Westgate Carr Farm idylically located in the Vale of Pickering, gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors
Having finally completed legal purchase in late December 2012, we immediately implemented a comprehensive programme of improvement & refurbishment throughout & the campsite today has been transformed with new electrics, fencing, pitches, dog walk/nature trail earning a customer feedback rating of 10/10 (UK Campsite website). A new toilet block with separate male/female rooms including showers, small kitchenette & external pot wash is nearing completion. Although the recent inclement weather has delayed the build we are hopeful the new facility will open in May 2016.
Family owned, our immediate attention is being directed to providing our campsite customers with an improved, more satisfying & rewarding experience; with a strong focus on enhancing the natural habitats, ecosystems & ecology of the wildlife resident around the farm.
All our campsite pitches are grass based although there is a hard-standing area for inclement weather conditions & all pitches are serviced with new electric hook ups providing 10 amps each. With 360 degree views, no noise or light pollution & fantastic sunsets over the moors, Westgate Carr Farm Campsite must be shortlisted for your holiday!
Our dedicated circular nature trail/dog walk along our fields to the boundary with Costa Beck, a fast flowing chalk stream where you may see Trout & Grayling, Herons, Swans, Kingfishers, Wagtails & even Otters has proved particularly enjoyable . Bullfinches & Long Tailed Tits are resident in the hedges surrounding the camping field as are Goldfinches, Yellowhammers, Woodpeckers & Owls as well as more commonly seen wild birds such as Chaffinches & Robins etc. Roe Deer are regular visitors to the field adjoining the campsite.
The immediate grounds have been landscaped with trees being planted & the provison of a bird feeding station together with the creation of new paddocks for occasional use by our Alpacas & donkeys &/or rare breed poultry allows guests to observe & potentially interact with the animals if desired. The Alpacas are particularly inquisitive, if not wary, of strangers but are highly amusing providing hours of entertainment
All 5 donkeys are relatively new on the farm & although very nervous for the first few months they have found their human confidence & are always now first in line for a cuddle (& carrot!)
The donkeys compete for attention with our 3 horses/ponies – Munchie, a stunning Fell Pony & his best mate come companion, Binky, a minature Shetland Pony arrived on the farm in October 2013 joined more recently by Gypsy, a lovely natured, gentle elderly Irish Cob
Our Indian Blue PeaHens finally both naturally raised a full brood of chicks in 2015 & they roam freely around the farm chaperoned by both Peacocks who will be seen proudly displaying to anything with feathers!
We further intend to extend our interest in Rare Breeds but the most recent acquisition has been a couple of pet Ryeland sheep, one of the oldest breeds of sheep in the UK & once designated a Rare Breed. The Ryeland is very docile & friendly in nature, heavily wooled giving them a very appealing appearance
Beyond that who knows but our desire & passion is to improve & upgrade all aspects of the farm to provide the owners with a desirable country house lifestyle & all campsite visitors with an undeniably rewarding short break or longer holiday in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK countryside. Our intention is for Westgate Carr Farm to be recognised as a top-end campsite where guests can return time after time in confidence of a warm & friendly welcome with unrivalled peace & tranquility.
We are delighted to announce Westgate Carr Farm is now an official Hedgehog release centre for Sleepy Hollow Hedgehog Rescue, Seamer. Sleepy Hollow care for injured, sick &/or under-weight hedgehogs nursing them back to full health before being released back into the wild. Unfortunately we ourselves discovered a number of young underweight Hogs on the farm in Autumn 2015 currently being cared for by Sleepy Hollow & we hope to see them returned to the farm in Spring 2016
We look forward to meeting you!
Please note Westgate Carr Farm operates a comprehensive, fully monitored 24 hour CCTV security system