Three high-spec glamping pods, perfect for visiting the Shropshire Hills
Eastridge Glamping presents its visitors with a pristine, handcrafted, high-spec pod from which to explore the Shropshire Hills. Think Hobbit house but with a modern flair; this is a true labour of love from its owners. Deborah and her family concluded this was the perfect spot for a glamping location and wanted to share the wonders of the magical Eastridge woods with its rolling hills and idyllic landscape.
Throughout lockdown, juggling the management of their working farm and building a glampsite from the ground up has been a worthwhile challenge for the Pinches family. The Long Mynd and Stiperstones Ridge make for a stunning backdrop which, together, make up the largest area of heathland in this area of natural beauty. A haven of tranquillity, the Shropshire Hills are well known for mountain biking and walking trails, so make sure you bring your walking boots and embrace the thigh burn that the hills give you — the panoramic views are more than worth it. Top tip: in late summer, when the hills are flourishing, look out for bilberry and the rare green hairstreak butterfly.
Close to Shrewsbury and near to the Welsh border lies Eastridge Glamping, where Deborah has provided welcome packs for all who stay, including insider info on the best walking routes and fun days out. Each pod has two single stackable beds with mattresses, so just bring along bedding and any extra beds you may require. The pods contain a kettle, plug sockets, and (hurrah!) an electric barbecue grill in the dining area for your morning fry-up needs. Just a few metres from your pod there’s a toilet and shower block (with flushing loos) and a washing-up station. Deborah has really thought of everything, as there’s also a shared fridge and freezer for guest use.
If walks and mountain biking trails aren’t enough to entice you, The Mytton Arms pub is a four-minute walk away and with the centre of Shrewsbury only a 20-minute drive away; you’ll be spoilt for choice with restaurants. Try The Boathouse, which sits right on the river and has picturesque waterfront views. Beautiful Attingham Park is a National Trust house with a walled garden and playing field, where you can spot the deer and enjoy a picnic on the grounds. The star of the show around this area is the Shropshire Hills, so do ask Deborah for her favourite walks and trails as they are immensely proud of the magic they’ve created here.
Shropshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Eastridge G.Joined in June 2021
5 ratings · 3 reviews
August 2, 2022
Pod 2 Sleeps 4
We really enjoyed our stay here. The pods were clean and comfortable and the site was in a great location, a few minutes walk away from the pub. The owner was friendly and welcoming. We went as a group and hired all 3 camping pods. This meant we had sole use of the shower rooms and kitchen.
July 19, 2022
Pod 2 Sleeps 4
Hot Shropshire Days
The Glamping Pod for 2 was perfect - cool during the day and warm at night. Lovely setting that enjoys morning sun and the evening glow. Shower facilities were excellent and a short walk to a friendly pub too. Really helpful owners and all was laid back and peaceful. Definitely will be recommending :)
February 14, 2022
Pod 1 Sleeps 4
The place was very easy to find. Even though we did not have network, we were able to put in the exact address sent by the host and reach the place.
Everything was very clean.
Instructions were given on how to enter the pod and we had no trouble at all settling in.
The toilets were very clean. ( only one was opened, but it wasn't an issue as we were the only ones there)
There is a communal area which has a fridge, sink and a microwave ( the microwave was not working)
There is Wifi access which had a good speed when connected, however the signal does not reach the pod we were put up in. (If you plan on watching something online in the pod at night, you might have to find an alternative source)
There is lots of place for parking, so if you come in groups, you won't have issues.
The owner lives near to the pods and if you require anything, you can just drop a message and they will get back to you.
From the host
Eastridge Glamping is located on a working farm in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site backs onto the well-known Eastridge woodlands, a hilltop location with forest walks and renowned mountain bike trails. The pods are in a quiet rural location and are just a five minutes' walk from the nearest pub and five minutes' drive from Pontesbury and all its amenities.
The pods are in a quiet location on the edge of the small village of Habberley and are a five-minute walk from the nearest pub, The Mytton Arms (01743 792490). This site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area and has an abundance of footpaths, bridleways, and local trails. Eastridge Woods, located right behind the site, has one walking trail and two bike trails that you can access straight from your pod. The site is also in a convenient position to visit Shrewsbury, a beautiful historical town, which is a 20-minute drive away. Why not visit the historic Shrewsbury Castle (01743 258885) while you're there? Ironbridge is a world heritage site and a 40-minute drive away. For another great family day out, you can head to Blists Hill Victorian Town (01952 435 900) where you can enter a Victorian bakery and cash in your money for shillings and farthings and meet actors in traditional Victorian outfits.
Food and drink
A four-minute walk away, you have the popular watering hole and pub, The Mytton Arms. Regularly frequented by the locals, it has their seal of approval. In the nearby village of Pontesbury, just a five-minute drive from the site, you'll find the local butcher and baker Hignetts (01743 790228), along with another local pub The Nags Head, which serves traditional pub grub, local ales, and has a beer garden, great if you have a bike in tow. A 20-minute drive away, in the centre of Shrewsbury, you'll find The Boathouse (01743 231658). They serve traditional pub classics with a twist, with a stunning riverside view. Darwins Kitchen (01743 358870), also in Shrewsbury, has quirky interiors and delicious locally sourced food, making it one of Shrewsbury's best-kept secrets; their espresso martini is also pretty special.