Butt Farm

UK England North East England East Riding of Yorkshire

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A family-friendly campsite on a working East Yorkshire Farm just outside the market town of Beverley

History buffs will feel at home on East Yorkshire’s Butt Farm. Across the fields, the cobbled market town of Beverley marks itself out with the towers of Beverley Minister – a grand gothic masterpiece that took almost 200 years to build. While, in a neighbouring field, a World War II anti-aircraft gun site is already under restoration by Historic England. It’s an intriguing little landmark to discover on your tent-step. Indeed, the farm itself has an air of history about it – centuries-old barns, complete with worn red bricks and ancient wooden shutters, and mature trees show there’s nothing young about this lush patch.

What is new, however, is the campsite. The brainchild of young tenants Oly and Jen, who took over the farm in 2014, the site boasts the newest of facilities as a result. The showers, washrooms and dishwashing area are modern, clean and warm, while segments of subtle glass tiling on the roof allow in natural light and avoid new windows spoiling the barn aesthetics. From outside it keeps its history, yet inside there’s a modern function.

Beyond the barn, there’s a dog shower, chemical disposal point, recycling in a converted grain silo, plus electricity and water on the hard standing pitches, while tent campers can tuck themselves around the meadow perimeter. The field is around two and a half acres in size, so space is never an issue. And, when you do decide to take off, a blackboard and maps in the information area will help you decide on where to go.

A footpath and cycleway are well marked to lead you directly into Beverley and the surrounding areas. The route also takes in some of Butt Farm’s 180 acres, home to cows and sheep – visit early in the camping season and there’s plenty of their youngsters about too. Head in the opposite direction, meanwhile and you’ll eventually come to Skidby Mill, Yorkshire’s last working windmill and a noted landmark on the Wolds skyline. The original warehouses surrounding the mill still stand and are used as a museum of rural life, with activities for children and an excellent café in the courtyard. It’s all just another historic feather in Butt Farm’s camping cap.

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Facilities

Modern, heated ablutions block in a converted farm barn with separate male & female toilets, showers, electric shaver sockets and a separate utilities room with dishwashing facilities. Fire pits (£10 per night, including logs, kindling and marshmallows) and BBQs (£5 per night including charcoal) are available to hire. There is also a dog shower, secure bike storage, a chemical disposal point, recycling facilities and an information board. The WWII anti-aircraft gun site is currently being restored by Historic England and access is available upon request to all campers who wish to look around. 

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, couples, families, groups, cyclists, pets (on a lead and not inside facilities block) – yes. Glampers are now welcome in the Straw Bale Lodge. 

Nearby

The campsite is on the outskirts of Beverley, home to old cobbled streets and grand Beverley Minster (01482 868540), one of Europe's finest gothic minsters. It can be seen from a great distance as you approach across the fields – there is an excellent 30-minute walking route into the centre of town. In the opposite direction you can walk or drive to Folly Fishing Lakes (07860 255981) to try your hand at angling or simply sit and watch from the café. Just beyond, Skidby Windmill (01482 848405) is well worth a visit. A working, four-sailed tower windmill and the last working mill in Yorkshire, it offers visitors short tours and boasts magnificent views over the Wolds. Further afield, 2017's UK Capital of Culture, Hull, is 20 minutes away by car and it's under an hour to York. Visit in June for the excellent Beverley Folk Festival (01377 217569). Other highlights include Beverley Racecourse (01482 867488) and the David Hockney Trail

Food & Drink

The Barrel (075500 78833) is the closest pub, with The Ferguson Fawsitt Arms (01482 882665) and The Dog & Duck (01482 801662) offering great bar meals – all in Walkington. The Tiger Inn (01482 869040) and The Woolpack Inn (01482 867095) are both good, while The Kings Head (01482 868103) and the historic Nellie's White Horse (01482 861973) are also well worth a visit. For something up market, try the Michelin-starred Pipe & Glass (01430 810246) at North Dalton, while for a light bite there's Folley Lakes Café (07860 255981) in Risby or cycling stop-off Café Velo (01482 679270) in Beverley. There's a supermarket (with a petrol station) less than a mile down the road.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Butt Farm is a working family farm situated 2 miles from the historic market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire. The farm is located on a footpath and cycleway network enabling you to walk and cycle into Beverley and the surrounding areas. Butt Farm is the perfect place for a camping or caravanning trip to East Yorkshire and ideally located for exploring the East Yorkshire coast, The Yorkshire Wolds, York and Hull.

Accommodation

30 pitches, including 11 hard standings and 6 electric hook ups. Plus, the Straw Bale Lodge. 
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Location

Contact Butt Farm, Victoria Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire ​HU17 8PJ

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Getting There

From the West and South: Drive along the A63 to the direction of Hull. Follow signs for the Humber Bridge. At the roundabout at the top of the slip road take the first junction signposted A164 and Beverley. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A164. Remain on the A164 and follow signs for Beverley for 8 miles. You will then approach the A1079. Proceed straight on through two sets of traffic lights crossing the A1079. After the second set of lights approx. 250m turn left onto Victoria Road…

From the North: From the A64 at York take the A1079 signposted Hull and Pocklington. Continue along the A1079 for approx. 27 miles. After the village of Bishop Burton you will reach a roundabout. Take the third exit (A1079) for the Humber Bridge. Continue along the road and take the first exit off this road sign posted Humber Bridge. At the top of the slip road get in the right hand lane signposted Beverley Town Centre. After approx. 200m turn left onto Victoria road…

From the East: Approach Beverley along the A1035. Take the first exit at the roundabout onto Swinemoor Lane. At the next roundabout continue straight onto Hull Road. At the next roundabout go on the By Pass, Minster way, following signs for A1079 and Humber Bridge. At the next roundabout continue straight and then the first exit at the next (Morrisons). Take the first right turn onto Victoria road, before the traffic lights…

Follow Victoria Road around to the left. There will be houses on your right and a field on the left. Keep following the road down until you reach the farm drive which is marked by a large white farm sign. Follow the farm drive crossing over two cattle grids and over the A1079. The entrance to the campsite is at the bottom of the bridge on the left. Follow the campsite road into the field where the pitches are clearly marked.

The nearest train station is in Beverley (0845 748 4950) and buses run to Beverley Victoria Road, 500m from site.

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