Glebe Farm Caravan Site

Wroxeter Vineyard Estate, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6BF

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Glebe Farm is set in the idyllic village of Wroxeter, 4 miles East of Shrewsbury on the B4380. In walking distance are the famous Roman Vineyard and the Wroxeter Roman City and also adjacent is Wroxeter Hotel. The site is very tranquil and sheltered, set on a small farm. The pitches are spacious on a large level area of field, which is actually a Roman scheduled monument in our ownership. There are views of the vineyard, the resident alpacas are alongside and views of the Wrekin, a local land mark. 

Shrewsbury medieval town is some 4 miles away and is the birthplace of Charles Darwin. It is known as the town of flowers and the Dingle in the Quarry Park in the town centre was created by the famous gardener Percy Thrower. There are many individual shops along with the well known major stores. In August each year the Shrewsbury Flower Show is held in the Quarry Park which is second to Chelsea in size.

Some 4 miles East of Wroxeter is the UNISEF world heritage site of Ironbridge and there are some ten museums to visit in the Ironbridge Gorge.

The Wrekin, set in the Shropshire plain is an ideal walking hill and also the nearby South Shropshire Hills.

Nearby to the caravan site in Atcham is The National Trusts, Attingham Park and on many weekends the National Trust hold special events. 

Nearby is the Severn Valley railway in Bridgnorth and the town is a lovely place to visit. Also nearby is Much Wenlock, the home of the modern day Olympic Games. It is a stunning town to visit with many quaint shops. Another beautiful town is Church Stretton, often called Little Switzerland because it is surrounded by hills. It has quaint shops very upmarket, also Ludlow a beautiful town and has its famous food festival with many Michelin star restaurants outside of London.

Wroxeter is only some one and a half to two hours from the Welsh coast. A base to stop on the way to the seaside or to stay for a countryside holiday in unique surroundings.

Now, Wroxeter itself also known as Roman Viroconium or Uriconium was the fourth largest Roman city in the United Kingdom. It is owned and managed by English Heritage, apart from the land of the Glebe Farm. Wroxeter was one of the first archaeological visitor attractions in the country. The site museum and audio tour reveal how Wroxeter worked in its heyday. In 2010 a project between English Heritage and Channel 4 saw a Roman town house built. A programme went out on the building called `ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY`.

The caravan park is close to the River Severn and many tourist attractions. It is on a cycle and walking route. Buses run from by the Museum to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Telford.

David and Christine Millington and family welcome you to their caravan park.

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  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Lat 52.6713889 / Lon -2.645
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Shrewsbury

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Don't whine, but wine

When review stars are 2x 1, 2x 2 & 2x 5, result is an overall 3 stars you begin to wonder. We had a Red Letter voucher for the near-by vineyard tour so we thought we would try it regardless. Vineyard and CL are owned by the same family, but quite different members of it. We understood they were next door. So with an afternoon wine tasting, we could walk there & back easily. Yes on a map they are virtually adjacent. However getting there means leaving the CL by the entrance, down a country lane, through the village, (Quite interesting) and up a track. Which took us a 1/4 of an hour. The 3 hour tour, wine-tasting, afternoon tea were very good. We had booked 2 nights on the CL so we could do this. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was part of my 70th birthday treat, and was appreciated. The CL. - I tell friends a CL is a farmer's field with a tap, emptying point, and bins. Maybe electricity. Which it was. Directions - we went down the correct lane. There is a sign pointing to the CL fastened to a highways department sign. Everything in the area is overgrown, so we nearly didn't see it. As it was we had to back maybe a couple of feet. The turn is tight. Then there is a sign pointing to the entrance which you suddenly find is by you. Again not a lot of room. But we got there without any real problem. CL - The field is a good size. There are 6 electric points. However a couple are under trees where the branches might make a noise over night. One is opposite with as good a view as you could want in the middle of a farming county. The grass had obviously been allowed to grow longish, then was cut so it lay in strips down the field. And trod into the caravan. We have caravanned for 40 years, on all kinds of sites. This is a farmer's field with basic facilities. Everything was there and worked. I have been to some CL's which were far better, with all kinds of facilities probably in an out house, hard standing even. Others are basic but full-filling all the requirements. This is basic. To pay, we left the money in a letter box outside the bungalow by the vineyard and phoned the owner to say what we had done. Later we saw her walking her dog, she waved. I was not woken up by a cockerel as other have been. However one morning I was aware of on in the distance. This is not a 1 star or 5 star CL It is a basic site fulfilling all requirements. It was certainly value. It is not impossible that we will return, as there are so many other things in the area to do.
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Eventually found the site by chance, directions poor. Unable to contact owner on arrival at an empty field so no one around to direct us & no info in site of where owner lived , so just pitched where we wanted. No issues with the electrics but then we were the only one using it. Chemical toilet & waste disposal area in very poor state, rubbish hadn’t been removed from previous weeks. Owner arrived on our 3rd day to collect the fees & apologised about the length of the grass, why we couldn’t contact her & the general state of the Waste area saying it was due to sickness in the family. However looking at previous reviews this excuse had been used for several months . Even with the issues the owner still charged us more than website quote, saying electric was extra Will not be returning

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Overcharged and no power moved to another CL nearby disgraceful

Refused to stay here after our arrival and moved on to another site. Tried to charge us more than the prices advertised on arrival. Only 3 of the pitches had power, (I had booked before arrival) as we were the last to arrive we didn't get any, but didn't know this until we were told to disconnect as it was tripping the site. Electricity was supplied by a cable running from the hotel, the whole hotel tripped if you turned anything on. It was cold and with small children and no heating we had to either move to another CL or go home as I had not packed enough bedding to keep us warm. Told that new power was going to be installed the following week - no good for us - but intereting to see that reviews left after we were there in June are still reporting the power problems. Grass was uncut and was told the owner was ill, again months after going this still seems to be an issue. Would not recommend to anyone. very disappionted

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We were very disappointed with this site. It is need of some TLC. I appreciate there has been illness in the family but to be charging £14.00 PUN with electric it needs to been tidied up and a better electricity supply added. On 2 of the 5 nights we stayed, there were 7 and 8 units on site and the electric supply was not enough. It kept tripping out! The surrounding area is lovely and the alpacas kept us entertained in the mornings after we had been woken up at 5.30am by the cockerel. The chemical disposal also needs attention and personally l feel it should not be within the same place as the recycling. We will not be returning to this site.

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No Sleep !

If you are one of those people who can sleep through a fire alarm, then you will have no problems here. However, if you like your sleep to be uninterrupted then find somewhere else as there is a cockerel that started before dawn around 04.00 and continued unabated until gone 11.00am when we left. The field is just that a field and if it should rain will be nothing but huge puddles. Not somewhere we would ever return too. As a footnote, we were charged £14.00 not £12 as stated.
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