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Visitor Reviews - Craken House Caravan Site

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Craken House Caravan Site
Middleham Road
Leyburn
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: 10/10 from 115 Reviews
              10/10 from 115 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HighSlayer 5 reviews from this member

Our second stay at Craken House Farm and still the most amazing site!. We wanted to go down for the Leyburn Food Festival and Richard booked us in for 3 nights. As per last time, pitches are extremely generous. I'd explained to Richard that we were bringing the full works with us as I had a load of new gear I wanted to try out. He even remembered which pitch we were on last time and gave us the same one! In terms of pitch size we had a HiGear Kalahari Elite 8, 2 porches, canopy on 1 awning, windbreaks, the car and trailer and still plenty of space!

Richard welcomed us like family - he makes this campsite such an amazing place to be on! This year the temporary water points have been replaced by snazzy new ones with paving, hoses, drains etc. There is a wide array of smart bins for various types of rubbish. Although the facilities are minimal in number (1 shower and 2 loos for the men, same for the women), they are immaculate and spacious. The site only has 25 pitches so there is never any real wait.

The pot room has several sinks, a kettle in case you want a cuppa whilst washing up, a communal fridge with freezer section and a washer dryer (at a nominal cost). Again, it is all immaculate and comfortable.

This is a quiet, relaxing campsite on a working farm. Beautiful views over Wenselydale, short walk up to Leyburn (shorter walk to the Chocolate Factory!) and the area is very handy for trips to lots of places such as Forbidden Corner, Wensleydale Creamery, Black Sheep and Theakstons Breweries, Aysgarth Falls and much more.

No shop, no pub, no entertainment, no rowdiness - just peace and beauty. It's perfect! Leyburn is a 20 minute walk (5 minute drive) and has shops, restaurants, pubs and free wi-fi

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: DaveJudFin7 1 review from this member

First trip out in new motorhome, had a refillable gas bottle system fitted near Thirsk, so we thought we would stay at Craken house farm as it was nearby and had some very positive reviews.

We booked two nights, and on arrival Richard gave us the tour and said if we wanted third night it wouldn't be a problem, (we stayed three nights), lovely quiet small site, with lovely scenery and views from it, facilities spotless, and nothing too much trouble for Richard should you need any help, we walked into Leyburn one day and Middleham the next, a very positive experience on our first trip, glad we didn't go to a big site first, heading up to Northumberland next.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jackie18 6 reviews from this member

Just got back from a 4 night stay. What a treasure Richard is! We arrived on Bank holiday Monday in the rain. Richard welcomed us with a jolly smile and a joke or two. He then showed us to our pitch (number 2 which had panoramic views) and told us to stay in our car while he unhooked us, got his tractor, positioned and levelled our caravan in no time at all (I have a feeling he has done this many times before). He wouldn't take any money off us he insisted we got settled and to catch up with him later in the week. The facilities are clean and well looked after as is the campsite. Leyburn is a lovely village with plenty of amenities and I would recommend the Shawl walk from village. We will definitely be returning to this very popular site. Booking recommended.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Wulster 15 reviews from this member

This is a great little site. What a wonderful location. The views and the surrounding area are spectacular. Really easy to find, about half mile from Leyburn on the Leyburn to Middleham road. We stayed for a couple of nights during late May. When we arrived, were met by Richard. Super helpful and explained everything that we needed to know, and got taken on a tour of the site and facilities. His figure of 8 tour. Very personal, but everyone gets it. We had Pitch No. 6 in the bottom corner of the main area. This was a great pitch, loads of space and just a bit of levelling required. The facilities here are superb, but only one shower each for male / female, but this was not a problem. A good dish washing area and a well stocked information cabin. Leyburn is a nice town and has a number of shops, pubs / restaurants / cafes. You can walk into town using the track leading up to the main road. A bit of a hill, but that was ok. Probably about a mile or so into town. Also plenty of areas to exercise your dog around the site. The weather was really warm, so that was good and made our stay even more enjoyable. This would be a great site if you intended to tour the general area. A superb location, but also the manner in which Richard goes about things and the way he was so helpful, makes a big difference. Everyone was treated the same way. Would definitely return here.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Davidgosling 2 reviews from this member

We wanted to have a few days near Leyburn and chose this site in preference to the Caravan Club site because of the reviews of Craken House and we were nor disappointed. We arrived on Sunday when there were a few people there but thereafter until we left on Wednesday we virtually had the place to ourselves. Richard said they are fully booked up at weekends until September but if you can get there during the week and you like walking you are in for a great time. Walks from the site across fields to Leyburn ( half an hour ), Harmby ( 20 minutes - don't miss the waterfall tucked away behind the main street ) and Middleham ( 45 minutes - a short section on the main road but still an enjoyable walk )

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tdawn 2 reviews from this member

Just come back from a weekend visit after seeing all the other reviews felt this was the relaxing weekend we were in much need of and we were not disappointed we didn't want to come home. Richard and Lynn could not have been more welcoming guiding us to our pitch and the views were stunning, Richard took us on the figure of 8 tour of the site and the facilities one part just for families the other for adults without children, the pitches were massive and the grass mowed regularly and the facilities were spotless. There is two toilets and one shower for ladies and the same for men but I never had to wait, the water was a lovely hot temperature even at night. There is a cabin with washer dryer fridge/freezer kettle leaflets for use if needed and also in the ladies a hairdryer.

Nothing is too much for Richard and so friendly and pleasent always happy to chat and make you feel at home. All in all this site is just perfect, a little bit of heaven

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