We've just returned from a 6 night stay at this campsite which we chose after reading reviews on various sites. It was a lovely site with beautifully clean toilets and showers, a practical washing up area and very friendly, helpful owners. It wasn't particularly busy at the start of our stay but towards the end of the week, more families arrived which meant that the 3 shower cubicles in the ladies block were more in demand; that being said, no one is in the shower for hours so there was a quick turnover and we just timed our visits carefully. The fact that there was a "disabled/family" toilet and wet-room was a bonus for us and for lots of families with very small children who used this facility. There was some noise on and off from a nearby kennels and from a nearby road which seemed to channel motorbike noise above everthing else. Neither really bothered us though.
We would definitely return to this site and recommend it to others. We had a pitch with electric hook-up, right next to the toilet block which was nicely screened. It was a great place to stay!
We arrived on a Saturday and for the first time ever, didn't take a meal with us ready for the evening. By the time we'd pitched our tent and set up, it was nearly 6p.m. so we decided to have a bite to eat in nearby Matlock.....what a mistake. There was a very poor choice of restaurants and pubs nearby and not one of them could fit us in. I realise that it was a Saturday but it was relatively early and the place wasn't flooded with holiday makers or visitors at that point. As a last resort, we tried the fish and chip shop but at 7p.m. they were getting ready to shut and had just a few chips, a pie and a single piece of fish left! We ended up back at the camp site eating beans on toast. Lesson learned! Matlock was a real disappointment in a lot of ways but Bakewell was much nicer.....we should have headed there instead.
- Also Known As:
- Packhorse Farm Camp Site Tansley, Matlock