Sycamore Lakes near Skegness

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Sycamore Lakes near Skegness

Post by MrsCC on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:53 pm

We booked a pitch with EHU over the phone and booked Sycamore Lakes near Skegness for 2 nights. We were Informed of our pitch number (61) and informed to pitch up on arrival then check in at reception. smile!

Arrived at Sycamore Lakes and did as requested parked up on our pitch. The layout of the site is quiet attractive with 2 or 3 lakes, very popular with people fishing only a short walk from the pitches. The site also accommodates log cabins, static caravans and holiday cottages.

Lake View

We walked to reception (which we passed going to our pitch) and booked in, why we couldn’t book in on arrival I don’t know! scratch head We were on a grass pitch and there appears to be several hard standing pitches left so asked if a hard standing was available. We were informed by the rather vague disinterested receptionist think_smiley_46 , that one maybe (how they don’t know for sure amazed us shrugg ) she gave us the hard standing pitch number to check on our way back our nuevo.

Grass Pitches

Hardstanding Pitches

The only other information given at reception was that there’s a bar/restuarant next door and the shower block keycode number uncertain . We were not given any information on where the chemical waste, drinking waste, where the dog walk /exercise area was, if barriers close at night, no information on local DR, dentist vets etc which we get from most other sites. so_sad

We paid the £18.50 per night fee (far too expensive IMO oh_blast! ) and made our way back to our pitch and checked the hard standing number given, but this was taken. The hard standing pitches were nicely spaced out and very communal in a circular layout. The grass pitch areas were in a long “field” backing onto hedgerow.

Water and grey waste points were scattered around the site – these were unlit at night uncertain . The toilet /shower block was centrally located. I investigated the ladies shower/toilet block and on punching in the keycode numbers on the keycode pad to gain access, I noticed that the ladies didn’t actually have a lock on it so no keycode needed - !!! a major safety issue uncertain . There were 4 showers with adequate wash basins and toilets. There was a cctv pointing toward the shower block entrance and the block had iron bars on all the windows and a security shutter on the entrance. Was there something we should know about this site? scratch head

Toilet/shower Block

Laundry facilities, chemical disposable points were all near by, but there was no motor home service point.

The restaurant only appeared to be open during the daytimes as the evening we were going to try it out, it was shut and this was a 6pm. We have since found out that as this was a Sunday, they dont open the restaurant on sundays! frustrating

Upon returning to the site after being out for the afternoon, we were shocked to see someone else in our pitch uncertain . They had levelled up their caravan and erected their awning, which was 2 inches away from our ASOF flag pole we had left behind and they had unplugged our EHU lead and left this on the neighbouring pitch so angry . I approached the owners informing them that this was our pitch, their response being there pitch they were due to stay on, number 60, had not been vacated therefore they were informed by reception to moved into the neighbouring pitch – ours – and advice us to move along 1 pitch so angry . They seem to take this in their stride and think this was perfectly acceptable. A great way to run a site - not!

We went to find the warden at reception but they were closed and there were no instruction on how to contact them so angry , so we pitched up on 62 and moved our flag. surrender

Personally not a site we would choose to stay at again.


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