Childrens Farm Sleights England
Would you like to nest for some time in this North Yorkshire setting near the coast at fangtastic Whitby? You should: Partridge Nest Farm is a friendly and serene little site with spectacular Yorkshire dale scenery, in the grounds of a peaceful private farm in the grand old North York Moors National Park a mile and a half from Grosmont– walkers' paradise and wildlife haven come as standard here too.
And there are pods… Swish newly built ones, sleeping up to two adults and three children or up to four adults, and safe, snug and secure with locks and double-glazed windows and doors. They have electricity, lighting and a heater indoors, and a barbecue stand and picnic table outside. Each pod has a sofabed: please bring airbeds for extra guests, as well as bedding, towels and your usual camping kit. A shower house with two wetrooms and free hot water is close by.
Also for guests' use on farm is Bill's Meadow, a one-acre field to kick a ball or run around in, or (top pick), sit dreamily and contemplate Aislebyside and the smashing valley view below (the Grosmont to Whitby steam train puffs gently and frequently along here in season). Visiting critters can be spotted from here too, so look out for deer, pheasant or partridge from your green Yorkshire base.
The village of Sleights is a mile away for eats, drinks and supplies at its butchers, bakery and fish and chip shop, all highly rated by the Partridge Nest team, and at the small supermarket open until 10pm. There's also a pub with good pub grub and beer garden about 20 minutes' walk from the site.