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Spiers House Camping
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Spiers House Camping
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Toilets only cleaned once a day , for the number of guests this should be a lot lot more, very filthy.

Poor unkempt site lacking in seriously needed attention, the excuse is the building work, but they don't even look after the the non-affected areas.

Rough uneven site roads suitable for 4x4's only

Shame as its in a lovely location

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We booked a caravan touring pitch for 4 nights through the May half term and it was one of the worst sites we've been to in 10 years of caravaning. My wife refused to stay and having paid for the pitch I stayed with my youngest child. Our caravan pitch wasn't suitable for a caravan - scraping A-frame on ground when pitching because of the unevenness and damaging jockey wheel. The site was very scruffy and not well maintained, roads uneven and full of pot holes creating lakes and rivers in the rain, the toilets looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years with no toilet paper on 2 out of the 4 nights, staff friendly but not helpful - 2 were in the shop with one doing nothing and the other booking in another tourer but still made me wait 20 minutes, little evidence of staff maintaining the site during the day. Pitches were small - no room for parking your car.
The only good things were location - find another site to stay at in same area, and size of showers - excellent for showering little ones but the showers needed a shower themselves.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

The first time and -fingers crossed- the only time we feel the need to warn others. Feeling rather robbed at the moment! This beautiful site is currently a complete building site-there is no peaceful forest to be enjoyed here AT ALL. I tried e mailing customer services first as we have never reviewed anything before and would never ever dream of writing anything bad without first approaching site itself with concerns. Have tried this evening to e mail them but all messages returned undelivered. Felt we must warn people. When we booked NO mention of the work. And boy are they doing work. Site surrounded by very noisy diggers etc which work all day from early!!! There were people turning around going elsewhere but we did not really have that option. Truly be warned.
Other than this never seen such utterly mucky loos- believe me you do not want to know the details! Staff seem nice enough but utterly over whelmed.
They should not be taking bookings. At the very least at heftily reduced rates with a clear warning of what to expect.
I did take lots of photos however when I got home in the cold light of day felt a bit odd that I had taken pictures of **** encrusted loos etc and decided to delete the lot and move on!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank graham a
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We have just spent 3 nights camping in our van at this campsite and was a little disappointed in it. When we arrived, instead of it being a nice quiet forest retreat, it was like driving onto a busy building site with big diggers everywhere!

Our pitch was right near the main bit of building site ( they are building 21 log cabins) and we was woken at 7am bt the sound of drilling and lorries going past.

The facilities were ok and I thought the toilets were kept fairly clean and the shop had some nice food stocked

Overall, I am not the sort of person to complain but felt a bit cheated as having paid quite a bit for 3 nights camping in a forest retreat and instead got 3 nights camping on a busy building site! The fact the management did not inform us of this, I don't think we will go back to this particular campsite again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Booked in for the whole of Whit week. Packed in with several other tents on a strip of land next to the building site. Changed site Tuesday when the construction work started & further heavy plant was delivered to site.
Very poorly managed by head office - either arrogant they could keep the money rolling in or incompetent not foreseeing problems. Site staff were great and did well to manage a bad situation.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
Thank Majubow
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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed on the site for three nights, due to the cold weather we were one of only two tents on the site (there were also several caravans).

We had booked a standard grass pitch, but on arrival they told us to use one of the electric hook up pitches as they would be carrying out work by the standard grass pitches. They also said to feel free to use the electric at no extra cost, which we were very grateful of due to the cold weather.

The staff on site were helpful and freindly through out our stay, always happy to answer any questions or point you in the right direction.

The toilet and shower block could of been cleaner and not all the lights worked, but this wouldn't put me off returning.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank nnfc-phil
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Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

The toilets weren't cleaned enough, the amount of construction work was enough to close the site. No warning was given neither was a discount.
Some of the toilet cubicles had no toilet roll. The soap dispensers were empty.
Very poor for such a price.
Staff were friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank Bedfordmj
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Address: Cropton, Pickering YO18 8ES, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
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Ranked #29 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Pickering
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