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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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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A very welcoming site

From booking to arriving, the owners of this site have thought of everything. We received very detailed directions and what to expect on site via email before our stay. Upon arrival, the owner gave us an amazingly thorough welcome and run through of the site and the welcome pack. The location was beautiful and peaceful. It is a great base for visiting lots of places of interest. Will definitely stay there again but for longer so we can enjoy all the site has to offer.

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peace and quiet, great locaction, maintained to a high standard,highly recommended
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What can I say?? Our second visit to this fantastic site, we first came in 2014, still a fantastic place to stay, my wife and I were were made to feel more than at home and even had the most secluded pitch we have ever had. Arrived early Friday the 12th April, after pitching we took a walk along the road to Ellesmere for a few drinks and tea, found some fantastic little pubs (all the locals are very friendly) has tea and strolled back to Birch Hill. Saturday we walked across the fields to Ellesmere Lake, what a lovely walk, much nicer than the road. Wondered back and sat in the sunshine, managed to stay out of the cold wind. Will we be going back?? Most certainly, Ian and Janet keep a fantastic site, spotlessly clean well planned and with a lovely pitch hidden away. Keep your eyes open for the fox on treeline a cross the field. Thanks again for such a fantastic site. All the best Paul & Jessica.

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Our first stay here & it won't be our last. Very spacious site & plenty of choice for pitching. Peaceful with beautiful views of open countryside. Nice walk into Ellesmere (approx 15-20mins) - lovely little town with local shops, canal & mere. Bakery & butchers are excellent! Will definitely return 🙂
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Another Perfect Week

So you’re looking for a clean, quiet, very well maintained CL with lots of room, easy access, wonderful views and friendly knowledgeable hosts; with very little light pollution so that you can see a million stars in a dark night sky; that enjoys close proximity to many interesting locations of a rich 18th century industrial heritage; with many local eateries offering a range of genre and price; and offers several beautiful local walks to burn off those calories; is close to shops, small and large. That’s what we look for, which is why we keep returning to Birch Hill. Thank you Ian and Janet, another perfect week and you even managed wonderful weather! See you again soon.
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