Birch Hill

The Cross, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0LP

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • 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

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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:
126

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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The beauty of Shropshire captured in one site!

Birch Hill
This was our very first site when we bought our motorhome back in Oct 2020. That stay was a bit wet and although we enjoyed ourselves we couldnt really appreciate the site and its surroundings at its best. Roll on to Aug 2022 and wow did we enjoy the great weather from the site as we basked in the sunshine. There were plenty of slots with both water and EHU and the chemical waste and recycling facilities were neatly tucked away in a corner. The slot we picked wasnt flat but it gave us the views we wanted and so with the use of ramps we made it work. During our first visit we didnt appreciate how close to the town the site is. Its a mile and has a pavement all the way and so is easy enough to get to and enjoy the Mere and the canal walk it can lead onto. We walked from the site all the way to Cole Mere via the canal and then back to the marina in ElseMere before walking back through town for a deserved drink at the Boarhouse Restaurant. Ian and Janet are very welcoming to their site and they provide a plethora of useful information for you so that you can make the most of your visit, We only stayed the weekend but we could have spent a week here if we had been able to. Being so close to Chester its definitley on our 'go to' list of sites for the future. Well done Ian and Janet!

Simon and Sarah

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Reviewed on 10/08/2022 08:23

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Stunning Location with amazing views & made to feel really welcome by Ian & Janet

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Birch Hill Farm will be our 'go to' place whenever we need a break away from it all. Both Ian and Janet made us feel so very welcome - they have a beautiful CL and the views are stunning. It was so peaceful and you can choose whichever pitch you want - superb. It was our first time away in our new caravan and we were very nervous but it all went to plan and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ian also gave us plenty of leaflets of things to do around the area and gave us pointers of where we could eat that he recommended. We loved it that much we paid for an extra night (even though we couldn't use it as we had work the following day) just so we could stay until tea time on the Sunday - we felt completely relaxed by the time we went home and can't wait to return in the near future. Thoroughly recommend The Boat Inn at Erbistock - fantastic place for food and a drink overlooking the river. Local walk around Colemere was great too. A massive thanks to Ian and Janet

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Reviewed on 28/07/2022 14:09

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Had a lovely weekend break at Birch hill farm. Great views, ease of choosing your own pitch, gentle cycle into Ellesmere town which has lots of pubs and eateries. Will definitely return! Thank you

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Reviewed on 26/07/2022 09:38

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We went to this site for the first time quite a few years ago and decided to return. It is a lovely site, very peaceful with great views, also neat and tidy with plenty of water taps. The “Dingle” dog walk was great, our Golden Retrievers enjoyed it and particularly enjoyed the shade when really sunny. The owners dogs were adorable and so well behaved. Unfortunately we had a crisis while on site and Janet was lovely and helpful. We will be back.

Tammie Caravan Nuts

Reviewed on 23/07/2022 13:27

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Welcomed by the owners who very very helpful in solving a problem with my wife's scooter. For which, many thanks! Pleasant and peaceful site. We enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed on 19/07/2022 17:34

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