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Marsh Farm Canal Caravan Site
Marsh Farm
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA14 7PJ
Tel: 01225 753082
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Pitches: 10
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 13 Reviews
                9/10 from 13 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

This is a Caravan and Motorhome Club Certificated Location, which accepts just five caravans or motorhomes and is for Club Members only.

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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kilderkinros 1 review from this member

We stayed on the CL at Marsh Farm - what a lovely peaceful site, in a lovely area. Plenty of shelter from the storm of the first day. Facilities good and regularly cleaned - pity about the chap on the last day who didn't 'leave it as he would have wished to find it', but till then everyone was considerate.

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Myfanwy Couple 11 reviews from this member

Really enjoyed our stay at Marsh Farm. Friendly welcome and a good size pitch. There are views to the canal and lovely sunsets. We visited Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon walking the canal. Facilities are adequate Value is good. Owners very helpful

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Roger10 14 reviews from this member

Plus comments : friendly owners and staff, lovely extensive views across open countryside, not suitable for children, view of Kennet and Avon canal with boats going by, lovely countryside walks, fairly level gravel pitches, each pitch has a light and a tap, easy access

Minus comments : you are camping on an industrial estate, noise from 6am to 9pm, very restricted power supply, toilet waste disposal consists of a lavatory pan with no cistern so a bit smelly, a private road from the industrial estate to the canal right next to pitches and is quite heavily used by vehicles and runners etc. , fields of ugly solar panels on the other side of the canal, a rubbish tip on the other side of the canal, toilets are on the ind est and although they are clean they are for the use of all staff and visitors of the Ind Est ( about 30 large units plus a dance studio theatre ) and the campers, they are a little dated, mixed gender with two female two males toilets one shower sink and basin, one of the ' female ' toilets is wide enough for a wheelchair to fit in but I have doubts that a wheelchair user could enter the toilet facilities unaided as there is a big step at the entrance and the door code device is possibly too high

If you understand its negatives it is quite a pleasant place to stay and if you want to be away from the industrial estate there is a CMC site for 5 units next to the canal, less noise but no electric etc.

Date of Visit: December 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 141 reviews from this member

Stayed here for one night whilst having a get together with some camping mates.

Access through the industrial units is a little odd, but it opens in to nice views of the surrounding countryside and canal. Given the time of year we stayed on the hardstanding so we could have EHU; the pitch size was good. It was a little open to the car park behind, so didn't really feel secure enough to leave camping equipment out like I normally would. There were some bushes planted in between, so maybe in a couple of years if these grow up, it would give some better privacy.

The facilities were clean and of a good standard for a little site like this, also had a washing up sink, good information point and book exchange which were nice little extras.

Easy access to the canal and a number of footpaths in the area, also not far to walk to a couple of pubs.

A good little site that I'll return to at some point when I want to walk the canal to Bradford on Avon. Next time, I might visit in warmer weather to use the non-EHU grass pitches located on the canal bank.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Freckles63 53 reviews from this member

Stayed 5 nights Monday - Saturday start of August. Very relaxed laid back site as was the owner, a friendly lady who tended to the horses in the field opposite the 5 pitches with electric and water.

Very easy to find and signposted off the road, drive through small industrial units to the end and it then opens up to serviced pitches at top that are for anyone to pitch on as long as you have a caravan and no kids, the bottom field without electric is Caravan Club only, a shame as this would be where would prefer as quieter and you can watch barges go by.

The toilet/shower room is very clean, 1 double shower and couple of mens & ladies toilers, fine for us as we use the caravan more often than not, the facilities are rather hard to find though as it's just a door at the side of the grey metal unit, you actually drive past it when entering.

Don't expect a lay in if you're a light sleeper if you site on the electric pitches as you get the noise from the workmen turning up at 7. 00am who have jobs in the units, also there are 3 permanent sited caravans that also go off to work in the mornings. For me it did mean that we managed to get up and out earlier.

You get no problems from the work units and no noise other than stated above, we would definitely use again as 15 all in is a good price and with the canal just at the bottom of the field is an ideal spot for bikes, running, walking etc.

The nearest pub is out of the site and right to mini roundabout 'Kings Arms' very scruffy and uninviting from outside but much better inside, we met friends who lived nearby and had a drink there, otherwise we wouldn't of bothered.

Visited Bath, Bradford on Avon, Frome, Westbury white horse whilst there.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Minerva14 24 reviews from this member

We spent 5 nights on this lovely site with our 4 small dogs. We stayed on the lower site without EHU and for most of the time were on our own. Being so close to the canal path meant it was so easy to exercise the dogs straight from the site and there are other walks too. If as we do you enjoy long walks, turn right on the canal path and you reach the Caen Hill locks after 8 miles or turn left and walk to Dundas Lock also in 8 miles. We only used the drinking water, rubbish and chemical disposal point facilities, although the latter is about 100 yards away, where the showers and toilets are, but we didn't use these as we are self sufficient. The path through the site to and from the towpath is a public footpath so you do get non campers passing through with dogs, children and bikes, but this never bothered us as long as the dog owners picked up (although not everyone did). Not a problem on the pitch, but more on the path.

We will definitely return as there is more walking to do and it is a very good site.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rkim 1 review from this member

We stayed here for five nights last year and found the location to be excellent. The tow path and canal are directly in front of the caravan site and we were able to cycle from the caravan site into Bath and Devizes lock's along the tow path. Great villages along the way.

Although an industrial estate is behind the caravans, this did not bother us as were out most of the day. Excellent showers and toilets.

We were also able to sit in our caravan and watch the badgers cutting across the field in front late at night. I would thoroughly recommend this as a base for Bath and Devizes.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Outinthesticks 11 reviews from this member

We booked our stay at this site by phone at very short notice and were grateful for the owners' flexibility, especially as we didn't know whether we'd need one night or two - in August! Though we'd have preferred one of the stoned pitches with hook-ups at the top of the site, we were happy to go down by the canal on the grass. Down here the facilities are limited to a tap and waste bins, but the location is delightfully quiet - the loudest noise is from the canal boats chugging by occasionally. It rained pretty hard the night before we left and we needed to deploy traction mats to get started.

Having found our way throughout the (automatic) barrier and the industrial units, we were greeted on arrival by one of the staff. He cheerily showed us the toilet/shower/basin facilities which are as described in the other reviews and were clean and tidy. They are about 250m from the canal-side pitches and reached by a hard-surfaced track. Nearby is a somewhat basic chemical toilet disposal point and a grey water drain achieved by lifting a manhole cover that had a couple of bricks on it, presumably to indicate that it's not a drive-over cover.

There are no nearby shops - its probably about a mile and a half to the Lidl on the Canal Road industrial estate. The canal towpath is a handy cycle track but was a bit puddly. We'd previously been to the Somerset Arms at Semington (about 2 miles away) but not on this trip - it was fine last year, but slightly pricey.

Altogether a handy little site which we may well use again.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Charentaise17 1 review from this member

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Daughter and family. Very clean and friendly site. By the Avon and Kennett Canal. Walked down to Bradford-on-Avon Canal for a spot of lunch (we walk fast and it took 50 minutes). Weather was great which always adds to the outing but even on a cloudy day it is a nice place to stop. Also no children so nice and quiet.

Date of Visit: February 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tim.cooper5 8 reviews from this member

A great little cl site. Very tidy, nice hardstanding with plenty of room.

Lots of walks and cycle paths from site.

Friendly owners.

Lovely situation, bus stop outside.

As already said, shop nearby and about 2 miles to Lidls supermarket.

Looking forward to a summer visit so we can go on the grass right by the canal.

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