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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

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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).

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

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

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

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

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

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

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

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made 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 90 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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Very nice location with lake and clean facilities. Highly recommended.23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMadara S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very clean and location was excellent near the lake. Relaxing and facilities were clean.

    Disliked: 

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Dirty and noisy21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location, lake

    Disliked: 

    Noise and Infrequent cleaning, toilets, showers, washing facilities do not appear to have been cleaned at all Friday, same soil marks on toilets at 10pm that were there at 8am, dog waste bins overflowing on Thursday and Friday and not emptied until Saturday, very loud all girl party Saturday night with large group of women from multiple pods drinking screaming and shouting

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Anonymous user

Fantastic site to stay on. Staff are friendly and helpful15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The lakes were lovely to walk around and the swimming pool is a lovely size. Friendly staff. The pods where very clean and great to stay in.

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a walk to the main toilets however had portaloos.

    Camping pods are no good for elderly couples as there are loads of children and families around. Not very spaced out so don't expect a quiet stay.

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Excellent site in gorgeous natural surroundings, fab facilities!12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Facilities, nice surroundings, lovely accomadtion, excellent all round!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend.08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Facilities

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked the toilets/showers cleaned more often

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Lovely setting for the pods, freindly staff and good facilities23/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart W.Confirmed

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

    Camping pod
    Helpfulness of staff
    Swimming pools
    Restaraunt
    Fishing lake
    overall setting
    quiet

    Disliked: 

    Couldnt park next to pods so bit of a walk
    Toilet / shower block some distance away (put in 2 portaloos closer but not ideal)
    Wifi not available for the whole stay

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Good site for exploring the area23/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lakes. Walks.
    Ambiance. Friendly staff.
    Dog friendly.
    Pod was good. Nice layout and far enough away from neighbours

    Disliked: 

    Food was not as good as previous stay. Swimming pool booking was random. 2 out of3 bookings were cancelled. Staff however were helpful
    Not told about fob to get into car park!
    Power point in pod was loose
    Gym shut but no mention on either website or on arrival
    Pod parking was random and people parked poorly blocking spaces
    Pod1 doesn’t have concrete bbq block
    Not sure how well it had been cleaned as we found stones down dude if bunk mattress

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Excellent accommodation and facilities. StAff welcoming and Helpful.13/08/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything.

    Disliked: 

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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)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing place, peaceful and safe for the kids, love every minute of our stay

    Disliked: 

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Digital food/drink menus

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

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

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

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


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

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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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?
    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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) 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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