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 /                                      Website:                    

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


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!!


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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