Eskdalegate Farm

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

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Ideal for ...

  • 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

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies always)

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Lat 54.447819 / Lon -0.673182
OS field ref:
NZ861066
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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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Eskdalegate Farm
Lovely small CL in Sleights, so close to Whitby and surrounding areas. The hard standing pitch was good, modern electric hookup and water next to it. The views are outstanding and we spent some hours there watching the wildlife including a barn owl hunting in the field next to our caravan. A peaceful setting, especially since we had the site to ourselves all weekend! The only issue we head was poor communication from the owner. We received a confirmation email when we booked a few months ago, with our pitch number A148 on it. Sent the owner an email the week before arriving to ask if there’s anything we need to know…got no reply. Imagine our confusion when we got there and the pitches were numbered 1-6 😂 Luckily the gardener happened to be there so we asked and he said Just take number 1. We saw online that there was a shower available to book, but no instructions anywhere how to do this. I texted the owner on the contact number that specified ’texts only’ and got one back saying yes, but can’t sort til tomorrow. At 4pm next day I texted again asking for instructions and he came by and advised. The shower and adjoined toilet are newly built, not quite done but very nice already. We would’ve given 5/5 had the communications with the owner been better.

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Reviewed on 17/09/2023 16:46

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Eskdalegate Farm
Just spent 8 nights on site over May Bank holiday, we can't understand why it was not fully booked. We confirmed arrival time of 2 pm with Chris by email on leaving previous site and he was on site cutting grass when we arrived. Chris has cut strategic planning viewing windows in the hedge in front of pitches. We pitched nose in for an absolutely stunning view across and along the Esk valley. There is a tap on each pitch with electric that is charged at supply rate. We pre loaded the meter with £25 so for 8 nights the total price including pitch fee was still under £20 per night for what is virtually a fully serviced pitch. Other reviews have listed things to do in the area, we did cheat a bit and drove into Whitby to cycle the Cinder Track to Robin Hoods bay (parking is free in the road above the start if you get there early enough. We concentrated on our coastal tour, but the site is equally convenient for the Moors. Butcher, Baker, Post Office/Spar and fish and chips all within easy walking distance of site Another site on the must return to list.

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Reviewed on 29/05/2023 08:51

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The CL runs parallel to and below the quiet Grosmont road leading out of Sleights from which it is overlooked by housing. The site has two levelled sections. The furthest from the entrance and lowest is all hardstanding on which pitches 1 & 2 are located. The first higher section has two hardstanding tracks for pitches 3, 5 & 6 (5 & 6 nose to tail and 3 oblique to 6) along two sides of a shared rectangle of short grass. This provides space for awnings and sitting out. With all 3 pitches occupied it felt intimate. The grass also provides access to the CL’s recycling and water disposal point and is where pitch 4 is located which was not in use. All the hard standing including the access track is rough & bumpy crushed tarmac and stone. The pitch allocation board on the way in is not maintained. I was notified of our pitch number by text 30 minutes prior to arrival. I didn’t see this as I was driving so on arrival went in search of the owner. Later I found a sign stating that contact with the owner should only be by text. The owner has to come to the pitch to turn on the EHU before the £5 worth of electricity (12 kWh) can be used and to add more kWh in multiples of 12. Neither happens instantaneously and the owner told me he wouldn't come out at night to add units. A fine view across the Esk valley is obscured by a high hedge running along the site’s north western boundary. The site is very quiet and in July was sunny. It took us about 2 hours to walk into Whitby via the Esk Valley Walk and Ruswarp. We returned using the Sleights to Ruswarp road, which was quicker and easier. The road isn’t busy and has footways at each end and narrow verges along its length. The same road provides easy access to the ‘Cinder Track’ cycle and walkway that follows a disused RW line between Whitby and Scarborough via Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar. The cycle to Ravenscar and back from the site and via Whitby took me about 3 hours. We also walked from the site to the Falling Foss tea rooms. The best route we found was along Little Beck from Iburndale. We treated ourselves to an excellent fish and chips in Sleights where there is also a bakery, Spar, PO and butcher. There are good public transport links which we didn’t try.

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Reviewed on 05/07/2022 16:33

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Eskdalegate Farm
This is an amazing site we have a motorhome and where put in area with just us on it views where amazing Chris was very helpful showing us where everything was on site met another lovely chap who was with Chris and had a good chat with him 10 out of 10 will deffo be booking at Chris's again

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Eskdalegate Farm
The views from the site are great. We were on the bottom pitches 1&2 and all gravel no grass around. Arrival time of 3.00 pm and departure time of 10.00am seemed a bit harsh though. By the time you have set up completed you have lost most of the first day!!!! Leaving in the morning means you have little time to get breakfast and pack away by 10.00am So for two nights price is £35.00 with no WC facilities seems high. Hope this is constructive criticism and the "rules" can be relaxed a bit.

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Reviewed on 08/10/2021 21:22

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