Harome Heads Farm

Harome Heads Lane, Harome, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HZ

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Established for over 30 years, we are on the edge of the North York Moors National Park close to the market town of Helmsley. The site is in a former orchard adjacent to the farmhouse on a small arable farm. The location is quiet with views over open countryside and enjoy some spectacular sunsets. There is a choice of pitches, all with electric hook-ups. We are within easy reach of the North Yorkshire coast and historic city of York.

To give you a little more detail about the local area and surrounding attractions .....

Under a mile away is the village of Harome where there are thatched properties including the renowned Star Inn restaurant and pub and also the Pheasant Hotel and Restaurant. Within walking distance or a short drive is an award winning Farm Shop with cafe and craft shops at Beadlam Grange.

Helmsley is 2.5 miles away and is a picturesque market town with popular attractions including the National Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park, Helmsley Brewery, many craft and gift shops, Helmsley Castle and the Walled Garden and an open air swimming pool.

National Trust properties open locally include Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Temples and terraces and Rievaulx Abbey, an English Heritage property. The stately home, Casstle Howard is a 20 minute drive away and has extensive grounds, woodland walks, garden centre and the Yorkshire Arboretum.

Five miles away are the Dales of the National Park including Bilsdale, Bransdale, Farndale and Rosedale. Ryedale Fold Museum at Hutton le Hole has a range of heritage buildings from the local area constructed on its site. We are 30 miles from the coast at Scarborough and a little further north is Whitby and the beautiful coastal villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay. A trip on the North York Moors Railway from Pickering can take you to Whitby. The National Park Centres at Sutton Bank and Danby can provide all the information you need to make the most of any visit to the National Park.

York is 25 miles away and its attractions include the Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre Museum, Merchant Adventurer's Hall and York Castle Museum as well as city centre and out of town shopping. Other attractions within easy travelling distance of our site which would provide an enjoyable day out range from Flamingo land Resort, Sea Life Centres in Scarborough and The Deep in Hull, Yorkshire Air Museum, Newby Hall, Sledmere House and Yorkshire Lavender. The James Herriot Museum at Thirsk is a 30 minute drive away. Ampleforth Abbey Orchards is a place of interest for its apple crops particularly in late summer. Further afield is the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens at Harrogate around 40 miles away.

We have enjoyed sharing our home with visitors for more than 30 years and have had many regular visitors who have continued to return over the years. We look forward to welcoming you if you choose to visit North Yorkshire.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Lat 54.242119 / Lon -1.012574
OS field ref:
SE645835
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Scarborough, Helmsley, York
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (50 miles)

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A wonderful spot

Harome Heads Farm is situated in the midst of some stunning N Yorks countryside. We used the site to visit nearby Rievaulx Abbey and as a base for walks. Helmsley and nearby villages are very attractive and we would have visited them if the cafes, etc, were fully open. The site is also attractive with grass ‘pitches’ in a small field with trees. (If it was wet, then I’d anticipate some difficulty in leaving). We had to find our way around the site to find for ourselves water point and Elsan Point (in adjacent field) as the owner was not around. Indeed we only saw her in passing, although she was available by phone,etc, prior to our arrival and departure to wish us well. Payment is made by BAC. There is no grey water disposal. Overall, a good experience in reasonable and dry weather.
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This was our second visit this year but only for four days as it was booked the rest of the week. It is a well appointed and quiet site in the old orchard. The only noise was the apples falling off the trees onto the Barn roof,! Andrea is very helpful and pleasant. It is an ideal base for visiting the North York Moors, The coast, Sutton Bank and there is a lot to do around Helmsley. If you want a good woodland and river walk then Duncombe Park, not including the Birds if Prey Centre is just £1 per person. We will certainly go back as there us so much more to discover from site.
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This was our first time on a CL, and in only the second weekend since campsites opened up again after lockdown. What a fantastic site! Easy to get to (though avoid Sutton Bank if arriving by caravan, our VW camper made it up just!), accessible to nearby Helmsley, but so quiet and peaceful. At night we could only hear the wildlife! We took our bikes and used the site as a base for some local riding. Great off road routes minutes from the site! Definitely converts to CLs, a brilliant first experience!
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April 2019

Spent a fantastic week at the start of April. Echo the previous comments; peace and tranquility, nice views, great location for local attractions and a trip to the coast. Lane up from the A170 is a bit narrow but we only met one oncoming vehicle all week, and there are places to pass. Andrea was friendly and welcoming. Our four small, geriatric dogs certainly enjoyed the sedate pace of life! We all had a nice stroll down the lane adjacent to the entrance. Helmsley is a lovely town, and we recommend a trip to Wharram Percy, deserted medieval village, just the other side of Malton. Good forest walks and views on the Helmsley to Stokesley road, handy when visiting Rievaulx Abbey. Would certainly mark it down as a CL to use again.
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May 2017 stay

Recently returned from 6 night stay here, best to follow recommended route and turn off the A170 and follow the lane, there are a few places to pass but care is needed nearer the site with a blind bend in the road. The site has been established around 30 years, with lush grass and very level! It's sited in the old farm orchard with some remaining apple trees and surrounded by other trees which form a useful wind break or sun shade as the site is on the top of a hill with great views and ample room for 5 vans. The owner is very welcoming and helpful pointing out all the facilities; there is a unisex toilet in the nearby farm building with great TV and phone reception. This is a very peaceful spot with walks from the site and plenty of walking nearby; we really enjoyed the circular walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey. There is much to do in the area: Castle Howard isn't far away and Nunnington Hall is worth a visit. Will certainly return.
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