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Alderford Lake

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Lakeside glamping pod with its own rowing boat

General

  • Small pod park near Whitchurch with private lake jetty
  • Wild swimming in Shropshire
  • Café on site serving homemade food from fresh local produce

Have a simple stay under the Shropshire stars and plunge into wild swimming at lovely Alderford Lake, a small pod park near Whitchurch.

On top of swimming in highly scenic lake surroundings, guests at Alderford can conk out afterwards in the park's camping pod, in its own exclusive setting by the lakeside with your very own private jetty – now that's how to make a holiday go swimmingly…

The lake and grounds are used throughout the year by open-air swimmers, runners and dog walkers, many of whom stop off for a nourishing bite in the site's lakeside café which serves breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week, all homemade using the freshest local ingredients from Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales. (Café + lakeside pod + daily wild swims = making pals v jealous.)

A lakeside walk and a play area is on site too to keep everyone busy after their refreshing dip, and the wild swimming is available all year round (subject to a small daily fee). Regular events run on site too: ask when you arrive to see what's on during your stay.

Please note

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

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

Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am.

The café has toilets and a shower available for guests' use. These are however only available during opening hours from 9am to 4pm.

Swimming in the lake is available from April to the end of October and is subject to extra charges (£5 per person per session per day).


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7.7

Overall rating based on 6 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Anonymous user

Beautiful spot but needs a bit more maintenance.26/08/2019

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    Seclusion when lake is locked up after 5:30. Back to basics feel when sitting outside with a fire watching the sunset and seeing clear night skies. Private use of the lake.

    Disliked: 

    Boat was not kept clean even though its included in the price of the pod. Oars are very splintered and possibly need sanding down or replacing. Trees could be pruned when overgrown to gain access to the boat/jetty.

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Everything18/08/2019

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Anonymous user

Beautiful lake setting, so peaceful28/07/2019

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    Beautiful lake setting, so peaceful

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Stunning lake and a great service!16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSash J.Confirmed

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    Service and welcome were great! The vegetarian breakfast was very good. The pod was very clean. The jetty and the boar were fab! The lake is stunning particularly at night, it was great to watch the bats flying around.

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Nothing15/07/2019

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    Double booked so cancelled our booking

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Beautiful, peaceful location but ring ahead first !!10/07/2019

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    We have been coming to stay at this pod for some years now as the location and beautiful and peaceful setting appeals to us, and lots of wildlife to see, we love looking out over the lake and enjoying nature, each time we have stayed at alderford we have had a lovely and restful stay, we book the pod in advance and really look forward to our stay as it’s ‘our little yearly treat’ , sadly this year was not quite the restful stay we had hoped for due to a wedding being on right next the pod until the early hours of the morning, so no sleep had and awoke the following morning to lots of broken wine glasses and bottles littering the area.

    Disliked: 

    May I may a suggestion of : if a wedding event is planned at alderford you do not book out the pod on those same evenings as unfortunately this detracted from the beauty of the place with lots of noise, and no privacy and no sleep 😴. Events taking place during the day i.e. open water swim, classic car shows etc are advertised on website but are usually finished by early evening, but wedding bookings are not advised so would recommend ringing ahead for future before booking a relaxing overnight stay at the pod.

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Features

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Location

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  • Tilstock road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, SY13 3JQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9521°N 2.6795°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nantwich Bus Station — 10.4 miles
Crewe Bus Station — 14.1 miles
Wrexham Bus Station — 14.8 miles
Train stations
Whitchurch (Shrops) Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Prees Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Wrenbury Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 33.5 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 27.6 miles

Directions


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

Your pod at Alderford Lake is easily accessible to piles of Shropshire, Cheshire and north Wales countryside and attractions including gardens and canals, meres and mosses, and city days out in celebrated Chester and Shrewsbury.

Whitchurch, an easy mile away, is the starting point for miles (and miles) of long-distance walking trails (the town was founded by a Mr Julius Caesar and once lay on the main Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter).

Five trails start from Whitchurch's Jubilee Park, including the 34 miles of the Sandstone Trail starting and ending in Whitchurch, and the Shropshire Way which crosses the England/Wales border (several shorter trails run around the town too).

Northern Shropshire is canal land: cruise along the Shropshire Union Canal on to Market Drayton, or stay close to home to drift on the Llangollen Canal around Whitchurch and on to the market town of Ellesmere. The Meres and Mosses peat bog landscape filled with rare wildlife is in the region too for nature spotting and more hiking.

Also have a wander around Hawkstone Park, a 400-acre site famed mainly for its follies of caves, cliffs and medieval castle ruins, and Cholmondeley Castle Gardens over the border in Cheshire with its 50 acres of ornamental gardens, aviary, deer park mere, and African pygmy goats, llamas and alpacas.

Must see

  • Cheshire Military Museum (18.4 miles)
  • Chester Castle (18.5 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (18.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (17.2 miles)
  • Attingham Park (18.5 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

Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am.

Alderford Lake 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Alderford Lake 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Alderford Lake have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Alderford Lake dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Alderford Lake? Your pod at Alderford Lake is easily accessible to piles of Shropshire, Cheshire and north Wales countryside and attractions including gardens and canals, meres and mosses, and city days out in celebrated … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Alderford Lake?

    Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Alderford Lake? From £180 (for 2 nights, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Safety
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.

Additional terms

Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am.

The café has toilets and a shower available for guests' use. These are however only available during opening hours from 9am to 4pm.

Swimming in the lake is available from April to the end of October and is subject to extra charges (£5 per person per session per day).

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