Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site (REF : CTW)

Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PN

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Set in the beautiful location of an old walled garden on the picturesque Chatsworth Estate, the Chatsworth Park Club Site in Bakewell offers nostalgic views of the sheep-cropped rolling countryside, with some lovely walks. One of our sites in Derbyshire, the caravan park is a lovely holiday retreat for the family to escape the bustle of city living. Surrounded by lots of wildlife, it is fantastic for deer watching.

The Horse Trials that take place in May and the Country Fair in September are just two of the fantastic attractions conveniently nearby the Chatsworth Park Club Site. One of the first visits on the list should be to the House, where you can immerse yourself in history as you wander round the beautifully decorated rooms, formal gardens and the famously lovely cascade. Another place for an unforgettably scenic stroll is the 1000-acre park laid out by Capability Brown. For those who want to sample and take home authentic country delights, the nearby farm shop boasts superior marmalades and jams amongst many other scrumptious treats. The village of Baslow is a 15 minute walk with a couple of good pubs, including the refurbished Devonshire Arms. Bakewell market on Mondays is recommended. Children visiting the caravan site will enjoy the farmyard and adventure playground, guaranteed to give them hours of fun.

Things to do on site ...

  • Golf
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

The Peak District National Park and High Peaks offer outstanding walking. From the back gate of the site you can explore the Chatsworth Estate and beyond.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Spar in Baslow, about 1 mile from the site.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, as this misdirects to Chatsworth House. From the East: Turn left off A619 (Chesterfield – Bakewell) in 8.5 miles in Baslow 150 yards past Cavendish Hotel into site entrance. The entrance to the site is by private single track road, with passing places (no parking or waiting allowed). There is no access through Chatsworth Estate. At the end of the entrance drive there may be a traffic bottleneck outside reception. From the West: from Manchester at junction 1 of the M60 take the A6 to Chapel-en-le-Frith and then the A623 to Baslow. At the roundabout go straight on towards Chesterfield but just after leaving the roundabout take the first turning on the right, just before the Cavendish Hotel. From Buxton take the A6 to Bakewell and then the A619 to Baslow. Then follow directions from the roundabout as above. The site has no Late Night Arrivals Area. Please note that the bridge at site entrance has 5-ton weight limit.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DE45 1PN
GPS:
Lat 53.24613 / Lon -1.6195
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OS field ref:
SK257712
OS map ref:
119
Handbook map ref:
H8

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bakewell and Chesterfield
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Bakewell
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Excellent holiday

We had a most enjoyable 10 days at Chatsworth, it wasn’t the first time we had stayed there but I think it was the most enjoyable even though hit was October and the weather was changeable. From the day of arrival we were met outside reception by a warden with a smile on his face and directions, the lady on reception was as cheerful and helpful also. I can’t fault the wardens at all, very approachable and very helpful which is what you want on a club site. Lots of lovely local walks and dog friendly pubs nearby and great cycling. Some people were complaining about the noisy wildlife nearby on an evening, yes you could hear them but you are on a site in the countryside what else would you expect? It wasn’t that bad at all. First class site, first class location and first class staff, thank you until next time.
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Holiday at Chatsworth

Hi My wife and myself went to the Chatsworth Caravan Site for 5 days mid October. We also took our very excited Labrador, Jasper. Even though the weather was very damp and particularly we came after a period of very wet weather, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff was very polite, friendly and helpful. We took their advise and arrived about 2pm. We went straight through the dreaded lane and was the first in line to book in. We stayed on one of their super pitches which worked perfectly. The facilities were good and clean. Even though there was a dog walk on site it is not very big and not lit enough. There was a lot of dogs on this site an I believe the clubs rules to be very anti dog. The key through to Chatsworth is worth itself going to this site. Miles of walks, a restaurant, even a place to eat with your dogs and a picnic cafe. Whilst there we also went along the cycle track from Hasop into Bakewell which again seemed to be reasonably dog friendly. Lovely site well maintained and we will definitely return. Only other downside is that you need cash to pay for anything from the shop.
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A Fab 10 Days

We enjoyed a fab holiday here the first 10 days of October, even though the weather was quite damp. After the chain & absence of a queue (must have been lucky) we had a really lovely & professional welcome. They asked if we'd visited before, didn't tell us to pitch correctly or they'd be after us - so nice. They asked which part of the site we particularly liked, checked & informed us there were a couple of pitches there - so nice & helpful. So we got to pitch exactly where we like & the warden gave us the key in advance so we didn't need to walk back in the rain - another lovely touch. The loo block was always sparkling clean & I love the fact that the Ladies don't close too early - great for a lazy morning & late breakfast. The loo block (extended since the site opened) is one of the nicest CC ones. It is quite spacious, with slightly larger loo & shower cubicles that most sites. Ten showers in the Ladies & I assume the same in the men's, so no queueing here! The pitches where we were are open & not under shade, with plenty of grass around them. However lots of the pitches are under huge trees and some pitches near the entrance are all gravel, no grass, set out exactly like a car park. The door into the Chatsworth Estate is like a door into a secret garden. When our children used to accompany us they loved this and the walks on the doorstep. There are many walks from the site through the parkland and beyond and we took advantage. It was rutting season and so we heard the Jurassic roars - great! Our kids used to love to walk in the ground in the dark, listening to those. It's a while since we'd visited, as all weekends are normally fully booked. Only downside - there's apolite notice in the loo blocks asking people not to go out of the site between 12:30 & 2:30. Well we went out in those times anyway & didn't have a problem as there are plenty of passing places on the drive. Indeed when we first visited the site, the year it opened, people & their vans could arrive at any time!! It was a May bank holiday when we went then & because everyone wasn't arriving at exactly 1pm there were no queues or problems!!
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Sleepless nights

A lovely site beautifully placed on the Chatsworth estate in an area where there is loads to do. We have been there 3 times now and each visit has presented a challenge. The first one was marred by the rookery and the sheep - they both wake up early. That's fine as that's what you get in a wooded parkland area. The second visit presented a pitching challenge which could only be resolved by pushing the van into place. That's fine as well as I ought to cough up for a motor mover. Our 3rd visit was last weekend for 3 nights. All through the night our sleep was interrupted by a sound that was like a mix between a cattle market and Jurassic Park. Given that the Estate sells wild-boar burgers I googled the sound of such beasts and there was a similarity. So, does the Estate rear it's own boar? Are they close to the site (we were pitched on the House side of the site)? Either way, can't his Lordship find a spot away from the Club site as I'm sure he charges a hansome fee to the Club for use of the site? Of course, the noises might emanate from a Jurassic Park revival and that would be a fantastic new attraction and all would be forgiven :-)
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