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General

  • Peaceful riverside site next to a fourteenth 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 fourteenth 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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Fantastic location, the views were great. Nice welcome by the ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gareth_t227251 Confirmed

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    Fantastic location, the views were great. Nice welcome by the owner. Toilets and shower were clean. Quiet site.

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Beautiful scenery with views of the hills, situated on the ... 11/09/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful scenery with views of the hills, situated on the River Verny. A. quiet site with clean facilities. We were made very welcome by the owners and I would highly recommend this site.

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Tranguility, location, very nice and helpful ovner. Basic but clean ... 07/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Tranguility, location, very nice and helpful ovner.
    Basic but clean facilities.

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I'm planning on going back. 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom JM D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The view, hospitality, clean shower & toilet block and a local curry place that delivers.

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Excellent site small and friendly 14/08/2017

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

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    The camp is small and friendly with great views

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Clean facilities and the owners are really helpful. 26/07/2017

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

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    It was a small friendly site. Perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. Not commercialised. Beautiful scenery and great walks close by. Paul and Lisa the owners were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. I will go back with my family.

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Fab little hide away not too busy warm welcome..look foward to return 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Loved every minute of it wish we could have stayed longer..So peaceful basic but clean and well kept grounds...owner and wife lovely couple very welcoming..cant wait to return

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    Had to return home

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Peaceful and nice view. Love the church :) 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gorskiewojaze_a Confirmed

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    We stayed only two nights, but we really loved it. Peacefully and lovely campsite. A lots of attractions around. You can find lots of leaflets and books in the kitchen. It is perfect place if you like fishing. You can see the swans on the river next to your tent. Really small campsite, so only one shower for women and one for men. Any time hot water. Unfortunately I was not lucky, because when I was taking shower someone else was struggle in the toilet, so maybe will be much better when shower and toilets could be separately.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Peaceful and nice view. Love the church :) 16/07/2017

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    We stayed only two nights, but we really loved it. Peacefully and lovely campsite. A lots of attractions around. You can find lots of leaflets and books in the kitchen. It is perfect place if you like fishing. You can see the swans on the river next to your tent. Really small campsite, so only one shower for women and one for men. Any time hot water. Unfortunately I was not lucky, because when I was taking shower someone else was struggle in the toilet, so maybe will be much better when shower and toilets could be separately.

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    Nothing really.

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Great peaceful site with plenty of space. Paul was great ... 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gill M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Great peaceful site with plenty of space. Paul was great and very knowledgable of the local area.

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Bath available

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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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

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Golf nearby

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Medium (26-50 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 the timber-framed church next door to Church House dates back to 1406 (it was rebuilt 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 ten 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 fourteenth 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Church House Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

Refunds not given. The campsite is happy to transfer your booking to an alternative date if 30 days notice is given.

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

Church House Caravan and Camping Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.

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

A fishing pass will cost £5 per person per day. You must bring your own equipment and have a valid environment agency license.

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