Fen End Road, Solihull, West Midlands, CV8 1NWView on map
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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.
In the centre of the farm, the caravan site has exceptional views across the valley and surrounding farmland and offers hard and grass pitches (breathable groundsheets required) and electric hook-up. Freeview reception is good. As it is close to Birmingham Airport planes pass intermittently, but at other times the site is peaceful.
The site is motorhome-friendly and has ground-level disposal points. Please advise when booking if your motorhome is over 8 metres long. Dogs are welcome, but, because there are farm animals here, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The adjacent footpath provides a pleasant dog walk, but please clean up and dispose in the bin provided.
The main entrance to the farm is secured at night with a code lock – if you intend to return after 8pm please tell us beforehand and ensure you have the current gate code.
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.
An hourly bus service from the CL site entrance serves Knowle, Balsall Common and Coventry, and also Solihull Station for trains to Birmingham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. Trains from Berkswell (3 miles, free parking), take you to N.E.C., Birmingham and Coventry. Dorridge Station (4 miles, parking charge) also serves Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Local shops are within 3 miles and excellent pubs within easy reach - the nearest a relaxed stroll along secluded lanes. For eating out there are scores of establishments within 6 miles - Kenilworth is especially noteworthy for the number of restaurants.
The Heart of England Way long-distance path passes the site and hereabouts there are refreshment stops at pubs about every 2 miles, while the extensive network of local footpaths offers circular walks. For cyclists there are lovely rides, with Temple Balsall, Kenilworth Castle, Grand Union and Stratford Canals, and National Trust’s Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton all easily reached on minor roads.
Two fishing lakes are within 3.5 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 Coventry Transport Museum and the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.
Entertainment venues include the Genting Arena at the N.E.C., Birmingham Town Hall, Symphony Hall and the Barclaycard 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 for more information please contact us. We look forward to meeting you.
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Latest departure time: 12:00 PM
Electric amperage: 16
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- CV8 1NW
- Lat 52.379875 / Lon -1.679401
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- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest train station: Berkswell
- Train station within 5 miles
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