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Monks Farm

Beacon Way, Sneaton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5HS

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

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Monks Farm Caravan and Motorhome Site. 

A small gem of a CL site, idyllically located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with stunning views of the coast and Whitby Abbey. This site provides an ideal base for exploring the nearby seaside town of Whitby, the Yorkshire coast and surrounding beautiful countryside.

The site is situated in the small village of Sneaton, 3 miles by road from Whitby. Within the village, there is an ice-cream farm with cafe and traditional pub, The Wilson Arms - offering a warm welcome and a range of hearty meals, both a very short walk away. 

There are many countryside walks from the village itself. Directly from the site is the ancient ‘Monks Walk’ where stone flags were originally laid by the monks at the Abbey. These lead down into the woods below the site, over streams and down into Ruswarp. The path continues and leads into Whitby.

Also in Ruswarp, is the River Esk, where fishing is possible by permit or you can take a peaceful trip along the river by hiring a wooden rowing boat.

There are many other places to explore and walk nearby including, Maybecks, Falling Foss waterfall, numerous moorland villages as well as the local beaches or coastal villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Sandsend.

If cycling is what you like, there are many quiet country lanes to explore which connect you to the different villages within the National Park. Alternatively, ideal for young families, there is the old railway line, a traffic free cycle track, running from Whitby to Ravenscar and beyond. Dalby Forest is 30 minutes drive away which offers various graded levels of cycle and walking trails.

For further afield day trips there are endless possiblilities including the towns of Scarborough, Pickering, Guisborough, Middlesbrough and the city of York, all accessible by car or bus from Whitby. There are also train links to Middlesbrough and the Esk Valley from Whitby Station or the nearby village of Ruswarp. The steam train also runs from Whitby on the picturesque journey along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway travelling through Grosmont, Goathland then on to Pickering.

As the name suggests the site at Monks Farm is situated on our family run mixed working farm where we rear cattle, sheep and grow a variety of cereal crop. The site offers the tranquility of the coast and country without being in the hustle and bustle of the town although this is no compromise, as Whitby can be easily accessed without venturing out by car but instead by foot, bike or hopping on the bus or train at Ruswarp.

Our site offers five all year around hard standing pitches with electric hook up, each with their own view across green fields, to the sea and Whitby Abbey.

We will look forward to welcoming you soon.  

Facilities on site ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Lat 54.457439 / Lon -0.620656
OS field ref:
NZ895078
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Ruswarp
  • Park and ride goes to Whitby Park & Ride
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Fantastic CL

Monks Farm
Stayed recently for four nights - tried to get an extra night but fully booked. Easy to find and excellent choice of pitches on arrival. Enjoyed watching the lambs and rabbits in the field behind the pitch and lots of birdsong. Took the Monks Walk from site - tip - ask directions before you set off or walk an extra mile or two as we did until a fellow walker pointed us in the right direction. For ease, after the first grassy hill its straight across the small tarmac road - down the grassy hill opposite - cross the bridge and turn left ( don't take the 2nd bridge on the right). At the end of the path continue downhill into Ruswarp and then turn right over the railway line - take signposted path to Whitby on the right. Thoroughly enjoyed all the local area had to offer - walked miles and had a really relaxing time. Site was perfect but sadly the local pub had still to re-open .....but there's always next time!

Normsmam

Reviewed on 25/05/2021 22:38

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What a wonderful little gem of a site. Perfect pitches and lovely people. We booked on for seven nights and even stayed an extra one. If work didn’t call think we’d still be there. Many thanks Gordon and Judith. Look forward to returning if you’ll have us. Pork Pies from Jackson’s in Ruswarp a must also.

rostron

Reviewed on 15/05/2021 18:58

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My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at this lovely CL. This was our first stay but won’t be our last. Although on a small working farm don’t let this put you off as the farm activity did not impact on the CL. The pitches are all hard standing and the facilities such as the drinking water and disposal area are well kept. The views across the fields to Whitby are stunning and there is a public footpath which links to the Cinder track, an old railway line which is now a well used public footpath. The distance is approximately 3mls. The village of Sneaton is small and quite although it does have its own pub which is less than 5 mins walk from the site. Unfortunately it was not open during our stay. Also try an ice cream from Beacon Farm next door which makes and sells its own ice cream. The site is easy to access and is a great base from which to explore this area.

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Reviewed on 22/04/2021 21:46

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well looked after site with all hardstandings. great dog walk from site all the way to ruswarp and on into whitby .the view to whitby is stunning. nice pub just up the road ,what more do you want .

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Reviewed on 18/09/2020 11:53

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Oh my, what a beautiful site. Easy access, with mainly flat, and all hard pitches with stunning views out to sea and Whitby. As other reviewers have stated there is a walk directly from the site into Whitby, its quite a strenuous walk, both down to Whitby and the long haul back up. It took us about an hour but if you can only do one way it is worth doing, the views from the Cinder Track over the viaduct is stunning, walk it at least once, it's worth it. The next day we cycled into Whitby, cycle into Ruswarp and then pick up the Cinder Track cycle path into Whitby. Beacon Farm is practically next door, don't miss trying some of their ice cream and there is a lovely little tea parlour, which sadly we didn't have time to try but it looked delicious when we called in for our tubs of ice cream to pop in the motorhome freezer. Ruswarp has a train station where I believe you can get the train to Pickering or various stops along the way, all on the North Yorkshire Moors picturesque railway. Row boats are also available to hire in Ruswarp. Had a very nice meal at the pub literally just a short stroll along from the camp site. There are no showers or toilets on this site but that is not an issue for us and cannot wait to return to this site, an ideal location for so many places and attractions in the area but if like us you're in a motorhome and don't tend to move about once on site the location of this CL means there is so much to see and do close at hand.

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Reviewed on 09/07/2019 21:05

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