Glebe Farm Caravan Site

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Don't whine, but wine

When review stars are 2x 1, 2x 2 & 2x 5, result is an overall 3 stars you begin to wonder. We had a Red Letter voucher for the near-by vineyard tour so we thought we would try it regardless. Vineyard and CL are owned by the same family, but quite different members of it. We understood they were next door. So with an afternoon wine tasting, we could walk there & back easily. Yes on a map they are virtually adjacent. However getting there means leaving the CL by the entrance, down a country lane, through the village, (Quite interesting) and up a track. Which took us a 1/4 of an hour. The 3 hour tour, wine-tasting, afternoon tea were very good. We had booked 2 nights on the CL so we could do this. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was part of my 70th birthday treat, and was appreciated. The CL. - I tell friends a CL is a farmer's field with a tap, emptying point, and bins. Maybe electricity. Which it was. Directions - we went down the correct lane. There is a sign pointing to the CL fastened to a highways department sign. Everything in the area is overgrown, so we nearly didn't see it. As it was we had to back maybe a couple of feet. The turn is tight. Then there is a sign pointing to the entrance which you suddenly find is by you. Again not a lot of room. But we got there without any real problem. CL - The field is a good size. There are 6 electric points. However a couple are under trees where the branches might make a noise over night. One is opposite with as good a view as you could want in the middle of a farming county. The grass had obviously been allowed to grow longish, then was cut so it lay in strips down the field. And trod into the caravan. We have caravanned for 40 years, on all kinds of sites. This is a farmer's field with basic facilities. Everything was there and worked. I have been to some CL's which were far better, with all kinds of facilities probably in an out house, hard standing even. Others are basic but full-filling all the requirements. This is basic. To pay, we left the money in a letter box outside the bungalow by the vineyard and phoned the owner to say what we had done. Later we saw her walking her dog, she waved. I was not woken up by a cockerel as other have been. However one morning I was aware of on in the distance. This is not a 1 star or 5 star CL It is a basic site fulfilling all requirements. It was certainly value. It is not impossible that we will return, as there are so many other things in the area to do.
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Eventually found the site by chance, directions poor. Unable to contact owner on arrival at an empty field so no one around to direct us & no info in site of where owner lived , so just pitched where we wanted. No issues with the electrics but then we were the only one using it. Chemical toilet & waste disposal area in very poor state, rubbish hadn’t been removed from previous weeks. Owner arrived on our 3rd day to collect the fees & apologised about the length of the grass, why we couldn’t contact her & the general state of the Waste area saying it was due to sickness in the family. However looking at previous reviews this excuse had been used for several months . Even with the issues the owner still charged us more than website quote, saying electric was extra Will not be returning

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Overcharged and no power moved to another CL nearby disgraceful

Refused to stay here after our arrival and moved on to another site. Tried to charge us more than the prices advertised on arrival. Only 3 of the pitches had power, (I had booked before arrival) as we were the last to arrive we didn't get any, but didn't know this until we were told to disconnect as it was tripping the site. Electricity was supplied by a cable running from the hotel, the whole hotel tripped if you turned anything on. It was cold and with small children and no heating we had to either move to another CL or go home as I had not packed enough bedding to keep us warm. Told that new power was going to be installed the following week - no good for us - but intereting to see that reviews left after we were there in June are still reporting the power problems. Grass was uncut and was told the owner was ill, again months after going this still seems to be an issue. Would not recommend to anyone. very disappionted

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Very Disappointing

We were very disappointed with this site. It is need of some TLC. I appreciate there has been illness in the family but to be charging £14.00 PUN with electric it needs to been tidied up and a better electricity supply added. On 2 of the 5 nights we stayed, there were 7 and 8 units on site and the electric supply was not enough. It kept tripping out! The surrounding area is lovely and the alpacas kept us entertained in the mornings after we had been woken up at 5.30am by the cockerel. The chemical disposal also needs attention and personally l feel it should not be within the same place as the recycling. We will not be returning to this site.
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No Sleep !

If you are one of those people who can sleep through a fire alarm, then you will have no problems here. However, if you like your sleep to be uninterrupted then find somewhere else as there is a cockerel that started before dawn around 04.00 and continued unabated until gone 11.00am when we left. The field is just that a field and if it should rain will be nothing but huge puddles. Not somewhere we would ever return too. As a footnote, we were charged £14.00 not £12 as stated.
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Forgot to mention the 5 a.m. wake up call from the cockerel

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The directions are completely wrong, we eventually found the site by accident after travelling along a road with the hedges scratching my car and van on both sides and we never did see the Hotel which is a key waypoint. On arrival we were met by someone who introduced himself as the site warden, he told us that the site fees had been increased, as we had an e-mail from the owner two weeks previously confirming the fees we did not pay the increased rate. We were also told that the site was overbooked but that the warden's van did not count (?), even so there were seven vans on site. The warden said that the electrical supply to the site was a total of 5 amps and that boiling a kettle would blow it. We did wade through three foot high stinging nettles to plug in but only used it to charge batteries. The grass had been cut at some time but the cuttings had been left, the grass had grown a further four or five inches which, as it was wet, made a real mess. I appreciate that the owners husband was in hospital and hope he makes a full recovery but that fact can not excuse most of the above.

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Very nice quiet CL

This is a lovely little site pretty much hidden from passing traffic. When we were there Alpacas were in the adjacent field. The Wroxeter Roman villa site is well worth a visit and is within walking distance. The roman vineyard is also close by and does some interesting guided tours of the vineyard and wine tasting with afternoon teas etc. Good English wine! The site is also handy for other attractions including the Acton Scott Victorian farm, Much Wenlock priory - Get in the queue early for the butchers shop in the town centre! Attingham Hall National Trust property, Buildwas Abbey, The 10 elements of the Ironbridge gorge museum are all quite close. Highly recommended.

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Good CL, but not where it is indicated

This CL is a recent addition to the network and was too late to be included in the 2015/16 directory. However, the pinpoint, OS map reference and directions are all inaccurate. Yes, the site is behind Wroxeter Hotel, but you won't pass the hotel unless you have taken a wrong turn! The correct map ref is 564084. The directions should read ... after crossing River Severn bridge at Atcham take right turn onto B4380 SP Wroxeter, Ironbridge. In half mile, turn right at Roman City, SP Wroxeter, Eyton on Severn. In 500 yds, turn sharp left (narrow) and site is 100yds on right. The field is large and level, good grass which was cut again during our stay. The waste is behind a screened area in corner of field, bins & elsan. The pinpoint is about 20 miles off target! Mrs Millington came to see us the morning after our arrival and gifted us half a dozen eggs. She has further plans to develop the facilities idc with an information hut. We mentioned the above and she assured us that the club site officer was left to complete the entry, directions etc. We encouraged her to contact the club herself, because they are so wrong. Our week stay was quiet and peaceful being the only van all week. Perhaps any others are still searching for the site! We cycled to Ironbridge then Shrewsbury next day. The area is very attractive with low, rolling hills (apart from The Wrekin)

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