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Middlehills Farm Campsite

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General

  • Immaculately-kept site family-run for over 30 years
  • Friendly and welcoming with outstanding views
  • Close to Gullivers Kingdom and 45 minutes' drive from Alton Towers

Pigs, ponies and proximity to top Peak District towns… farm the family out to Middlehills.

This is a mellow, peaceful and very friendly park that's been run by the Lomas clan for over 30 years, set in 40 acres of countryside in the Peak District National Park and a quick drive from small people heaven Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock Bath. (Give them an even more heavenly hol by an additional trip to Alton Towers, about 22 miles from pitch.)

Kids will be enthusiastically entertained with the opps to pet and give treats to the Middlehills Farm pigs and ponies, and with the positively popular play park: owners' Nick and Liz's lot are often around to make pals with, and the play area is cunningly set near the pitches for grownups to keep a beady eye on proceedings.

Facilities at Middlehills Farm are spotlessly kept and include a loo and shower block (showers are £1 for five minutes or 20p a minute), a small shop selling camping equipment and basic bits, a chemical waste point and a washing-up area.

The pitches take tents, tourers and motorhomes, and as you'd expect for a free-range and friendly farm, you can settle yourself down anywhere that tickles your fancy.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

A charge of 20p applies for the use of shower.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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8.9

Overall rating based on 296 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site. Really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of pitch options. 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mark_b137877 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Really good site. Good facilities that were cleaned regularly. Toilets, sinks and showers clean and tidy. Good playground for the kids.

    Disliked: 

    Slight noise from the nearby quarry that could be heard at night. Did not affect sleep.

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Great site. Loved having a camp fire. Beautiful views 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The playground and farm animals. Clean toilets

    Disliked: 

    The sound of the nearby quarry

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Good clean site 20/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site with good clean facilities. My daughter loved the play area and the pigs.

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Lovely site apart from quarry 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stuart H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site with nice facilities

    Disliked: 

    Site is right by a 24 hour working quarry which is noisy, needed ear plugs to sleep

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Excellent clean site but far to noisy 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Eliza S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good clean facilities located in a beautiful area

    Disliked: 

    The quarry, makes far too much noise rumbling on all day and night. Made a restless few days trying to sleep.

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Overall excellent site. 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Haydn A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great situation with a great playground for the kids. Nice toilet and shower blocks, plenty of room and pleasant staff.

    Disliked: 

    The only drawback are the 2 local quarries working 24/7 - take earplugs.

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Friendly and clean 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Honor S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Size of site, shower facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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An excellent site with lots of space and good clean facilities 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jamie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lots of space for the children to play and they really liked the park area.
    The toilets were kept relatively clean and the showers were clean, hot and powerful.
    There's plenty of places to go with the kids within only a few minutes drive.

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Hi - This was a great site and easy to ... 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Hi - This was a great site and easy to book. I went with 3 other families and we all loved it - fire pits, camp fires, snack truck on site serving hot breakfast butties. The staff were great and let us use the phone to order in Pizza that was delivered. We would go back to this site it was fab!!

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We stayed with children ranging from baby to 15 years and all enjoyed 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phillip T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Play area , showers and toilets were reasonably clean , area is beautiful, kids enjoyed the animals on site

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    Paying for showers, shop on site bit small and pricey

From the manager...

Hi, with response to your review, from past experience if we don't charge for showers then people run all the hot water off, so better that everyone has some. The shop certainly is not overpriced and we get reviews all the time saying how reasonable it is. We pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful, so I find your customer service score awful, I would like to know the reason why ?
Liz

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

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

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Grangemill Matlock, Derbyshire, England, DE4 4HY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1141°N 1.6489°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Matlock Coach Stops — 4.2 miles
Bakewell Coach Stop — 6.9 miles
Train stations
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Wirksworth Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Matlock Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 59.4 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 22.4 miles
East Midlands Airport — 23.9 miles

Directions


From Junction 28 of the M1, take the A38, heading for Ripley, then turn onto the A610 heading to Ambergate (you can follow the signs to Gullivers Kingdom). Turn right onto the A6 to Cromford, turn left into Cromford, then right onto the A5012 for approximately 4 miles. You will arrive at a T-junction with the Hollybush pub on your right. Keep straight on for 400 yards and you will see a sign on your left for Middlehills Farm. Turn left over the cattle grid and up the drive. You have arrived.

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

After you've taken the kids around Gullivers Kingdom and Alton Towers (that'll be the first three or four days of the holiday sorted), set aside some time for the grand halls and houses in the region, which should be seen firstly because they're fab, and secondly because these days out will be a sedate difference to white-knuckled days out at local theme parks.

The knowledgeable team at Middlehills Farm insist that Chatsworth House is a must, and so say we too, for spectacular gardens even the kids will go gaga for, a decent play area and a farm park for more petting. Bonus: the surrounding 1000-acre park is free to roam around all year round.

Nearby Haddon Hall just outside Bakewell is also a sweet treat: film fans and goggleboxers might recognise its setting from the likes of Jane Eyre, Elizabeth and The Princess Bride (the gardens here are pretty splendid too).

To tramp around old towns, Matlock, Buxton, Bakewell and Ashbourne are all within easy driving distance of Middlehills Farm – Peak District eats and other souvenirs should be picked up in each.

The farm team has plenty more info on the local area in the site reception, but we'd quickly also recommend walks and watersports around/on nearby Carsington Water, and examining the caves and caverns of the Heights of Abraham from a cable car at High Tor.

Must see

  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (3.6 miles)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (3.9 miles)
  • Haddon Hall (5.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (1.9 miles)
  • Kedleston Hall (11.7 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:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  Anytime

Middlehills Farm Campsite cancellation policy

Refunds not given.

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

Middlehills Farm Campsite will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
A charge of 20p applies for the use of shower.

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 10.30pm and 8am.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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