Alstonefield Camping Barn, Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2FT

Call Robert or Teresa Flower on 01335 310349

Remote barn in Dovedale offering budget accommodation

Located on a working farm near Alstonefield on the Derbyshire Staffordshire border, Alstonefield camping barn is near Dovedale, Hartington, Leek and Ashbourne. A perfect base to visit Alton Towers or spend the day exploring the wonderful Manifold Valley with a short climb up to the very popular Thor's Cave, then treat yourself at the nearby Wetton Mill Tearooms.

The barn stands in a meadow, off the beaten track, and has phenomenal views. It is great for quiet parties (but not stag and hen), friends get-togethers, team building events and has on numerous occasions been used as a small film location. The barn welcomes families, couples wanting to get away from it all, and adventure groups.

The barn is close to Manifold and Tissington off road trails for cyclists, Ramshaw Rocks for climbers and for those who enjoy water sports it is a 20 minute drive from Carsington Water. Also ideal for walkers, schools, DofE and Scouts. Perfect for star gazers!

This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn. You need to bring usual camping equipment including camping mats or blow up air bed, sleeping bags, cooking stove and fuel, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. As there is no electricity, you will also need to bring torches and flat safety night/tea light candles and logs for the WOODBURNING STOVE.

Sorry no shower, but the washroom (with fully plumbed in toilet and hand wash basin) is in the barn itself so you do not have to venture outside to use the wc.

Parking on site. Pubs doing food within walking distance, around a mile.

Holiday cottages, Sole Use Group Camping and Glamping are also available at Gateham Grange. Visit Website

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: BYO sleeping mats & bags
  • Open:

    All year. All day apart from Christmas and New Year.
  • Price per night:

    £132. Discounts mid-week outside of school hols when made by email directly from this website.
  • Booking:

    Use BOOK NOW button or contact us via email or phone. Please contact us if you wish to bring your dog. Dogs welcome with prior arrangement only.
  • Directions:

    From A515 take turning signposted for Alstonefield just by the Newton House Hotel. Keep right through Alstonefield (Hulme End road). At first crossroads turn left towards Wetton. The farm is immediately on your right (for key collection). The barn is on our land about a mile from the owners farm Gateham Grange.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest rail Buxton. Nearest bus station Ashbourne or Leek. Moorlands Connect bus goes to Leek.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Land's End to John O Groats on foot Peak Pilgrimage White Peak Loop
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only
9Best Price Guarantee
5Very basic accommodation


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Enjoy a last minute get-away in the Peak District before Winter arrives.

September 19th 2023

Autumn in the Peak District is simply stunning and Gateham Grange, Nr Dovedale is perfectly placed for walking from door to dale.  Or if you prefer to get on your bike the Manifold Cycle Trail is just down the road.  Close by is the very popular Thor’s Cave in the Manifold Valley, a short trek up and once at the top you can go inside and explore further, then call in for well deserved refreshments at Wetton Mill Tearooms.  There is an abundance of fine country houses nearby:  Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey and of course Christmas at Chatsworth starts on the 4th Nov to 7th Jan, book now for a magical time for children and adults too!

There’s still so much for all the family to look forward to this year with Lemurs, Meerkats, Penguins, Wallabies, Zebras, Otters etc as well as Polar Bears (Mother and her 2 young cubs) to visit at the Peak Wildlife Park,  Matlock Bath holds its Illuminations on Saturday and Sunday nights until 29th Oct and of course there is a spooky time to be had at Alton Towers Scarefest (7th, 8th & 13th to 31st Oct).  Also, check out their website for details of the Special Firework Display when the Park is open late and you can ride in the dark!  Family Fireworks Events & Displays | Alton Towers Resort

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The amazing Peak District really does have something for everyone and so do we at Gateham Grange.  Our Camping Barn with cosy woodburning stove sleeps 2 to 12 persons (great for friends or families wanting a budget break and something a bit different off the beaten track, or couples just wanting to get away from it all).  It’s like camping but you don’t get wet. You can also bring your dog free of charge.  If you are wanting all home comforts we have some great offers on at the Coach House (Sleeps 2 to 6 persons) and our sole use pop up basic campsite (great for D of E Groups, Activity Groups etc and family and friends gatherings) is remaining open until the end of October this year.  What a treat to have a whole field to yourself, with only sheep for neighbours.

Visit our new website , choose and book your accommodation and enjoy a Farm Stay in the Peak District, where you can be assured of a warm welcome.


Alstonfield Camping Barn iwth garxzing cows in the foreground and Peak District hills i nthe background
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No wrestling in the wind and rain with tents, just park up next to the barn, unload and you are sorted

August 4th 2023

Are you considering a camping holiday this month in the Peak District but are put off by the unpredictable weather. Don’t be, because at Alstonefield Camping Barn you get the best of both worlds, back to basics camping but in the comfort of a dry barn with cosy woodburner should it turn chilly in the evening. For added comfort the washroom with toilet and handbasin is inside the barn with no need to venture outside to another building. You can even bring the dog too, free of charge.

With breath-taking views in all directions and dale walks from the door it is the perfect retreat for families, friends, walking and cycling groups and couples just wanting to get away from it all.

However, being located on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border there is just so much to do on your doorstep. The village of Hartington with its own cheese shop, cafes, pubs etc is only 4 miles away and Chatsworth House, Carsington Water and Alton Towers are all within easy reach. Great venue for both cyclists (Manifold Cycle Trail just down the road) and climbers (Roaches Rocks a short drive away).

The villages of Alstonefield, Wetton and Hulme end are all around a mile to a mile and a half away and all have pubs doing good food. The Royal Oak at Wetton welcomes dogs and children! The Manifold Hotel at Hulme End often does Campers Breakfasts and the George at Alstonefield is a gastro pub. There are lovely tea rooms in Wetton and at the Manifold Junction at Hulme End.

Visit our new website or give us a call on 01335 310349 to discuss your requirements.

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