The Orchard Caravan Site

Locko Lane Farm, Locko Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 8AW

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Tucked away from the main road, our CL site is situated on a working dairy farm between the hamlet of Hardstoft and the village of Pilsley. The site is just less than 1 acre in size and has 5 level hardstanding pitches, all with individual electric hook ups and water supplies. The site benefits from the sun all day (weather permitting!) due to its orientation - perfect for relaxing breaks. For the explorers, our CL makes access to the Five Pitts Trail easy; the scenic route of this trail crosses the farm drive. 

The Five Pitts Trail is a network of surfaced walkways/cycle routes which follows the line of the former coal pit route. Circular pathways loop from this main line to allow access to local towns and villages and beyond. The area has an abundance of coal mining history which can be explored through this Trail. Particularly worthy of a visit is the Williamthorpe Nature Reserve, located near to the village of Heath.

Beyond the Five Pitts Trail, but still within walking distance (approx 3 miles) from the farm is the Elizabethan house, Hardwick Hall. Today Hardwick Hall is owned by the National Trust and boasts countryside walks within the Estate. A day at Hardwick offers fun for all the family with woodland play trails and shops, finished with sweet treats in the cafe. Also located within the Hardwick Estate is Stainsby Mill - an example of a working 19th Century watermill which still grinds flour today. Bolsover Castle is situated 7 miles north east of our CL; the castle is an example of a 17th Century mansion. Bolsover Castle will provide entertainment and educational fun for all the family.

There are also several options for eating out within walking distance of our CL, ranging between 1 mile and 5 miles walking distance from the site.

Whilst our site is located in a quiet rural area, we are situated a short 15 minute drive to the historic market town of Chesterfield. Chesterfield is renowned for its open market - with the Thursday flee market attracting large numbers to the town. As well as the market, the town is home to the famous Crooked Spire. Chesterfield town centre also provides a lively night time atmosphere with two historic theatres showcasing a wide range of live and screened events. If theatre isn't for you, perhaps one of the Chesterfield's evening bars will serve your favourite tipple...

Our CL really does offer opportunities to access a diverse range of activities and interests. For further information, why not take a look at our Facebook page. Alternatively, give us a call - we are happy to have a chat!

We look forward to welcoming you to our site; as we are situated on a working farm however, we ask that children are supervised at all times and dogs are kept on leads when within the site. Our quoted price includes a family unit, caravan/motorhome, awning and your four legged friend(s), so come and join us!

The Five Pits Trail Map and Walking

Harwick Inn Walks Guide

Facilities on site ...

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

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
S45 8AW
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Lat 53.167069 / Lon -1.355093
OS field ref:
SO432635
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Chesterfield, Clay Cross and Alfreton

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The Orchard Caravan Site
Must say what a well thought site this if only more sites want up to this standards, water point on pitch, pitches level no blocks required , owner and company workers very friendly and the elan point and recycling facilities very clean and tidy, one point to note when turning into site it's a sharp right and not up the farm track

theclaphams

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Reviewed on 18/07/2022 02:14

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The Orchard Caravan Site
The pitches here are spacious and well laid out with water taps on site and very well maintained facilities to gether with a small information hut. The site owner allocates your pitch and it is written on the board at the entrance which is wide and has easy access and is a very easy tow from the M1. I wasn't sure that I wanted to be told which pitch I had to have but as there isn't anything to choose beween them it didn't matter. They are all level, in full sun with no shade on site. The owner is friendly and helpful and his cows provide a bit of entertainment each day going to and fro past the site gate to be milked. The only downside for us, and I am surprised no one else has mentioned it, was that after milking it can be smelly for half an hour or so. We had to come in and shut our windows. Apart from that it is a lovely site in a lovely area.

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The Orchard Caravan Site
Just spent a wonderful weekend on this super site. Very spacious pitches with own tap. Lovely surroundings. Easy short drive to Hardwick Hall and lots more in the area. Owners vey accommodating when we asked to leave at 3pm - as no one else booked on our pitch - we could. Garbutt’s

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Reviewed on 02/07/2022 21:39

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The Orchard Caravan Site
Lovely little CL with large hardstanding pitches well spaced out. Own tap and electric hook up and everything else on site really well thought out. Excellent walks from site across fields to join the Five Pits Trail. Lots of things to do in the area, and plenty of local pubs. Only downside is how busy and fast the country lane is! Really surprised us as no-one else had mentioned. Really not safe to walk along as narrow and no footpaths so we used our car to go to the laybay just down the road. Other than that, fantastic site!

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The Orchard Caravan Site
We booked this site for an overnight stop on our way south but I would have liked to have stayed longer. The pitches are large and well spaced out, being hard standing within a grassy field next to a working farm. It was so convenient to have a fresh water supply to our pitch as well as the usual electric. We were given clear guidance for our arrival on site which we found reassuring. It is a great stopping off point if travelling north or south as it is close to the M1.

Bertie

Reviewed on 08/08/2021 10:25

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