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Packhorse Farm Campsite

Matlock, Derbyshire

Secluded and quiet campsite in the heart of wonderful Derbyshire's landscape.

Ideal base for exploring the Peak District as well as local villages.

Open all year.

Pets allowed, Disabled access, 44 Electric hook-ups, Sanitary block(s), Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities

50 Tent pitches

Nearby attractions:
Boat launch, Golf, Horse Riding, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Swimming (Outdoor), Tennis, Water Sports

Peak District
Chatsworth House
High Peak Cycling Trail
Caudwell's Mill
River Wye

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Packhorse Farm
Derbyshire, Central North England
United Kingdom
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26 July 2011: Just an update of info in review of July 2009 to say that Packhorse farm now accepts tents and motorhomes only. Please disregard previous references to caravans. 02 July 2009: We found Packhorse Farm to be thoughtfully landscaped; well maintained; with a peaceful ‘off the beaten track’ feel. One detail is that caravans and tents are kept totally separate in adjacent fields. Both fields have their own toilet / shower (free) blocks, and you are at liberty to use either. The campers are treated to a modern, all singing all dancing block which includes a pot washing facility. The caravaners have a much smaller, older block. Whilst the latter is somewhat cramped by current standards, actually I preferred it because it had a shower with a ‘proper’ tap. (i.e. Not the irritating push button ones that only run for 20-30 secs!) Without doubt, the toilet blocks are regularly and thoroughly cleaned / maintained. Nevertheless, when the site is busy; the weather rainy and the feet mucky, it would have been nice to have had a mop & bucket provided so that you could give the shower cubicle a quick once over yourself. Also, some clothes hooks around the washing area would have been nice. No local shops. You can get everything in either Matlock or Chesterfield. Feel I must mention firstly; The Old Poets Corner in Ashover which we found to be a first class eats / drinks / music pub. (and Chesterfield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2009.) Secondly; The Tram Museum in Crich, which has been incredibly well developed. To sum up: an extremely well kept site set in a very nice location. Packhorse Farm Campsite, Matlock, Derbyshire