The White Lodge

Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0RJ

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

  • Enjoy the canal walks and canal views at our CL; you may wish to visit the canal side deli restaurant.
  • River fishing is available.
  • If you want to explore, our CL is a ten minute drive from the Stafford County Showground and five minute walkShugborough Hall.

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Lat 52.804284 / Lon -2.00662
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Nice location but no facilities and poor attitude of owner

Disappointed with our stay. To begin with, it was supposed to me our family and our friends, two caravans in total. The site told me that it was first come, first serve with hard standing (fair enough) however with only one remaining when we arrived, the ground elsewhere was sodden, absolutely no chance a caravan could have stayed there for the weekend. We had to tell our friends who were en route not to come. Terrible weather is not anyone's fault, however they needed to let us know before arrival that the grass was not suitable. After an hour, there was a power cut on the majority of pitches. It lasted only an hour or so however no one could get in touch with them from the phone number provided. No texts were replied to, nor phone calls returned. The location is nice, close to Great Haywood and the canal shop/cafe. Nice walks around the area. No toilets on site however. I've stayed in many £15 per night places that have. Due to the boggy conditions of the surrounding grass, we parked at the entrance of the site, which had plenty of space. Upon leaving the site, my wife who was fetching the car was approached by an extremely abrupt woman who had blocked our car in with her Range Rover. She decided to confront her, explaining this was "her space" and that we shouldn't have parked there, despite my wife trying to explain that we were concerned about getting stuck in the mud. I am guessing she was the owner of the house/caravan site. Whilst it might have not been the right place to park, it was an extremely unnecessary and impolite end to our stay there especially given the very poor state of the surrounding grass around our pitch. We hadn't blocked anyone in and we had certainly not done anything deliberately wrong. If she was the owner, she apparently didn't have the sense to visit the very few caravans to ask us to move our car while we were there. We did see an older gentleman earlier who we paid and who was nice and polite, but not her I'm afraid. In short, lovely location but no on site facilities and impolite owner. Many other sites around for £15 which offer far more with a much friendlier feeling.
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Beware generators on the adjacent rally field

This site is well situated as others have said and would have been a very pleasant spot to stay. Unfortunately they also have a rally field and on the 2nd day about 7 units came on to that field with a unit pitching just the other side of the dividing fence and then setting up a generator about 15 feet from the back of our van. When it started up again at 10.30pm we werent best pleased. At 11.30pm I phoned the house, but it did not shut down until midnight. i think this is unacceptable but the owner says they had given permission and it is a rally field, in which case it needed to be organised properly or members should have been made aware on booking surely. Oh and the large scarey dog is still in residence!

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Nice - BUT with reservations that could be put right

1 - the massive dog that leaps up and barks at you as you walk in could be disturbing to most, and hell on earth to a dog phobic ..... 2 - the chem disposal point has a square opening of only about 8 inches each way, with a no surface slope (there's a flat surround) and the lid has to be lifted with a handle that sticks into two holes atop the lid, which easily comes out ..... 3 - this protudes about 2 inches above ground level and is an unambiguous danger - one could trip over it if stepping back from the drinking water tap, for example (if nobody yet has, that is NOT proof that I am wrong) .... 4 - the flow-away from the point where you pour in the unwanted contents is slow flowing, and progress is impeded by a dollop of what looks like turd at first sight, but turns out to be a clump of concrete - the finish is just not as good as the condition of other elements around the site. (I don't like the kitsh statues, but that's a matter of taste.)
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Great site for Shugborough and Cannock Chase

We weren't early enough to get one of the hard-standing pitches but the grass is level and in June is dry enough for a motorhome to pitch on. There is water, chemical disposal and bins at the site.  We arrived and pitched up without any problem. The Canalside Cafe is excellent; we had breakfast there one morning.  The walking is very good.  A bridle way goes through the site and takes you to the canal and toward Cannock Chase.  Shugborough Hall couldn't be nearer.

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Nice site but !

My wife and i have just spent 4 days on this site. Thankfully there was one hard standing left when we arrived so we took it. All the grass area was wet and soft due to recent flooding. It was to soft to pitch on. Flet sorry for the last van that arrived, Advertised £12.00 per night but charged £15.00 per night. Myself and the other caravaners considered this expensive for a basic cl with no other facilities other than hook ups. NOT EVEN A RUBBISH BIN. The site is handy for local attractions and will visit there again but would go later in the year after everything has dried out. Would also like to see a site advisor visit the owners to give them advice on maintainance etc.
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