Birch Hill

The Cross, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0LP

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  • 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.

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

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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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

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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Another wonderful stay!

Managed to stay longer this time on our return visit to Birch Hill - lovely site and enjoyed our stay again and friendly help from Ian much appreciated. Saw more of the local area this time with wonderful visits to Chirk and Powis NT sites plus a great walk to the castle ruins at Llangollen. We’ll be back again soon hopefully.
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This was our first visit to Birch Hill, and what a lovely few days we had, greeted by the Major, who was informative and a joy to meet, plenty of space and was all kept in superb condition, very relaxing, and not to far from lots of places of interest, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be returning........

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Lovely little site

Site is well signposted from the main road and access is very easy. Quiet site with large pitches and lots of space. The weather was atrocious when we stayed, rain, hail and snow but the very helpful owners provided us with duckboards to walk from the caravan to the car!!! Views are lovely I just wish we had better weather as this would be a lovely site to sit outside and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Would like to return as it is very close to the Mere and would not hesitate to recommend it.

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Birch Hill

Easy access,well away from road,lovely countryside views. On arrival, comprehensive details regarding site,local attractions,places to visit and all emergency services. This was supported with an extremely good information pack,kept for stay duration. Site cat friendly ..ours was quite happy! Site very neat,clear recycling signage. Plenty places to visit in local area,nice walks along canals....even in the snow! Enjoyed our visit so much returned after two weeks.. it snowed again but that made the views even better. We will return..still plenty to explore.Friendly peaceful site, friendly dogs and the chickens to provide fresh eggs!

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I can only endorse previous comments that the site was a pleasure to stay at. Easy booking on line comprehensive information received about the area which was welcome as we have nit stayed in the area before. Compassion shown for my disabled wife by the owners when selecting a pitch. The site was well indicated on the main road which was appreciated. Would not hesitate to stay at the site again and represents all that is good with a CL site well done

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