The White Lodge

8.9 216 reviews
Grass pitches (added by manager 12 Aug 2022)

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  • Family-friendly Staffordshire site by the river Trent
  • A 15-minute drive from Stafford and a mile from the Shugborough Estate
  • Easy access to canalside trails; five minutes' walk from a farm shop
Get away from home and back to nature at The White Lodge, a family-run site by the river Trent and right on the edge of Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With 10 acres of well-kept, secure grounds, this Staffordshire spot scores top marks for its access to scenic paths and bike trails, its location a mile's walk from the National Trust's Shugborough Estate, and the sheer peace of the place. Great Haywood village, where there's a garden centre and a convenience store, is half a mile away. Still closer to base (around five minutes' walk away) is the neighbourhood canalside farm shop and café, making it simple to source fresh produce or barista-made hot drinks while away from home. To sample the fully-fledged floating experience there's a narrowboat hire centre a few minutes' stroll away. Bring a rod and/or binoculars if heading down to the Trent and canal – river fishing is available hereabouts, and birdlife abounds along these peaceful stretches of water. The pitches are also home to plenty of nature and have substantial tree coverage for those sunny days when all you want to do is chill out in the shade. (The grounds are flat, so there's little risk of rolling downhill mid-snooze and waking up on someone else's pitch…). Head here if you're partial to a sizzle on a summer's afternoon – barbecues are allowed as long as all flames are kept well clear of the grass. Well-behaved dogs are also encouraged to tag along.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Tent pitches 10
Touring caravan pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 10
Rent a tent 3
Open all year

Languages spoken

English

AA Holiday Centre

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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

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

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

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

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

The White Lodge

The White Lodge

Mill Lane

Great Haywood

Staffordshire

England

ST18 0RJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)

GPS

52.80556°N
-2.01184°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.6 mi Railway Station
4.6 mi Railway Station
7 mi Crown Bridge
Rail
4.2 mi Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station
4.6 mi Stafford Rail Station
4.7 mi Rugeley Town Rail Station
Airport
27.1 mi Birmingham International Airport
27.1 mi Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1
27.2 mi Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2

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

The edge of Cannock Chase is a couple of minutes' walk away, meaning there's lots of opportunity to get out on walks and mountain biking jaunts. A few more unusual activities are also within reach – treetop zipwires and obstacle courses at Go Ape Cannock (15 minutes' drive) and Clip 'n Climb Stoke's climbing wall (15 minutes) are both recommended. If you'd rather ascend skywards in a more leisurely fashion you could also book a hot air balloon flight (five minutes). For kids who'd rather investigate life at ground level, Amerton Farm (10 minutes) should supply a good few hours of animal-based entertainment. Next door, carry on with rides aboard the small-scale trains at Amerton Railway (10 minutes) or spend a spell at the village's hands-on arts and crafts centre. For a really special treat, you could also up sticks and make for Alton Towers (35 minutes), where a theme park, spa and golf course should keep almost all comers happy.

Must see

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop 11.4 mi

Sudbury Hall 11.7 mi

Wedgwood Visitor Centre 12.2 mi

National Memorial Arboretum 12.2 mi

Boscobel House & the Royal Oak 13.2 mi

National Trust

Shugborough Estate 1 mi

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood 11.7 mi

Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum 12.2 mi

Moseley Old Hall 12.2 mi

The Old Manor 14.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

SHUGBOROUGH 0.9 mi

Seven Springs - Shugborough - Cannock Chase - Seven Springs 1.8 mi

Battle of Hopton Heath, 1643 3 mi

SANDON PARK 4.2 mi

GERMAN MILITARY CEMETERY 4.6 mi

Local events

  • Bloodstock Open Air (Thursday 8 August 2024 – Thursday 8 August 2024)

    Swadlincote, Derbyshire 14.1 mi

  • Camp Bestival Shropshire (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Telford, Shropshire 14.2 mi

  • Download Festival (Friday 14 June 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024)

    Derby, Derbyshire 26.7 mi

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.

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Would use again as was convenient for family reunion.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Angela T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Friendly staff, flat pitch, reasonable facilities. Appeared to have reasonable expectations regarding noise etc.

Disliked: People in neighbouring caravans did not observe time limits for noise - they were noisy until approx. 1am

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely site just noise at night and lack of hot water let it down.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Sarah F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: This was are 2nd time visiting this site. We loved are last stay and was excited to stay again with friends. The location is brill lovely shops near and pub. Great walks looking at all the boats and shrubby hall. The couple that own this site are so nice and friendly and it really has been made a family friendly site. There is a park and football pitch, witch is Brill as I hate mine playing near people's tents and caravans. Also thought about where it is too as its well back from cars and tents etc.Toilets are nice and close but not too close love how different they are. Had Brill area for pot washing. Had a nice big pitch even got a picnic bench too. Could not fault that. Had a lovely peaceful night Friday everyone stuck to the no noise after 11pm (one reason why we came back having young kids) but pity that was not the way for the Saturday or Sunday. Saturday it was gone midnight before someone stopped shouting "go on Daniel" and f##ing this that and other was not nice to hear at all, there was so much noise I could not believe it. I understand a little noise you always get that one family but this was loads the whole camp site could hear it. Then Sunday we had karaoke well that's what it sounded like. Am all up for fun and a few drinks, but this site was advertised as family friendly this was not on. Nothing was done to even dull the noise down. Even someone pitched up late quiter (understand this noise) but that was 10mins not hours and hours of it.

Disliked: I like the showers I love how different they are but there has to be a better way of getting hot water. As once a few had had a shower or washed pots that was it for hot water. And if your in the new showers and some turns tap on or flush the toilet the water stops all together. Could do with more too 3 fields and 2 female showers 2 male. Also no where to put close when in showers. But just a hot shower would of been nice.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful Site, kept clean and well maintained, lovely staff.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely beautiful site, on arrival was greeted by a lovely man who talked us around the site and welcomed us. As we weren’t locals we spoke about nearest shops and places to eat which was very helpful. The site was spotless and well kept, and we had no issues at all.

Recommend to friends Visit again

A well located and spacious site, will definitely be back next year.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Clem C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Easily accessible from the M6 toll road and M6. Lovely nearby canal side walks.

Disliked: Toilet block was basic but functional and clean.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely family pitches excellent…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Michael T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely family pitches excellent

Recommend to friends Visit again

Spotless clean , well kept ground’s. Very peaceful sight. Well chilled weekend.…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lynda O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Spotless clean , well kept ground’s. Very peaceful sight. Well chilled weekend.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Well relaxed sight. Large pitch, bonus each pitch had wooden bench with…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lynda O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Well relaxed sight. Large pitch, bonus each pitch had wooden bench with chairs. Very dog friendly and lots of walk’s near by. Ideal for families with children The sight was well looked after and maintained. Would definitely return

Disliked: May need to add extra toilet washing facilities, but what we had were clean and showers were hot.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Would definitely visit this site again

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Lovely clean site ,really big pitches, lovely views,so close to canals, rivers, lots of walks and close to lovely canal cafe and pub ..

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site , great pitches , fantastic area , lovely wieners

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
len c. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Excellent pitches. Great play park . Fantastic area right beside the canal in open countryside, but only 20mins from Stafford. And the FRIENDLIEST and most helpful owners we have ever met

Disliked: Limited showers. But this was far outweighed by the good points

Recommend to friends Visit again

Will be back

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Adam E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Quiet site great owners

Disliked: Some facilities need updating but are sufficient

Recommend to friends Visit again


  • Does The White Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The White Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The White Lodge? The edge of Cannock Chase is a couple of minutes' walk away, meaning there's lots of opportunity to get out on walks and mountain biking jaunts. A few more unusual activities are … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The White Lodge?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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