Welcome To Barrow Farm
Mr Mike and Mrs S Benson
Tel : 01373 830841 / 07923 611228
Web Site : www.barrowfarm.com
Caravan and Motorhome Club
5 Outfits Only
The certified location (CL) is located on our small farm, surrounded by pasture and nestled peacefully by the River Frome in Somerset. The site is spacious and level with a mix of hard standings and lawned pitches. All pitches have electric hook up and the site is well away from any road noise. Dogs are welcome if they are kept on a lead and there are plenty of good dog walks nearby with access to footpaths. The site is open all year and many of our visitors return year after year. Some visitors bring family and friends who stay in our comfortable one bedroom holiday cottage at the farm.
Barrow Farm is situated in the pretty village of Rode and is the perfect base for discovering this beautiful part of the West Country. The village has a thriving local shop and three good pubs that are all within walking distance. A bus service is available with links to Bath and Frome. The site is situated near the market town of Frome on the Somerset/Wiltshire border. The world heritage city of Bath is just ten miles away while the smaller towns of Warminster, Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon are also close by.
The site provides good access to nearby attractions including Longleat Safari Park, Farleigh Hungerford Castle and Iford Manor. Stonehenge, Stourhead, Lacock Abbey and Village and the Fox Talbot Museum, Dyrham Park, Bowood House and Gardens, Corsham Court and Wells Cathedral are all within a 45 minute drive away.
The local area is good for walkers with the Mendips, Cotswolds and Salisbury Plain all within easy reach. The Macmillan Way passes through Rode, as does the Wiltshire Cycleway for cyclists. Visitors may also fish in the nearby River.
Facilities : Suitable for Caravans Motorhomes, Easy access, Electric hook up available, Grass and Hardstanding, Scenic views, Dogs allowed, Holiday Cottage to rent.
Nearby : Fishing
Open : All year
Pitch Fee : from £12
Perfect for a local getaway!
We've stayed here twice recently, once in our twin axle caravan and this weekend in our motorhome. It has three hardstandings and a grass area of which we camped on during the Christmas period in the caravan. It was a little soft underfoot, but doable.We stayed on a hardstanding this time around. There's EHU, a place to empty grey water and the loo cassette. The site is lovely and quiet. Nearby is the Mill at Rode (a sort of gastro pub) which is very pleasant. We've stopped off for a couple of starters, as we didn't want a full blow meal. Good service - midrange prices. There is a pub in the village that we haven't visited yet, but it's on the agenda for another time. We know the area well, as we don't live far away, but it's worth a visit to Bradford on Avon to walk along the canal, the Tythe Barn and the town It's pretty and has a beautiful old bridge over the River Avon. Stop off at the Lock Inn Cafe run by Dick and Jane for some tasty good value food. Try the Boatmans Breakfast if you dare. It's a monster of a meal! It does get busy, because it's a great place to stop by, but bare with the queue to order and you won't be disappointed. We will visit again, as it's such a great place to chill out and wind down.
Quiet away from it all CL
CL owner Sarah pleasant and helpful, charges are £12 per night inc. EHU. Smallish sheltered paddock with some mainly immature trees. Part hard standing part grassed pitches are easy to site on. Ground flat-ish, we used levelling blocks on a pair of steadies to even out the undulating grass. River Frome not 100 metres away has pleasant walks along its banks. Strongly recommend the Cross Keys about a ten minute walk away in village centre for food and drinks. Little or no road noise but seems to be on a helicopter flight path not that they disturbed, more a point of note as it was unusual. Access to the CL requires care, the gateway isn’t tight but bends away. The track leading passed the farm house and outbuildings is twisty & narrow in parts but isn’t a problem if taken slowly. I saw a large twin axle with big car on site so they obviously made it. One point of minor irritation are the very inquisitive chickens. No doubt there is a cuteness factor as they range freely but is quickly replaced by the fact they get everywhere as they look for things to eat, probably because visitors have fed them in the past. Feeding means poohing and not so good is walking the evidence onto our van’s carpets! Have stayed here before when chickens weren’t in evidence. All that aside would recommend this CL.
A corker of a CL!
This is a lovely CL with welcoming and helpful owners. There are information leaflets, recycling and fresh eggs, all of which make it more than just a basic CL. Listening to the lambs bleeting in the neighbouring fields and watching the chickens wandering round, make you feel like you are a million miles from anywhere, but in reality within 20-30 minutes drive you can reach major towns and facilities. Would definately recommend this site and will most definately be back!! :o)
Superb CL site
We've stayed here a few times now and it ticks all my boxes. Peaceful site with three pubs in walking distance! The owners are incredibly helpful and even volunteered to drive me to hospital when I rather stupidly burned my hand on the stem of my Braai! Would highly recommend.
Very pleasant site, some hard standing . Well kept
Directions : Turn left off the A36 Bath - Warminster in Woolverton immediately past The House at Woolverton into road signposted Rode. Site on the right in 1 mile immediately past river bridge.