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 Honey).

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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Just returned from Birch Hill Farm CL site after five days had a lovely time. Had a lovely welcome from Owner Major Kelly went through all the facilities and Covid Procedures on Site very Good. Hardstanding Pitch with a tap nearby and Bins very clearly allocated. Ellesmere lovely place plenty to do with all Shops and Walks for our two dogs. Went into the Red Lion Pub Dog Friendly made us very welcome and Meals very affordable will be returning soon thank you for a lovely few days.
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Recently returned from a few days at Birch Hill and what a lovely find. Hard standing pitches, carefully disguised with grass, ehu and a tap for each pitch, along with excellent views. We were welcomed by Ian who explained everything clearly and quickly settled in, probably due to the fact that it was throwing it down (the day since described as the wettest October day since records began). Despite that we really enjoyed our stay, Ellesmere is a lovely place and we only wish we could have spent longer around the mere. We would definitely visit again.

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Just had a long weekend at Birch Hill, our first stay at this lovely CL and it won't be our last. Has lovely far reaching views from all pitches. The "hard" pitches are grass with the plastic grills underneath so no problems in wet weather. Plenty of space around the pitches too - 3 in one part of farm and 2 in the lower part with plenty of water & power points. In summer when ground is hard you can pitch anywhere and there is loads of space so will be nice to do that,but was definitely too wet in October so the hard pitches were fine. The bins etc were emptied regularly and all very clean and tidy with recycling and hand sanitiser provided. The site was lovely and peaceful and owners very friendly and welcoming. Ellesmere is a nice quirky little town with independent shops and a few proper pubs/places to eat. It's a 25 minute easy walk into Ellesmere from the site with a pavement all the way. Went for a lovely walk to Colemere which was in the really handy leaflet given to us on arrival. Would highly recommend this site if you like peace, quiet, lovely scenic views, a walk into a town and plenty of space. Also glamping pods too for friends / family which are in a separate area from vans. We loved it.
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Even with a wet day in September and Covid19 to cope with, our reception at this CL was efficient and welcoming. Our pitch was perfect with lovely views and the area including Ellesmere and the surrounding lakes excellent. We will be back!

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We have just had a 14 day stay at this wonderful site. It was nothing short of excellent in all respects. Beautiful views, quiet, spacious and immaculately kept with ample water and electricity supply points. Ian and Janet were so friendly and helpful. We were supplied prior to our arrival with comprehensive information about things to see and do in the area together with shopping and emergency contact details. Ian and Janet were always on hand if any assistance or further information was needed. This is definitely one location we would recommend and will definitely return in the future.

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