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Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park

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Café with outdoor seating

General

  • Family-run site in the grounds of an 18th-century farm
  • Easily accessible from central Burnley and the M65
  • On-site café selling light lunches, cream tea and homemade cakes

Come and meet rescue animals and have a ride on a Shetland pony at Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park – and there aren't many sites that have an on-site museum too…

Boxes of all sorts are ticked at this family-owned Lancashire longhouse farm in the hamlet of Reedley Hallows: it's in a peaceful wildlife haven where regular visitors include bats, rabbits, buzzards and kestrels; you can buy farm eggs and homemade jams and chutneys in the site shop, and you'll get a top welcome from amiable owners Carol and Harry.

No need to spend hours getting out and about either, as the M65 passes close to the farm and central Burnley is a couple of miles away (reached in a mighty scenic way indeed along the nearby towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal). Eats of all sorts are sorted on site as well: Smithson's Farm sells a range of light lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas, and guests can order full English breakfasts to be served in the farmhouse the next morning.

Once you've arrived and been fed and watered, wander over to the aforementioned museum, the Woodend Mining Museum, or take a bike ride of five and a half miles to reach the National Trust's Gawthorpe Hall. Thompson Park, with boating lake and Italian gardens, is an easy two miles away.

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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9.5

Overall rating based on 12 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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Freezing cold. Hearing does not work.08/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Lodge as expected.

    Disliked: 

    It was described to be heated which is why we chose this lodge for our small child to stay in with us.
    The heater did not work to full capacity and therefore did not heat the lodge in the slightest. It was freezing cold and although there were extra throws provided this was not enough to keep warm.
    Owner would not accept this and would not offer any refund after paying full price. We left first thing due to a freezing cold stay.
    Also BBQ was not provided on arrival which we paid extra for.

From the manager...

THIS GUEST BOOKED AT THE LAST MINUTE CAUSING US TO HAVE TO CALL IN OUR MANAGER AT AT MOMENTS NOTICE.WE DO NOT GENERALLY TAKE WHAT WE CALL LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS.
THEY ARRIVED IN T SHIRTS ON THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR SO FAR. IE NOT APPROPIATE CLOTHING FOR WINTER TIME CAMPING.
OUR MANAGER DID ALL HE COULD TO MAKE THEIR STAY COMFORTABLE.
THE LODGE IS DESCRIBED AS HAVING A HEATER NOT "HEATED"tTHERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
AT FIRST THE GUEST CLAIMED TO HAVE LEFT AT 0600 BUT I WAS ON SITE AT 0820 AND ASKED IF ALL WAS OK ?
THE CLIENT REPLIED YES BUT OBSERVED IT HAD BEEN A COLD NIGHT.
MY WIFE ALSO SPOKE TO THE CLIENTS SON AT AROUND THE SAME TIME WHO ALSO SAID ALL WAS OK BUT IT HAD BEEN A COLD NIGHT.
THE GROUP EVENTUALLY LEFT AT O850.
CCTV FOOTAGE CAN PROVE THIS.
THE REASON NO REFUND WAS GIVE WAS THAT SEVERAL FLOOR TILES HAD BEEN DISLODGED IN THE UNIT BY THE GROUP AND THE COST OF REPAIR JUST ABOUT EQUALLED ANY REFUND I WOULD HAVE GIVEN
DUE TO THE LIES ABOUT THEIR DEPARTURE TIME AND THE FACT THAT THEY HAD NOT THE COURTESY TO TELL US ABOUT THE DAMAGE I FELT NO REFUND WAS DUE.
THIS GROUP WOULD NOT BE WELCOME ON OUR SITE AGAIN AND I WOULD WARN OTHER OWNERS TO BE WARY OF BOOKING THEM ALSO

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Lovely little site. The owners carole and harry very friendly …23/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCaroline G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Lovely little site. The owners carole and harry very friendly and helpful. The hut was perfect too very cosy. We had a lovely couple of days away here the kids especially loved the animals on the farm.

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From the manager...

WITH REGARD TO THE BARBEQUE.
THE GROUP ARRIVED AT AROUND 2015 AND THE BARBEQUE WAS PROMISED FOR THE MORNING AFTER SO THAT BREAKFAST COULD BE PREPARED.
IT WAS OFFERED TO THEM ON THE MORNING BUT IT WAS REFUSED AS THEY HAD TO GET AWAY . THIS THEY DID AT 0850 ISH.
IN TRUTH THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE TOTALLY UNSUITABLE FOR ANY OUTSIDE COOKING.
HAD THE GUEST BEEN MORE TRUTHFUL IN THEIR COMMENTS I MAY HAVE LOOKED AT A REFUND IN A FAR DIFFERENT WAY.

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Excellent with home from home comfort18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebby K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Donna camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Everything breakfast was amazing Harry & Carol were really welcoming.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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:)10/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsandra m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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    :)

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Great stay05/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Well appointed cabin with composting toilet meaning no middle of the night trips across the field were required! Well kept site with easy to access washing facilities and cafe onsite serving breakfasts if wanted

    Disliked: 

    Noise from local festival went on into small hours but this was not campsite’s fault!

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A memorable holiday, Harry, Carol and staff were all lovely.03/08/2019

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  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Our warm welcome, the peaceful location and the facilities. Breakfast was great.

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Clean facilities, friendly staff, excellent hosting, lovely location02/08/2019

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  • Bella camping pod
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    Friendly hosts who were helpful with local amenities and lovely log cabins with everything you need in them. Very relaxing!

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Excellent22/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Perfect

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Really nice place to stay the owners were so lovely …22/07/2019

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  • Bella camping pod
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    Really nice place to stay the owners were so lovely nothing was too much trouble x will definitely be going back

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Lovely homely little place food was lovely accommodation 5 star21/07/2019

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    Everything was amazing

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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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

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Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Touring and motorhomes

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Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Location

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  • Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, England, BB12 9DR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.8128°N 2.2548°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brierfield: Town Hall Bus Stop — 1.0 miles
Burnley Bus Station — 1.8 miles
Nelson Bus Station — 2.3 miles
Train stations
Brierfield Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Burnley Central Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Burnley Barracks Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 30.9 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 24.6 miles

Directions


Once on Woodend Road, you'll go under a motorway bridge after about a quarter of a mile. Carry on and take the 3RD turning on the right which is well signposted for 'Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Site, on a with large sign on legs at the bottom of the lane.

Do NOT turn up the first or second right under the bridge as you will not be able to turn your vehicle around and you will also upset the site's neighbours.

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

Ditch the car if you so desire while here and set off out by foot or bike; a good clutch of attractions and activities are within a few miles.

If the Smithson Farm museum has whetted your appetite for local history, take the three-mile journey to the Weavers' Triangle, an industrial part of Burnley with 19th-century buildings and mills around the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Set off on hikes along the Burnley Way from the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, a 40-mile circular path around the canal towpaths and the surrounding moorland.

Access another top local hike at Pendle, four and a half miles away: the Pendle Witch Trail to Lancaster Castle where the Pendle witches were imprisoned before the famed trials. The 45 miles of the Pendle Way are within easy reach too: start off from Reedley, under a mile away, to take Section 6 of the trail through ancient hunting forest around Reedley, Higham and Newchurch, then follow Section 7 from Newchurch for the spectacular views of Pendle Hill.

The stately home and 400-acre parkland of 14th-century Towneley Hall, four miles away, make another splendid option for a local day out: if the kids are underwhelmed by the paintings and sculptures, they'll surely like the hall's Egyptian mummy and the wildlife-themed interactive play.

Must see

  • Gawthorpe Hall (1.8 miles)
  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (7.2 miles)
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum (12.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Gawthorpe Hall (1.9 miles)
  • Hardcastle Crags (9.9 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:  11:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

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

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park? Ditch the car if you so desire while here and set off out by foot or bike; a good clutch of attractions and activities are within a few miles. If the Smithson … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park? From £90 (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
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Extras
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the 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 p.m. and 8:30 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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Additional terms

Cooking is not allowed in the camping pods.

A full English breakfast is provided for the first night of your stay.

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