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Sitwell Arms: Hardstanding

General

  • Peaceful site in the grounds of a traditional Derbyshire village pub
  • Peak District/Matlock within 25 minutes' drive; Alton Towers an hour
  • Pub-restaurant, takeaway and play area

Are you sitting comfortably? Even if the answer's yes, think how much snugger you'd be nursing a pint in this dreamy Derbyshire pub…

Sitwell Arms is a peaceful holiday spot in the grounds of a friendly inn in the village of Morton. This is a top spot for scenic wanders and explores: the site is 25 minutes’ drive from the edge of the Peak District, where there are hikes and climbs for the energetic and leisurely rides in classic cars for everyone else. For those more at home in the saddle, it’s less than five minutes to long-distance national cycle route 67 and 15 minutes to pony trekking rambles in Matlock.

Keep energy up by bringing along a few bits to throw on the barbecue; you might also like to start the day with a full English breakfast in the pub (seven days a week) or call in for evening meals from Tuesday to Sunday. (Please note that food isn't available after 3pm on Sundays; however, guests are very welcome to have lunch until then.)

When lazy site days are an absolute requirement, grind to a halt on the (slightly sloping) leafy pitch area, which is dotted with picnic tables for afternoon bites and games. You can also dispatch kids to the playground to stave off boredom, soak up some Sunday sun while watching games on the cricket pitch next door or retreat indoors to shoot pool in the bar.

Please note

The play area is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The toilets are open from 7am to midnight.

Please note that the site is situated on a slight slope; levelling chocks may be required for your campervan, motorhome or caravan.

The restaurant stops serving food at 3pm on Sundays.

No meals will be served during the day from 30 June - 12 July, inclusive. Breakfast will still be available daily, however the shop will only be open until 2pm on weekdays and until 5pm on weekends during the above dates.

Only breakfast will be available from 25 August to 30 September.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 66 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Very nice stay in the pub grounds, therefore food and drink available07/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVerity P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Friendly staff

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Fab site great pub clean lovely owners07/14/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Peaceful location with pub

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent helpful staff07/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarc B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Nice clean good food

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New shower/toilets are going to be great, excellent site.06/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Second visit in four weeks, so yes we really like the Sitwell Arms. Very friendly and accommodating. Mal had just finished the first shower room, which really benefits the site (guessing the other room will be finished soon- as Mal is very dedicated)
    All the staff take time to engage with visitors, and we experienced the same from some of the pubs regular local users.

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    Nothing

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Will be back again☺️06/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdemi c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Lovely staff, couldn’t do enough for you, happy and friendly.

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Friendly staff, clean facilities and relaxing atmosphere.06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClive C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    We stopped over one night. Wonderful staff, very clean and enjoyed the real ales and wine. Cricket match going on in the adjoining field and had great relaxing time. Also had a wonderful breakfast. We will be back.

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Very clean friendly camp,the host and hostess made you more …06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Very clean friendly camp,the host and hostess made you more than welcome.Plenty of things to see when strolling off the camp through wooded area.Very central for base camp visiting surrounding areas Matlock Chatsworth Buxton ect.Will certainly visit again and reccomend to fellow campers.Oh the breakfasts are a must have.
    THANKS FOR MAKING US VERY WELCOME AND ENJOYING ARE WK END
    BRIAN SHEENA

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Excellent site with friendly staff, great pub!06/13/2021

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

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    Just returned home after a fantastic weekend camping at The Sitwell Arms. Mal & Jean and all their staff are absolutely fantastic, they cannot do enough to make your experience second to none.
    We WILL definitely be returning here.
    When we couldn't be bothered to cook we ordered off the menu, it's simple food that is simply delicious.
    Fantastic weekend. Thank you.
    Paul & Clare

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Fantastic location really friendly people and surrounding area06/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    100

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Friendly welcoming hosts and staff. Great service.06/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColin S.Confirmed

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    Friendly welcoming hosts and staff. Great service.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

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

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Main Road, Morton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, DE55 6GS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1369°N 1.3909°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Matlock Coach Stops — 6.9 miles
Chesterfield Bus Station — 6.9 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
Train stations
Alfreton Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Whatstandwell Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Sutton Parkway Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 62.3 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 17.9 miles
East Midlands Airport — 21.6 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 28.5 miles

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

Fan of classic cars? Vintage Adventure Tours (30 minutes' drive), a local outfit with a fleet of ace older autos, can sort you with car tours through the Peak District. For more transport-related nostalgia, home in on the National Tramway Museum (15 minutes), where over 60 vehicles from days gone by have been lovingly restored for guests.

When you're not whizzing through the countryside, stop to take a breather at Press Manor Fishing Lakes (15 minutes), a peaceful fishery that can also supply lessons for those yet to try their hand at angling. Alternatively, take a lazy stroll through Matlock (15 minutes) to take in its simple pleasures, or take some time to simply sit and stare at the lovely Lumsdale Falls (15 minutes).

Coming with kids? Keep the prospect of a trip to Alton Towers (an hour) up your sleeve to ensure best behaviour throughout your stay. Princelings and princesses may also appreciate a lordly look-around at Bolsover Castle (25 minutes), a Stuart-era mansion. Attractions in the same vein include Chatsworth House (30 minutes) and Haddon Hall (35 minutes).

Must see

  • Hardwick Old Hall (4.1 miles)
  • Hardwick Hall (4.6 miles)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (7.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (4.0 miles)
  • Hardwick Hall (4.0 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:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Sitwell Arms cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Sitwell Arms will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Visa
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Sitwell Arms have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sitwell Arms dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sitwell Arms? Fan of classic cars? Vintage Adventure Tours (30 minutes' drive), a local outfit with a fleet of ace older autos, can sort you with car tours through the Peak District. For more … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sitwell Arms?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Sitwell Arms? From €23.20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

General
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.

Coronavirus
The play area is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Additional terms

The toilets are open from 7am to midnight.

Please note that the site is situated on a slight slope; levelling chocks may be required for your campervan, motorhome or caravan.

The restaurant stops serving food at 3pm on Sundays.

Only breakfast will be available from 25 August to 30 September.

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