Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 3 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Lovely site, but better for "tuggers" with a car.

I had a lovely week here in October with some favourable weather. The site is beautifully kept, one of the best; lots of lovely flowers in various beds, pots and other containers, still looking pretty in October. I did not use the facilities at all, given current conditions, so cannot comment on them, but, if the site itself was a guide, they must be good and very clean; I was also told by others that access was organised very well to minimise any risks. It is a large site with lots of grass pitches arranged for the most part, as is usually the case, to the rear of hard standings – rather anathema to me. However, it was not in high occupancy at the time of my visit, so this was not an issue. Personal preference is such that I would not choose to come here in the summer and particularly not in school holidays. I think it would have a very busy feel. Because of this, and also because of a lack of public transport nearby (being in a motorhome that stays put once pitched), Daleacres is not a site that I would normally choose. However, these are special times and public transport and populous places remain out for me; therefore an isolated site with lots of very flat countryside to enable easy bicycling was the appeal and why I specifically chose to come here. Lower Wall Road, on which the site is located, is narrow, but traffic light; cycling was not too bad, but walking felt unsafe. Once on the wider roads and many paths, cycling was excellent. Hythe can be reached either by cycle paths along much of the A259 or along a bridle path adjacent to the Military Canal north of the site. From Hythe, you can reach Folkestone along the front. Dymchurch, in the other direction, is not too far on mostly quiet lanes; thereafter the sea wall takes you to Littlestone and more quiet roads reach Dungeness. When running, the RHDR can transport you to New Romney and Dungeness, but you still need to reach a station – Hythe or Dymchurch being the options for cyclists or Hythe on foot, but a good hour walk. For walking in general, there are many footpaths, but they were largely vague tracks across muddy fields leading who knows where and accessing them meant walking for some part on the aforementioned narrow lane. Walking was not a good option. If wanting to venture north, you have to be prepared for hills; I wanted to reconnoitre Lympne/Ashford Airport as it once was, but Lympne Hill was too much. A kind warden gave me an alternative route with a gentler climb. This afforded me a lovely round trip and the joy of coming down Lympne Hill rather than trying to get up it! I bagged a great serviced pitch, number 8; the surface looked fairly new. One very minor complaint – the hoses on the chemical disposal points were way too short! But perhaps due to the virus? So, to sum up, a lovely site, best for caravanners with lots to visit in the area. I enjoyed my week here and I would recommend it highly for those with a car or those with a bike and lots of energy!
Motorhomer from Leicestershire

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