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This is a Certificated Site (CS). A small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes. Some of these CS’s accept tents, space permitting. CSs are often quieter, smaller places to camp, with many offering minimal facilities – ideal for when you want to get away from it all.
1 acre, level. Advance booking advisable.
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This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2012.
A171 Scarborough out of Whitby through Hawsker. first turn on left High Normanby. Site is at first house on left hand side.
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OS Map Reference: 94 - NZ931061Latitude: 54.4416Longitude: -0.5643
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Abbey View HouseHigh NormanbyWhitbyNorth YorkshireYO22 4PR
Site Owner/s: Mr & Mrs A Peberdy
The fees for Whitby - Abbey View House were last updated in 2011.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is:
2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit within Band JZ.
*Please note the site open dates are 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013.
We had a really great time at Abbey View House, the welcome could not have been warmer and the site owners were very helpful. We had a lovely level pitch for our motorhome (although we didn't have any hard ground pegs for our awning - they are now on the shopping list) and we needed them. The toilets, showers and washing up facilities were very good quality, clean and fit for purpose and we thought the site offered great value. We had our two young children with us and our dog all of who were made really welcome. We walked to RHB several times meandering through the country lanes and then got a local taxi back for Â£5 - fab value). We will certainly be back to stay again - thank you!
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
We did not arrive until 8.30 at night, having experienced problems with our jockey wheel. We received a very warm welcome from the Owner who was waiting for us, and who kindly towed us onto our pitch, as the jockey wheel was completely defunct.
Because of the adverse weather, we needed to have the heating on for long periods. We were able to run the heating, watch the Wimbledon men's final and make cups of tea with no problems at all, despite the 6amp hook-up.
Although the ground was boggy, we know that this must have been the case at countless sites across the country. It is the Owner's intention to put drainage in next year, together with a road on the site making for easy access to each pitch whatever the weather.
Toilets and showers which were new and complete, were a pleasure to use, with no extra charge for the electric showers.
All in all a very good site in a lovely location.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
You will note that previous reviews by others make favourable comments re the owners helpfulness, cleanliness of facilities, good views, access to walks etc. All of these comments are accurate in our opinion and make this CS worth visiting. However, what is not clear from previous reviews is that you will pay Â£18 per night for the privlege of these positive aspects. This is too expensive in our opinion particularly when the hook ups are limited to only 6 amps- that only allows a draw of less than 1400 watts by the way! To pay Â£18 per night and still have to rely on gas for heat etc as we did is not good value for money. I think anyone visiting in cool weather will find that 6 amps is inadequate and below expectations when taking account of the pitch price.In addition to this the ground conditions are poor in wet weather. the site is based on a clay soil which the majority of family saloons will have no chance of pulling an average sized caravan on/off the pitching area after wet weather. It would be best to check with the owner what the ground condition is before arrival as if it has been wet recently you will have difficulties here. All in all we enjoyed our stay but this was largely due to the location and not the particular site. There are several other CS's nearby which offer good quality facilities, better ground conditions and a minimum of at least 10 amps at the hook up and consequently we believe these alternatives offer far better value for money without compromising on expected standards. By the way it was also disappointing to note that users of the holiday cottages adjacent to the site were a lot less diligent in picking up after their pouches whilst using the dog exercise area than those of us based on the CS were. Ultimately, this lack of respect diminished this amenity for everyone!
DATE STAYED: May 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Difficult
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Site easy to find in High Normanby along a narrow lane. Site opposite a working farm. Good views to Whitby in the distance. Facilities good (new washroom, toilet and shower). Friendly and welcoming owners. Walked to Robin Hoods Bay and back (no taxis for us!). Lovely area to explore. Would return.
DATE STAYED: October 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We were made to feel really welcome at this new site with a fantastic view of Whitby Abbey and the coast.
Facilities include new toilets and shower room; an enclosed field where our dog could be released; a camping field where our two five year old grandkids set up and left their badminton game and flew their kites sure in the knowledge there were no pylons, traffic or vans.
There is an easy downhill walk with excellent views of Robin Hood's Bay (30 minutes) but catch a taxi back uphill for a fiver (ask at site for details)
There is room for really large awnings on the grass. There is no hardstnding on the field but the van pitches remain dry in heavy rain. [We went to Eden Camp WW2 POW camp just 20 miles away on the wet day as it is mainly indoors]
We went to Whitby for Fish & Chips when our family 'guests' arrived but the site has lists of take aways if you just want to chill out.
The power supply is very good,
The Chemical toilet requires 'green' fluid and you can recycle your rubbish.
The access road from the Whitby Scarborough road is easy to miss but wide enough not to be a problem. Don't rely on your satnav or you could approach from the wrong direction and be on unsuitable roads.
We will certainly return with t'kids or t'friends or just on our own wi' t' dog.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The owner was extremely helpful and friendly and had good knowledge of local area.
There were fantastic views over the coast to Whitby from the site.
As site is all grass and sloping some cars will have difficulty manuovering in wet weather.
There were six caravans plus some people in tents on the site whilst we were there although there is only one toilet and shower so we used our own caravan facilities. Toilet/shower was very new and appeared unfinished but very clean.
In our opinion the site is over-priced for the facilities offered, we've stayed on CL sites with more facilities for much less.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Younger couples
made very welcome,fantastic veiws over whitby. bay,pub in village about 1 mile away serves very good food local taxi back will be going back asap.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
made very welcome,fantastic veiw across whitby bay.good pub a walk away.good meals.owners of site full of local information.stayed for 10 nights did not see everything will be going back.
Found this site by chance and we were one of the first people to stay in our vintage motorhome(beginners at this game)and it was a gem! Beautiful location,clean,well appointed and very friendly owners who made us feel very welcome. A beautiful walk in to Robin Hood's bay and a cheap taxi back,fab!
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