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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 87 Reviews
              9/10 from 87 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alisaord 1 review from this member

We have tried a few times to book with Craken house and were lucky to get in for a weekend. I can say it was well worth the wait. This site well suited us. It is quiet, very well kept and very clean. It was well worth the site price and no extras for showers, pets or awning. I would like to say how we appreciated the help and guidance from the owners who are fantastic. The pitch sizes are brilliant and the views are outstanding. For us dog owners there are two fields for dogs to go (on lead) which is a plus. All walkers and dog owners out there this is a great base for you, with plenty of walking (people who need to be entertained need not apply) but for those of you who appreciate the good things in life such as the outdoors, history and exercise this is the place. Leyburn can be reached via a mile walk (off road) although not that good for food I would go that little bit further out to Richard III at Middleham, more money but worth it or the cover bridge inn at East Witton less money but good pub grub. All in all a fantastic stay and will be staying again as we didn't get to see Middleham castle, set off but ended up assisting an accident in downpour for two and a half hours and had to come back to site to warm up and change. Just one word if you are struggling to get off the site from wet conditions, don't be the butch man ask owners they will get you off with tractor and leave the grass intact.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Juleslabbett 1 review from this member

I have just returned from this site and was very impressed. Richard, the owner, was very friendly and helpful and I got the impression that nothing would be too much trouble for him. The site has amazing views and the pitches were large and well spread. There were only 2 toilets and 1 shower for each sex but I never had to wait to use them and they were spotlessly clean. A new pot washing facility has just opened and this includes a washing machine and a fridge/freezer is on the way.

It is only a short walk into Leyburn where there are plenty of local amenities. It is also possible to walk from the site. I also felt the site was very good value for money at only £17 per night including EHU.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Colwill 1 review from this member

We have just returned from this superb site in the most stunning area. It really is total escapism, breath taking views, fabulous walking and great food in the local pubs. ( The Cover Bridge Inn, amazing food and plenty of it!) The facilities are clean and well equipped and Richard couldn't have done more to ensure our stay was perfect. Well done to him and his family, we look forward to returning next year.

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

Beautiful site with the nicest owner you could ever meet!

On arrival we were met by Richard, he introduced us to George the resident goose who is unfortunately lame but seems extremely happy to just wander around his own lane and up to the farm house.

We were shown to our pitch (no 14) which has gorgeous views over the stunning countryside, it's a large pitch 2nd closest tent pitch to the toilets/showers. The facilities are super clean and had loads if hot water at all times.

We set up and settled down looking out at the horses in the field with a cuppa. This really is a very relaxing place to stay. We ventured into Leyburn just a 10 minute walk away on the Saturday lunchtime, we enjoyed a pub lunch and look around the sweet little shops of Leyburn.

The weekend went far too quickly but we definitely plan a return trip, hopefully this month.

Definitely would recommend this charming site to anyone.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lumbkaren 1 review from this member

Stayed here earlier this month And all I can say is we have at last found our dream site. Pitches are spacious, site well kept, toilet block so clean. There is nothing negative that I could say about this little gem, heaven. Richard the owner does so much extra to make your stay enjoyable. He goes beyond the 'call of duty'. Nothing is too much trouble all you have to do is ask. Set in beautiful countryside and surrounded by fabulous views and Leyburn just a short drive away, where you have a small supermarket and shops, what more could you want. We plan to return in November and we can't wait. We were going to do so much during our stay but, most of the time just sat outside listening to the birds and enjoying the total peace.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: AWhitehead633526 5 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a weekend staying at this beautiful site. Previous Reviewers have commented on the views and they aren’t wrong. We had low cloud and mist on both Friday and Saturday and the views were still amazing – not to mention the amazingly starry sky once the cloud lifted on Sunday night!

On arrival, Richard showed us round the site which is refreshingly free of signage. Richard made sure we knew which direction the sun rose and set in and suggested that we might like to pitch ‘side-on’ so that we could take full advantage of looking out over Wensleydale. He also pointed out the ‘safe’ footpath into Leyburn and having established that we wanted to do some walking, explained how he was quite happy for us to walk through the Farm’s fields to access public footpaths. The loop out from the site to Wensley and up onto the Leyburn Shawl is lovely and The Yorkshire Tea Party tearoom at Wensley Station is well worth a visit!

Pitch sizes are generous and the hook-up points well sited. Some of the pitches are sloping so you might want to make sure you have levelling blocks with you (although Richard did offer to lend us some if we hadn’t brought ours with us). We loved the fact that we could just ditch our grey water (which is never particularly dirty anyway) into the hedge and there are recycling facilities on-site for glass, tins and cardboard.

As other’s have said – yes, the facilities are dated but even though the site was nearly full, they were extremely clean during our stay and there was always plenty of hot water in both the showers and the utility room.

Leyburn is a 10 minute walk away and has some lovely shops. There are plenty of restaurants/cafes and a laundrette which does service washes if you need to do some washing. There is lighting at night around the facilities on-site but if you are walking into town you might want to take a torch with you if it is going to be dark for the return journey.

We really appreciated the laid back and friendly feel of this site and felt relaxed and refreshed after only two days. We are already planning our return visit next spring for a longer recharge!

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