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Colemere Caravan Park

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General

  • Lakeside park on five acres of land adjoining the village mere
  • Social area and kitchen for guests' use
  • A few minutes' walk from a nature reserve with fishing pools

Grownups! If you seek serenity, scenery and nature-spotting on holiday, this is the Shropshire site for you.

Adjacent to the mere of Colemere and set on the lake's south side, adults-only Colemere Caravan Park is in a countryside setting on five acres of wildlife-laden land with peaceful walks all around – and a quarter of a mile from Wood Lane nature reserve, which the expert folk at the BBC describe as one of the best birdwatching sites in Shropshire.

Owners Dave and Ingrid have put a lot of thought into ensuring that guests are kept comfy at this peaceful and popular little site: as well as a good range of accommodation options, guests have access to a fully-equipped and cute-looking social area, all hand-built and including a kitchen with fridge, kettle, utensils, pots and microwave.

Picnic tables are dotted around to place the campfire food on, and the park has well-kept separate bathrooms for ladies and gents.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

People with severe walking difficulties should refrain from booking this site.


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 162 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent quiet site with clean facilities and friendly staff. 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Beverley F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Ruby Rose gypsy caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I was met by a very friendly owner. Given a map of the local area before being shown to the gypsy caravan in which I was staying. The communal area/washing up facilities were lovely as were the toilets/showers.

    Disliked: 

    Not having access to tea/coffee facilities in my caravan.
    Would have also liked the option to hire bedding as you could with the Shepherds Hut.

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Just about everything, friendly, helpful, situation of site 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vance C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Just about everything, friendly, helpful, situation of site

    Disliked: 

    Male shower, toilet

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What a great out of the way site. Really relaxing, ... 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tim A. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What a great out of the way site. Really relaxing, a stone's throw from the mere itself where one can take an early evening stroll or an early morning run around the wooded path. Easy access to the Shropshire Union Canal and it's tow path - we cycled many miles along it (and got a sore backside to prove it!). The owners are really friendly and the facilities good. A busier period might bring queuing problems with the gents single shower/washroom, but we didn't experience any such issues. Probably the cleanest Portaloos in the world located on the tent field for those middle of the night emergencies! Admittedly we were blessed with good weather, but nevertheless Colmere is definitely on our list of sites to revisit, either in a tent or maybe even one of the pods.

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Friendly and informative owners Location of campsite to walks Quiet ... 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom simon k. Confirmed

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

    Friendly and informative owners
    Location of campsite to walks
    Quiet and peaceful
    Surrounding area and local towns
    Pubs at various points of main walk

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The facilities were clean and the staff was friendly and welcoming. 13/07/2017

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

  • Jacob's Shepherd Hut shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The welcome was lovely and felt very comfortable. The Shepherds Hut was great, fitted with a kettle and tv. The communal area was good and the area was a lovely place to stay. Upon arrival we were given a map of the area to show walks around lakes. Overall I was very pleased with our stay and definetly would reccomend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, friendly owner, good location. 08/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities, quietness, access to walks around lake and by canal. Friendly, helpful owner.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Lovely spot close to the lakes and canal. 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely spot close to the lakes and canal.

    Disliked: 

    Not enough showers.

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Gorgeous place with clean facilities, wonderful owners. Fab site! 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anne P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic place. So beautiful, peaceful, lots of wildlife and fantastic walks on your doorstep! Dog friendly too! The site is very clean as are the showers and toilets. Love the social area where there is a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. What a lovely couple. What a wonderful place. Recommend it already and went with three other couples this time who all fell in love with it too!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

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Wonderful friendly site with great facilities and campfires. 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    What a great location for the explorer! Woods to go trekking with the dog or a lovely walk right alongside the canal

    The campsite is literally adjacent to the woods so you can venture in at night if you dare.

    Campfires can be rented at £10 with wood and grass protector.

    Dave is a lovely guy and very helpful. Warm welcome and provides a map of the area to explore.

    Choose anywhere to pitch up over the two plots.

    Toilets, shower room. Kettle toaster etc in the communal area with large bench and washing up facilities.

    Fantastic good feel place look forward to going back.

    Thanks darren and jemma and Pug

    Disliked: 

    The renting of the fire was a tad expensive at £10 each night for wood top up. However, couldn't have done without it.

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Beautiful, cosy, welcoming, romantic, relaxing 29/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kirsty F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Otter camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The beautiful cosy atmosphere.
    Utterly fantastic!!

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports 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)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Gypsy caravans

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • The Birches, Mill Lane, Colemere Ellesmere, Shropshire, England, SY12 0QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8899°N 2.8460°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Gobowen Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Oswestry Bus Station — 8.8 miles
Nesscliffe (Shrops): Coach Stop — 8.8 miles
Train stations
Wem Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Prees Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Yorton Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 35.6 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 31.0 miles

Directions


Coming from Ellesmere to Shrewsbury on the A528 you will see signs for Colemere after 2 miles. Turn left at the crossroads and drive to the next junction where the three lanes converge. Turn left on to Mill Lane and the park is 100 metres on your right-hand side.

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 stacks to do in the surrounding area, whether you want to stick close to home by foot or pedal, or drive a bit further afield to the towns, tourist attractions and landscapes of Shropshire, Cheshire and north-east Wales – the city of Chester is 40 minutes away and Llangollen on the River Dee reachable within an hour.

On the doorstep, tackle the three-mile walk along the canal towpath to Ellesmere or make your way via the purpose-built circular walk and through a wooded area of rhododendrons around the mere and nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest with species galore to see like otters, lapwings and water birds.

The reserve also has several deep fishing pools well-stocked with catfish and big carp; more fishing – and carp – can be had nearby at Blackmere along the towpath from Colmere.

Also nearby, wander into Colemere village to see the fifteenth-century thatched cottages, listed in the Domesday Book, to Ellesmere for food festivals, regattas and boat rides on the mere, or drive to Rednal Karting, Paintballing and Laser for an exciting time ten minutes away. Castles including Chirk and Whittington are a doddle to drive to too.

If being on the water is your thing, a narrowboat marina is a three-minute drive away from the caravan park and both Colemere and Whitemere sailing clubs are within easy reach.

By car, the standard of whitewater rafting at Bala Adventure and Watersports will have you foaming at the mouth – a milder form of the sport, along with abseiling, gorge walking, a steam railway and horse-drawn boat trips is available over the border in Wales at Llangollen.

Must see

  • Chester Castle (20.6 miles)
  • Cheshire Military Museum (20.6 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (21.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (10.7 miles)
  • Attingham Park (16.1 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Tourers and motorhomes are requested to depart at this time to prevent congestion on the lane during busy periods.

Colemere Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Please give the site as much notice as possible if you need to cancel so that the park can try to relet the unit.

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. Colemere Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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
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.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

1. The park is for holiday purposes.

2. Vehicles are parked at the owner's risk. The proprietor is under no liability whatsoever in respect of any damage caused by or to the vehicle from whatever cause or for the loss or damage to articles.

3. Please note the wood for fire pits will have to be purchased on site - it's not possible to bring your own, with no exceptions made.

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