About the 2017 award winners
First place winner:
Low Moor Head Farm, Cumbria
Low Moor Head Farm Certificated Location was opened in October 2005. This tranquil site is set on a working beef and sheep farm, with land running from the Duddon Estuary to Kirkby Moor - just six miles from the city of Carlisle. The site is exclusively for adults and offers the perfect location for visiting many historic attractions both in England and Scotland, being between two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Northumbria 'Hadrian's Wall & the Lake District National park. Guests come from as far afield as New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Holland.
The site offers five hard standing spacious pitches, set within one acre. It is open all year round and encourages visitors to get out and visit surrounding areas, helping sustain the local economy. There is very good vehicular access with a parking area for both guests and visitors; excellent digital TV reception and free organic free range eggs. Facilities also include heated toilet/shower and disabled facilities, cycle racks and recycling point. Low Moor Head Farm also has available an adult only 'Pheasant Lodge' luxurious '5 star, self-catering accommodation complete with hot tub, for friends! No stranger to winning awards, Low Moor Head was voted second place in the National Award in 2013 and winner of the Regional Awards in 2009, 2010, 2015.
Second place winner:
Meadow Bank Farm, Hampshire
Meadow Bank Farm Certificated Location is situated on the edge of the New Forest but within striking distance of Southampton. Originally a mink farm, the site was re-opened in July 2015 with the benefits of a refurbished toilet, shower and washing machine facility.
Meadow Bank Farm Certificated Location is located on a five acre plot in a very tranquil location with walks directly from the site; it is also just 30 minutes’ from the nearest beach and walking distance from a local pub. The owners firmly believe in making people feel welcome and always try to greet guests on arrival and see them during their stay. Added to this, there is a therapy room on site, available for members to enjoy treatments such as massage, nutritional information and other holistic therapies.
Third place winner:
Welltrough Hall Farm CL, Cheshire
Welltrough Farm Certificated Location opened in 2016 as a diversification project. The tranquil adult only site is situated just outside the village of Lower Withington in the beautiful Cheshire countryside with stunning views. All the pitches are hard standing, spacious, generally flat and fully serviced. The site has toilets, a shower, free wifi and a well-stocked information shed, complete with washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is a three kilometre walk round the farm with the unique facility of a warm dog shower and when the walking is done, there are plenty of local pubs in the area. Tourist attractions include Jodrell Bank radio telescope, Tatton Park, Arley Hall and Gardens plus numerous walks.