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: 8:00 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
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SP219758
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Transport links

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

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Gate Farm
Perfect CL could be the set of the Darling Buds of May. Charming owners nice warm welcome. Fully serviced hardstanding pitches, fast Wifi, excellent TV reception and glorious countryside views. Easy access to Warwick, Grand Union canal ,Coventry and not far to Stratford upon Avon. Visited the National Motorcycle Museum at Meriden while we were there, great day out. Only downside i can think of is the Close proximity of Birmingham airport.

Big Bruv

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Reviewed on 24/10/2021 21:08

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Gate Farm
Really excellent Cl in all respects. Friendly owners, well managed with access to good cycling and walking countryside. We walked to Baddesley Clinton National Trust across attractive countryside. Very good wifi and excellent filling and emptying facilities. Very secure with pitches on fairly level gravel. Some might find the closeness to Birmingham airport a factor but we soon got used to that.

Muffinn

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Reviewed on 21/10/2021 08:18

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Gate Farm
My son and I stayed here for a few days recently and we will be back. The CL is delightful with five hard-standing pitches and one grass, which may be used subject to ground conditions. All the hard pitches have their own fresh water supply and grey water drain, so no filling and emptying of tanks once plumbed in. The site is protected by a power-opening gate which requires a fob for access after 1900, so nice and secure overnight. Susie and Steve are a lovely couple and are really helpful and great to chat to. They were able to point out to us some walks from the site and good places to eat. Coventry is only a few miles away; the Coventry Transport Museum is well worth a visit as, of course, are the cathedrals. For motorhomes there is parking allowed in the White Street coach park (post code CV1 5FY) at £2.50 for 3 hours or £5.00 for 6 hours. It is right in the centre, about 600 metres from there cathedral, but easy to get to. Also within easy distance are the National Motorcycle Museum, The National Motor Museum at Gaydon and, a little further, the RAF Museum at Cosford. You can see where our interests lie! It is also close to the national Exhibition Centre at Birmingham. The site is very rural with views over the adjoining fields. It is mostly quiet with no road noise. Inbound aircraft to Birmingham Airport can pass fairly close, dependent on which runway is in use, but we didn't find it a problem. Over all a lovely place to stay, which we will visit again.

Roj

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Reviewed on 25/08/2021 10:08

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Family of 4 with two young boys staying for one night. Easy access, quiet, lovely views and bonus of watching the cows and sheep across the field! The site was safe and secure, with easy access to water, electricity and waste disposal. Suzie and her family were so kind and welcoming and we hope to return!

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Reviewed on 25/07/2021 11:21

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In the short time we have been having trips to CL sites we have seen a variety of how well or not sites are equipped for visitors and we have to say that Gate Farm is the best so far! Ideally located just a short ride from Knowle town centre which is a delight with its artisan bakeries and pubs and restaurants and a couple of wine bars to boot. There is also a nice walk along the canal path just outside of Knowle. The CL site looks across a field where a small herd of special breed cattle are kept who are very pleasant neighbours even when they are calling out for their feed :-) Each pitch looks fairly level even tho we did have to use our ramps on Pitch 3 and they have every service ready for you to get connected. The Elsan is just a short walk away and again nicely done with all the right sanitation provided. OK the site is under a flight path from Birmingham Int Airport and you will hear aircraft overhead but its not too intrusive and of course there are less flights right now because of travel restrictions. Overall though we really enjoyed our stay and thought it great value for money and I even agreed with Susie I could work from our MH on the Monday because the WiFi was so good ! Would definitley stay again !

Simon and Sarah

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Reviewed on 15/07/2021 13:21

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