Review for Fletchers Farm Caravan and Camping Site, Great Ayton

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                          54.29.4017N : 1.7.14199W

Address:                                 Woodhouse Farm, Little Ayton, Great Ayton TS9 6HZ

Good for visiting:                  North Yorks Moors, Middlesborough, Whitby, North Yorks Steam Railway, Goathland (Aidensfield), Pickering, Helmsley, Roseberry Topping

Phone & e-mail:                     01642 723846 / 07709 711164

Website:                    http://www.fletchers-farm.co.uk/

Date Visited:                          September 2017

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Grass pitches.  Plenty big enough, but likely to get stuck if it rains!  We managed to pull ourselves out using the little car 🙂 (If we hadn’t been able to we would have been pulled out with 1 of the farm’s tractors).

Is there water on each pitch?            

No – 1 tap but easy for a hose to reach as it’s centrally located

What is the electric like?           

16A– no problems at all

Drainage?     

Just 1 in the motorhome service point – for emptying by bucket.

What’s the site access like?        

Access is along some narrow lanes after you leave Great Ayton (which can be very busy itself, considering it’s size).  Fletcher’s Farm is actually Woodhouse Farm (owned by the Fletcher’s..).  It is on a dead end lane and the campsite is beyond the farm and the coffee shop.

What are the Sanitary facilities like?     

Toilets:                             Separate ladies and gents – 2 cubicles in each, plus a disabled loo.  Facilities are shared with the coffee shop which opens Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30am until about 5pm

Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful

Showers:                          2 separate showers; large space – 1 of these though is limited as it is also used as a baby-change facility so has more furniture in it.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Dish washing area.

Coffee Shop (nice breakfast – very popular)

Farm shop, pottery and farm pets (a couple of pigs, sheep, goats, ducks and an independent turkey 🙂 )

£20 per night including electric.

What’s the area like?            

Lovely.  Lots of walking and lots of walkers passing the site, heading either up to Captain Cook’s monument or to Great Ayton Station

Great Ayton is lovely itself, as is Stokesley a little further away.  The coast isn’t far – you can visit Whitby, Runswick, Staithes, Saltburn on Sea and Redcar.

We also visited Helmsley, Goathland and Middlesborough (to cross the Tees on the transporter bridge)

 

We liked:-

The area

The facilities

The welcome

The walks

We didn’t like so much:-

The rain!  But that is not, of course, the campsite’s fault 🙂

1 little thing – the automatic lights in the ladies go off too soon, and can only be reactivated just inside the main door.  And it’s dark in there!  I started using the disabled toilet in the end 🙂

We hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We moved on to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland

 

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View up to Captain Cook’s monument from our pitch at Fletcher’s Farm

 

 

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View from Fletchers Farm

 

 

 

 

 

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