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Charlie Bassetts

8.9
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Sit out in the pub garden

General

  • Park in the grounds of a country inn close to walking footpaths
  • A 20-minute drive from Alton Towers and 25 from the Peak District
  • Play area, wifi and fishing; food and drink served at the pub

Charlie Bassetts, a family-friendly site in the grounds of a fab pub serving up homemade food and tasty ales, is a place many of the smart folk who’ve visited quite rightly deem a hidden gem.

See for yourself by settling down at this destination in Dilhorne, 20 minutes from the rides at one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers, and the aquatic antics at Waterworld. It's in an easy-access section of Staffordshire, just off the A50 road and 15 minutes' drive from Stoke-on-Trent.

Rather roams over rollercoasters? Potter through the Peak District (25 minutes) – there are plenty of pretty paths over yonder as well as closer to the site if you’d rather not drive. Ambles are to be had in the grounds too, over by the farm animals or to the play area, where mums and dads are regularly seen supervising the kids in front of a scenic background.

When the tiddlers start to get peckish, stroll over to the inn for food. It opens from lunchtime till late seven days a week, but full English breakfasts are available on request for lining the stomach ahead of days out at popular Peak District towns like Buxton (25 minutes) and Bakewell (an hour).

And as for those essential amenities on base? Toilets are available to use in the pub and a portaloo is set up on site as well.

Please note

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

No electric barbecues allowed.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.


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Reviews

8.9

Overall rating based on 7 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Brilliant hosts and even with Covid pandemic happening was made …05/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen W.Confirmed

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

    Brilliant hosts and even with Covid pandemic happening was made to feel very welcome and all safety measure have been put into place.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike apart from the weather :(

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The relaxed atmosphere and the facilities were clean and accessible …08/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The relaxed atmosphere and the facilities were clean and accessible
    The pitches were unlimited size and it was nice that we could pick we’re we wanted the tent and take the cars on the pitch with us
    The owners allowed a raised fire 🔥 which is lovely and allowed us to have visitors to the sight which allowed us to have a nice family evening

    Disliked: 

    The food at the pub was average

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Great stay, children loved it, nice, quiet23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlicja D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Small and cosy camping site, playgrodund in sight, pets to feed and play with, beautiful views.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty toilets and no soap or sanitizer

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If you want no frills and to pitch on a slant then it's perfect!22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pub itself seemed nice and friendly.
    Outdoor park area and ststiinary tractor for kids to play on as well as an abundance of grass.

    Disliked: 

    There is very little even ground here. All caravans were heavily chocked on one side to get even.
    Facilities are dirty. They weren't cleaned once in the 24 hour period we were there. Appauling considering the current climate.

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Warm, friendly site with pub in a sweet part of town.19/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJemma A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The warm and friendly greeting from the Landlady! The peace even though it's close to a road. The animals and the views.

    Disliked: 

    Didn't dislike per say - just wanted a better hot water system.

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Great friendly campsite in a large field, behind a pub. …16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid M.Confirmed

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

    Great friendly campsite in a large field, behind a pub. Great for friends and groups and families.
    Host Sam, was very friendly and hospitable, price was great value (£10 per tent not persons) compared to a lot of campsites with a pub.
    We managed to get in when a lot of other sites were fully booked and still the field was almost empty. Had a great time with friends, fire pits and music allowed as field large and we didn't disturb anyone. We would definitely would go again.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities on site, were mobile toilets (clean), but no showers. Which would limit people to a one night stay.

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Friendly and organised. The pub hd a games night (quiz, …14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerry M.Confirmed

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

    Friendly and organised.
    The pub hd a games night (quiz, raffle, bingo) Lovely friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • New Road, Dilhorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, ST10 2PQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.9872°N 2.0464°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stoke-on-Trent: Rail Station Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley Bus Station — 5.9 miles
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
Train stations
Blythe Bridge Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Longton Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Wedgwood Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 48.9 miles
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 27.4 miles
Manchester Airport — 27.5 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 27.6 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

This is an ace base for trips to Alton Towers (20 minutes’ drive) for folk who fancy riding rollercoasters like the Nemesis and Oblivion. Spend one day scampering among the top-class attractions here, then slow things down the next with countryside explores. The Peak District National Park (around 25 minutes) is full of walking paths, while other spots like Trentham Gardens (20 minutes) are top for traipsing round too.

If checking out cheeky creatures is more your bag, head to Trentham Monkey Forest (20 minutes) and wander among the free-roaming animals. Around 140 Barbary macaques live in the woodlands and meadows here – make sure to look up and spot them swinging through the trees.

Once you’ve snapped pics of the primates, set your sights on some of the market towns scattered around the area. Stone, a settlement on the Trent and Mersey Canal (15 minutes), is well-regarded for its food and drink options, while Cheadle (55 minutes), just outside the wood-covered Churnet Valley and the scenic Staffordshire Moorlands, is worth stopping in too.

Must see

  • Royal Doulton Factory Shop, Trentham (5.1 miles)
  • Wedgwood Visitor Centre (5.5 miles)
  • Alton Towers Resort (6.5 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (9.5 miles)
  • Biddulph Grange Garden (11.0 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:  10:30 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Charlie Bassetts cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Charlie Bassetts have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Charlie Bassetts dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Charlie Bassetts? This is an ace base for trips to Alton Towers (20 minutes’ drive) for folk who fancy riding rollercoasters like the Nemesis and Oblivion. Spend one day scampering among the top-class attractions … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Charlie Bassetts?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10:30 a.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Charlie Bassetts? From £10 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the pub instead.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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 11 p.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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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.

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