The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Caravan Club Site

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Fantastic service!

The wardens are friendly and could not be more helpful. It was a our first trip of the year and typically our caravan developed a heating system problem. We were offered practical advice and a solution that really helped us out. This is a really well-looked after site in a wonderful location and we will definitely be going back!
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This site is much more relaxing and much better value than the larger sites.

What a lovely site. Following a really friendly welcome, we were pitched within minutes and ready to start our short break. It felt a bit isolated, but with a couple of pubs and cafes within 100 metres of the site the sense of community was very evident. As you would expect, some fantastic walking especially as the weather was good. We really like these smaller sites with no shower blocks. They are much more relaxing and much better value than the larger sites. Let's hope we get more of these on the network soon. Have a great holiday!
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Our first visit to The Howard

Wardens are lovely friendly people and the site is a credit to them. We found the hardstanding pitches lovely and level. We pitched on the left hand side backing onto the road and at first did not see a problem but the traffic is constant with cars and agricultural vehicles. No Wi-Fi or phone signal on site but you can get Wi-Fi at the Coachman Inn opposite the site or at Abbey tea rooms. We had the Sunday lunch at the other pub in the village £10.95 it was ok. The meal at the Coachman Inn was nicer but cost more. You cannot get a mobile phone signal unit you reach the main road to Pickering 7,5 miles or go up onto Danby Moor. The site was suited more to dog owners and walkers. No shower block but shower for the dogs Lol. You can arrive between 10-12 which is unusual and is a big problem as approach roads very narrow and site narrow, as it is built on what was an old railway station.
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Dog friendly

This dog friendly site is perfect for your furry friends. The new dog walk is secure so you can let your dogs off lead and there is a dog toy box. The site is well maintained the wardens are friendly and helpful. The location is stunning and peacful. The lack of a toilet block and no mobile signal takes you back to basics and thats no bad thing. The Rosedale show iin mid August is not to be missed. Plenty of walks nearby and plenty to do and see.

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Excellent site

Just returned from a 2 night stay and hope to return soon for more! Lovely small site, right by the road so a little traffic noise but not enough to really notice and quiet at night. No toilet/shower block so no endless backwards and forwards journeys! Very clean and tidy, wardens are very friendly and helpful even allowing us to stay a couple of hours later so we could take our dog for one last little walk in the fields. Walking is endless and several maps of varying lengths are available in the information room. Excellent pub at the entrance with lovely real ale and very nice food. Nothing that I can think of that’s negative, not to be missed x
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Loved the site. Dogs no problem

My experience in answer to the previous post about dogs. I don’t own a dog; I have nothing against dogs but don’t like the bad press they bring (like the previous post). However the site over the weekend was quite busy and there were lots of dogs but I have to say the only dog that was a nuisance seemed to be in the farm house in the wood behind my pitch. All the owners apart from one took their dogs to the dog area; you couldn’t call it a walk, near the bottom of the site. They were all on short leads. I couldn’t fault them. A first for me was in one van. Dogs, no. Cats, no. Three chickens in a cage at the back of the MH YES. It caused a topic of conversation anyway. As for the site, it’s fairly simple but kept well maintained by the two very friendly wardens. Pitches are large and very easy to get onto. The sunniest part on an evening was the pitches at the far end, especially those in the grass field. The only downside for me personally was the road noise. The road runs along the other side of the hedge and is busy and fast for a small village. As has been said the village is quite picturesque with its village green and coffee shops and general stores. Both were very nice and friendly. Of the two pubs I preferred the White Horse Inn, a short walk up the Rosedale Chimney Bank, only because it was old an homely with far reaching views over the dale. The Coaching Inn opposite the site entrance was ok also but was of modern decor but did have a good selection of draught beers which were not expensive either. There is a bus service that stops at the site but it is very poor, only running on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and then quite infrequent, however it will get you to Pickering. For me the location of the site is a winner. It is right at the centre of the Yorkshire moors so nowhere is very far to travel in any direction. You will not miss the wonderful views. I would return even putting up with the noise of the road.
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Lovely site marred by barking dogs...

We had a great week on the site - peaceful, very helpful wardens, immaculate pitches, great walks with pubs and tea-rooms in the village. And then came the weekend. I've never seen so many dogs on a site - owners with 3, 4 and even 5 dogs on a pitch! If they were seen but not heard we wouldn't have minded so much, but there were dogs barking, and some aggressive animals that loudly objected when people walked past their pitches. The Club needs to tighten up its liberal approach to dog owners. Why is it okay to charge for children, but not for dogs? And they should be limited in number as they are on many affiliated sites. I would recommend The Howard - but not on a weekend...

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Many thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed the site and found our wardens helpful. Please note that any operational concerns can be raised with us as either feedback or a complaint for formal review by contacting the Club directly. As such please can you email UKSitesBookingService@camc.com and a member of the team will be able to investigate. Many thanks.

 

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Spectacular moorland

We've just come back from a 10 night stay here, the very friendly wardens keep this site absolutely immaculate. No shower block, so these sites tend to be quieter than the ones with, which we prefer. Don't be fooled by the name, there isn't an Abbey, the name has come from the fact that there was a Priory, a very small remain of which you can find in the village, which has amenities, and a couple of pubs, we ate at the Coach House which is adjacent to the site entrance, we found it quiet, but I should imagine with another caravan site in the area it would get very busy. Food was excellent. The site is a long layout with vans either side, there is a road along one side and a river on the other, there is an element of noise so I only rated four for quiet. Lots to do in the area, every road from the village takes you across the moors, and the heather was just about to come out in flower, this was mid June, so July August the moors will be a their best with heather in full flower. We visited Scarborough, The castle is on the headland, one side is the usual Victorian seaside, the other is a sweeping promenade, with hundreds of parking spacing, so something for everyone. We rode the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby (get a £5 discount voucher from the wardens), worth a visit if you like a bit of Victorian seaside with a bit of fishing element, the Abbey is spectacular, we love the steam trains. Robin Hood bay tickled our interest, it has nothing to do with Robin Hood, it was named that to encourage tourism, it works, nice place and worth a visit.The highlight of our visit was the Bird of Prey centre in Helmsley, they have three flying expeditions whereby they fly several birds, and there are many other species to view, amazing. Helmsley is a very pretty village with a castle, so well worth a visit. This is walkers paradise, so don't forget you boots and poles. Just pray for sun.
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Peace at Last!

First site after becoming members and WOW what a difference compared with independent sites. Site is immaculate in every way possible. Excellent Motor Home Service Area. Wonderful feature where you can pick your own herbs to add to cooking (just love this). Great local pub directly opposite (book a table in advance though), if you want to eat out. Rosedale has one other pub and a couple of cafes, plus a small golf course). Very sleepy village but perfect for observing wildlife, walks and relaxing. Owners are very welcoming and helpful. Site is alongside a river, has a fenced dog area and large spacious pitches (mixed gravel or grass). EHU included in site fee. Definitely recommend and will be back for sure! Not sure if it is an adult only site, thus family rating. It was only adults when we were there.
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Just what we like!

A very well kept site exactly where it says it is, by a very pretty little village. We were given a nice friendly welcome from Sally when we arrived, and the general feeling was that of efficiency without the formality of some of the larger sites. There is no toilet block, but that does mean we don't have to pay for something that we don't need. The area is very good for walking, unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough for me to try out the hills on my bike. The only problems with the site are that the trees largely obscure the views and the lack of a phone and internet signal in the valley - you can get free WiFi in the pub across the road and other places in the village. Overall a very enjoyable 3 night stay.

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