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South Lea Caravan Park
The Balk
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
YO42 2NX   See Map
Tel:   or  07989616095
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Pitches: 60
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 128 Reviews
                9/10 from 128 Reviews

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 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
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Reviews:  128 in total, now showing 43 to 48                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: October 2010 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Victoriaa5320 2 reviews from this member

Just spent 3 nights at South Lea, Louise was very friendly and helpful from booking to checking in and gave information on surrounding area.

As I had my 2 children with me we were offered a huge EHU pitch on the edge of the play area which was fab for the kids and they made friends, but at the same time I could keep an eye on them.The ground was flat but quite muddy (glad I had a good mat inside the awning).

The ladies toilet/showers were really clean and although the showers are free (plus point) they are very poor pressure and the water goes everywhere but on you. Good size cubicle and your clothes don't get wet.

The site is really big and it seems appeals greatly to caravans (which are lined up like soldiers in a row)and it appeared that a lot of people keep their caravans there on a permanent basis.

I didn't feel that it was safe to walk into Pocklington from the site, it is along a busy unlit straight road with no pavement until you get closer to the centre.

You have to use your car whenever you want to go anywhere this site is really only a base camp but is ideally situated for visiting the surrounding areas.

The only downfall I found and I am so surprised that this has not been mentioned in other reviews, is the fact that there is a major 'A' road running along the side of the site. There is only an open field separating you from this so does absolutely nothing to protect your ears from the noise.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Marshalldd 20 reviews from this member

Lovely peaceful site, friendly staff who gave us advice on the nearby town. We walked and yes there is no pavement but with two children and a puppy I was fine.

The toilets are really clean as is all the site. Pitches big and most have EHU.

We travelled to Flamborough which was lovely takes you back to your child hood although nothing had changed.

We will be going back this year.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Delatron 3 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a four night stay at this site. We decided to try South Lea based on the reviews we read and were luckily able to get onto the site despite booking late and liked it the moment we arrived.

Louise greeted us and showed us the various places we could pitch our tent, gave us the welcome leaflet which had the rules of the site and some info on a local gp, vet etc and also suggested some places in pocklington for take out etc, there were also some picnic tables and benches dotted about the park and Louise showed us one that wasn't being used that we could move to our pitch which was fantastic.

The park itself was immaculate, a lot of attention to detail has gone into the set up of it, the block which housed the showers/toilets and washing up area seems very central to the whole of the camp and you are never too far away from a water point.

There is a huge area for children to play in, the actual play equipment was too big for my two toddlers to get full use of but they had a good go and enjoyed just running around between the goal posts anyway.

There is lots to do and see in the surrounding area, we went to Castle Howard (40mins by car) and Bridlington(45mins) which has a lovely stretch of beach and a lovely little shop called beachcomber which had some nice little bits and pieces and would recommend a visit to both if you haven't already been. We luckily had beautiful weather for our stay.

We have no negatives for the site or its owners and are planning a return trip next year.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Scfcpad 3 reviews from this member

I have just returned from a 3 day stay at this site and found it to be one of the best I have stayed at.

All pitches are flat and of a good size and very well maintained.

The shower block was always clean and tidy no matter what time you went in.

They have a small play area which was suitable for my childs needs.

The only thing that I think this site needs is possibly a small shop on site where you could get some basics but Poklington is only a 5min drive away.

In the local area there is Poklington which is a lovely little town with everything that you need.

Also worth a visit there is Burnby hall and gardens which has a large lake where your kids will just love to feed the carp which come right up to the waters edge.

All in all can't wait to return.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: W+T Thomas 1 review 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 large and well cared for very good lighting and plenty of water points clean free showers and toilets. The nearby small market town of Pocklington was very close with its choice of takeaways, pubs, supermarkets, cinema, swimming etc and with York just a 25 min car journey away. With a trip to the Theakstons Brewery, Masham, made our visit that much better ;-) Owners were really kind and helpful. Will definitely return.

Thanks guys we enjoyed our time at South lea.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chocca94 6 reviews from this member

The owner understands the importance of customer service who engages in good comms before arrival by email & provides a warm welcome.

You have to press the intercom at reception on arrival, which is well stocked with local info though no bus timetables.

A well maintained park where the grass is a testament to the owner's commitment. The facilities are clean, though 4 loos and 3 showers does mean you have to queue sometimes. But the sinks are sort of private though not fully enclosed.

It is dark though in the toilet block in particular in the showers. Showers are a trickle rather than powerful, but free and hot.

There is a large play area for the kids with nets and playground.

The 2 main cons though of this site are the pitches and proximity to a main busy noisy road.

On arrival you think the pitches are of reasonable size, and if in a tourer caravan probably are. Because the hard standing areas are placed on a grassed field the protocol for pitching is car (grass) caravan (hardstanding) awning (remainder of hardstanding and then grass) So if you are in a campervan like we were you are between an enormous awning from the caravan to your right and then a Ford Transit Van to your left. Not quite the view we wanted, and our pitch area was extremely reduced as a result of our neighbours.

Added to that we were pitched close to the road which is noisy. Walking into Pocklington is only 20 mins, but 10 of those minutes you are walking on the road as there is no path.

Pocklington is lovely can recommend The Cross Keys for meals and Railway Street Fisheries for fish & chips (as good as The Magpie in Whitby) There is a Sainsbury's 15 mins walk from the site (on that road.)

Because of the play area the site is full of kids. I know it's the 6 weeks holiday, but I get the feeling that kids are there most of the time. So they are walking or biking across/through your pitch all the time. Given we had little pitch area as it was this meant for practically zero privacy.

Would we go back? Possibly but only if assured we had a pitch next to a motorhome or unit less intrusive than the caravanners & not near the road.

All in all a great site if you have a touring caravan and kids

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