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General

  • Quiet glamping site surrounded by Derbyshire countryside
  • Alton Towers less than 15 minutes by car
  • Sauna, hot tub, breakfast hampers, firewood sales and guest kitchen

A gorgeous glamping time for grownups and for kids... easily sorted at Calwich Under Canvas in Derbyshire. This quiet, family and countryside site has spectacular luxury yurts to bed down in after a day's exploring, and is within easy reach of heaps of family attractions including Alton Towers under 15 minutes' drive away.

And there's a sauna....and a hot tub... And all prices include a breakfast meat hamper, locally sourced where possible (the site also caters for vegetarian and gluten-free diets too, so just specify when booking which you'd prefer). For seeking further supplies, Ashbourne is 10 minutes' drive away and Derby is within half an hour.

And then then there's the yurts. Each is swishly kitted out with handmade wooden beds and plush bedding (linen and towels provided), a woodburning stove (a free basket of logs is given on arrival, and further logs, coal, sticks and firelighters can be purchased at reception), and a wooden terrace with outdoor furniture. The yurts aren't hooked up with an electricity supply, but candles and lanterns are provided.

Gursts can buy disposable barbecues from the team for sizzling supper alfreso, or use the well-equipped kitchen hut with two large hob ovens, two microwaves, two toasters, kettles, a sink, a fridge-freezer, a large communal area, crockery, cutlery, utensils and pots and pans.

The amenities at Calwich Under Canvas include sanitary block, set a few metres away from the yurts, with underfloor heating and flushing toilets, washbasins, hot showers, hairdryers and hair straighteners: you might want to avail of these last after a damp hour or two in the enclosed hot tub or sauna...


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Definitely recommend fun holiday for kids. Near lots of attractions. 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Becky W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Beautiful site well kept friendly staff. Only 3 other yurts which made it nice and quiet. Plenty of space for kids to run around. Lovely and cozy at night just log burner and candle light.

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    Showers didn’t work the best one I couldn’t turn off the other I could get to work properly.

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Lovely staff, secluded location yet still local to activities too. 09/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Loved the luxurious elements, clean showers and toilets all stylishly furnished. The yurt was beautifully decorated and had everything you needed - and more!

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    Nothing.

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Wonderful! A luxury weekend in every way! 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jessica A. Confirmed

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    A Wonderful welcome followed by a hit of beautiful scenery, quiet with distant ‘baa’s’ from the sheep and quiet clicking of chickens, this is the perfect location for a romantic getaway or a relaxed family break. The yurt itself was clean and decorated so beautifully it gives you that initial excitement upon arrival and as you move around the yurt you realise it includes everything you could possible need, spare candles, solar radio, dressing gowns, extra blankets, information on the local area and first aid kit etc...
    The communal kitchen is a home from home and the bathroom really is ‘Luxury’ the rainfall shower heads, clean toilet cubicles, hairdryers and straighteners! Very useful after a dip in the hot tub!
    The hot tub is cleaned thoroughly between each use, we requested to use the hot tub at 9pm both nights of our stay for a glass of wine and a soak.
    Just perfect!

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    After careful consideration we really could not find anything we disliked about the site or it’s hosts, our getaway was just lovely!

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Wow 29/06/2018

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Excellent in all respects, they have thought of everything with ... 28/05/2018

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    Excellent in all respects, they have thought of everything with lots of lovely little touches. My 11 year old was greeted with a happy birthday banner on arrival - made her day! Very clean and Sarah and Jason were fab! Highly, highly recommend!

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We loved it ... everything was perfect .... paradise 21/05/2018

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    We loved it ... everything was perfect .... paradise

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Had all facilities needed with added luxuries, very relaxing 24/04/2018

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  • Lavender yurt
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    Amazing stay, not a bad word to say

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Relax weekend away 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melanie R. Confirmed

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    The yut was excellent really comfortable all the facilities we clean tidy and very well looked after
    Hot tub and sauna was amazing
    Staff were extremely friendly and helpful

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Absolutely everything. We had an amazing stay. Jason and Sarah ... 11/03/2018

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    Absolutely everything. We had an amazing stay. Jason and Sarah were brilliant.

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Excellent 03/01/2018

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    What an amazing way to spend the new year !! Great friendly and helpful staff lovely accommodation and great area!! Will defo go again
    Just amazingx

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Foxgloves, Calwich Rise, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 2HE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9915°N 1.8032°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 13.3 miles
Belper Bus Station — 13.5 miles
Train stations
Uttoxeter Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Tutbury & Hatton Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Idridgehay Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 57.2 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 22.8 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Alton Towers will doubtless be top of the agenda if you're here on your yurt holiday with kids; it's just five miles away and reachable in under 15 minutes' drive.

Other kid-friendly attractions in the region include the Alton Towers waterpark (that's for day two), or meeting and greeting the species at the Peak Wildlife Park in Leek, also 15 minutes' away. Kids of a certain size may also like a trip to the Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath (35 minutes), for cable car rides high up above spectacular Peak District countryside; play areas, picnic spots and acres of handsome woodland are all at the site for when you descend back to ground.

If you're here to hike, start out from Dimmingsdale (15 minutes), for walls through the Churnet valley – before a virtuous cream tea in one of the town's award-winning tearooms. You can also hike around the scenic surrounds of Carsington Water (30 minutes), a top outdoor spot with cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing) all available.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (3.6 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (7.0 miles)
  • Kedleston Hall (10.9 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (1.2 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood (7.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Calwich under Canvas cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Calwich under Canvas will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Reception
Reception is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

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