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The White Swan
Newton Upon Rawcliffe
Pickering
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
YO18 8QA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01751 472505

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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 38 Reviews
              8/10 from 38 Reviews


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Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SamandRose 11 reviews from this member

Hmm. I'm scratching my head a little here because my wife told me what she thought and anyone would think we'd been to two different sites. So in the interests of fairness I'll leave both reviews.

She didn't like it. She was a bit upset with the time we had to wait for our meal one night, especially as she had offered to change the booking time for our table to suit the owner. She thought the lasagne and especially the chips she had were disappointing. She said that the water pressure in one of the two showers was too low and that one of the toilets wasn't clean when she used it.

I on the other hand didn't notice the time it took for our food to be cooked because I was too busy going through photos I'd taken since arriving and looking at things to do the next day. The toilets were clean when I used them, and I only used the shower she told me to use and it was fine. I agree that the food in the pub was not the best, but it wasn't the worst either and the beer and cider were nice. Just accept that it's a village pub and not a restaurant.

We both liked the location, which is on a hill about 4 miles outside Pickering and offers lovely views over the North Yorkshire Moors. The views are even better if you can live without electric hook-up and pitch up in the second of their two fields farther from the pub. The walk to Levisham Station, from which steam trains run to Whitby, is beautiful. Yes it's steep, but this is North Yorkshire and that's how it comes.

So to try and sum up and say something helpful. If you want a pretty pitch with a pub nearby and especially if you can live without electric hook-up, this site should be fine for you. If you also want food, toilet and shower facilities on hand, well, you'll just have to make up your own mind.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dave 418 29 reviews from this member

We have just spent a lovely weekend at this simple straight forward site. Because we booked late we couldn't have electric hook up, we managed without.

The landlord met us on arival and exsplained all we needed without being overbearing. Due to recent rain the ground was a bit soft but with care we got on and off the pitch ok.

Toilets and showers were clean and tidy. Plenty of hot water. You may have to time you're shower carefully if the site is busy as there are only two showers.

We ate in the pub one night. Nice pub type food and no problem with taking the dog in.

A good base for walks on the North Yorkshire Moors and within walking distance of the station at Levisham. Be aware you will have a steep walk down and back up to the site and it can be a bit muddy.

Walking to the view point at the back of the site and watching the trains climb up the valley is amazing.

Another site we will go back to with the dog.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chrisplummer 1 review from this member

Stayed 4 nights in this lovely little site. Owners were very helpful on arrival (they didn't have our booking but helpfully accommodated us). Site is right next to Newtondale, with steam trains and fabulous walks. Also not far from Cropton Forest for bike rides and close to Pickering for a nice restaurant.

Real bonus having the pub on site with well kept Timmy Taylor's beers and nice sunny seats outside on an afternoon/evening.

Very accommodating, sat 11 of us at a nice big table for Sunday dinner.

All in all a great spot

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Joym 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from a weekend at this site. The owner Stephen couldn't have been more helpful when we arrived. He showed us to the pitches and explained about a lovely walk we could take, with a viewpoint down towards Levisham station. He also took the time to welcome us to the site and tell us about the new chef he had, who had just introduced a childs menu. We had an early meal which everyone enjoyed especially when his son gave our young grandson, on his first camping trip, a snake skin he had found at work that day. If you go to the site do take the walk Stephen suggests as the view is spectacular. The first full day there we walked down from the viewpoint to Levisham station and as there was a steam gala weekend we took the train to Goathland and back. This was fabulous and well worth the hike down. The only down side to the site is the trek to the shower/toilet block especially in the middle of the night!They are however spotless! thanks for a lovely weekend and hopefully we will be back in the not too distant future.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gerryrys 14 reviews from this member

Stayed at this site for 2 nights - and it was lovely. Steve was welcoming and showed us around the site and the facilities.

There were great walks from the site. We did a circular walk which included coming back up the hill others have mentioned. There's a small circular walk around the back of the campsite and back down through the village that was perfect as a dog walk.

We ate in the pub on our first night, again our host was welcoming and dinner was good pub grub. Dogs are also welcome into the pub. Showers and loos were always clean - and on our first night, when we advised Steve that one of the showers was not draining away very quickly, when he had a quiet moment he went out and fixed the problem.

We found the pub and the locals friendly. This is definitely a campsite we will be visiting again when we are in the area. Well done Steve and Linda - keep up the good work!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Esiotrot2 1 review from this member

My wife and I have stopped at this site at least 4 times this year, and hope to get 2 more weekends there before the end of the season.

The pitches are spacious and level.

The toilets and showers are clean. There may only be 2 showers, but that has not caused us any problems. If you are pitched at the far end of the field you will have a 2 minute walk to the toilet/shower block, but is that really a problem??

The pub offers a good selection of homemade food, with generous portions.

There are some superb walks straight from the campsite.

It is also a pleasant change to see that the rule on keeping the noise down after 2200hrs is politely enforced - a big bonus in my eyes.

And finally, we have always found Stephen & Linda very friendly, welcoming and happy oblige where possible.

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