Mill Farm

Haddon Grove, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JF

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

The site is situated on a small upland sheep farm adjacent to Lathkill Dale - an area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquility, rich in flora and fauna. The CL enjoys stunning views across open and unspoiled countryside.

The site is on a lawned area and although it is slightly sloping, the pitches (4 of which are hardstanding), are largely level, and all have electric hook-up. A loo with wash basin (cold water only) is available for member's use.

The farm is ideally located for walkers with many footpaths accesible.

The villages of Over Haddon and Monyash, both have good 'eating' pubs and are within 2 miles. The famous market town of Bakewell is 3 miles away. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are slightly further. A regular bus service can be accessed from the stop 3/4 mile away.

The High Peak, Tissington, and Monsal trails are all within 4 miles, and all provide cycle hire facilities.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

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Lat 53.191877 / Lon -1.731178
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Lovely site overall, a few tweaks would polish it off!

Enjoyed our stay here, it is a lovely site with nice views. The main feature is the location and access to walks as well as close proximity to Bakewell and Chatsworth etc. We had a friendly welcome and found the site to be well kept. It would be a 5 star for me with a few tweaks, not sure why there is no recycling at all, seems odd now. We bought our recycling home as there is just one large dumpster for all waste. Maybe we missed something? The access to and from the site is very tight and does take a bit of manoeuvring especially on exit. Don't park up too close to the gate on arrival either, it's a very tight turn and then the gate opens out towards you. It would be good to have more details of the access available but they are mentioned in previous reviews as well. There is a toilet for use which is clean, it has a cold water tap but no soap or hand towel. Good waste disposal for grey water and chemical toilet with clear notices on not dumping grey water anywhere else. The pitches share an electric point for 4 vans then one off to the side. There is one water mains for all vans. The row of 4 vans is snug though the field itself is more spacious, just very uneven so not usable for hitching up with more space. We had an enjoyable stay, friendly neighbours, nice views and good location. Access is a slight challenge and lack of recycling is just at odds with everywhere else.
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So quiet. Shh!

Just returned from 2 nights at Mill Farm and feeling very relaxed. The sign on the gate tells you to park up and pour yourself a glass of wine and that is all the welcome we need. I had a slight problem with my hook up cable which was too short to reach the box from the pitch I was on. The owner kindly allowed me to borrow a longer one. That’s my fault, I will get a longer cable, I’m new to this. On the first day we walked west along Lathkill Dale to the Bulls Head in Monyash and on the second we walked east along the dale to Over Hadden for a drink at the Lathkill Hotel. Both great walks for our dog Winston who slept soundly both nights. We had a lovely time and hope to return soon.

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Relaxing stay in quiet site

We had a lovely relaxing stay at Mill Farm. We were greeted on arrival by the owner and were able to choose our pitch. The views are beautiful and the surrounding area is great for walking - straight from the site gate. The facilities were clean and the chemical waste point easy to use, which is not always the case. We cannot really ass anything to the already very positive reviews, it is a perfect spot and just what you want from a CL. We enjoyed our stay very much.
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Back after 4 years - what's changed

We are caravaners which like to mix up our CL's. We have done about 70 over the last 15 years and this was our 4th visit to Mill Farm. I have to say that it is amongst my top 5 CL's, and the photographs are a better representation than my description. The site is well maintained, and looks like the photographs, we have been on many sites where you have to wonder how they managed the shots. The entrance/exit can be a challenge, don't be afraid to use the space just outside the gate and reverse if you have to especially on the way out. Lathkilldale is straight out of the gate and down the footpath - breathtaking. The site is good the location is perfect, and the view from the caravan isn't bad either. There are a couple of things different since we last visited. The minor road lading to the site is full of massive pot holes, but is extremely quiet and therefore easy to negotiate with care. Hopefully something will get done about this and has no bearing on the CL itself. The other is that there were more people on site this time than previously - its great to see other folks have found it too. Hopefully it will won't be fully book when we want to return in a couple of years
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Perfect for a visit to Chatsworth Flower Show

We enjoyed a 3-night stay around the Flower Show. This is a beautiful & tranquil CL, very well located for walks in the Lathkill Dale & other attractions. The local pubs in Over Haddon & Monyash are each a couple of miles away & very pleasant with good food. Arrival & set up were easy with access to power & a friendly welcome. All in all, highly recommended. Thank you.
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