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- 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.
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Brilliant hosts and even with Covid pandemic happening was made …
Great stay, children loved it, nice, quiet
Warm, friendly site with pub in a sweet part of town.
Great friendly campsite in a large field, behind a pub. …
Friendly and organised. The pub hd a games night (quiz, …
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 sanitizing stations
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 park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Stoke-on-Trent: Rail Station Coach Stop
— 9.3 kilometres
9.3 kilometres Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley Bus Station — 9.5 kilometres
9.5 kilometres Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 10.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Blythe Bridge Rail Station
— 2.5 kilometres
2.5 kilometres Longton Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
6.1 kilometres Wedgwood Rail Station — 9.3 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
— 78.7 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 3
— 44.2 kilometres
44.2 kilometres Manchester Airport — 44.3 kilometres
44.3 kilometres Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 44.5 kilometres
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.
- Royal Doulton Factory Shop, Trentham (8.3 kilometres)
- Wedgwood Visitor Centre (8.8 kilometres)
- Alton Towers Resort (10.5 kilometres)
- The Old Manor (15.3 kilometres)
- Biddulph Grange Garden (17.7 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10:30 a.m. –||Anytime|
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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: noon