Port Arthur Farm

Port Arthur Farm, Market Flat Lane, Scotton, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9JA

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year Awards 2016 - 2nd Place 

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Port Arthur Farm is a quiet and friendly family run CL site surrounded by several villages amidst some of the area's most beautiful countryside. Our Site mainly comprises of a meticulously maintained level field with a choice of grass or hard standing pitches, all in excess of 1.5 acres. We are open all year round and because of the sheer size of the site and variety of pitches, we can accommodate all set-ups throughout the changing seasons and in any extremes of weather, there's no boggy pitches here!

Our Site offers a brand new purpose built heated washroom (November 2015) incorporating a large shower room with w.c. and wash hand basin, another separate wc, a sink/drainer with hot water facility and a useful information area.

The location of the CL Site within our Farm was purposely chosen to optimise views of the countryside and all pitches offer pretty much round the clock sunshine (mother nature permitting!). The new washroom is directly on the site in a lovely elevated position boasting a fantastic decked area giving Campers a great viewing point over the Site.

For the keen cyclists and ramblers we are perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding networks of walk and cycle routes; nearby Nidd Gorge has recently been linked from Knaresborough to Harrogate then onto Ripley. Knaresborough is a mere 2.3 miles away with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants, a weekly market, The Castle and Grounds and much more. Harrogate is around 5 miles down the road offering endless shops and an abundance of restaurants, not forgetting Bettys Famous Tearooms, The Great Yorkshire Showground, RHS Harlow Carr Gardens and much more. Nearby places of interest are Ripon, Boroughbridge, Otley, Leeds, Wetherby, Skipton - the list goes on and on. Closer to home, just about a mile away, is Scotton Village which boasts an excellent Pub, the Guy Fawkes Arms, which offers outstanding food (booking recommended) and fine ales . . .  so if you fancy a few drinks and a great meal in good local company, it's just a short walk from us.

Approached by its own private gated entrance and access road making your ins and outs stress free and your set-up safe, Port Arthur Farm CL is an ideal site for Caravanners and Motorhomers alike. It's the perfect place to stay whether you want to kick back and relax or get busy and explore what the area has to offer.

We think you will thoroughly enjoy your stay at Port Arthur Farm and guarantee a warm welcome from all the family (including our feathered friends!).

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

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Postcode:
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Lat 54.033792 / Lon -1.48875
OS field ref:
SE336599
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Harrogate
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Knarsborough
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Relaxed, well located but a little disappointing

This is a decent CL, the grounds are well maintained and it is well located for local attractions and places to visit. We were pleased with the facilities, particularly a shower room/ wc and a separate wc as well and the price is decent value at £18.00 per night but we felt that the owner had lost interest. We had to self-select our pitch and had to hope we got it right; there was no warm welcome and no answer at the house door. In fact, contact with the owners was non-existent until the second day of our stay and we waved him down when he was cutting the grass. The toilet and shower building is accessed is by stairs only and this is a little awkward when carrying a cassette since the chemical disposal point is here as well. The basin in the shower room/ wc has no hot water. Just outside the wc in the lobby there is a sink for hand washing and I wondered if this is also a dishwashing sink but the drainer is obstructed with an information leaflet display. Finally, on the shower room etc, there were no covid-safe measures; no hand gel or similar and there were items in the shower room that should have been removed such as furry cushions and a woollen rug. We had to take our own toilet rolls with us for the first couple of days and there were no loo-brushes. Outside, near the gate, is the grey-water disposal point is no more than a gully next to a fence and I found it impossible to shoot more than a fraction of my waste-master contents into the drain. One last thing just to be aware of, the turn left into Port Arthur Farm is a bit tight. On balance, I was a little disappointed given the ranking awarded this CL in 2016.

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Another great stay been coming to this site for 5 yrs its only an hr from where we live but could be 500 and would still come to this site so peaceful & quiet spotless faultless, graham is always there if you need him nice 7 night stay shame about the weather but will be back again & again. great cl site .the wossie mob.
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It was my first time in this area and I’m pleased to say it was a great choice of site. On arrival I phoned graham and he promptly came out to greet me. I was travelling alone and he made sure I was ok to site my van and point out all the facilities on site. The shower and toilet block are kept spotless. There are various recycling bins. Due to the heavy rain everyone was on hard standing but in summer the grass field looked perfect. All pitches are flat. Nearest shop is about 1.5 miles away and information is available on site for all restaurants and attractions nearby. Knaresborough is a wonderful place for anyone that has never been like myself and I imagine it to be really popular in warmer months. All in all I think this site will warrant a revisit.
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An excellant Site for visiting Knaresborough and beyond

We have just come back from this gorgeous Adults only CL. Port Arthur Farm is about 7 minutes drive from knaresborough and 5 minutes from Nidd Gorge. It is situated in quiet surroundings and has a spotless toilet and shower room. Some of the pitches are hardstanding but there are grass pitches if you prefer them. There is EHU and recycling facitlies The owners are a lovely couple and have run this site for over 5 years
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Top secret!!!! Please do not read!

What a find this CL site is. We originally booked to arrive on Wed but the weather was atrocious so we phoned Graham to cancel and he could not have been nicer. We decided to try for 3 nights ( Fri to Mon ). Although the site was full on Friday Graham managed to accommodate us until a pitch became available on Sat. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The site is flat and very open with plenty of room between pitches. Facilities spotless all the time we were there. Graham is a mine of local information and always finds the time to speak to you. Good walks around the site and plenty to explore in the area. Will definitely be back.
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