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Visitor Reviews - Forestside Farm

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Forestside Farm
Marchington Cliff
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 56 Reviews
              9/10 from 56 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Reviews:  56 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hedgehugger 4 reviews from this member

Mainly I'd like to add an update for those concerned about the approach. The first half of the concrete roadway to the site is admittedly a bit tired, but perfectly passable. It seems the owners are aware of this because the second half, closer to the site, is brand new. A generous passing place has also been laid halfway along. I imagine they'll upgrade the other section as and when they're able.

The slight slope on the camping field was not an issue, grass was tidily cut, and the wide-reaching views were gorgeous. Twice while I was there a hot air balloon came over, as the weather was calm and fine. There were young pheasants pottering about the fringe of the belt of trees behind the site early and late, and I heard owls at night.

There are a lot of information leaflets in the washing-up room: places to go, local walks, tourist sites, places to eat etc. I made use of the microwave and kettle, which were very convenient, although whoever used the microwave last could have wiped it out properly. There's also a toaster.

Finally, one for the ladies - sanitary items are not to be flushed down the loos, as they're on a septic tank. This is mentioned on the website, but people might miss it. It would be an idea to take disposal bags with you, as there are none supplied.

I would certainly visit again if I was in the area, though I felt £12 without hook-up was at the top end of what I'd be prepared to pay as a solo camper. Free showers and use of kitchen appliances help to justify that, though.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Teex8 2 reviews from this member

I cannot recommend this site enough if you like small, clean, quiet & friendly & the peace & wonderful views of surrounding countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & fresh eggs for breakfast. Clean & spacious facilities (although only 2 for each sex the site was quiet enough to accommodate). Fabulous & we will definitely be back. Thanks.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gwendy 1 review from this member

We have just spent three delightful days at this campsite and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. On the down side, the road to the site is made of concrete and is hammered by heavy farm machinery and is broken up quite badly in places - not good for motorhomes and caravans. The toilet block is reasonably clean but could do with a deep clean. A glance behind the toilet revealed a lack of regular thorough cleaning. That said I won't let that stop me from coming again. The views, sunsets, sound of bird song were amazing. We found a local pub - The Red Lion which was fantastic and enjoyed a lovely meal there. The surrounding area is lovely with easy access to the National Forest.

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

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