Kings Orchard Marina

Broad Lane, Huddlesford, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8SP

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

The Club CL site at Kings Orchard Marina on the Coventry canal is set in 20 acres of peaceful Staffordshire countryside close to the historic city of Lichfield. The marina has some 90 berths most of which will be taken up by traditional, brightly painted narrow boats - the floating caravans of Britain's unique canal heritage. There is an on site caretaker available to take your booking, direct you to your pitch and answer any questions you might have.

The CL site, which is level with grass pitches, is bordered by the canal on one side, and on the others by mature trees and has a fantastic view across the marina and far into the distance across open country. Water and electric hook ups are provided for each caravan or motor home, immaculate showers and toilets are a few steps away as is the Elsan disposal unit and there is a food preparation area at one end of the facilities building. Waste disposal facilities are provided. TV reception is good as is that for most mobile phone networks. Dotted around the beautifully landscaped, tree lined property are barbecues and seating areas free for all to enjoy. A secure gate leads onto the canal towpath offering pleasant walks in both directions. You will be provided with a key for this and other security gates for use during your stay.

There is a second larger facilities building housing the on site caretaker's office and shop selling maps, guide books, toilet chemicals, gas, coal and other items.

Kings Orchard Marina is close to many places of interest including The National Memorial Aboretum, the UK's centre of remembrance, Drayton Manor, home of Thomas the Tank Engine and many fantastic rides, Tamworth Castle, Foxfield standard gauge steam railway and the city of Lichfield with its 800 year old Cathedral. Ask our caretaker for guide books and directions to these and many other places worth visiting. Please note there is no public transport nearby.

If you are looking for somewhere special with plenty of space, peaceful and quiet and well away from the beaten track Kings Orchard Marina is for you. Sensibly priced with no irritating add ons for this that and the other, offering a warm welcome to adults, children and well behaved dogs from March to October with a terrific pub a short walk away and shops an easy car ride, we believe our newest CL site will appeal to all Caravan Club members looking to get away from it all and relax in the most tranquil of surroundings.

Fishing is also available from the Canal towpath (only with a licence).

Why not call our caretaker on 01543 433608 today and make a booking. You won't regret it!

Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

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Latest arrival time: 5:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 52.689906 / Lon -1.780967
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: From Whittington to Lichfield
  • Nearest train station: Trent Valley

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last minute booking for NEC caravan show

We were looking for a site close to the NEC but not too close as most of the immediate sites will be full for this. After the recent awful rain i was advised to pitch on the 'commercial site' next door as it had hard standings. the itches themselves are not great, the hard standing is the width of a caravan with muddy grass that you have to step on when getting in and out of van. the whole site was tight and without a mover I am unsure how you would actually pitch up. I was unhappy that the facilities are shared with all the boaters and both sites. we were unable to get satellite as the trees are immediately behind you due south. there is a great pub 10 minute walk down the canal and the free wifi and serviced pitch was a bonus. I would return, but only when there has been prolonged dryness as it was too muddy.
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The site was good but even though the CL was not busy the site on the whole was with there being another 11 pitch site and many permanent narrow boats at the site. The grass had not been cut in over a week and the facilities were not very clean. Ian the caretaker was great and did his best to sort out the booking mistake made by the site. On the whole we were disappointed at £19.50 per night.
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Cannot wait to return

Stayed here for 2 nights so that we could attend a concert at the National Memorial Arboretum. Very friendly and very helpful site managers.Got stuck in a traffic jam but a quick call to them allayed my fears that we would be stuck outside the gate all night! Extremely well kept site, even after no rainfall for such a long time. Very good facilities. Huge grass pitches with your own EHU and Water point. A key to access the toilet/shower cubicles which were clean, spacious and the first time I have encountered 2 shower heads, both of which worked!! The key also unlocks the gate onto the tow path which runs along the back of the CL. Ten minutes walk along the path brings you to The Plough where we had an excellent meal at a reasonable price. I also liked the fact that we had a code for the main gate which meant we could return from the concert at 11.30 and still get access, unlike other club sites where you are locked out at 11. The Arboretum is 10 mins away, Lichfield is 10 mins in the opposite direction. Easy to get to in the van and a large supermarket easy to access. I liked Lichfield a lot! The only small niggle is that there is a "hum" from the A38 which is not far away, but it is not intrusive and is hardly noticeable at night, and it means you have easy access to main routes. I will certainly be returning. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Great Weekend Stay

We have just returned from our 1st weekend stay at this site and we are not disappointed at all! Unfortunately the CL was fully booked when we rang but we booked a pitch on the marina's private, hardstanding site which is within the same complex and the same price. Upon arrival it was evident that the Marina was very well looked after and we especially liked the water points for each pitch making life just that little bit easier..... The pitches are large and we have plenty of room for our 7m + motorhome and awning without feeling cramped and the CL was the same with plenty of room for 5 set up's without looking through one another's windows as you may see on some other CL's. The facilities could not be faulted and accessible using the key (£20 returnable deposit required) and this also allowed access to the towpath where after a short, peaceful walk, takes you to the Plough Inn, however, we did not go in, this time, but I'm sure we will return. The staff were so helpful and welcoming which always makes for a good stay. Overall, a great location, great facilities, great staff and plenty to do (if you want to) ad already looking forward to our next visit.
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Wonderful friendly site

Wonderful site, warm welcome, nothing was to much trouble, the toilet/shower blocks very clean with full shower room facilities, well maintained secure site. Through the site gate was the canal, views are amazing. 15 minutes stroll down the canal was The Plough pub which does great food and good beer, very friendly staff. We only stayed one night, and wished we could have stayed a couple more, we will be back again. We would highly recommend this lovely peaceful site.

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