Wiswell Shay Farm

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Rated 4 of 5

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Lovely site with great views

Great site. The owners have clearly spent quite a bit of money time and effort upgrading the site. The drive is newly laid and though it is on a slope, access easy. We are new to caravanning. This was only our third trip out we managed it fine. The toilet and shower were spotless and cleaned regularly. The lawned areas were well-tended and picnic benches have been added, complete with flowering tubs. Dog and child friendly. Handy for Whalley and Clitheroe and just over a mile from Spring Wood. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back.
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Top of our list and reluctant to let you know why!

For around two decades, both as a family of four and more recently, a couple with dogs; we have stayed on this site regularly. Different seasons but always the same reason. Twice this year since lockdown was eased. Wiswell Shay Farm cl is conveniently situated off the a59 and a short 20 min walk into Whalley which offers dog friendly pubs, restaurants, shops, bus terminal and train station. Lots of history in the area not to mention the quaint Wiswell village itself and local pub. Over the last couple decades we have witnessed the cl change from a field offering centres rally’s, to the 5 hardstanding pitches with electric it has evolved today. A new entrance with newly laid tarmac drive and additional toilet facilities to boot. The lovely young enthusiastic Bell family keeps the site tidy, clean and welcoming. In this current climate especially, we use our own bathroom, take our rubbish home with us ( and mostly do anyway with few exceptions!) and feel safe with distancing guidance here. So you can see now why I’m reluctant to let you know why it Top of our list!! Taylor family & dogs

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Lovely little site

Lovely little site that is very handy for us, being only 30 mins from our storage. WC is a bit quirky but lovely and clear and everything works as it should. A small length of hose on the waste water tap would have made cleaning the WC cassette a little easier. Had no issues with getting onto the site although I had to ask a neigbour where to pay / book in. A little sign at the entrance would have been helpful. Pitches well laid out. Only slight downside was there is quite a bit of road noise with it being next to some busy roads, but otherwise perfect. Will definitely return.
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Two nights became three

This site does have a very steep entrance - just keep going. As you enter the drive there is a fork; the left side has been smoothed and is the best and widest approach. If you are not sure both the left and right will gain entrance to the site - so just keep going. The site itself has hard standings, a 16 amp electric supply which worked perfectly and also passed the polarity test that I did on my Fluke meter. The toilet and shower are in a little shed and were very clean. There are two taps on the outside of the shed, one near the chemical waste area and one around the corner for drinking water, both taps are clearly labelled. Bins are down by the house; we didn't find this a problem. The site itself has lovely views, is very quiet, the pitches are well spaced out, there are picnic tables; we liked the site and stayed an extra night.
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Disapointed

Pleasant enough site but was let down in several areas so wont be returning. 1. bins were down at farm house her own bins so no separate bins for cl. 2. Toilet point had no rinse tap available. 3. ACCESS TO SITE omg after 3rd attempt actually made it up the hill wouldn't of been as much of a issue if no loose gravel, we actually went through the farm yard, as the official entrance was even worse, when i mentioned it to her all she said was "you wont get in site without a 4x4" we have a Hyundia i40 so not a 4x4 defo wont return to this site

Comment from the CL Owner:

The new site inspectors came to visit this caravan site last year and was completely happy with the site entrance, site facilities and the site as a whole, however I do appreciate the drive needs some attention. 

This caravan site has 2 x taps. 

• drinking water

• chemical rinsing tap 

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Enjoyable two night stay

Short visit to area for 2 nights mid August. Very easy to find, just off A59, entrance up a steep slope but not a problem. Hard standings are quite large & plenty of room between them, levelling blocks needed on pitch 3,4 & 5. EHU for each pitch and a small toilet room in the area reserved for the CL, didn't use this so cannot comment. Walk into Whalley approx 20mins and if you want bus to Clitheroe (M2 or M22), these can be caught in Whalley. If you like a drop of good beer, I would recommend the bus to Clitheroe & visit Holmes Mill (Bowland Brewery) which is the longest bar in England with 42 hand pumps. The food was very good. Overall the CL was good value at £14 per night and we will certainly come back.
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Easy to find and a nice introduction to caravaning

We have only just bought a caravan and needed to try it out so went to Wiswell Shay and stayed 2 nights If this is what we can expect then we will throughly enjoy caravaning. Electrics are working fully on pitch five. Shower / toilet block is small but completely adequate and actually quite quaint. Set off a main road with a bit of traffic noise but not intrusive and when in your van you can't hear it anyway. Grass could have been a bit shorter but overall I throughly enjoyed my stay. Lovely walks to whalley, Barrow and Pendleton. Well done to the owners, I would definitely stay again

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Good for weekends or longer

We've just had 16 enjoyable nights at Wiswell Shay Farm! Very large, slightly sloping, hard standing pitches with big grass areas between. Toilet and shower (50p for as long as you wanted) housed in small, clean trailer type shed. No electric problems, so must've been fixed? There's some views of distant hills and a little road noise, but nothing much. Close to the A59 so access not a problem. Good base for walking and cycling. Thank you for a nice stay.

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Very poor electrics

I had nothing but trouble with the electrics on pitch 4 &5. Tried cable from man on 3 still no luck. Tried connection on pitch 3 no luck. Checked cables all OK. Decided it was my van, although no circuit breakers had tripped. Went home on same day, connected up at home with 2 different cables every thing worked fine. These electrics appeared not capable of running a new van arrangement,kept getting Reverse Polarity light in my van. At home systems perfect. Spoilt our week-end.

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Thank you for such a trouble free visit

We have just returned from a 12 night stay at this site and couldn't praise the owners more. I can really see their vision, whilst work is in progress restoring the farmhouse and grounds, they have invested time and effort into providing great hard standings and a modern shower and loo which were cleaned frequently.  We didn't hear the road noise from inside our unit and didn't find it obtrusive.  The 360 degree views were great and it is a great base for visiting local picturesque villages.  We were visiting my frail and poorly Father who lives local and the owners couldn't have made it any more stress free. Thank You, we'll see you again soon. Mike and Jenny

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