Pike House Farm

Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AT

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

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Postcode:
DE6 2AT
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GPS:
Lat 53.056212 / Lon -1.759015
OS field ref:
SK163512
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Ashbourne
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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One of the most scenic off-grid CLs we've been to

As other reviewers have said, if you're fussy about how the CL is kept and mowed, this is not the one of you. It's basically a large, rather bumpy, very green field with longish grass and often a few sheep for company. However, it's got some of the best views you could ever ask for, is so tranquil and it's fantastic value for money! You need to bring your own everything for this one as it's not only off-grid but we never actually found the water tap and the septic tank for emptying the loo cassette was........well, my bloke's a plumber so he coped with it, but even he said it was a bit grim. BUT we loved staying here. We thought if was a fantastic site and we can't wait to return. We are very keen hikers and you can access some of the best walking in this area directly from the site. It's a very short walk to an excellent pub which does great food (The Old Dog, Thorpe) but at the moment it's still closed after the lockdown and won't open till next March

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Everything we want from a CL

If you're after manicured dead level pitches and mod con facilities, this isn't the site for you. However, if, like us, you want peace, tranquility, wonderful views, great walks out of the van and a brilliant dog friendly pub just 500m away, it's a hidden gem. Yes, you do have a short (50m) walk to get water or empty your cassette but it's hardly an ordeal. We found a good level patch for our campervan, didn't need levellers and, despite recent heavy rain, it was bone dry. The Old Dog pub is brilliant and we can heartily recommend the burgers. Oh, and it's only £5 per night!!
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Good Value For A Fiver

We have stayed here previously and are hoping to return shortly. It is basic but well worth a fiver, admittedly it is a bit of a trek to fetch water and to empty the loo but the location is a walkers paradise and more than makes up for it, there is a dog friendly food pub just 500 metres away with at least two more within walking distance, views are exceptional, the access road is single track but it does have verges and is less than 500 metres long to the field entrance, we had no access problems with a normal car nor did the motorhome with which we shared the field. In summary, any reasonably experienced caravanner with realistic expectations should have no reason be disappointed.

Caravanner from Leicestershire

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