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We are the North's most loved Glamping site with 300 acres of fresh air and space to roam as well as a woodland play park and so much more. Come and enjoy your own piece of tranquillity in the North Yorkshire countryside.
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Jodie A wrote a review 1 Apr
Pontefract, United Kingdom272 contributions78 helpful votes
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First time visiting camp Katur (Orion) and we would go back again in a heart beat. The geo dome was spotless, lovely little set up for a family of 3, didn’t feel like we were on top of each other at all. Masses of wood land to explore, the outdoor gym was a hit with our 10 year old. Great location for going out and visiting the local area. We did 2 long walks, one from Masham and the other up to druids temple. The communal kitchen area was also a great asset, however we did only use it for washing up, but other families were using it for cooking and being able to sit inside was a bonus, especially when it was raining one evening. We did not experience any negative aspects and it was one of our favourite “staycations” we’ve been on. The log fire was used each night and was welcomed, heated the dome throughout. The whole area has many different styles of glamping available, but due to the size of the site we felt relaxed and comfortable with lots of our own space. In fact one night we didn’t even see a single person, was soo chilled. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Hi there, Jodie Thankyou so much for a fantastic review, it really does sound like you had an amazing time. Camp Katur has so much to offer to everyone, with over 300 acres to explore. We look forward to welcoming you to stay with us again soon. Warmest wishes Team CK
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Rachael R wrote a review Nov 2023
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We stayed in the Lepus geodome last weekend (27th-29th October 2023). We specifically booked a dome with a hot tub, and we were very much looking forward to using this during our visit. However, we were very disappointed with this, and other aspects of our stay. We arrived on Friday evening, and were advised by the lady in reception that the hot tub would take around 2 hours to heat. We lit the fire at around 7pm and hoped to use it that night. However, by 10.30pm, despite us adding logs at 15 minute intervals as advised the water had barely warmed up and it was clear that we would not be using it that night. The next day we were off site visiting the local area, and I called the out of hours phone number to explain our frustrations, and request some help in pre-heating the hot tub for that evening (after reading several trip advisor reviews stating the same problem it was clear that management are aware of this ongoing issue for guests and acknowledge the need to pre-heat these in advance and so we expected some assistance). I was extremely disappointed to be told that there were no staff on site over the weekend and no help could be given – I was just told to ‘email management with the issues’ which I did not find particularly helpful. I was very surprised at the lack of staffing over the weekend, particularly when the price increases considerably compared to weekdays, and yet the customer service level drops. Feeling rather let down, nonetheless we persevered in lighting the hot tub again on Saturday evening, starting at 6pm, and again adding logs every fifteen minutes and monitoring closely, however after 4 and a half hours again it was clear that the hot tub was not going to reach the required temperature. There really was no more we could have done, and what added to the disappointment of not being able to use the hot tub was the annoyance that we had spent around 8 hours in total monitoring the fire and adding logs somewhat pointlessly, rather than relaxing and enjoying the weekend together. As this was a big part of the appeal of staying on the site, and having paid a premium to have a geodome with a hot tub we feel bitterly disappointed that the Camp Katur team do not make sure that guests are able to fully enjoy the facilities they have paid for. There were other aspects that fell below our expectations. The geodome is advertised as sleeping 4, however the extra bed is not a double as stated in the description, but more of a single in size, and our two teenage children did not find it a comfortable sleeping experience. We could not understand why two sets of bedding were provided for a bed only big enough to accommodate one. Other, admittedly minor, issues really just added to an overall feeling of a lack of attention to detail. The thermometer in the hot tub was broken. There appeared to be lights in the outside decking but no obvious way to turn these on (in general information about the property was limited). We were told there was a pumpkin and carving kit provided for the Halloween competition, which we though was a nice touch, however when we reached the accommodation we found the pumpkin to have a hole in the side and to be partially rotten – when I picked it up to lift it off the sofa bed my thumb went through the side, carving it was not a particularly appealing prospect. Although we were advised about the issues with water pressure (on the information leaflet given on arrival, NOT prior to our stay) we were not expecting intermittent ice cold water in the shower. The windows which did have lovely views across the field were quite dirty – again as these were really a selling point of the domes, making them quite unusual compared to other glamping options, I would have expected these to have had a bit of a clean, as it was one of the first things that struck us on entering the dome. All in all, we expected a luxury experience, and unfortunately this weekend fell far short of our expectations. We feel that for the price we paid – over £500 for 2 nights – for a special occasion (our 20th wedding anniversary) was not reflected in the experience or customer service we received. Having read a significant number of reviews of customers having similarly poor experiences (which I do in hindsight wish we had read before booking) we feel that these issues should have been rectified by now. We wish now that we had not booked a geodome with the hot tub, as this wasted a lot of our weekend family time, and it was actually a source of frustration, stress and upset. I emailed Camp Katur a week ago with our grievances and have yet to receive a reply (other than an automated thankyou for your feedback, and an invoice for the kindling we used while we were there). This only reinforces our opinion that once Camp Katur management have your money they really are not bothered about customer care.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 7 Nov 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive review. I did respond to your initial email on Monday 30th October, I'm not sure if this has gone into your junk folder? All you feedback has been passed onto the Operations manager. Woodfired Hot tubs do take at least a couple or hours or more to heat to the desire temperature, I recall on check in the discussion you had with the receptionist regarding being a novice at lighting fires and asking for further instructions. Hill farms Geodomes are advertised as a small double, Extra camp beds can be found in the general store. Warmest wishes Team CK
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Chris wrote a review Aug 2023
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I honestly do not recommend this site. There were multiple problems with accessibility - including a ramp up to the space with an accessible toilet with a drop on the other side that would tip a wheelchair completely over. This is not acceptable, if you have a ramp it should be usable and not wildly unsafe. That aside, we were in a small dome that was advertised as "peaceful and tranquil" but was positioned not far from the generator buildings for the domes with electricity (ours didn't, not a complaint, that's the point of the dome) so all day and night it's like a truck is idling. The dome nest to us has the same complaint, it was loud. The personal shower shed must have been piped directly to the septic tank because we couldn't even use it, the smell of sewage was so strong you gagged when you opened the door. The dome next to us also complained of this. The field also stank of sewage multiple times a day. I'm sure there's a reason for this, but it was utterly baffling to me that our dome had a separate little kitchen, a hot water shower and toilet, but no drinkable water plumbed in. This normally wouldn't be an issue but it's just confusing you'd make these choices and still have people walk across a field to get water to drink. Perhaps the first luxury should be drinking water? The dome leaked, which potentially isn't anyone's fault as we had heavy rain, but it's still an issue. We were told our friend who is a wheelchair user could access the dome, but this wasn't true. We weren't allowed a ramp because they only had one, and it was the inadequate one for the accessible toilets at the other end of the site. I know the owner keeps responding that complaints could have been sorted if someone had just somehow found him and he would... What, fix these issues immediately? That doesn't seem like a thing. Positives: beautiful scenery, incredible bar staff doing way more than their job requires. All the staff were great, but only in the barn and bar. Saw zero staff anywhere else, apart from what I assume is the owner occasionally zooming past at full speed on his little quad bike. If you want to stay here then shell out for the luxury domes or the cabins, I'm sure they're better. Don't expect to be able to find anyone to express complaints to. If you're camping be aware the main camping field has terrible drainage and we saw tents washed away. Definitely don't stay if you're disabled.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 8 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking the time to give feedback, on this occasion the site was hired by a third party. Please can you contact them with all the above as this event was not run or staffed by Camp Katur. We would kindly ask you to remove this review and take your concerns to the third party company.
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Cheryl S wrote a review Aug 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom40 contributions12 helpful votes
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We stayed in the Bellatrix geodome, and despite apprehensions at our first time glamping, we absolutely loved it. The dome was very spacious and had a seating area, dining area and good kitchen. The bathroom was well equipped with a proper toilet, basin and shower. The deck area was huge and had excellent seating and an amazing hot tub. The only down side was the double bed on the mezanine which had to be reached by a vertical metal ladder and not suitable for anyone with a slight disability. Luckily the bed on the ground floor was a king size that my daughter and I ended up sharing. Instructions on where to find the kindling and matches on the site and how to light the wood burner would also have been helpful! Despite minor problems, we would definitely use this accommodation again. The website description is quite vague and more photos and extensive description would really help people deciding on whether to book.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Fully equipped kitchen, not on website description. Double bed only accessible for non-disabled.
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Responded 30 Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback We look forward to welcoming you to stay again soon. Warmest wishes Team CK
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Nicola G wrote a review Aug 2023
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I stayed in the Hobbit Hide for 2 nights with my 7 and 8 year old boys and had a fantastic time. I was slightly worried that the accommodation would be very small, but I was pleasently surprised. It had enough room for all of our stuff (and you can store things under the main bed too) and the beds were spacious for the 3 of us. We checked in on a Wednesday at 3pm and out on a Friday at 10am. The check in staff were super helpful with directions and where we needed to park etc. I really liked how the staff left you too it throughout your stay. Most of the site is car free, which is brilliant so you need to use wheelbarrows to get your things to your accommodation which was great fun for the boys. I had planned on going on a day trip out on the Thursday but didn't need to in the end as the site had plenty to explore and kept the boys entertained. They enjoyed the swing park, adventure playground (the zip line was a big hit!), outside gym and exploring the woodlands and finding the plane. We also saw frogs, bats, rabbits, ducks and pea hens. The stars were out in all their glory on our last night, which was spectacular. The communal facilities were great and clean. We didn't need to use the communal kitchen, other than to wash up, but it had items that you could borrow if you needed too. The log store had plenty of logs, which was great for making the most of the fire pit on a night time to toast marshmallows. We also made use of the communal pizza oven on out first night. I was on a budget, so took our own pizza dough and toppings and thankfully they came out great and the boys enjoyed making and cooking their own pizzas. I would really recommend Camp Katur and would go back. It was a lovely couple of nights away making memories.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 30 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your amazing review, it so lovely to see returning guests. We look forward to welcoming you to stay with us again soon. Warmest wishes Team CK
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Leeeeeroy Jenkins!!!! wrote a review Aug 2023
Essex, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
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On arrival, all looks great. Impressive grounds, stylish reception and bar area. Checked-in on time (not before) and without any drama. Like someone else said, there are just a few things I wish I'd known so here we go... HOT TUB The hot tub is free to use but takes three hours to heat up. You have to keep adding logs as well so can't disappear for those three hours. Logs are free but take your own lighter, firelighters and kindling or buy from the 'store' near reception. The nearest log store is a short run from the dome so stock up as much as poss (using wheelbarrows provided) before it rains or gets dark. BBQ What BBQ? As it turns out the firepit is also the BBQ. I was hoping for a gas fired effort or separate grill, ideally undercover. Because basically if it rains, BBQ is off the menu. You can buy disposable BBQs from the store but they are not the best as you probably know. Coal is available for the firepit at £10 a bag. COOKING Inside there is a small kitchen with a camping stove (3 different sized rings). So you can use the saucepans etc to cook pasta, sausages, bacon etc. Kettle is also provided along with mugs, plates, glasses and cutlery. But no tea, coffee or sugar so take all the things you normally like to have. There was some washing up liquid and a scrubber too. Some people may be fussier than me but I thought it was all clean enough. LIGHTING There is no electricity. They could be clearer about that. So take battery packs to charge devices etc. You would be wise to take torches, lamps and head torches. It does get very very dark. There are several larger candles in lanterns and a bunch of tea lights provided (more available from the store). Also, some solar powered fairy lights around the dome which are nice and pretty but don't provide much light (controls by the front door). My advice is to light every single candle as it gets dark but also keep a head torch handy. SLEEPING No bedding provided so let them know you want to hire it at extra cost or bring your own as we did. Also, there are beds for 4 people, not 6. One double bed and two singles. There is a swinging hammocky bed type thing but I wouldn't fancy that and you'd have to sleep foetal. Plenty of room on the floor or sofa though so could take inflatable beds. You'd better hope it doesn't rain. The noise of the rain on the tarp roof is relentlessly annoying and we got zero sleep on night one. Especially as the double bed is really creaky and makes lots of noise each time you move a muscle. Not particularly comfortable. Maybe take some ear plugs. TOILET & SHOWER There is a small toilet room just outside the front door. I don't think it's for number two's. We saved those for trips out or went to reception/bar. Basically it's a toilet seat with a funnel leading to some kind of tank. Take some toilet roll or buy from the store. The shower is extremely temperamental. You have to enjoy it while it's hot, then turn it off for a second when it gets cold. Then turn it on again and it's back to hot. Repeat. There seemed to be enough hot water for me and my two girls. There is a sink to wash your face and brush teeth etc. No towels, toothpaste or body wash though. GENERAL STUFF They also provide blankets but they all smelt of dog. And smoke. You can borrow wind up torches and hot water bottles from the store at no extra cost so this is good. Both are useful. Take jumpers and blankets for sure. To store any food you might bring, they only provide a regular size cool box. You can also take ice packs from the store to help keep things cool. But there were only three of us for two nights and we had it full to the brim. Did an ok job of keeping things cool though. Use the fire but keep the doors closed ideally, otherwise smoke fills the room. Smoke detector went off a few times. They will happily charge your electrics on reception (when they are open) and the staff all seem friendly and helpful. All in all, we had a good time but felt like we had to try hard to make it work. Very nearly went home after night one. On the second night we ate out, were better prepared, had plenty of logs, all the candles on, making it nice and cosy. Made sure we had charge on the laptop to watch a film. In summary, expensive for what it is. Glad to be home.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 30 Aug 2023
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review. Forest retreat in very popular with families as there is so much space for everyone, it great that you had a go at glamping and enjoyed the Hot tub during your stay. Warmest wishes Team CK
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Danielle wrote a review Aug 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom105 contributions75 helpful votes
On arrival to Camp Katur, you’re sold. It’s so picturesque, the setting is beautiful and there’s so much space to explore. We arrived too early to check in but were told we could have a wander around the estate with our children. First impressions were fantastic, there’s a big swing area that was fun for both adults and children alike. As we walked further on we explored the children’s play area, it’s so much fun for the kids with lots of wooden houses to explore, things to jump over and stand on too. Our kids are too little for the zip line but we enjoyed it, until the next day when I presume someone undid one of the knots to make it lower and we weren’t the only ones to have to stop ourselves crashing into the tree! The actual play structure itself was great although it could do with another one or two slides. Elsewhere there’s so much space to run around, lots of little dens for the kids to explore too. It’s just beautiful, so many squirrels and bunnies running around my children just loved it. As it got closer to check in time we went back to reception and the bar was open so we had a drink in there. It’s a lovely little bar area, service was great and super friendly and the weather was also good so there’s a nice outdoor seating area too. Eventually we were handed a map and advised the best way to get to our lodge, Bears Place. Cars are only allowed up to a certain point so we parked the car before the meadow area and loaded up wheelbarrows with out things. We got to the lodge and it was just beautiful from the outside, everything we had hoped for for our short break. Unfortunately that’s where it started to go a bit downhill. We started settling in and checking everything out which takes a while so by the time we did that we realised the hot tub for the first evening was just not going to happen. This should really be warmed for arrival because it takes so long. On lifting the lid we also found a rubber duck under there which ensured that I would not be going in there, it just suggested a lack of thorough cleaning for me. My husband decided to use it the second day and he only went in because he’d taken so long trying to get it to temperature. It was still cold at the bottom when he got in but it’d taken so long at this point he saw it as more of a challenge. Other issues are the cleanliness, some things I tried to let slide and just think of it as a camping experience, thecobwebs littered over every window, door, basically everywhere but the dirty plates, mugs and weetabix caked on placemats I couldn’t accept. The floor was wonky and dipping/peeling in parts which was fine for the setting but not ideal for my small children. Also, the decking was so slippy in certain areas, it was far from ideal. There was a lack of attention to detail like the outdoor chairs weren’t brushed off, the table there wasn’t wiped down so not only was it full of leaves but also old drink marks. For the price, you do expect the standard of cleanliness to be better, these basic things would give a much better impression. It would be helpful to give a card with tips for your specific accommodation too. On the website it states to bring bedding and pillows etc but doesn’t mention towels. No towels are provided as standard, luckily we brought some for the hot tub but otherwise this would’ve been an issue. Additionally, in the kitchen no tea towel was available, had I know this I would’ve brought one with us. Those small things are just inconveniences that can be avoided. As well as this, we aren’t people that camp and had no idea that you needed to use a match for the hob so that took some time to figure out. I also need to mention the cold, the log burner was fantastic for the living area but the heat didn’t travel and it was freezing. So much so we spent most of our night worried that it was too cold for the kids because the bed just felt so damp and the pillows we brought ended up soaking wet. This was August so I dread to think what it would be like in colder months. I can’t complain too much about the cold because it’s a camping environment but it’s worth noting if you have children, we had to stop at a supermarket in the way home to buy new bedding for them because it got so wet I was worried it would end up mouldy. It also meant my husband spent so much of his time tipping up the logs and keeping the fire going, plus he had to start the fire early on the morning for the kids to get out of bed and not be freezing cold. The kids loved the room with the bunks, their den as they liked to call it and they loved playing in there. It’s about a 20 minute drive to Ripon with an M&S, Aldi and Sainsburys which have everything you may need. We bought things for a bbq only to realise there were no bbq utensils in our lodge and we couldn’t find any in the communal area either so that wasn’t great. We bought pizza kits on the first evening. You make and cook the pizzas yourself which would be fine but there’s no hot water and detergent just a spray which just spreads around the mess rather than degreasing and cleaning the surface so cleaning between parties is difficult. Pizzas tasted great though. The bar was only open one evening until 8pm and offers no other meals which is a huge shame. The setting is great and would make a lovely location for a pub/restaurant. A couple of other issues were the locks, on the front door and the bathroom door we all ended up cutting our fingers as they were so stiff. The dining table chairs are also worth noting if you have children they’re low and if you put the cushions in for the kids to prop up on it’s very slippery for them. My children are too big for the high chairs available in the communal areas but we’re too small for the dining chairs. My review is comprehensive just to help families who may be thinking of booking but these things would’ve helped us for sure. Overall, I’m not sure we’d go back.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Aug 2023
Thank you for such a comprehensive review. Bears place really is in a beautiful setting overlooking the meadow, The Swing park and Woodland kingdom provide so much fun children and adults. Thank you for bringing it to our attention regarding the zip wire. Pre-warming of hot tubs is on our thinking list of things to look at for the next season. The little duck you found floating In the water is the thermometer for the water temperature. Pizza kits are very popular and great fun to do, glad you enjoyed them. Warmest wishes Team CK
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Holtay_ wrote a review Aug 2023
Glossop, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
The setting is beautiful, if it was kept on top of it could easily get 5 stars. However it seems unfortunately as it has got more popular the little details have been forgotten. The communal areas don’t get cleaned, communal toilets closed. No seating inside of the communal area, basic things which should be provided, especially when your accommodation doesn’t have a toilet.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Christopher T wrote a review Jun 2023
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom245 contributions181 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights when rained most of the time. It was a very quiet week when we stayed, so lacked a bit of atmosphere. Despite that, we still had a good time. Reception staff, bar staff and ground maintenance staff all friendly and efficient. The site is clean and tidy and free of litter, which adds to the ambiance of the rural nature of the site. After check in, you can only drive a certain way to a car park, with accommodation still a walk away. The luggage 'porter' is a wheelbarrow that you load up and wheel off yourself to your accommodation. Ok if it's not raining, but everything will get wet if it is raining. Tip - take a tarpaulin or plastic sheet to cover your luggage. We had an outside hot tub with our accommodation. It took a long time to warm the water sufficiently to get in. An attached log burner warms the water (I know - how does that work?! It makes sense when you see it in action) Tip - Start the log burner as soon as you get there otherwise you'll hear frustration from those who are itching to get in. The staff we spoke to did say that management were considering pre-lighting the hot tub log burner so that the water is at temperature when guests arrive. This would be a good move. There are plenty of dried logs in the log stores around the site, all of which are free. What's not free are the fire lighters, matches and kindling. You can buy it at the site, but might be more cost effective to take it along yourself. Try making your own pizza in the pizza oven for a different experience. We did and recommend it. There are many different types of accommodation from small tents up to large luxury lodges. This was something different to what we have done before, and we would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Carrie wrote a review Jun 2023
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I'm not one for writing reviews - this is my first, and I'm only writing it so that, if like me you didn't get much info from the website (it needs more pictures of accommodation rather than arty shots and definitely more specifics about what is and isn't available) you can get some info here that I wish I had known. Site is beautiful and there are amazing play areas for kids left over from when it was an activity park. Plenty of large grassy areas outside all the accommodation for kids to play, including little football nets which my son loved. We stayed in Aurora Geodome which is on the end of a row of four. If you book this one please be aware (unlike us) that for some reason the hot tub is not like ALL the others (round 4 person), it is a two person bath - see pictures. This was really disappointing as we are a family of four. On arrival the dome was clean inside but the decking was really dirty; dried bird poo everywhere, one dried dead pot plant, dried grass everywhere and the very small dining table was covered in grime and dirt. I've seen on a previous review that some one else mentioned the cleanliness and the managers response was that the cleaners have lot to do...make of that reply what you will when you're paying over £200 per night. The main double bed was really comfy. According to the website, the dome sleeps 2-4 - beware it really doesn't! See pictures of the fold out bed that is supposed to sleep two. We had a 7 & 9 year old and there was no way they were going to fit. I called reception and they said it was a small double...it's really not. In the end they said we could get a camp bed from the general store (a room where you can go and get items you might need) Both kids slept well both nights...duvets and pillows are good quality. On our second morning we went down to the communal kitchen to make breakfast. It is well stocked with plates / cooking utensils etc but for some reason there are no tables or chairs to eat at? There was a massive tent next to it with lots of long benches inside, as if it was a dining hall type thing, but again no chairs? So if you're planning on cooking in the communal kitchen, you'll need to carry everything you cook back to your accommodation to eat it on your decking apparently. Luckily we had good weather so could eat outside but if was raining / cold I don't know where you are expected to eat? There are also toilets by the kitchen but the male and female are both screwed closed. The disabled toilet is open but doesn't lock! I emailed Camp Katur on Saturday morning asking about the toilets, the lack of seating and stating our disappointment about the hot tub and I am still waiting for a reply! They did however manage to text me on the Sunday to remind that check out is 10am and to leave the accommodation as we found it! We dropped the key in the drop of box at reception and went back to the park to run some energy off the kids before the drive home. Our little girl needed to toilet before we left but reception was closed so there was no where to go. I find it really confusing that considering they are a family friendly site there are no public toilets open 24/7 around the site. Please also be aware that for whatever reason, reception is closed over the weekend (seems absolutely bonkers!). The bar is open 3-8pm and has some lovely outside seating areas but it literally only sells drinks, no food (except the pizza kits which we bought - they were nice - you get different veg toppings depending which box they give you so make sure you ask for what you like.) There is nowhere on site to buy essentials like milk / bread etc so you need to take everything. The domes have a very small fridge so I wouldn't take much that needs to be kept cold. There are no fridges in the communal kitchen. The dome gets extremely hot (it is a type of tent after all) so next time I would take a cool box to keep bread / fruit etc in. You can borrow ice blocks from the general store. The BBQ's are good and have a hob on the side which we only realised on the last day. Overall we enjoyed our stay but there are just a few things which makes the place feel like it's just coasting. I would recommend Camp Katur but I would just say to be very prepared. There is a log store where you can get unlimited logs but take your own matches / lighters / fire lighters as they are not provided.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from ross Hocking, General Manager at Camp Katur
Responded 12 Jun 2023
Thanks so much for your feedback Carrie, we do try very hard to make things clear on our website, such as Aurora having a wood-fired bath and not a hot tub like the other Geodomes, but its a tricky balance. As our site is so large its always hard to explain every aspect such as toilets being available 24/7 on our Meadow site for public use, the communal facilities at Hill Farm being used for group bookings or the double fold down sofa beds being more appropriate for young children. We always look at improving the ways we communicate with our customers and thank you for the feedback which we will take on board. Overall, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Team CK
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Nearby attractions include Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre (4.3 miles), Thorp Perrow (3.5 miles), and Big Sheep & Little Cow (4.4 miles).
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