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- Small and friendly adults-only site 10 minutes' drive from Shrewsbury
- A 15-minute drive to Wroxeter Roman City; Ironbridge half an hour
- Five-acre site with a bar and shop; shared kitchen; dedicated dog walk
Heritage hunters, serenity seekers, walkers, wildlife watchers and fans of all things Roman (and wine) … cart yourself off to this small, peaceful and secluded Shropshire site for all the above and a fair bit more, at a friendly rural base less than ten minutes' drive from the medieval market town and 600+ listed buildings of Shrewsbury.
As well as its locale five miles from the Shropshire capital, Cartref Camping and Caravan Site is also half an hour's drive from the famed industrial setting and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, and a short drive from Wroxeter Roman City and its adjoining Roman vineyard.
It's set in the Shropshire Hills where several walks and bike rides are easily reached, such as Offa's Dyke Path passing between Shrewsbury and nearby Welshpool; the Marches Way, also passing Shrewsbury on its way from Cheddar to Chepstow, and lake-based wanders around the glacial waters of Ellesmere.
The amiable Cartref owners have named the site after the Welsh word for 'home', as the mission on site is for everyone to feel relaxed and comfy, whether they're Crusoe-style campers or out on their first trip with a new tent or caravan. Pitches have a cosy, private feeling as they're marked out with hedgerows. Within the site's five-acre field is a dedicated dog walk, and there's also a small bar selling local ales, Wrexham lager and Shropshire gin along with wines and other spirits.
The immaculate amenities include a toilet and shower block with access for disabled guests, a washing-up area and a laundry. Cartfef also has a shop and communal kitchen.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
The grocery shop is open between 24/03 and 30/10.
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Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Campervan or Motorhome or Touring caravan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 10.0m width x 10.0m depth (32.8ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 100.0m² (1076.4ft²)
Ground type: Hardstanding
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Lovely spaces pitch, amenities spotless, friendly hosts
Top class site. Would be glad to recommend it.
Excellent site with clean facilities, everyone friendly ...
Peaceful, adults only site.
A wonderful, very well kept site. The toilet facilities are …
Everything. Very nice staff. Very helpful. Nice bar on site …
I never normally leave reviews, but feel I have too …
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Rural Cottages — 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Marche Lane Jct — 4.7 miles
- Train stations
Shrewsbury Rail Station
— 5.0 miles
5.0 miles Yorton Rail Station — 9.4 miles
9.4 miles Church Stretton Rail Station — 11.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 48.5 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 44.2 miles
The campsite is easy to find off the Shrewsbury A5 Bypass, either take the A458 Welshpool road, on entering the village of Ford take the first left after the Shell Petrol station, following the Brown Caravan sign take the second right and the site will be found very soon on the left.
Or take the B4386 Montgomery Road off the A5 Bypass follow the road for a short while taking the first right where again you will see the Brown Cartref caravan sign on the junction. Take the second left, the campsite will be found shortly on the left.
Shropshire's splendid capital of Shrewsbury is around five miles from Cartref Camping and Caravan Site. The piles of old buildings to see will keep anyone occupied for quite some time, but ask around when you're there to see if any of the famed festivals are running during your stay: the Shrewsbury Flower Show, Folk Festival and the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival and more have their HQs here.
Roam a little further to Wroxeter Roman City, five miles south-east of Shrewsbury: once one of the biggest cities in Roman Britain, it's managed these days by English Heritage, which runs regular events, an audio tour and a museum around its bathhouse remains, townhouse re-creation and the biggest free-standing Roman wall in the country in the Old Work. Guided tours, afternoon teas and wines are available at Wroxeter Roman Vineyard.
The Industrial Revolution site of Ironbridge half an hour's drive away is another top Shropshire attraction, or you could sample some fine dining or afternoon teas in the foodie town of Ludlow. Ellesmere, with its glacial meres created during the last Ice Age, also has a bowling green at the ruins of its 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle.
- Powis Castle & Garden (12.7 miles)
- Much Wenlock Priory (14.6 miles)
- Darby Houses (Ironbridge) (16.0 miles)
- Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (7.7 miles)
- Attingham Park (8.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Cartref Camping and Caravan Site cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cartref Camping and Caravan Site will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Cartref Camping and Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Cartref Camping and Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Cartref Camping and Caravan Site? Shropshire's splendid capital of Shrewsbury is around five miles from Cartref Camping and Caravan Site. The piles of old buildings to see will keep anyone occupied for quite some time, but ask … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Cartref Camping and Caravan Site?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Cartref Camping and Caravan Site? From £27 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability