This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
- Dog-friendly accommodation on a Cheshire farm on the Gritstone Trail
- A 10-minute drive to Mow Cop Castle; 35 minutes to The Roaches
- Pet-friendly pub, canal walk and farm shop within walking distance
Once you’ve cast yourself away to Castle Farm in the Cheshire countryside, castles, farm parks and countryside trails won’t be far away. This dog-friendly site is on part of the Gritstone Trail, a 35-mile route that runs the length of the Pennines and ends at Mow Cop Castle (55 minutes’ walk or 10 minutes’ drive away).
Walking’s a sure way to take in the local scenery here, as the local canal is just half an hour’s walk away – and it leads the way all the way to Stoke-On-Trent Trent in one direction and Marple in the other.
There are pub pitstops along the route but if you want to fuel up before setting off, the closest pub (dog-friendly) is just 15 minutes’ walk down the lane. As well as homemade food, there’s a play area there for kids to run about. Another pub is 20 minutes' walk away, or a 10-minute drive will get you to Mossley’s dog-friendly pub with a beer garden and good grub.
There are places to put your feet up on the site too and nice scenery to go along with them, from sunsets through the trees to views over the Shropshire Hills and Astbury’s church in the distance, with barn and tawny owls sometimes flying by in the early evening.
The site has a woodland garden, barbecue area and firepit and on the farm, there’s a paddock with pet goats and sheep, plus secure parking in the farmyard or in the grassland and woodlands to the rear, down a small valley towards a stream.
To generate better results:
- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results.
- Break your booking down into smaller groups and book multiple pitches.
- Click the button ‘Make another booking like this’ on the confirmation page to easily rebook.
- Ask to be sited together in the ‘Special requests’ box on the booking form.
You can also try filtering your search by group type and by sites allowing multiple tents/caravans/motorhomes per pitch.
Helpful owners lovely walks perfect 1 night getaway
A wonderfully quiet, welcoming, rural get away.
Lovely place to stay for peace and quiet
24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Bus Station — 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Bus Station — 8.2 miles
- Train stations
Congleton Rail Station
— 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Kidsgrove Rail Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Alsager Rail Station — 5.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
— 38.0 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3
— 15.6 miles
15.6 miles Manchester Airport — 15.7 miles
15.7 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 15.8 miles
Kids in your clan? There shouldn’t be any need to worry about activities that will keep up with their attention span, as Glebe Farm (five minutes’ drive) has animal petting and a farm shop and Alcumlow Hall Farm (10 minutes) has a play area, ice cream parlour and blacksmithing experiences. Plus, over at the arboretum at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre’s arboretum (25 minutes), there are some cool telescopes.
For the full-on outdoors, Tittesworth Reservoir (25 minutes) might fit the bill. There's walking, birdwatching, watersports and fishing here, but for rock climbing and hiking, The Roaches (35 minutes) is a popular prominent rocky landscape above Leek (a market town, 25 minutes' drive).
You might want to map out the way to some historical sites too, beginning with the National Trust’s Tudor manor house at Little Moreton Hall (10 minutes) and the Victorian Biddulph Grange Garden (10 minutes), along with the 73-acre Biddulph Grange Country Park (10 minutes) - plenty of space to explore, including a pool and restored boathouse. On the National Heritage List, there’s Mow Cop Castle (10 minutes) and St Mary's Church (five minutes).
- Little Moreton Hall & Gardens (NT) (2.5 miles)
- Royal Stafford (6.4 miles)
- Capesthorne Hall & Gardens (8.0 miles)
- Biddulph Grange Garden (1.5 miles)
- Nether Alderley Mill (10.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9:30 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||9:30 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Castle Farm cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Castle Farm will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Castle Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Castle Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Castle Farm? Kids in your clan? There shouldn’t be any need to worry about activities that will keep up with their attention span, as Glebe Farm (five minutes’ drive) has animal petting and a … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Castle Farm?
Camping and touring Arrive: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.