Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site (REF : HGH)

Gilling West, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5LJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Richmond Hargill House Club Site in Gilling West, Richmond is a conveniently short distance off the A1 and adjacent to the A66. You will be pitching on a grassy, gently sloping location with magnificent views southwards over the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It would be a waste to use this caravan park merely as a stopover - it has a wealth of fun activities to make your family holiday memorable. 

Set in the famous area of James Herriot's novels, Richmond Hargill House Club Site offers the opportunity to see many of the locations used within the famous series with your own eyes. The park is also the area where our greatest landscape artist, J M W Turner, travelled, painted and found the subjects for some of his most unforgettable watercolours. The local Tourist Association publishes a Turner Trail leaflet for walkers to explore, with seating placed conveniently at many of the locations from which to view the beautiful scenery that inspired his legendary images.

The area offers transport links, with a bus service into Darlington and Richmond. The site is also well placed to visit the city of Durham, with iconic cathedral and picturesque location, and vibrant Newcastle, which offers great shopping and lots of places to eat and drink along the Quayside.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:
Good walking routes near the site are from Gilling West and Richmond. Details of walking routes are available in the information room.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Lidl in Richmond (4 miles), with parking for motorhomes.

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Directions

From A1: Leave A1 at Scotch Corner via slip road onto the A66 (signposted Penrith). In about 1.5 miles at the crossroads turn left into the road signposted Gilling West, Richmond. The site entrance is on the left in 100 yards. From West on A66: turn right off A66 (Penrith - Scotch Corner) at signpost Gilling West, Richmond. Do not turn right into first road signposted B6274, Gilling West, Richmond. The site is on the left in 100 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DL10 5LJ
GPS:
Lat 54.45297 / Lon -1.70574
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NZ192065
OS map ref:
92
Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Richmond and Darlington
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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First visit

First time visiting this site. Arrived early evening and the very helpful and friendly warden told us the only pitch free that wasn't next to the road was a grass pitch in the centre of the site. Pitched fine but very sloping, as are many of the pitches. Even from the middle of the site the road noise was constant, not particularly intrusive but constant however I would imagine the pitches at the top of the site adjacent to the A66 would really struggle with it. Facilities were first class, spotless and the site in general was extremely well kept. A 5-10 minute drive takes you into Richmond which is lovely. We would return to this site but only for a stopover or if we could guarantee a pitch at the bottom of the site.
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First ever trip

We picked Hargill House for our first ever caravanning trip as it's right off the A66 and no country roads to encounter! We'd hoped for hardstanding but there weren't any left by the time we arrived - so we chose a grass pitch (no. 4) right next to the A66. We were a bit apprehensive about the traffic noise as it is constant even through the night - but by the second day we'd gotten used to it and it didn't trouble us. The grass pitch did have quite a slope so you will need chocks etc. to get level - but lovely south facing views once you're sorted. The toilet, shower and dishwashing facilities were immaculate and the bins and chemical toilet point were always clean and tidy. The whole site was extremely well maintained and I can understand the wardens being protective where it comes to driving all over the grass - they should be proud of their hard work. All four wardens were friendly and helpful on arrival - and Colin especially came to our rescue when our electric cable stopped working. We felt like we were in safe hands, given lots of advice and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
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No problems

It is a clean and tidy site. The facilities are well laid out and easy to access. The showers and toilets are clean modern and warm, although my partner complained about the fact that the ladies is situated at the back of the block while the men's are at the front. We only stayed the one night, as it was a convenient stop over on our trip back from Scotland to London. Some people have mentioned the traffic noise from the nearby A66, but I didn't notice it. Our pitch wasn't completely level, but it wasn't bad enough for me to get the levelling ramps out. The Angel, in the village about a fifteen minute walk (longer on the way back because it is uphill) serves decent food and drink. I would come back and would recommend the site as a good stop over on the way north.
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Great site

Excellent site,toilet block and whole site immaculate,full credit to the very friendly staff,stayed at pitch 51 with good views of the country side,will definitely be going back,oh and the fish and chip van which calls on a Saturday afternoon is first rate too.Thanks to the wardens for a great weekend,Brian and Tracey Hall
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A nice site with helpful and friendly wardens

A lovely site with stunning views. There is traffic noise from the A66 however that is what it is. The site was pristine and the Wardens excellent- helpful and friendly. There were a few yappy dogs around but again not something the site can control. The local information was good and there is lots to see in close proximity. If anything CAMC could spend a bit of money on grading and levelling the grass pitches A lovely visit and well worth a return trip
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01748 822734