The Hawthornes

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Weeks break

We had a similar experience to a previous review. The owner of the campsite was busy with her horse and we weren’t able to pay until the next day. We chose this campsite as it had the added advantage of a shower and toilet and although the shower was always lovely and hot we were extremely disappointed that in our seven nights stay the toilets were not cleaned at all and the bin was also not emptied. The toilet seat was broken, there was a bucket and mop outside to wash the floor after showering but again this was not changed and was full of muddy water. We feel that this has let the campsite down and we can’t understand why they have these facilities but are not prepared to keep them clean? On a positive note, the area is lovely and we enjoyed lots of walks and cycling.
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Warm welcome chilly weather

We picked a cold but sunny fortnight at this great site the views over the Vale of Pickering are excellent. Paula was a fabulous host. The shower and loo are good and kept clean the extra loo is always a bonus. I have only taken off 1 point on peace and tranquility because of slight road noise but it didn't spoil our stay. Many places to visit and all within easy reach. Hope to visit again.
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Lovely week

OK we managed to pick a week of glorious April weather which always helps, but we really enjoyed our week’s stay at The Hawthornes. We sited ourselves as we had been advised to do if the owners were out. We saw Paula the next day and were made welcome. Yes the site slopes and long caravans may have an issue with levelling. Our 5m van was OK. The facilities we found were fine, very clean toilet. We didn’t try the shower, our caravan has a perfectly good one. Our daughter stayed a night at Paula’s b&b and for £7.50 each, we joined her for a massive English cooked breakfast, recommended!! Easy to pay by bank transfer for site and b&b fees. The on site WiFi is free but speed drops noticeably at evening time. Both EE and 3 coverage was good. TV was better if the NE was tuned in (Feeeview) but local weather forecast was more specific to Scarborough and north. Others have mentioned road noise. The EHU points are at the top of the field and this is where most folk pitch up. Yes, there is road noise as would be expected from Google Earth research prior to booking but it didn’t really bother us and we did sit out occasionally as it was warm. We would be happy to return there.
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Few days break

On arrival owner was grooming horse of which she said she might be on phone earlier. She said we could go and pitch up, weren’t told were to fill up with water as we have a motorhome. We pitched up and eventually found water. Levelling blocks definitely needed. We tried to find owner all afternoon, welcome procedurewas none extinctant. We finally found her, grooming her horses and paid our site fees, once found her she was very friendly. We stayed 3 nights, the toilets and shower was not cleaned in this time. I feel this lets the club down. I couldn’t wait to move in to our next stop, to be clean. Road is very close by and no mention of it on website, was very noisy at times, which spoilt the views and peace and quiet. We had a good few days walking and cycling into Pickering and surrounding areas. The weather was very kind to us.
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Friendly cl

Stayed 2 nights 17th and 18th June, our first visit. Owners son gave us a very warm welcome, showed us to our pitch and the facilities. Levelling blocks definately required. Road noise did not really trouble us. Paula  friendly and helpful. Do try her home made jam, it is really nice. Enjoyed the animals especially the piglets. We have 2 collie dogs who also enjoyed their stay and walks in the area.

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GREAT CL SITE

Just come back from a long weekend stay here and we will definitely be returning. Easy to find and access, lovely welcome from the owners and brilliant views. Didn't use the facilities as we use the ones in our caravan. Field is slightly sloping however blocks and bricks etc can be found in the hedge bottom at the back if you do not bring enough of your own. You can hear the road at the bottom of the field on occasions however this is not something that bothers us as it is far quieter than the one we live on! Only one other caravan on the field when we were there however the field and pitches are very spacious. All in all a fantastic site. Many thanks...
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One of my favourites

This site is one of my favourite places especially now that John has built a new shoes room with toilet. Views are out of this world. The grandkids loved the piglets, chickens and horses. The welcome from John and  Paula is great they are such nice people been many times with more to come. Yes the road can be noisy but all in all you get used to it.  
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Easter Stay

Just had 3 nights at this C.L over Easter. This was our second stay here. And although it’s a bit sloping the outlook is well worth it. There is a bit of road noise during the day but the nights are ok. The addition of a new shower room and refurbished toilet makes this good C.L even better. Only a 30 minute walk into Pickering which has plenty to see and do. We will certainly be back.

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enjoyable week

A very nice, if sloping site, with lovely views across the Vale of Pickering. Warm welcome & some good home made jams & fresh eggs. An old traction engine in one of farm sheds for added interest! Short walk for buses to Scarborough, half hour walk into Pickering or 5min on bus. Recommend lunch at the village Post Office(!), try the ploughmans. Local fuel station also has very good shop, only  10min walk. Cl just off A170 so some daytime road noise, but reduces in the evenings. We had a lovely week & wouldn't hesitate to return, during our stay 2 of the other outfits were returnees.   
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One mans meat is another mans poison

We booked this site mainly from the good reviews, sadly while there is a good view over sheds and rubbish the main road is in touching distance and the heavy traffic noise goes on and on, its akin to stopping in a lay by, if you don't mind that then it could be a good place to stay but my one night cost £45 as I was stupid enough to book three nights never again.
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