Gate Farm

Fen End Road, Solihull, West Midlands, CV8 1NW

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Gate Farm is a mixed farm worked by the present family for more than 50 years. Alongside a tributary of the River Blythe SSSI it is a haven for wildlife, including 10-acres of wildflower meadows.

The Caravan site is securely located in the centre of the farm with exceptional views across the valley and surrounding farmland and offers enhanced fully serviced hardstanding pitches, including electric hook-up and free Wi-Fi. Freeview and 4G reception are good. As it is close to Birmingham Airport planes pass intermittently, but at other times the site is peaceful. 

The main entrance to the farm is secured with automatic gates which are operated after 7pm by a supplied key fob.

The site is motorhome-friendly (maximum length 8.5 metres) and has ground-level disposal points. Dogs are welcome but, because there are farm animals here, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The adjacent footpath provides pleasant dog walks; please clean up after your pet and dispose in the bin provided.

Despite being surrounded by nature, Gate Farm is surprisingly close to many attractions which bring visitors to the Midlands:

  • 15 minutes drive to the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Airport and Kenilworth,
  • 20 minutes to Warwick, Coventry and Solihull,
  • 30 minutes to the centre of Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Trains from Berkswell (3 miles, free parking) take you to N.E.C., Birmingham and Coventry.

Local shops are within 3 miles and excellent pubs within easy reach - the nearest a relaxed stroll along secluded lanes. There are scores of pubs and restaurants within 6 miles - both Kenilworth and Knowle are noteworthy for their wide choice of eateries.

The Heart of England Way long-distance path passes the site has refreshment stops at pubs about every 2 miles, and an extensive network of local footpaths offers circular walks. There are lovely cycle rides to Temple Balsall, Kenilworth Castle, Grand Union and Stratford Canals and National Trust’s Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton - all easily reached on minor roads.

There are fishing lakes and Golf Courses within 4 miles and swimming pools in Solihull and Kenilworth.

History enthusiasts will enjoy Coventry’s two Cathedrals, priory and medieval buildings, Henry VIII’s Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Birmingham and Coventry have nationally important museums and art galleries and the area’s central place in the motor industry is celebrated at the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Transport Museum and the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.

Entertainment venues include the Resorts world Arena at the N.E.C., Birmingham Town Hall, Symphony Hall and Birmingham Arena. There are several theatres in both Birmingham and Coventry, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.

Visit our website for links to the activities and attractions mentioned, or contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
CV8 1NW
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Lat 52.379875 / Lon -1.679401
OS field ref:
SP219758
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Berkswell
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Tom and Susie were very helpful with my booking and were concerned to make sure I had a good experience and were happy as a result. We usually attend the National Quilt Show and Gate Farm is convenient for the NEC and also offers handstanding which is important to us. Some other sites are only grass. We hope to use this site in the future,

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Reviewed on 20/07/2022 10:59

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Gate Farm
Warm welcome received from Tom upon arrival. Pitch sizes are good and complete with all services. Easy access through the farm with beautiful views over the countryside. Country walks close by with one to the local village and the Saracens Head pub. Overhead flights as mentioned by others not an issue.

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Reviewed on 08/05/2022 09:17

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We stayed here for the Caravan show at the NEC and extended our stay for 5 nights to get a feel for the area. The NEC is 20mins away, Kenilworth is slightly closer and the Bull Ring is 35 mins away so perfect for us. Also there are good walks direct from the site. Takeaways good pubs and a lovely farm shop are also close by. The only slight niggle could be the aircraft but that didn’t disturb us at all. Recently they have had to change the charges so that the pitch fee includes 12 units of electricity with any extra charged at 25p. That seemed very reasonable to me with a 5 night stay in February costing an extra £3. The owners were very welcoming and I’m sure we’ll be back one October or February.

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Reviewed on 01/03/2022 15:30

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We were looking forward to our stay to combine a break without pets and convenient for the NEC. WiFi was intermittent as their server needed updating. The EHU is metered at 12Kwh per day included in the pitch fee, as we were merely a couple using EHU for heating and microwave we exceeded a 4 day break by the equivalent of £17.50 albeit we had been out for 2 of the days. Walking was good (2.3 miles) using the Heart of England footpath into Balsall Common. Local buses are virtually non-existent and do not now pass-by at weekends. Aircraft noise from the flightpath was noticeable but fortunately I am a keen aircraft spotter.I can't say that were will have a return visit.

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Reviewed on 28/02/2022 13:47

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Just back from a weekend stay at Gate Farm and can honestly say what a wonderful site it is , Steve and Susie are really friendly and welcoming . We will be back time and again .Already have another weekend booked , and will be booking more in the future . Helen and Dave Baillie

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Reviewed on 31/01/2022 17:23

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