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General

  • Tents-only rural escape five minutes from Bishop's Castle
  • Walking, horse riding and mountain biking all nearby
  • Luxury shower block with hairdryers; campers' kitchen; firebowls

Do you feel in-tents about walking? How about wildlife watching, stargazing, mountain biking or horse riding, all in the splendid scenery of the Shropshire Hills? Pack up the canvas and come to do all this and more at tents-only Middle Woodbatch Farm.

You won't find tourer or motorhome pitches on this small family-run farm, but should locate quite a few things to tickle your camping fancy, from the luxury shower and toilet block with hairdryers, to the campers' kitchen with hot water, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave and toaster, to the most excellent firebowls for guests' use, upcycled from old washing machine drums. And everything's free to use, because Middle Woodbatch Farm is just that type of site...

Middlebatch is a 17th-century working farm in a wildlife, birdwatching and walking haven in the Shropshire Hills, five minutes from the friendly market town of Bishop's Castle, near Offa's Dyke Path, and in a prime and peaceful locale for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. There's no light pollution in these parts, so the area is a hit with stargazers too.

Run expertly by Mary, the site also has a large disabled-friendly and family shower room as well as recycling facilities and a full breakfast takeaway menu. Home-cooked evening meals are available on Fridays and Saturdays or by request.

Please note

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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We will be back! 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The farm was perfectly located in the middle of nowhere and was therefore super quiet. It's a small site with a sloping hill with a flat at the top and the bottom which meant we weren't all squeezed in next to each other once pitched. The facilities were good, nice, clean toilet block and a 'campers kitchen' to do your washing up. Lovely to have to cows and sheep in such close proximity, being from Hampshire I felt like I was home. The fire pits were great - old washing machine drums, who knew?!

    The family pretty much left us alone once we had checked in, which is nice compared to some sites where you're constantly being checked up on.The biggest thing for us was the help we got when our car battery went flat on our last day and we got a jump from the tractor....absolute life savers!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - great site

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Excellent location and family friendly facilities. Very welcoming hosts. Thank ... 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent location and family friendly facilities. Very welcoming hosts. Thank you Sam for feeding the lambs with the kids, they loved it.

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Excellent site on a working farm - peaceful, clean, great facilities 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peace and quiet 😊 The beautiful views ❤️ The cows 😊The owls hooting at night ❤️ Our campfire 😊 The camp kitchen, showers and loos ❤️

    Disliked: 

    The rain ... 🌧

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Brilliant site and considered hosts 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    5 star site - excellent facilities and well maintained site

    Disliked: 

    Walk up the lane ..exercise is however good for you

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Excellent site and we will be back. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Abi S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the views, the shower and kitchen block. Being able to get logs on site. Loved it was a small and peaceful site. The grass was lovely and soft.

    Disliked: 

    The hill but what do you expect in Shropshire!! Seriously there was nothing to dislike about the site.

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A fantastic small relaxed site in beautiful countryside 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maria m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location; beautiful & quiet. Excellent facilities - showers really hot & kitchen area so useful. We'll be back 😁

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 12/08/2017

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    Loved the location. Kitchen area and showers were immaculately kept. Extremely peaceful. This was our first camping experience and can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
    Thank you

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    Nothing!

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Brilliant countryside peaceful site. Modern & clean and a kitchen too! 07/08/2017

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  • Liked: 

    The views.
    The campers kitchen.
    The clean and modern showers and toilets.
    The very hot and plentiful water in shower.
    The walks straight from the farm.
    The lovely farm family being dead friendly.
    Steve the farmer telling us about the farm, animals and surrounding area.
    Bishops castle and the 6 pubs.
    The free firepits.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all!

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Will definitely be booking this place again 04/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kevin_w478470 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is an excellent campsite. The field isn't enormous, you can fit maybe 12 tents in it but that just added to the charm. The toilet/shower block and kitchen are fantastic, everything is clean and the showers are excellent. You can even order a full English cooked breakfast for the next morning if you want. But I have to say the best thing about the campsite is the family running it, they are all very friendly and polite.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for writing this lovely review.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we are pleased you enjoyed our facilities, we do try to keep them nice for everyone.
Thank you for the comment that we are friendly & polite we always try to treat people how we would like to be treated.
We look forward to you staying with us again.
Regards Mary

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly hosts and good views 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mike S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful setting on small site in countryside with good shower block and kitchen facilities. Plenty of room as numbers limited. Friendly hosts who offer breakfasts or baps on request at reasonable prices. Fire pits for you to make fires - logs available at the farm. Good views of the countryside and swifts that are constantly darting around.

    Disliked: 

    Little bit of a yomp from Bishops Castle - about 1.5 miles but will keep you fit if you walk it (and you can drive anyway). I knew that before I booked so no complaint.

From the manager...

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & enjoyed our lovely wild birds.
Hope you will come again.
Regards Mary

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

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

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking 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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Woodbatch Road, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England, SY9 5JT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4874°N 3.0362°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
Newtown (Powys): Bus Station Back Lane — 12.0 miles
Welshpool: Smithfield Car Park Coach Stop — 12.8 miles
Train stations
Broome Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Hopton Heath Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Craven Arms Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 45.4 miles
Airports
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 55.1 miles

Directions


From Shrewsbury and the A5, take the A488 for 22 miles until you reach Bishop's Castle. At the second town sign, turn right, go past the school and just after passing the church, keep left onto Kerry Lane. Continue for about 250 yards, just past a high breeze block wall, then turn left onto Woodbatch Road. Follow the road round to the right and onto a single track road, and follow the brown signs to , around 1.5 miles up the road.

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

This is such an excellent area for all sorts of outdoor activities, and the views and scenery are pretty spectacular too…

Middle Woodbatch Farm is surrounded by an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways to wander and canter, and is close to Kerry Ridgeway, Offa's Dyke, the Jack Mytton Way, the B.C. Ring and the Long Mynd. The Shropshire Way and the Blue Remembered Hills bridleways pass through the farmyard.

Bishop's Castle, dating back to the eighth century and King Offa, is five minutes' drive or about 50 minutes' walk away: there's quite a bit to find out about local history in this locale and along Offa's Dyke, and these days the town has a busy market, large cattle and sheep market, and little shops along the high street selling local produce.

Church Stretton, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach, as are quite a few castles and quite a lot more splendid scenery. You could also take a look at Acton Scott Victorian Farm, Blists Hill Victorian Town, the hill of Stiperstones and the aircraft and exhibitions of the RAF base at Cosford.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (9.5 miles)
  • Powis Castle & Garden (12.4 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (15.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (9.8 miles)
  • Wilderhope Manor (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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Middle Woodbatch Farm cancellation policy

Refunds not given.

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.

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Middle Woodbatch Farm will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

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

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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