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Forestside Farm
Marchington Cliff
Uttoxeter
Staffordshire   (Browse area)
ST14 8NA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01283 820353

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Pitches: 5 caravans/10 tents/2Camping Pods
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 53 Reviews
              9/10 from 53 Reviews


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Reviews:  53 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Croydoncampers 8 reviews from this member

I would thoroughly recommend this site, it does have a slight slope in the camping field but not so much as to cause an inconvenience (you donít roll off your mat at night!). This site is so worth a visit as the view is magnificent, in fact we didnít bother to eat out in the evenings because we wanted to open up the front of the tent and eat alfresco to enjoy the scenery!

We stayed during the beginning of August and were the only tent in the field until Friday when others arrived, which we loved as we dislike being crowded by loads of other tents. You can pitch basically were you like. The facilities were great, there were 2 large rooms containing a shower and toilet, so plenty of space, but not sure how this would work if lots of other campers? The owners were very friendly and happy to help with any queries.

We stayed 3 nights to visit Alton Tower which is only 20 min drive away, you pass a massive Tesco (Uttoxeter) on the way so easy to buy supplies so no on site shop needed.

If you want an uncomplicated pleasant place to camp Forestside is for you.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Feebag 4 reviews from this member

My Husband and I have just spend a lovely weekend in one of the camping pods on this site. Being 'tent' campers we were podding just for a change and it was brilliant. The camping pods are very clean and spacious, lovely bonus of having our own picnic table and view over the valley.

The toilets/kitchen area were very clean, and there are now 2 very clean portaloos in place for when the site is busy.

There is a lot of information on things to do, places to eat in the area which is very helpful.

We spent the day at Monkey Forest and Trentham gardens which were only around a 40 minute drive away.

A fantastic experience was having the best curry we have ever had ( The Barn )delivered straight to our camping pod on site!

We only met the owner, she was really nice and friendly. We will definitely be going back. Also on another plus point is that the site stays open through the Winter, we are quite hardy and enjoy winter camping so it's always nice to find another great site that stays open.

The only slight irk we had was the few piles of dog poop that we found around our pod, but this site still gets a 10/10 from me because that is due to the other campers and not the owners

We were very happy also to be in the pod, and not a tent when the crazy thunder, lightening and rain were kicking off on the Friday night, although what an amazing place to watch a storm!

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AK1972 5 reviews from this member

Spent the bank holiday weekend here and it's a great little site and has everything we look for in a site

It's only small 10 tents and 5 Hard standing pitches nicely spread out, the are also 2 pods on the site so it's nice and quiet and fair play to the owners as they easily fit more in to make a few extra quid

You are close to Alton towers (13 miles) and Sudburt Hall (2 miles), Uttoxeter is about 5 miles away with a large Tesco and also a cinema/bowling for bad weather days

The facilities are very good with 4 single shower/ toilet rooms and a kitchen area with kettle/toaster/microwave and 2 fridges and a freezer for anyone to use

Only recommendation I would make to the owners is maybe an extra washing up sink and maybe 2 extra toilets for when it's really busy

Will Definitely be back as we love Alton Towers

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: White Rose 15 reviews from this member

We spent May bank holiday at this lovely, peaceful site. The views are spectacular, and the site feels very rural and secluded. Our pitch was hard standing and well drained and we felt we had plenty of space. However, it did slope and even with a brick under the front legs and levelling chocks we were still a bit nose down all weekend.

There are two washrooms for women and two for men, each contains a toilet, sink and shower. They were kept spotless all weekend although the site was busy. The only drawback to this set up is that there were no toilets available at busy times - a couple of separate loos would make a big difference.

There's no playground - but the children all played together on the grass with footballs and cricket. The owners also let our daughter in to watch the cows being milked, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

We spent a day at Sudbury Museum of Childhood, which was fab. We also took a picnic to the lovely local park in Draycott in the Clay, next to the Swan pub - it appeared to be a popular thing to do on a sunny bank holiday and both our children happily spent a good couple of hours there playing on the zip wire and climbing frame.

The owners weren't around when we arrived and we paid using the honesty box. It would have been helpful if there was a site map showing us where the grey waste and CDP was. There is a long farm drive from the main road and I'm not too sure what we'd have done if we'd met another caravan half way along. Would definitely go back to this site to go to Alton Towers next year - but will send a runner along that drive to make sure we don't have that problem!

Date of Visit: January 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pootle18 1 review from this member

Just returned from a lovely weekend at Forestside Farm. The site is very easy to access and we had no trouble turning round in the farmyard before going to the pitch. We were allowed to choose one of three available pitches, although they did advise that there was one to avoid, as it was quite damp due to the recent downpours. The pitch had fantastic views of the countryside and the site was quiet and peaceful. The hardstanding was big enough for the Caravan and also to park a 4x4 on, with a lawned area to the side. Water was available from a hose on the electric hook up so no long walks with the aqua roll were needed.

The toilet block was exceptionally clean and the kitchen area was very well equipped, a fridge, chest freezer, microwave and toaster were all available. 3 folders made up by the owners provided us with lots of choice of where to wine and dine, as well as activities we could consider and places to visit. A take away from The Barn Indian Restaurant was delivered without quibble to the site and can be strongly recommended.

A circular walk surrounds the site and was extremely easy to follow, other walk maps were available in the kitchen area. This site is handy for many towns, we went to Lichfield and Uttoxeter over the weekend.

Mobile signal was good, however make sure you take an aerial for the tv as there was no way Sky would pick up a signal due to Marchington Cliff being behind the pitch. We will definitely be returning to this lovely site.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Shazza39 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from lovely 2 day break to Forestside Farm. Very reasonable rates for a well maintained site

The paddock where we stayed had wonderful views of surrounding countryside. The cows in the next field were a

Little vocal but that didn't spoil our enjoyment.

Our main reason for staying here was for a visit to Alton Towers, and this was certainly a perfect location for that. It was an easy drive to the Towers. I just wish we had more time to enjoy the site.

The showers/toilets were clean and modern. Our only criticism was the lack of separate toilet to the showers, which led to some queuing. Also the 4 shower rooms could just be unisex, rather than 2 male/2 female.

We didn't try any of the local amenities.

I would certainly like to return to this site, if we were to come this way again.

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