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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: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 17 Reviews
                9/10 from 17 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 
 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   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 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: December 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Myfanwy Couple 24 reviews from this member

 Great as always. We look forward to return visits as one of our favourites.

We definitely recommend.

Thanks to Julie for maintaining as great site and great value 
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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Gorow 2 reviews from this member

 Peaceful, clean, friendly. Only had 1 night as on route to wales but will definitely go again, fantastic walks by canal,

Took a while to find toilets and shower as not obvious but once found cleanest I have ever seen ! 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Revid 14 reviews from this member

 The Grass area could get quite wet at times, site right by the Kennet & Avon Canal with easy rides both ways with pubs restaurants.

The tow path does get crowded with walkers & cyclists with un-made up service gets very wet & muddy.

Good area for road cycling, enjoyed our time here 5 hook ups on hard standing grass area towards the canal.

Never found the loo or shower Elson disposal towards the buildings. 

Date of Visit: December 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Roland 1 review from this member

 Everything was as described and expected.

It provided a convenient & quiet haven while we attended a tennis tournament nearby.

The owners were helpful and the facilities well maintained. 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
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
Reviewer: Myfanwy Couple 24 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
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
Reviewer: Dubdogs 147 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
Reviewer: Freckles63 59 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
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. 

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