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

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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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Outstanding site, peace and tranquility

Birch Hill
Beautiful site..plenty of space between vans. Greated by staff and had choice of pitch plus all the information we needed. Our dogs loved the Dingle walk. Close proximity to various places of interest. Will definitely be booking again x

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Reviewed on 13/07/2021 09:02

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This was the first time we have had the advantage of a video of the road access within a couple of miles of a site and was very useful. This was then enhanced with detailed emails which helped us to plan our visit, and a friendly and thorough welcome from Ian to an emaculate site with fabulous views was second to none. We could not have asked for more from Ian and Janet and this site will definitely go on our top 10 list! Sue and Neal Clements

Neal Clements

Reviewed on 10/07/2021 21:44

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Lovely site.

Birch Hill
We stayed here for four nights in June 2021. Janet greeted us on arrival and showed us where we could pitch the caravan. Plenty of choice of pitches, each with their own dedicated water tap assigned. Two areas for elsan point, grey waste and recycling. The Dingle is a lovely dogs walk area which leads to footpaths across the fields. Very close to Ellesmere town which is very quaint. A fair selection of shops there and only a short walk to the mere, which is lovely. Top tip! Park by the co-op for 30p and hour and walk to the mere. Parking closer to the mere is a £1 and hour!. In all a good well kept site and we would be happy to return. Just wish the weather was as good.

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Reviewed on 06/07/2021 18:49

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IF YOU WANT PEACE AND QUIET THIS IS THE PLACE.

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We stayed at Birch Hill last week for 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ian made us very welcome and walked us around the site so we could choose a spot that suited us. Each outfit is allocated their own fresh water tap and because of the spot we chose could run our waste into the adjoining field. This is a very pleasant site very clean and spacious and the views and sunsets were great. Ellesmere has a lovely mere and we enjoyed watching the narrow boats coming and going on the canal. Ian gave us plenty of information on the surrounding area which we made good use of. This is definitely a site we will be returning to and we were sorry to leave last week.

Trevor McKenzie

Reviewed on 29/06/2021 12:16

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Lovely, peaceful, rural site on the border of Wales

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We stayed for 3 nights in June 2021 at this great CL in Shropshire. It’s a really private setting, a large site with plenty of choice of large pitches and the panoramic views from the top of the site are amazing. We were met by Ian, who showed us round and offered us pitch options. Each pitch currently has its own water tap, and ours was nice and close by. We were really impressed with the communication before and after our stay with lots of suggestions of places to go. A nice touch was the selection of dog friendly attractions – a must for us. Ellesmere can be easily reached by road or the scenic route via the fields. Although longer, the scenic route is much nicer. Just to be aware though for dog owners, most of the stiles are well sheep fenced or gaps too small for most dogs to go through. We ended up carrying our Beagle over – although he quite got used to it in the end! Ellesmere is a small town with a couple of delis, butcher and supermarkets. We visited a couple of pubs, walked along the canal and around the Mere, stopping for ice creams. The Boathouse by the Mere looks really nice too, although we didn’t visit this time. This site is well run by Ian and Janet and their hard work really shows. It’s definitely on our list to return to.

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Reviewed on 14/06/2021 11:54

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