Eskdalegate Farm

Eskdaleside, Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5EP

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  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

The Eskdalegate Farm CL site is on a working farm on the edge of the North Yorkshire National Park with panoramic views across the Esk Valley. Relax and watch the steam trains pass along the bottom of the valley alongside the River Esk. All pitches have their own electric hook ups.

There are lots of local walks including a fabulous walk to Falling Foss where you can rest up at a delightful café. For a short walk through my farm you can visit the site of the Legendary “Penny Hedge” hermitage. Easy access to Whitby and the coast which is only 4 miles away. Sleights is only a short walk away and as well as Botham’s bakery, Radford’s butchers and the local shop there are also two pubs one each end of the village, the Plough being only a 5 minutes walk away from my site.

There are lots of local activities including Dalby Forest’s “Go Ape” for the more adventurous, with the North Yorkshire Moors railway stations at Grosmont and Goathland, “Aidensfield” to Heart Beat fans. Ruswarp is close by  and has boating on the river, a café, a pub, and its own miniature railway) Cycle the Cinder track which runs along the old railway track from Whitby to Scarborough passing over the Whitby viaduct, if you don’t want to go as far as Scarborough there is a nice café along the route just off the track at Hawsker or a little further along brings you to Robin Hood’s Bay.

For day trips afield why not visit the local coastal villages of Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay to name just two of them. Further afield are Middlesbrough (why not take the train, this line is one of the most scenic in the country and is definitely one of Network Rails hidden treasures). Pickering, Helmsley, Malton, York and Scarborough are all worth a visit.

There are regular Buses into Whitby from the end of the road and the “Coast liner” that travels through Goathland, Pickering, Kirby Misperton (Flamingo Land Theme Park), Malton and York - Britain's most scenic bus route. Also you can hail the local bus from the farm gate that will take you to either Whitby via Ruswarp or the other way to all the local villages along the Esk Valley.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies always)

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Lat 54.447819 / Lon -0.673182
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Whitby, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Pickering, Malton, York
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Sleights
  • Park and ride goes to Whitby
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Just had 4 days at this lovely CL. 8.5m max outfit. 4 grass pitches, 3 hardstanding. Ehu, water and electric car charging point at each pitch. Views over North York Moors Railway. Electric paid separately in units of £5 - which was enough for our weekend. Refunds can be given if bank details left or else the owner donates to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We didn't leave details. The grassed area, though lovely, is not very wide so would need some clever pitching if all 4 pitches were to be used at any one time - especially with awnings. I booked over the internet and didn't get a confirmation email, but a quick email to Chris confirmed our booking had gone through. We weren't, however, given a pitch allocation and on arrival the pitch allocation board was empty anyway. It was obvious that pitches 1 and 2 were hardstanding - and we later saw that the hardstanding pitch just passed the entrance had been given pitch no 5A, however none of the grass pitches were marked. As we had stipulated that we were to be putting up an awning we made for the grassed pitch in the corner nearest the recycling. Not long after our arrival a caravan with a pitch allocation turned up, as well as a lady who was staying next door. She knew the owner and a little about the site. As Chris was out for lunch she helped as much as she could and suggested we chose our own pitches. So we stayed where we were. Each pitch should have had the £5 electricity added to the meter - but the pitch we were on was the only pitch to have electric at that time. When Chris arrived it transpired that the electric on our pitch had not been cleared from the previous occupant. The £5 was later added by payment card - which are all held by the owner. I have given the site a 4 star rating because of this confusion, but I am sure all these niggles will be ironed out once the CL has been running for longer. I have also given the peace and tranquility 4 stars, as unfortunately a neighbouring farm half a mile away was having a weekend of wedding celebrations that went on until 3am on the Fri and Sat mornings. Chris wasn't very happy when he heard and was most apologetic and promised to look into it further. Other than that the Thurs night was very peaceful and I am sure that ordinarily that is the case. The drive over motorhome waste was not best placed - thankfully we have a hose attachment - other than that some motorhomes may end up obstructing the entrance in order to empty. In the local area the Cinder Track cycle path from Whitby to Scarborough can be accessed about 3 miles down the road and the Falling Foss waterfall can be walked to from the campsite following the public footpath immediately across the main road and following signs to Littlebeck and thence to Falling Foss (8 mile max round trip). All in all we would recommend the site and once all the teething problems are ironed out we are sure it will do really well.
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Superb new CL site

Booked this site due to location- also being able to check availability and pay in advance online is excellent! Very easy access to site- with clear directions. On arrival, our pitch had been allocated. Took a few minutes to work out best position for the caravan, but easy to pitch. Stunning view, totally level hard standing and water, electric (and EV charging point if required) on pitch. A very quiet, adult only site, with stunning views down into the Esk valley- on a good day you can easily see steam trains chugging along the NYMR to Whitby. An absolutely fabulous site, with an owner who responds really quickly to any email. The site will mature as the landscaping becomes less harsh, but the owner clearly knows what makes a good site, with brilliant grey and Elsan disposal, waste and recycling bins- and a communal terrace soon to open overlooking the Esk valley. Can’t wait to come back again.
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Fabulous site

This is a fabulous site. We spent 3 very peaceful nights here. Being able to check availability and book online via the site’s website was very handy. Excellent facilities for the price. There’s a board with names and allocated pitch numbers displayed at the gate on arrival. Our name wasn’t on the board but the owner was on site to meet us and personally directed us to our pitch. As the site is situated on the hillside it is protected from the wind by high hedges but the owner has cut slots into the hedge for each pitch so that the spectacular views can be enjoyed from your van. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Plough pub which is only a 10 minute walk from the site. A drive to Whitby took 15 minutes and the North Yorks Moor National Park is right on your doorstep to explore. We would highly recommend this site.
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Booked as spur of moment when struggled to get in at our usual sites elsewhere on a busy Bank Holiday weekend. The site is new and located on a working sheep farm just outside the village of Sleights. Lovely area with great views although these were somewhat obscured by tall hedgerows from the actual pitches. Very easy to book from their website. Good price for the facilities provided. The 3 grass pitches and 3 hardstanding each have their own electric and water point. There is a bin and recycling point, along with elsan and motorhome drive over waste point. Note that electric is charged in units of £5, not per day. A nice touch is that the owner offered to refund our unused electric or donate to Air Ambulance which we did. A slow walk into Sleights took about 25 mins, although pub and fish shop less than 10 mins away. Great base for exploring Whitby and surrounding areas. Will definitely be staying again, many thanks.
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