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Coach Lane, Scarning, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2PQView on map
Some sloping pitches
Great savings on days out
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We were booked in here for 2 nights as we went on the Flying Scotsmen on the Saturday - but Saturday afternoon the heavens opened and thus it was to stay until Monday - so we contacted Mr Hewson on the Saturday morning from Dereham and left a message on his answer phone. He rang back not long after and he was happy that we leave on the Saturday afternoon when we got back from the railway. He also instructed us as to where we were to put our payment (in the post box at the front door). That said we did stay over on the Friday night. There was one other motorhome on site so we parked in the sunshine on the next available hook up. The grass did need a good cut but the field itself was ample with plenty spaces to pitch up. We had to play "hunt the water" on our arrival - but no matter. (All the "services" are in the top RH corner before the wall leading up to the house). On leaving the next day my husband observed that the bins could do with being emptied. The site itself is ideal for visiting Dereham. It is a 7 mile round trip to cycle into the town - all on the NCR 13 - which we also followed the previous afternoon when we went for a cycle ride down to Watton and back. As the field is so big it would be handy if there was some sort of information pack at the entrance to the field as we were certainly left to our own devices when we arrived. Lots of squirrels!
Visited post-Covid lockdown in July/August 2020 This is a very quiet site, easily accessed off the old main road through Wendling and Scarning. The field is large with many different species of trees. Handy for shops and services in Dereham, but nowhere nearby to eat. Sadly the grass didn't appear to have been cut for some time and was rather long. There was nobody to welcome us on arrival and throughout our stay we saw nobody in charge of the site. Despite being there for seven nights, there was no-one..... When it came to departure, we went to the house which we presumed belonged to the site and found envelopes in which we were expected to place money - but no indication of the cost. We put in what we thought was sufficient cash to cover the stay with a note asking to be informed if the amount was insufficient. Still nobody had contacted us four days after our return, so we probably paid too much. This is a lovely, peaceful site which is rather let down by the apparent indifference of the owners.
Have just visited this site for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Large secluded pitches amongst trees. Site is very near to A47 which is great for getting out and about although there is not much around immediate site. There are ‘to do’ packs by the water and waste which would be really useful to a family with children as it was packed with information. We didn’t need it as we used this site as our base and had already got our agenda sorted with Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. On our visit we saw squirrels in the trees, cats roaming free and some sort of dear actually on the site. Very peaceful. Owners very friendly. Would return if ever in the area again.
Had a week here, late October, and we were the only ones on the site. Friendly welcome from the owners, plenty of room, lovely autumnal feeling with all the trees changing colour and shedding their leaves. Only one tiny complaint - grass was a bit long and, with the cold nights, it was very wet in the mornings. But our two dogs loved it so all was well.
One of the best CLs we have stayed on: very large, flat, many trees for shade but open, cut-grass areas as well, very quiet, easy access, friendly and welcoming owners. Could not ask for more.