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Flaxton Meadows – campsite review

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An editorial review of Flaxton Meadows

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Introduction to Flaxton Meadows

This adults-only, eco campsite is is a natural haven, feeling miles from anywhere, yet close to the city of York. Bordered by rolling farmland and heathland, Flaxton Meadows is located in North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside but just eight miles from York city centre. This is a peaceful, natural retreat within easy reach of a wide range of amenities.

 

Claire Tupholme

Claire Tupholme (Content Editor)

 

Bordered by rolling farmland and heathland, Flaxton Meadows is located in North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside but just eight miles from York city centre.


What the campsite has to offer

There are hardstanding and grass pitches available, with electric hook-up. A nice touch that I noticed during my visit are the caravan pitching information boards – each one features a drawing of a different famous vehicle, such as the Batmobile and General Lee.

On site there are toilets, showers, an accessible bathroom, a launderette, a pretty lake area and the Champers for Campers bar. Electricity is generated from the site’s own natural resource system (involving ground source heat pumps and solar panels), while the underfloor heating is powered from this, too.

Dogs are welcome on site at Flaxton Meadows and two 1.5-acre fenced exercise areas are available half a mile away, charged at £6 for 30 minutes.


Things to do

York

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Flaxton Meadows is ideal for anyone wanting to visit the historic city of York as it is located in the countryside, yet within a short drive of several city park and ride services that have spaces for motorhomes. The closest, Grimston Bar, is just 15 minutes’ drive away.

There is a mown wildlife walk around the edge of the campsite and the car park for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Strensall Common is only a mile away. A golf club is also just down the road from the site.


Campsite fact file

Specifications

Location:
York Lane, Flaxton, York
North Yorkshire YO60 7QZ

Telephone:
01904 393943

Open:
1 March – 31 October

Cost:
Two adults, pitch, electric: from £28.50

Nearest public transport:
One mile

Nearest pub/restaurant:
Two miles

Directions:
Leave A64 onto Scotchman Lane, signed Flaxton.
In one mile turn left onto York Lane.
Site on left in one mile.

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