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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last holiday of the year

Lovely location lots of information We pitched on the bottom field and had the same problems as a previous reviewer ( haypool6 ) The owners dog Honey came down twice a day to leave piles of mess very close to the caravan and no one came to clean it up. Eventually I asked the owner to clean it up as it was like living in a dogs toilet and was told " Well it is the dogs home " Also there is no rule for caravaners to keep their dog on a lead and I think they thought the bottom field was an exercise field We have been caravaners for 30 years and this is the first time we had reason to complain We wont be visiting Birch Hill again.

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Lovely well kept site

It was or last opportunity to caravan this year and with very short notice we were able to book a pitch on this lovely site. We were influenced by the previous reviews and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely warm welcome from Janet and were given a welcome pack. The site is in a lovely elevated position and we have some lovely photos of sunrises and sunsets as well as the early morning mists and frosts. We lost 2 days because of the rain but it didn't put us off. Lovely day in Shrewsbury (17 miles away)and we used the Park & Ride at Harlescote to travel into the city, only costs £2.00 each or £1.00 each for concessions. We will definitely return in the New Year when the weather is better to properly explore Ellesmere and Oswestry, the site and eggs are both excellent.
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What a charming site from the time of arrival to our departure we were treated in a professional manor, we were allowed to choose our pitch and park on two our car on one and our unit on the other, very clean and well groomed site peaceful sleeps x 3 nights, Ian and Janet were lovely hosts, please try the fresh farm eggs available, very tasty they were eggslent!!!!!! The site only takes five units and is set in countryside surroundings but less that 1 mile from Ellsemere Town. Our visit was 12/13/14 September 2020 and we, my wife and I would highly recommend this site.

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Nicely kept peaceful place

Lovely well kept peaceful site. Friendly welcome on arrival, good choice of pitch in well maintained surroundings. Just over a mile walk into local town, Ellesmere, with good local facilities, including shop's, pubs and eating places. Easy Access to local towns and tourism locations. Recommended.
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We spent a couple of nights here this week and found the site to be excellent. The proprietors are very welcoming and provide a very comprehensive welcome pack with detailed information on local attractions. We have added Birch Hill to our list of Old Favourites to visit when we venture that way
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