Monks Farm

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

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 ...

  • Pub
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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YO22 5HS
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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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Monks Farm
Nothing has changed since I last wrote a review two years ago. It is still our favourite site. The views are fantastic, the facility area clean and the grass short. The pitches are generous and well spaced out. The owner, Mrs Stainthorpe, is there when you want her and helpful but not intrusive and this is a working farm so not for anyone who doesn't want to hear sheep and cows and the occasional tractor, but for us this means there is always something to watch. There is a walk directly down the footpath adjoining the site in the footsteps of the monks from Whitby who laid slabs to walk from the abbey to here to tend their sheep or you can join the footpath in Ruswarp to walk into Whitby along the heritage railway line and then get a bus back. There is an excellent butcher in Ruswarp and as others have said the ice cream parlour and the Wilson Arms are good value. I don't understand the review critical of access as we manage perfectly well to get our 7.5 metres caravan in and out and I would suggest the pictures of the site show it as it is.

Longtimecaravanner

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Reviewed on 17/06/2024 21:57

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Monks Farm
Nice welcome on arrival, able to pick a pitch. Nice spacious pitches. Few minutes away from lovely ice cream parlour. We were in MH and took our cycles out everyday. Quite hilly and really glad we had electric bikes. There is footpath on Monks Way direct from site into Whitby but beware it’s hilly coming back. Beautiful countryside all around. We cycled to Grosmont and did a lovely circular walk by River Esk. Another day we cycled to the Abbey, left the bikes and got the bus to Robin Hoods Bay and walked back on the coast. Really nice. We also used the Cinder Trail ( an old railway track) to go to Ravenscar, although be aware the surface is a bit rough at times.

Tony and Helene

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Reviewed on 17/05/2024 08:32

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Monks Farm
As regular attendees of the Whitby Gothic weekend (which we have attended for many years) we used to have a regular CL site, which we had used for about 10 years, but for various reasons is no more. We had tried a couple of other sites but were not really comfortable with them. After looking around we came a cross Monks Farm and decided to make booking, what a great decision. The approach roads are perfectly accessible with plenty of width (no chance of meeting another vehicle head-on, as we have experienced in the past). On first approach the sign indicting the site entrance is easy to miss (OK I missed it and had to reverse!) but once you know where it is it is not an issue. We were surprised to read the review about access being difficult for ‘large motorhomes’ over 7 metres as our single axle Bailey Pageant Burgundy is 7.1 metres in length and when coupled to the Renault Trafic van, has an overall outfit length of just over 12 metres. I had no problem turning into the driveway or into the field. The hard standings are proper hard standings with a very well compacted base and a thin gravel covering giving complete support and very reassuring for those of us without 4-wheel drive. The grass is also well manicured. The view of Whitby is superb (depending on the weather) and it is lovely to watch the sheep. I also enjoyed watching the farmers manoeuvring the tele handlers and other equipment. The water pressure is very good so filling containers is not a laborious job and the waste facilities are excellent. We didn’t get to the pub but the Beacon Farm café is out of this world. We went in for a late breakfast, ( well nearer to 12.00 actually). I had a Bacon and Brie toasted sandwich, with salad and chips… what a plateful and the ice cream is superb, I didn’t eat again until 9.00pm. Surprisingly though their milkshake failed to impress me. If I was to make any criticism it is that the electric hook-up is on 10amp breakers rather than 16amps, which I found out very quickly when it tripped. However, I flicked the heater to 1kw from 2kw and had no further problems, so we actually found that we could easily manage on a lower power setting; they do say that every day is a school day. We’ll see how we cope later in the year when we return for the autumn gothic outing and whether we need to use any gas. As all caravanners know, the biggest problem with 6kg gas bottles now is finding someone that has any to sell! This site will now almost certainly be our ‘go to ‘ site for a short break, but will definitely get visited every spring and autumn for our pilgrimage to Whitby. Please remember that this is a working farm, it is not noisy but diesel farm vehicles are not silent, although movements were infrequent and sheep do not always respect your bedtime. However we absolutely loved it and can’t wait to be back.

PolishinPaul

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Reviewed on 23/05/2023 22:29

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Monks Farm
Site smaller than the photographs suggest. Entry and departure very tight for larger Motorhomes and long caravan outfits. Wilson Arms has excellent food and is dog friendly. Quiet and peaceful site giving good access to local attractions however no local shop. Lady owner was not at all friendly welcoming or helpful.

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Reviewed on 24/04/2023 10:13

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Monks Farm
Stayed on this site in early July 2022 and loved it. Sneaton Village is in a cul de sac so traffic is very light. The views overlooking Whitby and the Abbey are wonderful. Site is well kept and tidy and being a working farm the sheep in adjacent fields adds to the entertainment. The nearby pub The Wilson Arms does meals to die for and excellent Sunday Lunches. Nearby Ice Cream Parlour farm also a great visit. Wonderful Whitby is within easy driving distance, and can be also reached from footpath adjoining the site. Dog walk also close by. Hopefully we can stay on this site again in 2023.

StokerPO

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Reviewed on 08/03/2023 14:30

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