reviews taken from
ukCampsite.co.uk and pitchup.com
Joanne M. Date of Visit: June 2016
Unit: Tent Pitch
Great site, toilet facilities are clean. staff
are so friendly. Liked everything about this site so much that
as soon as we got home we booked up to go again in July. We are
taking our children this time as they can play crazy golf and
football golf on site (very reasonably priced). Can't wait.
Liked that to use the toilet block you need a key and are kept
Keith S. Date of Visit: June 2016
Unit: Tent Pitch
Excellent site, with great facilities, and freindly staff. Quiet
site with mixture of caravans and tents, clean washing
facilities and showers, if very unlucky you may be there on a
night when local farm is cultivating at night, but not bad, (but
they do supply our food). Ground perfect for tents, no mallet
needed, and kept pristine. Close enough to centre, and far away
enough to be in countryside.
Amy. Date of Visit: May 2016
Unit: Tent Pitch
We stayed here for the first week of May. On arrival we were
directed to the clubhouse to check-in. It was explained that the
shower blocks were entrance by key only, and although there was
a £5 refundable deposit this made me feel super safe knowing
that not just anyone could get into the shower blocks. We were
directed to our pitch and show where all the facilities were. If
you're looking for a big site with a massive play park and shop
stocking everything from milk to ready meals this site isn't for
you. The site is small compared to some we've stayed on with
around 40 pitches, but this was ideal for us. The shower blocks
and toilets were spotless and there is the normal washing up
facilities, taps, chemical toilet etc. Just by our tent was a
play field which was ideal for our son and niece, both 8 to play
and run of some energy. They also enjoyed the mini golf, but
unfortunately we didn't get a chance to make use of the cafe
facilities at the golf club. Also, not sure if there was wifi as
our family went on a digital diet for our holiday! The site is
situated about 10 miles outside of York and 3 miles from the
park and ride. Monks Cross is a retail park for the park and
ride and has 2 large supermarkets with petrol stations and lot's
of shops and restaurants. There is also a Tesco express a couple
of miles away. The site is near a Army training range and one
day there was target practice going on which didn't bother us. I
would imagine they don't do this in the summer months though.
This is a lovely, well kept site and we look forward to
returning in the summer.
Graham B.. Date of Visit:
Unit: Fully Serviced Caravan
Excellent site with very clean facilities very friendly staff
Ian M. Date of Visit:
Unit: Serviced Caravan Pitch
Lovely site. very clean shower and toilet Facilities. Helpful
staff. Staff rang me to let me know my awning had blown down in
Mrmotorx Date of Visit: June 2014
Unit: Touring Caravan
We have just spent the weekend here at york
touring caravan site, brilliant ! that's it review over. Ok a
little more depth then brilliant! close enough for everything
and yet far enough away from all the hustle and bustle. We
stayed at this site primarily to go bacj to the NRM ( national
railway museum ) we are not train spotters far from it how ever
we could highly recommend a day out here. Back to the site, its
spotless and has everything you'll need. We even had a go at
football golf and what a laugh we had £2 each then £1 each there
after. Access to the site is easy being only 1 mile from the
A64, however leaving the site we turned left end of road left
again ( this runs parallel with the A64 ) left onto the york
ring road and we followed the signs for Leeds back home, I did
this although it was slightly longer the roads was good but I
was extremely reluctant to try and cross the busy A64 Sunday
afternoon with on coming traffic with the caravan in tow and
getting up to speed ? All in all we had a wonderful weekend away
here and looking forward to our next time in York so we can book
in here again without any hesitation. Great site well run keep
up the hard work it shows.
MrsGuy3 Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit: Campervan
We stayed at this site for 4 nights at
spring bank holiday. We were met on arrival by the owner; Graham
who was really helpful and friendly. The facilities were
spotless, showers/toilets cleaned daily and overall the site was
clean. We had an issue with our pitch due to the horrendous
weather. When we asked if there was another pitch available they
moved us without question and even lent us an electric hook up
cable as our wasn't long enough when we moved. The toilets
require a key which you have to pay a £5 deposit. The site is
about 6 miles out of York, but easily accessible via a park and
ride. Strensall is 5 minutes drive away with a Tesco express and
shop at the petrol station. The site itself is in a lovely
countryside location, with a bridal path running alongside the
golf course so it's easy to access. Be warned though, it's very
muddy after heavy rain as we found out when we went cycling. The
only thing we'll do differently next time is take our 70cc
motorbike with us so that we can leave the van and go further
afield. We didn't this time as the site T&C's said no scooters,
but when we asked they said it meant children's electric
scooters and remote control cars etc. We would definitely visit
again and highly recommend the site as we felt welcome. Nothing
was too much trouble.
Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit: Touring Caravan
Just spent 2 nights here and
really enjoyed my stay. Pitches were a good size and toilets and
showers were always clean and tidy. The site was well maintained
and every one was friendly. Golf course next to site were you
book in when you first arrive. £10 deposit needed for keys for
showers and toilets but returned at the end of your stay. Short
drive to Monks Cross park and ride to go into York- £2. 60
return per person. York a is beautiful city, lots to see and do
well worth a visit. Would definitely go again.
Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit: Trailer
We have just returned from a 3
night stay at this campsite & I would like to say I would highly
recommend it. Pitches were large, ground was lovely & soft,
grass was kept short, it was clean. The showers were spotless &
the keys were a good idea to stop youths hanging around the
loo's, if you do forget to take them the disabled toilet is
always open. The only down side on the showers is that they are
push button, which I personally don't like but hay that's me! at
least they don't waste water. The owners were really friendly &
helpful. The crazy golf was a good laugh! The other people on
the site were friendly + there was loads of wild life to watch.
It wasn't far from anywhere, we went to Pickering & caught the
steam train to Whitby for the day. York was only down the road &
there was a lovely Toby Carvery 10mins down the road, which was
really good. All in all, I would love to go back soon!
Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit: Touring Caravan
We stayed on this site for the
August bank holiday weekend. Booking the site over the phone was
quick and professional.
On arriving at the campsite you
have to check in at the golf club which is a two minute walk
from the campsite. Checking in was painless and we were given a
very good map and instructions for using the site.
The site itself is small and
quiet. There is a one way system and no speed humps, entry for
vans is through an electric gate, operated by a keypad, the rest
of the time you can drive through a gate with a height and width
restriction. For a couple with no kids the site was perfect, the
pitches were level and well spaced with easy acces to EHU
The shower block is the right
distance from the pitches and is sited with the plate wash and
bins etc. There is a huge tesco about ten minutes drive from the
site and pubs and small shops in Strensal village itself, as
well as a Chinese takeaway. The only problem we had ( and
obviously not the owners fault ) was a lack of O2 phone signal,
you can only really get a good O2 3g signal in Strensal itself,
Orange however was fine.
(2) Date of Visit:
Two adults, two girls 5&7 yrs
Just come back from a great 3
days here, easy to find, pitches are spacious and well drained &
level. Met & shown to our pitch by the owner who was helpful.
It was full,
but was very quiet & peaceful. Never had a problem with waiting
for the showers and they were immaculate and warm with a private
cubicle 3 in total as was the toilets and my wife said the
ladies was the same high standard.
There is a separate field for the
kids to play and they can occupy themselves safely but no swings
or slide. On site 9 hole golf course with good greens & fairways
with good yardage, also crazy golf for the kids.
Great base camp for visiting York
& surrounding attractions. There is no shop on site but there is
a large retail park 2 miles away with supermarkets & shops. You
can get bacon sandwiches, light snacks etc from the golf shop on
Summing up great site &
facilities good value and would definitely stay again if
(1) Date of Visit:
Great site, well kept, not over
policed but its clear the owners keep an eye on things and that
pays dividends to suit the majority. I have never found the
facilities on our visits to be anything other than clean and
Staff and owners helpful and
friendly. Tried to help us out when we were short of a piece of
waste hose, couldn't so directed us to the nearest supplier.
York is very handy with lots to
do, Strensall common is extensive and perfect dog walking
countryside. The Blacksmiths at Flaxton did excellent food last
time we were in.
I really don't understand where
some of the negatives have come from: 'No shops nearby', youve
got 24hr supermarkets within 4 miles and local village shops
closer. 'water 30m away' the pitches with the taps etc cost
more. If theyre empty and you pay you can go on them. And on the
subject of open areas for kids, no ball games allowed around the
vans. Suits us perfectly.
The Richards Clan
(1) Date of Visit: July 2011
A great campsite! The toilet blocks were always clean no matter
what time of day you went, site well kept. Great having the
driving range on site, especially after everything is packed up
when your heading home and don't want to leave.
The tent area is well sheltered with huge trees, although
perfect for big noisy crows to sit in during the early hours of
the morning. Not a moan as that's what camping is all about, the
If I had one very small moan it would be that even if you are in
a tent they would like you to lift the groundsheet during the
day. Very difficult as normally they are all built into the tent
these days and also it would be a real pain to move all the
stuff every morning and night. (Only
need to lift the ground sheet if staying for longer than 7 days
if in a tent)
It should be expected that during the main season the grass
won't be tip top condition. I can understand it in a caravan
awning but not a tent. Luckily we didn't have to do it as we
were only there 4 days.
Overall we had a great time, the site is easy to find with very
easy access to all places of interest. A big Sainsbury and Asda
close by. Also a Toby carvery. We did the ghost walk which was
ok, the bloke kept in character and was funny, but not sure it
was worth the money. The York museum is worth a visit and you
can be in there a few hours and not know it.
York is a lovely place to visit and I'm sure we'll be going
(5) Date of Visit: August 2011
Fantastic clean and quiet site. Loved the fact that you could
get a hot sandwich and drink at the golf course next door.
Fully recommend this site but be warned it's some distance from
a shop or pub etc. I didn't see a bus pass the site so I can't
say if there is public transport or not.
If your looking for a base for York and the surrounding area
this would be ideal. Staff were friendly and helpful although I
didn't see anyone patrol the site, which didn't matter as there
appeared to be no problems.
As an ex-soldier who did basic training at Strensall the distant
sound of the shooting ranges only brought back great memories.
Will be going again.
(9) Date of Visit: June 2011
Unit: Touring Caravan
Slightly annoyed that there seemed to be plenty of empty pitches
available that had water and electric hook up points within 10
feet of your caravan (eg you could plug water directly into your
van), but the one allocated to us did not. The nearest water
point to our pitch 33 was about 30 foot away.
(We have two types of pitches, electric hook-up pitches
and fully serviced pitches, the fully serviced pitches are £2
extra per night and have a water tap, electric, & tv hook-up &
waste water drain. There are two seperate water points for use
by all other pitches) Having had my grumble now
the positives, site very well maintained clean toilet block and
showers. There is a golf course and a driving range and a little
cafe that does snacks. We went to the park and ride to visit
york £2. 30 each for a return ticket, all in all a nice weekend
Reviewer: SuziQuatro (1)
Date of Visit: October 2010 Unit:
Just had 2 nights at York Touring Caravan site and we will
definitely be going back. The site is absolutely spotless, well
laid out and the facilities are immaculate.
We had a serviced pitch and the service point was placed exactly
right for the side of the van. The pitch was level and had bags
There are only 20 vans so the shower block is ideal with 3
showers so no waiting around and when you get out of the shower
the heating means you don't freeze to death.
There is no site shop so take whatever you need with you but
there are loads of shops within walking distance in Haxby /
Strensall. York is just a short drive or bus ride away.
There are quite a few rules to read but they are intended to
ensure you enjoy your stay. We will be going back to this small
and friendly site.
Reviewer: Kilgirl (2)
Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:
Just back from a weeks stay on the site. Had a lovely time. Good
location, use the park n ride if you want to go into York. The
site is very well kept, peaceful too. Never saw the wardens the
whole time we were there, but they were there if needed. Toilet
and shower block are spotless, never had to queue. Good spaces
between caravans. We visited knaresborough, York, Goathland
(where heartbeat is filmed) and loads of other beautiful places,
all within about an hours drive from the site. More to see, so
we will be back.
Reviewer: BiffyBoffy (7)
Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:
We used this site to visit York, which is about 15 minutes away.
The reception was at the golf club house where you were shown
your pitch and given keys / codes to the toilet block and gates.
The toilet block / washing up facilities were always clean and
there was plenty of hot water. This site is primarily a
caravaners site so the facilities were higher quality and newer
than what we were used to!
There are no shops near by so buy everything on your way in if
you’re not staying for long like we did. The club house does
have a cafe for breakfast baps and proper coffee.
We didn't venture far off the site but there are plenty of
footpaths around the fields.
This site is ideally suited for York city centre and all the
other attractions around.
Reviewer: Thegizmyster (1)
Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:
Fantastic site, very good toilets and showers. Had a very
relaxing break. Only 5 mins from York centre by car and plenty
of local amenities as well. Good security and very polite and
helpful staff. Enjoyed the driving range while the girls went
shopping,took advantage of the 50 balls and bacon butty offer.
Will definitely be returning
Reviewer: Jls27d (2)
Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:
This is a wonderful site & the attention to detail is great, it
is kept tidy & pleasant & the views of the golf course are
lovely. The tent area is neat and not too
many units are allowed on at any one time which makes it a very
The toilets and showers are kept very clean and there is a nice
little room with information, an iron and even a washing machine
which you can pay to use. The site is 4 miles from York and is
in the middle of the two major shopping centres with a 24 hour
super market at each of them. We will certainly be going again
what a lovely site the owners should be very proud of
a carling (2)
Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:
Just got back from this site, great site in a great location,
nice and peaceful, nice and clean. Great little 9 hole golf
course and driving range with a nice coffee lounge. Good
location just off the a64 about 3 miles or so from York. The
warden couldn't have been more helpful, we had a problem with
the electric tripping out so he put a electric cable from his
house for us, now that's service. Will defo return.
Reviewer: Robin54 (11)
Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:
Lovely site everywhere was so clean, from the toilets to the
area where the bins and recycling bins are. We there for 5
nights and never heard a gun shot so it was really quiet and
When we got there we were shown to our pitch by a very pleasant
man who told us where everything was where we could walk and
where not to go, could not fault this site at all.
The site was quite dry considering the weather we have had for
the past 4-5 months. Well positioned for York park & ride and
the retail parks
Reviewer: Tigerlillyzoe (4)
Date of Visit: March 2009 Unit:
Super small site. Best bit was the lovely shower/loos, it was so
clean and lovely and warm, you could get out of the shower and
not freeze to death.
Boys enjoyed the army training noise in early evening, not too
loud. (Army use Strensall Common as
training ground, infrequently used, exercises for two or three
days a month and only for a few hours at a time, when not in use
the common which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest can be
freely roamed over, a red flag and locked gates prevent entry
when in use 05/04/2009) ,
Owner was helpful and friendly,
do nice snacks in cafe and driving range was good value for
There is a very nice farm shop not far
down the road (turn right as you leave the site, farm shop is
not far down road on your left)
There is a huge tesco super store on
your way in to York centre. Very close to York centre.
Will be coming back again soon.
Reviewer: Tonyparkin144 (10)
Date of Visit: February 2009 Unit:
On arrival we pulled in and checked in at the reception which is
the pro shop for the driving range on site. I was booked onto a
super pitch which had water and drainage and should have been an
aerial connection (which did not work) but I have an external
jockey wheel aerial so did not affect me.
(All superpitch TV aerial connections renewed
and tested 01/03/2010)
The water supply was great did
not freeze and the drainage, even though a little far from the
van, very good. The electric being 16amp was great and very
The toilets were very clean and
very well maintained there was hot water but cause of the
temperature outside could do with a little more heating in the
winter months with them being open all year.
There is not a lot near the site
so you have to use your car or get a taxi which cost £15 into
York for a 7 seater, so not bad shared between a group of you.
The only bad point about the site is there are a few seasonal
caravans and at times we were made to feel uncomfortable by a
few of the residents, but to be expected lol
Overall site was good but not enough around it for me, although
if you are a golfer you would love this site.
Reviewer: Scuba69 (2)
Date of Visit: November 2008 Unit:
Just returned from this excellent site. Booked a super pitch
which was great, The water supply did not freeze, despite the
temperature dropping to well below zero during the night.
The toilet/showers were very clean throughout the weekend.
Pitches were laid out very well each having plenty of space even
though the site was almost full.
This site offers everything you could wish for, can't wait to
Reviewer: Marting1717 (1)
Date of Visit: March 2008 Unit:
This was our first visit, and will not be the last. Efficient
and friendly reception. Excellent large pitch. Toilets/showers
Our little boy loved the golf range. They have clubs they will
An ideal site for visiting York.
Reviewer: Taviour (13)
Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:
This was our second visit to this site and once again we were
not disappointed. There have been a few changes since our first
visit in 2005 but none seem to have detracted from the pleasure
of our stay.
There are no longer wardens camping on site – however there
always seemed to be staff out and about if there are any
The bar has now closed. We enquired about this and were told
that it was found to be not used by the site and therefore not
viable. There is a beautiful sitting area with TV and magazines
in the main reception / golf shop now and food is available
throughout the day at the café.
Our pitch was in the main field this time, and it was MASSIVE
and benefited from being in the corner allowing excellent views
across the site for people watching.
The facilities are spotlessly clean and there are notices up
advising users that the water temperature can be adjusted if too
hot or too cold. We didn't have to as they were fine for us,
even on a cold April weekend.
We discovered the Park and Ride at Monks Cross this stay (less
than 5 minutes drive from the site) It’s an excellent way of
getting into York saving the stress of driving into York and
finding a parking space. The £2.00 each return ‘bus fare’ works
out much cheaper than car parks. (Under 16’s travel free.) Monks
Cross Retail Park itself has a 24 hour Asda and Sainsburys and a
host of other shops, including a dispensing Boots (open until
midnight) and a Blacks.
Although we didn’t use the golf facilities this time, it is an
excellent place to stay if you enjoy golf or even if you are a
complete novice like myself.
We will definitely return to this site again.
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