Splash Farm

Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AF

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

0ur CL is set on a 35 acre hill farm in the beautiful Derwent Valley, a part of the Derwent Valley Mills world heritage site. We are a tranquil relaxing location surrounded by magnificent countryside. All our pitches are level and individual with shrubs and planted banks separating each. Each pitch has all weather surfacing with grass gridsand we are open all year round!

The site is on the door step to the most popular attractions found in the peak district. Please check out the days out info on the Club website!

Dogs are always welcome, we have woodland walks straight from the site as well as numerous others nearby. We have a wild flower meadow adjacent to the site with walking strides and picnic areas.

Real ale pubs and local produce restaurants are also nearby as well as the very popular tourist areas of Matlock bath and Matlock, a former spar town. Take a cable car ride or explore the caverns all within 2 miles of the site.

Matlock offers a major supermarket and quality shopping; the local village has a shop with everything! There is a bus stop at the end of the lane to the site and an award winning heritage train station on a branch line 1.5  miles down the valley.

Coarse and game fishing is available locally. Water sports can be found at Carsington reservoir around 15 minutes away by car.

The perfect location to explore the serenity and beauty of the Derbyshire Dales.

'Grass grid pitches provide an all year round surface. Pitches sometime get a little muddy on the top surface in the height of Winter'

Facilities on site ...

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

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
DE4 5AF
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GPS:
Lat 53.105929 / Lon -1.526262
OS field ref:
SK317567
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Cromford

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4 night stay - perfect

Splash Farm
What a beautiful location. Four peaceful nights spent at this site. The site owner Michael was very accommodating, providing easy route directions and being amenable both with friends travelling in our party who changed their mind twice on how long they were staying and allowing us to stay longer on the day of departure to make the most of the glorious local scenery. We enjoy getting out for a walk, finding a tea room/cafe for refreshments and the then waking some more. This site is ideally located for that with woodland trails, canal towpaths and quiet lanes all directly at the end of the site driveway. Plenty of room on our pitch (Bailey Unicorn with Volvo estate) with hook up and individual water supply. Nice touch by the site owner to provide Freeview TV boosters to all vans as TV reception is not good. That said we didn’t watch the TV, the long walksor exploring the local market towns provided us with sufficient for us. Will definitely be back.

Mark Churton

Caravanner

Reviewed on 29/05/2023 19:00

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This CL is exactly why we joined the Caravan Club

Splash Farm
What a lovely site! It is so well cared for and all the facilities are well maintained. We had a magnificent view across the valley and enjoyed morning and evening sun. Our dog loved the woodland walks from the farm and exploring further afield on the High Peak Trail. There is so much history and industrial heritage like Lumsdale to be discovered. Despite Cromford being a busy place, Splash Farm is an oasis of peace and serenity. The mobile signal is intermittent in the whole area, not just on the site, which we felt was a positive, adding to the feeling of peace.

Cygnetory

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Reviewed on 28/08/2022 22:02

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Splash Farm
We have just enjoyed a most welcome return visit to this lovely CL. Always one of our favourites, and we got some great weather as well for what was primarily a cycling trip for us. Full details around land slip road closure supplied before our booking, so we knew what to expect. Arrival and site just perfect, think a tap at each pitch has now been added since our last visit, so most welcome. Our previous review says it all about this CL, great location, lovely hosts, still a very decent CL price, and just so much to do for walkers, cyclists, history lovers and those who like a bit of retail therapy. Many thanks again👍

Takethedogalong

Reviewed on 01/07/2022 12:31

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Splash Farm
We chose Splash Farm as it had featured in the club magazine and were pleased with the way Michael handled our reservation. I am surprised at some review comments regarding the road closure. The club recommends checking things before departure and an email to Michael resulted in a detailed response regarding the road closure and which alternate routes to take. There was a welcome note on the gate directing us to pitch 4 which had ample room for our 7.4m length motor home and awning - together with an adjacent private area with a picnic table and somewhere for a rotary airer. The site sits uphill from the John Smedley Mills but within easy walking distance of a bus stop to Matlock, or the Cromford Canal with its High Peak Junction museum and cafe, plus a working 33 foot steam-driven beam engine -a sight to behold. Spent 4 nights here which we thoroughly enjoyed- especially at the excellent pitch fee! Would certainly recommend Splash Farm and happily return.

Kentish Motorhomer

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Reviewed on 19/06/2022 15:26

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Splash Farm
First we weren’t advised of the local road closure which we found afterwards that the road had been closed for over 2 years, but no information regarding this was passed on before arrival. On arrival we were met with a note on the gate to take one of three pitches which was fine as we expected to catch up with the owners later that day/evening. Information on the site description says TV signal good but no signal without digi box is available owners told us on the phone they were out cycling and boxes were near to the riding arena after trying several sets to no avail we gave up for the night thinking we would see the owners the following day. After no contact from the owners on the second I made contact at 6pm via mobile phone call to be told a new box was being delivered by the owners a little later that evening- No sign of the owners or box that evening the digi box arrived sometime on the third day whilst we were out. A little disappointed in the lack of communication from the site owners with regards to any local Doctors Vets Hospital or even the amenities on site, the owner wanted paying by either cash or cheque but left no information on where to deliver or leave. This is a shame as in our opinion the owners lack of customer care lets down the beautiful site and surrounding areas. Sorry to be so negative but honesty is the best policy.

Wayne Pycroft

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Reviewed on 23/05/2022 19:11

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