Kings Orchard Marina

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

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  • Dogs
  • 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 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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Latest arrival time: 5:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
WS13 8SP
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Lat 52.689906 / Lon -1.780967
OS field ref:
SK150103
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Transport links

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

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Kings Orchard Marina
Well we have just spent the most amazing weekend here! The weather just made it for us, as we were there during the UK's hottest day on record. We found the site and the staff to be lovely. Nice, well kept CL surrounded by trees. The pitches in the private area reminded us somewhat of a French campsite; hedged and a little rustic, which we absolutely loved. Toilets and showers always clean and lots of bbqs dotted around the site. Some lovely walks around the area, including pretty canal towpath walks and great pub serving fab ales and food. Definitely a keeper for us!

Dawnanne

Caravanner

Reviewed on 20/07/2022 00:05

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Kings Orchard Marina
Did a 1 night stay without the kids as an extremely rare treat! We opted to stay on the CL part of the site, a small field at the top of the site. It was so quiet up there, surrounded by trees. 5 pitches in a horseshoe on grass. We had the first pitch and could see the boats from the bedroom window. There were full facilities, showers, toilets, washing up area, elsan point. Key for the towpath and a 10 minute walk brings you to a popular country pub. We sat in the sunshine in the beer garden and watched boats cruise down the canal, had lovely pizza, then strolled back for an extremely well rested night. We will definitely be back.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 03/07/2022 08:03

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Lovely site and area, but a few issues..

Kings Orchard Marina
We arrived on the Thursday of the Jubilee weekend, with a booking that we had made in early March. On arrival, we were told quite sternly that we were not booked and that they had NO space for us, despite me producing an email confirmation of our booking… eventually, the staff ‘found’ a pitch for us as long as we didn’t mind sharing an electric post. We sited the van on the hard standing and immediately found lots of glass on the pitch. There were also large ruts from a vehicle on the grass area (which had not been mowed for a good couple of weeks) for the awning, making this area very bumpy. I reported this to staff who immediately came and cleared the glass. They were very good and apologised very much for the problems we had had. They charged us two nights for a three night stay by way of compensation, which we felt was more than generous. The site itself is beautiful, right by the marina and is well laid out. Facilities are good and are cleaned regularly. The shop mainly sells boaty stuff, but you can get a few ice creams from there. We’ll be back, but it won’t be at the top of our list. We ended up on the commercial part of the site, not the CL, which we were glad about as the CL is cramped and not in such a nice location. Overall; 4/5, but only because of the issues we had on arrival and the small matter of a pitch with a lawn not cut literally for weeks, which at £23.50 a night is unforgivable.

MrFoz

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Reviewed on 04/06/2022 19:08

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Kings Orchard Marina
Where can I start. On a positive note the staff were lovely and very helpful. The site itself, which consists of a 5 van all grass cl and a larger hard standing site is approached by a long straight tarmac road, littered with pot holes. Entrance is via an automatic gate, which is accessed via a keypad after 5pm. We had booked the cl, it's description made it sound idyllic. It's a tiny field located in the far corner of the marina itself, and was surrounded by over hanging trees, unkempt hedges and the grass looked like it hadn't been cut for weeks. There wasn't any view of the marina, in fact, no views at all. The canal on one side bordered by a hedge, the marina uneen behind the raised landscaping. Flies and midges were everywhere so before un hitching we went to the office and asked to be moved to the main site. We spent a week on a badly maintained pitch. The grass here was long and again hadn't been cut for weeks. Problems with the gardening contract and a flat tyre on their ride on mower were cited. The industrial sized waste bins and the toilet block were our view for the week. The toilet waste disposal point was a bizzare design with the tap and hose situated inside a covered stainless steel cabin, just feet above the disposal point.Not the most hygienic!!! We didnt use the showers or toilet block so cant comment on those. Trackside lighting posts were laid by the side of the roads where they had fallen due to rot. We were plagued by background noise. Peaceful it is not!! The constant hum of the A38, trains going by, and the thud thud thud and screaching of heavy machinary at work on the nearby HS2 construction site didn't help. 7.15am one morning and the emptying of the waste for an hour with the engine of the wagon running. 8.00am another morning heavy farm machinery just over the hedge behind us for hours on end(Yes, we are in the countryside, I know) So all in all a very disappointing experience. Certainly not as described on the website. It could be a lot better if they actually tidied the place up, and did the maintenance the 3 hour turnover time suggests. In fact, it could look stunning, and possibly once did. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.

Linzian

Caravanner from Cleveland

Reviewed on 27/05/2022 09:29

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We spent a week at Kings Orchard Marina as a base for walking the canals of the area. With direct access onto the towpath and reasonably easy access to bus and train services, this allowed three of the walks to be accomplished without need of the car. Staff are very pleasant and accommodating and the facilities are excellent. We stayed on the CL area which is all grass, but possibly the non-CL area with hardstandings would have been better, although the CL area is closer to the towpath so suited us well. There certainly is background car noise from the A38, but this is tolerable, and we hope for Kings Orchard's sake that the HS2 construction and operation won't affect the site too much in the future.

Steve n Jenni

Reviewed on 18/10/2021 17:17

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