Birch Hill

The Cross, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0LP

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

An award-winning caravan site in the beautiful lake-lands of Shropshire. Voted ‘Best Small Site’ in the UK by readers of ‘Practical Caravan’ magazine in 2014, 2013 and 2012. Caravan Club "CL of the Year" 2007. Regional winner 2006. This family-run site was established in 1982 and is on a quiet field with easy access on a former farm.

Featured in the Club Magazine in February 2005 with the following praise: "a nice CL from which to marvel... spacious... hook-ups... woodland walkies track... information packs for newcomers... Great Site, lovely location and always a warm welcome..." The owners are active caravanners and Club members in their own right.

Ellesmere is a friendly little Saxon market town in the middle of Shropshire's beautiful Lake District.  It marks the junction of the rural Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals. The CL enjoys pleasant panoramic views across a wide expanse of green gently rolling hills and on a clear day you can see 9 counties.

A good base for a short stay or longer holiday. The CL is just 2 miles from North Wales and within 20 minutes to about an hour you could be at one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites or numerous castles, historic houses and National Trust properties. Birch Hill is on one of the main Land's End to John o'Groats cycle routes and Ellesmere is a lovely spot for country walks and bird-watching, especially around the Meres.

The site is located over 200 metres up a private drive. It is discretely away from the public road with pitches in sight of the farm, which is in a pleasant, safe, rural back-water. Access for caravans is good, with wide gateways and a Tarmac drive. The drive is about a quarter of a mile from the lane, which reinforces the feeling of a quiet secluded site. Birch Hill is close enough to a quiet 'A' Road to give easy access, but far enough to be away from road noise.

Please check our website for availability and booking calendar.

Dogs very welcome (owners have a Golden Retriever called Amber).

Dedicated tap for each pitch situated nearby.

Free Wi-Fi at this CL.

Information pack available on arrival.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

2 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
SY12 0LP
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GPS:
Lat 52.922362 / Lon -2.903255
OS field ref:
SJ397365
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Shrewsbury, Oswestry
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Liverpool (46 miles)

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Exceptional CL & perfect Location

Birch Hill
Arrived on the 22nd September for our 2 night stay. We received a very a very pleasant welcome & perfect reception including a guided tour of the facilities, pointing out the many local attractions & places to visit. The site is spacious with a good range of pitches to choose from, most with gorgeous views. A very relaxing visit all round and absolutely perfect hosts to boot. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed on 29/09/2021 11:08

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an excellent site.

Birch Hill
An excellent site well run and maintained, close to local amenities. we will be returning.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2021 18:52

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Lovely peaceful site

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I arrived on a Tuesday afternoon, having booked this site at short notice using their own online booking system. It was easily accessible from the A525. I was able choose where to pitch and the site was on two levels. The ground was fairly flat on well mown grass ( they also had grass covered hard standing pitches). I was able to buy Elsan green toilet fluid from the owners as their waste disposal does not cater for the blue ( this pointed out on their website). During my stay I managed to visit Ellesmere, I travelled to Bridgemere garden centre and also to Chirk where I caught a train to the North Wales coast. The weather was good which made my short break all the more enjoyable.

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Reviewed on 27/08/2021 21:10

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Lovely site , peaceful and quiet, well organised, helpful and friendly. Just what we like so will return at a later date.

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Reviewed on 21/08/2021 10:12

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This is a great site, which is peaceful and tranquil. We had a great few days here and cannot wait to return! The owners are friendly and helpful and helped us to choose the best pitch for our needs.

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Reviewed on 18/08/2021 11:09

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