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Woolly head? Lost the spring in your step? Fed up with people telling you, “Shear up love, it might never happen”? A stay at this friendly site on a sheep farm will leave you feeling fluffy in all the right places in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.
The location of Beech Croft Farm in the heart of the Derbyshire Hills is stunning, and the vibe is serene and relaxed - no rowdy party crowds here.
The site has been newly refurbished and now boasts a swanky eco-friendly amenities block with underfloor heating, plus larger hardstandings with electric hook-ups, water and TV aerial sockets. There’s also a well-stocked shop.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Buxton: Market Place Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Bakewell Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles New Mills: Newtown Swan Hotel Coach Stop — 11.3 miles
- Train stations
Buxton Rail Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Dove Holes Rail Station — 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 6.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 50.1 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 20.4 miles
20.4 miles Manchester Airport — 20.6 miles
20.6 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 20.6 miles
Midway between Buxton and Bakewell, signposted off the A6.
Beech Croft Farm is a great place to start discovering the Peak District. The Pennine Bridleway passes the entrance to the site, and a short distance away it links to the Monsal Trail, a former railway line alongside the river Wye with tunnels and viaducts to explore (cycle hire is available on the Trail). Other nearby walking and cycle routes include the Limestone Way and the High Peak Trail; also recommended is the picturesque Goyt Valley, which offers horse riding, and sailing and fishing on its reservoirs.
The towns that surround Beech Croft Farm are lovely: riverside Bakewell, famous for its markets, puddings and tarts; Buxton, a charming spa town that’s just as popular today as it was with the Victorians; Matlock Bath, home to various attractions, including cable cars and show caves at the Heights of Abraham; and Castleton, where there are four more impressive caverns to explore, plus a Norman castle.
For those who like to see how the other half lived, Chatsworth House is an imposing stately home, with lovely gardens, and an animal farm park and woodland adventure playground for the little ones. If the little monkeys need wearing out, the treetop fun at Go Ape is ideal.
- Haddon Hall (7.3 miles)
- Chatsworth (8.4 miles)
- Lyme Park & Gardens (NT) (11.8 miles)
- Winster Market House (10.2 miles)
- Lyme Park (12.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.