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Callow Top Holiday Park

8.9

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General

  • Award-winning park a short drive from Ashbourne and the Peak District
  • A 20-minute drive from Alton Towers; 35 minutes from Chatsworth Estate
  • Dog-friendly site with coarse fishing lake and provisions to buy

Callow Top Holiday Park has received lots of awards, and it’s easy to see why: it's got that excellent mix of heaps of things to do nearby and peaceful space to relax in of an evening.

Location first: this fab park is five minutes' drive from Ashbourne, at the southern gateway to the Peak District National Park; guests can pedal off on the Tissington Trail straight from the grounds or easily get out for lots of lovely walks. Peak District days aplenty are around too, for ambling around old country piles, getting busy in the countryside with the many active options nearby, or taking the kids to one of the local theme parks (might they note that Alton Towers is just 20 minutes' drive away)?

For the 2020 season, to keep everyone as safe as possible, no facilities (including the toilets and showers) will be open. And with few distractions on site, that means plenty of scope simply to chill out and take in your surroundings – perhaps spending a bit of time at the coarse fishing lake or prepping a grand alfresco feast (provisions including bread, milk and eggs are available to order and barbecues are allowed, but local takeaways will also deliver to site if you're after something you don't have to cook for yourself).

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8.9

Overall rating based on 259 reviews

 

90% would recommend this park to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  66% described as Hikers’ paradise ?

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Such a friendly campsite, with lots of facilities..very child friendly11/05/2020

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

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  • Liked: 

    Perfect location for our trip, really loved callow top..
    I can’t wait to return when all the facilities are up and running..

    Disliked: 

    All perfect, no faults

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
I hope that you return next season when more facilities will be available (subject to government restrictions of course).
Thanks again.

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Will be back next year when the site is open after winter closing11/03/2020

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

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    Nothing was open on site but we just wanted to get away from home & relax which was perfect for us, lots of walking in the day & meals and games in the van at night was just what was needed. We booked 4 nights & added an extra 2 nights on while there:)

    Disliked: 

    If the park was open it would have helped to entertain the kids onsite (we knew this before we went but it was the only thing my son missed while there oh and no option to buy wifi lol)

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Social distancing measures. Hard standing.10/30/2020

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    Social distancing measures. Hard standing.

    Disliked: 

    The weather🤨

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Clean quiet site. Lots of facilities... Shame non of them …10/29/2020

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    Clean quiet site. Lots of facilities... Shame non of them were open this year. Will be back!

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From the manager...

Thanks so much for your 10/10 review!! It is greatly appreciated.
We very much look forward to seeing you again next year with more facilities available.
Thanks again.

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Great location, level pitches, nice staff.10/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Great location for countryside walks and bike ride.

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet facilities all closed

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your 8 out of 10 review. We really do appreciate your feed back. Hopefully, if Covid19 restrictions allow, we will be opening more facilities for the 2021 season. It would be lovely to welcome you back then.
Thanks again.

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Excellent site. Clean. But pitches unlevel.10/27/2020

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

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    Clean site. Easy to get to. Staff were friendly and were there to help (specially when we didn’t have a spanner to get the gas bottle off to change)
    Can’t wait till next year to book again and take advantage of the pub /cafe/ arcade when open again.

    Disliked: 

    All the hard standing pitches all seemed to be unlevel. Everyone had blocks under tires or feet of caravan. With this site normally being very expensive, would expect pitches to be even.

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your review. We do appreciate the constructive critisism and I will pass your comments onto our groundskeepers.
We will look forward to seeing you next year!!

Thanks again.

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Family friendly, dog friendly, clean and well maintained, great place10/27/2020

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

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    Loved our 1st trip away in our little campervan, site was Immaculately clean and well looked after
    Nice flat pitches with hook up
    Receptionist was lovely and very helpful
    Great place to stay with lovely bike rides and walking trails
    Hubby wants to try the fishing next time
    Great for kids and our dogs enjoyed it too
    Looking forwards to booking again

    Disliked: 

    Swim pool, arcade, pub, shop all closed
    This was down to covid, but I can imagine its all lovely when open

From the manager...

What a great review!! I am so pleased that you had a lovely time despite the facilities being unavailable.
Positive reviews are invaluable, especially at this challenging time.
It is sincerely appreciated. Thank you so much.

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Nice site - will return when facilities can reopen10/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark T.Confirmed

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    Well spaced pitches, clean and tidy grounds, rural location but easy walking distance to the facilities in Ashbourne. Great location for walking and cycling activities.

    Disliked: 

    Covid restrictions meant that almost all park facilities were closed. It was a shame that some limited services like take out food and drink and camp shop were not available as at some other sites we have stayed at during the Covid pandemic.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review our site. I am pleased that you enjoyed our location.
Please come and visit us next year when we will have more facilities available (Covid19 restrictions permitting).

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The park was well kept and the surroundings are stunning …10/26/2020

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    The park was well kept and the surroundings are stunning great walks to go on and
    only 20 min walk to Ashbourne along a lovely path, Great shops to look around I thought the park was doing very well in strange times, will be going back.

    Disliked: 

    Did not, find anything I disliked.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your very kind review, despite our facilities being closed. Our location is definitely our saviour at the moment!!
It will be great to welcome you back in 2021 when we hopefully have more facilities available.

Thanks again.

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Great site close to Ashbourne10/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Great site close to Ashbourne

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a good review. Hopefully you will return when things are more normal and more of our facilities are available.

Thanks again!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitizing stations

No cash accepted on site

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

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

Hikers’ paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Buxton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 2AQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.0266°N 1.7430°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 10.7 kilometers
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 15.9 kilometers
Belper Bus Station — 17.3 kilometers
Train stations
Idridgehay Rail Station — 11.7 kilometers
Wirksworth Rail Station — 13.2 kilometers
Cromford Rail Station — 16.2 kilometers
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 93.7 kilometers
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 35.6 kilometers
Sheffield City Airport — 47.6 kilometers

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

As it's set in prime Derbyshire territory, there are fab walks all around Callow Top; for pedallers, the Tissington Trail provides a (mainly flat) route out of the grounds right into the Peak District.

The local region has loads to all ages, from the stately Chatsworth House and historic spa towns of Buxton and Matlock, to the chills, spills and thrills of Alton Towers. Visitors of an excitable disposition can keep their adrenaline boosted with watersports, paintballing, zipwiring, high wire assault courses, quad biking and laser tag all available nearby.

Take younger kids on a trip to Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park or a ride in a cable car followed by some cave exploring at the Heights of Abraham. Other options include walking among macaque monkeys in the Monkey Forest at the Trentham Estate, near Stoke on Trent, where they can also make like an ape on the aerial walkways: all that should buy you some privileges at Trentham’s shopping village or lakeside café, surely…?

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (10.7 kilometers)
  • Kedleston Hall (14.9 kilometers)
  • Sudbury Hall (15.1 kilometers)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (7.5 kilometers)
  • Winster Market House (14.4 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Callow Top Holiday Park cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Visa
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Terms and conditions

Park 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 Callow Top Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Callow Top Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Callow Top Holiday Park? As it's set in prime Derbyshire territory, there are fab walks all around Callow Top; for pedallers, the Tissington Trail provides a (mainly flat) route out of the grounds right into the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Callow Top Holiday Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Extras
A charge of £0.20 ($0.34) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Fishing, Phone/Electrical device Charging are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Coronavirus
The play area is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

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

Coronavirus
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Day/evening visitors to guests staying at Callow Top are not permitted under any circumstances

The site does not accept any booking from under-21s, school, university, Scout/Guide, Duke of Edinburgh or other similar groups.

An extra car is not permitted if a pup tent is included in your booking.

Dogs are welcome on site but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Park gates are closed between 11.30pm and 6.30am. There is no pedestrian access. If you need access between these times then prior arrangements must be made with reception.

The maximum unit length allowed is 7.5 metres.

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