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Swaledale Yurts (was Park House Camping)
Keldpark House
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
DL11 6DZ
Tel: 01748 886549
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Pitches: 5
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 42 Reviews
                9/10 from 42 Reviews

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 No Tents   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming On Site   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dianeouzman 3 reviews from this member

 Very compact site but superb location. Excellent facilities.

Food Served in barn was delicious.

We were doing C2c so was perfect set up for our motorhome. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Stewart and trish 9 reviews from this member

 Just had long weekend on the site and really enjoyed it. The owners friendly and hard working.

The facilities clean and well kept and the barn very well equipt to sit and eat or prepare your own. Waterfall was great cant fault it. Highlight on the first day was an apache attack helecopter flew over head at zero feet an awsome sight. Reminded me of my time many years ago in the military.

We were in our caravan and the final tow cross country was to put it mildly challenging we will certainly come back top marks. Thanks stewart and trish 

Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Mickde 1 review from this member

 Very welcoming and friendly.

They are very conscious of the covis restrictions and the set up of the allocation of individual showers and toilets for each camp pitch is very comforting.

Site is well situated with beautiful views and great amenities to enjoy.

Well recommended, and will visit again. 

Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Shawne 1 review from this member

 Just come back from a one night visit.

Lovely clean camp site, very friendly, perfect location.

Stunning Waterfall Everything you need.

Will be returning soon 
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Date of Visit: February 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Santos16 4 reviews from this member

 Fantastic little find, the owners could not do enough for you, very friendly and welcoming.

Located at the side of river with waterfalls all around the site and walks from site really good, honesty cafe in Keld out of this world, steep road in from Tan Hill so drive with care we managed it with 7m Motorhome.

Shower and toilet clean and plenty of warm water. Will be returning, thank you.

Good electric supply struggled with phone and WiFi. 
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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Hodsocks 1 review from this member

 This is a fantastic place to stay you can see how hard those folk work to make your stay as comfortable as they do and it works so well. Will return again you just have to.

Keld has always been difficult to book a place to stay. Walked coast to coast in 2006 had to walk this section backward as no room at inn.

Now Keld bunk barn is born long may you continue Keld bunk barn

Stayed August 2016, travelled with friends 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: MattRH 1 review from this member

 I was looking for a campsite where we could get away from it all (mid August 2016), but still enjoy showers and an electric hookup for our tent (we used our additional extension cable)

Hills/roads can get steep near the site but that just made it more fun for us, or was that just me?

Fully equipped kitchen and dining room there for everyone to use - Fridge/freezer, microwave, hob, etc.

Good showers (modern, separate rooms/cubicles).

Very beautiful area, plenty of footpaths to explore.

Stayed in our large family tent, which may not have been ideal for the small(ish) camping area, buy we liked the friendly atmosphere on the site.

Our 2 boys (4 y. O. ) made lots of friends to play with.

You can also order drinks and meals during your stay, which we were told were very good - about 8 for a main.

I was going to give this 8:10 for because of the midges coming from the stream next to the site, but this couldn't be helped and a good solution was to light a fire and sit near the smoke in the evening and use insect repellent. The owners could not have done more to deal with this occasional problem, installing hi-tech midge traps around the site and making 'Smidge' midge repellent available to everyone.

Michelle would do anything for you and even lent us extra blankets after the first night, as we found that our airbed didn't stop the cold coming through from the ground at this higher elevation - 4 miles from Tan Hill Inn (highest pub in Britain).

Almost didn't leave a review so it didn't get too busy.

Would go back there tomorrow. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: NicciMac 54 reviews from this member

 This charming little site was home for the final night of our 1 week tour around the waterfalls of the Dales. Our pitch with EHU was 15 for the night (or maybe 17? I forget).

Rainby Force is actually ON SITE and is great for swimming. Wainwath Force is a 1 minute walk upstream and was also great for a dip. We spent our day of departure on a fool's mission in the wet and mud to see Catrake Force and Kisdon Force which are a bit further down - but totally worth it.

Essentials and booze are available to buy from the house, and our cider and wine even came with real glasses and an ice bucket! Now that is Glamping.

We cook all our own food so didn't take advantage of the evening meals or breakfasts but I bet that's a real treat. The pub - Keld Lodge - is an easy walk (but take a torch for your return journey!). We toyed with the idea of hiring the hot tub but didn't in the end - but again, I imagine that is bliss.

The toilets and showers are a bit poky and could probably do with being cleaned more often, but I realise with so many walkers they must be difficult to keep clean. One of the blocks didn't have a light bulb! Hope this got fixed quickly. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Clive + Jean 2 reviews from this member

 Lovely location for this small, but delightful site. Yes, the shower/toilet facilities are for the smaller-built among us but the riverside location and the landscape more than compensate. Weather bordered on the misty and moisty but we were untroubled by the midges we were warned about.

Food and drink are handy at the farmhouse and breakfast baguettes can be served to your temporary abode. The yurts (3) look interesting but we were in our vintage (1972 Made In Poland BEL) 2-person frame tent which weathered well although not having been used for some time, re-proofing is called for plus new pegs!

Unsure about number of hook-ups etc. As we are basic campers with no need for electricity.

The approach to the site from Kirkby Stephen is rather scary along the smallest, narrowest B road we've ever encountered. I've been on farm tracks that were more spacious. Really tricky driving and to get any sort of speed up, especially in poor weather would be hazardous.

There is a pub within 10 minutes walk but really all ones wants, even beer can be supplied by the owners. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lynne F 4 reviews from this member

 Perfect bliss! Owners have only been here a short time but they know what they are doing. Location and surroundings are wild but the most beautiful I have ever seen. Who wouldn't want to lay in bed looking down Swaledale?

Didnt try the evening meals but had a lovely bacon butty. What a sight seeing someone walking across to your tent with a tray of bacon sandwiches and a pot of real coffee. Toilets and showers were clean and warm.

Owners gave us a good map and route to try to Muker and back. Best walk we've ever done in the Dales. Perhaps the Sunday lunch halfway in Muker helped? Didnt really use the barn as we had a roomy tent but realise it was useful for walkers as the weather was very changeable.

The best bit? The peace and quiet. The owners made it clear they were a site for walkers etc and not a site for night owls. Had some lovely nights sleep and the Coast to Coasters who got up early were very considerate and kept very quiet.

Will definitely go back. In fact, thinking of booking a yurt for our planned Herriot walk in 2016. 

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