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The Boat House: Visitor image of the mountain view

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/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The campground/park 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 107 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  74% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Great site, very level and flat, welcoming owner and clean facilities23/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    We really enjoyed our stay here. We parked the camper van on a very level, dry field next to the river and had a lovely view of the river and bridge and lots of space around us. Freda was lovely and welcoming and the facilities were great, spotlessly clean and a nice long hot shower using the token system they have in place - £2 and well worth it. Amazing experience watching bats close up feeding on the insects drawn in to the light of our head torches, and in the early morning, there were kingfishers hunting and catching fish right in front of us on the river. We weren't fishing but others had clearly chosen the site for the fishing.

    Disliked: 

    There is a quarry on the hill in the distance and in such a flat landscape, you could hear them in the early morning, and when they passed along the road nearby. Not enough to ruin the overall tranquillity of the place, but did affect the peace and quiet.

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Large, spacious, well maintained site. Kind, friendly and helpful host16/09/2022

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    Beautiful site.
    Extremely well maintained.
    Gracious host, very accommodating and put her self out to help me in the rain even though I'd arrived late.

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    Nothing

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Fell in love with this place!06/09/2022

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    Everything was amazing! Perfect scenery, immaculate toilet and shower facilities, dog friendly and great owners! We have told family about this beautiful site and hope to be returning again and again very soon! Thank you both for lending us your beautiful part of the world! Carly and Rich x

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    Going home

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The view, amazing sun rise04/09/2022

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    The view, amazing sun rise

    Disliked: 

    Having the pay to use the showers, should be included in pitch fee.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, level pitches29/08/2022

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    Brilliant place too stay freda n Pete the owners where fantastic we'd stay every weekend if we could

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Everything! Our boys have declared it the best campsite we …28/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommaria b.Confirmed

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    Everything! Our boys have declared it the best campsite we have ever stayed in. Such friendly and helpful owners; beautiful spot - the river, the views; lots of space - we played cricket and football and set up a bike obstacle course!; clean toilets, showers and washing up space; coffee and tea provided!; really convenient spot to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. We spent lots of time paddleboarding up the beautiful river - very peaceful - and swimming at various spots long the way.
    We will definitely return! Thank you, Freda!

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    Nothing at all.

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It was fantastic24/08/2022

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    Views, facilities, hygiene

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a great site, clean, welcoming and friendly22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The setting by the riverside and the additional facilities provided by the host

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    nothing

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Absolutely wonderful site, great owners and great location!21/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrebekah b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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what a nice place ! clean and nice view just …17/08/2022

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    what a nice place ! clean and nice view
    just by a river , you can fishing swimming or stand paddling

    clean toilet kitchen

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7462°N 3.0411°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Breidden Hotel — 4.5 kilometres
Breidden Hotel — 4.5 kilometres
Criggion Lane — 6.0 kilometres
Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 11.9 kilometres
Gobowen Rail Station — 16.4 kilometres
Shrewsbury Rail Station — 20.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 68.1 kilometres
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 67.0 kilometres

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 (13.3 kilometres)
  • Much Wenlock Priory (36.5 kilometres)
  • Stokesay Castle (37.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (21.3 kilometres)
  • Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (25.3 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  1:30 p.m.

The Boat House cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The campground/park 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

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

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 caravan
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  1:30 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Boat House? From $46.36 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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