Woodside Farm

Smith-Hall Lane, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3ET

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

The site has two part hard-standing pitches and offers level pitches with 16 amps hook-up and water taps between pitches.

A public footpath is easily accessible from the CL via a wide roadside verge, with the option of a scenic stroll offering views across to Cannock chase and the hills of Leicestershire or a hard-standing pathway towards the village of Hulland Ward.

The nearby village of Hulland Ward supports a village shop, fuel station, two garages, tea room and two pubs that both provide meals.

Carsington water is situated just 3.5 miles from the CL and offers a wide variety of activities and amenities. Including a cafe, adventure playground, watersports, walking, cycling, sailing and an abundance of wildlife.

The CL is situated conveniently between the market towns of Belper, Wirksworth and Ashbourne.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 53.004303 / Lon -1.607314
OS field ref:
SK265452
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Belper
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Little Gem

We had planned a longish trip to Scotland before the virus started ramping up so we changed our minds to use hotels. This changed again when a certain Scots lady started to lock down Scotland. My wife and daughter had stayed at Woodside Farm some weeks ago and raved about the place so a quick call and off we went. There are 5 pitches, No 3 is the choice one as the tap is right by the pitch so you can have a direct water supply. The grass was getting a bit long but not a problem and the site was kept neat and tidy. A credit to Mr Mrs Billings who were always busy in the farm even though she is awaiting a new arrival in November. Just in time for lambing. No need to repeat all that has been said about the concrete works, its there, its has no effect on the site save for a few, and l mean few lorries driving past Monday to Friday. Loads to see and do in the area but we stayed local, been there, seen it, done it. Well apart from Wirksworth. The local preserved railway is well worth a visit and they are hosting a GWR tank engine from October. Great site, great people.

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Back again :)

We’ve returned again to this charming little cl and in these strange COVID times found a small piece of normality. The site is peaceful and convenient to Ashbourne and Carsington water . Further afield is Matlock, Rowsley and Bakewell.There is a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Ashbourne and the CAMC Carsington site is nearby for replacement gas canisters. I like this site for its simplicity. There are 2 hardstanding pitches , 3 grass and taps between each 2 pitches, 16 amp hookup, easy access from the road and fresh eggs available . There is information available by the gate and if you require more information the site owners John and Rose are very helpful. We will definitely return again.( If you look on google earth there is a cement works nearby but it really doesn’t impact on your stay as the lorries go the other way and there is no noise pollution from them.)

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Lovely little site

We have just returned home from a long weekend at this site. It’s very well maintained and the owner Mr Billings is friendly and helpful. We found the pitches were well spaced out with a pleasant outlook. Although there is a nearby cement works we didn’t find the noise too intrusive and was actually helpful as we followed the cement work signs to get to the CL. The site is conveniently situated for Carsington waters and Ashbourne, If you drive a little further you can explore Bakewell, Chatsworth and Matlock. We had an excellent time despite the weather and can’t wait too visit again.

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Tranquility in Hulland Ward

We have visited this site three times now, once in October 2017, Easter this year and again in mid-August. Nice easy access, very friendly and helpful couple. Water taps between two pitches very useful, reliable 16amp electricity supply. There is a box on site with lots of information on what to see and do around the area. When we visited at Easter, on Easter Monday we awoke to snow and when we got our 4x4 stuck, Mr Billings came with his tractor and towed the car out and then the caravan, we hadn’t approached him for help he came to offer help. Yes, other people have commented about the concrete works, but this didn’t bother us at all, you can’t expect there to be no noise at all when the CL is close to a road. This is a working farm so there are going to be noises associated with that, this is what the countryside is all about. We certainly will return as it is near enough to home for a long weekend and easy to visit the surrounding area.

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well located for Derbyshire base

A lovely little cl site, well positioned for touring round Derbyshire and the dales. The entrance to the site is easy to find and access is very good. A little post box is sited by the gate with loads of information leaflets. Owner is very nice and welcoming, came to see us the first night and didnt see him again until just as we were leaving. The quarry/concrete works just up the road didnt bother us but if you are looking for total peace and quiet you wont find it during the day, a lot of road noise in daytime along with noise from the farm. Evenings were very quiet though so no issues there. Lots of sheep around so if your dogs are reactive to livestock you will have a problem. The grass could have been cut more regularly and cleaned away as well. It was a little problematic finding yourself covered in long grass cuttings as the grass was always wet and long. lovely areas to walk but be aware that although there are grass verges the traffic also thunders past as you are walking, cars as well as the lorries. We will visit again. The site also needs updating as the prices are now £12 per night for 2 adults.

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