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
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.

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Reviewed on 08/08/2021 10:25

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A Brilliant CL

The Orchard Caravan Site
What a gem of a CL. The entire location was in perfect order from the notification board at the entrance indicating your pitch location to the grey and black waste disposal facilities. The grass was short and therefore did not present any problems when manoeuvring a vehicle. The small incline at the entrance was prepared with mesh and gravel to aid traction and prevent damage to the grass area. The entrance is of sufficient length to accommodate an SUV and twin axle van to create a waiting area so as to not cause a hazard to other road users. Obviously a lot of thought has been given to all aspects of the site. Along with individual EHU and water to each pitch it was a model CL. We had originally booked for 2 nights but were so impressed we managed to extend our stay for a further 2 nights. Would have stayed longer if all the pitches had not been booked. We will definitely be returning sometime in the not too distant future.

Roger Mahony

Reviewed on 06/07/2021 12:59

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Great easily accessible site - stayed for one night only as en-route up north but will certainly

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Great stop off - close to M1. Immaculate site and excellent communication with owners. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed on 11/06/2021 21:54

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A superb site - highly recomended

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This was the first CL I have visited and I couldn't have asked for anything more, from the initial contact for booking through to closing the gates on leaving everything is first class and well thought through to make the stay as pleasurable as possible.

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Reviewed on 16/05/2021 19:49

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This gem of a site is immaculately maintained and tidy and the owners are friendly and helpful. Each large hardstanding pitch has its own EHU and water and there is ample room between pitches. Access to the site is easy with a wide drive from the road and a double gate. It is in a countryside location yet is close to local amenities and offers easy access to several footpaths and walking/cycling trails. The Five Pits trail is the nearest and just down the road, Teversal Trail, Silverhill Trail and Stockley Trail are all only a few miles away. Hardwick Hall and grounds is close by and well worth a visit. The Hardwick Inn, on the edge of the Hardwick estate and The Carnavon at Teversal offer lovely food. The site is in a great location for visiting the Peak District.

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Reviewed on 08/05/2021 07:57

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