Bridge House Campsite

From £22 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.8 77 reviews
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  • Peaceful back-to-basics site opposite a pub in a quiet hamlet
  • Close to several walking routes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • 400 year old food pub opposite the site
Pizza, dales and cask ale... what a winning combo. Get stuck into the lot from peaceful and rural Bridge House Campsite in the Yorkshire Dales National Park: this lovely little place has its own pizzeria and is a few minutes' potter from the local pub and a fine menu of fine cask ales (and pub grub too, should you crave yet more after your pizza). You may then care to burn some of that off. Sorted, as the site is in a popular place for Yorkshire Dales hikes, with several trails (including the Dales Way) accessible from local village Starbotton, and enough more nearby to burn off even a daily pizza and cask ale habit... Around the region, Skipton is half an hour's drive south and Harrogate within an hour to the north east. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 45 minutes away. But back to that pizza. Bridge House is set around a 19th-century farmhouse, owned by generations of the same family since 1883; the most recent lot have – how sensible – turned the house's dining room has been turned into a pizzeria where pizzas, desserts and soft drinks are available to have in or take away on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. And the pub? It's the Fox and Hounds, a 400 year old inn conveniently set almost opposite the site. Pitches at Bridge House are on grass and for tents, and amenities include a water tap, a flushing toilet and a portable shower in a shaded corner next to the camping field. The site is behind the pizzeria: look for the Cecilia's Pizzeria sign.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 6
Open now
Please note
  • Bookings must not be for more than 5 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Languages spoken

English

Russian

Open from Fri, 5 Apr to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Amazing, couldn't fault it, topped off with 1 of the best pizzas ever

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Tim D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Lodge (adults only)

Liked: This is an amazing find. Stayed in the old brick lodge. Loads of character, comfy double bed, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, wood burner, and excellent clean ensuite. And you have to try one of Cecilias pizzas. Honestly one of the best Ive had, and Ive had some good ones in Italy. Lovely pub 50 metres up the road. As a professional house / pet sitter I get the opportunity to stay in a lot of campsites / airbnb etc places in between assignments, and for the price this is one of the best Ive ever stayed in. Cecilia, I will be back for a delicious pizza if Im ever in the area and need a place to stay again.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent location, cracking pizzeria on site, great pub nearby

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Paul W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Location, size of campsite, pub nearby

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely rural retreat

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Steve J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Small quiet campsite with good clean facilities and great views. Slept so well, all you could hear was the babbling brook and the bleating of sheep, a true break from the sounds of a city.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

A brilliant cottage, Setting is wonderful. Village is quiet.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Michele R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Lodge (adults only)

Liked: The whole cottage was very cosy. There was a kettle, fridge, cups, plates and bowls, cutlery and a toaster. Shower was extremely hot and powerful. Setting was lovely and so was the host. Free bundle of wood for log burner and more to purchase if needed. Pizzas from Cecelia exceptional.

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Lovely, quiet campsite with gorgeous views and nearby walks

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Sara W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: This was our second time camping at Bridge House. Since our first visit, they've added a nice new toilet/shower building and outdoor sink for washing up. There is also now a small refrigerator to share with other campers, which was useful. We got pizzas from Cecilia's Pizzeria on our first night (very tasty!). The best things about the campsite, in our opinion, are that it is small and quiet, with only six pitches, and that it has some really lovely views and great walks that can be started right from the site.

Disliked: Bring bug spray - the site is alongside a stream and close to the River Wharfe, so it can get a bit buggy in the evenings. The upside to this is that you will likely see swifts and swallows swooping around, hoovering up flying insects!

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Perfect stay. Lovely field with views and walks. Set behind owners property.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lisa B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Perfect stay. Lovely field with views and walks. Set behind owners property. Great home made pizza. Hot, clean shower.

Recommend to friends Visit again

The lovely welcome. Immaculate site. There was plenty of space, clean facilities.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The lovely welcome. Immaculate site. There was plenty of space, clean facilities. The area was scenic and peaceful. Thank you for a fabulous few days.

Disliked: Nothing

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Great little place in the dales

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Rob B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Lodge (adults only)

Liked: Location for the Dales and opposite an inn for good food Rustic comfortable lodge in interesting grounds.

Disliked: Nothing

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Quiet and peaceful location, friendly owner and nice basic facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Laura L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Cecilia is lovely, very approachable, and makes gorgeous pizza. Can't fault anything from this campsite, despite the grotty weather. Food at the local pub was excellent, and both other local villages also lovely.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

instructions to enter the site were great, plenty of space to pitch…

Overall 10/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: instructions to enter the site were great, plenty of space to pitch and toilets/shower very clean.

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

Bridge House Campsite

Starbotton

Skipton

North Yorkshire

England

BD23 5HY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.16945°N
-2.07463°W

Nearest transport

Coach
14.7 mi Bus Station Stand 8
21.9 mi Bus Station
22 mi Bus Station
Rail
9.3 mi Horton-in-Ribblesdale Rail Station
11 mi Settle Rail Station
11.9 mi Ribblehead Rail Station
Airport
26.8 mi Leeds Bradford International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Local village Starbotton is a popular startoff point for Yorkshire Dales and Wharfdale hikes, as it's near the Dales Way, running for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. Energetic types could also tackle Buckden Pike (10 minutes' drive), a heady fell hike leading to the top of Wharfedale; the only higher peak in the area is Great Whernside (15 minutes), a paltry two metres taller. There's loads more to see and do in the area by car, such as Kilnsey Park, (15 minutes), a farm park with fishing and kids' activities), or a look at the history and industry of the area at the Dales Countryside Museum (35 minutes) or grand old Bolton Abbey, 40 minutes away. If you're craving yet more Yorkshire cuisine, cheesy treats at Wensleydale Creamery are within 35 minutes' drive. Further afield, have a peaceful ride on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, the spectacular 73-mile journey from Settle (50 minutes) to Carlisle via the Yorkshire Dales,  the North Pennines and the mighty Ribblehead Viaduct; this one is a bit of a must.

Must see

Jervaulx Abbey 15.2 mi

Fountains Abbey 20.4 mi

Richmond Castle 21 mi

Easby Abbey (EH) 21.5 mi

East Riddlesden Hall (NT) 21.8 mi

National Trust

Malham Tarn Estate 6.2 mi

Braithwaite Hall 12.6 mi

Brimham Rocks 16.9 mi

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 20.4 mi

East Riddlesden Hall 21.9 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Buckden - Starbotton - Moortop - Buckden 1.7 mi

Buckden Rake 1.7 mi

Kettlewell - Buckden Pike - Buckden - Kettlewell 1.9 mi

Kettlewell - Starbotton - Great Whernside 1.9 mi

Kettlewell and Starbotton 1.9 mi

Local events

  • Great Yorkshire Show (Tuesday 9 July 2024 – Tuesday 9 July 2024)

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire 26.6 mi

  • Harrogate Spring Flower Show (Thursday 25 April 2024 – Thursday 25 April 2024)

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire 26.6 mi

  • Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (Friday 13 September 2024 – Friday 13 September 2024)

    Ripon, North Yorkshire 27.1 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in North Yorkshire?

  • Does Bridge House Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bridge House Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bridge House Campsite? Local village Starbotton is a popular startoff point for Yorkshire Dales and Wharfdale hikes, as it's near the Dales Way, running for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bridge House Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bridge House Campsite? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.