Crakehall Watermill

Little Crakehall, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1HU

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Opens at Easter.  Friendly welcome on this adults only site.

5 minutes from A1(M) Junction 51.  5 minutes drive from market town of Bedale. You can also walk to Bedale along the road (pavement all the way), or a combination of public footpath and pavement alongside the road, or use the local bus service http://www.traveline.info  Bus service also goes on to Northallerton or to Leyburn.

Easy access to heart of Yorkshire Dales.

On edge of village with 5 minute walk to village green with pub, cricket ground, quoits pitch, church and petrol station.

Regular local league cricket matches and annual charity match Emmerdale All Stars v Crakehall. 

May 2019 saw Yorkshire’s great cycle race finish in Bedale & the world UCI Road World Championships in North Yorkshire in September sees the Men’s Elite Time Trial coming through Bedale on Wednesday 25 September and the Women’s and Men’s Elite Road Races will pass through nearby villages on 28 Saturday and 29 Sunday September 2019.

Restored historic watermill on site – producing stoneground wholemeal flour. Mill open for tours on 1st Sunday of month April-October.  

- Coarse and fly fishing available within 3 miles.

- Holiday cottages to let.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

0.5 acres

Sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 10

Recycling Facilities

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Lat 54.306526 / Lon -1.627909
OS field ref:
SE243902
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bedale, Northallerton, Leyburn
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Crakehall Watermill
Alison was very welcoming when we arrived and showed us all the things we needed. We had pitch 4 at the top of this small site as we have a motorhome and with the slope and being on grass we did not want to get bogged down as it was a bit wet underfoot. What a peaceful little haven, so quiet and tranquil and not far to walk into Bedale. It’s probably a better site for caravanners but it suited us for a couple of nights. Alison and Lionel kept the site spotless and were always sanitising the toilet and electric points.

AndyChrisW

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 18:32

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Lovely little site

Crakehall Watermill
Lionel and Alison are very attentive and welcoming. Our pitch was next to the river, lovely to hear the water in bed at night. Pitches are well spaced and well maintained. Facilities are spotless and Alison sanitises taps etc every day. A minute or 2 to walk into Crakehall and there’s plenty of footpaths around for dog walking etc- we very rarely saw another soul when out walking. The village pub is friendly, food excellent and was hosting a quoits tournament on the green which was very entertaining. Bedale is walkable - lots of lovely independent shops, fab bakery and butchers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (and thank you Lionel for lending us your hosepipe!) Allison Simon and Nathan

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Reviewed on 11/09/2021 14:17

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Just spent 6 nights on this site and I know the reviews were good but the site is excellent in all aspects! Very friendly owners ,very helpful and makes the stay special.The site is well placed for touring the North Yorkshire area aswell as being in a small village with a pub and filling station there is also a bus service to Bedale/Leyburn which was handy. The site is slghtly sloping with plenty of room for 5 units.The site is spotless and the toilet facility is 5* . We hope to return again as this is definitely one of the best cl sites we have been on.Thanks very much to Lionel and Alison for the great stay! Raymond&Grace

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Reviewed on 10/09/2021 13:05

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Crakehall Watermill
Had a very friendly welcome from Lionel and Alison … was pitched up in no time, very relaxing and very Covid secure, regularly saw Alison with her sanitising spray and rubber gloves to zap any virus attempting to invade her CL! Loved this little CL and definitely would ❤️to return soon Thank You so much 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Great location, friendly and helpful owners,

Crakehall Watermill
We were greeted by the owners who were really friendly and helpful. We were given a level pitch by Alison, but there are some sloping pitches so make sure to bring your chocks. The site is really pretty with the beck at the bottom and its a nice 5 minute stroll into the village. There is a dog walk that runs into the village and through the site. Alison gave us some maps of nearby walks as well. The local pub is dog friendly and serves food. You can walk into Bedale, its about an hour and is mainly off road. The site is a good location to explore other areas, we drove into Leyburn and surrounding areas. We really liked this site and will return in the future

Dave and Shaz

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Reviewed on 07/10/2020 21:33

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