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Orchard View Caravan and Camping Park

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General

  • Peaceful and friendly park in the heart of the Fens
  • Dog-friendly with a huge dog walking field
  • Play area and kids' bar area with games

We’re trying to think who Orchard View Caravan & Camping Park would be most perfect for, but we suspect we’ll run out of space.

For those who like the sound of silence: this is a serene and peaceful park away from noisy A-roads. Scenic sorts: the park is in the heart of the fens, with waterways to explore nearby.

Foodie types: the Fenland villages have all sorts of tasty treats to try – fresh farm produce, rated restaurants, tea rooms, fresh fruit from roadside stalls and Lincolnshire sausages made in the market town Spalding.

Fido: the park is dog-friendly and has a huge (and safe) dog walking field with lots to sniff at. And the little saplings: there's plenty of technology-free space for younger campers to enjoy, with a wooden play area with, a sandpit, swings and a slide. Kids are also welcome in the children's area of the bar with board games, puzzles and supervised use of the pool table.

It’s also one for those who like space and convenience as it’s on a six-acre level site, and for folk who like a bit of a personal touch: owners Ray and Maria are lauded for being two of the friendliest and most helpful campsite people around, as anyone who’s ever had trouble putting up their awning can testify. Maria is even known to sing a little during the free of charge (for residents) evening entertainment if you ask nicely.

Amenities here are bang up-to-date, such as the recently built shower block with free hot showers. There’s a shop just three miles away at Gedney Hill and you’ll find info galore on what to do in the local area in the tourist information cabin and in the bar – or you could just ask Ray and Maria what they recommend - they’ll be happy to help.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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9.2

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97% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent friendly campsite away from it all. 17/07/2017

mandy_b262401

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff. Spaced out pitches. Nice bar. Good value for money. Very peaceful. Hardly any traffic around.

    Disliked: 

    Distance to showers/toilets but that wouldn't stop me going again.

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Excellent site for peace and quiet, very friendly atmosphere 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nick_s293508 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet, clean, tidy, well organised, extremely helpful owners.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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As above 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly people who own holiday park
    Helpful,

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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A really lovely site with clean facilities and welcoming staff. 16/07/2017

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    Friendly, welcoming people. Generous, level pitches.

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Lovely site. Very clean site. Toilets and showers were great. ... 06/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site. Very clean site. Toilets and showers were great. Owners Ray and Maria are lovely people nothing to much for them.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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Nice quite site with great facilities 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dale E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice quite site with great facilities

    Disliked: 

    Lack of amenities within walking distance

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home from home feel about the place Very clean& exceptional service 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kate B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Idyllic location.
    5* accommodation
    Excellent customer service. Very welcoming with great knowledge of the local area.
    The best accommodation if you are traveling with a dog.
    Very relaxing atmosphere

    Disliked: 

    The only dislike was that we had only booked for two nights and i wish i booked to stay longer

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Just very good 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melvyn B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Friendly owners , Nice pitches , great dog walk . Great for watching the bats in the evening :)

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From the manager...

Many thank for taking the time to review, and for your enjoyment of our little park.We hope to see you again when on your travels

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Peaceful, friendly and clean facilities. Caravan was very clean. 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stuart_b301936 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly)
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    Very peaceful and friendly.

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From the manager...

Hi Stuart and Family
Many thanks for a delightful feedback
And a great family of yours was the comment from our regulars
Delighted you will be visiting again

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Peaceful, relaxing, friendly, clean 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, relaxing, friendly, clean

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike - would be good to offer wifi thou, but not essential.

From the manager...

Hi Angela
thank you for your feedback
Wi fi in the pipeline
see you soon

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

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Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • 100-102 Broadgate, Sutton St Edmund Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, PE12 0LT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6780°N 0.0185°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wisbech: Horsefair Bus Station — 6.1 miles
Thorney (Peterborough): Park Gates Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
West Walton (Norfolk): Lynn Road Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
March Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Whittlesea Rail Station — 10.6 miles
Spalding Rail Station — 10.6 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 16.5 miles
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 16.6 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 33.0 miles

Directions


On the A47 from Peterborough to King's Lynn, take a left at the first roundabout after passing Thorney and the Thorney golf course, you should now be on the B1167, signposted Gedney Hill.

Continue on the B1167 past the golf course, follow a bend to the right and continue with the river on the right for 1.5 miles. Pass the old station house on the left, and at the T-junction turn right onto the B1166 (signposted Wisbech, Parson Drove and Sutton St Edmund). Follow this road for two miles through Throckenholt and take the third left onto Broadgate (caravan sign at the junction). The park is after 3/4 of a mile on the right.

From the north turn off the A17 into Holbeach, go straight at the traffic lights, driving 2.5 miles to Holbeach St. Johns, then turn left at The Plough. After about one mile, turn right at the crossroads into Broadgate. Then drive 2.5 miles through the village and we are one mile on the left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You’ll need to be active to work off all those Lincolnshire sausages, so take to the unexplored fens on Orchard View’s doorstep for cycling, riverside rambling and horse-riding; aim for the skies with some clay pigeon shooting or get swinging at one of the five local golf courses.

If you’re still a bit full up, some birdwatching or fishing for carp at the nearby lakes should be a more gentle way to spend the day.

Strolling around the shops is also a less strenuous way to work off the calories: Spalding has bargains galore in the Springfield Shopping Outlet and the Springfield Festival Gardens to relax in and gloat over your purchases after a morning spent ringing the tills.

If you're after further entertainment? Then whisk yourself off to Peterborough for shopping, theatre, cinema, sports and swimming, and walks around the parks and river. Then back to Orchard View for a well-earned spot of rest we say...

The market town of Boston is also recommended for savvy shoppers, and if you’re feeling a bit guilty about maxing out the credit cards (we hear this happens to some people occasionally), you can soothe your conscience by taking in historical Boston before loading yourself down with shopping bags: try the Boston Guild Hall and the museum at the Maud Foster Tower Windmill, or move along to Crowland to see the fourteenth century three-sided bridge and the medieval Crowland Abbey.

Thorney Abbey (about a 20-minute drive from the site) and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (just over an hour’s drive north) will give history-loving types plenty more to get stuck in to as well.

There’s also the historic port of King’s Lynn, the castle and museums of Georgian town Wisbech and the stone town of Stamford all within easy exploring reach.

A scenic drive will take you to the towns of Hunstanton and Sandringham, but you can’t come to this part of Lincolnshire without also seeing seaside town Skeggy. It’s not just the seaside, the donkey rides and the funfair: the Natureland Seal Sanctuary at Skegness too – and has tarantulas – and the Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve is also well worth a look. And if you've got a taste for sea views, the north Norfolk coast is a short drive away.

Once the kids have recovered from their hair-raising tarantula experience, soothe them with a trip to Fantasy Island up the coast at Ingoldmells. Where, coincidentally enough, there’ll be a chance to go shopping again: with hundreds of stalls, the Eastgate Market is the biggest indoor seven day market in Europe...

Must see

  • Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens (10.2 miles)
  • Peterborough Cathedral (13.1 miles)
  • Burghley House (19.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Peckover House and Garden (5.8 miles)
  • St George's Guildhall (16.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Orchard View Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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