Forestside Farm

from £18.00 Family + unit
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Overview

This is a Certificated Site (CS). These select sites are small, privately run campsites that operates under the Club’s jurisdiction and can only accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes and up to 10 trailer tents or tents, unless express permission has been given by the Club to accommodate more. They range from secluded Hideaways to fully facilitated family friendly sites, and are often found in locations where larger commercial sites are prohibited so you could be camping close to a beach or in the National Park, for example.

Forestside Farm is set in 156 acres of beautiful, undulating Staffordshire countryside providing wonderful views of the Dove Valley and Weaver Hills, a very rural part of the County. This small, unpretentious site has five well-spaced hard-standings with EHU, ladies and gents showers and toilets. Tents also welcome, kitchen area for campers use for washing up etc. including fridge, microwave and kettle. Well behaved dogs welcome but must be supervised at all times. Coarse fishing available. With acres of beautiful countryside right on your doorstep, there are plenty of local walks to enjoy both on the Farm and in surrounding countryside. Walks for the young and not so young in the Marchington and Woodlands area. Leaflets available. The site offers the perfect base for weekend breaks or longer holiday to explore the surrounding area. A little corner of paradise, ideal for those wanting to enjoy the countryside with superb views.

Site Details

Big Sites Book Reference: 128/103

This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2014.

0.5 acres, gentle slope. Advanced booking.

Directions

Take A50 from Derby heading towards Uttoxeter. At Sudbury Island, turn left onto A515 signed to Lichfield, Draycott in the Clay. Continue along this road through Draycott in the Clay, take 4th right signpost Marchington. Follow lane and bear to right at finger post. Continue to travel down hill and through the Wood, Forestside is situated on the left, as road takes a RH bend, just past Cliff Cottage.

Facilities

Forestside Farm has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Touring Caravans

  • Trailer Tents

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Family shower room

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Fishing (licence may be required)

  • Electric hook-up

  • Motorhomes

  • Tents

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Pets welcome

  • Camping Pods or Dens

Facilities that are off site within one mile of the entrance

  • Shop

  • Take-away

  • Gas cylinders

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

Reviews

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4.7

We had the pleasure of staying in August 2011 before becoming a member.

This review is for Forestside Farm

We had the pleasure of staying in August 2011 before becoming a member.I found that the access was great with no problems at all. Check in at the Farm house & be welcomed by the friendliest dog I have ever met! Plenty of space to navigate your van. Great owners,very help full. You can even have some Pears from the tree! There is loads of farm area for kids to explore and play. This is a working farm,which is so good to see.There are some great walks in the woods which my 2 year old loved. Local facilities included A large Tesco just 10 min drive away. includes local shops also. Loads to do round the area.Would def stay there again year after year.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

This is a lovely little site with a fabulous view over staffordshire.

This review is for Forestside Farm

This is a lovely little site with a fabulous view over staffordshire. There is a small, very clean toilet and shower block. The toilet, shower and sink were all in the same large cubicle; and there were 4 of these. This did mean a queue in the morning if you just wanted the loo as you had to wait for folks to finish showering. There is a kitchen room with a microwave, toaster, freezer and fridge. Very handy for those in tents. Owners were very flexible for arriving and departure times if the pitch was not already booked. I would go again.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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4

Situated on a farm on top of a valley with lovely views of countryside, but as very windy...

This review is for Forestside Farm

Situated on a farm on top of a valley with lovely views of countryside, but as very windy awning could not be put up and any tents really suffered as there was nothing to stop the buffeting wind. Access was up an awful bumpy cracked concrete single track. There was a sign saying to check into farm house first before siting van, bad mistake, we had to do a u-turn on small farm courtyard, managed to hit van on gate! Site was clean and well presented with two toilets and showers per gender. Indoor washing up facilities were provided together with a fridge, freezer, kettle and microwave and even washing up liquid (though some campers were not very fair about cleaning up any mess they made, not the owners fault). Kids enjoyed fishing on pond - tickets £5 for day for adults. Major disappointment was that there was no where for the kids to play, you would think that being on a farm, a small area could be made available for kids to kick a ball, or just sit and play, that really spoilt the place for us. Nearby is Sudbury Hall and we would definately recommend a visit especially to Museum of Childhood, had a great day out there. After getting groceries, we did not want to venture into Uttoxeter again, though there is a good butchers there. Would not visit again, though if you had no kids, it would be an ideal place to get away from it all.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

Pricing

The fees for Forestside Farm were last updated in 2014.

The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.

The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£18.00+ for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up

* Please note the site open dates are 01 January 2014 - 31 December 2014