The White Lodge

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Please note: This CL is under new ownership.  If you have an existing booking please contact owners regarding this.

 

  • 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 walk from Shugborough Hall.  

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ST18 0RJ
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Lat 52.804284 / Lon -2.00662
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Not a 5 van CL site

The White Lodge

Visited this site in mid May. It is ideally situated for visiting local attractions and the beautiful countryside in Staffordshire. The lovely Canalside Farm cafe and farm shop are within a short walk, as its the canal and Clifford Arms PH. We enjoyed a lovely circular walk from the site, taking in Shugborough House grounds and the canal (about 1.5 hrs). My main problem with this site is that it is no longer operating as a CL. On our arrival there were already 5 vans plus a tent with more pitches available. Over the next day the number of units on site grew to 9 making it v busy and not at all like A CL. I did enquire with the owners about this, to which they said they had permission from the club. I would have expected to have been made aware of this on booking. You should also note that the pitch fee is now £20 as the Club site advertises it as £15. Apart from this moan this is a well layed out site that if you don't mind busy should be fine.

Comment from the Club:

Many thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. With regards to the CL Site, it was actually recently taken over by new owners. The new owners were unfortunately not passed on any details of your booking. The CL site itself is under refurbishment and will not be ready until July. In order not to disappoint you when you arrived, the new owner offered to pitch you on their nearby commercial site, which is why there were more than 5 pitches. The new owners are making it clear to anyone that phones them that the CL site is not available currently and we have updated the website listing with a message to advise if you have a pre-existing booking to contact the CL owner directly about this

Steve Ives

Reviewed on 24/05/2021 18:37

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The White Lodge
First time at this Cl, swopped ownership on the Saturday morning we were here, very nice location walks on the shugburgh Estate, nice local pub. New owners have lots of plans hope they do well.

bigchris

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Reviewed on 14/10/2020 23:16

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Nice location but no facilities and poor attitude of owner

The White Lodge
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.

mdb1983

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Reviewed on 20/10/2019 14:02

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Beware generators on the adjacent rally field

The White Lodge
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!

ferryadict

Reviewed on 10/06/2019 13:37

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Nice - BUT with reservations that could be put right

The White Lodge
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.)

peterpinkhouse

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Reviewed on 07/08/2016 11:53

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