Owned and managed by John and Julie Gregory, the farm once belonged to the Duke of Devonshire. Johns father, who farmed at Blackwell with his family, bought Cottage Farm when he married in the 1950’s.He diversified into tourism in 1974 and we have successfully continued to run the Caravan and Campsite since 2006, alongside our small farm. We changed the name to Beech Croft as Johns mum still lives in the original farmhouse.
Beech Croft Farm is located at Blackwell in the Peak, a small hamlet with just 10 houses and a few small farms. Nearby Taddington is a larger village with a church and two pubs. The Queens Arms is in the centre of the village, whilst the Church Inn, at Chelmorton is just a 30 minute walk away on The Pennine Bridleway.
Taddington Well Dressings and Flower Festival are usually held around mid-late August.
The Monsal Trail with its newly opened tunnels and cycle hire facilities is just ¾ of a mile along the Pennine Bridleway from our site entrance.
Visitors to Beech Croft Farm will find a wealth of historic houses, delightful villages, busy market towns and a wide range of beautiful scenery within easy reach. The villages which nestle in the hollows of the Peak District National Park are numerous and well worth a visit.
Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall, Lyme Hall and Kedleston Hall are all just a short drive away whilst the site is centrally located to visit Buxton, Bakewell, Castleton, Matlock, Ashbourne and Leek – each have something individual to offer.
The Spa Town of Buxton has beautiful Victorian and Edwardian buildings, a fine park, indoor shopping centre and a range of antiques and collectors fairs. Bakewell is, of course, home of the Bakewell Pudding and well worth exploring. Castleton takes its name from Peveril Castle, which dominates the village. There are a number of Caves to visit and the village is famous for its unique blue stone.
Matlock has a lot to offer and the spectacular location of Matlock Bath is the setting for a mining museum, cable car rides and show caves. Ashbourne and Leek are both lovely Market Towns which offer a good range of shops, art galleries, antique shops, pubs and restaurants.
For your next holiday or short break come and stay at our fantastic campsite! Surrounded by the Peak District landscape, you can rest in the peaceful countryside or make the most of your holiday experience walking or cycling in the heart of the Peak District National Park!