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Woodhouse Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Wonderful campsite”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We chose this campsite because of the facilities it offered, particularly the facility for electric hook up for tents. The booking process was easy and the fees were very reasonable for the summer holidays. The campsite is easy enough to find but my satnav kept trying to take me down the narrowest "rally stage" type roads imaginable. It's much easier to stick to main roads particularly if you're towing.

The campsite shop is small and basic but offers the emergency items such as milk and tins of food as well as camping gas etc.

The pitch we had was large enough to park our car next to the tent and have space for cooking and swingball. It was clearly marked out which is a godsend as on other campsites sometimes we've had next door neighbours who seem to think they're semi-detatched!

The on-site washing facilities were clean and hot water was always available.

The washing up station provided sufficient sinks such that you never had to queue, but the hot water was scauldingly hot and there was no cold tap. We resorted to taking a liter of cold water with us in a drinks flask to cool the washing up water, especially important if the kids are helping out.

For the kids there is a climbing wall and games room as well as plenty of grass space for ball games. There's also a playground but our kids were a bit too old for it.

The on-site pub and restaurant is fairly small, so if you plan on eating there you'd better book in advance. The food was good and the service friendly. The pub closed at 9:30 which you might think is early but it stopped the late night revelry that can occur when the bar doesn't close until 11pm, so on balance we thought it was a good thing that it closed at 9:30 - you can always have a night cap in your tent! The pub offers free wifi, but other than this there is no 3G signal so accessing the internet is a slow process.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Spent a splendid few days here , such friendly staff always happy to help .A well kept clean site with plenty to do locally. Toilets always clean and warm. Pub on site equally friendly , with good wholesome food. Will definitely be returning in the near future. Thanks everyone at Woodhouse for a lovely relaxing holiday.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tina W
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Excellent place to stay, with so many things to do close by..

Ripon, York, Harrogate and many other places are on your doorstep.

Campsite is great with allocated plots which are spacious.

Loads of spare space too so your not packed in like sardines.
There are play grounds for the kids to keep them happy and the site is in a lovely rural location, and quiet.

Owners are very friendly too..and the facilities are good, with plenty of showers and sinks and v hot water.. an iron washing machines and freezer.

Site kept clean too and you have your rubbish collected daily.

Some campers unfortunately left the loos in a state! Can't understand why the lazy mingers do that but they are cleaned regular.

Definately will go back as is a great place to stay.. and the dales is a wonderful place..

  • Stayed July 2014
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Manchester
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

On arrival we was told we we would be in the overflow or events field. 18" high grass and boggy. We complained and was told we would stay dry if our tent was new. It rained for two days straight. No drainage at all we had a stream running under our tent. We were the lucky ones some people on the main site had to leave there tent due to flooding of the site. No refund and no help from the owners . Very rude and unhelpful.

Stayed June 2014
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4 Thank A1pag
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We camped for 3 nights and there were 6 families (with kids) in total. We were on the bottom paddock and had a fantastic time - the weather helped (nice and hot!) but the site was great. Nice clean toilet facilities, lots of open space by the tents so plenty of room for football/rounders/flying kites and meant we could keep an eye on the kids easily too. We had Sunday dinner in the restaurant, which was very nice home cooked food (recommend the roast beef and apple crumble!).
The only criticism was that the toilet block was quite a walk from the bottom paddock (fine for showers, but if you needed the toilet in the night it would have been good to have a toilet closer).
We will definitely be back though!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Lee, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed as a family for four nights, 2 adults and 2 children (7 and 5).

Check in was quick and easy, given a site map to help find our pitch. The pitch was spacious and we were soon set up. The site was lovely, different fields which were septated by fences, lots for children to do - parks, climbing frame, a barn which had a climbing wall, pool table, table tennis and table football. My children enjoyed fishing at the two lakes and caught numerous perch, roach anmd bream. My husband was disappointed with the fishing though as he thought he may have caught some carp.

There was a laundry with two washers, two dryers, an iron and freezer for your use.

The shop was small but had necessary essentials and good prices.

The showers / toilets were clean and never had to wait despite the site been full.

Staff were very helpful, our car battery was flat and it was no trouble for them to help jump start the engine.

The location of the site is about 2 miles down a country lane, but in less then 10 minutes your in Ripon. So many lovely places within a twenty minute drive.

Overall a lovely site, would recommend to others and will definately return.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Woodhouse Farm is set in beautiful countryside with lots of little characterful villages nearby. There is a pub onsite that makes great food and is staffed by really friendly people. The folk in the shop and the office are extremely helpful with directions to places and recommendations. They even jump-started our car for us when we realised we'd broken down. The toilet and shower blocks are kept immaculately clean.
We stayed there to go and see the Tour de France and not only did they recommend a great site to see it, they gave everyone at the campsite a souvenir mug! These people are definitely committed to making sure their campers are happy ones.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Woodhouse Farm Caravan and Camping Park

Property: Woodhouse Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Address: Winksley | Winksley, Winksley, Ripon, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon > Winksley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Winksley
Number of rooms: 200

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