Just spent two nights at this well manicured basic CL. The owners, John and Betty Hall, are one of the nicest couples you could wish to meet, on hand if needed, but discreetly out of site otherwise, very friendly but not overbearing, in fact, the perfect hosts.
Mandalay has three hard standings made up of paviers, and four grass pitches. The grass is well kept as are the hedges that surround the CL, there is 24hr cctv provided and sensory lights at night.
Each pitch has its own dustbin and bins are provided for recycling of glass, plastic, paper etc. Waste water is piped to a beck at the rear of each pitch, if you don't have your own waste pipe then John has lots as well as blocks of wood to provide the right angle for draining. Drinking water is provided by taps at each end of the site, so no long hauls to fill up. The chemical waste empty point is a manhole cover with good handles to aid lifting, it is also quite light to lift, only Elsan green is allowed to be used, or, as in our case, Lidl Bio capsules are ok. there is also a tap to rinse out your tank with. Ajoining the CL through a hedge is a Rally Field with its own facilities, so no worry about queuing to empty or fill etc. also, in a smaller field separated by bollards is space for a couple of motorhomes used by family members. These additions in no way encroach on the CL or the services provided.
Dog walks are in abundance, if you leave the site and turn right on the road, walk for thirty yards and on the left is a public footpath over various stiles and railway sleepers through ajoining fields for as long as you like to walk, really lovely, alternatively turn left out of site and walk up the road for fifty yards then turn right and you can let your dog free on a safe walk out into the country.
The local pub The Baxters Arms, is literally five minutes walk (or mobility scooter) from site, It's very dog friendly and serves great ales and good food at not too steep a price, a proper pub with typical Yorkshire fare, friendliness and ambiance. Again, turn left out of site, walk fifty yards up the road , turn left again and follow the road for two hundred yards, the pub is on the right, with a large car park. As john told us,"Best pub for thirty miles ", he's right too.
This great little CL is now £12 per night (up from £10) and provides 10amp electricity, a bit out in the sticks, but the roads to and from are good, as is the wide entrance. A slight downside is the distant noise of mainline trains at various times, but if, like us, you are off site most of the day, then it is not noticeable, even during the night.
Mandalay is a site that we would definitely use again and we gladly recommend this site to others.
Final point, own facilities are essential.