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

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Postcode:
DL8 1HU
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GPS:
Lat 54.306526 / Lon -1.627909
OS field ref:
SE243902
OS map ref:
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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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Great location, friendly and helpful owners,

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
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Just had 3 lovely days at Craighall Watermill Cl , Lionel and Alison were fantastic hosts very attentive and Covid aware Great little site idyllic surroundings so peaceful and quiet, ideal place to relax and enjoy the open countryside. Lots of local walks directly from the site . They way CL’s should be run Marty & Anne

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Peaceful and picturesque

The site is in a good location just off the A1. A couple of minutes walk into the centre that has a lovely pub. The site is sloping, and the owner being aware of this was very helpful in siting our motor home. Blocks were needed to level the vehicle. The site is very scenic and picturesque with good dog walks We will use this site again
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peaceful friendly welcoming site

just returned home after a week at Crakehall site, our first time there, Lionel and Alison run the site and couldn't be any kinder, friendly and helpful. Plenty of space, we parked next to the water so very tranquil had lovely weather, very easy to travel about lots of local places to visit, you do need levelling blocks as stated , Alison very conscious about cleaning everything, and Lionel made me some flour that I can't wait to bake some bread with, thank you for a lovely time, Debbie and David.
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Crakehall Watermill is a very peaceful and tranquil site on a slope beside a beck that feeds the mill. As others have said, levelling on the slope can be a challenge. As we are new to caravanning it took us a couple of attempts to find just the right spot, but it’s worth it. Pitches are allocated and Alison and Lionel are great hosts; very friendly and attentive. There are water points and electric hookups on two sides of the site, so easy to use. The surrounding area has lots of walks locally and the valley of Wensleydale through Leyburn up to Hawes is a beautiful part of North Yorkshire.

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