Sandbeds Caravan Site

Sandbeds Farm, Gressingham, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 8LY

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Lune Valley with stunning views across the River Lune to Hornby Castle & beyond, this peaceful site will appeal to nature lovers, walkers, cyclists and those just looking for some peace & tranquillity.

All pitches are hard standing with electric hook ups and grey water drainage, there are also multiple fresh water points on site and a chemical disposal point.

The location makes this an ideal base to explore the Lake District, North Yorkshire Dales and historic Lancaster or to simply relax and unwind in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

In the nearby village of Hornby (2m) is a local village store, traditional butchers, post office, tea room, swimming pool and 2 village pubs / restaurants.

Opportunities abound for cycling & walking for all abilities.

Local attractions within driving/cycling distance include:

  • Historic Lancaster (11m), Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Maritime Museum, City Museum, Williamson Park, home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House.
  • For golf lovers, courses can be found at Bentham (9m), Casterton (9m), Silverdale (10m), Morecambe (10m),  Kirkby Lonsdale (11m).
  • For those that like watersports, Capernwray Diving Centre (5m) recognised as the best diving centre in the North of England, Pine Lake (7m) waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking canoeing and fun rides, Bay Sea School, Morecambe(11m) for learning to sail and the best way to experience the famous Morecambe Bay.
  • Fishing is available at Redwell Fisheries (3m), (carp, bream & tench), Borwick Fishing, gold level accredited 80 acre fishery,(carp, pike catfish, bream & others) (5m), Bank House fly fishing & Lune river fishing (salmon & trout) (7m).
  • For nature lovers and particularly bird enthusiasts, RSPB Nature Reserve Leighton Moss (10m) is a renowned nature reserve and site of special scientific interest.
  • The traditional market towns of Kirkby Lonsdale (8m) & Ingleton (10m) famed for its waterfalls & caves, also offer a range of cafes, bars, restaurants, independent shops and beautiful walks.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
LA2 8LY
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GPS:
Lat 54.11558 / Lon -2.654313
OS field ref:
SD573690
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Hornby Kirby Lonsdale
  • Nearest train station: Wennington

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Sandbeds Caravan Site
My wife and I stayed here a couple of weeks ago for a long weekend and we were very impressed with it. The new owner has kept the site tidy and has made access very easy by widening the turning area near the gate. We used our wooden blocks under the front to get the caravan level, and found the water and electric to be near to the pitch. The views of the river and valley are excellent and we had three very peaceful and quiet nights stay. We used the site as a base for Silverdale and Morecambe. We are ready to book our return.

Gary from Manchester

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Reviewed on 09/09/2021 17:08

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Sandbeds Caravan Site
Change of CL owner 2021. New owner is maintaining the extremely high standards of the previous owner. Extremely well-maintained site (they have contractors to cut the grass – I’ve not seen that before on a CL). All pitches have their own grey water grid. There’s a choice of four pitches on the left side and two on another (they only ever had 5 occupied when we were there). There are water supplies between the pitches so not quite enough for one per pitch which means not everyone can connect directly if you’re sharing the tap with your neighbour, but it’s still much better than one shared tap for the whole CL. The first pitch on the left has a spectacular view. The view gets more restricted the further into the CL you go. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. Great base to explore the Forest of Bowland. I’d last visited the area 50 years ago and one of our party 70 years ago. We’d forgotten how nice it is and will definitely come back to this area. The main problem with the CL is the pitches are all sloping which can be a challenge for motorhomes. There is a turning circle at the end of the CL which is useful for manoeuvring. Access is down a long narrow lane which starts with a reasonably tight turn over a narrow bridge. We’re used to getting to secluded sites so wasn’t a problem. Two of the vans on the CL were large double axle so despite the narrow lane this is accessible to large outfits. One of the reasons we had chosen this CL was to walk sections of the Lune Valley Ramble footpath which is adjacent to the CL and follows the River Lune. Unfortunately, a section to the north of the CL was so muddy (over a foot deep because of cattle making their way to the river and back) we got stuck in the mud and had to abandon it and a section a mile south of the CL was so overgrown we couldn’t get through it. We explored all the footpaths in the area and some others were also too overgrown. I guess these problems wouldn’t happen at other times of the year. This is no fault of the CL owners.

MountainView

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Reviewed on 21/07/2021 08:04

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Sandbeds Caravan Site
Great little site, fabulous views over the Lune and an ideal base for walking and cycling from. Access is by single track road but found this no problem at all. Great to have EHU, water and grey waste disposal on each pitch. Really enjoyed our short break and had a fantastic cycle ride along all the little back lanes to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Edwards6354

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Reviewed on 11/07/2021 17:28

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Just returned from a 5 night stay and really enjoyed it. As previously mentioned by others it is a single track road to the site but we didn’t have any issues. Unfortunately we didn’t meet the owner (due to illness) and eventually paid by Bacs, this was not an issue at all as aware they were was just a phone call away but it would have been nice to meet them. The pitches, particularly on the left side, are sloping and uneven. We were in a Motorhome with a levelling system which helped - caravans didn’t appear to have the same issues The views are amazing and the sight is very peaceful which was lovely and just what we needed. Everything you need in respect of Elsan point, grey waste and recycling. Great value for money and will return

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Reviewed on 28/06/2021 07:33

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Sandbeds Caravan Site
Should have been in Cornwall but due to being in tier 3, had to cancel. As the van was all packed up booked this CL the morning as we arrived in the afternoon. Very pleasantly surprised nicely laid out with views over the river, quiet and peaceful,serviced pitches, hard standing with grass surround. Walks down to the river but was very muddy underfoot. Maybe a bit isolated as have to travel a few miles but lots to see in the area. The site changed hands when we were there so wether things will change on site not sure. Thought was very reasonably priced for a service pitch.

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Reviewed on 22/10/2020 20:14

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