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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 79 Reviews
              9/10 from 79 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sue6 10 reviews from this member

Don't rely o the post code to get you there.

This is a lovely site with good views, the owners are friendly and helpful, the facilities are good and kept clean.

It's a bit of a walk into Leyburn. A good central location to visit the Dales. We enjoyed a visit to Richmond, Masham for the two breweries. Traveling round the different dales.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Perryjen 1 review from this member

We signed up especially in order to give this campsite a review.

What a stunning place! The man on the other end of the phone was extremely friendly, not minding that we had no idea when we were going to show up. And when we did, the man who met us, Richard, was helpful and welcoming, giving us a comprehensive tour of the campsite's facilities.

We thought that the facilities were great; the toilets were clean and close to the pitch, the pot-washing place was well equipped with several sinks and sponges provided. Although we did not have to use them, we saw that there were facilities to wash clothes as well.

The site itself is absolutely charming. We stayed in the 'private paddock' - which I was particularly enchanted with, due to the pretty flowers and little brook. It has a fabulous location, with amazing views and just a short walk from the town.

And on top of that, it was one of the cheapest campsites we looked at in the area! What fantastic value for money - one of the best campsites I've ever stayed at!

I wished we could have stayed another few nights!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: LynetteH 2 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a weekend at Craken House and can't really fault it. The site was easy to find and in a great location. It is set back quite far from the road down a private drive, so very quiet. No noise except the odd sheep/cow in a neighbouring field.

Richard was really helpful, with information when booking and on arrival. We were shown were we could fill up with water and then walked round the available pitches and give a choice. A really nice touch, and then shown the facilities.

There are facilities for hand washing and spin drying clothes, and washing up sinks - though we didn't make use of these they are certainly nice to have available. Very minor negative is that there is only one shower and two toilets per gender(possibly planning to increase this in the future, but didn't bother us), but they were clean, in good condition and perfect working order (shower nice and hot and powerful-perfect after a long walking the surrounding area). We were even lent an additional cable for electric hook up, as ours is only short.

A great base for exploring the local area, the campsite is located a mile from the town of Leyburn, which has multiple shops, pubs, restaurants and a tourist information point - there's quite a lot of choice while still retaining a village feel. The surrounding area is stunning, with spectacular views from the site and lovely areas for walks in, or cycle rides to. Most of the pitches have stunning views, but we've had a walk around and noted our favourites for future bookings, which the owner is more than willing to accommodate wherever possible.

The owners definitely focus on the customer and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, which they do in abundance. As it's only a hour and half drive from home, we will definitely return whenever we fancy just getting away from it all.

Thanks for a great stay!

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!

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