Love2Stay (REF : XLS)

Emstrey, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6QS

View on map

Rated 4 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Opened in 2017, Love2Stay is a Caravan and Motorhome Club Affiliated Site on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. A touring site and 'glamping' village, set in 22 acres of landscaped grounds close to the England-Wales border, it boasts sleek, modern architecture and superb facilities.

Just a short drive from the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Love2Stay has 120 fully-serviced pitches. Super-fast 100MB Wi-Fi is available for all guests throughout the site and attractions include outdoor yoga, a Pilates studio, a gym and wellness centre, a coffee shop, an Italian pizzeria, outdoor barbecues and cooking fire pits, jogging and walking paths and even barefoot trails.

The Shropshire touring site also features a separate dog walking area, a wooden adventure playground for children, on-site fishing and a BIOTOP natural swimming pool with water garden.

Whilst you may rarely venture out after pitching up because of the broad range of activities and facilities available, the medieval county town of Shrewsbury offers historic landmarks and an impressive range of independent shops, cafés and restaurants to explore. Ironbridge, home to the magnificent structure that spans the River Severn and gives the town its name, is less than 13 miles away, while other nearby attractions include the National Trust’s Attingham Park and Wroxeter Roman Vineyard.

Whether you want to exercise, spend valuable time with family and friends, explore the area or simply relax and get away from it all, Love2Stay is a state-of-the-art site to suit all tastes.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Entertainment complex
  • Fishing
  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Dog washing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

Prices

Nearby

Walking notes:

Shropshire's beautiful and varied landscape offers lots of opportunities for walking including the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail and The Shropshire Way. A quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

There's a Co-op within 1.5 miles, and Sainsburys and M & S Food within 3 miles.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

We are located just off the A5 Shrewsbury bypass. At Emstrey Island roundabout exit onto the B4380 heading towards Atcham. We are on the right hand side where the entrance to Salop Leisure is, with the Love2Stay entrance to the left and at the end of the road.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SY5 6QS
GPS:
Lat 52.691463 / Lon -2.7094331
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SJ521471
OS map ref:
126

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Shrewsbury town centre
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Shrewsbury
  • Nearest train station: Shrewsbury
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Train station within 5 miles

Reviews

Rated 4 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 4 of 5

Location

Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

Could be so much better but missing the mark

I’m sure that when the weather is warm and the evenings long, this site is great for young families but midweek out of season, it just isn’t worth the money. There are many positive features- the pitches are spacious, level and will have additional privacy once the hedges mature. The facilities are clean and the whole site looks well maintained. There is a gym onsite and a lovely little “spa” which offered reasonably priced treatments, provided by Meghan who was excellent. The heated children’s splash pool and beach look good fun and the coffee was good in the cafe. There is also a bus-stop close by which operates until about 5.30pm into Shrewsbury. BUT the sanitary facilities offer style over substance and there is a general lack of information regarding what is available on a wet Tuesday for your £42/ night! The showers are huge, which I am sure is useful if you have small children, but they have only 1 clothes hook and unless you want to use the complimentary shampoo/conditioner in one, you have to put your own toiletries on the floor. The shower block was also rather cold which didn’t encourage me to linger and the water, as previously mentioned is only lukewarm. There is a freshwater pool which would have been inviting if heated, but at this time of year it recommended wearing a wetsuit, which unfortunately, I had forgotten to pack (!) There is a general lack of information about the use and availability of facilities. There are hot tubs, a cinema and a gym, but they don’t seem to be proactive in promoting these. I had assumed that both the cinema and tubs were out of use at this time of year until we were due to leave. Apparently all the information is available online, which is fine as I am rarely parted from my iPad, but unless you are directed to this information, you tend to rely on the welcome leaflet which occupies itself with ensuring you “understand your pitch”. Also the bar/ cafe closed at 6pm which I can understand, as the site was almost deserted, but then surely the price should reflect this. We wanted to try the site,despite other reviews, but it just misses the mark on so many counts and I’m sure if these were addressed, it would be a more attractive proposition for those of us without young families, wanting something a bit extra out of season. Now enjoying a very satisfactory CL site in Worcestershire!

Reviewed on

2 reviews

3 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 2 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 3 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 3 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Love2Stay Not again

Visited the site for the first time at the weekend. Such a shame that a brand new site built from scratch and by a caravan and motorhome specialist can get so much wrong. The site is very much aimed at families First observation was the signage and arrival place, when we arrived the pull in had two cars parked on the late night arrivals area so we pulled up, I walked to the reception (not much fun on a winters day or in a storm) checked in quick and friendly service but I didn't know you needed £5.00 cash for the access card, so had to walk back to motorhome to get some cash from hubby. A car and caravan had pulled up to barrier prior to check in so blocked the entrance, someone came behind them in a car and kindly opened the barrier only for them to drive in and park outside of reception blocking the road. The toilets are very nice and clean and new but who designed the showers and put the grid in the middle of the drying are? All weekend the floor outside the showers was flooded. Saturday morning I went for my shower no problem until I had finished, the one and only squeegee was broken so no way of cleaning the shower after use, also 5 people waiting for a shower when I came out. The café area is nice enough, we had a meal there Friday evening but I would imagine during the summer it would be bedlam with children in and out. The information sheet we were given said that children should be supervised after 10pm? What about the rest of the time, surely your children should be supervised at all time, we witnessed a young boy riding round the site on a go cart which is very dangerous as he was virtually lying on the ground, making it difficult for people to see him, also as he was riding the wrong way round the site. Putting the waste bins at the bottom of the hill opposite reception is also a strange choice, surely they could have put bins around site and paid someone to empty them? Doesn't seem a very disabled friendly site yes the doors open automatically and access is level but I watched a gentleman on sticks walking from his pitch to the facilities block and though that is not ideal The motorhome service point is again not thought out, why put covers over the drains that then have to be lifted off with your van positioned over them, surely an open steel grid system is so much easier and avoids the missing of the hole, I understand why old sites don't want to pay to convert but a new site should have planned this better For the price they are charging I would expect everything to be perfect, I'm afraid it is not, toilets out of order, sinks out of order, hooks missing from showers, Don't think we will be paying for this one again, loved Shrewsbury town centre so will be trying one of the Morris Leisure sites or the adults only site again
Motorhomer from Derbyshire

Reviewed on

25 reviews

2 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

In our opinion, an amazing family friendly site!!

We stayed for 4 nights during the February 2019 half term and had an amazing time. The site has been so thoughtfully designed it made the stay so easy and relaxing, small grumble that ALL of the landfill and recycling bins are at the entrance but it made you be organised and keep taking small trips. The serviced pitches are fantastic and the space is a huge bonus, everything was very clean. The toilet cassette cleaning machine is great, dare I say a little bit expensive at £4 a clean, but if you use it early on you can then empty it down the black waste at the pitch's service point providing you have green chemicals to refill afterwards. The playground was very popular with the children. The pizza's were gorgeous and 2 pizza provided plenty of food for 2 adults and 2 children. There was a bit of a wait but that's to be expected when they are made by hand to order, worth the wait. All of the restaurant staff were very helpful and polite. Reception staff were equally polite even when there was a queue of people to deal with. Booking of activities was vague, everything is online which is a disappointment because when we are away we try to avoid going online for everything. Leaflets on arrival like the Spa treatments would have been helpful. The Hot Springs pool was great, who'd have thought you would be swimming outside in February - a refreshing change and the hot tubs were a welcome treat afterwards! Overall a fantastic site, yes a little bit expensive but very well designed with great facilities we will be staying again.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

3 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Overvaluing its status and service

This caravan site has excellent facilities comparable with the best of Caravan & Motorhome Club sites. The toilets & showers are spotless, excellent washing up & laundry rooms and waste disposal point. Minor criticism is that the water temperature in the showers could do with being a little bit higher. The hard standing caravan pitches are level & spacious with electric hook up, water point and grey waste drains. The grounds are immaculate & well maintained. There are a multitude of activities taking place, the majority of which are at additional cost. However there is an outdoor pool, hot tubs and a fabulous children's play area for which there is no charge. The reception is functional, but I agree with other reviewers the staff are not the most friendly & helpful I have met. The cafe & pizza parlour are functional and reasonably priced. The reason I have given an average rating is nothing to do with facilities, it is in my opinion, not value for money. We stayed for five nights during October half term with our three grandchildren who absolutely loved the place. However the cost - £42.00 per night!!! - we stayed in February half term for five nights at a cost of £25.00 per night. On enquiring why the huge increase in price I was told that it was because of the new "Hot Springs" feature. This was not open during our stay, so no justification whatsoever. Even allowing for "Hot Springs" that in itself cannot be justification for nearly a 70% price increase!!!!! Overall fabulous site but certainly overpriced compared to other similarly excellent sites we have stayed on.

Reviewed on

15 reviews

3 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 3 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Love Too, but please try harder ;)

Just returned from the Bank Holiday Weekend. Nightmare drive in, but fast processing on arrival. Usual gated access, possible delays on entry but all good for us. Nice pitch, usual debris from mucky campers, plastic bits n bobs, fag ends, and some steel pins, looked important? Nothing you can blame the site for. Grass cut short, pillar all ok. No TV point but on dog 6 we were high. Idea pitch, but guess exposed in poor weather. The hard standing seemed poor, not compact enough. Our steel pegs pulled out? After poor weather your outfit will be next door. So take super long pegs for this site. We were miles from the dog walk, not all dog pitches are handy to the walk, beats me why. Great kids stuff, seems a paddling pool/beach going in for little ones, else this more a close to or early teen site. Loads to do for them, but just too remote. The bio pool need wet or dry suits as its very cold. Card access everywhere, PITA. Site we laid out, good roads. Wash up ok but only 4 sinks, square, deep, dont drain fast and hard to clean, loos ok but ran out out loo roll and hand wash in the ladies HID says, only saw it cleaned once,showers ok but which numb nuts put the drain down the middle. Since the showers and loos are side by side, there is one loo that has shower water running into it? The basins all flash, but the auto taps dont always work and the flash plugs dont hold the water back. The showers also no touch and time out. cannot adjust temperature? The loos no touch, but you have to touch the handle to get out of the cubical. Dint think there was enough, I didn't queue, but I guess that due the full pillar/pitch set up many showered and loo'd in the van. The auto door opens so slowly you need to go to the loo before you go to the loo. The cafe OK and the Pizzas are good, a few porkies, 20mins wait become 60mins. They struggled to cope Friday night, all arrived late due traffic and thought the same thing. They did get a grip Saturday and Sunday. Loads to do, we got all the activities for free this weekend, but given the advised prices seem value for money. The £20/day charge for a family bathroom is taking the pee. We have stayed on other sites where this is a £5, and we had it for a week:) The Wardens and staff do patrol, and will put a stop to any wild Guitarists etc. I/we will return, but this place can be so much more, it would seem its been devised by someone who has never camped. Which odd as Salop Leisure own it, run and plug their business from it???? 7/10, when its should have been a 10. Don't open another without talking to someone who knows what Tourers want. There are better sites out there sad to say. Work to do guys.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

17 reviews

6 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Site contact details

Telephone:
01743 583124
Email:
info@love2stay.co.uk