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Whixall Marina

9.9

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General

  • Scenic luxury shepherd's huts on the banks of Llangollen Canal
  • A 15-minute drive from Whitchurch and 30 minutes from Shrewsbury
  • Dog-friendly site with small shop, café (open daily) and village green

Fancy hols watching the world drift by – and getting out and about in it? Chug along to Whixall Marina, 15 minutes’ drive from the pretty Shropshire town of Whitchurch.

Whether making a quick stop on lengthy canal explores or staying put for a waterside getaway, this site is in just the right spot. On the banks of the Prees branch of the Llangollen canal, it’s well placed for puttering along in barges, and is about 20 leisurely water-filled miles from the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Ramblers and bikers can stay in the dry instead, following paths along the canalside or wandering Whixall Moss five minutes away – just the sort of jaunts canine chums will want to be along for...

There’s plenty here for stay-putters too: when lazy days on site are called for, there’s a café serving hot drinks and meals throughout the day, and the café terrace is a prime spot for sitting to watch the barges, ducks and swans pass by.

Too much bustle? Find a seat on the ‘village green’ next to the café and take in the calm pace of the marina while sipping on a tea or coffee.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

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A wonderful, cosy retreat.12/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLesley L.Confirmed

  • Hop To It shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    We loved this secluded Shepherds hut. It's was really cosy and welcoming. The staff were very helpful and explained all the features. It was spotless when we arrived and we immediately settled in for a restful few days. We hope to return soon.

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Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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We stayed here for 2 nights it was a very …30/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandy f.Confirmed

  • Sid's Nest shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    We stayed here for 2 nights it was a very nice and peaceful place to stay right by the canal lots of Barges going by waving and saying hello the toilets and showers were lovely and clean very secure everywhere locked up by 6pm you are given a key we stayed in Sid's Nest lovely and clean everything you need was supplied my wife was very happy with the bag of sweets there is also a fire pit outside your hut with wood and matches supplied staff were very friendly and helpful a very warm welcome the cafe was closed during our stay due to Covid restrictions but is open other days from outside it looked lovely there is also free Wi fi from the cafe will be happy to go back again

    Disliked: 

    nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your great review, its always nice to know that you enjoyed your stay and found everything in order. thank you and hope to see you again soon.

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We will be returning next year for a longer stay14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sid's Nest shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    Everywhere is kept clean, the pod we stayed in was perfect for me and my wife on our wedding anniversary. We can’t think of any negative things about our stay here.

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We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you couldn't think of anything negative, that's lovely to hear.

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Lovely place to stay. Throughly enjoyed.Would benefit from a bar onsit14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJuanita H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Hop To It shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    Shapards hut, cleanliness of all facilities, covid control measures,
    location and staff were wonderful.

    Disliked: 

    Too far to walk from car park with luggage. Too dangerous to walk to toilet during the night along a long secluded path and right round the marina to the other side.

From the manager...

We are sorry that you found the walk to the toilet block too far, but glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Gorgeous little shepherd hut in a lovely location next to the canal.07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Hop To It shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    Shepherd hut was gorgeous. Great location right next to the canal. Clean and well equip with everything you needed, including logs for the fire pit. Helpful staff. Great cafe on site serving tasty food. Peaceful location for a restful, relaxing stay.

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Many thanks for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

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Quirky accommodation in beautiful location07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayley M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Quackin Up shepherd's hut (pet friendly)
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    What a wonderful site! The shepherds huts are fantastic, set up perfectly for a short break (even with Covid adjustments). Clean, well maintained and in a beautiful spot right on the canal. Shower and toilet clean. Great food at cafe. Welcoming staff. The path to the toilet is well lit at night, and although you have neighbours, you’re still well spaced enough to feel ‘alone’. We loved it, we’ll be back!

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From the manager...

Many thanks for you comments, it always nice to receive them. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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excellent site clean covid safe.lovely staff peaceful with loads of wa06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgary j.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sid's Nest shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    everything

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Please everything was liked and you enjoyed your stay.

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Really lovely relaxing couple of days which included the sunshine.03/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol B.Confirmed

  • Hop To It shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    What isn't there to like about this site.
    We arrived on the bank holiday Monday and were given our keys by a very nice gentleman who pointed us in the direction of "Hop to It" shepherds hut.
    We had been to Whixall marina previously cycling and seen the huts and
    we were very impressed with the set up. The hut was beautifully set out with everything you could want for a short break. We had a lovely close view of the canal and passing barges and walkers and everyone was very friendly including the fishermen on one of our walks.
    The toilet and shower used only by the campers using the shepherds huts were spotless as was the hut itself.
    The area around the hut was mostly left for wild life, but nicely set on a slate path with a table and bench and a fire pit.

    Disliked: 

    We knew the cafe sold lovely food, but it wasn't open for the days we were there due mainly to the Covid pandemic which was a shame.

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Lovely place, clean, helpful staff, huts are lovely.31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sid's Nest shepherd's hut (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff, cleanliness, they thought of everything in the hut, nice and warm with the heater on, really enjoyed it. The staff are lovely and friendly and accommodating, especially when you arrive one day early by accident as we did.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you liked your stay in our Shepherd Hut.

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Peaceful, friendly and clean24/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEirlys L.Confirmed

  • Quackin Up shepherd's hut (pet friendly)
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    Me, my mum and dog really liked the preparedness of the hut and were really surprised that it was so well equipped (camping chairs, umbrella, fire wood, dog poo bags, washing up stuff,hand sanitiser/wipes ect). Benji (The doggy) loved the treats that were in a lovely little welcome box along with sweets and water. Loved the use of the kettle and microwave making it easier along with the outdoor fire/bbq pit. The standard of cleanliness was absolutely excellent.
    The toilet wasn't too far away with solar panel lights plotting the route at night.
    The location was so lovely with lots of lanes to walk around, good for the dog.
    The hut had outdoor area, not fenced off but seeing as you have to keep the dog on the lead it worked well for us.
    There was an on site cafe, although we didn't use this.
    There staff were really friendly and helpful.
    Would definitely stay there again.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes.

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We very much hope you will visit us again soon.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

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Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Fishing nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Alders Lane, Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, SY13 2QS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.9015°N 2.7527°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nesscliffe (Shrops): Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
Gobowen Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
Oswestry Bus Station — 12.8 miles
Train stations
Prees Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Wem Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Whitchurch (Shrops) Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 35.7 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 30.4 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

Nature-filled days are a cinch hereabouts: the site’s a 15-minute drive from Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve on the England-Wales border, where there are rare dragonflies and craneflies to spy, as well as pretty moths and butterflies, 166 species of bird, and lots of adders and lizards.

For outdoorsy days with a touch more control within half an hour of base, head instead for Cholmondeley Castle gardens or the award-winning Hodnet Hall Gardens. Both are in the grounds of stately homes, bringing a touch of olde-worlde glamour to visits, and the fab Hawkstone Park Follies is 15 minutes away for an 18th-century fantasy theme park.

If Hawkstone has historians excited, make further stops at sprawling old piles like Attingham Park, Whittington Castle, Shrewsbury Castle and Chirk Castle – all within 40 minutes – or traipse along to Ironbridge Gorge to get a feeling for Britain’s Industrial Age with pit stops at Blists Hill Victorian Town, the china museum or the oldest cast-iron bridge in the world.

From Victorian towns to modern-day ones: trundle along next to the town of Shrewsbury, where there are museums and galleries, jailhouse tours, and boat tours along the Severn. Too slow-paced? It’s an 80-minute drive to Alton Towers, if hair-raising ‘coaster rides get blood pumping…

Must see

  • Chester Castle (20.5 miles)
  • Cheshire Military Museum (20.5 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (20.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (14.3 miles)
  • Attingham Park (15.5 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Whixall Marina cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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. Whixall Marina 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.

Hired accommodation: £20.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Whixall Marina have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whixall Marina dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whixall Marina? Nature-filled days are a cinch hereabouts: the site’s a 15-minute drive from Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve on the England-Wales border, where there are rare dragonflies and craneflies to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whixall Marina?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Facilities/activities including Laundrette are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
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.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £20.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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