Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site

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

To locate the site using sat nav, please enter the postcode DE45 1SP, which will take you to the drive for the site. 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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Totally met expectations

Having read many of the reviews we were expecting to be impressed, and we were. This was our 1st visit and it certainly won't be our last. The site is well organised, with plenty of choice of pitch positions. The staff were friendly, helpful and kind. The facilities were really clean, and the new measures in place were easy to follow (for most) some people just don't pay attention, but they were in a tiny minority. We loved the gate access straight onto the Chatsworth estate, perfect for long walks with our dog. We also walked into Baslow several times and enjoyed the local hospitality. It is possible to walk to so may places easily from the site, you can park your car and not use it unless you want to travel further afield.

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Yet another brilliant stay at Chatsworth

We have just returned from a lovely 10day stay at Chatsworth it is one of our favourite caravan parks. The key to the gate that let's you straight into the park all of which you are able to wander through at your leisure. As usual all the site staff were brilliant and very friendly, always busy but never to busy to have a quick chat with us. We have just completed Twenty years membership with the club and this break was a brilliant way to complete the twentieth year at one of our favourite sites We have booked again for next year but had to go into October as September is already booked but never mind. Carol and Ian from Lincolnshire
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Our Favourite Site of 2020

How lucky we were to be able to book three nights on this very popular site at relatively short notice. This may well be our final caravan trip of the year and, if so, we definitely ended the year on a high. There was a warm, welcoming atmosphere on site - courtesy of the wardens and the landscaping. We were one of the last to arrive (around 14.30) and, unfortunately, had no choice other than to park in a spot that was permanently shaded by trees whose autumn droppings made for the odd scary noise at night. But, despite this, we had a wonderful time with local walks, a visit to the fabulous Chatsworth House gardens and a trip to the lovely town of Bakewell. Using the private access gate to the Chatsworth estate (via a key given out on arrival) was like stepping into Narnia, as the countryside opened up before us. The Covid-19 precautions were well-managed in all respects and the shower and toilet facilities were spotless. This is the first time we have both agreed we'd definitely return to a site - now the challenge is to find availability in Chatsworth Park's 2021 calendar!
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Best club site we’ve ever stayed at

Super friendly and helpful staff. Fresh bread, cakes and cream teas available every day. The site is flat with no road noise, situated just behind the walled grounds of Chatsworth House which is an easy 15 mins stroll away. It is not an adults only site but there were very few children there when we visited so it was lovely and peaceful. Resident ducks and pheasants with sheep and deer occupying the nearby fields. Nice walk into the village of Baslow. Will return again and do the 4.5 mile walk to Bakewell next time.
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Fantastic site, fantastic wardens but....

We are fortunate to have enjoyed visiting this gem of a site on a number of occasions and it never disappoints with a location ideal to enjoy varied walks with our energetic spaniel. This last trip was our first post-lockdown outing but was still as enjoyable as ever, in part due to the fantastic warden team who were outstanding in their efforts to ensure everyone enjoyed their stay whilst remaining safe in this current C19 world. So what is the “but”? Frankly the actions of some members who are in danger of spoiling it for the majority by their refusal to accept that rules and requests do not apply to them. The site has a narrow entrance lane with access shared with other local amenity users. Please don’t arrive before 1300 we are asked. Please don’t wait if you do arrive early the signs repeatedly say. So what happens almost daily - yep 2 or sometimes 3 outfits are sat from 1230 blocking the entrance to the other local users and on a couple of occasions, causing an issue on the main road itself. No pitches are that awful on this lovely site to warrant ignoring such clear requests but clearly some people think the rules don’t apply to them. Part of the magic of this site is the key to the gate in the wall giving access directly into the park 24 hrs a day. 2 clear signs on the gate request that all dogs are kept on a lead in the park. So what do we see on at least 2 separate occasions, yep, 2 other site residents with their dogs off running loose, even with the sheep grazing nearby. Our spaniel would’ve loved to hurtle around the vast green space but we are requested not to so he had to content himself with pulling my arm off on his extender lead. But the rules didn’t apply to these other members clearly. How long do you think the estate will allow this fantastic access to the park from the site if we all just ignored very reasonable requests? And don’t even start me on the number of people who won’t pick up after their dogs in the dog run - that’s just getting to frequent an occurrence everywhere, someone else’s responsibility clearly. The club and site do need to be congratulated on getting the sites back open in these strange times. The band system largely worked well and queuing outside is a small price to pay to have our sites back available. But there were still a number of people who didn’t apparently see the need to follow the very well explained system, or were just too focused on themselves and not others to care whether they put their band on the hook or more often forgot to pick it up again causing unnecessary delays. The chap who felt his phone call was the priority over his shower, but who unfortunately didn’t come to this conclusion until he was already in the block leaving others to queue outside in the rain whilst he took up space inside the block on his call, is another case in point. Come on peeps. Let’s stop this these selfish actions that enable us all to continue enjoying our site stays for as long as possible.
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Telephone:
01246 582226

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Face coverings are now mandatory when visiting the reception area on site. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.