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General

  • Set among 20 acres of pastureland
  • Spectacular views over Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud
  • Peak District National Park within easy reach

We assure you there’s nothing common about the wonderfully small and secluded Derbyshire campsite of - well maintained with helpful staff and views you won’t want to leave behind, to name just a few of its perks. The very green campsite is set among 20 acres of pastureland, so if you want a ‘real’ camping experience with some much-needed home comforts, book yourself a pitch at .

The site’s traditional stone barn has been transformed into a modern, free-to-use shower and loo block (separated into male and female amenities), but retains its outer Derbyshire charm, so as not to spoil your impressive rural views across Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale.

Ladies - fear not, a hairdryer is provided as are electric sockets (gentlemen, you won’t be missing out either as the same is available in the men's). Also available on site are drinking water taps and all other basics, like designated refuse areas and a chemical disposal point (green fluid only please; you can buy this on site).

The friendly site owners have gone to the trouble of filling the reception with info-filled noticeboards to help you on your stay. Walkers and hikers can explore the southern Peak District National Park, while food can be chomped and drink guzzled after a hard day uphill (and down again) at the local pub, just 300m from the site.

Children will love running about the roomy fields and making their own adventures on day trips in the surrounding area (which includes a famous theme park, family-friendly walks, and towns to explore). The quiet and calm of in the evening means bedding the kids down after a busy day will be no problem at all.

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We do not accept groups of three or more where the responsible adult is aged 25 years or under.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 112 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Clean toilets and showers and plenty of pitch space 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom leanne_s287867 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean toilets and showers and plenty of pitch space

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Close to town Nice clean sit Hard standing perfect 07/09/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to town
    Nice clean sit
    Hard standing perfect

    Disliked: 

    Showers in main block extremely disappointing. Water only DRIBBLES from the shower head and takes forever to get even tepid! Impossible to have a proper shower and wash hair! Certainly don't live up to website ad.

From the manager...

Thankyou for taking the time to provide a review following your stay with us. We assume you stayed with us this week and unfortunately we had an electric failure on Tuesday which we were unaware of until this morning (as no guests notified us of any issues). This would have affected the shower pressure as the pumps were not working. Apologies.

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Lovely, well managed site with good facilites 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The friendly and helpful owners do what they can to ensure you have a good stay. There were 3 families in our group, 2 with tents and 1 with a caravan and we were able to pitch next to each other. The facilities are well maintained and kept clean and the site has lovely views and is very safe for children.

    Disliked: 

    Only thing missing is maybe a small play area for young chilren.

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Amazing site, excellent staff and facilities wonderful location 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patrick P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location with amazing scenery. Easy access to wonderful pubs and restaurants. The wardens were very helpful and made us very welcome. Amenities were excellent, very clean and everything you could need to make your stay that much easier. You have to book a brazier even for one night as sitting out under the stars with a fire blazing was amazing. Brilliant location for a base to explore the beautiful towns of Ashbourne & Leek and for access to walking and cycling (you must try the Tissington trail) and visit the 13C church (St Oslwalds) one of the oldest in Britain. Very relaxing and had a fantastic time.

    Disliked: 

    Stayed at many sites over the years first time we have ever had nothing to dislike or have any issues. Excellent

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Excellent, would recommend 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anita D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 6-amp electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved this farm it is clean and decent sized pitches too. Showers and tpilets are clean. There is a family shower with refundable deposit, in hind site would have been the best option really. They have fire pits you can rent for £13 per night. Perfect location as well really. Will definitely go back.

    Disliked: 

    The showers are a little snug. Take a cable tie or two so you can tie the shower button as everytime you push it, it is on about 10 seconds my son was cold. Also the shower doesn't drain very well so be prepared for wet trousers. The water points are at the main entrance so if ur at bottom of pitch it is a bit of a trek. All in all not big issues to be fair. *pls consider a play area it would make it perfect.*

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Great space. Toilets and showers smelt and appeared to be clean. 04/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Massive pitch area.

    We may come again but maybe without the children need a camp site with children's park etc.

    Disliked: 

    Shame being next to a wall that's covered with nettles. Heard things rustling about which isn't ideal with children especially at night.
    Field had mile hills and heard/felt them popping up next to the tent.

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Fantastic 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter_d337825 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great site with beautiful views. Facilities were good and the staff were helpful and friendly. The family bathroom is a great addition for families travelling with young children.

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Nice clean site - friendly staff and plenty of toilets. 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicolas P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Nice clean site - friendly staff and plenty of toilets.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitche 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorna K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 6-amp electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities were as required. Large spacious pitches. We loved the fire put hire.

    Disliked: 

    The showers only run for 5 seconds before needing further depression - not ideal

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OK 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom timothy_a253093 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 6-amp electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Clean facilities and lots of space. Location for what we needed.

    Disliked: 

    Ground was full of rocks, electric kept tripping, placed at the bottom end of the field near a stream which encouraged files/mug etc... Nothing for children to do on site.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

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

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Swinscoe Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 2BW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0356°N 1.8091°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
Matlock Coach Stops — 12.7 miles
Train stations
Uttoxeter Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Idridgehay Rail Station — 10.0 miles
Wirksworth Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 55.5 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 24.7 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 29.5 miles
Manchester Airport — 29.6 miles

Directions


By car:

From the north (M1)
- Leave the M1 at Junction 28 (Alfreton) onto the A38 signposted to Derby
- At the Markeaton Park, Derby roundabout take the 3rd exit for the A52/Ashbourne Road
- On reaching the roundabout at Ashbourne, take the first exit signposted A52 to Leek
- Go straight on at the next roundabout (Homebase)
- Take the first left at the next roundabout (Recycling Centre) signposted A52 to Leek
- Continue on this road through Mayfield and up the hill for a further 1 ½ miles until you enter the village of Swinscoe
- Continue for approximately 0.75 miles passing The Dog and Partridge pub on the left-hand side and you will find us on the right-hand side marked by a green sign.

If you reach the A523 and crossroads to Alton Towers, Blore and Calton you have gone too far.

From the south (M1)
- Leave the M1 at Junction 24 (Nottingham) onto the A453 signposted Nottingham (S)
- At the roundabout take the exit for the A50 signposted Stoke
- Leave the A50 at the roundabout signposted A515 to Ashbourne
- Follow the A515 and on reaching the roundabout at Ashbourne (Homebase), take the first exit signposted A52 to Leek
- Take the first left at the next roundabout (Recyling Centre) signposted A52 to Leek
- Continue on this road through Mayfield and up the hill for a further 1.5 miles until you enter the village of Swinscoe
- Continue for approximately 0.75 miles passing The Dog and Partridge pub on the left-hand side and you will find us on the right-hand side marked by a green sign.

If you reach the A523 and crossroads to Alton Towers, Blore and Calton you have gone too far.

From the West (M6)
- Leave the M6 at Junction 15 (Stoke/Newcastle/A500) and merge onto the A500 (Signs for Stoke on Trent/Stone/A34/Uttoxeter)
- Look out for the right turn onto the A50 to Ashbourne.
- Continue along the A50 until you reach the cross roads signposted right to Ashbourne, straight over to Blore.
- Turn right and after ½ mile you will enter the village of Swinscoe. You will find us immediately on entering Swinscoe on the left hand side marked by a green sign.

If you reach the Dog and Partridge pub in the village you have gone too far.

By rail:
Derby Station is approximately 30 minutes by car. Taxis available from the station. Regular bus service also run from Derby bus station.

By bus:
Trent Barton (1) and Arriva Derby (1) operate between Derby bus station and Ashbourne. Clowes Coaches (108) operates between Ashbourne and Swinscoe but services are very limited.

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

Set up camp at for all your outdoor activity and exploration needs: you’re on the doorstep to do just about anything you want to take your hand (or foot) to as well.

Walkers, set out from to the southernmost tip of the Peak District National Park; cyclists, slip on your brightest Lycras (not compulsory) to take to an array of laid-back or more challenging cycle paths, and for those who simply want to visit some of the prettiest towns and villages in the UK, has easy accessibility to plenty.

The Tissington and Manifold cycle trail is about 36 miles and is well worth embarking on for the day. The route will take you through the stunning landscape from closed-in tracks to open viewpoints across the hills, as well as past duck ponds, an old mill, and historic towns.

Cycle hire is available at Ashbourne (a little market town just three miles from the site, also great for picking up essentials), Waterhouses and Parsley Hay. The National Trust-owned land of the Dovedale valley is just a two-mile walk from the campsite, which you can get to along the river’s footpaths.

Did someone say village pub? There is a great one within walking distance of the campsite for a hearty meal or well-deserved beverage after a day exploring. While within about three miles from you’ll find two Good Pub Guide pubs which you can check out while cycling and hiking.

The award-winning Alton Towers is just five miles to the west of . Packed with some of the most exciting rides on the planet, including the world’s first vertical-drop rollercoaster, Oblivion, and The Smiler (comprising of 14 loops), thrillseekers won’t know where to start. There are also plenty of attractions for those who like a quieter day out and the park has CBeebies Land for littlies and indoor waterpark Splash Landings as well. Just double check the park’s opening times before you travel as these vary throughout the year.

Almost straddling Derbyshire and Staffordshire, from you can explore plenty of museums, stately homes and historic buildings; adrenaline junkies can get their kicks from activities like climbing, caving, hang-gliding and various watersports, and for those who simply want a well-deserved pampering, grab your cucumber slices and book yourself in for a treatment (or two) at the local health spa.

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (4.7 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (10.1 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (11.5 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (4.1 miles)
  • Winster Market House (10.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Common End Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

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

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. Common End Farm will debit the balance from your card 5 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 5 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 7am.
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

We do not accept groups of three or more where the responsible adult is aged 25 years or under.

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