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.

A bus service from the CL 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.

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
OS field ref:
SP219758
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Berkswell
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A beautiful spot run by wonderful hosts!

Gate Farm
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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Organised delight!

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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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Just spent a lovely week at this little gem in the midlands. Can’t fault it, friendly welcome, spacious pitches fully serviced. We are e-bikers and find it hard to find cls where it’s possible to bike directly from the site to places of interest so we were really pleased to find this place has a myriad of quiet little country lanes to explore. 2 National trust properties and Hatton Locks (access to towpath through to Warwick) easily within our riding distance. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed on 12/06/2021 19:47

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We had a wonderful stay on this lovely site.

Gate Farm
On arrival after really precise directions We were greeted at the entrance by Susie who was friendly and welcoming. We were given a key fob for the entrance gate and a well thought out leaflet on where to find everything. The site itself has beautiful views across the countryside and The pitches are level with lots of space to enjoy. Entrance nice and wide. Everything is lovely and clean with the addition of hand sanitiser and disinfect stations. There is a information cabin with free (swap) books and local leaflets inside, unfortunately, this was closed (Covid guidelines) but I will look forward to having a look in there in the future as this site is at the top of my list to return to, due to the fact it’s a perfect place to explore the area and we just needed more time! But as it’s open all year round there will be plenty more opportunities. The walks are spectacular and the Saracens Head pub ( walk) nearby has a varied menu and secluded garden. We also recommend the oaks farm shop and cafe for a lovely breakfast ( we walked ) The owners of this site are lovely family and make you feel really welcome, you can see they have thought about every detail in order to make your stay enjoyable. There’s information on buses and places to visit. , you can be happy just relaxing around the site reading a book, watching the lovely cows in the field opposite ( they have a mad half hour in the evening where they chase each other around, it’s glorious!! ) or exploring further the area. - it has it all. Will definitely be back to Gate Farm.

samirri

Reviewed on 10/06/2021 07:46

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Fabulous site

Gate Farm
We booked for a week and stayed for 2! The welcome from Susie and her family was very warm and there is lots to see and do in the local area. My husband enjoys his fishing, and ventured to Lavender Hall Fisheries, only @ 3 miles away. Again a very warm welcome and easy booking online with well stocked shop Will definitely return to Gate farm. A little gem

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Reviewed on 07/06/2021 18:16

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