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Visitor Reviews - Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes

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Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE12 8HZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01283 763981

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Pitches: 50 +
Open: Closed Over The Christmas Period

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 85 Reviews
              8/10 from 85 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pablo1308 12 reviews from this member

My wife and I stayed at Beehive for a long weekend, 3 nights. We found the site to be very friendly and the staff were very helpful. We stayed in The Paddocks, the adult only section. This was lovely and quiet, although don't be mislead, as children do access this area if only to take advantage of the lovely woodland walks around the site. The facilities were clean and well maintained and we never had a problems using toilets or showers, the showers are charged at 50p which we felt was rather steep and the could be reduced, along with the running time of the shower, as I manged to shower, brush my teeth, dry myself and there was still plenty of hot water.

The site is located in a lovely little village and there are buses running into Burton and Swadlincote, so no need to drive. The village has a couple of pubs and a general store (Coop). Do be aware the buses are not very frequent and do not run very late.

The site is surrounded by several fishing lakes and there are numerous woodland walks where the children can play and those of us who are slightly old can enjoy the huge variety of trees and plants.

The site has all the usual facilities fresh water, showers, toilets, potwash, some recycling, chemical toilet disposal and grey waste disposal, unfortunately the grey waste is not suitable for motorhomes as it is 2 to 3 meters from the driveway and raised, so you cannot drain an on board water tank, this is something I would like to see improved on many sites.

Overall we found this was a lovely site and even though it is bigger than we usually stay on it did not feel it. The prices are at the upper end of good value, as you have to add on the cost of a shower every day (or 2 if you're a couple) and we probably would not stay over a bank holiday weekend.

All in all this was a lovely site and we will be back.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Susanj 13 reviews from this member

Just returned from a stay at Beehive. There are positives and negatives:


It's a lovely quiet secluded site in the National Forest, good walks, well situated, nicely laid out, lots of space, flat, wildlife, friendly and knowledgeable staff. They are obviously keen to encourage an interest in wildlife, especially for children. The site is unlit, so it's great for star gazing. There is a barber next door, and a tearoom, and it's a short safe walk into the village where there is a co-op which would deal with all food needs. Also a fish and chip shop with 5 stars. 2 pubs within 5 minutes walk.

There is a small petting zoo.

There are family shower rooms, and although these are in rather ramshackle buildings, they are perfectly nice inside, and very clean.


1. Unheated facilities- You have to pay 50p for a shower, and I don't have a problem with that necessarily, but none of the toilets and showers were heated. The weather was cold for October, so we ended up showering in our van. We paid (£17) off season- equivalent to the Club sites- and I think it's reasonable to expect heated facilities for this price. This would probably put me off coming again, especially in the off season, which is a real shame.

2. Hard standings - these are very narrow and only fit a motorhome or van. You have to park your car on the grass, or have your awning/sitting out area on the grass too. This isn't necessarily a problem, so long as you know to bring a groundsheet etc.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lyns 21 reviews from this member

Friendly welcome from the staff on arrival and they continued to make us feel welcome throughout the duration of our stay. We had to camp amongst the caravans as the site was hosting an event on the campsite while we were there, but having had a good look around the camping field looks great with lots of space for the kids to play, although no play area as such, but lots of wooded areas for the kids to explore.

There are 3 lovely fishing lakes within walking distance, with a few pitches almost overlooking one lake. The lakes make for a great evening walk as the sun goes down and me and my son even bagged a few nice fish.

Toilets and showers were clean and well stocked with family rooms available. These however are a bit of a walk from some of the pitches.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly be back.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Annie m 1 review from this member

Just returned from a few days here including 8 adults and 5 kids with 2 tents, 1 x caravan and 1 x mobile home. Allowed us to all to be sited together( without hook ups ) Very good site with plenty to do for children and adults, lots of space, well run and clean. Care though if you are taking dogs they are not allowed near the lakes so limits the walks

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rimor25 5 reviews from this member

This beautiful site has some down points. The reception staff were very good but on explaining that we had chosen the location because of a family party to be held at a hotel about ten miles from this site, family members were going to meet us in 2 cars in order that the one person who knew the area could guide us to the party venue. In the visiting cars were our grandkids that naturally wanted to see inside our new caravan, but were told this wasn't possible as we had booked an adult only pitch. We couldn't help but notice this adult only policy didn't apply to several family's in seasonal vans in the same part of the site. On asking a lady in charge of reception the following morning the same question could our grandkids see inside our new van 'Of Course' was the response. This is quite a large site in 3 sections but is not matched by the amount of toilets or showers, when we were there 2 of the 6 showers were out of action and 50p for a shower was a bit steep considering this was the most expensive site we had stayed. The showers stay on for a very long time human nature means people will stay too long or just leave it running must actually cost the site far more than the income of 50p's collected!. That aside this is a stunning part of the UK the site is very tranquil with wonderful wildlife all around' the village of Rossliston is very pretty and with good facilities.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Happycampers8081 2 reviews from this member

On arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff in reception who explained about the site and where our pitch was located.

The site was in a quiet location and for the weekend we stayed very open meaning a large open field for the kids to run around in.

The facilities were very good. Small charge for the showers but 50p lasted plenty long enough for an adult and child to get showered. Always got hot water any time of day. The family shower rooms were excellent for the four of us to occupy and get washed in one go. We also made use of the tumble dryer, token operated for £2 I think. An hour cycle dried a small load, perfect after pitching in the rain!

We never visited the small animal farm on site but saw the rabbits and peacocks, all added to the charm of the site. We would definitely consider staying again.

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