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Home Farm Ceritifcated Site
Horrobin Lane
Lancashire   (Browse area)
Tel: 01257 480403
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Pitches: 5 CCC Only
Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 32 Reviews
                9/10 from 32 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   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 <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents. This is a club member only site - you can usually join on site

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Date of Visit: August 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: R30ydr 1 review from this member

 Stayed for 2 nights, excellent location,

The site is very large with plenty of space.

Lovely park for the kids & a football pitch.

Facilities were very good & clean, we will definitely return. 
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Date of Visit: March 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Scotsblood 8 reviews from this member

 Fantastic views from this small site just two minutes walk from the edge of Rivington Reservoirs, . We had a gravel hard standing with ehu that backed onto a wooded area, slight slope so needed ramps.

Toilet block clean but needs an update, just one shower. Just a single water tap at top of site and chemical disposal. No other amenities on site but the brewery makes up for it!

Very quiet even with the Brewery Tap Room at the hosts farm 150m further into the site run by their son.

We were able to pay by card at the brewery tap, only open Saturday and Sunday till BST kicks in but the beers great!

As a base for walking the reservoir’s, the terraced gardens beyond Rivington village and up to the pike this site is an ideal base, we will definitely return as this is an area we only just started to explore in the three days. We were very lucky to get this visit in just before site closed as movement restrictions started. 

Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Vantage 3 reviews from this member

 I spent a night here and I did enjoy it.

The owner told me when I booked that she doesn't normally accept tents this time of year which I guess is due to previous reviews complaining about mud. Understandable. However, due to my own tent being small and my length of stay she accepted me. Quite a nice and friendly lady I must say.

The top half of the site was fairly well kept from what I saw and more or less level. Further down the land sloped a bit and the grass was very long.

A good thing for the tent providing some cushioning but not so good for feet as mine were soaked each time I ventured to the loo. Speaking of which were clean most of the time.

Some folk need to learn not to pee all around the rim and use a bog brush when they spray faeces all around the basin of the loo.

The owner can't be there 24hrs a day. Not nice. There was an additional loo which looked as though it served disabled/elderly people. I didn't see a shower but I didn't look that hard either.

In the same portacabin was a sink and water tap for washing up/making a brew. A kettle was there too.

The site was pretty quiet itself but traffic on the nearby M61 could be heard. Nothing to complain about really.

Horses in the field behind kept me company :)

On paying the site fee, the owner offered me change from a tenner as my tent smaller than she expected. I didn't accept it and said I'd be returning soon, which I will.

Would the site win a site of the year competition? Possibly not, but it is nice if you like the rural and bare basics type camping. 

Date of Visit: March 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Little Red Van 17 reviews from this member

 A lovely little site set in a fairly large field. There are 5 hardstandings for caravans/motorhomes, which are well spaced out and set around a horseshoe gravelled area, which ensures your car/van doesn't get stuck in the grass on the way to the hardstanding.

Lovely views of the reservoir and Rivington, with lots of countryside walks and selection of Tea Rooms.

We actually live just 5 miles from this site, but it felt as though we were miles away from home.

If you want a nice, quiet site, this is ideal. 

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Matt-lucie 18 reviews from this member

 Visited this site this weekend as it was not far from home and we wanted to try out our new tent and gear. Site a Camping and caravan CS and is on a working farm on a slightly sloping field. We were the only tent there and the first on there this season. We had an electric hookup which we needed for the heater in this cold wet weather.

Best thing about the site is its simplicity. Do not book here if you want shop, club house, kids playground and noisy busy site. You will not find it here (thank God!). What you will find is a small site with only 5 caravans and maybe room for another 5 or so. Beautiful views! They really don't get better! Rivington pike and reservoir.

Lady owner pleasant and friendly. No problems as she seemed an easy go kind of person.

Price amazing! Large pitch with hookup only £11!

Facilities basic in a portacabin but adequate and clean. Two toilets and one shower and small kitchen area with use of sink and fridge freezer. Only negative is the sink for washing up is cold water only and you have to boil the kettle provided to get washed up. Same true for hand washing in bathrooms.

Not a deal breaker but especially off season was nippy and a little inconvenient. However this really only affects tents and not caravans as these have their own facilities.

Only noise we encountered was the nearby road which although small seems to get lots of traffic and fast bikers. Road noise doesn't personally bother me but if you are sensitive to I advise camping on the other side of the field.

Will definitely go back! 


Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mrsf-red 2 reviews from this member

 Just got back from an extended stay at Home Farm. The first thing to say is we booked straightaway for the August Bank Holiday so that should give an idea of how good my review will be.

The site is in a beautiful area on a working farm, mostly catering for caravans but has a decent area for tents too. We have a very large Outwell 8 man tent and were told on arrival to just pitch where we wanted and was told there was an electric splitter point available which was less than 20 metres from our tent comfortably.

The site is slightly sloping but it didn't affect us too much, the field was quite flat, and the traffic noise was pretty quiet, you are surrounded by fields, horses and cows, the reservoir and a lovely little wooded area with rope swings for kids, great for little explorers too.

The facilities are in a portacabin, everything you need, a toilet, shower room with baby changing area, the kitchen with sink, fridge and freezer and sink. The shower room is a decent size too so if you need to keep your little ones altogether safely you can. There is also a portaloo across the field but we didn't use this. The toilet was restocked daily with loo roll, fresh towel and soap.

We were allowed a firepit off the ground and was told there was a huge pile of very big logs to use in the woods, a fellow camper kindly lent us a saw to chop what we needed.

The surrounding area speaks for itself. You are facing Winter Hill and Rivington Pike, the reservoirs etc. Fantastic walks everywhere.

We found the nearest village was less than a 5 minute drive away with a good Tesco express and Co-op, Chorley is about 10 mins away and Middlebrook retail park with a large Asda and Tesco less than 10 mins in the opposite direction. I'm not sure where walk-able shops are but we did see people coming back with milk and papers so must have been somewhere.

All in all its a great low cost place, relaxed atmosphere, very friendly owner and we can't wait to go back. 

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: MissElaineous 37 reviews from this member

 I also visited Home Farm for Easter weekend to meet up with a few friends and was impressed how quiet it was. Being in a tent without electric hook-up, I enjoyed the extra convenience of the 'campers kitchen' in the same block as the toilet and shower. The kitchen contains a fridge/freezer, electric kettle and washing up sink. Also used the electric socket to charge my phone while I was washing the pots.

These and other facilities were clean and well maintained. The toilet in the corner which has been described as a portaloo was actually a proper flushing toilet and hand basin, just housed in a portaloo cubicle. To save any confusion from a previous review, the chemical disposal point is next to the cubicle not inside it.

Was lovely to have a pitch over-looking Rivington Reservoir and the walks from the site were amazing. Would recommend a walk to the top of Rivington Pike, the views are stunning. We were allowed to have a raised campfire when we guaranteed we wouldn't scorch the grass.

I walked into Adlington every morning to buy a newspaper. There is a footpath that takes you over the motorway to get there, which brings me to another point. Not once did I hear any sound from the motorway either day or night. 

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Fiona karen 21 reviews from this member

 Had a lovely stay at Home Farm, very friendly owners, and lovely views, it was Easter and I was expecting it to be packed but there were only 12 units on site and they said they thats all they were booking in, which was nice.

There are lots of walks to do from the site, there are 8 reservoirs nearby to walk to and the terraced gardens up to the Pike are worth a visit, lots of paths going every where.

There are 4 tea rooms dotted about and an information centre, we enjoyed it so much were hoping to go back next weekend. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Philipembley 4 reviews from this member

 Lovely little site. Very pleasant and helpful owner. Will definitely return - much to see and visit in the surrounding area. The scenery is quite spectacular. Access onto the site is very easy, with wide openings onto the site. Electric hook up included in the price and no problems with the supply. Fresh water and waste disposal close to hand. Good TV reception. The site is on a slight slope, but no problem in levelling up. Highly recommended! 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Superbadger 8 reviews from this member

 Wow! Awesome site;

I am a camper but I will also post my review on what I feel a Tourer would find important.

Upon arrival I went straight past the camping area to the house and met Christine; A very nice lady who told me my fee was £8 for a night, It was just myself, a small tent and my mountainbike, so several people or a bigger tent would be more I imagine. Still a bargain once you read on.

It's a small field (half the size of a full size football pitch) that very slightly slopes towards the bottom, But not to such an extent that you would notice once in any unit. I would say the top part is best for Tourers since from here (the top being the lane you enter the site in) there is a large 'Horseshoe' gravel/driving path that goes half way down, to assist traction to position/retrieve your tourer; That being said, a tourer could easily pitch anywhere. (Depending on conditions and judgement). A tent would benefit from the small wood that runs down the left of the site in windy conditions; The other two side boundaries are part of a paddock that the farm horses use.

On site there is a small portacabin that has everything you need; A Fridge-freezer for all your food, milk (its a good size freezer too, not the small type!)A kettle! So if your a 'camper' no messing with a stove in morning! a toilet/bathroom, a separate room with shower, baby-changing facilities and there is also a sink to wash pots and addition things in the cupboards. The odd pan, plate, sellotape (stuff you may need if you forget them I guess, or stuff people have left?) It's good either way and a nice bonus. There is one other toilet on site, a portaloo this is also where you dispose of your chemical waste. Staying on the Toilet theme (sorry). Both have Toilet Roll, handwash cream and a towel to use. Extremely clean facilities. And I saw Christine the owner go through the site before nightfall and check all the facilities and chat with the residents;

The location is amazing. Whether your aware of Rivington or not; It is the closest campsite to all the amenities and hidden gems this area has to offer. A short walk from the site takes you on the dam between adjoining reservoirs, go a little further and there are places to get food, a beer, afternoon tea or even an ice-cream!

I didn't look for or view the 'Kids play area' so I cannot comment. There is plenty for them to do within the area though; If they are over 11yrs there is 'Go Ape' in the woods nearby which I will take my son to on his next birthday(he be old enough then!) For the younger ones and more energetic(and to ensure an instant bedtime!) there is a walk to 'The Castle' or up the the Japanese gardens and rivington pike.

VERDICT: It's a tidy, lovely, down to earth site that I fear when people see the size upon arrival will think 'oh it's tiny, they won't have anything!'. And then they turn around and go elsewhere. A big mistake in my opinion. I admit. There isn't an arcade, swimming pool or TV lounge but if there was? Why bother with the scenery, beauty and tranquillity of the area and site, stay at home! I believe that once you have been you will return again and again.  

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