Cliff Farm

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Small quiet site

We stayed here for one night in June, to visit Matlock before heading further north. The site is accessed up a narrow lane and is quite compact for 5. We met the owners briefly and they explained where the fresh water was. This is just off the main site and larger units may find if difficult to access. Another camper explained where the toilet disposal was. This consisted of a lift up manhole to a cesspit that quite honestly left me heaving. There was no running water to clean the cassette just some watering cans, which we think is poor in comparison to similar priced sites. The main positive that we took away was the access to a lovely walk through the woods up to the tram way and war monument.

Stevemary

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Reviewed on 10/07/2021 19:15

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Lovely!

We stayed for a couple of weeks late last year - lovely surroundings and very friendly owners.

Izzi Wizzi

Caravanner

Reviewed on 29/04/2019 13:06

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Lovely, just perfect.

Just had 8nts ere. Lovely warm welcome. So peacful in beautiful surroundings. Lots to see and do in surrounding area. Loved feeding the two shetland ponies every morning who turned up at caravan window to have the especially purchased carrots. Will definitely return. Also happy 90th birthday nxt wk to our host mr thorpe. Mr and mrs thorpe it was a pleasure meeting you both. X

daven29

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Reviewed on 25/02/2018 17:26

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Lovely site and hosts

Tranquil site with friendly neighbours (2 Shetland ponies) . Lovely hosts and ground firm even though on grass. Definitely recommend as a peaceful place to stay for site seeing or just lazing. Thank you for having us. Jan and John Hannah

Jan Hannah

Motorhomer from Lancashire

Reviewed on 29/10/2017 17:23

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No Hook Up? No Problem!

The Thorpe’s run a lovely site and they have a warm, but not intrusive, welcome. The site is well maintained and tidy. It slopes gently and we needed to ramp one side of the ‘van to get it level; there are spots on the site that are flat. The water supply is accessible with taps at sensible heights. The toilet disposal is a bit primitive and the lid to the grate is a bit heavy. We chose the site because we never use hook-up… but (if you really must have electricity) there are a couple of pitches that have access to the mains… check before arriving! “Steady as you go” through the gate; it isn’t that narrow but the gate posts are imposing columns of millstone grit and would be less forgiving than timber. The 4g phone signal on the 3 network was spot on and the O2 signal was good for calls and texts; data was very slow. The DAB signal was patchy.. radio 4 was OK but radio 3 was weak. I don't have a TV. I was here because I had to spend a few days in the Peak District while my wife was otherwise engaged. Being a “softy” cyclist I decided to test Derbyshire’s reputation for good cycling. Its brilliant! Tow paths have survived the derelict canals and the redundant rail network has been utilised as leisure trails. I was blessed with wonderful weather for mid-October and cycled for miles and miles without ever seeing a road. Good value for £8, lots to do locally, beautiful scenery – nearly as beautiful as Yorkshire. The Thorpes keep a couple of the prettiest horses I have ever seen - very playful. Forget the hook up! 100 amp battery, 20 watt PV panel, 5 days, £8 quid a night. No problem!

Vernon

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Reviewed on 17/10/2016 22:10

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A Hidden Gem of a Location

I have stayed here many times over the years and thought it time to write a review. The site is beautifully looked after by the owners, who are a very welcoming and accommodating couple. The Lane up to the location has been recently resurfaced with Tarmac and entry is now much better than it was previously (Max 5mph please). Beautiful walks on the many footpaths. A good base for the Crich Tramway Museum, Cromford, Matlock Bath, Matlock and the Derbyshire Dales. Worth a visit. - Poor TV signal and pick your spot for Satellite too. Decent mobile phone and Data on 'EE' and 'Three' on the upper pitches (recently improved 'Three' mast).

WildeD

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Reviewed on 03/05/2016 20:12

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