Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 4 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

York hide away

Stayed two weeks at the end of April. Choose this site to be right on the York Solar System Cycleway, part of the National Cycleway Route 65 (Yorks to Selby Sustrans Route), part of the Trans-Pennine Trail. We had some great bike rides down to Selby and also into and round York. We found being close to the Park and Ride great and used it several times when visiting York on foot. Gillian met us on arrival and took us down to show us where to pitch. The grass CL area looked nice with plenty of room for 5 pitches in a row, but due to all the rain and soft ground we went on the hard standing area. This was like a little woodland clearing, being April the trees did not have all their leaves so it was reasonably bright. There were only 4 caravans or less in this area which worked well and gave everyone plenty of space, I think it would be a bit tight with 5. But keep in mind this is the winter area when the grass is wet. All pitches the hard area and the grass have electricity and own water, we put our grey waste into the dyke. In the grass area there are bushes behind. The service area was good with a good chemical loo disposal (I like that, the ones knee hight and above) We felt the site was very secure and private. There was some traffic noise from the A64 which at times was non existent when the wind was blowing in the right direction. I recommend Copmanthorpe Chippy for fish and chips and for food, apart from the main supermarkets we used Lodge Cottage Farm Shop, Crockey Hill. (excellent pies) The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe along with Greyleys Jersey Milk also at Elvington There is another milk machine at Curlew Fields Dairies who also do lovely ice-cream. The milk machines were great, not Raw but unhomogenised good milk. Apart from our cycle rides I have to say Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens is well worth a visit.

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