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Venus Campsite

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General

  • Spacious and peaceful eco-friendly site with scenic countryside views
  • A 10-minute drive from Ripon and 40 minutes from York
  • A 20-minute drive to Lightwater Valley; Europe's longest rollercoaster

Travelling up hills, down dales and across moors? Settle in for hols and pitstops at Venus Campsite, a family-friendly site less than five minutes’ drive from the A1 and 10 minutes from the North Yorkshire city of Ripon.

Whether sticking around for lengthy stays or taking an overnight pause on travels north or south, this is a top spot to pitch up at. Handily placed between the Yorkshire Dales (35 minutes) and North York Moors (20 minutes) national parks, the site’s a good pick for ramblers, bikers, hikers and riders, and urbanites will be well-placed too with Ripon and York (40 minutes) within easy reach.

The site’s eco credentials should appeal to environmental warriors and worriers too: it’s a recognised eco-friendly site, with plenty of green space to roam about in for guests (and pooch), recycling facilities for sorting the detritus of getaways, and energy coming from renewables.

Feeling hungry or thirsty? A handful of country pubs serve food within about 10 minutes' drive, lots more options can be tried in Thirsk (15 minutes away) and Ripon, and glasses can be raised at the Black Sheep Brewery within 20 minutes. For self-catered stays, there’s a small grocery store five minutes away, and bigger supermarkets in Thirsk.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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).

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 126 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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Facilities were kept immaculate at all times09/25/2020

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

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

    Owners were lovely and very helpful

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Its the second time we have stayed at this site. …09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Its the second time we have stayed at this site. Its a brilliant location, welcomed by the owners. Brilliant communication before hand making sure our tents where next to each other. We look forward to staying there again.

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It's a great site and I would definitely go again09/22/2020

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large flat pitch site, picnic table, provided. Toilets very clean. Easy to find just off the A1. Lovely area. Site owner very friendly and helpful. It's an adult only site and was very quiet on a night. A bit of traffic noise but site is very convenient to get to and this is what we were looking for.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Great facilities, friendly owner and very quiet despite being short …09/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSiobhan K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great facilities, friendly owner and very quiet despite being short distance to A1M

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Easy access from A1 some background traffic noise, spacious and clean09/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Space
    Individual loos /showers
    Level pitch

    Disliked: 

    No loo rolls
    Light didn't work in loo

From the manager...

Hi Ann
Thanks for your positive comments, re your negative comments in case you do not know we are on the middle of a Covid pandemic and we thought it to be sensible regarding cross infection not to supply toilet paper.
Never the less you were on a fully serviced pitch with your own facilities, did you forget to pack toilet roll !!!
Re the light, unfortunately light bulbs do blow !
Regards the management

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Good clean facilities. Friendly greeting09/17/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good grass pitch. All well maintained clear Covid precautipns

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Lovely friendly site, Well organised and clean facilities. Level and v09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly, organised, very clean, well located near A1. Extremely large and level pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Slight road noise during the night

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Very clean site excellently organised and good value for money09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy site was very well organised

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Great Site close to the A1, Very helpful.09/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid V.Confirmed

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

    Very Friendly lady showed us to our pitch. Which was an almost level grass .
    Horses ! Hens !! Bunny Rabbits !!!!
    Nice rocking bench swing !!!!
    Just a nice vibe to the place.

    Disliked: 

    NO Pub in the village !!!! Not really the campsites fault.

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Friendly staff, and exceptionally clean toilets and showers09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly staff, and exceptionally clean toilets and showers

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

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

D. of E. 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

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Geodesic domes

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Baldersby, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 4PS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1994°N 1.4604°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 5.0 miles
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Knaresborough Bus Station — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Northallerton Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Knaresborough Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 28.2 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 28.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 21.6 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 24.3 miles

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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

History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, with Newby Hall and Ripley Castle within 25 minutes, Beningbrough Hall and Garden 35 minutes from base, and the spectacular (and famed) Castle Howard within 50 minutes.

If history is preferred with an urban slant, head first to Thirsk (15 minutes) to explore the James Herriot museum, then travel on to Ripon’s cathedral and museums (10 minutes), Knaresborough’s castle and scenic viaduct (20 minutes), York’s minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and Shambles (40 minutes), and Durham’s castle, cathedral and museums (55 minutes).

Open-air time is highly recommended nearby too. Explores around the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks are, of course, a must, but not at the expense of visiting the Howardian Hills (25 minutes), the balancing Brimham Rocks (30 minutes), or the stunning gardens at Studley Royal (20 minutes) and Harlow Carr (35 minutes).

Adrenaline seekers, meanwhile, should make immediate tracks to Lightwater Valley, 20 minutes away, where in addition to pedaloes, toboggans and traditional fairground rides, Europe’s longest rollercoaster – the Ultimate – awaits. If that’s got juices pumping for more, it takes an hour to get to Flamingo Land to zip along rides in the theme park or meet animals at the zoo.

Must see

  • Fountains Abbey (7.4 miles)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (12.1 miles)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (7.4 miles)
  • Brimham Rocks (12.3 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Venus Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Venus Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Venus Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Venus Campsite? History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Venus Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Venus Campsite? From €19.66 (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.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

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

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Admission
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
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.

General
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
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
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).

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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