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

Recycling Facilities

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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 8 day stay at Birch Hill, as expected a warm welcome from owners, and their dogs. This has to be one of the best CL sites in the country, plenty of space, good for dogs, WIFI included in the price, and some great places to visit. All for £12 a night. We will of course be returning soon.

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Perfection! Geronimo the Motorhome, Wilf, Willow and their owner...Jo

This CL is as close to my idea of perfection. A very large, well tended plot with fabulous views wherever you decide to pitch. The hosts were charming, informative and so welcoming. The site undulates, which adds to its charm and there are plenty of level plots to choose from. Indeed, one is spoilt for choice such is the thoughtful layout of this CL. The site is easily accessible and there are fabulous, level walks from the site into Ellesmere; a charming little town with a huge Mere and canals which can all be explored by foot. Motorhomes are well catered for both at the site and in the town, with free parking right next to the canal basin. The town is also a foodie heaven! The welcome pack provided by the hosts are full of ideas and suggestions on how to maximise your ideas for an interesting and enjoyable stay. I only wish I could have stayed longer! Dog owners are well catered for with 'The Dingle' for exercise as well as footpaths nearby. The family golden retrievers 'Honey' and 'Amber' were friendly with our 2 dogs willingly bringing and sharing their cuddly toys. I even got to see 'Amber's' 8 puppies...sweet! All in all, this CL has justly earned its rewards so far. I really cannot wait to return!

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We enjoyed a serene and relaxing 4 days with fabulous views in beautiful weather. Couldn't ask for anything better! The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and the area is one of our favourite places in the UK.
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Only stayed one night as we are only on our 4th time out and still finding our feet ( and still working full time) but we are soooo coming back here ! It was everything we wanted and then some. Met by the owners parents ( as they were away),the site explained, and a fabulous welcome pack with suggested itinery given... if only we could have stayed longer we would certainly have made use. And dad speaks Welsh which suited ‘him indoors’ 😊. The site is huge and only a CL ! More hook up points than it can take, so space is amazing. 180 degrees of clear blue sky ( always helps). Water, grey waste and brown waste disposal ponts too. 16 amps and wifi. It was too hot to walk pooch in the day, so just had to sit looking over the beautiful English Countryside with a beer in hand, and we were treated to a Red Arrows fly past ... ( surely they didnt arrange that 😆) . After dinner went on a walk suggested by owners parents, easy to follow took a couple of hours and we didnt get lost. So much we didnt have time to see and yet we still loved every minute. Pooch especially liked the Dingle walk this morning before we packed up to leave. Just want to say thankyou and ‘da iawn’ to the owners.

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What a lovely place to stay, peaceful, well organised, dog friendly, people friendly and plenty of room for all 5 caravans! A very well looked after CL. Great place to stay for all the surrounding attractions in Shropshire and Wales, all easy to get to with good road links. Loads of places to visit, local walks along the Mere and the canal too. Highly recommended 😀
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