Toilet and shower facilities on caravan parks have come a long way since the 60s and 70s. None more so than those at one of Lincolnshire’s most popular parks.
Far from the draughty concrete blocks of the past, the architecturally designed shower complex at Lakeside Park, North Somercotes is more akin to a luxury spa resort or an ocean-going cruise liner.
With ambient lighting, individual glass-fronted shower cubicles, back-lit mirrors, state-of-the-art fittings and climate control, the new complex must be the most advanced facility of its kind in the UK and perhaps Europe.
There is also a wet room for visitors with disabilities as well as a specially designed toddler bath.
The eco-friendly building was designed to blend with the landscape and is largely sustainable with ground source underfloor heating and harvested rainwater WCs.
Samantha Heap, director of Don Amott Parks explained: “It’s all about giving our visitors a memorable experience and facilities that match, or even surpass, those at home.
“Touring caravan and motorhomes owners do have their own basic and rather cramped facilities but at Lakeside they have the opportunity and space to pamper themselves in luxurious surrounding.”
Besides the new shower complex, which cost over three quarters of a million pounds and took six-months to build, Lakeside Park prides itself on the rest of its facilities.
There’s literally something for everyone, from tiny tots to grandma and granddad. It features an indoor swimming complex with sauna, solarium and steam room, a restaurant, bars, a cabaret room and a fitness suite.
Outdoors there are all-weather sporting facilities including tennis, bowls, five-a-side football as well as a nine-hole golf course and a 7-acre fishing lake.
The touring park at Lakeside was fully booked over the prime summer holiday months and bookings are already being taken for 2020.
Lakeside Park is close to the village of North Somercotes, just 12 miles from Louth.
For touring and motorhome booking or more information you can visit www.lakesidepark.co.uk