Review for Grantchester Camping and Caravan Club Site, nr York

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                          53.59.54455N : 1.8.11333W

Address:                                   Gary and Jacqui Crosby
Grantchester Caravan and Camping
Stripe Lane
York North Yorkshire YO30 1YJ

Good for visiting:                 (click to read my relevant post)                                               York,   Harrogate, Knaresborough (Mother Shipton’s Cave),  North York MoorsBeverley, Hull

Phone & e-mail:                     07472 694380 / 07863 164256


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?                

Hardstandings + grass area for tents.  Plenty big enough.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No – 2 taps; 1 on the side of the shower block, the other in the service area.  You’ll need long hoses for both 🙂

What is the electric like?           

10A– but quite weak – it blew a few times.


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

What’s the site access like?        

Access is good from the main road.   Once on the lane the site is on the left a short way down.  There is a nice wide entrance and the gate is set back so that you are able to pull out of the way.

What are the Sanitary facilities like?     

Toilets:                              3 unisex cubicles + a urinal tucked away out of sight.

Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful

Showers:                          2 separate showers; perfectly acceptable

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Hose provided for filling up water

Sockets provided in the shower block so tenters can charge phones/dry hair etc.

We paid £17.50 per night including electric.

What’s the area like?            

Just off a main road, but it isn’t intrusive.  There is a pub at the end of the lane, and another pub (where you can get 10% off) a couple of miles away.

The cycle path starts about 200m from the site entrance, and you can ride all the way into York from here.  Alternatively you could walk, or cycle, to the park and ride.

Obviously York is close by, but don’t neglect Harrogate and Knaresborough as they’re both well worth a visit.


We liked:-

The area

The facilities and how well the site was maintained

The walks

The access

We didn’t like so much:-

The grass was kept a little long, and when it was cut the cuttings aren’t collected.  Unfortunately this results in grass everywhere, including in the shower/toilet block.

The electricity shouldn’t be tripping

We hated:-


Moving On:

We moved on to the Yorkshire Dales