Rookery Farm

Mill Common, Westhall, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8RQ

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Nestled in tranquil countryside amid local village amenities (public house, shop and post office), Rookery Farm Certificated Location is a flat, grassy site, conveniently situated near to the A12 and just 6 miles from the Suffolk’s picturesque Heritage Coast. The site consists of well-maintained grassland and hedgerows with electric hook-up (16 amp) and drinking water for each pitch. The traditional Georgian seaside resort of Southwold, complete with sandy beaches and many appealing attractions, is just minutes away from the caravan site. Nearby Walberswick and Dunwich, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, have heaths and marshlands to explore and there are numerous other attractive walks or cycle rides in the surrounding area. 

Rookery Farm Certificated Location also gives you convenient access to Minsmere (RSPB) and Orford (National Trust) nature reserves; Aldeburgh, with its internationally renowned concert hall of Snape Maltings; the medieval castle at Framlingham; Lowestoft, the most easterly point in the United Kingdom, gateway to the Broads and home to a prestigious Blue Flag beach; and the fascinating town of Woodbridge, home to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo. Closer to home, there are the remains of Bigod Castle in Bungay, the sixteenth Century bell tower in Beccles, various National and Regional cycle routes or the long distance Angles Way footpath to explore. The local market town of Halesworth, with its attractive pedestrian thoroughfare, offers fine dining, local produce and much more. The Cut Theatre hosts the Gig-in-the-Park (showcasing local, national and international musical talent) during August and an Arts Festival in the autumn, or there is the Latitude Festival on the Henham Estate in July, which is just a stone’s throw away. The area has numerous outstanding public houses and restaurants where you can sample the local Adnams or Saint Peter’s beer, Aspalls cyder or the award winning Shawsgate or Wissett wines.

With all these attractions and more events throughout the year, the area has a varied appeal that certainly will not disappoint. Whatever your holiday aspirations, Rookery Farm is conveniently situated to ensure these are fulfilled.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 12

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Postcode:
IP19 8RQ
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GPS:
Lat 52.381595 / Lon 1.535939
OS field ref:
TM408819
OS map ref:
156

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Beccles - Halesworth and further afield to Lowestoft and Norwich
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Halesworth
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A beautiful peaceful friendly place

Rookery Farm
We stay fairly local to home, for 2 night breaks, so this was just under 30 miles from home, but could be a million miles away. Really peaceful, tranquil location. The couple running it were very friendly, relaxed and welcoming. Arrival information was easy to find. We had a small issue finding the location, as it’s a little hidden, between two rows of houses (didn’t help that we were arriving from the opposite direction to the directions on the page!) and had to turn the van round in the village! Certainly set some tongues wagging lol! But couldn’t have asked for more on the site. Everything we needed. Toilets etc closed due to covid, which is understandable and we have our own, so wasn’t a problem. Reliable electricity connection, water where needed. Pitches really well spaced, and the grass is cut when someone has left, so always easy to set up. You can set your van in whichever direction suits you and it’s a great spot for any sun. Even the tv and mobile reception was brilliant, which can be a problem in the countryside. Great location to explore the local area, and anything you need is within accessible locations with a car. Not a bad word to say really! Just go extremely slow through the village, or you may end up in our predicament lol. Even though it’s local ish to us, we would absolutely come and stay again, and wholeheartedly recommend everyone should stay here.

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Reviewed on 08/08/2021 14:50

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We have just spent 11 nights at this wonderful site. It was absolutely excellent in every respect. Easy to find with directions from the website. Greeted on arrival and all relevant information shared. Pitches well spaced and grass kept well trimmed. Taps between pitches and the kindness of our neighbour adding a two gang fitment meant water "on tap" all the time without having to collect it - made use of the shower much easier. Perfect location for days out from Southwold to Aldeburgh, from Sutton Hoo to the Suffolk Punch Trust and from Ickworth House to Framlingham Castle - lots of villages and places to see in between. Suffolk exceeded our expectations throughout. Numerous places to walk from the site and lots of excellent pubs and restaurants in the local area - excellent local pub - volunteer staff but service was top notch. Great holiday - we don't usually revisit places but this might just be the exception.!

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Reviewed on 28/06/2021 20:19

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This is a really lovely site. It’s very well kept, and the facilities are very easy to use. The field is very large so loads of room. The owner Peter is very friendly, and informative. Access was pretty easy for our very large van, and Peter suggested the best way for us. A couple of single track roads but there were passing places and the roads were straight to easy to see what’s coming. Access to all East Suffolk has to offer is great. It’s easy to drive past the entrance as it’s between 2 houses......there is a sign on a lamppost opposite the entrance....which we didn’t see at first but the road was plenty wide enough to reverse a bit! Highly recommended

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Reviewed on 21/04/2021 20:06

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Everything a CL site should be.

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Stayed first night site opened after lockdown, and first night in new van. So no pressure there then! Despite Covid and toilet/showers being understandably closed we received a really friendly and comprehensive welcome from Peter which told us everything we needed to know for our one night stay. Lovely flat grass pitches and windbreak hedgerows were all well tended, and told us the this was a site that the owner wanted their guests to have comfortable stay. It was wonderfully quiet. We wondered put into the dusk with our dog straight from the van and had a really rest night's sleep. It's everything a CL should be, we loved it and will definitely return for a longer stay. Thank you to the Langford for being such wonderful hosts.

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Reviewed on 16/07/2020 22:33

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We chose this site for a 4 night escape from lock-down as soon as we were able, partly because we were testing out our new caravan & didn't want to be too far from home. A one hour drive into the North Suffolk countryside fitted the bill and the site itself was perfect. The approach from the A12 isn't too scary, as long as you follow the directions on the CAMC website. Peter met us on arrival & talked us through the amenities on site & in the village. He had decided to keep the toilet facilities out of action, which we knew about before arrival & could understand in the circumstances. I'm always pleased to see a CL with such well-organised recycling facilities. As two others units failed to show up at the weekend, we had two pitches and a water tap to ourselves. The site itself is flat & well-drained and so peaceful, with only the local wild birds to wake us in the morning. Cycling options from the site were superb, with quiet lanes heading in all directions. Unfortunately we didn't get to try the pub in the village as they had only just re-opened & were operating restricted hours - we'll just have to go back!

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Reviewed on 08/07/2020 20:35

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