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General

  • Private site on a working organic farm in the Tern valley
  • Two miles from the town of Market Drayton
  • Top spot for stargazing and bat spotting

For a sweet stay in the countryside, you can’t go far wrong with Fordhall Organic Farm, a 140-acre organic farm two miles from the centre of Market Drayton in Shropshire’s Tern valley.

The area around Market Drayton is the place to start your Shropshire adventuring: take a stroll around Wollerton Old Hall Garden or Hodnet Hall Gardens, both within 10 minutes’ drive of the site, or take part in a tour at Joule’s Brewery two miles from Fordhall. Market Drayton is also known as the home of gingerbread and the town used to be full of gingerbread bakeries, each with their own recipe – while only one factory remains, you’re sure to pick up some of the spicy biscuits in the local shops and markets.

When you tire of adventures, head back to Fordhall. It's England’s first community-owned farm, and has been producing organically since shortly after World War II. The bulk of your foodie needs will be catered for on site: sample the grub at Arthur’s Kitchen or pick up supplies to cook over the barbecue at the farm shop. You can even stroll over to the edible garden for a quick snack of gooseberries or currants – just the ticket for midday munchies.

Fordhall is a top spot for stargazing – bring a telescope with you to get closer to the celestial bodies or, if you’re more interested in what’s happening a little nearer the ground, hire one of the site’s bat detectors to listen to the calls of the bats in the sky above you.

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Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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A wonderful developing site but has s few set backs. 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fordhall 1 bedroom yurt
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful surroundings with plenty of outdoor opportunities for walks in the countryside, playing in the field, enjoying the edible garden, seeing animals on the farm, and playing in the woodland area and kitchen area. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The yurts had most things in which you'd need away from home. A lovely shop and cafe on site. Plenty of places to visit relatively close by.

    Disliked: 

    The yurt was well used and not that clean. The stove and BBQ we had problems with. Have to walk 5-10 minutes to collect water and the same for using a flushing loo and normal shower. No wifi in the yurt (we didn't mind that but some might). Not easy access to the yurt for those with mobility restrictions.

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

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TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

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Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

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Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Tern Hill Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England, TF9 3PS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8923°N 2.5247°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nantwich Bus Station — 12.2 miles
Crewe Bus Station — 14.6 miles
Newcastle under Lyme: Hassell Street Bus Station — 14.9 miles
Train stations
Prees Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Whitchurch (Shrops) Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Wem Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 40.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 33.7 miles

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Take a trip back in time on the Telford Steam Railway – as a passenger or driver – then visit the ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle or the gardens of Cholmondeley Castle, all within 30 minutes’ drive of Fordhall.

To keep one foot in the past on a day out with a difference, head over to Ironbridge Gorge Museums, 30 minutes from the site, to step into the abandoned clay pipe factory and cross the Severn on the world’s first cast-iron bridge. Another excellent option is to xplore the homes of the well-heeled at the Darby houses and live like the Victorians did in the Blists Hill recreated town.

For some outdoor adventuring, explore the woods, caves and historic monuments at Hawkstone Park Follies 10 minutes from Fordhall, or do something a little more exotic with a visit to Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom and Monkey Forest, both 30 minutes away.

Looking for a way to cut loose in the evenings? See if you can beat the T-Rex at Jurassic Golf Bridgemere, 20 minutes from Fordhall. Don’t worry, it shouldn’t be hard: he’s got no swing to speak of and has notoriously short arms...

Must see

  • The Trentham Estate (14.3 miles)
  • Trentham Monkey Forest (14.4 miles)
  • Wedgwood Visitor Centre (15.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Sunnycroft (13.7 miles)
  • Attingham Park (15.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Fordhall Organic Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Fordhall Organic Farm will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 8 p.m. and 9:30 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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