Gate Farm

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

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • 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.

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.

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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GPS:
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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Excellent site in a beautiful area south of Birmingham

As the headings says this is an excellent site in lovely country side with access to many interesting places by bike, by road or just plain walking. Don't go if you want total peace and tranquility as the end of the Birmingham Airport runway is just 5 miles way and the site is on the approach/take off line. Nevertheless it is very well off the road behind secure gates and looks across a nice valley...if you are lucky you might see Barn Owls but a varied array of aircraft made it interesting . All hard stands and very well kept, nice grass and the best toilet disposal I've come across, very easy to deal with, not like a lot of club sites! Owned by long standing caravaners/motor homers who designed the site to be what they thought a CL should offer. In my opinion they have succeeded and their separate web site and site description on the club site is the best I've come across. Definitely on our list of sites to return to.

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Lovely place to stay

We had three wonderful days and nights at Gate Farm, the owners were very pleasant and helpful but not over powering. The walk through the fields to the pub was easy and not to far, free maps were on hand at the CL. We wished we had stayed longer, the weather did help as it was lovely warm and sunny, thanks again till next time.
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Fabulous CL

We had the pleasure of staying in our motorhome for one night at Gate Farm CL (wish we could have stayed longer). We'd been to the NEC so this site was very handy for a stop over rather than contend with the Friday traffic. It's a delightful CL with lovely views across the valley. Easy to find from the instructions provided and a very warm welcome from Susie and Steve on arrival. Good wifi provided at no extra cost but the 4G signal was fine too as was the TV signal. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the planes whilst sitting in the sun drinking our coffee prior to departure next morning. All in all we would definitely recommend this site and hope to visit again sometime.
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A warm welcome on a rainy night

I arrived at this site after a long drive with 2 of my sons. Having had an issue at a diesel petrol pump at the services, I was covered in diesel and the owners kindly offered to let me use their shower in their own home to clean up. I then had a problem with filling up our van with water and they were to the rescue straightaway, it was cold, pitch black and raining and the welcome they gave us could not have been better. We had to leave very early the next morning which again was no issue for them to get the gate opened for us. A quick stay so sadly didn't get to appreciate the surrounding area, but thank you so much to Susie and Steve for their friendliness and helpfulness.
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OUR RECENT VISIT

This is a lovely site with beautiful rural views, everything needed is supplied, and we endorse all the positive comments already made by previous visitors. In fairness we have to say that if you are the type of persons who can ignore a lot of loud frequent noise overhead from low flying planes then this is the perfect CL for you. Similarly this is the site for you if WiFi is unimportant to you. We can only speak as we found and the WiFi signal for us was at best, intermittent, and we were there with only one other van whose occupants were away every day and only came back to sleep in their van. Regarding the planes, admittedly we were there at a very busy holiday time of year, so maybe it’s less busy overhead at other times in the year. I reiterate again the site and surrounding countryside is excellent.

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