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Cartref Camping and Caravan Site

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General

  • Small, friendly and peaceful site with a dedicated adults-only area
  • Less than ten minutes from Shrewsbury
  • Shop selling bacon, sausages, eggs and homegrown and local produce

Heritage hunters, serenity seekers, hikers, 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 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 a few minutes' 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 in the Shropshire Hills with several walks and bike rides 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 all ages to feel relaxed and comfy, whether they're Crusoe-style campers or out on their first trepid trip with a new tent or caravan. Within the site's five-acre field is a dedicated area for adults only, a dog walk and a small play park including football nets where kids can also ride their bikes. There's also a small bar selling local ales, Shropshire lager and Shropshire gin along with wines and spirits.

The immaculate amenities include a toilet and shower block with access for disabled guests, baby changing facilities, a washing-up area and a laundry.

Cartfef also has a shop, selling local fresh produce including bacon and sausages, eggs from the resident hens, and various homegrown and local produce.

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.

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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9.8

Overall rating based on 73 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Liked everything about the site.Very well maintained & very helpful ... 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maureen A. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Liked everything about the site.Very well maintained & very helpful owners & staff.Within easy reach of lots of places,especially Shrewsbury which is lovely little town.

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nice site woud recommend to family and friends 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alan b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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Perfect, friendly site. 17/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard C. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything, could not fault the site in away way. We are newbies, I hope all sites we visit are as good as yours. Flushable dog poo bags are brilliant!

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    Nothing.

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Well laid out and quiet site. Beautifully landscaped. 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen A. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Well laid out and quiet site. Beautifully landscaped.

    Disliked: 

    Showers, very frustrating as water flow cycle very short, especially annoying when washing hair.

    Being pressured on arrival to reverse caravan onto pitch, despite the fact we prefer to use the mover, which we did, despite the repeated 'offers' of the warden to 'see us back'. After a long drive we prefer to drop into our own routine (well practised) and site the van ourselves.

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Well laid out and immaculately kept, friendly staff. 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jan S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Layout of the site.
    Immaculately clean shower and toilet block.
    Dog exercise area
    Quirky bar
    Friendliness of the owners and wardens.

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    Nothing

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Excellent site 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Spotless clean, and very friendly

    Disliked: 

    A bit isolated

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Beautiful site, friendly staff, relaxing, what a lovely site 11/06/2018

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything

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Excellent place to stay for all whether your in a couple or family 11/06/2018

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

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

    Great friendly owners,very helpful..
    Very clean,peaceful site.
    Nice little bar,spacious tent area.
    Will definitely be going again 👍🏻

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    Not much within a walking distance

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Nice site, would go again. 23/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carolyn G. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely site, well set out, friendly staff, good facilities, reasonable price.

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What can I say, the place is immaculate. Its the ... 16/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wendy W. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    What can I say, the place is immaculate. Its the finishing touches that help make it, the flowers in the bath room, the sponges for washing up and the wipe down cloths around the bathroom sinks. The owners and staff are really helpful. Don't worry if you forget anything too. They sell most things, to include local produce. Everything for the breakfast or BBQ. I bought some Pork,plum and ginger sausages, I am yet to try as they look lovely. The shops are local, everything is 10 minutes down the road. We will be back. Thank you for a lovely long weekend.

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    Nothing, apart from the 4 hour drive home!!!

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

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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

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Ford Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY5 9GD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6981°N 2.8657°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ford (Shrops): A458 Coach Stop — 1.1 miles
Halfway House (Shrops): Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Shrewsbury: Bus Station Raven Meadows — 4.8 miles
Train stations
Shrewsbury Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Yorton Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Church Stretton Rail Station — 11.4 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 48.5 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 44.2 miles

Directions


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.

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

Shropshire's capital of splendid 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 of 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 a few minutes' drive away is another top Shropshire family attraction, or take the kids for some fine dining or yet more afternoon teas at the foodie town of Ludlow. Ellesmere, with its glacial meres created from the last ice age, also has a bowling green at the ruins of its eleventh-century motte and bailey castle.

Must see

  • Powis Castle & Garden (12.7 miles)
  • Much Wenlock Priory (14.6 miles)
  • Darby Houses (Ironbridge) (16.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (7.7 miles)
  • Attingham Park (8.4 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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Optional late check-out
If you wish to check-out on departure up to 5pm please select the relevant extra when booking.

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.

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You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

This area is not subject to city tax.

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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.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 24/03 and 30/10.
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.

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 7pm between 24/03 and 30/10.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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