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The Boat House: Barbecue by the river

General

  • Scenic waterside site in the grounds of a former inn
  • A mile to the east of Llandrinio; a 20-minute drive from Oswestry
  • Free fishing for guests; direct access to the River Severn

If you're new to Powys and Shropshire, picking a well-positioned plot can be a tricky business – with scenic River Severn walks, Offa's Dyke Path and lots of lovely greenery about, you'll likely be hunting high and low for a place with access to all three. Enter The Boat House, a small-scale site in the grounds of a former inn that ticks all the aforementioned boxes.

Besides adding a generous dollop of sightly scenery to your stay, this site's location on a river opens up a whole raft of leisure possibilities. Got a canoe, kayak or paddleboard? Carry it down the site's grassy slope and straight into the water. The Boat House also has fishing rights on this silvery stretch of the Severn, so you're welcome to cast your line and see what bites. The best part? Angling is free of charge for those who choose to make their holidays here.

Facilities on site are simple but well-maintained: there are toilets and a shower where you can freshen up after messing about on the water. Being able to light up a barbecue may also help keep your travel team chipper. When the weather turns or you fancy something a little more elaborate than self-grilled grub, it's a short trip to larger towns like Oswestry (20 minutes' drive) where there's scope for dinner out. And, although pints are pulled no longer at The Boat House, it's a mere mile to a local Llandrinio pub.

Please note

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

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

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Please note that occasionally the river floods. We close the site during this time as the field is too wet. We will change dates or refund bookings should this occur.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 75 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

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Warm welcome, views, facilities, flat pitches.15/05/2022

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Warm welcome, views, facilities, flat pitches.

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Fab, super clean, enthusiastic hosts and cracking facilities23/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcraig t.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely location right on the Severn, looking out towards a pretty stone bridge and the Shropshire Hills. Lots of space between pitches and nice and peaceful. Great walks in the area. Super welcoming hosts with amazing facilities - tea/coffee, toaster and fridge available for storage! Clean, proper toilets and nice warm showers. Spar just down the road for supplies and freehouse pub. Make sure you rent one of the firepits for £10 including tonnes of wood to burn and a grill for BBQing!

    Disliked: 

    There are really only two points to mention on the slight negative - the site only accepts cash so make sure you've got that covered before you arrive. Also add on some extra pennies for shower tokens + firepit above the site fee. Some might also find the road can get a little noisy with bikers, it seems to be a popular route for a ride. However don't let that put you off, it didn't bother us. In fact it may just have been a consequence of the warm weather and bank holiday weekend. Overall thoroughly recommend staying here - we will certainly return!

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Was lovely and clean facilities, host of the site were …19/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Was lovely and clean facilities, host of the site were lovely and sweet and came and checked on everyone to make sure had got everything!

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Stunning location and Unbelievable hospitality18/04/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Stunning location and Unbelievable hospitality

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Really lovely little site. Very well looked after by hosts. …28/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJessica A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Really lovely little site. Very well looked after by hosts. They keep the toilet blocks very clean and tidy with little touches like a kettle and tea and coffee etc.

    Gorgeous views over the river and nearby hills.

    Very kind, caring hosts.

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    Best to bring your own food. Not really a pub nearby you can walk to easily, but we were fine cooking on the campsite.

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Great site28/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Location,view,clean toilets,kitchen facilities and lovely owners.

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You won't be disappointed.26/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Had a very warm welcome from such a lovely couple.
    The toilets and showers are attached to the house and they even have free tea and coffee available in there.
    Take your canoe and fishing rod because the fishing is free and it's easy to launch canoes.
    just down the road is a garage with a Spar attached so you will never run out of bacon and eggs.
    One of the best thing about the boat house is how cheap it is to stay there. none of your £20 a night and fiver for a dog. ( which are allowed off a lead as long as they are well behaved )

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    Absolutely lovely place and will be going again when the weather warms up a little.

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Simple, grass site, good location for a couple of nights23/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very clean facilities, charming owners

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    Road quite noisy at times

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Was really easy to get set up. Good facilities. Toilets …23/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Was really easy to get set up. Good facilities. Toilets and kichen were clean. There were coffee, tea and toast making facilities. Fridge available. Nice location next to the river. First camping holiday with our dog and it was lovely.

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    It is right next to a road but for us this was fine.

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Very friendly and helpful owners. Very tidy site, splendid location …19/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKim B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly and helpful owners.
    Very tidy site, splendid location and extremely clean and generous facilities.

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Features

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

Toilet block

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Llandrinio, Powys, Wales, SY22 6SG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7462°N 3.0411°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Breidden Hotel — 2.8 miles
Breidden Hotel — 2.8 miles
Criggion Lane — 3.7 miles
Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Gobowen Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Shrewsbury Rail Station — 12.5 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 42.3 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 41.6 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

Offa's Dyke Path and the Severn Way both pass directly opposite the site, giving you lots of choice when it comes to pedestrian rambles. These long-distance paths open up a range of landscapes: while Offa's Dyke runs from north to south (or south to north, depending which way you look at it) along an Anglo-Saxon ridgeway, the Severn Way (as its name suggests) generally sticks close to Britain's longest river.

If you've caught the walking bug, an active jaunt to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (30 minutes' drive) or Snowdonia National Park (about an hour) could also be on the agenda. If energy levels run low, though, perhaps you'll plump for a restorative ride on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway (30 minutes), followed by some tasty Welsh cakes.

For a bit more history, there's the Llanfyllin Workhouse (20 minutes), Powis Castle (20 minutes) and the National-Trust managed Attingham Park Estate (30 minutes). If you like to combine the past with flurries of feathered flight, check out Battlefield Falconry Centre (30 minutes).

Must see

  • Powis Castle & Garden (8.2 miles)
  • Much Wenlock Priory (22.7 miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (23.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (13.2 miles)
  • Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (15.7 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. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  1:30 p.m.

The Boat House cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to The Boat House on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does The Boat House have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Boat House dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Boat House? Offa's Dyke Path and the Severn Way both pass directly opposite the site, giving you lots of choice when it comes to pedestrian rambles. These long-distance paths open up a range of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Boat House?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  1:30 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Boat House? From £28 (for 1 night, 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
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
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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
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.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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 cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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