The Laurels

Rye Bank, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5QX

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  • Families
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

This little gem of a site has open views across fields and countryside. With hardstanding for your caravan and a lawned area at the side.

The area is peaceful and quiet and walking/cycling is easy from the site with Wem only a mile away. Hawkstone Park and Ellesmere Lakes are within 5 miles.

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
SY4 5QX
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Lat 52.87715 / Lon -2.7265
OS field ref:
SJ512314
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Wem

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Lovely site

The Laurels
Smashing site 30 minutes walk outside Wem. Country lanes are a pleasure to cycle and very quiet and almost traffic free. Great location for visiting Shropshire Falconry which my wife did....highly recommended. Site is very peaceful overlooking fields. Shropshire Way goes each direction close to site. Wem is a very nice town with nice pubs/shops. Plenty to visit nearby. Definitely returning Now on non metered electric and £15 a night Well done to the owners Thanks Mel and Steve

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Great site

The Laurels
This is a lovely site set in a great location with access to some beautiful walks. Electricity was provided and hardstanding was fine for our camper van. We walked into Wem a few times and walked back once on the Shropshire Way. Unfortunately, the weather was very changeable and so that route got very wet and muddy, so we walked via the road in subsequent trips. Another lovely walk was to Dobson Bridge and the disused arm of the Llangollen canal. Again, the weather was shocking which meant that we had to return earlier than we had hoped. We didn't make it to Loppington, but fancied a trip to the Dickin Arms - maybe next time! We went to The Castle for a meal - difficult under current Covid regulations, but we still had a lovely meal in the beer garden. The White Lion was also a welcome stop on out first night and also served food in the beer garden. We will definitely be returning to this site and hope for better weather next time!

GrantI

Reviewed on 12/05/2021 17:46

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The Laurels
Stayed October 2020 in motorhome. Used it to visit the Shropshire Falconry less than a mile away. (Fantastic Jessops photography experience) Site is five hardstandings. Metered electric but lasts ages. Quiet country location at side of farm but only 30 minutes walk along shropshire way footpath to Wem. Excellent cycling and walking opportunities. Chemical waste and cold water tap which in covid times are all you need, just use the van. Owner is friendy and helpful. You feel right out of the way on the site. Currently £10 a night represents very good value. Well done the owners. Will be back again

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Wonderful peace and quite

The Laurels
Stayed here in August 2015, very peaceful and quite, only the sound of the cows in the morning to awaken us.  The site is basic with no facilities but does have electic hook up (approx £1 per night) fresh water and waste facilities.  Access is a little tricky but we just drove slowly.  The nearest town, Wem, is small and has limited facilites, but it does have rail access to Shrewsbury and Chester. Pubs in the town are generally small (no theme pubs) and authentic and sell lovely Shropshire ales.  Walking in the area is fabulous and was our main reason to visit. Overall we loved it and can't wait to go back

Phil Hawkins

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Reviewed on 24/08/2015 10:48

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Smashing CL with miles of quiet lanes for cycling...

The Laurels
Smashing little site with open views across fields, and miles and miles of relatively car-free country lanes for cycling. Hardstanding for the 'van, and awning can be pitched on lawned sidebar. Owners very pleasant and helpful. Electricity by card system, but we used less than a fiver's worth in 8 days - although space heater wasn't on. If coming from Whitchurch the turning off the B5476 just north of the one described, is much better. Also, when you come across the CL sign on the lamp post, don't be fooled into thinking you've arrived - the CL is about another 150 metres up the lane! We will definitely be returning...

Mothman

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Reviewed on 14/07/2014 19:12

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