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:
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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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Rookery Farm
This is a lovely peaceful and secluded site. There is plenty of space and the site is well organised with clear directions where to pitch. The toilet is a little way away but a new one is just being built which is closer. We liked the area very much as it has lots of quiet back roads for cycling. The site is only a couple of hundred yards from the Racehorse community pub which is excellent. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed on 18/06/2022 16:22

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Great site and great location

Rookery Farm
We stopped for 10 days over the Easter week. Friendly host which you will probably see in the Racehorse Inn behind the bar of the community pub. We sited the caravan facing the wood when you would be better to site sideways on to get the sun for the full day. (As per site photo). You have three water taps for the 5 pitches which is a bit of a pity as it would not take a lot to ensure each pitch had a tap. All in all a great place to stay and I am sure we will be back

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Reviewed on 24/05/2022 17:08

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A wonderful well kept site.

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We had two very pleasant days/nights here at the Rookery. The welcome was warm and friendly, the site was clean, quiet and spacious. Having the water and electricity at the pitch was most convenient. A short walk into the village is The Racehorse Inn, a pub now run extremely well by the community. We had a drink here on Saturday evening and lunch on Sunday and can highly recommend it. There were mainly local people eating which is always a good sign. In all Rookley Farm CL was a very pleasant stopover. ❤️

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Reviewed on 24/05/2022 10:02

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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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