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Booking Type
Arrival Date
19 August 2019
Duration
Flexibility
Adults (18+)
Children
Pets

Howgill Lodge Caravan And Camping Park

Skipton, North Yorkshire


156 Reviews

Park Description

Howgill Lodge is a small select park with magnificent views and modern facilities. The park is terraced to give privacy and uninterrupted views of the Yorkshire countryside.

The park is owned and managed by the Foster family for many years , it offers self catering accommodation in luxury holiday homes, bed and breakfast accommodation in a converted 17th Century barn and a touring caravan park and camp site with plenty of wonderful scenery, country houses, castles and market towns to visit and enjoy.

Howgill Lodge care about our environment, and are constantly looking at ways to minimise our impact on it and to encourage wildlife. They have bird boxes all around the park and have planted flowers and shrubs to encourage birds, butterflies and insects, they leave some areas of the park uncut on purpose to encourage the wildlife.

Opening Dates

April - October for Touring caravans and Tents

March - October for Bed and Breakfast and Holiday Home Hire

Booking Arrangements

Bed & Breakfast: A £30 deposit is required at the time of booking with balance due on departure.

Touring park: A £25 deposit for short stays is required to book a pitch, £45 deposit for Bank Holidays and stays of 4 nights or more.

Holiday Home Hire: A deposit of one third of the cost is required.

156 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.

4.6 / 5 overall rating based on 156 Reviews in last 12 months

99% would recommend this site

99% would stay here again

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15/08/2019

"Holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

Great despite the weather Lovely clean site as always

14/08/2019

"Splendid"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

Amazing stay , beautiful site . Would definitely return.

12/08/2019

"Lovely camp site"

Mrs Hinkley - Stayed with partner, Jul 2019

We stayed here for 4 nights, not only is it set in a beautiful area, it is a clean, friendly well kept site and close to Skipton and places of interest. Lovely break we can’t wait until we can go again.

12/08/2019

"An immaculate park in a beautiful setting!"

Mrs S Stanley - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

How Gill is peaceful, tranquil with pitches that maximise privacy. The facilities are immaculate and the staff friendly and helpful

10/08/2019

"Great place for bellringers group"

Mr C Moon - Stayed with friends, Jul 2019

We needed a campsite base for a week of bellringing in the area (including Burnsall, Kirkby Malham, Skipton, Addingham, etc). The site at Howgill Lodge suited us very well because it had great scenery, wasn't too big or too busy, was reasonably accessible to the A59 to... We needed a campsite base for a week of bellringing in the area (including Burnsall, Kirkby Malham, Skipton, Addingham, etc). The site at Howgill Lodge suited us very well because it had great scenery, wasn't too big or too busy, was reasonably accessible to the A59 to travel further afield, was good for walking, good for dogs, had excellent showers and clean toilets, and the pitches furthest from the entrance didn't have any lights left on at night. It was a quiet and peaceful site that felt very secure. The two freezers for freezing freezer blocks were accessible at all times and were very useful. We saw quite a few other sites in the area and were sure we had chosen the best one for us!

08/08/2019

"Weekend away with family"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

Another lovely stay at Howgill. Went with son and his fiance, they camped! Peaceful surroundings with lots of walks on doorstep. Very clean and friendly owners!

08/08/2019

"Lovely site in wonderful position."

Mr R Sheard - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

Very clean site in a lovely position at the foot of Simon's Seat. The nearest pub is about one mile away and it is worth walking there on the path beside the River Wharfe. If you don't like the dawn chorus and the sound of sheep, then this site is not for you. If... Very clean site in a lovely position at the foot of Simon's Seat. The nearest pub is about one mile away and it is worth walking there on the path beside the River Wharfe. If you don't like the dawn chorus and the sound of sheep, then this site is not for you. If however, you love the sounds of nature and the sheer beauty of the Dales, then this is the place to stay.

07/08/2019

"Great views, sloping site."

Ms K McCleave - Stayed with friends, Jul 2019

Spent a week at Howgill Lodge with my husband and some friends. The site is sloping, and the camping pitches are near the bottom of the site, with camper vans and caravans near the top. The slope means that there are great views over the valley from the lower pitches.... Spent a week at Howgill Lodge with my husband and some friends. The site is sloping, and the camping pitches are near the bottom of the site, with camper vans and caravans near the top. The slope means that there are great views over the valley from the lower pitches. The various levels are divided by trees and large bushes, so upper levels may not have quite such good views, but they do a good job of dividing the site into smaller, cosier sections. Access to the site is down a narrow, pitted lane, which owners of large tourers may find tricky. On site, the track to the lower camping area is quite narrow, with little clearance for your average 4wd vehicle. Once there, access to the pitches is fairly good, as cars can be parked on most. There are 3 shower blocks, but only one has the hairdryers advertised on the site's website, and it's also the nicest of the three. Typically, it's also the one that's farthest away from the camping pitches as it's right at the top of the site. That makes it a long, uphill walk in your jimjams for your morning shower! The site laundry is also there, and there are books and games for campers to borrow, too. The other two shower/toilet blocks are in large wooden sheds and are nowhere near as nice as the main block. Brooms are supplied in all blocks for campers to sweep out showers after use; most did so. Two blocks have washing up sinks, and, again, the main block at the top of the site is the better equipped one. This has 4 sinks and although one is labelled for veg prep, it is also used for washing up. The block at the bottom of the site only has one wasing up sink (also only one shower). Many pitches, including those for tents, have 10a electric hook-ups available, which is great for people like me who aren't regular campers and like the luxury of a powered coolbox and travel kettle while we're away. All pitches have a picnic table, and bricks to stop barbecues scorching the grass, which is great. The grass is well-maintained and although nettles grow around and about, these were chopped down while we were there. The site is home to some free-range chickens, who roam about quite happily during the day, and a cat, who also roams about very happily. I don't do cats so didn't appreciate it sneaking under the flysheet to join me in the tent, but it didn't seem too upset when it was quickly shooed out. There is a small shop at the site reception where milk is available, as is a freezer if you use iceblocks. The site owners are friendly and helpful, and on arrival you are shown to your pitch and advised where the facilities are. The weather was very wet during the first part of our stay, but the grass pitches are well drained and didn't get soggy. There was only one part of the lower track that became muddy where it dips slightly and surface water collects. Clearly this isn't an issue for cars, but it's a bit inconvenient when you're on your way to/from the shower in your flip flops. The rest of the site road is metalled, so it won't be an issue for the other pitch areas. The site is in a lovely area and it's possible to walk from there up Simon's Seat, which we did, and to the village of Appletreewick, where there are two pubs. Both do good beer and food, but can get very busy. Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey are a short drive away, as is the Embsay Steam Railway and the market town of Skipton. I'd recommend the site as a good base for touring.

07/08/2019

"Super views"

Mr P Gott - Stayed with partner, Jul 2019

The location is great and the layout of the site makes the most of it. Tiered, flat pitches on a hillside is excellent for everyone to have a good view and the feel of being a small site even though it isn’t. Not over crowded unlike some we have stayed at. The area is... The location is great and the layout of the site makes the most of it. Tiered, flat pitches on a hillside is excellent for everyone to have a good view and the feel of being a small site even though it isn’t. Not over crowded unlike some we have stayed at. The area is gorgeous countryside with lovely walks along the river. Local villages have eating places and Grassington is excellent. Very pleasant and helpful staff who always look busy but have time to say hi. We will be back in the future.

06/08/2019

"B and B"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jul 2019

Very satisfactory and a great view

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