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Rated ★★★★★ over 132 reviews
Catgill never disappoints
We have been coming to this site for years, each year the site and staff add touches that make our visit extra special every time! Looking forward to our next visit already 😊
Absolutely fantastic few days....just what we needed!
Fab campsite with lovely facilities. Friendly helpful staff and everywhere is kept spotlessly clean. Lovely Hesketh park farm within 2 min walk my 2 boys loved it. Bolton Abbey 10min walk and Skipton about 15 mins by car. Can't wait to go back. Would highly recommend.
I honestly cannot recommend this camp site any more
I honestly cannot recommend this camp site any more than this, it's so clean and beautiful, The shower and toilet blocks are sparkling and great space too, huge full size toilets, large shower rooms with a push button shower that you just keep pressing (they were wey to hot for me or the children but we just like cooler showers) 5 hooks on the back of the doors for all you dry things then a shower tray on the wall for shampoo. There are plenty of sinks for the busy morning rush and tea time clean up. They have a fantastic kitchen room with a huge seating block in the middle, 2 fridges and a freezer to keep your items in and even labels to keep everything fresh, these were a godsend as it was roasting when we went. There are another block of portable toilets for a quick wee too on the way to the actual site, They have a tiny coffee and cake shop that sell hot breakfast cakes and cold breakfast bars and proper real coffee! It was open 7 till 9am, they also have a tiny shop in reception for essentials and neither shop nor coffee shop are expensive, we needed some tent pegs and they were £2! Huge coffee cups were only £2.50 and they have some tables and chairs to use if you eat there too, Perfect after a hot night in tents. The site it's self is amazing, car free unless your unloading or packing up so it's super safe for the kiddies to run around, there is a tiny stream that runs through the site but if you have very young children your going to be supervising them so all is good, dogs are not only allowed to camp with you but there free too! They do have to be on leads but there are walks in every direction. You can pick where you want to pick on standard pitches and your given certain ones if you want electric hookup, there are so many drinking taps too. I've never been to such a well run campsite with such lovely friendly helpful staff and such amazing facilities where we have felt safe and had so much fun.
Great stay in a glorious location
Fab camping stay. Spotless facilities, friendly staff and a great location to explore Bolton abbey! Would highly recommend! Booking for next year as soon as it opens
Not safe for young children
It's a beautiful location and the facilities were clean (although there are not many showers and toilets for such a large site so I imagine it could get very busy at peak times). The advertised shop was not running - due to Covid; it would have been helpful to have been told that in advance. However, my main concern is that the site is unsafe for younger children. We had three children aged 2-4 in our group and there were several safety issues which concerned us. First of all, the field in which we camped had a stream - as advertised - but there was a steep drop down to this with a very basic fence which the children wanted to sit on but could very easily fall through. Another steep drop was hidden behind some long grass, without any fencing or warning. Far from being a natural playground, it was actually quite hazardous and meant the children needed very close supervision; there are signs advising this, but we booked this site because it is advertised as being a safe environment for children. However, what concerned us most was when the owner came hurtling past the tents at 15mph (at least) on his quad bike - despite the 5mph speed limit. His attitude - when approached - was truly appalling: "It's my campsite I can do what I like!" Immediately after that exchange, I had to run to move my 2-year old granddaughter to safety as he sped away in her direction. It really spoiled our holiday and is a real shame, as other staff were very friendly and helpful. When the owner's response to a genuine safety concern is, "Go away and don't come back!" then I think the only option is to do exactly that. We won't be returning.
Brilliant stay, loved every minute
This was our first night away as a family of four! Had a brilliant time, fantastic views, accommodation was above our expectations and helpful friendly staff!
Lovely Location and good facilities
A Lovely location, with a short walk to Bolton Abbey which is beautiful. The toilets and showers were clean and spacious, and not far from the main campsite. The only downside for us was the right hand side of our tent! It wasn't that bad, but there was a reasonable slope, which made it a bit uneven for us.
Lovely campsite - very clean and gorgeous location
This is such a wonderful campsite. The location is stunning and facilities are very clean and well maintained. Bolton Abbey nearby is an amazing place to visit for a day out. the staff and friendly, welcoming and very hard working. Only downsides to the site were that the pitches were slightly too close together for our personal liking and there was no onsite shop. The coffee shop only operated 7am-9am and there are very long queues/wait times.
Highly rate this campsite!
Had a lovely short trip to catgill farm. The staff where very informative and helpful and the facilities where of a ver high standard. Spacious pitches and lovely views of the country side, just a stones throw away from Bolton abbey. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning in the future!
Lovely campsite with croissants!
Great views, good facilities, was nice to have coffee and croissants available! Only downside was it was very busy! Would prefer slightly fewer tents and people!
Great facilities and location.
The campsite is in a lovely setting with great views of the valley. The facilities were excellent. The shower/toilet block was one of the nicest we've seen and it was kept really clean throughout our 6 nights on site, the kitchen/wash up area was good and the addition of a kettle and microwave was a nice touch for those without EHU. The coffee shop had lush pastries and coffee and its opening hours of 7-9 were perfect. There was clear covid signage about where you needed to wear masks etc and the addition of the temporary toilet block was useful. Staff were welcoming and friendly but it was a case of finding your own pitch on the fields, unless you had EHU, on arrival. As groups are welcomed it was a little tricky at times as we saw up to 6 large tents pitched together in a circle with space in the centre for fire pits, which then meant that not everyone would be able to get their car close to their pitch when leaving at the end of their break. The 10.30pm quiet time was not observed so our young son found it difficult to get enough sleep. We'd wait until he is older and more able to cope with that before visiting again.
We have just returned from the best 4 days at Catgill Farm. The owners were so friendly and helpful. The facilities were really clean and well maintained. Our children had the best time paddling in the stream and spent hours on the rope swing and climbing trees. We were so tempted to see if we could stay an extra few nights! We have already booked our return for next month. A great family friendly campsite, with so much to do nearby.
Lovely campsite in an amazing location!
We had a wonderful weekend with friends at Catgill - lovely spacious campsite with amazing views, great facilities and brilliant location within walking distance of Bolton Abbey and Hesketh Farm - we will definitely be back!
A wonderful escape!
This was our first camping trip as a family of four and Catgill couldn’t have been a more perfect location with two toddlers. The views were breathtaking and and it was so peaceful. The shower and toilet facilities were spotless and being able to get a warm croissant and coffee for breakfast was a lovely unexpected treat. Hesketh Farm, Bolton Abbey and Burnsall being on the doorstep meant there was lots of fun to be had and the hiring of the fire pit, along with a bag of logs for £15 meant we could extend our days and make the most of all that wonderful fresh air. Many wonderful memories made and we cannot wait to come back!
Brilliant facilities. Campers do what they want.
We loved the site and the facilities only down side were other campers pitching there tents where and how they wanted. Which encroached our pitch took and age to sort the pitch out which left us in a smaller area.
Such a fantastic campsite !! Run by lovely people nothing is too much trouble for them. We’ve been a few times and had a wonderful stay every time!! The owners are making such a difference with all the new trees it’s so lovely to see. The zoo loos were amazing, it was like glamping with our very own amenities to use. The site is so beautiful with amazing views over the Dales, gorgeous walks in every direction and lovely food and a pint at the Devonshire Arms. Camping at Catgill farm is a must for peace and quiet and amazing views !!! Can’t wait to come back !
Excellent, quiet and clean.
Excellent clean, dog friendly site. Beautiful scenery and strictly quiet after 10:30pm. The private toilet and shower facilities were fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Would highly recommend. We lived falling to sleep to the sounds of the owls and waking up to the beautiful birdsong
Amazing camp site
From the minute we arrived till the minute we left it was perfect. Staff very friendly n helpful. ITV calendar news was filming so bonus and an excitement for the kids trying to become famous. A few covid restrictions but was a problem. The views and local area are 110% definitely will be going there again
My favourite camp site
A mile up hill from Bolton Abbey gives a wonderful commanding view with stunning scenery. The campsite
Wonderful birthday trip
From arrival to departure, the whole experience read amazing. Stayed in a glamping pod for my and my twins birthday. Lovely welcome by the team with all the information you need and offered to assist with anything should we need them. Log fuelled hot tub was fun to get going and warmed up quickly and stayed warm until the morning. The glamping pod is warm and cosy with everything you need. We brought our PlayStation which plugs into the smart TV also. Bolton abbey walking trials and tea rooms are just a 5 minute walk away which is a perfect location. Peaceful, picturesque and professional are the 3 P’s I’d use to sum this place up! Will be back in the summer and would highly recommend this place. Thanks Catgill team! X
Beautiful relaxing break
We stayed in a pod, which had everything you need for a short break. The setting of the campsites, and the pods in particular, is wonderful and service was top notch too. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and everything was set up and ready to use. The outside area including hot tub and pizza oven were amazing and easy enough to use thanks to the handy instructions provided. Our kids loved the bunk beds and the Halloween trail that had been set up for them. We thought being able to get fresh coffee in the morning was the icing on the cake! We will definitely be coming back.
Do not pitch here on an electric pitch if it has rained- totally waterlogged, churned up mud, lots of vehicles getting stuck and having to be towed out by the farmer. Mud mud mud everywhere- impossible to keep out of the van, all over the floor, rising up through the awning, clothes and everything else covered. Worms in the awning. The pitches NEED to be levelled and hard standing put down. We had to leave early as we couldn’t stand being up to our necks in mud anymore. Complete rip off for campers, lovely gravelled walkways etc up the top end for pods etc. Campers subsiding the farm’s investment in new pods. Disgrace.
Lovely site & team but not winter-friendly for campervans
This location is absolutely gorgeous and well situated for a lovely bar/restaurant, Bolton Abbey and a few really lovely tea rooms. The site itself has excellent and well-kept facilities like a pot-wash block, shower and toilet facilities, a nice reception and a morning coffee shop which serves coffee and croissants between set times. The water in the shower block could be a bit warmer, but it wasn't unbearably cold even in late October on a cold morning. The shared facilities were absolutely spotless and well kept throughout our stay. The coffee shop was nice, we just hadn't been told you had to pre-order croissants so bear that in mind if you're looking forwards to a flaky, buttery breakfast! When we arrived we'd booked an electrical pitch and were advised we'd been given a "luxury" pitch and directed onto the camping field. The person who checked us in warned the field is damp so there is a risk of getting stuck, and warned us to stay on the path. We stayed on the path, but when you get to near your pitch you have to come off the path to approach it - our pitch was at the top of a super steep hill and sure enough we got stuck in the mud trying to get onto it. Thankfully the team were super helpful and towed us out, onto our proper pitch which had an excellent view (I assume this is what is meant by luxury). We ended up leaving a day early just because the grounds were so wet and muddy. I can't fault the team at all they were super friendly and helpful, and in better weather this would have been an excellent stay.
We loved it such a beautiful place with helpful staff immaculately clean we will be back
Amazing place feels like miles from anywhere well heated pod everything you need ! Lovely hot tub and great BBQ ! Devonshire arms down the road fantastic food in the Brasserie reasonable too! Bolton Abbey so beautiful 5 mins away for a day out ! Just get it booked you'll love it !
Fantastic site, staff & facilities
We had a wonderful stay, the facilities were spotless, staff helpful and friendly and the site was overall a lovely spot. Would 100% recommend to our friends and family. Thank you!
Cosy community feel
New to camping, my boyfriend and I were heading up to Scotland, and decided to take a swift overnight camp to break up our journey from the south. He chose Catgill Farm. Upon entry, the views were fantastic and I was excited to set up our awning and cook on our BBQ. We headed to reception who were fantastic and welcoming. They outlined their Covid procedures which was helpful and straightforward, and worked for the campsite. For our first night, it was the perfect start to our trip; the showers and toilets were clean and warm, the washing up facilities had hot water and were also clean. Being on a grass pitch we had the flexibility to choose where to park up in our transit. Two weeks later, after finishing our Scotland trip we had to head down South, and what better way to come full circle, than stay at Catgill Farm. We were running late due to weather but the farm was really helpful and understanding over the phone. This time, it was much wetter and quieter but the campsite remained its cosy and content self. Definitely will be back!
Peaceful and great surroundings
We arrived on Saturday 26th September for 3 nights. We received a warm welcome throughout our stay wether passing conversations or being served in the excellent coffee shop. Ideal surroundings for unwinding after what has been a stressful year for all. Close attractions such as Hesketh farm, just 5 minute walk. Ideal for children. Animals to pet and feed. A good half day at least. Bolton abbey just a short drive away. I would recommend this campsite to anyone who wants to chill
Lovely site. Everywhere nice and clean. Really good Covid procedures in place that everyone looked to be following which was reassuring. Plenty of hand sanitiser everywhere and sings reminding to wear masks in shared areas. Main toilet block and showers were nice. The additional toilet block outside was good too for those busier times. All the staff i interacted with with polite and friendly. Thank you for helping me get some hot water when I missed the coffee shop opening times! As a first time solo camper I felt really safe which was great as this was a bit of a concern for me leading up to my stay. Great location for walking around the beautiful Bolton Abbey. Most certainly somewhere I would like to stay again.
Perfect for a weekend getaway
We only stayed for 1 night but we will definitely be back in the future! We were on a non electric camping spot which had great views of the Yorkshire Dale's, we loved the surrounding areas where you can find Bolton Abbey one way & an ice cream parlour/American Diner the other. We felt 100% safe in these covid times, they had extra toilets for guests & they had procedures for the shower block & washing up areas so they were never too busy. We hired a fire pit for the night for £15 which was well worth the money as you get a huge bag of wood with it! I'd recommend Catgill to anyone wanting to get away to the countryside!
Beautiful views, cleaning bathrooms and great coffee.
Really enjoyed our stay here. We only had a two man pop up but with the clean bathrooms, fire pit hire and great weather we didn't want for much. Would highly recommend and will be going back.
Brilliant camping experience!
Catgill Farm was our first experience with camping in a VW camper van and we absolutely loved it. The farm itself is set in a brilliant area with very good shower and toilet facilities. They have a good system in place for COVID, and we never once felt unsafe or at risk. The staff members were extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely visit Catgill Farm again!
Catgill Farm was our first camping experience in a VW camper van and we absolutely loved it. The farm is in a brilliant location with very good shower and toilet facilities. There was a brilliant system in place for COVID, and there wasn't once a time where we felt unsafe or at risk. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We would absolutely visit again.
Great first family camping experience
This was our first family camping experience with a toddler and the site was perfect for it. Great toilet, shower and washing facilities with appropriate COVID procedures in place that didn't spoil the experience in any way. The campsite is in a great location with lots to do and see nearby. Hesketh farm was just a four minute walk up the road and Bolton Abbey was a 15 minute walk in the other direction. This is definitely the campsite we'll come back to if we want to visit the area again.
Great first family camping experience
This was our first family camping experience with a toddler and the site was perfect for it. Great toilet, shower and washing facilities with appropriate COVID procedures in place that didn't spoil the experience in any way. The campsite is in a great location with lots to do and see nearby. Hesketh farm was just a four minute walk up the road and Bolton Abbey was a 15 minute walk in the other direction. This is definitely the campsite we'll come back to if we want to visit the area again.
Lovely break in beautiful Yorkshire
Lovely clean, friendly site. Great coffee and croissants in the morning. Great to be able to hire a fire pit- it got very chilly in the evening so it came in useful!
Great weekend- lovely site.
Had a really great long weekend here. Excellent facilities, cleanliness and hygiene considerations were great. Great team looked after the site well. It was muddy when we arrived - no surprise after a week of rain - but the team took actions to stop the site getting worse. Fire pits were a good esp as it dropped cold & the coffee and croissants in the morning were top notch.
It is set on beautiful grounds, but majority of site is on a hill. We paid extra as our tent was a family of five. Then extra for another car. Parking is restricted and there are no numbers pitches which means you get where ever u can fit in! For four nights we slid down our tent relying on the tent to keep us in place due to the incline. This is our third campsite this summer and by far the most expensive and uncomfortable . The toilet/dishwashing system is a good idea, although I did get the feeling a lot of people would have touched the plastic bits (hand sanitiser readily available) . There is no camp shop resulting in a fifteen min drive to a co op . (Next kind of village but you have to drive ) . You now have to book car parking to visit priory (£10) . The staff are brilliant , I saw them helping campers out with golf buggies /tent ) so cars didn’t get stuck . They helped out with local activities and were really friendly and helpful . It felt clean which is what you want with covid. I regularly saw staff cleaning the bathrooms . Also helped having a coffee /croissant stop 7.30-9.30 .. lovely little stream at bottom of site , which kids were playing in.
Will be coming back!
Perfect location for families and beautiful setting. The only complaints were the car park was very muddy and myself and others kept getting stuck in the mud in the car park and also paid for two Non electrical pitches and couldn’t get next to each other:( other than that it was lovely, clean showers and toilets and very friendly atmosphere. Would definitely book to come back.
Fabulous setting, well organised site!
From the outset from checking in to leaving the team do their utmost to create a COVID safe environment to enjoy the great outdoors. Everything as expected, pre-emails helpful and the coffee and pastries even more delicious after a night of heavy rain. Facilities all in good state of cleanliness and availability, and we very much enjoyed the fire pit on the evening. We will be back!
Great few days camping at Catgill.
First time to Catgill last week with my two kids. Very friendly and welcoming staff. We stayed without electric and had no issues with the pitches or with access to power for phone charging etc. The staff work hard to keep the site clean, tidy and safe for everyone to use. Nice coffee in mornings and the fire pits for hire add a nice touch to the evenings if the weather is ok of course. Would definitely recommend the campsite and will be back. I will hope for better weather next time though😂☔️
Great family camping
beautiful location, bolton abbey is stunning like something off a postcard. The site facilities are very clean and pleasant. The kids had a whale of a time and made plenty of friends swinging off the rope swing and nerf battles into the evening. Had a great visit and will return.
Gorgeous- we love it here
This was our third visit to Catgill (and won’t be our last!). I’ll admit before coming I was anxious about how they were gonna handle the Covid restrictions. I was concerned we wouldn’t be able to relax and feel like we were finally on holiday. The site managed the Covid stuff brilliantly. There were plenty of extra toilets that were kept clean plus a new outside hot water tap so you didn’t need to go into the kitchen for hot water. Entry to public areas, ie the shower blocks and kitchen, were controlled for numbers so it was possible to maintain social distancing at all times without it feeling too overwhelming. As I said, this is our third visit. The kids adore getting muddy in the stream and playing on the swing too. They spent a lot of time building dams this year! One thing that wasn’t so great - and had absolutely nothing to do with the campsite- was that it isn’t possible currently to easily get access to the Abbey. Entry needed to be booked which was understandable but I did not appreciate that even if you walked down from the campsite you would still need to pay to enter the grounds. Fair enough if you’re using a parking space down there but not right for pedestrians. However, I would still highly recommend this campsite and we’ll be back soon!
Lovely campsite - would recommend
I stayed for two nights with my three children (9,7 and 3), on a non-electric grass pitch. We had a great time. There was plenty of space for campers to distance from one another, the facilities were really clean and they have obviously put a lot of effort into implementing COVID restrictions. There were good, clear rules about using the facilities and plenty of hand sanitiser to use, so it felt really safe. The staff were also really friendly and helpful, coming round the campsite each day asking if we needed anything and reminding us about the rules about noise levels. That’s something that’s really important when camping with little ones, there’s a no noise policy after 10.30 with notices up with a phone number to call if they aren’t being adhered to. Which the were. There was also a couple of tree swings to keep the kids occupied and a little stream too. I’d definitely stay again, and recommend to friends.
Lovely site, accomodation and good base for exploring
We are usually camping but decided to try Glamping a go this year. Accomodation was great. Lovely spacious bell tent with fantastic view across the hills. We used the hot tub several times and while it's not as convenient as electric getting the word burner going was not difficult. What with that and the fire pit we spent a small fortune on wood but it made it feel very special. The staff were great, one man in particular was so helpful and they made sure our stay was trouble free. The shared facilities had been suitably arranged to make them safe. My daughter used the main shower block as she was too freaked out by the Harvest Men/Daddy long legs in the little one we shared with the neighbouring bell tent. Cargill was a good base for exploring the local area and a bit further afield. We did Bolton Abbey and gorgeous Riverside circular walk.local tea rooms, Billy Bob's diner, Skipton, Ripley castle activities,York for a day and random trip to Nelson for indoor swimming. I'd confidently recommend Cargill to anyone....except those with arachnophobia...although even then you can use the main facilities.
brilliant, family friendly site with stunning views and a happy relaxed atmosphere.
Clean, tidy, friendly and in the most beautiful location. A stones throw from the stunning bolton abby. The site was always cleaned, and shower blocks were great. Hot tap outside so you could wash up at the tent, or shared facilities with social distancing in place. Very well run family site we will definitely be back .
brilliant couldnt ask for more.
We have been twice now and both times have been great. Facilities are always clean and staff are very friendly and helpful. The views from the site are great. There's a little stream and rope swing in the woods at the bottom of site which is good for the little ones to explore. We will definitely be visiting again.
what a stunning location! Very easy check in, pick your own spot wherever there is space. Very friendly staff. Toilets fine, i only used the portaloo type ones, but they flush and had a sink with soap and water. The only issue is where you park, steep and muddy. Car got stuck but if a nightmare! But got it sorted in the end. I think they are going to gravel it which will be better.
This is a great campsite in such a beautiful part of the country. There are plenty of toilets and washrooms available and even a little kitchen unit for washing up. They really took care of the covid restrictions well so we all felt safe. I'm looking to book again for early next year.
Good location and facilities but overcrowded
We recently returned from a campervan tour of Northern England and Scotland and stayed at a number of campsites, this campsite stood out as the most overcrowded of our visit. The location is great with good views of the surrounding countryside and within walking distance of beautiful Bolton Abbey. The main toilet and shower block were of a high standard and everything would be great if they didn't pack so many people in, this is not helped by the 'pitch wherever you like' policy. The portaloos provided were much needed but not cleaned regularly enough leading to unfortunate smells and lack of soap and sanitiser. All in all even in normal times overcrowding on a campsite is never a good idea, but when we are experiencing a pandemic it is downright irresponsible and quite frankly a health risk.
A lovely easy going camp site with all the facilities close at hand in a lovely setting near Bolton Abbey
Easy to locate Close to local places of interest Relaxed atmosphere Simple check in process
Great location, friendly staff
Great location close to Bolton Abbey, lots of lovely walks nearby. Spacious camping field, clean toilets / showers (extra ones available too). Great for families or couples.
We arrived and from the start it was clear that they are very well organised with regards to Covid 19 regulations. The facilities were very clean and the site gave added extra porta loos. You can hire fire pits and we were given a large bag of logs which lasted us the night. The kids and adults had a great time. I would highly recommend this site. Thank you x
Catgill Campsite is in a fantastic location for exploring Yorkshire. The views from the campsite are breath taking. The facilities are good however we felt there were too many people trying to use them and due to social distancing there were some lengthy waits for the washing and shower facilities. The ZooLoos were a necessary addition and were regularly cleaned (but rather stinky). Loved the fire pit hire and the morning coffee and croissant shop. Communication from the campsite was excellent and the price good.
Excellent facilities and family friendly camping
We have just returned home from a camping weekend at Catgill Farm. The precautions put in place made this a real chance to relax and take in the beautiful scenery surrounding the site. Check in was smooth and fire pits and Disposal BBQ stands were available for hire at a reasonable price. The coffee shop looked very popular, it is open daily 7.30am - 9.30am however did have a long que that was slow moving so we decided on an instant coffee with the help of our camping stove. The toilets, showers and washing up facilities were all cleaned frequently. We had a morning out at the local petting farm too which is only a very short walk from the site, this was thoroughly enjoyed by the children. We'll be back to stay in one of the lodges with hot tubs soon!
1st Glamping Trip 10/10
Stayed in one of the timber pods with my 2 x boys (12 &10 years) for 5 nights, loved every minute, Staff were very helpful, lovely pod, lovely location, wonderful scenery, would love to go back, I already have 2 x friends looking for details to get booked up. Couldn’t figure the induction hob but didn’t matter as we cooked using the fire pit & oven. We didn’t use the car and walked everywhere and the boys didn’t use any tech! Total result!
Friendly staff and top quality facilities.
This campsite is a well oiled machine. Loads of pitches and plenty of toilets and showers to support it. They went to highest level to protect the campers and staff from Covid risks which was impressive. Staff were friendly and helpful. Add ons were expensive....fire pit hire with logs was £20!!!! We enjoyed our stay but it was almost so well run that it was missing a bit charm.
A Great Place For Cycling Tough Cycling!
Really happy I found this site. Being close to Bolton Abbey was great and I'll come back to cycle up the hills. Negative: Not too keen on the fire buckets when the wood makes for smokey fires. Positive: Cars parked away from the tents. And everything else about the site.
I have a great experience camping at Catgill farm. Excellent location and facilities. The staff were very helpful and organised around social distancing measures, I would really recommend this campsite.
How all campsites should be ..
Fantastic scenery and lovely people running this site. They have got the post lockdown aspects licked - sensible social distancing signage and aids, face masks in communal areas, thorough cleaning regimes. It makes it easier and more comfortable to visit the site. That aside, they run the best coffee and croissant shop every morning - lovely! I camped - but will return and either glamp or book one of their pods - lovely time thank you.
Clean, very well run with wonderful views
Our first ever family camping trip with an 8 year old and a 2 year old and boy are we glad to have chosen Catgill Farm. The views and proximity to Bolton Abbey was amazing. The facilities were spotless 24/7 and the staff very helpful.
Lovely site, slightly on an incline at one side but there are flatter pitches. Have to wear a mask inside the main toilet/shower block at moment but there are zoo loos too where you don’t have to wear a mask so we stuck to those toilets. Will definitely come back!
We had a great stay camping at Catgill’s for a couple of nights. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the facilities on site were great...including the fire pit hire which is a great addition! The location is perfect for wandering the grounds of Bolton Abbey and for those more adventurous, a good start point for a circular to Simon’s seat which I highly recommend.
This was a brilliant site - very well maintained with really friendly staff, and lovely clean toilet/shower facilities. Beautiful views from the far side of the field too, and ample space. They handled Covid social distancing measures really well, with extra toilets in place to help social distance and hand sanitiser available in several areas. Tip - we did a short bike ride to Billy Bobs parlour for breakfast pancakes one morning and would really recommend this to anyone staying here, especially families (child friendly bike ride on very quiet roads, and Billy Bobs has a huge play area that made me wish I was a kid again! Plus yummy food.)
What a beautiful experience from start to finish. From the luxury pod to the fire pit with pizza oven and the private hot tub. We had an amazing couple of nights here! Only thing I could say is 2 nights isn’t enough :-( we wanted longer. Thank you :-)
We stayed in The Duck glamping pod which was compact but beautiful. It was very cosy inside despite the torrential rain. This did not put us off enjoying our time at Catgill Farm or making good use of the log fired hot tub. We found the staff helpful and had a lovely holiday. Beautiful walks all around and loved our visit to Billy Bobs ice cream parlour and diner which is close by. Thank you! Hope to return at some point in the near future.
Great weekend camping
Great weekend camping plenty of space as the campsite was relatively quiet as it was the last weekend in september. Lots of nice walks and really really great views from site. We walked to adingham which took about 1.5hours over nice scenery and the abbey. I would definitely return again. Shop had all the bits you would need and the fire pit was much needed too :)
This campsite is in a stunning area with Bolton Abbey only a short stroll away (fab footpath via the site keeps you off the road for a short while), love the little shop but it needs to stock Fevertree Tonic water (my suggestion only and not a gripe)! The cafe & croissants morning shop is a great idea and in a funky setting too, the facilities are generous and thoughtful also. The ladies showers could do with some anti-mould paint on the ceiling and the drain slats on the floor need a good scrub down to remove build up, otherwise it was fabulously clean. The downside for me during my stay was the firepits, so many of them everywhere, causing a nostril nauseating permeation and ruining the views by creating a haze across the landscape. For some users they also resulted in anti-social behaviour by too much alcohol consumed late into the night and loud laughter, loud voices and some arguing to boot....until way past midnight. It was also a bit of a busman’s holiday for me as there are kids running about everywhere, screaming, crying, scootering, booting footballs (one of which clodded my van without apology), so perhaps avoid this site if you’re looking for a peaceful weekend.
Beautiful setting, friendly and welcoming
In a beautiful place. The owners were really friendly. Great for family but none of the frenzied atmosphere of some of the bigger sites. Facilities are great, even a microwave. Been 3 times now and will be back for more.
This place is everything it says and more. The pods really are luxurious, I could never get bored of the hot tub and the amazing views surrounding you. Fantastic location, we walked to Bolton Abbey from the pod and there are lots of local places to drive to. The only negative thing I would say is that the firewood is abit pricey but we had a fantastic 2 days here and the staff are very friendly. We will defiantly be back.
Stayed for three nights, met up with old pals from school and took the kids. It was a lovely campsite with stunning views and loads to do nearby. (Loved the welly Walk at Bolton Abbey, and the amazing American diner up the hill!) Really pleased with the fact there were fridges and freezer available and electric hook up options, the facilities were nice and clean and staff were friendly. We hired a fire pit, and as it got dark it was lovely seeing/hearing everyone’s flickering fires and laughter. I do like a campsite where you can pitch in groups and not have to be in a numbered plot, much more sociable. Happy the cars were parked elsewhere as I felt safe letting my kids ride their bikes around and down to the stream. Would come back again.
Good camp site
Stopped for three nights. Campsite facilities very good , although at busy periods you have to queue for toilets and showers, really could do with more. Quiet time after 10.30 and there are sound police every where! Will go again , lovely area , lovely walks and close to so many lovely places. Beautiful
Will I go back again?.....Definately!
I spent two nights at Catgills, one night in rain, one dry. This caused tge entrance to the car park to be chruned up but as long as you have wellies it was fine! My car managed it so chances are any car would. The facilities were great, loo roll in toilets, spacious clean hot showers in private cubicles. Two fridges and a freezer in the washing up room was a useful touch. If I was searching for a fault I'd say tge hairdryer was a bit lackluster but it did the job and better still - free to use! Best part of the camping experience is eating fresh chocolate croissants and drinking tea from our tent, looking out at the stunning view. Highly recommend grabbing pastry and a hot drink from their cafe, open about 7.30 - 9.30am. It cost about £6.50 for two. The other reason I'll be sure to return is the amazing location. It was a joy to visit the local pub one evening and walk back to the tent, looking at the starry sky. ...not to mention the site is a stobes throw from a cafe, antiquarian bookshop and Bolton Abbey of course. I've already looked into their glamping options which might be a 2020 treat...
Lovely family site
So picturesque, well run with good facilities. Dog friendly which is great. Nice location and peaceful. Wasn’t busy when we stayed but I believe it does get very busy at times.
Welcoming, clean, relaxing.
Lovely campsite in the dales, it is very clean and nice and relaxing. Lovely people who run it and there for you if you need anything. Beautiful place and an excellent base point for everything that is around you. We will deffinately be back next year and will be bringing our 3 children with us. Thankyou so much for a lovely 5 night stay xx
Lovely location, friendly staff and family atmosphere
The views were beautiful. The electric tent pitch was really nice and easy to set up, relatively flat as well. The shower facilities were adequate, though the washing up facilities were undergoing some emergency repairs which was a little inconvenient (and smelly!). There is a little cafe on site for the mornings which serves the most amazing croissants!
Amazing beautiful spotless site
Very clean well looked after site excellent base camp for walking cycling and other pursuits staff are friendly and attentive would stay again in furture
A fabulous camp site
We loved this place. It’s a stunning area, the facilities are really clean and the staff are very helpful. We stayed on a grass pitch with an electric hook up and we will definitely go back again!
Camped on an electric pitch this week. Friendly, helpful staff; clean and "generous" facilities; stunning location. Loved the peace and quiet! Definitely going back! Highly recommended.
Clean, well managed, great location - what more do you want?
Lovely campsite with clean facilities, friendly staff and in a great location. We saw lots of beautiful countryside nearby on our 3 day stay. Highly recommended! Love that you can hire a firepit and that theres a 24 hour number for noisy neighbours - not that we had to use it! I went with my partner and we loved it, looks like it would be a vrrat place to take a family.
Lovely campsite, beautiful area
Lovely, well kept campsite with really friendly staff. Facilities are first rate, lovely hot showers and there’s even a cafe in the morning. Ideally situated for a quick jaunt up in to the hills, or a wander around the abbey.
Great site in a lovely location
We are returning visitors to this lovely family site. Wonderful views and lots of space to play and fabulous walks on the doorstep. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Facilities are clean and there is always hot water for a shower. Fresh coffee and coissants in the morning are a bonus. There is a lovely vibe here..whatever the weather.
Lovely peaceful weekend
The glamping pods are superb, really nice quality decor, the hot tubs are really good, takes a little prep, however worth it. The beds are comfy and we have the best night sleep in ages. Will definitely be back. Thanks
Enjoyable stay liked the idea of the cafe
All that is missing is a drying room for us walkers who get wet but are camping. Although there is a mop to use I feel that there could be a clean in the morning as I didn't see anyone using it. We did. Other than that we loved it
very nice camp site.
very nice camp site. easy to find. lots to do. friendly staff. clean, up to date facilities. value for money
Nice but busy
We were really looking forward to our stay at Catgill with our 3 children. It’s a nice clean site with a nice coffee shop. Personally we found the site too busy and noisy into the early hours and the toilets were really busy. We camped next to the stream in the bottom field which felt a bit less crowded but at the expense of a trek to the toilets and washing up facilities.
Great site lacking some facilities.
This is a big, lovely site. In a beautiful place within walking distance of Bolton Abbey. There’s a great, friendly atmosphere on site and it’s a good family place with lots of space for kids to play without getting in anybody’s way. The coffee and pastries cafe is a bonus as well. The downsides are the shower and toilets, although clean, there aren’t enough of them, especially toilets. A pity as everything else about the site is perfect.
Lovely site but more facilities needed
Perfect positioning for Bolton Abbey, nice site which monitored their quiet times. We chose a flat position on the lower field which the children enjoyed as they were able to play in the stream. However there were no water taps in this field nor shower or toilet facilities. There is only one shower block per male/female which is situated by reception so we had a trek every time we needed a shower or to use the great tea/coffee/washing up facilities. Luckily we had a camping toilet which we used but no facilities on site to dispose of this and clean apart from in the toilets which isnt very hygenic. Long queues in the morning for showers/toilet as there were only 4 of each and the site was really busy.
Doesn't get better than this
An outstanding two nights spent here in The Hare bell tent. Warm welcome. Easy check in. The tent was luxurious, and spacious, perfect for four of us. Inside was fully furnished, including cooking utensils. Highlight was the hot tub. Beautiful views across the valley, toasty warm water. And a fire pit for cooking. Really was outstanding.
A really nice campsite.
Nice campsite. Lots of space, lovley green field. Good we could borrow the fire stands. Great views. Nice coffee shop on site. Great kitchen/ washup area. The fridge and freezer were very useful on the hot sunny bank holiday weekend! Only downside was the number of showers and toilets as we sometimes had to wait a while.
Enjoyable Easter bank holiday Camping
Great location, friendly staff and decent facilities. Handy extras like fire pit hire and coffee & croissants in the mornings. Would definitely stay again!
Pointless stay wouldn't recommend
We payed extra to have the hot tub lit on arrival but they hadn't lit it, the owner basically said there's nothing he could do about it and just gave us our money back. He was really rude and didn't seem bothered, the hot tub was the main reason why we had booked. We had to wait 3 hours for the hot tub to warm up, we only spent an hour in it, as you are left to heat the hot tub up yourselves no instructions what to do, we put too may logs on and the water was scalding hot so we couldn't use it again. This morning we got up at 7.30am called reception for some more logs for the owner to say we cannot use the hot tub again as it's in the terms and conditions... who even goes away for a break and reads the terms and conditions??? This guy is absolutely deluded!! Surely you should be able to use the facilities untill check out at 11am?? The pods and the other staff are lovely but the owner is stuck up, looks down at you and has shown no remorse for the inconveniences. I wouldn't stop here ever again he totally spoilt our break away, we've had to book a spa day today as it's my partners birthday, we wanted to do something nice and feel as it's been ruined.
Response from Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping
We’re sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We work extremely hard to ensure that our guests have an amazing time when they visit Catgill and it’s disappointing that we did not achieve the high standards we aspire to. I came to your pod to apologise that the hot tub was not ready on your arrival, I admitted that it was an oversight on my part and as a gesture of goodwill you were given 3 complementary bags of logs and refunded the money for the prelighting service. The welcome pack contains comprehensive instructions on how to light, heat and maintain the temperature of the tub along with a safety guide. Following these instructions will bring the hot tub to the perfect temperature and maintain it for several hours. Our hot tubs have been the most exciting part of the stay for many families and we want people to get the most out of them. In response to your comments we have introduced a new system where guests are sent the hot tub user guide 2 days prior to their arrival so that they have the opportunity to read the information before they arrive. Our glamping accommodation is a new venture that has only been open for 2 weeks and that comes with inevitable teething problems, one of which concerns the emptying, cleaning and refilling of our hot tubs. Whilst it does state in the Ts&Cs that you are not allowed to light the hot tub on the morning of departure we are confident this is a short term issue which we are working hard to resolve. Following the instructions for using the hot tub will mean that it is still warm enough to use the following morning. Once again I can only apologise that the issues with the hot tub spoiled your stay and I hope you will come back and give us another try in the future.
Fab family site
We stayed for a couple of nights on our family road trip - we didn’t want to leave! Stunning views from our pitch, lovely, clean facilities and fresh croissants and pain au chocolat for breakfast! Look forward to staying for longer on our next visit!
Fantastic family camp
This campsite is in beautiful surroundings,my kids really enjoyed playing in the little stream.
What a beautiful place to stay
Staff friendly pleasant place to stay would recommend thanks again
Fantastic little family campsite
What a lovely weekend we had, lovely clean and friendly campsite. Great location, close to Bolton Abbey for swimming in the Wharfe and a couple of tea rooms and cafes serving good food. Small on site shop, good clean toilets and showers. Only negative ( and it's really minor) is the fridges were really packed and not that cold.
Quiet and peaceful in glorious Dales scenery. Nice and agricultural. Excellent facilities. Very friendly staff.
Lovely campsite, facilities are very clean, just not enough showers. The staff are friendly and the views are amazing! 15 min walk to Bolton Abbey too. The pitches aren’t marked which some may enjoy but as the tent next to us left on out second night we were in the middle of the cricket/football pitch which was fine until drunk dads started hammering footballs against our tent. Overall a fantastic site but get there early to get the best spots around the edge of the site.
Relaxed and friendly site
Just had a fabulous weekend at Catgill. Arrived early on Friday to pitch, which I would recommend as pitches are not marked, so it is a free-for-all. You can stay until midnight on the day you leave, so it is nice to not have to rush to pack up on going-home day. The owners and staff were all really friendly, We especially loved the coffee shop which was very popular!
Lovely location, beautiful campsite
We and three groups of friends with young kids had a lovely weekend here. Beautiful medium sized site (two big fields). Lots of families, quiet by 10.30 (we gave up on the idea of normal bedtime and let our little one stay up late). Good toilet/shower/washing up facilities, quite new. Small shop incl cold drinks fridge. We brought our own fire pit or you could hire them. They also had stands for disposable bbqs that you could borrow. Nice 20min walk to Bolton abbey. Lots to do nearby with young kids (in the abbey grounds (river and welly walk) and also Hesketh farm park 2 mins from campsite).
Bringing back my childhood
As a child I never went abroad we would always come camping to the Yorkshire dales and when the sun was out we would always spend the day at Bolton abbey and burnsall... So you can imagine my excitement when the weather looked beautiful for the week and I found a last minute hidden gem in my favourite place. As soon as we arrived to check in the gentlemen made me feel as if we were old friends... And that we had been time and time again.... We had a lovely little chat and then he proceeded to tell me all about the fanastic facilities you have and then just to go and camp where we want... Which again was a strange one for us as all the campsites we have been to, you don't get a choice in the matter. We found a lovely secluded little spot by the stream and under the tree.. We set up camp for the night.... We had a lovely drive into ilkley...(a gorgeous town) and had a lovely walk along the river wharfe (again brings back so many memories of them all jumping of the bridge) we then proceeded back to the campsite and watched the sunset and laid under the stars in peace and quiet...(no noise after 10.30) we woke up the day next I would like to say lovely and refreshed but our blow up bed seemed to have a leak so woke on the floor. That only added to the camping experience.We then took a lovely 20mins stroll to Bolton abbey and spent the morning exploring there and going over the stepping stones that I never dared to as a child. (Still scared abit now tbh) we then walked back up to catgill and sadly had to pack our belonging away and go back to the life of work.... Overall it was only two days and a night but it left a lasting impression... We will 100% be back and for longer next time. It helped me relive my childhood if only for a short time! Lastly I have to say the facilities are the cleanness we have seen!!! Keep up the amazing work!!!!
A great amount of space for all to set up
This site is positioned so well for activities for kids and adults alike and we could have stayed much longer with so much to entertain us so close by. Facilities are more than we ever require from a campsite even my wife would have been happy:)
Very relaxed, great helpful staff, clean, convenient, great location/views.
Location, friendly, clean
Fabulous site. Great location - you can walk to Bolton abbey avoiding the parking fees. Very friendly staff and fabulous hot clean showers. Staff politely remind you to be quiet after 22:30. Coffee and fresh croissants in the morning available and the fire pits, although over priced, are great.
Quiet countryside campsite
The washing facilities were clean and even included a hairdryer. Coffee and croissants are available in the mornings and fire pits can be hired. The site was spacious but did slope a bit. The views are wonderful. Camping doesn’t get much better than this. I will be returning.
Great on-site facilities, lovely views
Things we liked about the site: - friendly staff - good toilets / washing facilities - coffee shop with croissants was a nice treat - views across the valley were beautiful - great location for walks and trail runs from the site Reservations: - Quite hilly in parts so hard to find a flat spec when busy - no proper pub within walking distance (there’s the Devonshire Arms Hotel but that’s not the kind of place you go for a couple of pints) Advice: - take insect repellent - Admittedly it was peak midge season but they were ferocious and came mob-handed!
Great views, lovely clean facilities, helpful staff.
I stayed with my 2 children for 2 nights. It was our 1st time camping! The site is lovely and clean and everyone was so friendly. Was a bit nervous about no EHU but it was fine. We stayed in top field which was furthest from amenities but had lots of space for the children to play together. Will definately be staying again x
Fantastic views, family friendly and lovely owners
Brilliant site for families, our 3 year old loved it! Stunning views, lovely people :)
Stayed from 25th to 28th May with son and grandsons for annual 'boys camping weekend'. Best site I have been on: beautiful surroundings, plenty of well maintained space, excellent toilet/shower and kitchen facilities, very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely recommend to other family members.
Beautiful Views & Facilities
We've stayed at this site 4 times over the last 2 years and it just gets better and better! The site is well maintained and each time we go we can see improvements. The Coffee shop has been a fantastic addition this time, serving fresh coffee and croissants each morning. The staff are always lovely and helpful and you can see that they all take great pride in where they work. The toilets, showers and washing up facilities are always clean and are of an excellent standard. A 10-15 minute walk to Bolton Abbey and the cafe.
Beautiful views, great facilities.
Stayed one night, first time camping in 30 years. Great facilities, kitchen with fridge and freezer! Also kettle and microwave if needed. Bathrooms immaculate. We pitched up near top of field near to facilities. There were only two other tents pitched on a Wednesday so very peaceful. Very friendly welcome & Wardens were very friendly and helpful. Lovely walk at Bolton Abbey and a trip into Skipton to get all your supplies, lovely butcher for amazing meats for your bbq. Enjoyed seeing all the calves and listening to the many birds.
Location and facilities
Excellent site in a convenient location close to Bolton Abbey. Site had some of the cleanest shower and wash facilities and nice little coffee shop. Pitches were very good and plenty of space so that you are not on top of one another. Only downside if this is one is that the showers shut off after 20seconds, so timer could do with adjusting, other than this I will definately be returning
I’m not one for writting reviews but as our stay was so good thought I would. From a warm welcome to clean facilities, coffee and warm croissants in the morning and a very friendly atmosphere. Excellent
I went as a couple for a nice walking/active weekend away. We both thoroughly enjoyed the stay, it is very central to shops, amenities and some great walks. The washroom and toilet facilities were well kept and clean, hot running water was a massive bonus! The gentleman that checked us in was lovely and had a stock of various items you may need when someone, no one in particular, brings a disposable BBQ that unfortunately wouldn't light. Easy to access, highly recommend!
Perfect long weekend
First time camping with my friend and also at catgill. We went 23/09/17 to 25/09/17 and it was perfect. Thought with it not been school holidays it would be perfect time to go and it was! Not too busy at all it was great. And sunday night there was only 3 other tents in are field as most people only came till sunday. They had two fields to choose from we went for smaller one behind the farm buildings and the best thing was you could just drive in and pick a place you want and set up, no hassle, no order and no camping right next to others it was great.we choose the corner at the top, great views and not too far from toilet block. Got a fab warm and funny welcoming from ken on arrival, absolute heart of gold owner who made us laugh with his humour everytime we bumped into him, amazing gentleman made us feel welcome from word go. They had an area to wash up, which also had a kettle/microwave and a fridge freezer you can use at any time. The toilet block was very spacious and clean and they had plug sockets in that came in handy to charge are phones and my friend could use her straighteners. I would definitely visit again as its great value for money and a great location and the family who own it are so lovely and welcoming. Thank you again for a perfect weekend, and hopefully see you again next year 😊
Had a great one night stay 23/9/17. First camping trip with our new dog so wanted a dog friendly site with access to good walks, Catgill fitted the bill and didn't dissapoint. Very clean communal areas, access to kettle, microwave, fridge and freezer, unusual to get these all included in camp fee. When looking at reviews saw that some people had issues with not being allotted specific areas to camp, I prefer a less regimented site and loved you could choose your own pitch and weren't in rows like some sites. Very friendly reception and brilliant value for money, only £20 for myself and husband got one night, no charge for our dog, which once again not the norm. Despite being late in season it was pretty busy so shows its popularity and we will definitely go again.
Excellent campsite :)
We went on our first family camping trip at the weekend and it was absolutely brilliant! From the arrival and meeting Ken, it had such a friendly atmosphere and he was very helpful. The facilities are brill, i was expecting to spend the night slumming it, as I haven't camped before but the showers and cleaning facilities were clean and great. The communal kitchen was fab with a kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer and sinks for cleaning up.The views were stunning, even with the clouds. The area and walks are just so lovely. All in all, a fab first camping trip and we will definitely be back :)
This site sounds really lovely on Cool Camping...gloriously green meadow space...30 grassy pitches...unfortunately that is not the reality we experienced. The campsite is a sloping field on a farm - there are very few level areas for pitching tents. The owners do not seem to have any limit on the number of tents they accept. We stayed for 4 nights in August and the site varied from about 50 to 80 tents. People can pitch wherever they like - which in principle is fine - however, when you accept too many tents for the size of field, this leads to overcrowding and tents being pitched very close. One one night the tent next to us was so close that our guy ropes were overlapping! There is a second field which appears to only be used at the weekends - so if you go at weekends you can expect even more campers! In the interests of balance the facilities were good. Hot showers, plenty of sinks for washing up. If the site had accepted fewer tents it would have been lovely.
Brilliant campsite and great owners - One not to miss
Stayed at Catgill in June with my family and we all had a great time. I dont usually write reviews but felt the need to tell people how good this place is. From the minute you arrive you get the feeling that the place is really chilled out. The reception is in the farm house and the old man who checked us in is a real character who could not help us enough. Pitches are not set out and you can go wherever you like which we loved as so many sites tell you where you have to pitch these days. There is loads of room for kids to play and although there isnt a playground we hardly saw them all weekend as they were having fun playing in the stream and woodland. The site felt really safe and the views were amazing. The campsite is 10 minutes walk from Bolton Abbey and there is so much to do in the area. We didn't have time to do it all and will definitely be returning. The toilet and shower block was spotless and really well fit out. The kitchen area has washup sinks, fridge freezers, microwave and kettle which are all free to use. There is a new coffee shop selling fresh coffee and warm croissants in the mornings which is great if you cant be bothered to make your own! Thanks to the owners for sharing this beautiful campsite with us and see you again soon. The James family
Great spot, really close to Bolton Abbey. Facilities were clean, well maintained and the staff were really helpful. The little coffee hut was a really nice addition. Will definitely visit again!
Visited in early July and really loved this site. A proper farm campsite which is the sort of place I love but still has new facilities that are really well looked after. The camping meadow isn't completely flat, but there are plenty of areas that are and that's where most people pitch. All tents too, when I was there. This is not a big caravan site. Yay! Bolton Abbey village is lovely. Lots of walking nearby too. Get an OS map of the Yorkshire Dales and your sorted!
Just returned from a wonderful few days camping at this great site. The facilities were spotless whatever time we used them and the family who run it couldn't be more helpful. There is a small shop with useful items and the firepit was a boon as it did get cooler at night. The views are to die for and the peace and quiet amazing. Can you tell we had a good time? Highly recommended!
Not quite what was expected
We stayed at Catgill at the beginning of June and chose the site on the basis of the Cool Camping listing, which talks about 30-50 pitches and it being a walker's haven. The reality was over 100 tents across two fields, the majority occupied by families with young children. The site itself reflects the review - clean modern facilities, great views, friendly owners, firepit loan - but the sheer numbers mean this is a very noisy, squashed in, cramped and busy space and there was a lot of pressure on the facilities. If you are looking for quiet and peaceful, it may be worth checking with the owners how many are expected when you'll be there. Or alternatively, if you've a young family, you may find it ideal. As part of a couple looking for a chilled out walking break in the beautiful Dales, it really wasn't what we were hoping for.
Response from Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our site, we are sorry that you were disappointed by your stay at Catgill. The site is very popular with families and couples alike so can quite busy during school holidays as there is so much to do in the local area for families with children. We try to create a balance by controlling the number of tents we allow whilst trying not to disappoint anyone who wants to stay with us. In contrast the site is usually very peaceful during term time especially during the week. We hope you will return to give us another try and take advantage of our fabulous local walks and our beautiful countryside.
Good site poorly managed
Went for a 3 day break with my son, told upon arrival I could pitch up anywhere. The camping field is on a slope with the main level area at the bottom of the field (opposite end to the facilities which were clean and tidy). First night was ok, second day/night more campers arrived and the bottom of the field became congested, some campers were very noisy, playing football around tents and hitting some cars and drinking alcohol. Partying and arguing went on until after midnight, with some children in adjacent tent laughing and giggling until 11.30pm. A vehicle drove across the field behind our tent at 1.00am. We were awoken again at 04.30 am by the children in the next tent. We packed up 1 day early and left for home to peace and quiet. All of this was against a backdrop of 3 large noisy tractors in the adjacent field gathering hay and creating dust until 10pm. The site is accessible down a single track road about half a mile long with passing places, this lane was also used by these tractors to offload their hay as quickly as possible. The site rules are on a board at right at the entrance gate which no one stops to read or follow. The site owner says he gives everyone a yellow card upon arrival with the rules which should be displayed in the vehicle windscreen. We were not given anything when we checked in neither did we see any vehicle with yellow cards, he also said we were lucky that the tractors stopped at 10pm as some farmers carry on through the night. We offered a complimentary stay as compensation for the trouble caused, I declined.
Response from Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping
We are very sorry to hear that you have not had a good experience at Catgill, we aim to provide a relaxed atmosphere and we have put a lot of thought into our rules and regulations. A yellow card should be given to every camper upon arrival to display in their windscreen and we encourage our guests to read the rules on the back. We check the site at regular intervals during busy periods to make sure guests pitch their tents sensibly and we regulate the number of tents we allow. We also patrol the site at night during the quiet time to address any excessive noise and to remind people to be considerate. Catgill is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and the stunning location and outstanding views are all part of that rural setting. We are surrounded by working farms and our local farmers have to work extremely hard. We are very sorry that you were disturbed by the adjacent farmer but we hope that you will appreciate that there is usually a limited window for collecting and baling hay due to our unpredictable weather conditions. Our offer of a complementary stay remains and we hope you will come and give us another try.
Overcrowded and slopey
We recently stayed at Catgill and found it to be far too busy. It is advertised on this and other sites as having 30 pitches...the weekend we were there there were over 120 tents all crammed into two fields that simply aren't big enough. This left no room for children to play safely and the campers had to speak to each other to ensure cars could get off site safely as there is no marked track. I would guess there are about 30 flat pitches, all the others are on such big slopes that you slide down the tent in your sleep. The grass is also very rough in some areas with the roots of small shrubs sticking out which led to splinters. Due to the number of people, there were almost constant queues for the showers, toilets and washing up area and they ran out of hot water for most of Sunday morning. Camping here felt like being at a busy music festival - fine if that's what you are expecting, but not if you are used to camping in sites where a sensible capacity is set and adhered to.
Such a shame as this could be a lovely site - the views are great, the facilities are new and were kept spotlessly clean despite the volume of people and Bolton abbey is wonderful.
Comment from the campsite owner:
Thanks for your review. Catgill is a relatively new site and we have been overwhelmed by its popularity. We tried to accommodate everyone over the bank holiday weekend but we agree with you the site was too busy. Although we have a relatively large number of flat pitches there are some on a slight slope, however, in our experience people often prefer the slightly sloping pitches to the
flat ones. We do not allocate pitches because we usually find that campers like to choose their own although we do ask that people pitch and park considerately.
We monitor the site regularly to check that exit routes are clear and that everyone can get in and out safely. We have a fantastic area at the bottom of the site where there is a small stream surrounded by trees providing a natural and safe environment where children can play. Our staff were on site all weekend and spent a considerable time talking to guests ensuring they were happy and having a good time. We are aware that there was a short time on Sunday morning when the showers ran out of hot water due to a technical fault with the new upgraded water system. Although we have decided to decrease the capacity next year most people had a fabulous time and many came to thank us for a great weekend, as you say the showers are new and were kept spotless, the views are breath-taking and Bolton Abbey is amazing.
We have just returned from a long weekend at Catgill- what a fantastic location. The campsite is family friendly, and the views are amazing. The facilities are well maintained, and clean. There are some great village pubs nearby, and The Fleece at Addingham is fantastic- thanks for the recommendation Oliver! We took our dog with us, and this was no problem.
Found the site to have the air of welcome, facilities were kept clean and tidy, fellow campers were pleasant and considerate, impressed as to the design and lay out, the location was perfect.... then the sun came out!
Just returned from 2 nights stay at Catgill site. The setting is lovely, with great views, and very good new washing up facilities and toilet blocks. However, none of the facilities were cleaned at all, for the whole of our stay. By the final morning the showers (2 in each block) were quite unpleasant to use, and the washbasins very dirty. This was after only 9 tents on the first night we were there, and 15 on the second night. This weekend according to the owner, there will be 87 tents! This site has a lot going for it but cleanliness is vital. I have seen other reviews regarding lack of cleanliness and the site has only been in operation for a couple of months.
Response from Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping
Kaz, Thank you for posting this review, we are a new site and are still learning so we welcome constructive criticism. We have been overwhelmed by the success of the campsite, which has been more or less fully booked every weekend, in fact many campers have been so impressed that they have already returned.
We are very sorry you were disappointed with the standard of cleanliness in our shower block; we believe your experience may have been due to additional work being carried out ironically to improve ease of cleanliness! Our facilities have been built to a high standard and designed with ease of cleaning in mind. They are checked on a regular basis and we employ a professional cleaning service in order to maintain the high standards we expect to provide for our campers.
On arrival we always try to encourage guests to talk about their experiences and to report any problems, as there is always someone on site. If you had come to us during your stay we would have been able to rectify the problem immediately.
We are confident that our shower block is maintained to a high standard and both comments we have received: to provide a mop and bucket and to check the toilet rolls more often have now been addressed. We intend to keep a much closer eye on the condition of the shower block following your comments and we hope you will be prepared to return to our beautiful site in the future.
The owners of this campsite were extremely helpful when I needed to access my emails and sort out some urgent admin. They were so accommodating and let me use their computer - I was so grateful to them.
Tip top customer service.
We are seasoned campers of 25 yrs plus, this a great site and given its only been open 7 weeks the owner is doing a great job. Lovely shower block, to make it perfect it needs a little attention to detail on cleaning but the owner was happy to take the feedback. Sockets for haidryers /phones etc and plenty of hot water and great showers! Washing up room is light and airy with a fridge freezer for campers, plenty of sinks.
Camping field is large with a slope leading to a level section with no formal pitches so you can set up wherever you like, soft ground for pegs, very relaxed atmosphere in stunning scenery.
Would recommend highly and will be visiting again this summer
Loved this campsite, peaceful relaxing and family orientated.
But... The toilet block could do with being checked on a little more often as twice on different days , I went in and there was no loo paper in any of the loos - which I think is pretty bad, there is only 2 showers so expect a bit of a queue on a morning unless you are early birds which we are.
On the whole apart form the shoer block definitely to be recommended , also loved the fire pits too.
Lovely views, quiet site with good facilites. Near Hesketh farm, Bolton Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales ice cream farm so great for children. Once checked in we didn't see anyone working there but knew they were there. We'll definitely be going back. I stayed here with my children (2 and 4) for one night.
Campsites are simple things. A field, some toilets and a standpipe at it’s most basic. Some places, however, go the extra steps to make weekends memorable. The latter can be said of Catgill campsite. From the warm welcome on arrival to the arranging the beautiful weather on the day we left, the owners really went out of their way to make our weekend. Joking aside; as seasoned campers, we totally recommend this place. Set in amazing countryside with stunning views from the camping field, this place has everything you’d need for a perfect weekend. The fire pits to hire are a brilliant touch. The environs have loads to offer for all the family, plus some incredible restaurants if you fancied a more sophisticated evening. It’s worth checking out the Farm Shop in Crackoe, which although it a bit of a drive is worth the journey. We’re definitely going back and urge you to try this place too.