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Whim Farm Caravan Site

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Whim Farm Caravan Site: Looking towards the village over the fields

General

  • Quiet Peak District caravan site with simple, spacious pitches
  • A 10-minute drive from Bakewell and 20 minutes from Chatsworth Estate
  • Part of a working farm near Monyash and Tissington Trail

Take off on the Tissington Trail and the Limestone Way or sample some of the puddings in Bakewell. With easy access to these footpaths and being 10 minutes’ drive away from Bakewell, Whim Farm Caravan Site is all about making your holiday around this Derbyshire farm a treat. Just outside the village of Monyash, it’s a small site with basic but spacious pitches and plenty of fab outings nearby…

So, stretch your legs some more at Chatsworth Estate (20 minutes) or Lathkill Dale (easily accessed from here), or sign up for the thrills of Alton Towers (half an hour). It’s only a short drive to other popular spots including the Monsal Trail and Dovedale.

It’s a fairly simple setup on site with drinking water, an Elsan point and recycling bins provided but no showers or toilets. The rewards for self-contained visitors are good ones though: there are stunning views out over the Peak District National Park all around, and plenty of places nearby to get out for good walks. Access is easy too, with a nice wide entrance straight off the B5055 allowing plenty of manoeuvring space for tourers.

Two pubs are within walking distance of the farm too (one in the village and one on the Tissington Trail), and there’s a café in the village too. Top reward for all walkers, however, has to be a treat from the farm next door, which makes its own ice cream from its herd of dairy cows and sells it in the café and shop.

Please note

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

This campground/park has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  69% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely quiet site10/04/2021

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    Beautiful setting with open views. Welcoming host and great guidance about local walks. We had a fabulous autumn walk whilst there and will become regulars!

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Nice owner, fresh eggs to buy for brekki nice views too.09/26/2021

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

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    The peace and quiet

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    Nothing

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Stayed 2 nights. Loved the quiet, peaceful pitch with great …09/18/2021

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    Stayed 2 nights. Loved the quiet, peaceful pitch with great views. Slightly sloping site. Friendly staff.
    No facilities, apart from water and Elsan emptying point.
    Would have stayed longer but needed electricity to recharge our electric bikes.
    Close to local dairy farm - famous for it's ice-cream!

    Disliked: 

    No hand washing facilities at Elsan station which for the pitch price should be made available.

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Great little basic site. Good location. Great icecream up the road.08/31/2021

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    The views

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Nice site with good if basic facilities and fantastic views08/30/2021

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

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    Great views. Open pitches. Friendly welcome.

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Back to nature with no frills.08/13/2021

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

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    Exactly as described, simple and basic place to park your Motorhome with only facilities being drinking water and toilet dump station. Great walks all round and magnificent views. Owner is lovely.

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Not happy08/12/2021

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    Nothing

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    The field was very unlevel and the grass was long

From the manager...

Hi, I'm sorry your experience of our site was disappointing.
The longer than normal grass length was a combination of a broken mower and the very, very wet weather that we had suffered. That poor weather can't have made your stay very nice either. Thankfully the mower is mended, the sun is now shining and the grass mowing rota on schedule keeping the site nice and neat.
The site has a gentle slope, as described in advertising. It doesn't seem to be a problem for most but I understand every set up is different.

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Very please with our stay, would book again08/10/2021

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

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    Very warm welcome form owner
    She gave us lots of information about walks from the site and all the local pubs and restaurants

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    Field on a slope so difficult to level up

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Lovely and peaceful site with great viewx.08/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham K.Confirmed

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    Welcoming owner, peaceful and tranquil site, beautiful views. Good location for visiting both Buxton and Bakewell. Two very good pubs nearby plus a dairy farm that sells delicious ice cream.

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No thrills camping close to pubs and villages easy access08/09/2021

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

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    Nice location near villages easy access nice friendly owner

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

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

Dump point

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Tagg Lane, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, DE45 1JP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.1930°N 1.7923°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Buxton Road — 8.1 kilometres
Matlock Street — 8.2 kilometres
Market Place — 10.8 kilometres
Train stations
Buxton Rail Station — 11.0 kilometres
Dove Holes Rail Station — 13.6 kilometres
Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 15.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 83.7 kilometres
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 35.4 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 36.9 kilometres
Manchester Airport — 37.1 kilometres

Directions


Look out for the caravan site entrance on the right after turning off the B5055; don't keep going all the way down the farm lane.

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

If the Tissington Trail landscapes are some of the first you want to take in, bicycle hire is 20 minutes’ drive away from the site. Of course, you could walk this 13-mile trail too. Either way, there are plenty of views of the Derbyshire Dales to go around.

On your way around Dovedale (25 minutes’ drive), you’ll get to cross stepping stones and enjoy valley views instead. This beauty spot joins a club of local vistas: Chatsworth Estate (20 minutes) is another big one, with the stately home itself and then the gardens and petting farm.

To elevate your heart rate some more, Go Ape Buxton (15 minutes) will put your balance to the test with treetop obstacle courses and zipwires to put your feet back on firm ground. While you’re over this way, you might as well call into (or dedicate an afternoon to) Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park (15 minutes), where there’s a limestone cavern, as well as woodland trails up above.

Fancy yourself a walk around a medieval park or a tour of parts of a Tudor mansion? This historical type of walkaround is available at Haddon Hall (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Haddon Hall (8.8 kilometres)
  • Chatsworth (12.0 kilometres)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (17.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (11.6 kilometres)
  • The Old Manor (24.1 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:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Whim Farm Caravan Site cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Whim Farm Caravan Site on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site 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 Whim Farm Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whim Farm Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whim Farm Caravan Site? If the Tissington Trail landscapes are some of the first you want to take in, bicycle hire is 20 minutes’ drive away from the site. Of course, you could walk this 13-mile … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whim Farm Caravan Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Whim Farm Caravan Site? From $23 (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.

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

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

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

General
This campground/park has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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