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Carlton Meres Holiday Park

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General

  • Woodland setting with two well-stocked fishing lakes
  • Indoor pool, fitness suite and family-friendly bar on site
  • Seven miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh

This isn't Merely a Suffolk holiday park – it's a Suffolk holiday park with a whole heap to do. If the two fishing lakes at Carlton Meres Holiday Park in Suffolk don't have you wriggling in anticipation, all manner of other options are on site to lure you in.

Free activities and entertainment are held in high season (weekends from March to October), or there's splashing in the indoor pool for relaxed types, and a fitness suite and tennis court for the energetic. Or might you prefer wandering peaceably around the park's splendid woodland setting and woodland walk...?

The kids are sorted too – always an amicable option on holiday – with an adventure playground to keep them swinging about for hours, and the arts and crafts, karaoke, disco and outdoor activities of the kids' club which runs on weekends and during school holidays (small charge applies).

Guests of the roomy pitches at Carlton Meres have access to shower and toilet blocks, waste disposal points and fresh water points.

This site is a member of Lifestyle Living Group group.

Please note

Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 16/04 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

The heated indoor swimming pool will be open from Easter 2019. Please show your entertainment pass (included in the price) for free swimming pool access.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 84 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Had a fantastic break with the family. Will return. Clean facilities.07/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjessica A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    The location of the pods and very friendly staff. Beautiful location. Perfect holiday for anyone with or without kids

    Disliked: 

    Wasn't keen on the quality of the on site breakfast. That's the only let down.

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Clam and peaceful , clean and friendly06/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Amazing place, peaceful and safe for the kids, love every minute of our stay

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Anonymous user

Great site with excellent facilities and friendly staff.03/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities

    Disliked: 

    Pod was very warm at night, toilets are far from the pods.

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Loved everything31/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Loved everything

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Lovely location and very comfortable and clean booked for next year23/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Had an amazing stay lovely location and staff so friendly

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets needed to be closer to pods

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Excellent clean pods and lovely site23/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelissa C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Cosy wooden pods in lovely setting

    Disliked: 

    Washing up facilities were not clearly signposted

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Excellent site with good facilities and lots to do19/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location and set up of the camping pods
    Also the restaurant and bar area and the arcade

    Disliked: 

    Travel to toilet facilities and cleanliness of showers
    Maybe try to have more activities geared towards young adults too instead of only children

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Booked a camping pod 2 weeks prior and everything was lovely14/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephanie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Very quiet and chilled

    Disliked: 

    Nothing was very nice

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    All

    Disliked: 

    Porter loo

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Lovely welcoming holiday11/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Freindly staff, veiws of the lake and that we could take our dog.

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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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Location

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  • Rendham Road, Carlton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England, IP17 2QP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.2359°N 1.4623°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 13.5 miles
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 15.3 miles
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 16.0 miles
Train stations
Saxmundham Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Darsham Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Wickham Market Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 17.2 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 31.0 miles

Directions


On the A12: the site is signposted (Carlton Meres Holiday Park) in both directions. Do not follow your satnav for the last part of your journey as it will lead you to Lonely Farm campsite behind the park. Make sure you follow the signs for the park and turn right at the entrance for Carlton Meres Holiday Park.

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

After they've whirled around on site for a while, take the kids to the coast at Aldeburgh (20 minutes' drive) or Southwold (25 minutes) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught fish on the sands and enviously eyeing up the beach huts.

Walberswick (25 minutes) is also well worth a look, to birdwatch among its heath and marshlands, catch crabs on its beach or to take the ferry across the Blyth back to Southwold; you might spy some celebrity residents in this popular town too...

Both Felixstowe and Lowestoft are each within 45 minutes for additional Suffolk seaside trips; some time should be spent at Lowestoft for the Pleasurewood Theme Park too – and from there one can move onto the seaside at Great Yarmouth, an hour from the site, and the rest of the Norfolk coast or the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads.

Closer to home, take a trip to fab Framlington Castle (15 minutes) – where Mary Tudor was proclaimed queen, fact fans – and to Orford Castle (25 minutes), both managed by English Heritage and both rather spectacular.

See also, for wildlife-loving sprogs, the 2,000+ residents at Norfolk's Banham Zoo, just over an hour away, and walking among the parrots, mammals and reptiles of African safari park Africa Alive! at Kessingland (30 minutes), a colourful day out sure to have them squawking.

Must see

  • Framlingham Castle (5.0 miles)
  • Orford Castle (10.2 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (10.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (10.4 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo (11.2 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:  12 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Carlton Meres Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

29 - 22 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be kept
21 - 15 days before arrival : 60% of the balance will be kept
14 - 8 days before arrival : 80% of the balance will be kept

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Carlton Meres Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Maestro
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Carlton Meres Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Carlton Meres Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Carlton Meres Holiday Park? After they've whirled around on site for a while, take the kids to the coast at Aldeburgh (20 minutes' drive) or Southwold (25 minutes) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Carlton Meres Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Carlton Meres Holiday Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
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.
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 16/04 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 05/04 and 02/11 and between 05/04 and 02/11.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

The heated indoor swimming pool will be open from Easter 2019. Please show your entertainment pass (included in the price) for free swimming pool access.

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