Review for Beechcroft Farm, nr Buxton

Country:                                England

Co-ordinates:                      53°14’44.2″N 1°48’43.5″W

Address:                              Beech Croft Farm, Blackwell, Taddington, SK17 9TQ

Good for visiting:             Buxton, Bakewell, Tideswell, Dales, Various walks and trails (Monsal, Tissington, High Peaks, Pennine Way…)

Phone:                                  01298 85330 /  mail@beechcroftfarm.co.uk                                      Website:                              https://beechcroftfarm.co.uk/

Date Visited:                      8th August – 13th August 2020

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Hard-standings with grass to the side (on some).  Good sized pitches.  Easy to level up.  There are a couple of extra- large pitches.  One of these was ‘reserved’ for us (pitches are reserved – you pick from what’s available on arrival), but we didn’t need it as all pitches were plenty big enough

Is there water on each pitch?            

Yes.  As well as a TV aerial point (you’ll need it if you want to watch TV..!)

What is the electric like?           

Excellent, absolutely no problems

Drainage?     

Yes – at the top of the site, easy to access

What’s the site access like?        

Good access from the main road (A6) onto the lane.  Clear signage at the entrance.  Pick a pitch and then check-in at reception

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

1 facilities block.  Just a couple of years old and very well designed and maintained.

Toilets:                              Very good.  Several cubicles in both ladies & gents (+ urinals in the gents).  Also a unisex area with 3 individual showers, 2 individual wash cubicles and 1 individual toilet.  When cleaning is in progress there is always a toilet or shower available for use

Toilet paper provided? Yes  – plentiful                                                                                                Showers:                         2 showers in both the ladies and gents.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins (several separate clusters – emptied at least once a day) and CWD x 2

Dishwashing area – 4 sinks (with perspex screens to allow all to be used)

Reception area with nice little shop

Laundry (£4 washing machine/ £1 drier)

Good play area separate from the pitches, including play equipment

Dog exercise area  /  Dog washing point / dog parking outside the toilets

Owners & staff (very pleasant, visible and helpful)

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes, free wi-fi.  However, don’t visit the dales if you desperately need the internet….  At times we had internet, other times we didn’t… In the end we gave up!!

Excellent

How much is it?     

We paid £26 per night including electric – remember this is in July.

What’s the area like?            

Wonderful!! So many walks and so many attractions in the area.  Transport would be helpful – although there is a bus-stop within 5 minutes of the site on the main road

More detail:

We liked:-

The location

The friendly welcome

The area

The cheap pamphlets available with detailed instructions for walks (we managed to not get lost for once!)

The facilities & the pitches

Facilities are cleaned several times a day

Visiting stone-baked pizza takeaways on Saturdays and Thursdays

The goats

The camping cabin, containing information and a microwave and coffee machine

We didn’t like so much:-

Only negative is the phone and wi-fi reception (which is not the fault of the site tbf)

We hated:-

Absolutely nothing

Moving On:

We headed south to Burford in the Cotswolds

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Walking and Cycling in the Derbyshire Dales