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- Back-to-basics rural site in the stunningly scenic Yorkshire Dales
- A 15-minute drive from Hawes and the Wensleydale Creamery
- Dog-friendly spot with firepits, clean toilets and hot showers
Those who believe back-to-basics doesn’t have to mean entirely no frills will feel vindicated at Stablefell Holidays, a family-friendly site 15 minutes’ drive from the Yorkshire town of Hawes that marries basic stays with the comfort of cosy facilities.
Deep in Yorkshire Dales National Park, this scenic spot is a fab background for nature-filled stays – it's a wildlife haven, about a mile from Lake Semerwater and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve. The former will keep guests busy with watersports (canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing) while the latter will have guests looking to the skies in the hopes of spotting oystercatchers, snipe and whooper swans.
The site is dog-friendly too (as long as canine chums are kept on-lead), so it’s a good thing that there’s a wealth of lengthy wanders and hikes starting from base, including setting off across fields to the lake, following the River Bain as far as Bainbridge village, and wandering the valleys of Raydale and Wensleydale.
If more of a laidback hol is called for, that’s handily sorted too: the site is car free – wheelbarrows are available for bringing kit and caboodle from car park to pitch – so peace is not easily disturbed. You'll also be free from the sound of pinging gadgets too, as there's no wifi or mobile phone reception at this site (a bonus for many folk seeking a break from the constant communication of modern life…)
Each pitch comes equipped with a firepit for cosy evenings next to an open fire, and the clean facilities and hot showers will ensure guests feel fresh at all times.
Open from 12/04/2021 to 30/11/2021
Open from 08/04/2022 to 08/10/2022
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
All tents must be moved to a different pitch after four days in use to preserve the grass.
Please note that to prevent boiler damage, the shower block will not be operational in weather conditions of 2C or below.
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Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 6.0m width x 6.0m depth (19.7ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Location. Well set out and roomy pitches.
Stunning Location Facilities were excellent Friendly Owners Amazing atmosphere and …
Showers and toilets were very nice indeed
Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches
Peaceful, beautiful and perfect for star gazing
Beautiful location, great facilities, firepits, wildlife
Overall a great stay for us with lots of safe space for the kids.👍🏻
From the manager...
Thankyou so much for the great review we are thrilled you enjoyed everything we have to offer
Car parking, yeah each pitch does have 1 vehicle included in this and it is listed that any additional vehicles have a £10 surcharge per day. Parking is limited on site and we try to discourage extra vehicles where possible in the village and for the environment .
We hope to welcome you back.
Marc and Jo
Best site ever!!, amazing views and facilities
From the manager...
Thankyou so much for the great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon
Marc and jo
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Bus Station Stand 8
— 22.2 miles
22.2 miles High Green — 22.3 miles
22.3 miles The Angel — 22.3 miles
- Train stations
Garsdale Rail Station
— 7.9 miles
7.9 miles Dent Rail Station — 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Ribblehead Rail Station — 9.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal
— 31.9 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 33.4 miles
Please access the site via the woodland camping track (hrough the gate which opens towards the campsite, downhill past the tree).
Start stays with explores of nearby Hawes, a small town 15 minutes’ drive from the site. This is among Yorkshire’s most well-known spots, home not only to the Dales Countryside Museum, but the Wensleydale Creamery as well, where visitors can take part in tours and demonstrations, and catch up on the exploits of the man-and-dog duo that made Wensleydale cheese so famous. Not much into cheese? Sample other flavours at the town’s Raydale Preserves.
For a taste of history, there’s no need to travel all that far either. The site’s just 30 minutes from the 14th-century Bolton Castle and its bird of prey displays, archery demonstrations, wild boar feeding, and castle and garden tours. Slightly further afield are the follies of the Forbidden Corner, the remains of Middleham Castle (Richard III’s childhood home), and the ruined Jervaulx Abbey, all within 40 minutes of base.
To experience the Dales’ natural landscape, spend some time outdoors with pilgrimages to Aysgarth Falls (20 minutes), or dive below the surface at White Scar Cave (40 minutes) – the UK’s longest show cave – and Ingleborough Cave (55 minutes).
Prefer to spend some time away from the countryside instead? It’s 50 minutes from base to the large market town of Richmond and explores of its museums, castle, falls and art gallery.
- Jervaulx Abbey (16.7 miles)
- Richmond Castle (19.0 miles)
- Easby Abbey (EH) (19.4 miles)
- Malham Tarn Estate (11.7 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (13.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12:30 p.m. –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Stablefell Holidays cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Stablefell Holidays will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Stablefell Holidays have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Stablefell Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Stablefell Holidays? Start stays with explores of nearby Hawes, a small town 15 minutes’ drive from the site. This is among Yorkshire’s most well-known spots, home not only to the Dales Countryside Museum, but … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Stablefell Holidays?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Stablefell Holidays? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability