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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 66 Reviews
              9/10 from 66 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  66 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cjaus 2 reviews from this member

We have just bought our first caravan after a few years with tents and decided to find somewhere close by to test it out.

Just got back from a 2 night stay at this beautiful campsite.

The owner was a very friendly guy and nothing was too much trouble. You can see he takes pride in his farm and site. He keeps it very clean and tidy. There was plenty of space between vans and certainly wasn't over crowded.

Instead of reversing up to the hedge around the edge of field, the owner suggested drive forward as close to hedge as we could, then unhook and move the car. This was to enable our living area to look out over the stunning views.

The wash/toilet facilities were very clean and ample free hot water in the showers.

The site is spread over 3 paddocks. 2 for caravans, motor homes & large tents with electric hook up and 1 for small tents no electric. The is also a quaint little information shed in the tent paddock.

There are some very large fields around the site for kids to let off steam and for dog walking.

The website states 'you will meet George at some point during your stay' We met their resident goose within 5 minutes of arriving, guarding one of the tracks, the kids loved him.

Overall we had a peaceful stay at the site and loved it. We only about 8 miles away. But already planning our next trip to Craken House.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: John B. 4 reviews from this member

This is a lovely quiet site set in a beautiful area.

We were made very welcome by the owner who takes a great pride in his site.

There is no grey water dump facility for a motor home, the site rules are bucket & chuck it into the hedge-back which works well for me!

The showers & loos are a trifle dated but are kept immaculate with lashings of free hot water.

The market town of Leyburn is within walking distance, with a good selection of shops, market day on Fridays. Fish & chips are cheap & excellent as is the Chinese take away.

All in all a great relaxing site, ideally placed for exploring the joys of Wensleydale.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: RosieVintage 1 review from this member

Probably the best site we have ever visited.

A very warm welcome from the owner. Beautifully maintained field & Well organised site, Excellent recycling area. Great water pressure for filling water tubs! Spotlessly clean facilities, Nice hot showers (we didn't use our own all weekend). Ideal location, Value for money. No complaints whatsoever!

We will definitely return & recommend Cracken House Farm.

The views are stunning, we didn't want to leave.

Keep up the good work guys :) & love to George!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Romeo 16 reviews from this member

What can I say, if you are looking for peace, tranquillity, great views and a warm welcome look no further as you won't be disappointed.

We arrived on a Friday afternoon and what struck me first was how immaculate the site was, the grass was cut to perfection and everything looked so well maintained. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble.

The site is set in a lovely location, away from the road but only a 15 minute walk into Leyburn.

There are lots of nice walks direct from the site which makes it perfect for dogs. Leyburn has everything you would need, shops, pubs, take aways etc.

As mentioned in other reviews, yes the facilities are basic but adequate and most importantly spotless and they were never very busy despite the site been full.

All in all this is a great site and I would highly recommend it and will certainly be returning.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rhinomurphy 2 reviews from this member

We have been coming to this wonderful site for over 20 years. Why? The view is absolutely amazing. The welcome from firstly Marjorie and Glynn then more recently Richard and Lynn is always warm and friendly- plenty of time for chatting and catching up on families and holidays! The facilities are spotless and although only 1 shower and 2 toilets for women and the same for gents, we have only rarely queued. The pitches are large, well spaced and the grass is gorgeous to walk on in bare feet!

Leyburn, with its shops and pubs is a delightful market town, is about a mile away and, with binoculars you can even sit in the caravan and watch the racehorses train on Middleham Moor! Although there are no specific facilities for children, the centre of the top field is ideal for ball games etc. The bottom field has a stream, ideal for paddling.

We would recommend this site for all age groups and units. You will not be disappointed!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rowny 1 review from this member

The best site I have been to!As close to rural camping as we have ever got (Pitch 25). Lovely stream at the side which we kept our pop in. Horses in one field, cows in another. Great for kids. Lovely owners, very helpful! The facilities were clean and well kept. Short driving distance to forbidden corner which is a must if you have kids. Cut through walk to Leyburn to avoid the busy road.

Will be going back and recommended to all my friends!

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