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Forestside Farm
Marchington Cliff
Staffordshire   (Browse area)
ST14 8NA
Tel: 01283 820353
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Pitches: 5 caravans/8 tents/2 Camping Pods
Open: 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 76 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   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   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: October 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Scuzbert 16 reviews from this member

 We really enjoyed our few days on this site, rainy weather notwithstanding. The pitches were on the hill, and although described as hardstanding, it was really just a sensible strip on which to park up ie grass on either side to put the chairs on rather than loads of crunchy gravel.

The little wooded area behind the pitches was home to pheasants and owls. The pheasants, about 20-odd of them - would come onto the area next to us and have a mooch about, and the owls hooted in the evening. Lovely! There was a small amount of farm noise at the expected times but nothing to disturb. Well, it is a working dairy farm.

The views are smashing, and a pleasant backdrop for having a cuppa or glass of wine. The facilities are of a good standard and nice and clean. Free hot showers - tick vg. The only thing I would say is it would have been nice to have had some paper towels to dry your hands on. Not the end of the world, though. Just remember to take a towel. There is a nice kitchen area next to the showers, complete with lots of useful touristy information, walks, and menus from all the local pubs, etc. Much appreciated.

We ate at The Roebuck, just up the road from the site - food good, friendly service, worth a visit.

All in all, I would very happily return to this well-kept, relaxing site for another stay. 

Date of Visit: April 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Pie#face 10 reviews from this member

 What a fabulous site. Facilities all clean and we'll maintained.

Quiet and peaceful with outstanding views.

We stayed two nights, but will definitely visit again. 
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Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Buttershap 12 reviews from this member

 What a great time I had here, despite the cold showery weather. I used the kitchen to avoid cooking in the tent.

I was sent an email telling me how to pick my site.

I was able to pitch the tent on grass and park my car on the hardstanding. Lots of walks nearby although it wasn't the weather for walking for me.

I will return, hoping for drier and warmer weather. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Karenw 1 review from this member

 Wow what a lovely site, beautiful views over the valley. Strangely though it was empty and I mean empty! It's August - the school holidays! We arrived Friday teatime one little motor home next to us, they left Saturday morning. Billy no mates it was then.

Teatime saw one tiny tent arrive (in the pouring rain, bless em). Where is everyone? Facilities very good, except loo's need separating out of the showers or a couple of just loo's adding as if site was full and two ladies were having a shower no-one else can use a loo!

If you want a really peaceful site then this is it, no noise, no kids nothing just peace and quiet.

If full I can see getting off the hardstanding to be a little difficult as they are angled to the right but you need to turn sharp left to get off. 

Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sheryl 1 review from this member

 Lovely site, quite easy to find. Fantastic view. Very quiet. Although on a dairy farm it wasn't as noisy as I expected from the cows. Lovely owners.

Shower block was excellent - spacious and clean, lots of space. Although we didn't use the kitchen area it is extremely well kitted out.

All in all very impressed and I am sure we will be back.

We went midweek as we like a quiet peaceful site with preferably no kids! 


Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Su56tty 4 reviews from this member

 Easy to get to very peaceful with stunning views,

Clean toilets and showers,

Will go again,

Site is well kept with the grass cut,

Found it very relaxing. 
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Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Daveandmel1611 1 review from this member

 My wife and I had a couple of nights here last weekend, the site was fairly easy to find, we checked in with the farmer's wife in the courtyard at the end of the track, then turned round and went down to the site.

There is a row of 5 hard standing pitches at the top, a couple of camping pods, then in the field in front are the camping pitches, all of which are fairly large and those against the middle fence have EHU.

We set up and then ventured back out for food at the Dog and Partridge in Marchington, where the food was excellent and the portions were large! Unfortunately this was where the bad aspect of the weekend began - the rain.

It rained consistently from Friday evening until the Sunday morning, which kind of ruined the experience as we couldn't sit outside the tent and enjoy the views and the country air.

We did manage to take a trip out to Sudbury Hall on the Saturday but again we couldn't really explore the grounds due to the weather. All in all, 4/5 for the campsite, 0/5 for the weather.

We hope to go back in the next couple of months and try out one of the camping pods 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Wilkins 28 reviews from this member

 We visited Forestside Farm campsite during June for six nights.

The site lived up to all the reviews placed on website of UK Campsite. A big thank you to everyone who reviews the sites they have visited, this really assists other campers selecting some of the best sites available across the UK.

When we arrived at Forestside Farm, we reported to reception as requested on arrival but unfortunately no one was in, but there were clear instructions of where to pitch, a plan of the site & details of the facilities block.

In fact we didnít see anyone from the site during our stay; thankfully no problems arose during our stay.

Yes the facilities were as good as the website advertised & details from previous reviews, washing up area could have done with another draining board, but there was plenty of very hot water, made washing up quick & easy.

The site is by the farm, down a long lane well off the road, so no traffic noise, such a delight.

The views from the site were delightful as described, from the front of our tent we looked over Dove Valley & behind us was the forest; the weather was fairly good with just one day of rain.

We were fortunate enough to be at Forestside Farm during the annual festival held in Marchington, the local village. We went to the country music & BBQ evening on the Saturday; we had a wonderful evening the sun shone the whole day & evening.

The only downside was the amount of flies, our tent was totally invested. I know it is a working dairy farm, so there will always be some flies, but we have never encountered this amount of flies before & we have stayed on many farms.

But having said that, I would recommend Forestside Farm Campsite for a peaceful break.

Brian & Martina Wilkins.

Tonbridge. Kent 

Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Rob5425 2 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of the month, Chris the owner was very friendly and helpful, the views over the countryside are outstanding, we had the place to ourselves for the first 2 nights, it is a haven for peace and quiet, if that's what you are looking for, the quiet was only broken by the birdsong and the odd cow moo, just what the doctor ordered

I had intended to go fishing but, on arrival, found the pond to be quite a distance from the site, you would need to load up your gear in the car, drive off the site and down the lane to a gate in the field and then schlepp your gear uphill 2-3 hundred metres over the field, you can`t park your car there, so would need someone to take it back to site and pick you up again. I had no boots with me either and the field was soaking, so I didn`t fish in the end.

The facilities were good, clean and tidy if a bit spartan, one or 2 more hooks near the shower wouldn`t go amiss, this is however a very small niggle, washing up facilities are indoors which is a bonus.

In the facilities block there are lots of tourist brochures a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer all available to be used

Be careful when arriving, there is a small sign at ground level at the entrance to the site at the end of the lane, it tells you to carry on to the farmhouse to check in, turn on to the pitches first or you`ll find yourself in the farmyard with little room to turn around.

All in all a very nice, well kept, quiet site, we will definitely use it again. 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: GMC1958 50 reviews from this member

 We have been caravanning for 11 years BUT this was the most chilled out trip to date. The site is beautiful with great views from the pitches. The site was clean, well kept and for a CL site, the facilities were really good.

The peacefulness was only broken by bird song and the odd Moo. The site is a credit to the owners. We were so impressed that we will be booking for a week next year. 

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