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Castle Farm Holidays

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General

  • Comfy glamping units on a quiet site in rural Shropshire
  • A half-hour drive from canal rides, steam railway and Horseshoe Pass
  • Five minutes' drive to pub and 10 minutes to shops

This is border countryside, neither properly English nor Welsh, but very much Shropshire’s own. And Castle Farm Holidays has a lovely patch of it, across green fields just outside the hamlet of Dudleston, gazing onto an old church spire.

The glamping units here are little works of wonder that stay cosy whatever the weather brings along. They all come with electric fires, kettles and microwaves, and they're all secluded and quiet, but comfortably close to the shower block which has a wheelchair-friendly wetroom.

There’s a splendid pub with food five minutes’ drive away near St Martin's, while shops and big supermarkets are close by in Ellesmere, 10 minutes' drive away. The town’s a handy base for exploring the local area, whose various meres formed a string of lakes and wetlands when the last Ice Age ended. There are lots of walking trails to tramp too: around and beyond the town, along the canal and through to the meres.

Birdwatchers flock to Wood Lane Nature Reserve (20 minutes), which draws legions of long-legged water birds like redshanks, whimbrels and green sandpipers. Ellesmere's island (mysteriously called Moscow) is home to a colony of herons, whose soap opera of matching, hatching and chick feeding is beamed live to the big screens at the visitor centre: who needs TV…?


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A welcoming, beautiful site. Friendly, with fabulous facilities .09/07/2020

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

  • Willow camping pod (hot tub)
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    A beautiful site and the hot tub made the stay

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Brilliant and friendly09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshley H.Confirmed

  • Oak camping pod
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    The location is great. You feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere but in reality you are 5 minutes from the local village (And it's pub). The pods are great and Catored for all of our needs. We got the additional Fire Pit pack which is a must as you watch the sun set and start the fire up, really relaxing.

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lovely site , I'm sure we will be back08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsteve n.Confirmed

  • Beech camping pod
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    A very nice small site with 4 pods plus a hut . We stayed in a pod, perfect for two plus dog and comfortable to sleep in.
    With a small field next to the campsite in which they can safely run around off lead ,its a good site if you want to take your dog with you.
    The shower and toilet block is modern and clean,with several shower cubicles each for male and females so you're unlikely to ever have to queue for these.
    Good communication from the owner

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    nothing

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Lovely quiet site with friendly owners08/04/2019

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  • Oak camping pod
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    Lovely, clean, well-equipped site

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Excellent site, clean facilities, great owners.07/27/2019

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    Great facilities, lovely quiet location. Our two young boys had a great time, lots of space for them to play safely. Owners nice & helpful. Pods clean and well equipped.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Distance markers in shared facilities

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • The Castle Farm, Dudleston, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England, SY12 9EF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.9427°N 2.9722°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chirk: Hand Hotel Coach Stop — 5.8 kilometers
Ruabon: High Street Coach Stop — 6.8 kilometers
Gobowen Coach Stop — 7.0 kilometers
Train stations
Chirk Rail Station — 6.4 kilometers
Ruabon Rail Station — 6.9 kilometers
Gobowen Rail Station — 7.0 kilometers
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 50.4 kilometers
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 44.6 kilometers

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

A half-hour drive across the border gets you to Llangollen, a lively spot lent with a fine backdrop of the Berwyn mountains behind. Sitting on the River Dee, it's a great place for a meander down the canal (you can even hire a horse-drawn boat for an added sense of history). For more vintage experiences, take the steam railway, whose engines puff you 10 miles along the river to Corwen.

Heading back further in time, Chirk Castle (20 minutes) sits on a hill surrounded by parkland right by Offa's Dyke; within its grounds is the Great Oak of the Gate of the Dead, a still-thriving tree planted to mark the site of a battle in 1165. Dinas Bran (30 minutes) is another fine fortification, high in the hills and mostly ruined, and with cracking views. These are rivalled only by the ones at Horseshoe Pass (30 minutes), an old mountain route whose vistas are complemented by a café at the top doing bacon sarnies.

Also half an hour away, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a mere 38 metres high but you'll feel suspended in thin air as you walk or boat across this narrow 'stream in the sky' built across the Dee in 1805. For watery thrills of another kind, the Blue Planet Aquarium (an hour) has Europe's largest collection of sharks and perhaps the only bunch you can dive in and say hi to.

Must see

  • Chester Castle (27.6 kilometers)
  • Cheshire Military Museum (27.6 kilometers)
  • Chester Cathedral (28.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (8.0 kilometers)
  • Attingham Park (35.3 kilometers)

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

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

In the week prior to your stay please contact the site to confirm your estimated arrival times and key instructions.

Castle Farm Holidays cancelation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

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 cancelations 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. Castle Farm Holidays will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($86.99) 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.

Payment methods accepted at the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Castle Farm Holidays have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Castle Farm Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Castle Farm Holidays? A half-hour drive across the border gets you to Llangollen, a lively spot lent with a fine backdrop of the Berwyn mountains behind. Sitting on the River Dee, it's a great place … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Castle Farm Holidays?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    In the week prior to your stay please contact the site to confirm your estimated arrival times and key instructions.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 18 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($86.99) 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.

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.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 14 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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).

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Please ensure you advise the campsite an estimated time of arrival a week before so you can make prior arrangement to collect your keys and pay the security deposit.

Barbecues can only be used on a gravel surface.

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