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Intake Farm: Spacious tent pitches

General

  • Friendly Staffordshire farm site a mile from the village of Ipstones
  • Alton Towers and Peak District National Park within 20 minutes' drive
  • Meet the animals on site and join in with feeding time

Set up for a stay in the Staffordshire Moorlands at a rural spot that’s also within easy reach of heaps of days out and amenities. Intake Farm is in a great position about half an hour’s drive from the centre of Stoke-on-Trent and 15 minutes from Leek (both handy places for shops and other essentials).

Days out? There’s plenty to choose from, whether you’re aiming to hike your way around the Peak District National Park, scream along the rollercoasters at Alton Towers or take the kids to see the animals at Peak Wildlife Park and Trentham Monkey Forest (or perhaps a bit of all three…)

In between such outings you’ll be staying at a small farm where you’ll share the space with horses, cows, sheep, llamas, pigs, hens, ducks and a pet goose – they’re a friendly bunch, and even more so if you manage to join in with feeding time while you’re here.

Barbecues and campfires are permitted on site, so come along prepared with the right kit, and pick up the food elements at the small supermarket in Ipstones, a mile away. There are a couple of pubs in the village too if you fancy an evening of dinner and drinks. Please note that this is a calm site with quiet time expected after 10pm.

Please note

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Reception is unmanned after 7:30 p.m.. Please inform the campground while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

No electric barbecues allowed.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Single-sex bookings of 10 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No gas barbecues allowed.

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

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.


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Reviews

8.8

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  75% described as Wild camping ?

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Friendly staff01/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
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    No cars, buses or trains. Can get peaceful rest

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8
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The white cloud bus, so we’ll thought out26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynda O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • White Cloud microlodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Helping on the working farm

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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A great site, with fun, unique experiences and lovely owners.11/09/2022

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

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
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  • Liked: 

    The owners of the site were very friendly and informative. They had daily feedings of animals which was an amazing experience to do.
    The field being around animals was great too.
    The showers were a great bonus too!

    Disliked: 

    The only negative was that the ground was quite rocky where the camping field was, which made it difficult to put pegs in.

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Fabulous site, wonderful hosts, gem of a location.03/09/2022

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

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Everything! quiet location, friendly hosts, clean well maintained compost loos, hot showers with fab and funky curtains 😉 , feeding the animals, wood fires, fresh eggs and home reared bacon, beautiful woodland.

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Anonymous user

Small site with relaxed vibe30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
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  • Liked: 

    The location, the relaxed atmosphere approach. The campfires, and camping in the woods

    Disliked: 

    Lack of hand sanitiser ( or other hygiene options) in the compost toilets. Not the levellest pitches.

From the manager...

Thank you for camping with us and we are glad you liked your stay. We apologise for the lack of hand sanitizer in the toilets we do aim to keep the toilets supplied with some but we’re unaware they had run out, it would have helped us if you spoken to us whilst you were staying here to rectify the situation.

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Beautiful area, peaceful, friendly hosts25/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • White Cloud microlodge
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  • Liked: 

    The beautiful surroundings. The fact it was a working farm. The quirkiness of the bus we stayed on! Milking the calves! Genuine and lovely hosts

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From the manager...

Lovely to meet you and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review.

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Everything about this site is amazing!22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
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    Myself and my 2 children who are 9 & 12, just got back from an amazing 5 night stay (originally only booked 3 nights, but didn't want to leave) at Intake Farm. We stayed here for a base to visit Alton Towers, but turned out to be so much more than just a base, it really did end up being the best part of our holiday!

    I'm not normally much of a camper but chose this site for the children, as I read they could help feed the animals and knew my children would absolutely love this experience and what an experience it was, not only for them but myself!
    We all had the best time ever, it's such a beautiful place and the people who own the farm, Maria and David are wonderful hosts and did everything they could to make our stay as wonderful as it was. As did Jamie the young lad who helped out on the farm, he's such a lovely lad and really made all the difference to our stay, the kids loved going to help him with the animals, he told them all about the animals too. He also did everything he could to make our stay more comfortable and enjoyable too!

    I was slightly worried when booking the site because of the compost toilets but we soon got used to them and they really weren't a problem and they were always clean and they didn't smell at all. The shower we used, which was the bigger one at the back of the horse box trailer (very unique and fun) was also always clean and the temperature and water pressure was perfect, better than the one I have at home actually! 🙈😂😂
    There are so many amazing things I could write in this review but then it would be more like an essay because there really was so many amazing things about our stay. So instead of writing an essay, all I will say is if you are reading these reviews and considering staying at this site, book it! You really won't be disappointed and this is coming from a person who prefers nice hotels to camping and I truly loved every second of my stay! 🤩

    Thank you so much, David and Maria for opening up you're home and creating this wonderful and unique experience!
    Neither myself or my children will ever forget our little holiday with you, it's made our year and given us so many wonderful memories. We will definitely be back again and again, we won't be stopping anywhere else from now on, when we are in your neck of the woods! 😍😁

    Just a little message to Jamie too, because I couldn't write a review without saying a massive thank you to you too! The farm wouldn't be the same without you. I have no doubt that you will make an amazing farmer one day and no doubt on your own farm. Please don't ever doubt yourself because you really are an amazing young man and so good at what you do. It was such a pleasure to meet you and lovely to see someone of your age to have such a passion and love for everything you did on the farm. You should be very proud of yourself! ❤️

    Can't wait to come back and visit you all soon!

    Much love from Vicky, Angel and Gabriel.

    Disliked: 

    Leaving!

From the manager...

Thank you Vicky it was a pleasure to meet you all and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We all look forward to meeting you again soon. Thank you for the lovely review and will show Jamie your review. Bless him he is priceless. Take care and look after yourself.
Maria and David

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Excellent stay, would absolutely come again.08/08/2022

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

  • The Lazy Cow 1 bedroom microlodge
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting, view over the fields! The bus we stayed in was clean and comfortable. Hosts were very friendly, and we got to feed some calves too! It was great to sit around the campfire at night, and the wood burner inside the bus was welcome too.
    We were provided with ingredients to cook breakfast on the first day, which was delicious! No fridge in the bus itself but there is one on the farm yard, so we were able to keep things in there.
    The shower inside the bus was great too!

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike per say, but the door to the toilet (compost toilet - ie a bucket) couldn't close from the inside.

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Friendly staff, unique camping experience!08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard B.Confirmed

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Unique, relaxed and peaceful campsite!

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Friendly, relaxed and in beautiful scenery07/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wudu Woodland unpowered grass and earth tent site
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    Beautiful woodland camp and back to basics setting. Proper camping in nature surrounded by wildlife and friendly farm livestock

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Church Lane, Ipstones, Staffordshire, England, ST10 2JT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0502°N 1.9900°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 12.7 kilometres
Bus Station — 12.8 kilometres
Bus Station — 12.8 kilometres
Train stations
Blythe Bridge Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
Longton Rail Station — 11.9 kilometres
Stoke-on-Trent Rail Station — 13.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 77.9 kilometres
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 39.3 kilometres
Manchester Airport — 39.4 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 39.6 kilometres

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

There are lots of great places to get out for a walk around the Peak District National Park, the edge of which is about 15 minutes’ drive away. If you can’t decide where to start, head to Ashbourne (25 minutes’ drive) to pick up the Tissington Trail for a traffic-free walk or bike ride, or pick up a circular walk in Dovedale (25 minutes) to cross the famous stepping stones.

A quiet bit of bird-spotting might take your fancy at RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve (10 minutes), or if you’re after some more exotic wildlife encounters you could visit the excellent Peak Wildlife Park (10 minutes) or giggle at the antics of the residents of Trentham Monkey Forest (35 minutes).

For more of those family-friendly outings, put the rides and other attractions of Alton Towers (20 minutes) on the schedule, splash your way down all the slides at Waterworld water park (half an hour) or opt for something more low key with watersports and a ride on the steam railway at Rudyard Lake (25 minutes).

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (9.6 kilometres)
  • Royal Doulton Factory Shop, Trentham (12.7 kilometres)
  • Royal Stafford (13.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (14.1 kilometres)
  • Biddulph Grange Garden (14.5 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Intake Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Intake Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the campground/park is able to relet your unit/site.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Intake Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Intake Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Intake Farm? There are lots of great places to get out for a walk around the Peak District National Park, the edge of which is about 15 minutes’ drive away. If you can’t decide … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Intake Farm?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Intake Farm? From $34.85 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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