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Cote Ghyll Caravan & Camping Park
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
DL6 3AH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01609 883425

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Pitches: 77
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 167 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: P7hut 13 reviews from this member

Booked here last minute for a couple of nights due to the experts predicting a heatwave. Which they later cancelled and replaced with strong winds.

The route through the village is narrow with cars parked on one side and quite a lot of through traffic, I just took my time and it was no problem, most people are considerate and will give way (apart from 2 girls in a Golf who expected me to reverse back up the hill to let them through!)

The staff were lovely and very helpful, the warden was friendly and firm but fair (some people complained when he asked them to control their dogs who were constantly barking and also when he asked them to turn their outside music off at 11pm, correctly I thought).

There is a choice of pitch types, hard, grass and astro, we got astro and it was great. Our pitch was a good size, we had our caravan, awning and car alongside each other with loads of room to spare. Water points are dotted about not too far away. Our closest water point was actually on someones hard standing pitch, probably a bit annoying for them having a constant stream of people invading.

There are 2 toilet blocks, one just behind us and one up the way. The showers were free and hot with a seat inside the cubicle which always makes it easier. The shower blocks always looked spotless.

Adjoined to the block is a covered pot wash area, plus chemical and grey disposal points.

There are 2 kids play areas connected by a bridge, we were right opposite one of them but it wasn't a problem, they are closed from 10pm to 8am. The youths playing football outside of peoples caravans were a problem however, hitting at least 3 vans and a car. I moved 3 different groups of youths and their footballs on. One even said his dad had told them to play there in case they hit his caravan!

The site is quite large and well looked after, with a reassuring security barrier. Reception also has a small shop in it. Dogs and awnings are free and it only cost us £5 to stay til 6pm on departure day.

This was a great little find, only 35 minutes from our storage site but a million miles away from home, ideal for 2 night weekend stays for us. Plus it's on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors with loads of places to visit.

Definitely a thumbs up for this place.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J55ptk 8 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a 2 night short break. We took the grandchildren and picked this site because of the good reviews, 2 play areas and the distance from home. We booked on Friday at 2pm by phone and were on site for 5pm.

Reception was fast and friendly and our grass pitch was large with plenty of room for the caravan, awning and car.

The kids loved the play areas and soon made friends. There is a very shallow stream dividing the play areas and this provided the most entertainment for the kids. They did however get wet and filthy resulting in 4 changes of clothes in less than 24 hours.

The park was very busy but there was no noise past @7pm. It is a lovely site to relax in. The showers were hot and the toilets clean. They do have codes to access the site and toilets etc so you need to remember 2 different codes.

I can recommend the Fish and Chip shop in the village, cheap too. Access to this site is via Osmotherly village and it is not car friendly let alone caravan friendly. It can be a challenge to drive through without coming face to face with oncoming traffic. Because of parked cars, it is single carriageway through most of the village so be careful and patient.

We will be returning to this great site soon.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jervaulx1 1 review from this member

Nothing to disagree with in the other complimentary reviews:

Staff really friendly, very helpful and patient as we tried to make up our minds on the pitch! (good choices though probably less choice earlier in the season. )

Facilities scrupulously clean; hot water plentiful, and the potwashing facilities good with piping hot water (to clean greasy BBQ griddles etc!) Kids' play areas ideally located in areas for family pitching. Good waste disposal facilities and recyling waste bins centrally located.

Pitch ideal with astro-turf for awning and good space around (good variety of pitches to choose from - hard standing, all grass or astro-turf); grass really well kept. Drinking water and electric hook-up very convenient. For later afternoon sun in Autumn, ask for pitch on East side of site. Not sure where is best on site to get reliable mobile reception!

Cote Ghyll is ideally located for walking, especially with dogs. Osmotherley is an easy walk away, on footpaths once you're out of the site lane, with a choice of 3 pubs to suit your style (Queen Catherine very friendly, good beer and not at all stuffy), also great value fish and chips, and nearby Northallerton has a great market on Saturdays. Some interesting seasonal pitch options look good value and are obviously popular, going by how many outfits we saw parked up around the site.

Tips: I'm a relative newbie, and I stupidly left BBQ leftovers in a plastic sack in our awning over night - much to the delight of a stealthy Brer Fox!

And be prepared to go gently on arrival and departure through relatively narrow streets of Osmotherley; there is at least one 'veteran' driver who doesn't seem able to stop to allow oncoming traffic through! Otherwise access is fine!

Overall: for us, this site is a real find - have already recommended to others, and will certainly be coming again.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Boggis 5 reviews from this member

We stayed 8 nights, extended from 6 because we liked it so much.

Its a well organised, well run commercial site. The toilets and showers are spotlessly clean with lots of free hot water, and there's enough of them to cope with the site at full summer holiday stretch. The site has a laundry - the washing machine is ok, while the gas powered tumble dryer is superb (2x £1 and 1x50p, and 20p coins respectively). It even has a large bathroom (£1 for 15 mins hot water), washing kids became a doddle.

The site has a shop, but it has a relatively limited selection - drinks, tins, sweets, and a very few household bits - it closes at 6pm. It has two playgrounds, joined but separate, one for younger kids, and the other for older kids.

Next door is the YHA - you can eat there: full cooked breakfasts £5, burgers, lasagne, pizzas etc. In the evening.

Osmotherly village has a small 9-5 shop, and three excellent pubs - food is not cheap, but it is spectacular. It also has a superb chip shop, open wednesday to sunday. (i think, do check. ). It does not have a cash machine.

The area is superb, you could easily spend a week within 5 miles of the site, or use it as a basecamp to explore the Moors, Dales, Durham, and York. Saltburn is by far the nicest seaside resort, Whitby was, err. Disappointing.

Do follow the instructions for getting there, roads in the area can be very narrow, and large agricultural vehicles coming the other way seem to be the norm.

Happy to recommend.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: LouieW 1 review from this member

Stayed at Cote Gyhll twice during the summer holidays (July & August).

July weather was so perfect we stayed for and extra day (which was no trouble for the staff) and also took the 5 o'clock extension so that we could pack up slowly and enjoy the sun and let kids play louder. Obviously this can only be done when it is quieter.

August weather was not so nice but still had a fantastic time.

Staff are very friendly and helpful, toilets always clean (mops handy for everyone to clean up after themselves *hint hint*), the 2 parks for kids are great and the family bathroom is lovely for cleaning scruffy kids before putting pj's on.

Osmotherly is nice. A couple of coffee shops with 'cakes' I don't need to add anymore to that statement! There are 3 pubs very close together, I cant comment of food but drinks were good.

I have heard good things from other campers about the food available from the campsite (eat in or take away).

Only 2 negatives:-

A few dogs were not kept on leads. Obviously the staff are not responsible for this and having been to this site 5 times in total there was only the one visit that actually had this issue. It was reported by a few campers I believe as one owner actually took a dog into the play area and took it off the lead (as I said not the fault of the staff, just dog owners).

In our August (bank hol weekend) visit this was not an issue at all.

Secondly, as mentioned by others, the Wifi should be included in price as phone signal is dreadful. As much as we like to go 'back to basics' when camping we still need our home comforts and in this day and age Wifi is very much a comfort.

10 out of 10 from this family and we will be returning again and again I have no doubt.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cruddybones 2 reviews from this member

Just had four nights at this great little park. Was our first trip in caravan having just 'upgraded' from a trailer tent. Website initially said park was full but on enquiring via email was told they could fit us in. When we arrived found we had been upgraded to a 'super pitch'

Great facilities with good clean shower and toilet block. Great service from the wardens and everything kept very tidy and maintained. Kids loved the park. Used as a base to travel to Saltburn to the beach and the walkway at Guisbrough along with a bimble up Roseberry topping.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pop765 2 reviews from this member

Just got back from a week away at Cote Ghyll campsite, we have stayed on this site five times now,

This trip was probley the worst stay we have ever had here, the wifi dose not work on the whole site so it's hit or miss if you will get a connection, when I complained to the warden he gave me a full refund saying they know about the problem. They are trying to fix the problem.

The biggest disappointment this week was that there was a secondary school using the Hostel and each night a group of teenagers spent a night in tents, they thought it would be a good idea to play on the children's play area trying to break it, they also would run around the site screening and shouting at each other and using foul language, this went on till the early ours one night.

This site was once a nice quite hidden away site where you could relax and unwind but since the owners have bought the Hostel things have gone down hill.

These problems may just be a one off and may be better in the future when the new wardens settle in.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Croppster1967 5 reviews from this member

We have just returned from our first visit to this site and I must say what a great place to be,

Good Points.



Generous pitch size

Good toilet/shower block and the floor was heated in the showers

Our 11 year daughter loved the park and stream and was never bored, with it been Easter the owners put on an Easter Hunt

Codd Beck is a short walk from the site and perfect for a picnic and place to take your dog

The only thing (and I am been picky) is the fact you have to pay for WiFi as the location has no or very little phone reception, maybe they could include the WiFi in the pitch price so it takes away paying for the WiFi.

We will be back for more camping trips in the future and I highly recommend this site.

The Hotel in Osmotherley does a great bar meal menu, its called The Queen Catherine, very tasty home cooked food.

Thank you to all the staff for making it a perfect Easter Break

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bigkev1970 1 review from this member

This is a great site that we have stayed on a few times now. Its close enough to home to get there within a hour but far enough to feel worlds away. The two toilet blocks are always spotlessly clean with plenty of hot water and toilet rolls! My kids are now 14 and 13 and a bit too big for the play park they are at an age now that a games room or a football field would be welcomed. There isn't a dog walk on site but not a problem when just outside the park is plenty of footpaths to run them on. We stayed on the hard standing pitches in between the toilet blocks and when everyone was in with their cars parked it got a bit tight. My only other concern was a seasonal van who's awning got caught in the wind and collapsed was left to blow about for another week, maybe the wardens could have taken it down for the owners to prevent permanent damage. However, a very good site well worth a visit, prices at the top of the range but you get what you pay for. Care should be taken driving through Osmotherley wouldn't like to meet another unit coming in opposite direction.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: AJ58WAG 7 reviews from this member

Loved it :-) warm friendly booking over the phone, happy smiling welcome when we arrived, info give accurate and detailed even down to directions to the much needed chippy although upon arrival it was closed :-(. A beautiful site lovely and dark on a night so lots of stars to see. Clean site and I look forward to visiting again soon.

Shower rooms warm and spotless

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