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
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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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Lovely CL site to stay at Whitby.

This is a lovely little CL site to visit Whitby. Sat Nav took us straight to the site no bother. It has beautiful views looking across to the sea and of Whitby Abbey. The site is well kept and very clean. Whitby is only a 10 minute drive away or if you wanted to walk like we did with our dog there is a lovely walk from the site down in to Whitby itself which took us about an hour , it was all down hill so we got a taxi back which was £7.00. Once in Whitby we wondered around all the lovely streets and walked up to the Abbey. We also went to Falling Foss waterfall which was beautiful and had a lovely walk into the forrest and after sat outside the outdoor tea room which was really pleasant . There is a pub called The Wilson Arms just along the road from the site which serves lovely meals. I would definitley come back to Monks Farm.
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Monks Farm, Sneaton, Whitby, February visit.

This is a lovely peaceful site with great views of Whitby Abbey and the harbour lighthouse in the distance. It has 6 H/S pitches with EHU, and adjacent is a flagged footpath, Monks Trod, which is ideal for taking ones dog and in fact can be used to walk all the way down to Whitby itself, or to join the cinder track, the old railway line which extends as far as Ravenscar and then onto Scarborough and is ideal for cycling as well as walking. The site is easily access being less than 1/2 ml off the B1416 in the village of Sneaton itself, although the drive from Runswick, to the north does involve two very steep hills, including Oakley Bank. Care is required at the entrance to the site if one has a long unit. There is a little pub 50yds to the left of the farm entrance as well as a tearoom at Beacon Farm. The site is ideal for visiting lots of interesting places in the area, such as Robin Hood's Bay, Snaithes and Runswick Bay, as well as Whitby, and the NY Moors Railway can be accessed about 4 mls away at Grosmont. This is a site that we will definitely use again in the future.

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What a great CL - Judith was lovely :-)

We went at half term - February 2019 - we had a lovely time - great pitch, facilities and very warm welcome from Judith and Gordon. They were very accommodating and benefit from being open all year round. Easy access to Whitby and the surrounding area. Highly recommend the walk across Robin Hood Bay - lovely to see the seals in their natural environment. Thanks again - The Reynolds Family :-)

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What a Cracker...!

We stayed here for a week late in November when the weather was horrible - but hey ho, such is the weather this time of year ! This is a well situated CL, all hard standings, excellent amenities all professionally done along with recycling, good TV and mobile reception. Plenty of walking in area and access to Whitby is only a few minutes away. Gordon is a character, a local farmer who's barns are full of old farm machinery and tractors etc which he is in the process (workload permitting) of renovating, he is fully versed on the local area and is only too willing to talk about it. Judith is a lovely lady and even came to say cheerio to us when we left. This site hasn't been open long so it needs us to support it and I imagine it will be a magnet once the word has got out about how good this site is. Thanks for a nice stay, (albeit wet, windy and misty). We fully intend to return in 2019 once the weather is a bit better.
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Never been to this part of the world before and ha ing decided to, we phoned a week in advance and booked one night initially with a wish (TBC) for a second night. Couldn’t have been easier or made to feel more welcome - “Come and park up - we are a working farm and will see you later if we are not there”. As it happens they were and revived a very warm and helpful reception. This a is a lively site with great views of Whitby Abby and the harbour lighthouse in the distance. There a a lovely little pub 50yds to the left of the farm entrance that has good beers and will provide more food at a great price than most can eat - excellent! The village is beautiful - we went in the first week in November and the Dhalias in most gardens were simply breathtaking. There is no bus service from the village however a 30minute walk down hill into Ruswarp will bring you to a bus stop and train station. Coming back we took a taxi from the harbour to the site twice and £8.00 was the highest we paid. All in all, a great site, great people and a fantastic couple of days - thank you !

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