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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GPS:
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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Perfect for hols or stopover

Good Covid-19 prep and pre arrival communication. Flat grassed site with level hard standing pitches,water and waste disposal.enty if space for children to run around. Quite a few walks and stately homes nearby makes it suitable for a quiet break.We came just for a night and it made an easy staging point only 5 miles off the M1.It'll go in our little black book 🙂

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A beautifully maintained and safe CL

We booked here as a convenient location but it was so much more. The site was beautifully manicured, each pitch with a gravel standing and individual electric and water points. Entry gate was easy and wide. Plenty of helpful information about the locality even though the little information shed was shut due to COVID. Plenty of hand gel stations at useful points. It is on a working farm so there was the occasional dog and tractor sounds. There are some lovely walks from the site, the 5 Pit Trail bring about 10 mins walk. Jonathon tries to send an email to each booking with how he is keeping COVID safe. It also asked arrivals to follow a set arrival procedure, both for safety and ensuring the lovely grass is maintained. It included lots of local information as well. Thanks for a good few nights in a relaxing but convenient place. Will remember if we ever need an overnight stop when travelling on the M1 as only about 10 minutes off the motorway.
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Super little CL

Fabulous CL just off the M1 but far enough to be really peaceful. Excellent pitches with own water and EHU - just waste to dispose of, and even that is downhill. Walking from the site is good and Hardwick Hall (NT) is just a few minutes away. With Covid restrictions still in place the house was shut but the grounds are huge with several marked walks. We broke a journey from the south west to the north east for two nights. Unfortunately at the time of booking they had no free space for the return journey, but if we come back this way we will definitely try to stay here. Thank you Jonathan and Amy for creating such a fabulous site.
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Brilliant CL well worth a visit.

Thank you Jonathan and Mrs Jonathan for making our stay so amazing. This CL is really well presented, spotlessly clean and tidy and very well maintained. Each pitch has its own electricity and fresh water which makes such a difference. Really well located, in the countryside but really accessible to main roads including the M1! Gives easy access to so much in Derbyshire. The Covid restrictions were very well applied and felt ‘just right’. Thank you once again and we would highly recommend this CL, not one to be missed!

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Beautiful CL Site

This was our second caravan trip and we wanted to try a small CL site. Jonathan and Amy's site is absolutely lovely. They send you an extremely informative information pack by e-mail before you arrive with everything you need to know, making the arrival process so easy. The pitches are hard-standing and so well spaced out, with your own water supply and electric hook up. Waste Water and Foul Disposal Points were close by too (but not too close either!) There are cows literally just behind your caravan which is just fantastic. We are quite fussy and we didn't get one bad smell the whole time we were there! The scenery is lovely. For £15 per night, it is amazing value and we loved it. We would happily pay more as it is such a lovely site. The only slight negative was there was a bit of road noise but nothing noticeable and that is literally the only thing bad we could say. Thank you for such a lovely stay. We will definitely be back! P.S The site is really good for visiting National Trust's Hardwick Hall!
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