Last week, we managed to link a 2-night Wedding Anniversary Spa break at the fabulous Coniston Hotel & Spa, near Skipton, North Yorkshire, with another Jolly adventure.
We had pre-booked an evening meal in the Huntsman’s Lodge restaurant at the hotel on the evening of our arrival followed by a full spa day the next day. It was fab, a really lovely couple of days, but instead of staying at the hotel we made use of a Camping & Caravanning Club CS Site just a 10-15 minute walk away. Heaps cheaper, but also our preferred option is ALWAYS to stay in our Jolly.
The site was Pot Haw Farm at Coniston Cold. It’s an adult-only site based on a working farm, beside Craven Country Ride, an off road horse riding venue. We have to say it was a real gem of a find. For the first day/night we were the only unit on site and enjoyed total peaceful countryside relaxation.
Wide open views and good sized pitches, the facilities here are very impressive, pristine, and even include an AGA cooker in a communal kitchen/dining area. The lady owner (Jacqui) greeted us on arrival and took us on a tour of the facilities immediately. She takes great pride in the site which is lovingly kept. The warm, sunny weather showed the whole area at its best during our stay. Here are some photos taken during our stay:-
By our second night there was a group booking of 3 more units pitched up and by the time we left the following morning the site had reached it permitted maximum of 5. It seems to be a place people return to. We can see why and will definitely return ourselves and venture out on our bikes, although not along the main A road that runs below the site. The owner warned that it’s one to avoid as it’s very fast and not cycle friendly, or walker friendly as there is no footpath. In fact the walk we did from our pitch to the hotel was one the owner recommended to us as a safe route through the farm fields. Be sure to ask for those directions if visiting the hotel. There are other walks from site too and apparently a bus stop a short distance away.
So, for us, this was just a cheeky last minute accommodation booking for our anniversary celebrations, but it turned out to be quite a find.
We didn’t take any photos at the hotel as we had a phone/camera free relaxation break, but we can recommend it for a pamper day and/or delicious dining.
A big fat 10/10 for this trip. Excellento! 👍
Suzie & Bri