Tax Farm

Farley Lane, Farley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

We are a hillside working farm overlooking the rolling hills of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales just outside Matlock. Set in an acre field, the site is set up with two terraced levels to take advantage of the stunning views to the West and as a result you will be blessed with some jaw dropping sunsets (weather permitting!).

All pitches are level, hard standing and fully serviced with electric hook up, own water supply and grey waste outlet. They are set in a natural meadow with wild flower meadow banks. CCEP and Recycling/dry waste points are situated on each Tier.

Please note that our approach is quite steep so please make sure you have your pitch allocation before arrival as there is little room to turn if you arrive on the wrong level! Top Tier (pitches 1, 2 and 3) is the first level you come to and Bottom Tier (pitches 4 and 5) is a little further down. These are clearly marked.

Arrivals strictly after 1pm and departures before 12 unless by arrangement, due to restricted access and no waiting areas.

We welcome children and well behaved pets but as we are a working farm we would ask that these are supervised at all times and are not allowed to wander from the enclosed caravan site area.

There is a public footpath direct from the farm access, which takes you to a beautiful woodland walk with natural dams and a waterfall. There is also Matlock Moor, belonging to the Forestry Commission, for extensive forest walks just a few hundred yards from the farm entrance.

Although the site is peaceful and rural we are only two miles from Matlock Town with its Supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and vibrant vintage shops across the bridge. Matlock also boasts a fabulous leisure centre with gym, badminton courts and 25 metre pool and toddler splash pool.

Just a little further Matlock Bath has amusements, quirky shops, Gulliver's Kingdom Theme Park and the Heights of Abraham with Cable Cars, Caverns and exhibits for those wanting a little more entertainment during their stay!

The stunning Chatsworth Estate is only a 6 miles away over the picturesque Moors, with its splendid House and Gardens, sprawling estate and farm shop.

The market town of Bakewell is only 8 miles away and has a lively agricultural centre with livestock auctions most Mondays to coincide with the open market in the town square. It also has lovely little shops and a wonderful riverside walk. Chesterfield is a larger Town with big name shops and is also only 8 miles away.

There are plenty of stunning walks a short drive away with too many to mention, such as Stanage Edge and Mam Tor. The Monsal Trail (path of the former Midlands Railway) is great for level walking and cycling.

With so much to do in the area we recommend you visit our Website for more detailed information.

Green eco chemicals required for the toilets - available on site for a small charge.

Facilities on site ...

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

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Postcode:
DE4 5LQ
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Lat 53.162374 / Lon -1.562225
OS field ref:
SK292629
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  • Train station within 5 miles

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Tax Farm
Stayed here for 4 nights and had a really quiet relaxing time. Be sure to follow the owners directions as our Garmin sat nav was wanting us to approach the site from the opposite direction which would have been a nightmare. Hardstanding was problematic as we found our straight nail pegs jammed solid when we came to pack up, probably better to have screw in pegs. Was able to order a “curry to caravan” from a nice local Indian restaurant as well as fish and chips from Uber Eats ( nice fish shop in Matlock) delivered to our van. This site is definitely one we’ll return to.

DavidinMK

Reviewed on 20/08/2021 17:43

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Super views of surrounding valley & hillside

Tax Farm
We have little to add to all the other positive reviews for Tax Farm. We had 5 nights there in September 2020 and the site was full every night. There were some spectacular sunsets as well as a cloud inversion one morning! The walk from the site into the wooded valley below isn’t through the farmyard as you might expect. You need to go back up the entrance road & follow the left track towards Tax Cottage – it is a byway/footpath. It does appear that you are trespassing when you come across the yard associated with the cottage but persevere. There is also a nice walk above the site through Farley Woods with cyclable tracks & various offshoot footpaths. The easiest entry point is if you turn left out of the site onto the riad for about 300 yards and, opposite a small layby, is a footpath that will lead you in. We would recommend this CL for a peaceful break with wonderful views from the two tiered hardstanding areas.

Pilgrimphil

Motorhomer from Norfolk

Reviewed on 16/09/2020 15:42

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Tax Farm
What a great find this site is. On a quiet lane above Matlock, with stunning views over the valley below and with walks from the site, especially to the valley below. We had a wonderful 7 nights here and, even on a rainy day, enjoyed chilling our caravan watching the changing view.

LuLuBabs

Reviewed on 29/08/2020 11:49

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Please don't tell anyone but this is a gem !!!

Tax Farm
You know how it is, sometimes you find a CL that is so lovely that you really don't want to give it a great review as you want to keep it a secret. !?!?! This is one of those gems that stands out from the crowd, others have commented on the access both locally and on the site itself which to be fair is steep and a little rough but once you have navigated to one of the two tiers you are presented with some of the most incredible views from enormous serviced pitches so worth just a few moments care to get there. I can imagine that a FWD drive car pulling a big van up from the bottom tier might be 'fun' on a slippery day but the owners are so helpful I'm sure they would be more than happy to help. We were blessed with some of the most un-seasonal weather possible in September and sat out each evening watching a stunning sunsets whilst BBQing and having a glass of wine and waking the following morning to incredibly still and tranquil morning sometimes looking down on the the mist filled valleys below. The surrounding area is beautiful with local walks in to Two Dales and many places of interest a very short drive away, we enjoyed Chatsworth, Buxton, Bakewell ( don't forget to sample both the tart and the pudding! ) and walking the Monsal Trail amongst others. We saw very little of the owners which was fine, they were there when we needed them but otherwise kept out of the way, clearly very busy working the farm which was also fascinating to watch from our perch on the hill. Communication was excellent with emails confirming the booking and clear instructions with safe directions for arrival, you wouldn't want to come in the obvious route from Matlock !!! One last thing....Please don't all rush off and book this site as we will return many times and don't want to find it full !!

GrahamT

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Reviewed on 23/09/2019 21:58

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This really is a stunning location, I could have sat and drunk in the view for days! Sadly, we were only there for one night but this a site I would definitely return to and recommend. I must say also, the website, pre arrival information etc was also excellent and in fact far better than many full blown commercial sites. Many thanks to the site owner for all their obvious work and commitment to providing such a facility.

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Reviewed on 31/05/2019 17:04

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