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Visitor Reviews - Craken House Caravan Site

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Craken House Caravan Site
Middleham Road
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
DL8 5HF   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01969 623192

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Pitches: 25
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 76 Reviews
              9/10 from 76 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Acspencer 8 reviews from this member

A perfect place in the Yorkshire Dales.

This site is the perfect place to explore the Dales from.

The site is on a gently sloping hill, so some pitches do have a slight incline to them. We arrived on a very windy Saturday, but thanks to Richard's forethought our pitches were behind a conifer hedge which protected us from the worst of the wind. The guided tour of the site, the friendliness of everyone, the facilities being spotless, and kept that way all week with plenty of free hot water, makes this one of the nicest site we have ever stayed on in 24 years of camping. Beautiful views, and peace and tranquillity. The Town of Leyburn is only a mile's walk from the site. The path up to the main road is a bit steep and rough underfoot but after that it's a straight walk into town. There are plenty of places to visit and eat in the surrounding area's, and we would heartily recommend the Cover Bridge Inn just outside Middleham for an excellent meal and beers at extremely good value for money. All in all an excellent site.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Darkdestroyer64 1 review from this member

Our first time camping and we couldn't have chosen a better spot! From the time we arrived to the time we left the owner was very helpful, he showed us around the site, gave us some pointers of places to visit in the area (which was a great help). The facilities (showers, toilets and washing-up area including freezer) were very clean and well kept. Beautiful views from this site. We will definitely return here for another visit and have recommended Craken House Camp-site to our friends, it's a Craken place :-)

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nicki26 1 review from this member

We used this campsite for our very first camping weekend. We were not disappointed, it was lovely. Fantastic views, lots of cattle in near-by fields (they weren't noisy in the early hours). I have two young boys who found plenty to do and enjoyed paddling in the stream.

The showers and toilets were very clean. If I had to find fault or make a recommendation it would be that the toilets are far away from the bottom of the field where we stayed. Maybe an extra toilet/shower block for the bottom of the fields?!

As a family we will definitely be going back!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dillan 15 reviews from this member

From initial enquiry to the day we left, our experience of Craken House was spot on. Make no mistake; this is a very good site indeed.

Co-owner Richard was there as we arrived and knew which party we were. This being our first visit, we were shown the layout of the site and then the facilities, bins, utility room and the nearest water point. He then checked with us whether or not our cable for electric was long enough as our pitch was not as close to the hook-up as some. He kindly offered to bring an extension down to our pitch. Once on pitch he explained the best position to be sun-facing and left us to it. Marvellous.

Our pitch was at the bottom of the field by the stream. Perfect. Lovely views of Pen Hill and Addlebrough in the distance. The most tranquil of settings and just the ticket to unwind and relax.

The toilets and shower are functional and spotlessly clean. We liked the fact they felt part of the fabric of the farm buildings. Two toilets and one shower per gender. We stayed on a busy weekend and never had to queue. No shortage of hot water.

We didn’t use the Utility room but had a peek inside. Washing up facilities, washing machine, ringer and a freezer were all present.

Many sites would do well to learn from how Craken House is run. This is a site where visitors are welcomed and treated as guests. From website, “Richard and Lynn aim to provide a peaceful and enjoyable experience, whether you wish to explore the local area or simply relax on site. ” That is precisely how we felt.

Our stay was wonderful. Before we left, we booked again for September for a week’s stay. I’m sure it won’t be our last.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: MCavan75 12 reviews from this member

This is such a lovely site! One of the prettiest we have stayed on. The facilities are functional as opposed to luxurious but were very clean with constant hot water. If you want total relaxation in a really beautiful setting you can't go wrong and it is lovely to go to a site where you are not given a list of endless rules, the owners are very laid back. We were 2 families, one touring caravan and one tent and were pitched on the lower field which is apparently classed as the family field. IMHO this is the prettiest field with a lovely stream babbling alongside and a central area where a lovely tree provided climbing and den opportunities. Our children regularly got soaked in the stream and did not for one minute miss a playpark on site. Richard the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and we will definitely return as the minute we arrived we relaxed and the area is beautiful - we only scratched the surface - for those with children The Forbidden Corner is great (although some parts scary for younger children ) and there is a lovely playpark at the start of the Shawl in Leyburn with incredible views over the dales.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ncc.wal 11 reviews from this member

This site is a gem in the dales. Small (23 pitches) with spectacular views across to Middleham and up the dale. A very friendly welcome from owner who showed us to our pitch and assisted in getting van sited. The toilet and shower facilities are basic but spotlessly clean at all times. Leyburn is about a 15 minute walk away. Can not wait to return.

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