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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
LN10 6YY
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Lat 53.150863 / Lon -0.184543
OS field ref:
TF214632
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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

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Runner Up...??

We can only imagine Oaklea was a runner up for the award for best CL simply as there is no toilet/shower facilities, the site itself is breathtakingly beautiful. Piotr is very warm, welcoming and extremely interesting to talk with. The woodland walks are delightful with the bonus of Jays (seen plenty) and Tawny Owls (heard plenty, sadly did not get to see any on this visit). It rather depends what you are looking for, but if beautiful countryside, nature, peace & quite are high on your list of requirements it is hard to visualise anywhere better than this. The autumn colours are stunning! 10/10 Piotr, so beautiful and thank you for kindly sharing your wonderful garden. Alan & Amanda
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beautiful site

This is one of those sites which you almost want to keep a secret for fear of not being able to get a pitch next time you want one! but to do so would be to do the owner a terrible dis-service. It's lovely- a massive beautifully maintained level well drained lawned area set with specimen trees, surrounded by pretty native birch / oak woodland. Obviously a labour of love for Piotr the owner. Loads of room- no set pitches as such- with plenty of space between so that you can both enjoy expansive views across the lawn but still have complete privacy from your neighbors. Set well back from a quite road- so no traffic noise. Fabulous starry skies at night. Handy for Woodhall Spa and the local attractions. Lots of bird and wild life. Can recommend the Steak Pie from the Ebrington Arms just down the road- but be sure to book a table. 2 nights isn't long enough to stay here- will definitely be back. Highly recommended (but don't tell anyone!!)

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This is one of those sites which you almost want to keep a secret for fear of not being able to get a pitch next time you want one! but to do so would be to do the owner a terrible dis-service. It's lovely- a massive beautifully maintained level well drained lawned area set with specimen trees, surrounded by pretty native birch / oak woodland. Obviously a labour of love for Piotr the owner. Loads of room- no set pitches as such- with plenty of space between so that you can both enjoy expansive views across the lawn but still have complete privacy from your neighbors. Set well back from a quite road- so no traffic noise. Fabulous starry skies at night. Handy for Woodhall Spa and the local attractions. Lots of bird and wild life. Can recommend the Steak Pie from the Ebrington Arms just down the road- but be sure to book a table. 2 nights isn't long enough to stay here- will definitely be back. Highly recommended (but don't tell anyone!!)

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What can we say? Stayed for a week and could have stayed longer. A wonderful CL. Quiet, friendly, beautiful; lots to see and do in the area; or you could just stay put and enjoy this wonderful CL. Plenty of places to walk dogs nearby. Ostlers Plantation 5 mins walk away and the wonderful Water Rail Way a 10 min drive away. Great beaches for dogs about 40 mins drive away.
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An undiscovered sanctuary!

We have just spent a wonderful two weeks at Oaklea and have loved our stay. The arboretum has been created (still ongoing) by the owners with such vision,clarity and love that one feels are though you're truly away from the rat race of life. Piotr is always on hand for advice and runs the site with such efficiency. There is so much to do locally and suits all needs, from walkers,cyclists or just sitting in a quaint tea shop watching life go by and tucking into plum loaf. We shall return and a big thank you for allowing us " caravanners" to share your haven. Penny,Liam and Ellie from Tunbridge Wells
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