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Sandvilla Stays

9.8

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General

  • Touring pitches on a peaceful family-run smallholding
  • Easy access from the M6, 15 minutes' drive from Lancaster
  • Coast and brewery within walking distance; alpacas to feed on site

Sandvilla Stays has gravel touring pitches on a family-run smallholding in Lancashire, five minutes’ drive from the village of Cockerham – a place on the coastal plains where the river Lune meets the Irish Sea.

From here it’s easy to get out for coastal walks or bike ride, perhaps on the Lancashire Coastal Way that passes through Cockerham. A short bike ride or drive can also get you to a beach with a gentle slope for easy paddling and splashing. If all that’s missing from this picture is a beer and an ice cream, both can be easily sorted: there’s a brewery and tap room within half an hour’s walk, and a fab ice cream parlour a few minutes’ drive away.

Speaking of driving, it’s also worth noting that this is a handy stopover point for journeys north or south: it’s about 10 minutes from the M6 and 15 minutes from Lancaster. You may well want to stick about for a couple of days though – guests at Sand Villa can get to the bright lights of Blackpool with a drive of half an hour, or head north for a similar drive to explore the rather more peaceful byways of the Lake District National Park.

However long you stay for, make sure to leave time to feed the friendly alpacas back at base. You’ll need to be mindful of the farm animals if you’re bringing a dog along: they’re welcome on site, but will have to be kept on a lead to avoid upsetting their woolly pals.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 98 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  89% described as Peaceful ?

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Fabulous place and owned by a lovely family. family20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWendy P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 2 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything,nice chill space. And the animals of course

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave

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So peaceful. The owner came out to welcome us and …18/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElaine P.Confirmed

  • Pitch 2 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    So peaceful. The owner came out to welcome us and then allowed us just to get on with it. At the same time letting us know she was there if we needed anything. Large area to exercise the dog, although he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the sheep and llamas.

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Exactly as described, with friendly hosts and near Farm Yard Ales14/09/2021

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

  • Pitch 2 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site for families, staff very friendly, pitches are spot on13/09/2021

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

  • Pitch 1 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Atmosphere, great layout pitches, scenery, very friendly owners great play area for the kids, animals are lovely and friendly, would definitely come back again.

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Great little find!13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 3 fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    2nd time here because we love it so much and will be back again! Farmyard Ales is worth a visit.

    Disliked: 

    Busy road but there is a bus stop at the site for those parked up in motorhomes.

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So good we’re heading back again next weekend!06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 2 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lee and family are very welcoming. Even gave us food for alpacas, which was a lovely touch. All you need. Beautiful sunset.

    Disliked: 

    Very busy road.

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I recommend to visit this place!!!03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAleksandra P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 3 fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    It’s beautiful place and we felt relaxed and mindful. Also we enjoyed to feed the alpacas.

    Disliked: 

    One thing don’t have access the toilet so hope they will improve in the future.

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Lovely little site, nice owners02/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 2 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
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    Lovely little site, nice owners

    Disliked: 

    Noisy road close by

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Perfect site, with good hosts, good pitches and amazing views01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 3 fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
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    The location was excellent, the pitches were well kept, neat and tidy, plenty of space. The animals in the nearby field kept us entertained, especially the alpacas who were incredibly curious. The hosts couldn’t do enough for you, making it the perfect start to our holiday.
    The farmyard brewery in walking distance is a most place to visit!

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Pitch size and facilities excellent. Children enjoyed meeting and feeding …30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pitch 1 fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Pitch size and facilities excellent. Children enjoyed meeting and feeding the animals. Large grass field to kick a football in and ride on toys. Lots to do in area. Ferry from Knott's End to Fleetwood was handy.
    If towing, approach from Lancaster easier as entrance quite tight.

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    Road noise. Lots of motorbikes. Fast road.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra spacing in seated areas

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Dog park

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Sandvilla Cottage, Sandside, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, LA2 0EW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.9496°N 2.8590°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Crossroads — 4.1 miles
University Underpass — 5.2 miles
Bus Station — 7.4 miles
Train stations
Heysham Port Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Lancaster Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Morecambe Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Ferry ports
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 5.8 miles
Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 6.2 miles
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 6.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 42.3 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Farm Yard Ales (brewery and tap room): 25 minutes' walk

- Wallings Ice Cream: five minutes’ drive

- Pilling Sands (for the walk to Knott End-on-Sea): five minutes

- Cockerham (flying club and parachute centre): five minutes

- Lancaster: 15 minutes

- Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre: 20 minutes

- Morecambe: 25 minutes

- Blackpool: half an hour

- Beacon Fell Country Park: half an hour

- Kendal (for the Lake District): 35 minutes.

Must see

  • Lancaster Castle (7.3 miles)
  • Beacon Fell Country Park (9.5 miles)
  • The Blackpool Tower (12.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Cartmel Priory Gatehouse (17.8 miles)
  • Dalton Castle (19.4 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:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Sandvilla Stays cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Sandvilla Stays will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer
Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Sandvilla Stays have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sandvilla Stays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sandvilla Stays? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Farm Yard Ales (brewery and tap room): 25 minutes' walk - Wallings Ice Cream: five minutes’ drive - Pilling Sands (for the walk to Knott End-on-Sea): … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sandvilla Stays?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the GO TO PITCH NUMBER instead.

Dogs
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).

General
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.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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 site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

Additional terms

The communal field/dog exercise area is closed between 31/10/2020 and 01/03/2021 due to the field becomming wet and grazing animals.

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