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Castle Farm Holidays

· Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
1 acre hosted by Helen R.
5 glamping pitches
Private sites
100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Tucked against the Welsh border, these cosy pods are perfectly positioned to explore Shropshire's rolling hills, castles and attractive villages

A network of rural, single track roads lead you to the four pods at Castle Farm Holidays. Sheep and cattle dot the surrounding fields and, in the nearby sleepy hamlet of Dudleston the tower of a stony 12th-century church stands tall among the surroundings. It’s a wonderfully rural scene. For those seeking a little silence and a space to hideaway, these country lanes are bound for the right destination.

Set at one end of a rectangular field, next to a small, wooded dell with a stream running through it, Castle Farm’s pods aim to offer a year-round alternative to camping. Inside, the insulated pods feature cushioned benches that can be converted into beds and a small kitchenette area with a microwave, kettle and fridge. You still have to bring your own bedding and the modern shower block is just a short stroll away, but for those who really want to minimize the packing, the ‘Willow’ pod offers a more luxurious package – it has a proper bed, separate sofa and a hot tub outside.

Outside, the dell attracts fledgling birds and wildlife, while the open space of the meadow leaves ample room for families. Bring a ball or a kite to make the most of all the space. For many, though, the rural location is best for walking and it’s just a matter of metres to the nearest footpath. The Welsh border, two miles away, is marked by the curling River Dee, its valley a wonder to explore, while driving a little further towards the Berwyn Mountains provides access to the Offa’s Dyke path, and Wales highest waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr.

And if all the walking wears you out, then kicking back at Castle Farm Holidays is sure to help you recover. It's made all the better by the fridge in every pod – the perfect place to store your evening sundowner.

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24 Ratings · 52 reviews
Magdalena K.recommends
June 7, 2023
Oak Glamping Pod
My family loved staying at Helen's camp. Day before arrival we managed to upgrade our stay and add (at additional charge) the hot tub. My kids just loved it. It is great base if you wish to hike or go water rafting. Helen greeted us on a day and was very helpful. We highly reccomend the camp and hopefully we will return. THANK YOU from the entire family Anna, Rafal, Zosia, Patryk
Jonathan W.recommends
June 1, 2023
Beech Glamping Pod
Great Value
Beautiful, quiet place. The toilet facilities were surprisingly plush and were well maintained. Pleasant staff, would definitely return and recommend. If there was one improvement I'd make, it would be to extend the car park a little, as it's narrow which can be difficult when all the pods are booked out.
Valerie W.recommends
October 4, 2022
Ash Glamping Pod
Quiet few days away from it all
We loved staying in Ash Pod. It's so quiet round there. We had everything we needed: kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, and the showers and toilets were modern with lots of hot water. We also enjoyed the fire pit and toasting marshmallows. We went for a woodland walk beside the Mere at Ellesmere and visited Llangollen and the Chirk Aqueduct. All very interesting.
Mark C.recommends
September 2, 2022
Oak Glamping Pod
So peaceful 😊
We Definitely will be back, the site is so peaceful with loads of space around the pods, the facilities are excellent as well. The showers and toilets are clean and more of them than most big campsites. Plus they have a bonus little common room with seating in for everyone to enjoy. The dog loved it here, you are allowed bbq's and fire pits. What more can I say. We all loved it. 😍 Thanks Helen
Gaby O.recommends
August 28, 2022
Beech Glamping Pod
Glamping pods!
Lovely little getaway 🥰 great facilities and lovely lady and very welcoming and accommodating! Lots of things in the book in the pod to ensure we can get out and make memories! Would highly recommend and we will be sure re book again! Thank you Helen x
Sarah J.recommends
August 3, 2022
Bluebell Shepherds Hut with hot tub
Fab shepherd hut.
Ellesmere, Shropshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Helen R.Joined in June 2017
From the host
Castle Farm Holidays is a peaceful rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside it is definitely the right place to get away from it all! The campsite is meters away from a public footpath and 2 miles away from the welsh boarder marked by the curling River Dee, while driving a little further towards the Berwyn Mountains provides access to the Offa’s Dyke path, and Wales highest waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr. Castle Farm Holidays is the perfect base to relax and plan your next day's activities exploring the surrounding countryside. WILLOW POD SLEEPS 4 HAS A WONDERFUL HOT TUB included in the booking. It is bookable for a minimum of 2 night stays. HIRE IS FOR MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHT STAY.
Nearby attractions
The small, lakeside, market town of Ellesmere is a 10-minute drive away (5 miles). You can hire rowing boats and paddle out on the beautiful mere (lake) and there are 8 further meres nearby, most of which can be walked around on marked footpaths. Hop on board a steam train (01978 860979) in nearby Llangollen (12 miles) – on occasion Thomas the Tank Engine even visits – but stop en route to snap a photo of impressive Pontcysyllte Aqueduct spanning across the River Dee just south of Cefn-mawr. It's 7½ miles to National Trust-owned Chirk Castle (01691 777701), a Medieval bulwark with grand 18th-century state apartments, suits of armour and manicured gardens to explore. One final 'must visit' is Pistyll Rhaeadr (01691 780392), and enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains and the highest waterfall in Wales. You can walk to the top, then have a well deserved rest in the café at the foot of the falls on your return.
Food and drink
It's 2 miles to the nearest pub, The Greyhound (01691 774307), a popular country local that's been in the same family ownership since 1995. For groceries, Stans Superstore (01691 772348) in St Martin's is the closest, 3 mils away.
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