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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: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Idmainian 3 reviews from this member

We have just spent Easter at South Lea, and what a great site it is when we arrived we were met by Louise the owner of the site she showed us our pitch and gave use the choice of three, she also offered us leaflets with information about ware to visit and the best places to eat.

The site is quite large and partitioned off into different areas with a large play area fore children, there is a large dog walk for pets with a dog shower should your dog roll in any mud or get dirty,

The toilet block was very clean no matter what time of day you go in and the water for the showers is always very hot and never any queues no matter what time you went in.

Pocklinton is about a mile up the road and has all the shops and supermarkets you may need I can recommend a visit to Stuarts fish & chip shop the best in Yorkshire.

We had a meal at the Yorkway motel just outside the site we had the carvery it was great and good value for your money.

It's not far from York or the East Yorkshire coast with loads of places to visit.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GeorgeBates 1 review from this member

We were looking for campsites around the york area and we stumbled across South Lea Caravan park. We decided we were going to try it. We rang up to book the pitch. A very friendly woman answered and we said we would like to book a hard standing pitch and 3 people or possibly 5. She was fine with that and when we tried to pay by card she said they didn't have the facility and we had to pay by cheque.

When we arrived at the site it was really tidy and clean. We got given a card to get in and out. Once all that was sorted we went into the main reception. It was just a shed. In the reception you could buy eggs and bread, they are obviously very trusting because you put money in an honesty box. Also there was leaflets for local attractions and games to hire such as monopoly.

We set up on the pitch and was able to park the car behind. We explored the campsite and found the toilets. Inside was clean and lovely and warm.

There were 4 toilets and 3 showers. We realised we had packed everything except bread. I went to reception to get directions to a shop. The reception was closed so we went on an adventure and found a sainsburys. It was only about 2 minutes in the car. On the way back we saw a pub. The pub was just 30 seconds in the car. In the Night you couldn't hear the near by road.

The next morning I went for a shower and they were really a trickle. Suddenly the power went. We checked the electrical hookup which was fine. It was the fuse.

York is near and a swimming pool near.


Well kept
Shops near by
Electrical hookup
Hardstanding and soft standing pitches
Friennly owners
Children's Playpark


Showers are not good
Floods when rains
Reception not open often

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Geoleen 35 reviews from this member

Have just returned from a 3 night stay at this great caravan site. It is less than an hour from home so is great for a quick chill weekend. The owner Louise is very friendly and helpful and the facilities although small are adequate and kept very clean. There are 3 showers and four toilets and washbasins and a hairdryer in the ladies and my husband said it is the same in the gents, and all the usual waste drain and elsan point and recycling bins all together in one area. There is a children's play area away from the pitches. There is a security barrier with a swipe card which carries no deposit (unless you lose it then it is 10).

The Yorkway Motel which is just 300 yards down the road serves good food at good prices (although we needed a torch on returning as there is no street lighting). We drove into Pocklington to the shops, there is a Sainsburys with an Aldi opposite about a mile from the site and Co-op in the town. Pocklington itself is a delightful quaint place with lots of different shops well worth a stroll around also the parking is free as it is also in nearby Stamford Bridge (please take note other tourist places!). York and the designer outlet are 10 minute drive away.

All in all a great site and we shall be returning when we have a free weekend.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Skybaily 3 reviews from this member

Once again Graham and Louise have excelled themselves, this site just gets better and better, you wont find a friendlier couple anywhere.

Always on hand for any problems which I might add there never is any.

Always time to stop and chat never too busy, yet always on the go, planting, cleaning, doing reception

Toilet and showers are always immaculate.

Pitches are large, very well kept and hardstanding

Site is quiet and has children's play area, an electric card barrier makes it safer than a lot of places.

Sainsburys is half a mile away as is the village of pocklington it has all that you will need, there's quite a few nice pubs in the area and the yorkway motel and restaurant is 200 yards away.

To sum up we will be back every year its got to be one of the nicest sites in the country and its all down to the hard work and friendly attitude of the owners

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Canoecamper 2 reviews from this member

Arrived mid-afternoon to a warm and friendly greeting from Louise the owner. She offered us a selection of pitches for our tent, and having chosen one of the many well-tended and level pitches on offer, excused myself to find the facilities.

An absolute delight, as one who wild camps quite frequently, I appreciate all the more decent facilities where I find them.

Very clean, tastefully decorated, and a hot shower, with plenty of room for clothes to hang, and a stool to sit on for dressing. Went to the motel on the corner for a very reasonably priced but delicious dinner before returning to the site.

There was a combine harvester in the field next to us which was going up and down until nearly midnight, and the noise from the road was pretty relentless for most of the night.

A shame, because a poor night's sleep spoilt what was otherwise a very pleasant experience. In a caravan I'm sure that the noise is not so bad. In a tent; be warned!

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Toffee_Fudge 1 review from this member

My family of 2 adults and 2 children came to this park after hours of searching. The toilets and showers were immaculate. The site owners were VERY friendly and helpful and suggested places we could go to in Pocklington for food etc.

We had a brilliant time but the only downside was the noise from the road, as it basically the main road to Hull.

We wished to stay another night but unfortunately it was bank holiday and it was fully booked.

Would Highly recommend this site but you may need a pair of earplugs!

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tracy11 1 review from this member

Just returned from a very short notice booking at this site. We decided to go on the Thursday night and got a call confirming a cancellation first thing Friday morning.

We arrived to a friendly and helpful welcome, as we had forgotten the mallet, and was shown our pitch which was lovely right next to a willow tree. We were also given information where to eat in the area. The site is spotless and well kept, the toilet and shower facilities are immaculate. We took our dog who loved the very large dog walking area.

You can hear the traffic noise from the road, but it would not stop us from visiting again.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jonjo5968 2 reviews from this member

We stayed her for 3 nights in early July, we were greeted by a very friendly lady who offered us a choice of pitches and gave us some very useful information on places to eat in the area.

The facilities are excellent and never had to wait for a shower or use of a sink in the pot wash area.

Pocklington has a very nice village centre, about 1 mile from the site with a couple of supermarkets and a abundance of smaller shops and places to eat.

York and the coast are both easily accessible from the site, we visited both on separate days and thoroughly enjoyed.

We would definitely recommend this site and we hope to stay there again.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TerryV 3 reviews from this member

Stayed 2 nights here as visiting York for the weekend.

Was a quiet weekend when we were there even though the weather was hot.

The owners are the nicest campsite owners I have ever met. Very warm and welcoming.

Pitch was immaculate. We used EHU. Think we were the only tent there amongst lots of caravans, but was fine. We had lots of space. A group came on Saturday night who were youngsters doing Duke of Edinburgh and were fantastically well behaved. A real credit to teenagers.

The facilities were lovely and more than adequate for the amount of people there. Showers were lovely.

As has been mentioned, traffic noise is an issue.

Pocklington seemed nice and handy for supermarket. We were using as a base for York though so didn't visit the local area too much.

I'd definitely use again for a weekend away especially if going to York, but despite the high quality site, I'm not sure there would be enough to do to make a whole week of it. It is a very reasonably priced site and despite pointing it out, I am sure they undercharged us. Were more than happy for us to have a pup tent.

Kids loved the playground and lots of room to play football or cricket.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: PatElla6695 1 review from this member

We have just arrived home from a very enjoyable stay at this beautiful site.

We were greeted by a lovely lady who showed us where to pitch our tent and gave us information on where to eat and drink in the area.

The site was very well looked after with clearly marked out and spacious pitches. There was never far to walk to a tap. The washing up area was always clean with hot water and drainers provided.

The toilets and showers were by far the best we have ever seen on a campsite. Absolutely immaculate all of the time. Never even a bit of grass on the floor! Amazing! (Free hairdryer too).

You can hear a bit of traffic noise in the background from the nearby carriageway but nothing would stop us from visiting this site agin.

Its in a brill location too.

Would definitely recommend!

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