Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site

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Another successful visit

This site has to rate as one of the best in the U.K, this is down to the way the wardens operate and look after the site and the members. The pitches are wide, level and most give lovely views across the Swale valley. Road noise can be an issue, so a pitch further away from the A66 may be an option, but after a while one gets used to the road noise and is hardly noticeable. The wardens are lovely, helpful and always happy to have a chat and make themselves available should any problems occur. We have already booked a visit for 2021.

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Great if you have a car.

We are a couple in our 50’s with a Motorhome. We love to walk and cycle. On arrival at this site we were greeted by very friendly Wardens who advised us that pitch 32 has the best views. Unfortunately we stuck out a bit so ended up in the cul de sac at pitch 60. Lovely and flat but very noisy. The lane behind is used as a rat run by speeding motorists from early morning to late evening. Not good if your a light sleeper. We did manage a walk and a cycle ride (Barnard Castle) but be warned...... its very hilly and there are no pavements. We also walked into Richmond which is lovely and we will return there if staying at a local site. We did want to catch the bus, but it only runs every 2 hours (29) and the nearest bus stop is in Gilling West (which means a walk down the road without pavements and with fast travelling traffic. Although we managed to walk to Richmond following the road (4 1/2 Very hilly miles) I wouldn’t recommend it, as a lot of it has no pavements. On site there is a small ball games area and dog walk. The showers and toilets are open and immaculate. The showers are lovely and hot with lots of pressure, just how i like it ☺️ So although this is a lovely site, i would say it was more suitable as a overnight stop off or for those with the use of a car, who can travel to Richmond or the Local villages without relying on public transport.

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First Class Stay

Such a lovely site, conveniently located just off A66. Great location for visiting various areas of beauty. Richmond is lovely for a wander and Barnard Castle is 15 mins away. We travelled further afield to Fountains Abbey which is incredible! The White Swan in Gilling West is highly recommended, the farm shop further down the A66 is also worth a visit. The whole site is kept to the highest standard by two fabulous wardens - Janet and Philip. We haven’t come across such lovely wardens at a CAMC for many many years - just so friendly and helpful. The road noise is a down side of the site but if you choose your pitch with this in mind you can get a pitch with simply breathtaking views! We would highly recommend!
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First Caravanning holiday for 30 years

I am one of the many people who have returned to Caravanning after a lengthy period away, this was the first site we visited and it couldn’t have been a better reintroduction to camping. The site and facilities were kept in immaculate condition by Janet and Phil and I would be more than happy to return in the future. My only regret is that as we left I couldn’t find either of them to thank them for our stay, they were probably beavering away somewhere keeping everything in such good order!
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Stunning views

Excellent site for breaking the journey north or south - we stopped both ways! Very convenient for the A1. Lovely setting with fabulous views. Very clean, modern facilities and excellent Covid measures in place. Staff very helpful. Would stay again.
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Well liked by many but personally disappointed

The site is well situated as a stay over if travelling a long distance to the Lakes or Scotland. and the facilities are as you would expect of the C&MHC However the site is not suitable for Dog owners as it has no dog walk except for a small fenced off area at the top of the site, and there are no walks from the site! Nothing for Children, You have to travel everywhere by either Bus or Car unless you are a cyclist. the nearest shop is an M&S SIMPLY on the very busy Scotch Corner roundabout! the two nearest villages have no shops(would make a killing if they did) so you need to travel to Catterick or Richmond for supplies. Also the site is blighted by the niose from the very busy A66. Not a good Holiday site.

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Lovely site

This is a lovely site, well kept, clean and tidy and a joy to stay at. We stopped for an overnight on journey north and were offered several pitches to choose from. My question is - On our return journey for an overnight southbound having booked a hardstanding awning pitch (white peg )we were offered a grass pitch or the tarmac area (blue peg) on top of site. That was all the warden could offer! We were not happy to pitch on grass being a motorhome. Yet there were white pegged pitches free as we saw her direct someone on to one after our arrival. One white pegged pitch had a cone on it which we saw a motorhome go into after our arrival. It wasn't even near the toilet block so was not being kept for a disabled person. The motorhome was the same size as out unit. Why are pitches being kept for some members?? I understood it was first come first served and we arrived at 1.10pm! I wanted to complain but my husband didn't want a fuss made! The noise of the road did not affect us but I can understand how it would for some.
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Great site with fantastic views

We stayed 4 nights in mid August and loved it here. Friendly wardens, site and facilities very clean, and wonderful views. The only issue that some people might have is the A66 which runs very close to the top end of the site, and where we were pitched there was a lot of traffic noise. It didn’t bother us at all, but some people might find it too much. The plus is that the site is very easy to get to, and it makes a great base for visiting North Yorkshire. We will be back.
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First stay at this campsite

On arrival at this site we were greeted by very friendly Wardens, who told us which pitch to go to and that they were operating a 'band' policy regarding the shower block. The site is extremely well kept and is a credit to the Wardens, as are the shower blocks. The band system works well, and everyone kept their distance. Limited dog walks from the site, although the site does has its own small dog walk. Lovely view from the site and idea for exploring Swaledale. One point the Caravan Club should consider is foot level lights on the path and steps to the toilet, as the lights are at head height and tend to dazzle so can make it difficult to see the steps. We would definitely visit again if we are in this area.
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Fantastic site and Lovely Wardens

Just had 5 nights here, and the site is beautifully kept. The Wardens are so welcoming and can't do enough to help you. More importantly they acknowledge you whenever they see you unlike a lot of Wardens who just put their heads down and ignore you once you are on site. The toilet facilities were immaculate and the 3 band system worked a treat, never had to queue once. This was our first visit here and it won't be our last it was tremendous. A short drive down into Gilling West, 2 good dog friendly pubs, and a 10 minute drive further on into Richmond.

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