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Barn Owl Meadow

New Delight Road, Rickinghall, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 1LX

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Best Newcomer CL Award - 2019

Roger and Pauline welcome you to their fantastic new purpose built CL caravan site on their small Suffolk farm, offering a unique caravan/motorhome experience. Within 3/4 acre of level grassland, enclosed by fencing, sit the superb pitches with attractive open field views, beautiful sunsets, unpolluted night sky and a maximum of five pitches being used at any one time. This really is the place for a peaceful tranquil get away.

All five hardstandings are identical and large enough for your caravan/motorhome, awning and car! Two large all grass pitch options are available by arrangement. All of the pitches are fully serviced.

The onsite facilities are outstanding, including a beautiful unique custom built 5 star amenity building, with under floor heating harnessing the very latest energy saving technology. There is an indvidual WC and a washing up room with two sinks and drainers. We have two large personal bathrooms each fitted with luxury shower, toilet, hand-basin, shaving point, hand and hair dryers. One bathroom is fully fitted for people with disabilities and is wheelchair accessible.

An information room for guests to find what's on offer locally includes a bookcase with books that guests can borrow for the duration of their stay. There are some perfect places to read one of these books, maybe take a stroll around our hedge-lined field, stopping half way at a bench conveniently placed. Sit in a little corner there to relax for a while, enjoying the tranquillity and birdsong. Perhaps take a book over to the natural pond and find a bench there, or maybe the picnic benches ... The building has an office, which doubles up as a small shop facility supplying basic essentials including fresh milk, bread and free range eggs from a local smallholding (run by our daughter Shelly). Additionally the small holding supplies very tasty free range rare breed sausages, bacon, burgers, pork as well as lamb and more, perfect for morning fry ups and evening BBQ's.

The site is dog friendly, with a lovely dog walk around our 15 acre meadow and the dogs even have their own dog wash area.

Barn Owl Meadow gets its name from the barn owls that are often seen flying over the meadow and shares its home with a wide range of Suffolk wildlife such as sky larks, partridge's, pheasants, deer, lots of hares, and an amazing woodpigeon with no tail, and winter time sheep in the field!

Barn Owl Meadow is on the Suffolk/Norfolk border with Diss (8 miles), Stowmarket 8 miles and the beautiful historic town of Bury St Edmunds, with its Cathedral, Abbey Gardens and market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays, being well worth a visit 13 miles away. Within a 3 mile radius are four villages providing a useful mixture of pubs, cafes, post offices and village shops.

If you want a relaxing break, in lovely countryside surrounded by nature with mod cons at your door step then this is the place for you. For more information please visit our Website.

Facilities on site ...

  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shop
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies weekends)

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IP22 1LX
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GPS:
Lat 52.306082 / Lon 0.98672
OS field ref:
TM039719
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Harwich (49 miles)

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What a wonderful site - March 2020

Stayed at Barn Owl Meadow for 3 nights this week (9/3/2020) and had a great time. Wonderful site, amazing facilities, excellent customer service and great value at only £20 per night. We used it as a base for exploring the area by bike and on foot and we weren't disappointed. One minor issue that you need to take into account is the positioning of the grey waste drain on each pitch. You will need at least 5 meters of drain piping to reach it. Sadly my drain pipe didn't reach the drain - but luckily I did bring my Waste Master so all was not lost... The washrooms were amazing with great showers and spotlessly clean. There was even piped music!! Will certainly be recommending it to my caravanning friends and hope to return when the weather is a bit warmer..
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Barn Owl Meadow Feb 2020

We had looked to stay at Barn Owl meadow, in January but all pitches were booked. so we managed to get a pitch mid Feb and I can see why Barn Owl Meadow is so busy. Lovely clean, peaceful site. The site has a safety barrier with an access code, which gives a feeling of security. The added bonus to us was that each pitch was fully serviced with EHU, drinking water and grey water drainage. With plenty of space on the hard standing for Car, Caravan and Awning and between pitches. We visited the weekend of Storm Denis, the pitches are well drained and you get some shelter from the wind from the hedge behind. The small shop on site stocks items you may have forgotten, ie Shampoo, Toothpaste, Shower Gel, also some Jams, Sauces Salt, Pepper and a freezer full of Pork and Lamb. there are leaflets of things to do in the area. Plus some nice to have's for sale. We use the facilities that come with the van, but the showers looked exceptional and Warm. There is also a Washing up area for those of you who prefer to wash up away from the van. Waste disposal was nice and easy to use, also a dog wash for muddy paws. The dog walk is around the edge of the field in front of the pitches. There are also picnic benches, which would get a lot of use in the summer. The site is well looked after and lovely short grass, even the dog walk was nice and tidy. The TV reception was good, as was the 4G phone signal. The owners of the site are friendly and helpful, We will be visiting again some time in the future.
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Full Club Site facilities in a CL Setting! Fantastic.

Stayed 2 nights at Barn Owl Meadow last week whilst on a short break in Suffolk. Remembered seeing the rave reviews in a Club Magazine when it opened, and all the member reviews since, pretty much say it all. We have been CAMC members for 5 years, since purchasing out Motorhome, "Flo", and have stayed on lots of different Club Sites, Affiliated Sites and CLs. Barn Owl Meadow is by some distance, the best CL we have stayed on. Well done Roger and Pauline for all the thought that has gone into designing such a top class site, which has everything you could wish for......peace and quiet, security, location and facilities. Nice welcome on arrival as well, so all that's left is for us to enjoy the lamb shanks, chops and rack of lamb that we took home from Shelley's freezer! We'll be back in better weather, although we did manage to get out walking every day this time and enjoyed Eye and Rickinghall in particular. Chris & Carolyn
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Best CL we have ever visited

What a gem , just spent a relaxing Christmas at Barn owl. Second visit of the year, Pauline makes you very welcome , & Shelly's meat is fantastic, 5 star facilities, you will not be disappointed at this site, its easily the best CL we have ever visited,
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Only half an hour from home, could be anywhere. Immaculate, peaceful, brilliant facilities, lovely communication from owner. Good dog walk on site. We’ve recently changed from caravan to motorhome and this site was so perfect for us to get used to using the motorhome as access was very good and the layout made it easy. Going to use this site frequently I think for last minute get aways.
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