Stackyard Nursery Caravan Meadow

Stackyard Nursery, Old Station Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RS

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

The Caravan Meadow is a Club CL site, set in the heart of rural Suffolk on the Stackyard Nursery where we grow trees and shrubs and raise our own pigs, sheep and chickens on a 12 acre site adjacent to the thriving village of Mendlesham and directly opposite the woods with walking routes and a Snakeshead Fritillary (best seen in spring).

The site is flat with its own entrance and hard standing making it a perfect all weather location. The half acre meadow has been planted with trees and hedging to provide shade and shelter the choice is yours where you park. In addition 5 bays each with their own water and electrical points have been provided that can be easily accessed directly from the hard standing.

We welcome dogs however, due to fact that we have animals on site and for the peace and quiet of other on site, we would ask that they are keep under control on a lead.

The site is an excellent location for exploring the local area which is well endowed with walks including Thornham (5.5 miles), the Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum (3.6 miles) the Museum of East Anglian Rural Life (7 miles) and pubs serving local produce and local shops.

Centrally located in East Anglia, the site makes an excellent base for visits to the region:-

  • Norwich 32 miles
  • Ipswich 17 miles
  • Bury St Edmunds 31 miles
  • Newmarket 36 miles
  • Southwold 36 miles
  • Aldeburg 32 miles
  • Cambridge 49 miles
  • Lavenham/Long Melford 21/25 miles


East Anglia and Suffolk, in particular, is blessed with a wealth of attractions for the visitor who are looking for a quiet escape walking, cycling, fishing or driving down a network of rural roads and paths. The National Trust is well represented by; Flatford nestled by the river Stour with its many iconic views captured by John Constable’s paintings, Lavenham and its Guildhall are one of the best preserved medieval villages in Britain, Sutton Hoo home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time an Anglo-Saxon kings burial ground to name but a few. Birdwatching can be enjoyed at RSPB Minsmere home to BBC’s Springwatch 2016 or one of the quieter spots down the Suffolk Coast and Heath.

East Anglia has less rain than any other part of Britain along with its flat landscape combine to make the outdoor holiday more pleasurable at all times of the year.

For the keen gardener staying at the Stackyard Caravan Meadow you will be able to visit the many plant nurseries in the area including our own at which we would like to offer you 10% off any plants purchased during your stay.

Karon and Simon look forward to welcoming you to their CL.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Shop
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

Prices

Useful Info

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Nearby

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

You need to be a Club member to view directions to this Certificated Location. Log in

Sites key: Certificated Location

Postcode:
IP14 5RS
Plan a route to this site
GPS:
Lat 52.245076 / Lon 1.0785
OS field ref:
TM102651
OS map ref:
155

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Stop and Hail bus service from Stowmarket-Ipswich-Diss
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (45 miles)

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 1 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 3 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Be aware! Road Noise!!

We used Stackyard Nursery C.L. in June 2019 and found Karon & Simon very welcoming and lovely.The weather was dry and sunny (mostly) and the site although flat is a bit rough in places. You have your own electric and water point & the grey water goes into the hedge (with the owners permission!) great for folks with bad knees! The toilet point is only 50 yds. or so away, although you have to unlock the padlock to open the gate first, but it's a bit of a rough emptying place & the water pressure is very low, making the whole procedure very slow. The MAIN problem with the site is the ROAD NOISE, which is only 20 yds. or so away from the vans. (The owners are aware of this fact.) A Hovis grain store is just down the road & the grain lorries start rumbling in at about 06.00 hrs until 2000 hrs. The local traffic is virtually constant. caused by 40 new houses being built 100 yds. away and the further increase in 30 or so other new houses already built in the village. All the traffic is using this quiet road as a 'rat' run because of the road works on the A14!! We know it's not Karon & Simon's fault, but it did spoil our holiday.
Caravanner from West Midlands

Reviewed on

2 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

A lovely Spring break

We have just returned from a lovely, relaxing break at Stackyard Nursery. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed eating our breakfast outside this morning! Karon was very helpful with booking and was understanding when we had to cancel last weekend because of the strong winds. We found the site easily and Karon came up from the nursery to welcome us. The pitches are level and grassy with water and electricity to each one. The views are lovely over the surrounding countryside and we enjoyed watching the resident chickens and sheep. There is a little noise from the road at certain busy times - on Sunday there was no traffic at all. Just across the road from the site are meadows that we really enjoyed walking in and spotting birds. The village shop is easily walkable and Diss and Eye were a short drive away. We treated ourselves to a meal at The Walnut Tree, a vegetarian pub, and it was fab! Thank you for our stay and we hope to visit again.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

3 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

My favourite

I’ve become a regular and visit every month when I’m not at work, why ? Karon and Simon are wonderful, they welcome every arrival, ensure you are settled in and then leave you to enjoy, the rules are simple, respect each other and relax. Each pitch has its own water and hookup so if you want to put your outfit facing the sunrise, no problem, no military instructions, just be sensible. I have just returned today from a wonderful week, taking Sonia the Bassett with me, we both had a great time even when we got lost. I’ve been to many sites over the last couple of years, some better than others but all with little things that just irritate you, the most annoying being the feeling that somehow they are doing you a favour by letting you pay to be there, so when you find somewhere that makes you feel valued , treats you with courtesy and respect, it deserves praise, thank you Karon and Simon

Reviewed on

2 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 3 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 4 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 3 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Lovely surroundings

This CL site is on the edge of a very pretty village and is easy to find. The 5 neat grassy pitches are in a row with newly planted hedges between them and each has their own water and electricity. The owner was very friendly when we made the booking. In the summer this site would be perfect, but just a word of warning for the winter months as you cannot use the laid out pitches if you're in a motorhome as you get stuck on the soft ground, although the Caravan Club directory says it's part hard standing and the owner made no mention of not using the marked out pitches. We mistakenly assumed the pitches must have plastic mesh under the grass.It was the first CL site we had visited and you live and learn. Instead, you need to park on the rough hardcore track that leads to the pitches, although if the maximum 5 outfits were there you would be hard pushed to fit in. The owner was not pleased with us and kept telling us how expensive it would be to repair the ruts left. A simple solution in the winter months would have been to string a rope across or place a cone in front of each pitch. There is also nowhere to dispose of grey water and we were told to drain it onto the hedge, although this would have meant driving onto the grassy pitch and I'm not sure how much soap and washing up liquid a hedge can take! We were staying for 2 nights but the owner told us, on arrival and after we'd paid, that the second night was going to be minus 9 degrees and icy. We later made the decision to only stay one night and then head for home, yet the owner was reluctant to return half the money at first.

Reviewed on

4 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Hidden Gem

We really rate this site highly. It's a new one and the owners understand the needs of the caravanner who wants the basic facilities without any hassle. Each pitch is separate ,bordered by shrubs and with its own tap and hook up .its just on the edge of a lovely village with pub and shop.Karen the owner is welcoming and bubbly. Just wish we lived nearer. We'll be back.
Caravanner from Wiltshire

Reviewed on

2 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer