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General

  • Purpose-built, family-run site in Herriot country
  • Amenities in a luxury block with underfloor heating
  • Well-placed for Yorkshire attractions but peaceful and quiet

What a popular place in a lovely location this is. Hillside Caravan Park is a purpose-built, family-run site that guests return to over and over, for the helpful family welcome, the sparklingly clean amenities, and the closeness to the Yorkshire countryside, the East Yorkshire coast, old market towns, the city of York and the walks of Herriot country.

Those excellent amenities at Hillside are housed in a luxury block with underfloor heating; the site also has a large play area for children, a food shop, a washing-up area and wifi.

And although it's well placed to get to all the above Yorkshire attractions, Hillside is a peaceful park where at night all you'll hear is the occasional squeak of a bat and all you'll see outside is the stars way way above: there are reasons why this park is so popular...

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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9.5

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent site with great facilities, very pretty with lots of space. 26/06/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely big, fully serviced pitches, even to the extent of having a chemical disposal point on the pitch! Nice and flat for the kids to ride their bikes, great walks for the dog, lovely play area. Clean and warm shower blcok (under-floor heating) with decent showers. Nice helpful owners. The children loved spotting rabbits and tiny little frogs around the pond area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Would definitely recommend. Price was very reasonable. 21/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah C. Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were very friendly and it's a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend or little family holiday.
    Facilities were excellent in the Pods.

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above all this site is exellent 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul G. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We have stayed several times and know this site and staff very well.

    Disliked: 

    one customer who cannot talk appropriately to other site customers regarding dogs this person was very rude and drunk and this spoilt our stay.

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can't wait to come back 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom claire s. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    lovely and clean. level and large pitches .
    open area safe area for young children to play.
    wet rooms clean and new well built.
    beautiful surroundings
    staff friendly (pat very nice lady )

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Can't wait to come back 18/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site & facilities well maintained & well looked after by all the staff, the pitch was perfect 👍

    Disliked: 

    Couldn't fault it

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Friendly staff 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracey H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Spotless facility. Peace and quiet despite being almost full - absolutely silent.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Loked everythjng had a brilliant time 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelsey S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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    Loked everythjng had a brilliant time

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Lovely location, quiet, excellent facilities, well worth a visit. 03/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen b. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Easy access from A168/A19. On the Western edge of the North Yorkshire Moors as seen from site. Flat gravel pitches, not too close to each other, fully serviced, excellent shower and Toilet facilities. Good well maintained areas around the edge of the site for dog walking (albeit only on leads). Helpful hosts, some basic shopping supplies available at reception. Nice quiet base to rest and explore local area as required. About 2 mile walk East on quiet B road to access bridle trail on to NYM and local forests (Boltby Forest), so if you are a walker or bike rider reasonably close, and just beyond is the Cleveland Way, but this is about 5/6 miles away with some reasonable steep tracks at the edge of the hills, so be ready for a climb.

    Disliked: 

    We have two young Border Collies and wanted to walk for several hours from the site every day, so in the end it was not so good for us as there was not much choice, but this is no fault of the site, just a comment for other potential users who may want to do the same (but this is a general problem with most sites). For the less ambitious it should not be a problem. As with most of the UK these days, there are Ticks in the local forests, so make sure your dogs have been treated in advance. No Ticks on the site or local to it as far as we saw. Again no reflection on the excellent site, just need to know for dog walkers.

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Excellent site, friendly helpful staff, pods good for older kids 02/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We liked the layout of the site, lots of space for the kids to run around. Good view of the play area and beautiful scenery. Camp Hill Estate Bedale is a fantastic day out for all kids.

    Disliked: 

    Early check out but staff we're understanding when we went a little over time.

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Excellent secluded Caravan park deep within the country side. Peaceful ... 29/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michael_w224055 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent secluded Caravan park deep within the country side. Peaceful relaxing very clean and tidy facilities on the site. Brilliant walking areas and plenty open space between each Caravan plot. Free wifi in reception area 10/15 mins drive into Thirsk (24 hour Tesco) Staff very helpful. Very secure site

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Canvas Farm, Knayton Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 4BR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2954°N 1.3046°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Ripon Bus Station — 14.1 miles
Catterick Coach Stop — 14.3 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Northallerton Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Yarm Rail Station — 13.9 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 20.2 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 20.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 15.8 miles

Directions


From the south:
Turn left off the A19 dual carriageway signposted Knayton. In ¼ mile, turn right (crossing bridge over A19) through village. The site is on the left in approximately 1½ miles.

From the north:
Turn left off the A19 dual carriageway signposted Knayton. Turn right and proceed through village. The site is on the left in approximately 1½ miles.

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

As is always the case in Yorkshire, piles of attractions and activities are all around for all ages and tastes.

Hillside Caravan Park is in the land made famous by country vet James Herriot, and the World of James Herriot is in his former home and surgery in the nearby town of Thirsk. Also in Thirsk, you could canter towards Thirsk Racecourse, along the Thirsk Furniture Trail or around the Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club. More golf is at Romanby Golf and Country Club a short distance away.

Historyheads have Fountains Abbey, Mount Grace Priory, Newby Hall, the buildings of York and piles of other North Yorkshire piles to investigate, along with the county's many museums such as the National Rail Museum in York.

For the kids, Monk Park Farm, Flamingo Land and the amusement park Lightwater Valley should amuse them no end and they'll probably also like a day at Thirsk's Boltby Pony Trekking. Older kids and teens might also go for aiming at some clay target shooting at Thimble Shooting Ground.

Must see

  • Rievaulx Abbey (8.0 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (8.2 miles)
  • Duncombe Park (10.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Mount Grace Priory (5.8 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace (8.2 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 7pm (8pm on Fridays). Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Hillside Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Unfortunately if you need to cancel your booking within 14 days of arrival day, the campsite is unable to offer you a refund. However, if enough notice is given, the campsite will endeavour to move your booking to another date (subject to availability).

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Hillside Caravan Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Departure is before 12 noon. Late departures may be possible subject to other arrivals and must be agreed in advance with the management on site.

All motorhomes, caravans and trailer tents brought to site must have adequate liability insurance.

The security barrier can be accessed using your gate card. This should not be used to let any other vehicles onto the site other than your main car.

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