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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 99 Reviews
              9/10 from 99 Reviews

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Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Blackscorpion 2 reviews from this member

We returned yesterday after a week at this site. I don't know where to begin. Well, the site owner is possibly the most friendly, helpful site owner I've come across! He helped us to our pitch (of our choosing), assisted me in setting the caravan up and gave us a mini tour of the excellent, clean and well maintained site.

The facilities are spotless. A brilliant (new-looking) utility room, with washer/dryer (if needed), fridge (again, if required), toilets and showers are superb (only one male shower but I always found it empty and never had to wait).

The owner is a wealth of local information on where to go to visit/eat/drink etc. He is relaxed, chatty, welcoming (yet not intrusive in any way!).

The site is a (?10 minute) walk from Leyburn itself. Leyburn has everything you need and much is locally sourced. Tea rooms in abundance.

The pitch gave us fantastic views and the water hose was just yards away, as was the chemical waste disposal. The site was really quiet and peaceful. A big field was available to exercise our Labrador and plenty of bins around for dog waste. Recycle bins are easily accessible on the site. The local ale must be sampled to really appreciate a visit to the area (it'd be rude not to!).

In all, a brilliant, relaxing week. We'll definitely be returning. I honestly cannot think of any 'negative' points about this site. It is one of the best we've ever been to - and I don't say that lightly. At the end of our stay, the site owner helped us reposition the caravan to hitch up the car and bid us farewell. This site is very good value and is a jewel in the heart of the Dales!

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HollyTheCollie 3 reviews from this member

A fabulous spot just a mile from town so perfect for a wander to find food.

The campsite is immaculately laid out and cared for. Mainly caravans but tents are welcome too.

All the facilities are kept very clean and the shower was hot. The new dishwashing room has better units than my kitchen!

A wonderfully warm welcome from Richard who showed us all round the site and recommended a place in town for our evening.

There is also a dog walk through adjacent fields. We saw a fox while we were there.

Thoroughly recommended though you may need to book well in advance.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lolandmol 2 reviews from this member

We registered especially to submit this review. We don't usually give a review but we felt we had to for the first time, as this is the best site we have ever visited. This is our first visit to Cracken House and what a warm welcome we received, after our 3hr journey to this lovely site. Richard and Lynn met us on arrival and Richard proceeded to a tour of the site.

One shower(nice and warm)each and two toilets each, along with a room for shaving/washing. All these are immaculate. Also a dishwashing room with three sinks along with a washing machine/dryer which can be used for a small fee. This washing up area is kept exceptionally clean. A summer house is used for information on places to visit and Richard passed on an excellent pack of individually mapped walks in the Wensleydale area, which we returned when finished.

We were then guided to our pitch which was generous in size. And set up our caravan to align the stunning scenery. We have two small dogs that could be walked in fields on a lead-plenty of dog bins on site-not a doggy mess in sight(that's a first). Re-cycling bins in use for all rubbish. The grass is immaculately maintained along with the hedges that border the site.

Leyburn can be walked in 15 mins by road or footpath and for any real ale drinkers the Semer Water in The Golden Lion is recommended. Brewed locally at the Wensleydale Brewery down the road. Friday is market day for nice tasty cheeses and meats for the bbq. Petrol station 1/2 mile away and Middleham gallops on low moor-2miles. Hawes is a lovely market town worth the short drive(17miles). Richmond as well taking only 30mins. Also Masham is not too far to visit by car. This is a beautiful peaceful site that we will return to next year.

We booked 7 nights (sat-fri). Being helpful and accommodating we stayed one more night, before finally leaving after a relaxing stay. Would loved to have stayed longer but those 6 numbers never came up, so a return to work on Monday became a necessity. Great value for money. The friendliest owner we have ever met. Thanks for a fantastic 8 night stay and making us so welcome.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pcram 1 review from this member

once again had a lovely relaxing 10 days at CRAKEN HOUSE, beautiful well kept site, lovely clean toilets, showers and utility room, fantastic views over Middleham and surrounding area, owners lovely and friendly and helpful, Leyburn has a lovely selection of shops, and area great for walking or just chilling

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JANE293 1 review from this member

Stayed at this site very last minute as we wanted to visit an attraction close by. We e-mailed the owner late the night before and he responded immediately. On arrival at this beautiful site in the heart of the dales we were greeted by the owner who showed us around. He had sited us and our tent considering where the sun came up and if it should rain the best spot. He showed us around the exceptionally clean toilets and showers also the washing up area all with piping hot water. The washing up area also had a fridge, washer and kettle plus electric sockets. He continued to explain the recycling bins and the water taps he then left us alone. It is only a small site but a real gem. I would recommend to anyone and will certainly visit again.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: CW52 20 reviews from this member

What can you say about this site, not too big, and its absolutely lovely. Richard, the owner, more than helpful and so pleasant. I told him he should charge for the guided tours which he gives all newcomers!. The view from our tent pitch was stunning. If you want to sit out late at night talking and laughing, this site is not for you. We came back from a night out just after 10 and you could hear a pin drop.

Grass is kept immaculate, facilities seem to be in converted outhouses, but kept lovely. Only 1 shower, 2 toilets for ladies, same for men I think, so only slight criticism, maybe could do with another shower. No facilities for children that I could see, although there were a few children on the site. Mainly caravans, but tents very welcome. Lovely area to explore, and nice walks from the site. Quite booked up in advance, but we rang same day and there had been a cancellation. Will be back,

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