Long Garth

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Rated 4 of 5

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A very pleasant stay

Having been caravanning for 3 years this was our first time on a CL site, and was a late booking. The directions were good and the site easy to access. The field was well mown and slightly sloping but nothing that a block couldn’t sort. To the rear was an ugly burnt out building which is a bit off putting, but this is the gin distillery which had had a fire a few weeks previously and will be re furbished in future. Although the pleasant view across the field is all you can see from the van. The toilet and shower are clean, although a separate toilet would be better, there were only 3 vans on site and when one person was having a leisurely shower at the same time as most peoples morning ablution time there was a long wait! There were plenty of footpaths within easy reach of the site and good dog walking, also a 15 min walk into Bedale. The bridge beer cafe is worth a visit, a great selection of beers and gins and good home cooked food and yummy cakes. There is so much on offer in the area that we will definitely be coming here again. The owner was pleasant and apart from calling in the eve to collect the money and explain what was what was not intrusive at all.
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Review of Long Garth

We stopped here overnight, on our way north to Berwick Seaview club site, we found site easily & pitched before we met owners, as they work all day. The town is about 10-15 mins walk & is a lovely market town that has everything you should want. Met & paid the owners in the evening & they were very nice, helpful & easy going. We will definitely stop here again.
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1st Visit to a CL

For our 3rd trip as novices my wife and I wanted to stay in the Bedale area as it is one of our favourite market towns. After looking at various sites I chose Long Garth, which is our first experience of a CL. I felt at ease speaking to the owner on the phone and was advised 'turn up any time you like'. The owners are at work during the day so on arrival you just select a pitch of your choice. The field slopes gently towards the bottom, where the infrequent Wensleydale Railway service ambles slowly by. There is a petrol station with a very good sized Spar shop next door which can supply all your needs. The car showroom shown on the photos has now closed and the buildings are in multi use. Walking into Bedale takes about 20 minutes (0.7 mile) and the road is no longer very busy as there is now a new jct off the A1 meaning most traffic does not pass the site.There are also a couple of footpaths/bridleways into Bedale. Northallerton, Thirsk, Masham and Leyburn are all within about 10 miles and are all worth a visit. Bedale itself is a lovely little place with several pubs and good local shops. The toilet and shower are in an old shipping container and are quite adequate if not modern. It is after all a CL and not a 5* hotel. For £15 a night including electric hook up we thought it was great value and a very peaceful site. We will definitely be paying a return visit.

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Excellent Stop Over

We used this site as a stop over given its location from the A1, just 1.5 miles away. Spacious field. An excellent information room was provided along with a toilet and shower. As we only stopped over 1 night we are not really able to judge the access to local places of interest.

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A lovely site.

We found the site very easy to find. A lovely spacious field, with plenty of room between units. It was a lovely peacefull area and the car workshop didn't bother us to much! The shower and WC was clean and always had hot water. We found a public bridleway into the village, which is directly opposite the driveway of the site, which was a relief as the road is terribly busy and the path very narrow at times! I cant fault the site, our only issue is the lack of public footpaths in the local area as we are enthusiastic walkers, and had to travel to find a good walk!

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Camping by vintage railway line

We stayed at this site over a Bank Holiday weekend. The site itself was nice enough, a long narrow field, but plenty of space for each caravan, and room for kids/dogs to run around. At the end of the field, you were able to watch the vintage trains go by (roughly on the hour until about 6pm) which is ideal to keep train spotters and children amused. There's a garage at entrance to site, and a car dealership to rear. We didn't find it a problem, as it was to the rear of us, when we pitched and all the caravans face the view of the countryside away from the dealership. For families with small children, probably not the most ideal site, as the site did not have a gate to stop small children from wandering off the site onto a busy road, nor was there fencing to stop them wandering onto the embankment of the vintage railway line. There was also some machinery that you need to warn children away from. However for adults on the ball as to the whereabouts of the children, this doesn't pose a problem. The shower/toilet is based in a cargo container. It was actually in quite nice condition inside, very clean and well maintained. The shower was free to use, and produced a good flow of water. Only problem was if anyone wanted to use the toilet whilst another camper was having a shower, you had to wait with crossed legs, as the shower and toilet are in the same room. If owners are reading the review - we would recommend getting a separate toilet put in to solve the crossed legs crisis as tricky with small children to hold fire! Only other thing that would have been helpful would have been some lighting around the outside of the washing facilitates as had to take it carefully at night in the dark, due to having to step up onto concrete slabs to access the facilities. LocalPlacesOfInterest-wise the site was ideally placed to access a number of local amenities, and attractions. We went on the Wensleydale Railway (longest preservation vintage railway line), visited Fountain Abbey (National Trust property) and local towns. We didn't really see the owners, as they work in the day, but found them pleasant enough when we did encounter them. As we plan to return to the area in the future to explore more of it, we will certainly consider a return stay to to this site.

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