Gate Farm

Visitor Information

CL information | Public Transport | Fuel and cash | Caravan repairs & accessories | Emergency Numbers

CAMC website - West Midlands - Solihull
CL no. 1545 - Sites Directory & Handbook 2021-22 page 468
Postcode: CV8 1NW - view on map


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Tractor turning hayHaymaking at Gate Farm

We have made changes to the CL to increase social distancing and hygiene - please read here.

Please download our map and directions showing recommended routes for towing and motorhomes (A4 PDF). This includes more detailed directions than those in the CAMC handbook and website.
IMPORTANT - DO NOT FOLLOW SAT-NAV when approaching from the north or west, as you may be directed to very narrow single-track lanes with low trees and no passing places.

See also: Recommended Routes to and from NEC.

Susie Hammett and members of her family live on site and will be pleased to help you with anything you need. Please let us know of anything we can do to improve your stay.

Caravan and Motorhome Club members are welcome all year round and all types of outfit can be accommodated - caravans, motorhomes (up to 8.5m), campervans and trailer tents.

Gate Farm is a working farm, so please be aware of machinery, children and animals and drive at walking pace once you enter the farm drive.

Children must be supervised at all times and dogs must be kept on a lead, including while on the CL.

For your safety, do not enter the farm buildings and do not approach or feed the animals. Speed limit is 5 mph (walking speed) at all times.

4G Mobile and Freeview television reception are both good on the site.

Being close to Birmingham Airport, planes pass intermittently, but at other times the site is peaceful.

CL information, terms and conditions

Please also note the following:

Public Transport

Buses on service 87A from the CL entrance now run peak hours, Monday to Friday only (2 morning and 2 afternoon in each direction) to Balsall Common and Coventry and to Knowle and Solihull (for trains to Birmingham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon) - see timetables & fares. The bus will stop on request by giving a clear arm signal to the driver. On return, request to be set down at Gate Farm between Fen End and Temple Balsall.

In addition an hourly service on routes 88 and 88A from Fen End Cross Roads (Oldwych Lane East - 1¼ miles) serves Balsall Common, Knowle and Solihull.

Trains from Berkswell (3 miles, free parking) take you to the N.E.C., Birmingham, and Coventry. May save money and time to get to NEC events which have a car park charge. Station car park has height barrier but there is also on-street parking in Hallmeadow Road, off the roundabout (less than 5 mins walk).

Dorridge Station (4 miles, parking charge) also serves Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are two car parks, one to the left of the station and the Chiltern Railways one - turn immediately right under the railway bridge on Station Road.

Taxis:

Local pubs, places to eat and food shops page
or see Local Information sheet (PDF) for postcodes and telephone numbers.

Fuel

Balsall Common: Shell (2m) CV7 7DN 01676 530 260
Balsall Common: Sainsburys (3m) CV7 7EU 01676 514 700
Knowle (2.5m): Knowle Filling Station (Esso) B93 0JD 01564 770 910

Gas

Countrywide/Flogas: Gibbs Brothers (1.5m): Fen End CV8 1PY 01676 533 396

Calor :
Knowle (2.5m): Knowle Filling Station (Esso) B93 0JD 01564 770 910
Knowle Wyndley Garden Centre (3m): B93 0DX 01564 777 106

Cash Machines

There are machines in both Balsall Common (2.5m) and Knowle (3m).

Caravan & Motorhome Parts & Accessories

Kenilworth: Caravan Accessories Ltd (6m) CV8 2FD 0844 414 2324
Leek Wootton: Broadlane Leisure Limited (8m) CV35 7RD 01926 858 880
Arley: Jacksons of Old Arley (13m): CV7 8HN 01676 540 878

Mobile servicing and repairs

Brents Mobile Caravan Services 07985 657 246
Top2Bottom Mobile Servicing (Gary Morris) 07542 589 685

Emergency Numbers

Gate Farm: 01676 532187 - or mobile 07812 150 732

Accident and Emergency:

Doctors: Balsall Common & Meriden Group Practice (3m) CV7 7RW 01676 935000

Pharmacies:

Dentists:

Vets:

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