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"Set on the North York Moors"
Encircled by Cropton Forest’s lush conifers, at the Spiers House caravan and camping site you can choose between an open field setting or a more secluded pitch under the trees. A short drive from historic York, campers staying at Spiers are also within easy distance of the beaches at Scarborough and Whitby. This campsite is the perfect base for exploring the North York Moors National Park. Pony-trekking, waymarked trails, forest drives and an orienteering course are all nearby. As well as Range Activities, available in the summer months, which are a fun way for the whole family to learn more about the Forest.
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Spiers House - North YorkshireSpiers House CampsiteCroptonPickeringNorth YorkshireYO18 8ES
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Please Note: Some Scottish season dates vary slightly to the above:
26-30 Jun - Bank Holiday 1-19 Jul - Bank Holiday 2 - 5 Aug Bank Holiday 23-26 Aug High Season 1 Sep High Season 11-19 Oct Mid Season 25-31 Oct Low Season 1-2 Nov Low Season
Thanks guys we had a great weekend the dog loved it defiantly be back.
DATE STAYED: March 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A nice site and we had no problems with noise at all. Bring your bikes. very dog and family friendly. Pitches a little cramped for my taste. Staff were nice, visible and helpful. Lovely hot showers!
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
I took my boys 8 and 3 as our first trip with our caravan. Very friendly welcome following a nerve racking drive in, only to be expected as first proper trip towing a caravan. Was given an area and told take your pick of the pitches. Very quiet, excellent and very clean shower and toliets. Beautiful walks through the forest surrounding. My boys had a fab time. Just a shame they had to pull down the play area. Would definitely return.
DATE STAYED: February 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Friendly staff, clean & tidy site you can choose your own pitch when not busy.
One reviewer complains about lack of somewhere for the kids to play, theres loads of space on site surrounded by a forest.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
No problem with noisy groups as we visited the site during Christmas and New Year and it was less than 1/4 full.
An "interesting" site and in many ways a refreshing change from the rather over protective stewardships of normal Caravan and Camping Club sites. In general, the site is probably in need of a bit of TLC (tender loving care) as it was a bit "scruffy". Saying this, the site staff were very pleasant and the area is simply stunning. Go to Helmsley if you like cute small towns and go for a meal in the pub at Hutton-le Hole.
DATE STAYED: December 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
We stayed for 2 nights at the beginnning of February, having just purchased our motorhome. A snow blizzard started as we arrived and contimued for two days resulting in Two Foot of snow the following morning, the roads were gritted immediately. Facilities fantastic, toilets & showers immaculate, plenty of toilet roll and lovely and warm. Shop well stocked, great maps for local walks. We walked the 2 miles to the pub for supper, the site owner thought we were mad but we loved it. Had such a fantastic time returned in March and have booked to go again at the end of September.
DATE STAYED: February 2012
This is a good site with lots to do, there are some nice walks and bike rides, the camp shop is well stocked, and the staff are friendly and helpful, this is where it ends due to some inconsiderate campers that would party up to 1:30 am even after the manageress intervened (my thanks for trying) two of the five nights where ruined, the toilet block would be out of toilet paper, again due to some campers taking it out, why is any ones guess. This site is being ruined by the some of the campers that use it. I hope that the club can do something to fix it.
SUITABLE FOR: Groups,Younger couples
Oh dear, not much of an improvement from last visit in 2011. The site is fantastic. Pity about the way it is run. We had dustbins overflowing, no toilet paper for up to 24hrs in the ladies facilities as well as being in a dirty condition, the gents not much better. we also had other campers drunk, and making noisey gestures of a sexual nature within their group with children present at 01.30 in the the morning. I think this site needs to get back to basics, what a shame.
This is an exultant site the staff are helpful, the shop on the site is well stocked, but if you are a ccc member do not expect to be taken to your pitch, like all forest sites and some private ones you are shown on a map where to go. With but I am afraid that I will have to give this a thumbs down, the reason for this is that some of the campers do not follow the rules of the site, due to a party of five next to our pitch we was kept awake until 12:30 am, after bringing this up with the manager the next day she bravely confronted them, that night all was peaceful, but on the next night it was just the same only this time it was 1:00 am, my thanks to the manager for trying to stop this.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Younger couples
Was worried about the bad reviews but was pleasantly surprised to find the site was lovely, staff were helpful and the facilities were spotless. Chosing your own spot is a nice touch however we ended up having to pay to upgrade to the hardstanding as the lower field was too boggy for our campervan due to heavy rain.
We camped in the August bank hol week but there was loads of room and the site was not too busy. The onsite playground was brilliant - it's called a forest and a stream and the kids loved it. Loads of easy to follow bike rides and walks from the site marked on a free map from reception. 2 miles away is the New Inn pub, Cropton which does nice beer and cracking food.
Although the facilities on this site are immaculate, the price is very good, and the area is lovely, we won't be going back. We were hoping for a quiet weekend, but the site is so big, there's always noise. And there were so many dogs there was constant barking. Plus there was some off road biking in the forest, so that added to the noise. We also got eaten alive, we came home with so many bites I can't count them all!
All in all, we won't be going back.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
No mobile phone coverage on any network
TV signal poor - limited Digital channels.
quiet when we went - depends on who is there!.
Yes there are mole hills but they can easily be kicked flat.
Ground a bit rough off the hard-standing area & you have to manover van to get reasonably level.
I like it that you can select your own space and are not told where to camp.
Great get-away and for young children to play in the woods and streams (under supervision of course)
Campers in flatter field area
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
Im glad I did visit spiers house this was our first time and will go back and recomend to others, The staff where helpfull and friendly,I liked the idea of choosing your pitch.The facilities were excellent, The shop a little expensive but with the shops a few miles away I did not mind paying.Lots of space for the kids to play,ride bikes and explore.
DATE STAYED: March 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
we have spent the Whole caravanning season at Spiers from March to October. We love it here, Yes the playground has gone, but with all the space for the children to play and ride bikes, who needs one??? Yes at times the toilets have been know to be smelly but only for a few days until the system flushes is through. The toilets are maintained and cleaned thoroughly every day. We are a family of five who strive peace and quiet and this is what we have found at Spiers, our own piece of tranquility. We have booked again for 2012 Season.
DATE STAYED: March 2011
Lovely relaxing campsite with excellent, clean facilities. Well stocked shop with friendly staff. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the NY railway from Pickering and a day out in Whitby. The children (and I!) enjoyed the young explorers organised on site, very informative and fun. Best site we've been too and cant wait to go back very soon!
Situated in a beautiful area in easy reach of all the North Yorkshire moors has to offer.
Had booked hardstanding but ended up on the grass which didn't get the week off to a good start but after the bank holiday monday we moved to a hardstanding and all was well again!
Lovely walks into the woods for the dog but a lack of a playground (apparently it blew down a few weeks previous) so our daughter wasn't pleased but she was happy to cycle around and make "dens" out of wood.
The shop was well stocked if a little expensive and there was a micro brewery on site!! The shower blocks were very clean and I believe the smell was due to the use of grey water for flushing.
We were there for 10 days and we didn't see the grass cut once - except for one of the regular campers doing it himself on his seasonal pitch!!
I don't think I'll use the forest holiday sites again due to having to find your own pitch which is a personal preference.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break
Like a previous reviewer, I felt the site was better than some people had led me to believe. It was along a narrow road, with bends and hills - but it was in the countryside after all. The grass was quite long and there were molehills - but it was in the countryside after all. The toilet block was large, clean and well equipped but I think emptied into a cess pit - so it was a bit smelly. But it was in the countryside after all. We were in a caravan, and there were plenty of hard standing pitches, but the tent pitches were quite a way from the facilities, and owing to the amount of rain, the grass became very muddy. It did dry up quite quickly. there was no children's paly ground - apparently this was removed and is going to be replaced next year, but there was plenty of room to play on the field and in the forest. Reception held quite a well stocked shop, including local produce and goods for breakfast. It sold wine and other drinks, which were a little expensive, but in the bike shed there was a bar, which sold local draught ales. Worth going for that alone. Liked Pickering, with flea market and railway, but not Malton. Moors stunning, Scarborough good resort, Whitby too busy to park. Walks of varying lengths off the site, bike trails in the forest. Wish I had not read previous negative comments because they made me look for fault, and it really was a decent site - despite the weather,which was not their fault.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
I thought it better than most previous reviews. Staff friendly and helpful, site still a bit unmowed and scruffy. Toilet blocks clean and perfectly acceptable when we were there.
A big pile of bin bags over flowing from the wheelies when we arrived but they were cleared up that day.
Pitches seemed a bit tight to get on and off (narrow roads) but the main road in is no longer potholed- nicely re surfaced.
Very nice location in a lovely part of the world to tour round.
I'd go back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families
We stayed here in October 2010. In all, the site was OK with beautiful walks surrounding the site in the forest, this was great for us with two dogs. The cleanliness of the shower block was totally un-acceptable, it smelled of drains in the shower block and water was left standing in the shower tray whilst you were trying to shower. Don't think the shower block was cleaned the entire time we were there. Beware, standards of cleanliness need improving, but we enjoyed our stay nevertheless.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Active break
A bit disapointed, may be i should have read previous reviews. We arrived with our tent at lunch time on a Saturday; grass long, mole hills every where,loads of out of control noisy children, music and shouting after hours this included noise from the chalets. There is need of a second toilet block, when you have to walk 400+ yards up hill its a bit much. The roads could be a lot better espcally around the toilet block to many pot holes.On a positive side the surounding walks were good and the staff friendly.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break
1)We have just came back from Spires house and we will not be going back again!
On arriving at the site my husband went in to reception to tell them we had arrived and he was told to just pick a caravan space rather than being shown to a suitable pitch.
2)The children's play area had been removed, so the children had nowhere to play. We were told that a new one was going to be built... would it not better to build the new one over the winter?so the children would have had somewhere to play in the summer
3)The exit road opposite the toilet block is a disgrace with very large potholes to damage your caravan/car.
4)We have been to this site on several occasions and have generally found it good, but in our opinion the standards have dropped since the Camping and Caravan club have taken over Forest holidays.We are members of the C&CC and fine the standards and friendliness much better at the other sites
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Groups,Active break
This site used to be extremely good on par with Club Sites, however we have returned after visiting during easter holidays and site has deteriated badly. The toilets where disgusting, the site was unkept with grass not mown and various trees with broken limbs,and debris strewn around pitches. There was only one member of staff on site upon arrival and admitted that conditions where bad but would get better (not much good to us as only there 2 nights). The site now has a small coffee counter and log cabins and they appear to be concentrating on this. On the up side site mainly empty whith a choice of pitches. If you are used to standard of Club Sites and rely on the toilet facilities be wary of this site.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
was lloking for a quiet holiday as we have had before at Beddgelert. unfortunately the site/campers used it more as a party site so parties around us continued well after 22:00 without any requirement for it to stop. we booked with forest holidays as this was a requirement for us as we have a young family.
Staff extremely friendly and welcoming and the site is very clean and has great facilities. The sights around, York, Whitby, Pickering, and the North Yorks Moors Railway make the holiday fantastic. use the Park and Ride if you go to York, Â£2.50 for the whole day. scarborough is a bit of a hole in our opinion but great sealife centre. some great/beautiful sights up on the moors and some lovely villages including Hutton-Le-Hole great group of craft shops there.
Basically the sights are beautifull with some very warm and welcoming people around. we will go back later when children are a bit older.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
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