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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 130 Reviews
                9/10 from 130 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:  130 in total, now showing 61 to 70                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MandDB 2 reviews from this member

We visited this site again (probably our 6 or 7th time) over the Easter weekend for 3 nights and as usual everything was fantastic. The site has great security with a barrier at the entrance / exit (activated by key card).

As usual we were warmly welcomed and shown to where we were to set up. The pitch, as with all was perfectly flat with electrical hook up. We set up next to our in-laws caravan which is sited there permanently and had a fantastic weekend.

The toilet/Shower block is excellent with plenty of toilets and nice hot showers. These facilities are cleaned very regularly so are immaculate all the time even in the muddiest of weather. There is also a large dog walking area and a nice play area for kids.

Whenever we go here we love it and would recommend it to anyone and will definitely be going there again in the not too distant future.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bingo + Caz 3 reviews from this member

Visited for the Easter weekend which was our second visit to this excellent site. From the initial telephone enquiry & booking to the meet and greet at the site you are treated as the most important visitor they have had. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they are always pleasant and helpful.

The site is kept immaculate and the toilets and showers are clean at anytime of day or night. The only downside to the showers is if you do not get in early you will not get much hot water.

The town of Pocklington is about a mile away and is very old world and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring its many shops. York and the East Coast are both within easy driving distance. The Yorkway Hotel a short walk away is very welcoming with good food and drink.

Like I said this is our second visit and will not be our last.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: T5aby 2 reviews from this member

My husband, daughter of 9, our westie, Dougal and I have just returned from this fantastic park. We were met at reception by the owner who was very friendly and told us everything we needed to know as well as there being lots of tourist leaflets for us to take. We were also given some recommendations as to where we could eat out.

Our pitch was hardstanding with electric and close waterpoints. We had plenty of room for our awning as well as the car. The playpark was excellent and can be seen from most pitches around the park. My daughter spent most nights playing until it was getting dark.

The toilets and showers were absolutely immaculate day and night and had no cobwebs! The showers were lovely and had an area where you could dry and get dressed, with plenty of door hooks and a stool. A hairdryer was available if needed.

There was a huge dog area where you can let your dog run free which Dougal absolutely loved as he doesn't do being tied up.

The park is situated a mile from the lovely town of Pocklington and is only a half hour drive to York with it various attractions. We also visited Beverely which was lovely. There is a hotel, The Yorkway, very close by serving excellent food in nice surroundings and has a pool table, darts and television. Only problem there are no footpaths to and from the park.

All in all we had a great week at South Lea and would definitely stay there again if we were going to return to the area.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Michael1960 1 review from this member

We first visited in 2006, when we returned in 2009 the site was as immaculate if not better, beautifully maintained with obvious attention to detail that raises the bar in the area. It's the best site in the area, easily located just off the A1079 which comes off the A64.

It's a great location close to York which of course has much to offer, but also a short drive from places such as Scarborough, Whitby, too many to mention with numerous heritage sites, museums, not to mention some of the best beaches in the UK.

The toilet block is excellent, the site is very family / child friendly with a large safe central play area with plenty of space even when the site is full.

There are good shops and supermarkets in Pocklington just up the road which also has a good library. There is a pub next door. Nick and Louise are always welcoming and helpful I think they always go the extra mile when it comes to their guests, which is great, we all know there are many sites where you have to find out stuff for yourself, cant find help when you need it, hardly ever see the owners / wardens. This isn't one of them it's exactly what you want clean, friendly, help is on hand if needed, it's well maintained, clean, well located, loads to do in the vicinity, if you want a good base for visiting the area and the East Riding this is it.

Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Monica Grant 1 review from this member

This is an excellent site which we first visited in June 2006 and have revisited many times since then. The owners Nick and Louise are very friendly and helpful and give everyone a warm welcome.

South Lea is easily accessible from the A1079, turning onto the B1247. The site is attractively laid out with well-maintained flower beds and borders. The toilet block is exceptionally clean with free showers and hair dryers. There is an external (under cover) pot-washing facility and adjacent recycling bins.

For children there is an adventure-style play area. Dogs are welcome and there is a dog-walking area on the site.

The nearby motel has a restaurant/bar which is open to non-residents. Nearest supermarket is a mile away on the edge of Pocklington, a lovely little market town with character. Pocklington is at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, a beautiful area with pretty villages. York is a short drive away (Park and Ride available) or take a bus from Pocklington. A visit to the nearby Burnby Hall Gardens is recommended, as is a stroll along the nearby Pocklington Canal.

Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Weejanet 33 reviews from this member

Spent three nights in this lovely site. Very well kept. Very clean shower toilet block. Kids play area looked good. Loads of information, magazines and books at reception. We took the advice of the owner and ate at the Italian which had an early bird offer, great! Lots to see and do in area. We used the park and ride from the designer outlet into York centre and it was certainly easier than trying to park in the town centre plus you can have a wee look round the Designer outlet. Too many things to see and do in York that we could not fit all in so we will just have to go back another time, and of course we will stay at this caravan site again.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Susan G 8 reviews from this member

Best campsite we have stayed at yet. Stopped 3 nights. It was busy but didn't feel busy as there was plenty of room. Pitches very level and well cared for very good lighting and plenty of water points 1st class free showers and toilets. The only bad thing is the footpath into Pocklington doesn't go all the way to the site it stops about 100m from it something I think the owners could possibly get the local council to sort out. Plenty of shops in Pocklington and York just a half hour bus ride away. Owners really helpful Will definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: LolaRola 17 reviews from this member

We visited for three days of mainly dry but windy weather. The site is easy to reach and has good access to York (12 miles). The reception was very friendly and helpful - couldn't have been better. The site is spacious, flat and very presentable.

We were pitched on firm grass with good holding for tent pegs in a field sheltered on all sides by trees and hedges. Toilets were clean and there was plenty of hot water for showers. Dishwashing facilities are also provided.

Pocklington is a five minute bike ride away, along a B-road but note that there is no pavement for the first 500 metres if you want to walk. Nice little market town with a few pubs, hotels, coffee shops and a good supermarket. There is an airfield immediately next to the town with very active gliding club but we weren't bothered by aircraft noise.

Excellent country round about for cycling - flat to south, hilly to north. Beverley (20 miles) is a great destination.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Allanj 1 review from this member

We visited South Lea Caravan Park on our first-ever camping holiday. We found it to be ideal for our needs and our two children had a great time mixing with the other children in the Play Area.

The owners Louise and Nick were always helpful and their advice about places to visit and things to do was invaluable. They keep a high standard and are very hands-on, which was reflected in the general high standard of the toilets, showers, flower beds etc. They would always stop for a chat, workload permitting.

The Site is very well situated. York was easy to get to using the Park and Ride a few miles away, and the East Coast wasn't very far either. Ditto the Yorkshire Moors.

The nearby small market town of Pocklington was very close with its choice of takeaways, pubs, supermarkets, cinema, swimming etc.

Talking to people at the Site, it seemed to me that nearly everyone had visited South Lea on previous occasions. And my kids are already wanting to go back next year!

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Randa 4 reviews from this member

This site has restored my faith in camping! Very warm welcome and very secure as there is a barrier to enter that you are given an entry card for. Spacious pitch and very clean toilets and showers that never seemed to be busy. Quite a large site but because it is in separate fields didn't feel too big.
Owners gave us good tourist tips aswell as recommending the italian restaurant and it's early bird menu in Pocklington about a mile away. Couldn't rate the italian restaurant high enough-delicious! Would definitely recommend this site to everyone and will definitely go back.

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