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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 (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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

The grocery shop is open between 05/04 et 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/motorcycles at the site. 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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8.5

Overall rating based on 91 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYavor D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Excellent

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

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

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

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

    Disliked: 

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Dirty and noisy09/21/2020

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 helpful09/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • 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!09/12/2020

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

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

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

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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

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

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

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked the toilets/showers cleaned more often

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Lovely setting for the pods, freindly staff and good facilities08/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart W.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    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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Anonymous user

Good site for exploring the area08/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • 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.08/13/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything.

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

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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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 sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

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

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Location

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  • Rendham Road, Carlton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England, IP17 2QP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.2359°N 1.4623°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 21.7 kilometres
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 24.6 kilometres
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 25.8 kilometres
Train stations
Saxmundham Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
Darsham Rail Station — 5.9 kilometres
Wickham Market Rail Station — 10.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 16.6 kilometres
Southwold Ferry Landing — 16.7 kilometres
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 27.7 kilometres
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 49.9 kilometres

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 (8.0 kilometres)
  • Orford Castle (16.5 kilometres)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (16.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (16.8 kilometres)
  • Sutton Hoo (18.0 kilometres)

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 (R465,89) 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.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Carlton Meres Holiday Park? From R642,57 (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.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

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

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20,00 (R465,89) fee.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

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 park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 05/04 et 02/11.
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 et 02/11.

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

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

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

Dogs
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.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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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