Cayton Village Club Site

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Apprehensive

Went on a visit to this site early on this year to check it out. The Club had only recently taken over the site and it looked quite crowded and scruffy, was assured by the very helpful wardens that while it was nowhere near Club standards they were doing their best to keep it clean tidy and safe. So was very apprehensive before we went, also had read some bad reviews. But was impressed by the obvious work that had been done, hedges trimmed grass cut and edged, all looked very tidy. We had booked on the Laurels and was pleased we had, this part is more open and bigger pitches and a good dog walk all around the edge. Once the Club has worked its magic it will be a very nice site. A lot of work is planned and will probably take at least a year, but worth it. The staff on duty were all very helpful and always willing to have a chat and assure you that all is well during the changeover. It is being run as an affiliated site this year, so don’t expect the quality we are all used to, this is reflected in the price. Yes the toilet blocks and service points are dated, but adequate. Handy for everything the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors has to offer. A bus stop straight outside the gate takes you to Scarborough one way and Bridlington the other. Clayton Village has a good chippy and The Star pub does good meals and is dog friendly. We had a very relaxing week and look forward to visiting on completion. Don’t be put off with negative comments, it is very peaceful, admittedly the schools are back, but even on the weekend still quite.

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New Kid on the block

Having only just been taken over by the club and after reading some of the reviews, was a little hesitent on booking this for a three night stay, I shouldn't have been. On arrival the wardens were brilliant, pointing out the pitches that were available and allowing us to change to a new location as we wanted a quiet pitch. the one they recommended was excellent and a serviced pitch, which we really liked. Where we were was quiet and the toilet block was a short walk away. We did not find any issues with access to the blocks and there are three on site to choose from. They were kept clean and where as they could do with some decoration, must remember we are at the tail end of the season and would expect some work to be needed. We really enjoyed the stay, the local shops and pub are a short walk away, as is the chip shop, which I thoroughly recommend a visit to. in short, looking forward too what the club will do with the site but would definitely visit again. This could become a little gem.
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Site needs extensive upgrading to be classed a Caravan and Motorhome Club site

Site wardens all very nice and pleasant, but the site in general needs lots of work in order to be considered C&M club standard. The toilet block facilities are poor and having to constantly hold the water tap whilst trying to wash in the shower is quite unacceptable let alone no racks for soap etc. and no stool in the shower cubicle. I know the club have only recently acquired this site, but it is expensive when compared to other club sites with superb amenities and pitches. There are no motorhome service areas and where we were sited the chemical waste point was quite a walk from the pitch. I believe there is a better area called the Laurels but this is not made clear when booking a pitch and you are allocated a pitch on arrival without any choice as to the suitability of your needs. Unfortunately I think this time the club may have got this one wrong and we will not be returning to this site in a hurry until the club get it right!! .

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Disapointed

On arrival we were allocated a hardstanding pitch, given a map of the site area where we will be pitched. Asked about WiFi and was advised there is none where we were pitched even though I have suscribed for 12mths and staying 8 nights. The hardstanding pitch was only wide enough for the caravan and porch awning. All a site roads are gravel with some potholes. Problem finding a drinking water tap as they are not marked on the site map. Had problems exiting the site due to the ANPR system. took 5 mins on 1st attempt and site staff were not very helpful. After day 2 they left the exit barrier up during the day. Was not told about the Laurels site area and the better dog walk around it. The club needs to spend a lot of money to bring it up to expected standards as the toilet/shower block was lacking in some basics like a stool in the shower (even none in the disabled) No hairdryer in Male and Femail facilities. Would have expected a slightly reduced price considering the above. Would definitely not visit again for a few years until facilities and improvements were made.
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Our First Visit

This was our first visit to this site and it won't be our last. The staff were very helpful and attentive. The site was clean and well maintained. Our pitch was a very good size. The toilet's were clean and well maintained. It is our understanding that the 'Caravan and Motorhome Club' only took over this site in March of this year and there are a lot of improvements they wish to carry out. These things take time and the changes can't be made overnight. The staff are doing a really good job but they are having to face quite a few difficulties. They need support, not harassment. We will be returning next year, we had a few issues this holiday but they were all with our caravan and not the site. Over the winter we will sort our issues out and we will be back. Thank you Cayton Village Caravan Site, see you next year.
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Worse Site ive visited

I have been caravaning for nearly twenty years I have until now , never left a bad review but I have never been to a worse site, my list of issues include : Unkept pitches : pitches between users are not repaired the pitch we were offered was 40% mud from constant use throughout the season and grass didn’t look to have been cut for weeks with dog mess in the grass. Toilet blocks : insufficient for the amount of pitches by a long way , far to many people compare with the amount of available toilets and showers, i rise early so no issue to me but my kids had to queue for a shower any time past 8am , caravan next to mine complained that he had to queue for over an hour to get a shower. Internet : there is WiFi onsite but when request made at reception I was told that I was in the wrong part of the site, I checked from my pitch and was receiving 4 bars , but apparently I wasn’t allowed it even though I was prepared to pay..... go figure. Pitches : didn’t look to be any pitch management, seemed to be roughly 2 or 3 foot between an awning and the next caravan , so really were packed in like sardines, cars parked all over ,with no consideration for who goes where, so us with 15 and 17 year olds were on top of the play area , whilst it looked as if many with children who did use the play area were placed a long way from the play area, I know this as they screamed past on their way there Noise : if looking for a quite site avoid like the plague, music and kids screaming well past 10. Scenery : if you want a view , look elsewhere ,from the window all I could see was other caravans. Laundry: they use a token system, apparently 6 tokens is all they have for the entire site, which isn’t great considering it takes 2 tokens to do a wash and a dry at least 3 tokens , we were told this after we had completed a wash and wanted to use the dryer, so we ended up at a local laundromat . Shop prices were nothing short of extortion £1.20 for 2 pints , I opted for Morrison’s £1.25 for 4 pints I can’t say anything regarding the wardens as I didn’t see any, apart from a guy emptying the bins each morning, which is the only plus point I have, bins were always emptied ! For those asking why didn’t you complain, I went to do just that, but there was already a queue of people looking to do the same. I know this is a recent purchase for the CMC, but this experience has totally made me rethink being a member.
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Toilet Facilities and Barrier Problems

Very disappointed with this site. We were allocated a pitch next to the Toilet Block. Whilst I appreciate there are improvements being made - the old block of toilets need urgent attention. We could see directly into the cubicle nearest the window and the shower stall nearest the window, there is zero privacy for people using these facilities. The showers had no racks to put shower gels etc on - and having to press the shower head for it to work for a few minutes was annoying. The exit barrier was another problem - it would not recognise the number plate, so the first night of out stay, we had to cancel a meal reservation as we couldn't get out. The office did issue us with a barrier fob the next morning which was a relief, but overall, probably not the best site we have stayed in.

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Great location for the beach & a bus ride in to Scarborough

We only booked 4 days ahead of our visit, having read the mixed reviews we remained open minded. Arriving at 6pm on a Friday we were greeted with a friendly reception, pitches are allocated, I can see why as the site is pretty large & pitch sizes vary, so it makes sense to ensure everyone is in the right sized pitch. We'd booked a serviced pitch in the "Laurels" & weren't disappointed with our spacious & level pitch (our unit is a 7mtr m/home plus large awning. The showers & loo's were very clean & tidy, with plenty of hot water. The 15min walk to the beach (Cayton Bay) was safe & accessible, sandy & clean water, lifeguards are present too. We had great fun in the rock pools & spotted fish, crabs, shrimps & living plants. Fish & chips in the village was good & there's a couple of convenience stores. The bus stop is right outside the site, one way for Scarborough & the other side for Filey, Flamborough & Bridlington. We were given the timetable & instructions when we checked in. We would definitely return, it will improve further with the planning, resources & funding the C&I'm club will bring. But can't fault it in its current format.
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Disappointed!

Unfortunately your allocated a pitch, we were put right next to the play area despite being retired with no children. The pitches are very tight and the facilities are way below normal club standards. I know the club has just obtained the site and it knows it needs upgrading, however the price at the moment is to high. We won’t be back until it improves

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Nice site but rude manager

The site was lovely, quiet & in a nice area. The initial welcome was great, however we encountered a problem with the emergency manager. We stayed at the site to be near to Scarborough hospital where my mum was. During our stay my mum became terminally ill, therefore we regularly called to the hospital. As the site has a no-access rule between 11pm - 8am, it meant that on 2 occasions we had to contact the emergency number to leave the site early. The first time wasn't an issue. The second time despite telling the manager we had to get to hospital and he told us he could see us at the gate, he started to argue that the number is only to be called in the event of an emergency. I screamed that it is an emergency & finally he opened the barrier. I appreciate that the site has rules to be followed, however sometimes circumstances are out of our control & the on-site managers need to be more understanding. Due to this I will not be returning again.
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