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Church House Caravan and Camping Park

9.8

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General

  • Peaceful riverside site next to a 12th-century church
  • Land salmon of up to 12lb in the calm River Vyrnwy waters
  • Edged by the Severn Way and close to the Offa’s Dyke Path

Sanctuary seekers: find peace, quiet (and salmon fishing) at calm Church House Caravan and Camping Park on the banks of the River Vyrnwy in Shropshire, next door to the 12th-century timber-framed and famed Melverley Church.

If fishing is your mission, the Vyrnwy yields spring and autumn salmon of up to 12lb and coarse fishing specimens such as barbel, chub, roach, pike and perch. Pick up a day pass at the Church House reception to try your luck for a small additional charge; you must have your own Environment Agency rod licence and bring your own fishing equipment.

Reverential about rambling? The 210-mile Severn Way passes Church House, the Offa’s Dyke Path goes through nearby Oswestry and there are several local footpaths to take a trot to Rodney’s Pillar and the Breidden Hills. Or just sit and stare at the scenery: Church House Caravan and Camping Park is in an eminent location looking across the countryside to the Welsh mountains across the Severn/Vyrnwy flood plains.

This serene site has smartly kept toilet and shower facilities as well as hot and cold water washbasins, and recycling facilities for cans, bottles and newspapers.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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improve the facilities .... 17/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jo R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Warm and friendly welcome .. beautiful setting and good pitch

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower facilities - only 2 toilets and 1 shower for ladies/gents ... need to be updated as they were a little old and tired compared to other sites we’ve stayed in

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A wonderful site. Thank you. 03/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location, people, facilities

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Fantastic site, friendly owners and good facilities 03/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Beatrix B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly and accommodating owners. Perfect location. Facilities were basic, but very clean and perfectly fine.

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Beautiful, peaceful site. Highly recommend this one! 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hannah_c259173 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    + Everything
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    + Really friendly and helpful owners
    + Very clean toilet block and warm shower
    + Very peaceful. Can't hear any road traffic at all which is lovely
    + Gorgeous views over into Wales
    + Lovely walk across the fields from the campsite
    + Can access the river to play in just a few fields walk away

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    + Nothing at all!

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Lovely flat site with good facilities and very nice site owners. 30/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_a556717 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Idilic peaceful setting. Good facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Loved the site owner he was a pleasant and chatty ... 26/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Loved the site owner he was a pleasant and chatty chap.
    Site is basic but only small and not busy even on a hot weekend.
    Loverly views from the campsite across the severn valley. Small river runs along side the camp site. Indian take aways delivered. The Royal Mile (a pub) only just over a mile away serving food with views over the River Servern. On the list to go back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Just got back from a weekend away with my mate ... 17/06/2018

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    Just got back from a weekend away with my mate and the van and have to say one of the best sites I've ever stayed out. The location and chilled atmosphere were brilliant and you would struggle to get better views. The owners were great and Paul couldn't do enough for you! Would highly recommend a potter down the river to the pub and will be returning again soon, hopefully with a new boat.

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Everything! peace, quiet, views, good showers, nice walking area... 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Georgii Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything! peace, quiet, views, good showers, nice walking area...

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    Nothing

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Friendly,helpful hosts and very tidy quite pitches. 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom wendy g. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We enjoyed the location,the peacefulness and the friendly helpful hosts.

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The site was amazing and situated perfectly to visit attractions ... 01/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The site was amazing and situated perfectly to visit attractions in Shropshire and Wales. The amenities on site were great, the shower block and toilets were cleaned regularly and the hot water was unlimited. The washing up area was very good, with 2 sinks & a fridge freezer. Paul who runs the site was so helpful. He and his wife are very friendly. It was a peaceful stay and very enjoyable with exceptional views. Highly recommendable!

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    Having to come home.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Church Lane, Melverley, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, SY10 8PJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7442°N 2.9901°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Halfway House (Shrops): Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Middletown (Powys): Breidden Hotel Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Nesscliffe (Shrops): Coach Stop — 3.5 miles
Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Shrewsbury Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Gobowen Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 44.5 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 41.4 miles

Directions


Leave the A5 at Junction 7, turn right onto Holyhead Road (B5061), then turn right. Merge onto the A5 signposted Shrewsbury. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A5 signposted north Wales and Shrewsbury.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A5 signposted Oswestry. At Edgebold roundabout, take the second exit onto the A5 towards north Wales and Oswestry. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signposted north Wales and Oswestry.

At the following roundabout, take the first exit onto the A458 signposted Welshpool. Turn right into Alberbury Road (B4393) signposted Four Crosses, then turn right, then left (do not turn down Church Lane). The site is 100 yards on the left.

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

There’s been a site of worship in Melverley for a millennium and a timber-framed church next door to Church House dates was mentioned way back in the 12th century (the current structure was rebuilt in 1406 after the original wooden chapel was destroyed by Welsh chieftain and firestarter Owen Glyndwr in 1401). The church is open daily and has services on Sundays.

In the surrounding area, building and history buffs have heaps of stuffs to see in Shropshire and neighbouring Powys. Church House is equidistant from the historic market towns of Oswestry, Welshpool and Shrewsbury, Shropshire’s county town with over 600 listed buildings. Looking for the nearest watering hole? A recommended spot is the Fir Tree Inn, just one mile from the campsite and serving good pub grub daily.

A drive of around 22 miles will reach the Ironbridge site on the Severn, the award-winning group of museums and attractions mining Britain’s industrial heritage. There are 10 in all: small folk should particularly like Blists Hill Victorian Town, going underground at the Tar Tunnel and engineering a few experiments at Enginuity.

Shropshire has over 3500 miles’ worth of paths to potter along, including the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for hikes in hills, farmland, woods and valleys. Start off at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for info, events, family activities and exhibitions; GPS units can be hired here to tackle the hills’ geocaching trails. Heading into Wales, the Marches Way runs from Chester to Cheddar and passes Shrewsbury.

Adventure seekers can find paragliding at Rodney’s Pillar and the Long Mynd, mountain biking and cycling around Oswestry, with golf, more fishing, and canal/river boating all easily available in the area too. To keep the kids happy after you’ve made them look around a 12th-century church, Oswestry has the Park Hall Countryside Experience with pony grooming, massive indoor play area, a junior driving school and quad bikes.

Finally, make room for a day at Pistyll Rhaeadr in the Berwyn Mountains, the biggest single drop waterfall in the UK at 240 feet high.

Must see

  • Powis Castle & Garden (9.6 miles)
  • Much Wenlock Priory (20.7 miles)
  • Darby Houses (Ironbridge) (21.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (13.7 miles)
  • Chirk Castle (13.9 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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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Electric pitches: the maximum width allowed for tents is 3.5m.

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