Wildemere Farm

Holywell Row, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8LX

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  • Working farm

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Wildemere Farm is situated on the western side of the Brecklands area of East Anglia with its forests and open areas of heath land. The site itself is located on a corner of a secluded meadow set in woodland. The one acre fenced area used for caravans is level and free draining, with the grass kept as a lawn. All pitches have access to 10 amp electric hook-ups, mains water connections and grey water drainage together with TV hook ups.We also have a hard standing for motor homes if required. Wooded lanes adjoining the site are great for walks and the whole area is a haven for wildlife. The site has a summer house which holds local tourist information. Carp fishing is available nearby.

David and Barbara look forward to welcoming you to their CL

 

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1 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Lat 52.373105 / Lon 0.509473
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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This is a little gem of a CL, as are its owners! Access for caravans and motorhomes to the CL is good but you do need to follow the directions in the handbook or website as sat navs have taken visitors to other addresses in the past. The CL is level, but you may need to move a little back and forth to be perfectly level. We have achieved level without ramps etc. The surface is grass, the soil is very porous so even after heavy rain it drains and dries very quickly. Along one side and at the far end are water, TV and grey waste points. The EHUs (10 amp) are via two posts centrally located. Pitch next to the water post and you will have a fully serviced pitch. Pitching elsewhere is fine but you won't benefit from the TV and water points being next to the outfit. That said David, the owner, will loan you an aerial lead to reach the TV point and even the ball valve and hose for your aquaroll. Rubbish disposal is via screened off dustbins which are emptied on a near daily basis. The Elsan point is one of the best I have ever seen on a CL, it is a match the Club's own ones. There is an information kiosk containing leaflets, books, DVDs and walks for you to borrow. A local caravan business has placed for sale a few items such as toilet chemicals should you run out. David is charming and an absolute oracle on local history, information and events. If you need him he is there, but never intrusive. Ever ready to help too. A big bonus for us are nearby attractions. Bury St Edmunds is an easy drive away, Newmarket not much further. Thetford Forest is nearby with a Go Ape. Brandon Forest is closer. A tip is to park at Brandon Forest and ride your bikes to Thetford Forest, saves on car park fees though there is still a modest fee at Brandon. In Mildenhall you will find a Sainsbury's and a couple of fuel stations plus an assortment of shops. In nearby Brandon are Tesco and Aldi. The big draw for us (though not for all) are the two air bases, Lakenheath and Mildenhall. Both can be busy but generally have set times and if the wind is blowing one way you wouldn't even know they are there, however if blowing the other way you will see and hear them. They tend to leave and arrive in waves so not a constant presence. RAF Lakenheath has a free of charge public viewing area and RAF Mildenhall has a couple of pay to view areas. In summary, good access, brilliant owners and a site ideal for the novice through to the most experienced. The price is the price, no extras for awning, dogs etc. Plenty to see and do nearby too, or stay on site and watch the aviators whether they be metal or feathery!

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This was the last site visited before we had to give up caravanning, it has very fond memories. The site owners are very helpful and knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble. There is water , drainage and tv point on each pitch which really makes life easy! Plenty of military aircraft to view from both Mildenhall and Lakenheath. Site quite flat and close to amenities, plenty to visit in the area.

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We recently had a 4 night stay and on arrival we were met by the owner David who explained the layout of the site and gave us information about the local things to do etc. The site is level grass and as previously mentioned, each pitch has its own water, 10 amp electric, grey waste and tv booster point. I consider it to be a high quality C.L. that we will certainly return to. Access to the site is good and being on sandy soil it is very well drained. Bury St Edmunds, Ely and Thetford are all worth a visit. Aircraft noise from the nearby air bases can be quite loud at certain times but that did not cause us any concerns. We will return and thank you to David for your help and information.
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This is a very friendly and pleasant site. Good level pitches and excellent services. The only down side was the noise from aircraft from local airbases.
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A Fantastic CL

Just under a year ago this was our first CL and first trip with a caravan having towed it straight from a dealership to site. David was so welcoming, pleasant, flexible and helpful to us newbies. We came back again last week to celebrate my wife's birthday. Such a great site, great facilities (TV point, water and waste at pitch....if you can line it up no wastemaster needed! The chemical waste is point is the best we have seen, its never a pleasant task but this makes it much easier. It is flat and has well draining grass. It has easy access in and out. The wildlife is just incredible in the morning and evenings. The shed they have put up has a wealth of local leaflets, books, dvds cables, pipes and essentials to borrow whilst on site. They all sell some nice memorabilia. Something to watch for is the 10 Amp limit. So if you a have caravan heater and kettle on it at the same time it can trip, but it is very easy to flick the fuse outside on the hookup back on. We will be returning again as it isn't too far for us and is so relaxing, a weekend feels like a week away.
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