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Barn Farm

Matlock, Derbyshire

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Barn Farm with buildings dating back to 1500's, it's a traditional Derbyshire gritstone stock farm, in one of the prettiest villages in the Peak District. Overlooking the beautiful Derwent Valley, the farm is a haven for wildlife including badgers and rare Black Fallow deer. It boasts over 60 species of birds such as Nuthatch, Dippers and Peregrine Falcons.

Open from 1 April until 31 October, there are 25 camping pitches and 13 gravelled hardstanding touring pitches at Barn Farm Campsite which welcomes visitors staying in tents, caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and campervans. They also have further fields which they open on certain weekends throughout the season. All pitches for caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and campervans have the benefit of an electric hook-up. Remember your levelling blocks, though, as not all the pitches are flat.

Despite the back to nature feel of this small, pretty campsite, its facilities are far from back-to-basics. The clean and tidy washrooms have individual shower cubicles and there is a disabled persons shower room with baby changing facilities. There are also hairdryers and electric sockets in all of the showering facilities.A washing machine and tumble dryer are available in case you need to wash your clothes, there's a fridge and a freezer, there are a couple of places to wash your dishes, there's an on site shop and recycling is encouraged across the site.

As well as the natural world to explore, there's plenty to keep the kids busy here during your motorhome, camping and caravan holidays in Derbyshire. There is a wooden play area, suitable for children up to the age of 10, plus a games room, which has a TV, a pool table and arcade games. For older guests, there’s even a sauna and a sunbed available to hire!

And that's not all, there are also camping barns available at Barn Farm Campsite, handy if you've pitched here in your motorhome or caravan and you’re holidaying with family or friends who don’t own their own touring vehicle. The camping barns can accommodate between two and 15 guests, and most of your essential cooking and eating equipment is provided. Bedding and towels are provided in some but not all of the camping barns, so it is wise to check prior to arrival. And 'camping' is really a misnomer, as these are quite smart holiday homes, neatly finished and well equipped.

With all that available on site at Barn Farm, you might not be surprised to learn that this is an award winning campsite – in fact, it has been rated as one of the best campsites in the UK. We have featured in the Top 100 Sites Guide for the last three years, a handy and trusted guide to the UK's most loved holiday parks compiled by Caravan Sitefinder, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Visitors have commended this site for the quality and cleanliness of its facilities.

Barn Farm Campsite is the perfect base for your motorhome, camping and caravan holidays in the Peak District, as it sits within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. The small market town of Bakewell is only about a 15-minute drive from this site, Matlock also about 15 minutes away, meaning despite the 'rural retreat' feel of this campsite, you're never far from civilisation and the conveniences of towns with their shops, pubs and restaurants. Chatsworth House is also just a 15- or 20-minute drive from this campsite, Haddon Hall even closer.

Open from:
1st April to 31st October (approx.)

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Take away food, Washing up facilities, Water hook-ups, Sauna

Drinking water

Holiday homes (for rent), Motorhome pitches, Serviced pitches (touring), Tent pitches, Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Swimming (Indoor), Swimming (Outdoor), Sports Ground, Internet Access, Games Room, TV Room, Gym access, Sauna, Leisure Centre

The Limestone Way passes close by the farm, which is situated on the junction of no less than four major footpaths. There are well-maintained footpaths throughout the area. Bordering the farm is the mystical Stanton Moor with its ancient 'Nine Ladies' stone circle. A little farther the River Lathkill provides the focus of a pleasant walk through the beautiful Lathkill Dale. Robin Hood's Stride and Catcliffe Rocks are just two of the local climbing areas. There are many excellent sports facilities within the region such as fishing, riding and watersports.

Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are close by. Matlock Bath boasts the children's attraction 'Gullivers Kingdom' and a cable car to the Heights of Abraham. There is also the Derbyshire Wildlife's Whistlestop Centre and Mining Museum.

There are two pubs within 5 minutes walking distance from Barn Farm, The Druid Inn and the Red Lion

Barn Farm

Derbyshire, Central North England
United Kingdom
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