy road. There is nothing in the village no shop or pub the nearest being about two mile away.

Management response: We are sorry to hear that ‘Bendog’ did not enjoy their stay at Poppyland and we would like to respond to a few points made in their review.

The 2 mile distance to shops stated in the review is incorrect. The nearest shop off site is just half a mile away (Groveland Farm Shop). Beyond that a neighbouring village, a 1½ mile away, has a shop, pub, post office, petrol station and chip shop.

Bendog complains about there being nothing on site, there is in fact a little shop with basic provisions on site. They are quite right, there is no club house or any other form of onsite entertainment but at no point on our website or any other advert do we claim there is nor do we claim there is a shop or pub etc in the village of Thorpe Market. Poppyland is a quiet and tranquil adults only site in a rural setting where guests come to relax and unwind.

Bendog’s review gives the impression there are only showers on site and no toilets when in fact we have a heated shower block with 2 showers and 4 toilets which is perfectly adequate for a small site. We also have laundry facilities, washing up area, microwave, fridge/freezer, tv, maps and local info etc etc on site.

With regard to regulars on site, we are very fortunate that campers choose to return time and time again to Poppyland and of course, we get to know them over the years and chat with them. We also had relatives staying on site at the same time as Bendog who, obviously, we spent time with. It was difficult to strike up much of a conversation with Bendog or spend much time with them as every time anyone walked past or went near their pitch their dog would bark.

On the subject of dogs, perhaps this is the true nature of Bendog’s gripe with Poppyland. After several complaints from other campers about the incessant barking and general exuberant behaviour of Bendog’s dog, Pam had a friendly and courteous word with them. They were obviously unhappy about the complaints, this was made all the more evident by the finger gesture made towards Pam (seen by another camper) as she walked away after talking with them. We simply cannot allow the behaviour or 1 camper/dog to ruin the enjoyment of others on site.

At this point, we would like to stress dogs are truly very welcome at Poppyland, we are dog owners and lovers ourselves but dogs on site must be well behaved and kept on leads. Obviously they are going to bark now and again but we cannot allow it to such a degree that it disturbs other campers.

Credit where credit due though, after Pam’s chat with Bendog, the dog was almost silent. What a shame they hadn’t exercised this level of control in the first place! Archie is a beautiful dog but perhaps to take on a rescue dog some 2 weeks before a caravan holiday was not the wisest of ideas.

The public footpath for dog walking, as Bendog quite rightly mentions is across the road and is literally opposite Poppyland. The road is a 30mph zone. Again, at no point have we claimed the dog walk to be on site.

We are totally pro honest reviews, they keep campsite owners ‘on their toes’. It is important that guests should be able to share their experience but these should be done in an honest way, without bias and without bearing a grudge.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tinah 6 reviews from this member

We were struggling to find space on an adult-only site at very short notice in peak season. I am very glad that we called Poppyland and were most impressed when the owner warned us that the pitch available lost the sun after 3 o'clock. It's most unusual to be given such information when booking and we were impressed. We explained that we wanted to enjoy the sun so were offered a smaller pitch which turned out to be perfectly adequate for our needs. We intended to stay a couple of nights but extended our time there as it is such a pleasant quiet site with friendly, helpful owners, a bus stop right outside and easy access to good routes around Norfolk.

This was our first visit to the county as it is a long drive for us but we really loved the area and will certainly return.

We have a 7 metre can and were able to park at Holkham where there are lots of walks, cycling and an award winning beach; at Cromer and at Holt which is a delightful town. Next time we will visit the National Trust properties and walk more of the coastal path. It is an unspoilt county with much to offer visitors and Poppyland is an excellent site.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Frankiedog 14 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to Poppyland. We went last year for 5 days stay, and have just come back from a two week holiday and was not disappointed.

Pam and Billy go out of their way to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. The site has an adult only and no tent policy so it mainly has the more mature visitor.

The site is well set out, and even thought it was full the pitches are spacious enough so not to feel hammed in, and site itself is like a lovely big garden. Billy seems to be on it most days mowing, gardening and cutting back trees !

I would recommend that anyone going takes time to read though all the lovely comments because it's exactly as described !

Thanks again Poppyland Pam & Billy - see you again next year !

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Waggyfromderby 34 reviews from this member

A perfect location for beaches and two national trust houses. Pubs not too far away. Clean showers and toilets. Lovely shed containing wash up area microwave, fridge freezer for campers use. DVD and book library. Tuck shop and some food paid for viahonesty box. Brilliant. Thanks gunton park with pub just down the road.

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