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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GPS:
Lat 52.689906 / Lon -1.780967
OS field ref:
SK150103
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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Great place!

Good friendly welcome and good introduction to a well laid out well equipped, clean and tidy site. I actually stayed at the hard standing non cl bit, as it was during the floods and I didn’twant to be on grass, I was there to work and good enough wifi to do that. Canal on the doorstep. No longer need to book for food in the pub. Near to NMA and Lichfield. I would definitely go again.
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Two week stay during late July/ early August

We chose the CL for close proximity to a Whitemoor Lakes (where I was attending 6 nights for a Girlguiding event). The CL location was easy to find following the directions provided, and we received a friendly welcome on arrival. We were allocated a pitch on the CL, paid our £20 refundable deposit for a key to the shower/toilet block, and away we went with water and power on our pitch. We enjoyed the location for walks along the canal, including wandering to the local pub for drinks and dinner. The CL pitches are located adjacent to the canal and are all grass, where the private caravan pitches were partially hard standing. During our stay the weather was inclement, and the grass pitches did suffer from being slightly ‘waterlogged’ and being muddy in places. On occasions there was some background noise from the nearby dual carriageway and the railway line, but not enough to disturb sleep or wake us up. The individual shower/toilet rooms were okay, they were cleaned daily, but some of the showers would benefit from re-tiling and re-grouting to remove the ingrained mould. We were surprised to find the shower/toilet facilities were ‘shared’ with the marina boat owners and the private caravan pitches, but never found this to be a problem and never needed to wait. The on-site laundry facilities were located near the office, consisting of two washing machines and one tumble dryer, the entrance door would benefit from a sign indicating the laundry facilities were inside. Overall we enjoyed our stay, and if we are visiting the area again we will look to use this CL.
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Really pleasant

Lovely welcome. Nice and clean. Loads of space. Well thought out site. Great canal walk to pub. Felt safe and secure. Close to Lichfield. Great stay. Love being near water.
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Lovely CL , very friendly & relaxed. This is the first time we were able to stay on the CL, which we preferred. Quiet roads for cycling & only 5 miles from National Memorial Arboretum . Only downside was the excellent shower rooms were in need of cleaning. Very grimy!

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Great for Dogs

CL was not available for all the nights we wanted so stayed on the commercial site on hard standing. Marvellous expanses of grass for dog walking and direct access to local footpaths and the canal towpath. Dog friendly pub 15 minutes walk away. 3 stars for access to local amenities as we didn't go off site but Lichfield and Burton aren't far, also the National Memorial Arboretum. Some background noise from main road and railway but never found it intrusive. The only potential downside is sharing the immaculate facilities with the boaters but we didn't have any queuing.
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