Woodside Farm

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

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Ideal for ...

  • 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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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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Lovely site

We stayed her for a week in July 2018. Great little site close to Ashbourne, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth. Having a water tap between each pitch was very convenient. The owner was helpful, available but not intrusive. The location is close to the concrete works on Smith-Hall Lane, but don’t worry, we didn’t hear any noise, in fact the site is very peaceful. The cost is £12.00 per night, not £10.00 as stated here, but is still great value and we would definitely use this site again if visiting the area or for a stop-over.

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A gem

We booked here whilst Mr Billings was away but he told us what to do when we got here. Very easy to find with a big entrance so your rig is not sticking out into the road while you open the gate. The chemical waste just off from the gate and fresh eggs just outside the gate. First we set up on pitch 2 but the slope at the back was a bit too much so we recanped to pitche 5 which was better though the front of the caravan was nearly to the ground. One tap for each two pitches which was good with plenty of space between. Uphill view across a small field to the woods and side view to the right. Although there is an aggregate plant about 400 yards up the road you can't see it and we never heard any noise and 99% of the traffic went the other way and not past the site. The location is great for all the places you want to visit e.g. Bakewell with its market day on Monday, Buxton, Ashbourne, Belper, Matlock to name but a few. We found an idyllic little place called Milldale with a stream, totally unexpected and on another trip came across Hettys Tea Shop in Froghall. We had perfect weather which does help. We would come back if in the area again.
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