Splash Farm

Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AF

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • 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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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

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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Tranquil and scenic with lots to do

As previous reviews an absolute gem. Right from booking by email to paying at the end the owners were fab enthusiastic and friendly. Good directions in book and as described previously a bit tight on approach and pitching. Great pitches and looking very mature and well tended. Fresh water tap is up an incline so long hose needed to fill MH. Great walks in Bow Wood and environs. Cromford canal is lovely and can thoroughly recommend the dog friendly open fire Boar Inn with good beer and well priced delicious food. We will definitely return as so much more to do and see
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Make sure your motor mover works!!!

The site is situated directly behind the John Smedley textile factory and was well sign posted with CL signs. We did run into a slight problem as we met a large lorry coming out of a narrow shared driveway! The rest of the driveway is narrow but ok if negotiated slowly. Great looking site with three of the five pitches provided with hedged boundaries - lovely and private! The remaining two pitches were in our opinion a bit small and overlooked. Unfortunately we had a massive problem the day before holiday as our motor-mover had packed up and once we got 'on pitch' we could not turn or manoeuvre caravan or car!!! As all pitches were already full a reverse out was somewhat challenging but thankfully some wonderful 'neighbours' helped push us manually. Once set up the site is quiet and peaceful and a great dog walk about 500m away in the woods. Mobile phone signal is rubbish. A great location for loads of local attractions - we ate out at a dog / child friendly pub - the Hardwick Inn near Hardwick Hall - fantastic grub!!!!! And YES we would return (once the motor mover is fixed)!

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Splash Farm - Now a Favourite

We have visited this lovely CL twice now, once in June and have just returned form our second visit. Booking is easy all done via email with prompt replies. Directions to the site are easy to follow from the M1 and the CL sign is visible from the road. The track which leads from the road to the farm is narrow and steep in places, but just take it slowly, and arrive after 12 so the chances of meeting another van are reduced. The CL has five reinforced grass pitches separated by hedges and shrubs so are very private. The layout of the pitches does mean that a motor mover is useful as space to turn is limited, There are views across the valley.The facilities are excellent, fresh and waste water,and the CDP and bins by the gate. There is also a TV point on the EHU and Mick kindly suppliers leads and boxes as the reception is none existent.The phone signal with EE is also very patchy, although you dont have to go far from the site to get a good signal and 4G. Walking directly from the site is endless, Bow Wood, the High Peak Trail and the Cromford canal are all within a few minutes walk. There is a bus stop at the end of the lane and the station at Cromford is about a mile away. Cromford is a small but busy village and can be reached by walking along the canal towpath, (about a mile) it has a well stocked shop, a butchers, Post Office and 2 fish and chip shops. We also ate at the Boat Inn and the food was very good, it is also dog friendly. This is a lovely CL and has become one our favourites, we will definitely use again when in the area.

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Just LOVE it, ease of access, convenient to an adequate bus service, beautiful and peaceful setting with lovely walking, so close to the historic Derwent Valley of Cromford and Matlock Bath and within striking distance of all that the Peak District has to offer I don't know why I'm doing this because I want to go again and again
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A cracking little CL

We stayed here back in March 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed it. We arrived late on the Friday so a note left on the gate that gave details of our pitch No and how to use the supplied tv box was a pleasant surprise. The owner came the next morning to collect site fees and give a warm welcome. A lovely CL in a lovely location, this one is deffo on my return visit list.
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