Oaklea

Kirkby Lane, Kirkby-on-Bain, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6YY

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year 2008 - 2nd Place

Oaklea 5CL site is set within 16 acres of spectacular open parkland and tranquil woodland. Piotr welcomes you here to relax, chill out and de-stress. Most pitches are on grass with some hard-standings for motorhomes. All pitches are widely spaced and flat. Each pitch has access to a top-quality modern bollard supplying 16 amp electricity, water and a night-light. The site does not have a toilet block. Access is by a sweeping wide gravel driveway. An adjacent car park is provided to maintain tranquillity and protect the grass pitches.

We have planted 10 acres of pasture as parkland with rare and handsome tree and shrub species. The other 6 acres, mainly an oak, birch, rowan and beech woodland, are also planted with unusual woodland species. Mown grass and moss paths wind their way through the wood. Visitors are free to enjoy the arboretum and use the woodland garden walks for personal or dog exercise.

Since 1992 nearly 750 specially selected tree and shrub species, over 6,000 bulbs plus several herbaceous borders have been introduced to provide all year round colour and interest. New planting is always taking place. The carefully planted vistas, already a joy to behold, can only improve with time.

Oaklea is teeming with wildlife. Bird-lovers in particular will find Oaklea a paradise. We have all the common garden birds plus greater-spotted and green woodpeckers, nuthatches, tree creepers, nightingales, nightjars, woodcocks, tawny owls, barn owls, buzzards, sparrow hawks, jays, long-tailed tits, pied wagtails, swallows, cuckoos, pheasants, partridges, mallards and more. The Oaklea dawn chorus is a truly wonderful wake-up call! 

And there's more! We are immediately adjacent to over 300 acres of Forestry Commission - Ostler's Plantation, with its highly popular and much-used woodland rides - ideal for dog-walking. Also neighbouring us is the 185 acre Kirkby Moor Nature Reserve, predominantly of heathland and woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Oaklea is an ideal location for lovers of nature, walkers and cyclists (Sustrans 'Water Rail Way' and 'Viking Way' nearby), RAF enthusiasts (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 5 miles) and other 'kindred spirits' (e.g. National Trust - Tattershall Castle 5 miles). The Lincolnshire Wolds 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' is on the doorstep. We have created a comprehensive list of things to do and places to visit on the 'Activities' page of our Website.

We are conveniently situated within easy walking distance of Woodhall Spa, with its excellent amenities (e.g. Kinema-in-the-Woods, heated Lido, famous Golf Course) shops and eateries - visit www.woodhallspa.org.

Booking well ahead of your proposed visit is highly advisable.

Awards:

  • 2008 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - 2nd Place
  • 2008 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Most Picturesque CL
  • 2007 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Most Picturesque CL
  • 2006 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Regional Commendation for Middle England and East Anglia
  • 2006 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Best Newcomer

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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LN10 6YY
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Lat 53.150863 / Lon -0.184543
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TF214632
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  • Nearest port: Hull (50 miles)

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A lovely quiet site

Oaklea
After a warm welcome, set up was straight forward. We spent 5 nights at this site before travelling north east across the Woods to another site to explore that area better, but if you don’t mind the extra half hour travelling you could easily visit the seaside and more places from this site. It is worth noting that the grass area seems to run as a 5 pitch CL with undefined pitches. Each ‘pitch’ has the ability to connect to a choice of two electricity (3 sockets on each) and water bollards, so you cannot connect directly up to the water tap. Again worth noting is that a couple of the natural pitches require long electric cables or extensions to reach them. We believe the owner has a spare just in case. As someone else has mentioned there are additional hard standing pitches nearer to the owners home and another small grass area next to the owners home was also being used as a pitch. So yes there are sometimes more than 5 pitches in use overall but the main grass area was quiet and only had 5 vans on while we were there. The car parking area is before the grass area ( which keeps it quiet as well as grassy) and between the hardstanding pitches. Grey waste is emptied under the trees and toilet waste is disposed of up near the house. Wasn’t an issue for us but it is a short walk, particularly from the far grass pitches. Overall the site was extremely quiet. Woodhall Spa itself is a lovely town, the deli cakes are fantastic, but we drove in rather than attempting to walk the long lane down to the main road. Whilst in Lincolnshire we also visited Lincoln, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre at RAF Coningsby, Tattershall Castle, Gunby Estate Hall and Gardens, the Walled Garden Baumber, Cadwell Park, Louth and the seaside at Sutton on Sea.

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Reviewed on 30/09/2021 14:44

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BEAUTIFUL!!!

Oaklea
Just returned home from a weekend on this site. Arrived Friday teatime in the sunshine and chose 1 of the 5 large grass pitches and faced the lovely open grasslands. Relaxed with a beer in total silence, pitch black at night(except for the bollard lighting). Owner made us extremely welcome and pointed out the elsan point! It's a basic site for facilities and find a tree for the grey waste!! 😂 A 20 minute walk into wood all spa which is a lovely town, great pubs too. So sad to leave the site and would return but it's an Adult only site and we generally go away with our 6 year old, so until granny and bompa have her again, Thank you for having us. You have a beautiful site.

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Beautiful site

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Friendly welcome to a lovely site. Quiet location with plenty of space and woodland all round. Saw Muntjac deer, nuthatch and tawny owl on site. Easy cycling along quiet roads to reach Woodhall Spa.

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Reviewed on 27/04/2021 08:31

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Lovely natural CL

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A lovely CL in natural surroundings. Spacious pitches and amenities close by. Good walking and cycling tracks in the area. Everything you need available in nearby Woodhall Spa. Very friendly and welcoming owner. Our first time here but won’t be our last. Loved our four night stay here.

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Reviewed on 26/04/2021 15:43

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Wonderful site

Oaklea
Spectacular site as per its write up but better. Because of the sheer size and beauty of the site you get a feel that you are wild camping. The owner is really friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning.

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Reviewed on 25/04/2021 12:12

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