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Craken House Caravan Site
Middleham Road
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
DL8 5HF   See Map
Tel: 01969 623192
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Pitches: 25
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 121 Reviews
                10/10 from 121 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Purplenel 11 reviews from this member

We stayed here for five nights, starting with Easter Sunday on 1st April. It snowed on Easter Monday!

The site is quiet and well maintained. Richard e-mailed me the day before to check we were still going given the forecast, when we said we were he said we were superheroes! He gave us a very friendly welcome and tour and gave us the paddock which has a picnic table and the information hut in it. There is also a nice stream and good views across to Middleham.

The toilets and showers were very clean - my husband said they were the cleanest loos he had ever seen anywhere (maybe that includes ours?!). In the ladies shower there was a bath mat as well as the duck board which I thought was a nice touch. In the ladies washroom there is also a hairdryer. There is always plenty of soap and paper towels. The loo roll was always plentiful too. I found the shower temperature perfect but my husband, who can't stand a hot bath, said that sometimes he thought they were too hot! I don't think there is any such thing.

The utility room had a kettle and electric sockets that you could use to charge devices etc. There were three sinks and loads of hot water. There were washing up bowls and drainers and plenty of blue roll to wipe down afterwards. There is a small fridge freezer which you can use. There is also a washer dryer which, given we got soaked on Easter monday, we did use. Very handy.

There are two routes to Leyburn - one up the main road and one across fields. We did both, although as one of our dogs is elderly and uses a buggy sometimes, we mostly went up the road. Not very far at all. There are plenty of pubs in Leyburn. We went in The Bolton Arms, The Golden Lion and The Sandpiper Inn. The best food was in the Sandpiper, but it is a bit more restauranty than pub. The food in the Golden Lion was good pub food. The Bolton Arms was standard pub food. All of these were dog friendly. We didn't try any other pubs.

We had fish and chips from the chip shop one evening which was very nice.

There are two bakers, a butchers, co-op, two outdoor shops, pet shop and other shops.

Our days out were to Richmond castle, Middleham Castle and Fountains Abbey. All dog friendly and not too far. If the dog was younger we could have walked to Middleham.

We had a fab time at this site and would return, with younger dogs, for more walking and exploring of the local area.

Fully recommend this site.

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jondy376 47 reviews from this member

We stayed at Craken house twice in October 2017 As always a lovely warm welcome from Richard and we had a lovely stay. We love the location 20 minutes walk into Leyburn about 30 minutes walk to Middleham. The site is always well maintained.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stevenpu 1 review from this member

Had a fantastic four night stay at craken house caravan site we were greeted by Richard who showed us around the site no matter were your pitched the views will be fantastic. Facilities are spotlessly clean. Short walk into leyburn away from the road is great. We loved the site so much we have re booked again for November.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rochydoodaa 2 reviews from this member

We had five nights at Craken House in our 8 person tent. All of the pitches have electric hook ups and we paid £22. 50 per night for 2 adults and our five year old. The owner, Richard, was very friendly and welcoming and treated us to the “figure of eight” tour.

We had plenty of space on our pitch and there is a stream running through the site, the sound of which was very relaxing.

The facilities were very clean. There were two toilets and one shower for men and two toilets and one shower for women. One of the female toilets was in the same building as the shower which led to queueing at certain times, as instead of each individual facility being locked when in use, the main access door to both was locked, when only one person was in there.

The washing up area was large and well equipped, although there was only a small freezer compartment in the fridge which was already jammed full of ice packs.

We walked into Leyburn most days, via a couple of different routes, which only took 20 minutes. The other highlights of our stay were driving out to the White Scar Caves at Ingleton and the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.

We would definitely visit this site again.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tdawn 5 reviews from this member

We just couldn't wait to get back to this site after our first visit earlier in the year as we came back home and booked straight away for 8 nights this August. Upon arriving we were treat as old friends and again helped by Richard to get the van in the right position for a fantastic view of the unspoilt countryside. Facilities yet

Again were spotless and loved the personal touches of air freshener in the toilets the hairdryer available and in the washing up area the kettle to make a cuppa whilst washing pots or using the washer. The site is so peaceful and dark on a night your guaranteed to have a great nights sleep and fantastic views everyday. Weather wasn't too great and even though it rained a lot it drained very quickly and didn't stop us from having a brilliant time. Various short walks into Leyburn and also to the t pot factory and the chocolate factory we will be booking again for next year as we love this site you won't be disappointed

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Becboz 19 reviews from this member

Craken House- what a cracking site this is. Easy to find as per the website directions. A very warm welcome from owner Richard who kindly towed our van to our pitch 25 & levelled us using his own blocks. He then showed us round the site & explained recycling etc to us. Our pitch was lovely in the lower family field right next to a lovely stream. Most of the pitches have fab views towards Middleham Moor. All are grass pitches & despite some heavy rain the grass was never very wet, great drainage. Everything about the site pristine, well mown grass, clean bins/recycling areas. Spotless utility room & very clean toilets, washrooms & shower. As site was full over the weekend we expected to have to queue for facilities but this never happened. It was an easy 1 mile walk into the lovely town of Leyburn. We know the area quite well as have family who live close to Leyburn. All in all a truly lovely peaceful site. It was so quiet & dark at night so good sleeps for us! When it was time to leave, Richard once again helped us out as our motor mover wasn't working properly. Overall a great site with a very welcoming owner. I hope that by giving this good review that it doesn't mean the site is fully booked next time I try to book as we will definitely be back!

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