GREAT NEWS - March 2021
Following the latest Government announcement we are delighted to report Campsites & Caravan Parks have been given a planned re-opening date of 12th April subject to certain targets & criteria in respect of COVID-19 being met.
HOWEVER, shared, communal areas are not permitted to open until 17th May at the earliest & therefore our toilet & shower block will remain closed until such time we are permitted to reopen it
Customers will therefore need to use their own on-board facilities during this time
PLEASE NOTE: Our separate "Disabled" facility will be open for single occupancy only. Customers will need to have a Blue Badge & book the facility in advance subject to availability
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF DISEASE TRANSMISSION FROM CONTACT, WE HAVE MADE A FURTHER SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN PROVIDING A PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY POINT TO ALL TOURING PITCHES & PRIVATE GREY WSTE POINTS TO ALL CARAVAN/MOTORHOME PREMIER & SUPER PITCHES
Whilst we remain uncertain about the effect & impact of COVID-19 in coming months we have decided it prudent to close the Park to tents this year.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - 1st January 2021
Happy New Year!
With COVID-19 infections rising across the country the Goverment moved Ryedale & the whole of North Yorkshire into Tier 3 in their latest review on 30th December. Regrettably all Accommodation businesses in Tier 3 must close which is devestating news for both us and all customers due to arrive on 31st December & in the foreseeable future
We will post an update when we are permitted to open again
Let's hope 2021 brings some normality back to life & we look forward to seeing you all on the other side!
Meanwhile, we are still taking bookings for 2021 & 2022 so please do contact us by phone/email as usual
Please stay safe everyone, our best wishes to all x
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - 30th November 2020
Following recent Government updates we confirm that North Yorkshire will emerge into Tier 2 from 2nd December & therefore permitted to reopen in a COVID-19 SECURE manner.
To clarify, all customers must follow Tier 2 guidance when taying at the Park & perhaps most notably must NOT socilaise indoors with anyone outside of their normal household or support bubble. Tier 2 allows people to gather in groups of up to 6 outdoors
Regrettably, we must advise we cannot accept any bookings from customers in Tier 3 areas
Stay safe everybody x
OUR TOILET & SHOWER BLOCK IS OPEN WITH RESTRICTED ACCESS - PLEASE SEE BELOW OR CALL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - 2nd November 2020
As the Government has instructed all non-essential businesses to close ot Midnight on 4th November the Caravan Park & Cottage will be closed for 4 weeks, with a planned reopening on 2nd December 2020. Consensus of opinion appears to suggest England will subsequently return to the current 3 Tier system & as Ryedale has one of the lowest infection rates in the UK, we anticipate returning to Level/Tier 1 once we reopen.
Assuming this is the case, in the short-term we will not be able to accept customers from Tier 3 areas although our booking system remains open for all Caravan, Motorhome/Campervan & Cottage customers subject to our T's & C's together wih any future government advice re COVID-19
However, we are still not accepting tents due to restricted amenity block access
Stay safe everybody x
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - 22nd October 2020
Please note we cannot accept bookings for imminent stays from COVID-19 Tier 3 area customers - sorry. However, our booking system is open for 2021 holidays
We are still not accepting tents due to restricted amenity block access - sorry
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - 18th October 2020
GREAT NEWS - WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE RE-OPENING OUR TOILET & SHOWER BLOCK WITH RESTRICTED ACCESS.
AS WE ENTER THE QUIETER SEASONS WE CAN MEET COVID-19 SECURE REQUIREMENTS ON THE BASIS OF SOLE OCCUPANCY IN EACH OF THE MALE & FEMALE UNITS & THE DISABLED UNIT WILL ONLY BE OPENED FOR SINGLE FAMILY OCCUPANCY
Customers will be issued with a silicone band which will need to be hung on the hooks/board at the bottom of the paved entrance to the facility when using the unit & removed when finished.
If a band is hanging on the hook(s), the unit is occupied & equally if there is no band present, the unit will be available for use
It is imperative that maximimum occupancy is limited to 1 male customer & 1 female customer at ony one time & we specifically ask that customers do not proceed onto the pathway until the facility is available
Hand sanitisers are placed at the hook board & at each of the facility entrance doors which will be left open in accordance with current guidelines. Please ensure hands are sanitised on entry & exit
For the forseeable future the Disabled Facility remains open for single family occupancy for blue badge holders otherwise it wil remain locked for COVID-19 security
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING GUESTS WHO ARE DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS OR HAVE HAD A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST IN THE PREVIOUS 3 WEEKS
SORRY WE CANNOT CURRENTLY ACCEPT BOOKINGS FOR IMMINENT STAYS FROM CUSTOMERS LIVING IN COVID-19 TIER 3 AREAS
WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO TENTS
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 4th July 2020
Campsites are being allowed to reopen on 4th July subject to being COVID-secure compliant
Westgate Carr Farm is a particulary low density campsite & pitches are extremely spacious with large open areas and very few communal areas and we therefore consider the risk of disease transmission to be extremely low
The safety and well-being of our customers and staff is of course paramount and whilst we await further advice from the Government from the outset it is quite clear that we will not be able to meet the revised social distancing requirement of 1 metre plus on the access to & within the toilet/shower/amenity block and therefore with regret these facilities will remain closed for the forseeable future
We do however plan to open our separate & single occupancy "disabled facility" which will be kept locked with access strictly limited to 1 unit only who is/are disabled and without their own suitable on board facility. We cannot allow multiple occupancy - PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING
With this in mind please note that we are NOT accepting reservations/bookings for tents and campervans that do not have on board toilet and washroom facilities until it is deemed safe to reopen the amenity block
As a leisure business we have been advised to remove all non essential items to reduce the risk of disease transmission and therefore our information hut with tourist leaflets etc will remain closed and we have removed ALL picnic benches from both communal areas and SUPER PITCHES alike.
Due to social distancing requirements our new, short Woodland Trail is also CLOSED
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these safety measures may cause
During lockdown we have installed new fresh water and grey waste disposal points on a number of pitches for further protection, reducing the impact on communal areas
Landfill and recycling bins will be spaced well apart and it will be a requirement that all customers wear plastic gloves when using the bins and Toilet waste point
Sanitiser dispensers have been installed in these areas for added protection and we will of course instigate a rigourous cleaning regime of these communal areas
Please note we have introduced a no handshake policy, a minimum 2 metre social distance policy and we are NOT accepting cash payments during this time. Fees will need to be paid by bank transfer or card
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 SECURE REQUIREMENTS CUSTOMERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO INVITE GUESTS TO THE PARK AT THIS TIME
We must stress that to protect us (2 of us are in the high risk category) and our customers, we insist that everybody washes their hands with soap & hot water (or sanitiser) in accordance with current guidelines, before and after all contact with electric boxes, taps, door handles. lids etc
Thanks for your support in this very difficult period
STAY SAFE x
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 dedicated serviced motorhome pitches , all-weather fully serviced caravan pitches, new electrics, fencing, pitches, dog walk/nature trail earning a customer feedback rating of 10/10 (UK Campsite website).
A new toilet block with full Disabled room, separate male/female rooms including showers, small kitchenette & external pot wash is finally completed at a cost of £70,000.
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.