The Boat House

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View from my Campervan ☀️ (added by ellie250cc 16 Jul 2022)
Visitor image of the mountain view (added by manager 07 sep 2022)
View from our spot in the campsite (added by visitor 21 aug 2022)
Stunning views across the nearby mountains. (added by steven_m309203 02 jul 2021)

  • 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.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 3
Tent pitches 20
Touring caravan pitches 3
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • 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.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
  • 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.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 1 May to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beautiful site, excellent, clean facilities, lovely host.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Location, camping pitches, tea making facilities, Freda our host, showers tudo bem!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely site, great outlook.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
David E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The quietness of the site, proximity to the river and the ‘help yourself to teas and coffees’ was a nice touch.

Disliked: Steep haul out point for the canoe.

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Excellent site to decompress and explore the surrounding hills

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jon H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Right next to the river. Facilities were very clean and there is a small kitchen area to make free tea and coffee. Owner made me feel very welcome

Disliked: Nothing

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Nice, flat site next to the river. Toilet, shower and washing up area…

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Stephen S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Nice, flat site next to the river. Toilet, shower and washing up area is the cleanest I've come across. I was offered complimentary tea and coffee too.

Disliked: Unfortunately, traffic noise is a problem at night and I had the misfortune of being close to a very inconsiderate group who partied loud into the small hours of the morning.

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Lovely little hideaway

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Thomas H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Rural with scenic views and access to the river. Clean facilities.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Won’t return

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 4
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 4
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: Lovely setting

Disliked: Expensive at £26 without EHU and hidden cost of additional £4 for 2 people to use showers. This cost not shown on booking or booking confirmation nor advised on arrival. Not very professional.

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Really lovely location and very well maintained facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Dom T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: Really lovely location and very well maintained facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches

Overall 10/10
Location No rating
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: Facilities were very good and very clean. 4 toilets and 2 showers. Kettle and free tea and coffee in mini indoor kitchen. Indoor and outdoor sinks for washing dishes. Lots of picnic benches on site plus some by kitchen area. Very helpful host.

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A wonderful site, riverside setting, abundant wildlife, peaceful stay.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Andrea H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: Riverside setting. Choice of field locations. Enclosed for dogs. Peaceful site. Friendly and relaxed host

Disliked: Having to leave

Recommend to friends Visit again

fantastic location, very friendly, nice facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: fantastic location, very friendly, nice facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again


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 Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet 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 Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Restaurant nearby

Location

The Boat House

Llandrinio

Powys

Wales

SY22 6SG

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.74618°N
-3.04109°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.8 mi Breidden Hotel
2.8 mi Breidden Hotel
3.7 mi Criggion Lane
Rail
7.4 mi Welshpool Rail Station
10.2 mi Gobowen Rail Station
12.5 mi Shrewsbury Rail Station

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 mi

Much Wenlock Priory 22.7 mi

Stokesay Castle 23.5 mi

Darby Houses (Ironbridge) 24 mi

Blists Hill Victorian Town 24.1 mi

National Trust

Chirk Castle 13.2 mi

Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill 15.7 mi

Attingham Park 16.2 mi

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills 16.6 mi

Wilderhope Manor 21.4 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Breidden Hills (Rodney's Pillar) and Middletown Hill 1.3 mi

Breidden Hills (Rodney's Pillar) and Belle Eisle Farm 1.3 mi

Middletown and Moel y Golfa 2.8 mi

PRADOE 6 mi

Welshpool - Severn Valley Walk - Powis Castle - Welshpool 7.4 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Powys?

  • 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 £26 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.