We are Pete and Sara Bull and we enjoy welcoming visitors to Poplars Farm and seeing them relax and recharge their batteries. It is lovely to see many people return and bring friends. Whether you are new to camping & glamping or an old hand, we are happy to help you and chat or to leave you in peace. There is never a sense of over–crowding, because of the large camping area available.
The Farm has been in the family for over 70 years and had dairy cattle and pigs at one time and Pete also ran a successful firewood business, but we are semi~retired now with just a few chickens and ducks for lovely fresh eggs. We run the campsite with our black sprocker, Jess, having recently lost our lovely springer, Mack. Sad things aside, our four legged visitors are very welcome and generally super happy to be here.
We pride ourselves on running our camp site well and its beauty is in the magnificent views, as well as the low number of visitors even when full, allowing for a sense of being at one with nature. Red kites were overhead when the fields were mown in July and a woodpecker is a regular visitor. Swallows come every spring and young are swooping around the fields in late July and August. It's amazing that they come all the way from Africa.
We do not seek to increase capacity, but we are always looking for ways to improve the site whilst maintaining a wholesome camping experience for guests which is also good value for money. Developments over the last couple of years include separate facilities for the pod guests, improved washing up facilities for the campsite and upgraded shower for the pitches with underfloor heating. We've also been tidying up Pete's compound behind the pods ~ Pete does like his old machinery (aka 'What on earth do we need that for')
Despite being small, we do have flexibility in that we offer different types of accommodation, so some may stay in The Cottage or a pod, for example, and friends in a tent or motorhome. It's very interesting to meet all the different guests with various reasons for visiting Poplars Farm including wedding guests for nuptials at Shottle Hall, Alton Towers thrill seekers, Wild Park outdoor fun including quad biking, business people and contractors here from Monday to Friday, visitors to stately homes, to historical sites like Cromford Mill and many walkers, cyclists or water sports enthusiasts for Carsington. Derbyshire has so much to offer and it's great to see people making the most of it, which can sometimes involve sitting with a glass and a book ~ don't underestimate it!
In keeping with our desire for a peaceful experience for all, we have a quiet after 11pm policy.
Do contact us with any questions or special requirements and we will do our best.
The dog walk around
the ten acre site
washing up station
BBQs & Fire Pits allowed
'Spent a lovely weekend ...such a peaceful relaxing site ... excellent facilities'
'Great views ...would highly recommend'
'Great adult site. Owners friendly and helpful. Lovely views from pitch and beautiful sunsets.'