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

Rating: Average Review Score: 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 
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 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: 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

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Joe brown 2 reviews from this member

Just got back from a lovely week here, could not fault a thing about the site and the people on site were all really friendly, owners were very helpful and the site is a credit to them. Every where is clean and tidy and a pleasure to spend time there. Will def be coming back to stay soon. Lots of great places to visit, Whitby, Scarborough, Beverley, York to name just a few. The railway museum is a must and totally free. Pocklington nice little town too and the fish and chips are a must !

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Westwick 4 reviews from this member

Just arrived home from 4 nights at South Lea. From the minute we drove onto the site we knew we had found our ideal place to stay. Site is lovely and what a fantastically friendly lady Louise is (she printed off cycle routes for us and laminated them as she had seen me and the children leaving the site on our bikes one morning!)

The area is also very good, myself and our 2 boys rode our bikes into Pocklington a couple of times. We also visited the local pub which was a few minutes away on foot. York was a pleasant car ride away as was Monks Cross.

The play area on site is great for children and the toilet block lovely and clean.

We have stayed at a lot of sites over the last few months but we loved it here and will definitely recommend to everyone we know and will certainly be returning very soon.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tonyb21 19 reviews from this member

Just returned from a weekend away at this site. It was the best weekend we have had camping. The site is lovely, well kept, toilets and showers immaculate. Nick and Louise are so helpful - Nick helped us out as our electricity unit failed and he lent us one of his.

He even brought it to us the the pouring rain! Nice children's play area. Pocklington very close for shopping and in a great area for the East Coast. Maybe a small shop selling essentials would be nice. Will definitely go back.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Happytourers 6 reviews from this member

Can only reiterate all goods things said about this site. The care that Louise and Nick pay to their site is credit to them. They really care that you are having a good holiday.

Would summarise our stay into pros & cons:-

PROS - lovely rural location and only 1 mile from Pocklington, secure entry system, toilet block and showers always clean, good size pitches, good family site (10:30 quiet time suited us), play area bril (wee man made some great friends), great distance from major attractions (York, Bridlington etc), good meal out within walking distance (Yorkway Sunday carvery great value for money)

CONS - TV signal quite temperamental (bought a satellite dish in the end), no clothes washing facilities.

Both these cons are very much personal preference and may not bother others. Also would not stop me from giving Louise and Nick a 9.9/10 for our 11 night stay and if ever in the area again would definitely be back.

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