Oaklea

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

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • 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

Prices

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Recycling Facilities

Nearby

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

You need to be a Club member to view directions to this Certificated Location. Log in

Sites key: Certificated Location

Postcode:
LN10 6YY
Plan a route to this site
GPS:
Lat 53.150863 / Lon -0.184543
OS field ref:
TF214632
OS map ref:
122

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Horncastle, Lincoln, Boston and Skegness
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (50 miles)
  • Train station within 5 miles

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Tranquil

Stayed at oaklea in mid November 2019 for the weekend, it's so easy to find and access is simple, the owner is charming and obviously very passionate about our planet. You needed wellies as the whole area was flooded due to the amount of rainfall the county had suffered the week prior, this was not a problem as the grounds and woodland walks were superb our cocker Spanial (Oscar) loved it, all the different smells and scents, he didn't quite know what to make of the young deer that crept past us one morning he just stared. I woke both mornings to the sound of owls hooting this place is stunning and we will defonately call again in the spring I bet would be great with the birds and everything starting to bloom, as local gov parks and countryside officer I can understand the amount of passion and hard work the owner has gone to that makes this place so special. Cheers, motorhomes from Leeds.

5 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Tranquility Base of motor homing

For the past two days, I have stayed at Tranquility Base of motor homing. Why is it so special, I really don’t know, after all, there are no toilets or showers, no shop or kids play area and some of the grass needs cutting (I jest – there’s a large flower meadow being created). It’s about a 30 min walk into Woodhall Spa which has a nice selection of coffee shops and eateries and obviously famous for aircraft (the memorial is well worth a visit).

But why is Oaklea so special? Well, what there is, is a beautiful laid out field and wood, planted with love and care and a site owner that will happily guide you round if you so wish. We set off on a Saturday afternoon to have a walk and a natter, with Piotr pointing out specific trees and shrubs as we went round. In what seemed no time of at all, it had gone dark and it was some 4 hours later. What did we talk about? Who cares, as I had just spent the most relaxing 4 hours of my life for ages. And then, to cap it off as we stood there in the darkness, the Tawny owls started hooting. If you are in England, then you should call in and stop. Don’t expect fancy gadgets and stunning facilities, as this is more about finding yourself and relaxation.

Why is it so special? I still don’t know, but I do know I will be returning. Thank you, Piotr, for making a 2 day break, which rained for a lot of it so special.

P.S. The Monkey Puzzle Tree in the entrance is one of the finest I’ve ever seen.

Motorhomer

Reviewed on

8 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Great Location

This site is in a lovely location if you want peace and quiet. Slightly disappointed that no WiFi unless you went to the bungalow and the grass could have been shorter . Plenty of walks from the site and a lovely dog friendly pub in Kirkby on Bain that also serves delicious food. Not sure how things would work if the site was full or how the hard stands work. Personally think it’s slightly expensive for what’s provided
Caravanner from East Yorkshire

Reviewed on

19 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Loved this site

We stayed at Oaklea in our motorhome for a very enjoyable week at the end of October/beginning of November. The site was perfect for us and we found the owner very helpful. We loved the peace and tranquility and spaciousness of the site, as did our dogs! We wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.
Motorhomer

Reviewed on

12 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Peaceful site

Spent three nights here in June. Very easy to find - follow detailed instructions on CMHC site. Wonderful surroundings - shrubs & trees are fascinating. Quiet & peaceful. Owner very welcoming and helpful. Lots to explore in the area including the comparatively new Lincs Wildlife Trust nature reserve at the old Woodhall Spa RAF base.

Reviewed on

17 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer