Rookery Farm

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

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  • 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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Perfect!

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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Everything a CL site should be.

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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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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A perfect CL for grown-ups

As the 'official' Caravan Club sites become more and more busy it is clear that CLs are gaining popularity. The opportunity to judge a CL in advance, via the CC website, is a real bonus. Having done this we arrived at Rookery Farm and were not disappointed. Everything lived up to expectations. Peter welcomed us and explained 'the basics'. Beyond that he was often around but not intrusive. His organisation of the site - waste disposal, re-cycling, toilet facility, local information, etc. - is spot-on. The CL field is large and well trimmed. By placing the pitches along one side each caravan has the delight of day-long sun (and we had it in good measure). Rookery Farm is reached along narrowish roads, whichever way you come, but with careful advance planning and the use of Street View, etc., there is not really a problem. Once there it is easy to reach the well-known Suffolk coastal towns, NT and RSPB places of interest. It's far from home for us but well worth a return visit in due course.
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Stayed here with a group of friends over Easter 2019. The CL is on a large mown field which is extremely well maintained. Electric hookups and water taps are all along the one side of the field. There is ample space between the pitches so you're not on top of each other. The owners are very pleasant and helpful and very approachable if you want help/advice on where to go etc. The site is about 7 miles from Beccles for supermarkets and about 12 miles from Southwold if you want beaches etc. There were plenty of places of interest in the area to suit all tastes. We would certainly consider this site again when we're in the Suffolk area in the future.

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