Glencote Caravan Park is a family run campsite situated on the Staffordshire moorlands, a fab location if you're looking to visit Alton Towers!
The site holds many different awards including, The Top 100 Sites Guide 2014 produced by Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome & Caravan Sitefinder, The park has been in the Top 100 Sites Guide every year since 2011. The park has also achieved a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.
The park welcomes guests with caravans, campervans, motorhomes and tents. With 74 hardstanding touring plots, seasonal pitches are also available, and you can buy a holiday home on the site too.
Glencote has many facilities on the site, such as electrical hook ups to every plot, heated washrooms, Internet access, a laundry room, an area for ball games and also dishwashing facilities. There is a special maintained area where the park encourages wildlife.
Westwood Golf Club is nearby the park if you fancy a round of golf on your trip away, there are many other nearby activities. If you are looking for a bit more action Derby is only an hour away from the site, Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent are both only half an hour away. There are plenty supermarkets and shops in these areas as well as many pubs, cafe's and restaurants too which is great if you feel like a night without having to cook or do the washing up!
All pitches are hard standing and have electric and water hook-ups
Calor Gas available on park
Fishing on park
The Churnet Valley Steam Railway and the Boat Inn, a charming canalside pub are less than 5 minutes walk away. Alton Towers is 10 miles away. The Potteries, with its museums and nightlife is also about 10 miles.
We are on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Well situated for the peak district, with plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities including walking, rock climbing, mountain biking.
Based on 6 review(s)
13 Oct 2017
Lovely site, set in a quiet location. Countryside views. Site kept tidy and spacious pitches. Shower block looking a little tired, but always kept clean. Short walk through site and down a country road to the steam railway and a local pub, which serves hot food.
staffordshire 23 Jun 2014
glencote is without doubt the best touring park i have ever visited,a beautiful setting within walking distance of churnet valley.very friendly and helpful staff,especially louis,who does all he can to make your stay enjoyable.highly recommended and we shall definately be returning thank you all for a lovely weekend.
kent 03 Aug 2012
Stayed at this camp site for 2 nights with the children. Very friendly and helpfull staff and the facilities were just what you need. Really enjoyed access to the fishing lake. Only disappointment was that they promised sunshine!!!!! :-)
Uk 07 Jul 2012
I would say without doubt the best thing about this site is the outstanding staff the welcome was impeccable nothing was to much trouble for Allen, Paul, and Ann.
On arrival we were greated and assisted to and onto our pitch we were provided with books of local walks, pubs, and local history all reserched and produced personally by one of the wardens "Allen" to an impeccable standard.
In addition, during our stay I witnessed Paul and Allen not only carrying out the usual tasks of wardens but quite unbelievably helping anyone and everyone with the usual mundane duties of touring from emptying people's waste water, helping pack away and quite remarkably putting someone's awning up!
To say nothing is to much trouble would be an understatement and they are the best thing about a very nice well kept site.
Furthermore on departure Paul, Allen, and Ann all came to the gate to wish us farewell and a safe journey, which is unheard of and quite remarkable, and felt like we were leaving family.
I would agree the pitches are the smallest I've ever seen but so long as you've got good neighbours are fine.
The toilet blocks are immaculate at all times, with an endless quantity of hot water only one small point the water pressure in the disabled shower could be improved considerably.
The site is maintained to an exceptionally high standard.
The only negative is there appears to be a high presence of seasonal touring pitches and regrettably as I've noticed previously these people tend to forget they're tourers just like us and tend to believe they own the site, form cliques and generally look down on short stay tourers like we're beneath them.
Therefore, my only request would be to a minority of seasonal pitch holders, please remember you don't own the site you simply rent a pitch like us we look after the park and surrounding area with as much care and respect as you, so please be a little more friendly and welcoming it goes along way!
In conclusion the site is presented immaculateply in an Idyllic location but without a doubt the staff are what makes this site stand out and special my five stars are awarded to the staff Paul, Allen, and Ann and I'm sure any other staff we didn't have the pleasure of meeting.
Thank you and well done.
Cheshire 11 May 2009
The family stayed at the site for May bank holiday. We have visited before and wanted a local site to stay at a local site for the week-end. This site fits the bill and more. It is a beautiful well maintained park. The booking of the pitch could have been better. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and was shown to our pitch. We had booked a hardstanding pitch serviced with water and electricity. The hardstanding covers the caravan and the awning. The downside to the awning being paved is that the awning could only be pegged down on 2 sides. It was windy some of the time and so the un-pegged side had to be held down by steps and other heavy items to stop it flapping upwards. The park has excellent facilities, a very clean toilet block with plenty of hot water and great recycling. The park runs parallel to the Churnet Valley railway which ran steam and diesel trains all day much to the delight of our 2 and a half year old son, Hayden. Nearby is the canal and the Boat Inn which serves up some very good grub and was full when we wert in, but we found a great alternative at the Red Lion in the village. The village has a few shops and it is a lovely area, but very hilly. The site doesn't supply any papers or basics. This is where is could be improved. Unless you like a fittening walk up a very steep hill either way out of the site then it is a 2 minutes drive to the local shop. This lets down the site's green credentials. A great site to visit again and again even if only for the quietness, disturbed only by the wildlife and the odd train. Would recommend.
Glencote Caravan Park
Kent 17 Jun 2008
We have stayed at this friendly family run park over the passed four years and it has gone from strength to strength. The toilet block is kept immaculately clean with unlimited hot water. There is also a laundry room and dish washing area. The grounds are beautiful with lots of flowers, a fishing lake and childrens play area. It is set on the edge of the scenic Peak District with easy access to the site. The Boat public house is just three minutes walk away and serves excellent ales and food.