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The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park

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oaks 2020

General

  • Peaceful fishing site with 10 match and pleasure lakes
  • Leading coarse fishery with over 400 pegs and national competition
  • North York Moors and Harrogate within a half-hour drive

Game, set and… match.

If you're a serious angling aficionado, The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park at Sessay in North Yorkshire is just the ticket: it's adjacent to a whopping 10 match and pleasure lakes making up one of the best-known coarse fisheries in the north.

Fish to cast off for at The Oaks Lake include carp, tench, bream, roach, rudd, gudgeon, perch, barbel, ide, crucian, carb, golden tench and golden orfe – and the park also has a specimen fishing lake with grass carp to 25lbs, ghost carp to 26lbs and common mirrors to 28lbs. Site guests can buy reduced fishing day tickets at the side of the lake on the day they're angling to get started.

The Oaks doesn't have fishing equipment for hire, but if you want to add to your kit, a fully-stocked on site tackle shop is there to cater to your needs – next door to a café serving hot and cold food.

And if you're not a serious angling aficionado (either a beginner or a non-fishing type)? There's plenty here for you too: the site is in pole position for all sorts of off-site exploring, as it has easy access to the A1 and A19 and is handily placed for the gorgeous North York Moors, lots of country estates and the north's main towns and cities including York, Leeds and Harrogate.

Pitches are set in a four-acre field with easy access to the fishing lakes. A toilet block with separate ladies', gents' and disabled-friendly facilities is next to the field, along with a screened chemical disposal point; the site also has a free hot shower.

Finally, as it's a peaceful park set up for fishing, The Oaks doesn't allow rowdy guests and accepts adults only.

Please note

Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 80 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site, clean, very peaceful and relaxing, the toilets and …05/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent site, clean, very peaceful and relaxing, the toilets and shower blocks were modern and close to every pitch.
    Not into fishing, but the lakes were lovely to walk around. Will definitely book again next year.

    Disliked: 

    The lights in the toilets must be movement activated so go out while you in there at night, have to wave your hands like a loony lol to get them back on.

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Location, facilities07/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMargaret F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities

    Disliked: 

    Staff attitude, presence of dogs on a no dogs site, promised refund which didn’t materialise.

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments, We did do a small trial of quiet dogs onsite for September 2020 a total of 5 dogs visited the whole month for short stays. There was 1 small dog on the whole site for your first night stay 3 pitches away, you were told that they were leaving that day and no other dogs would be onsite for the remainder of your stay.
We were extremely sorry you were not notified of this and reassured you that there were no dogs onsite for the remainder of the week, however we are sorry that you choose to leave.
We will make sure that all customers are notified if we do accept quiet dogs in 2021.

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Very relaxing environment29/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very relaxing environment

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Would highly recommend Friendly staff will certainly visit again.28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJill C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site a delight the layout is perfect plenty of space all spaces well maintained. The shower room is spotless and social distancing well implemented. Lovely cafe on site worth a visit. Excellent fishing facilities.

    Disliked: 

    No WiFi

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Overall lovely stay, gorgeous camp site with great pitches!!27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNathan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great pitch, love having hard standing and grass pitch together! Peaceful remote location! Facilities all very clean, tidy and spacious. Owner was friendly and very easy to check in on arrival! We loved the little touch of pitch allocation with our name written on the little chalk board was very sweet!!

    Disliked: 

    The shower is a push button system and went from warm to cold quite frequently.
    No where on site to dispose of any rubbish / recycling

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Great pitches, excellent facilities, regular cleaning and inspections25/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstephen p.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities, regularly cleaned and inspected. Nice and quiet site. Close to Thirsk and York, even Scarborough easy to get to. On site cafe good for breakfast and snacks. Fishing was excellent, with plenty of lakes to choose. Will be going again.

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Great little site, ideal for our rest from long journey from Scotland24/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peace & quiet

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Beautiful location, lovely and quiet. Campers heaven!24/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We absolutely love this site. Favourite one in the North. The facilities are absolutely immaculate and covid safe. The owner is extremely helpful and contactable if you need anything. The Lakes are wonderfully maintained. And being adults only, it’s so quiet and peaceful!

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    We didn’t dislike anything. Can’t fault it

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The perfect place to tour or sit and relax22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEric J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Tranquil setting and spacious pitches

    Disliked: 

    Poor wattage on the electricity

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Excellent site, facilities cleaned regularly and site well organised21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely, small site with great facilities. Good location and fishing lakes were fabulous.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Sessay, Thirsk, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 3BJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.1789°N 1.3059°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
Ripon Bus Station — 9.2 miles
Knaresborough Bus Station — 13.5 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Northallerton Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Cattal Rail Station — 12.6 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 28.2 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 28.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 23.5 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 25.8 miles

Directions


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

Even if you're not one of the fisherfolk, you'll find lots to do all year round from The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park, whether you want to stride off into the moors and surrounding countryside or go urban among local towns and cities.

The walks, bike rides and tours of the North York Moors National Park a short distance away are rather legendary, as is nearby Brontë country around Haworth, the Vale of York and York city with minster and Jorvik Viking Centre. Spa town Harrogate is a short drive away.

To the east, hit the superb Yorkshire coastline and famed seaside spots like Scarborough, Filey and Whitby for family days out, wildlife watching and getting close to the Dracula legend at Whitby's clifftop abbey.

An abundance of stately homes, castles, abbeys and historic houses is also in the area, such as Castle Howard, Helmsley Castle, Beningbrough Hall, Newby Hall, Duncombe Park and the abbeys of Byland, Rievaulx and Fountains. All are within 30 minutes' drive of Sessay.

Must see

  • Rievaulx Abbey (9.4 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (9.6 miles)
  • Duncombe Park (10.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Rievaulx Terrace (9.6 miles)
  • Beningbrough Hall and Gardens (11.6 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
JCB
Maestro
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park? Even if you're not one of the fisherfolk, you'll find lots to do all year round from The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park, whether you want to stride off into the moors and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park? From £16.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

The essence of this park is that of peace and tranquillity so if you are wanting to stay up late partying this is not the site for you.

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