Hill Side Gypsy Caravan Holidays
The peaceful hills of South Shropshire are a wonderful and detached place, hidden from the world in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty." The woods, rolling farmland, and river valleys of this varied landscape are loved by locals and visitors alike for its ample walking opportunities and ability to both relax and inspire. Set below the summit of the impressive Titterstone Clee, lies Hill Side Gypsy Caravan Holidays, a small glamping setup with a tranquil atmosphere and uninterrupted countryside views.
On the accommodation front, Hill Side comes up trumps for character. The original Romany caravan (dating back to the 1920’s) has been lovingly restored to create a romantic, cosy environment. Inside, the caravan comes kitted-out with electric heating, extra seating, cute fairy lights, and a pull-out double bed (handy for those with longer legs!) Just next door is a self-catering wooden cabin, decorated with shabby-chic furniture and vintage china. Facilities in the cabin are plentiful with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, wood burning stove, and bathroom (with shower, toilet, and sink). But the real draw must be the fabulous veranda, allowing guests to enjoy the magnificent views and Shropshire sunsets.
With so much surrounding natural beauty, you’d be forgiven for thinking Hill Side was located hundreds of miles from civilisation, but the charming town of Ludlow is only a ten minute drive away. Described by poet Sir John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England”, Ludlow has a vibrant community feel that bustles with festivals and events throughout the year. From Ludlow’s narrow streets brimming with independent butchers, cheesemongers, bakers, and Michelin-starred restaurants, to the impressive ruins of its eleventh century castle, it's easy to see the appeal of this quaint market town.
Not surprisingly, a quarter of Shropshire is designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, with many of its footpaths passing through some of the most divine landscapes you'll find anywhere in Britain. And with Hill Side’s snug caravan nestled perfectly on the borders of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales, it really is the ideal base to go and explore this fabulous region.
An original Romany caravan with pull-out double bed, electric heater, lamps, fairy lights, extra seating, and one cooking tripod with pots and pans. 1 luxury self-catering wooden cabin with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, double sofa-bed (to sleep extra guests), shower, toilet, sink, veranda, and wood burning stove. Situated in the field opposite is ‘Babble Brook’, a peaceful area to sit, read a book, or have a picnic surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside.
Glampers, tents (space if extra guests want to come), families (up to four), small groups, couples, and dogs – yes. Large groups – no.
A forty minute drive along the A4117 takes you to The West Midland Safari Park (01299 402114), which contains an impressive 600 animals from Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia. The park also includes a fun “Discovery Trail” with reptile and insect houses. The self-branded “Home of the White Lions”, this safari park houses the only pride of White Lions in the UK. Directly north of the site are the gorgeous heather-covered hills of Carding Mill Valley (01694 725000), an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty renowned for its wildlife, geology, and archaeology. There are several winding paths you can explore that are ideal for walking, cycling, and horse riding. Visitors can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the fabulous views. In a secluded country cottage in the Shropshire hills is the interesting Hawkeye Falconry (01584 890704.) The team have a vast experience dealing with these amazing birds of prey, with head falconer Chris presenting displays for the past 25 years. There are several species to watch in full flight including ‘Ivan’ the Golden Eagle.
Food & Drink
Right next door to Ludlow Castle is The Castle Tea Room (01584 878796), a cozy little place which prides itself on food made from scratch using local ingredients such as Welsh cheeses, Herefordshire beef, and herbs from its own garden. Cakes are a highlight with the apple and cinnamon scone being a local favourite. Twenty-five miles away is The Stag Inn (01544 230221), England’s very first pub to be awarded a Michelin Star. The food is fantastic, portions generous, and surprisingly affordable for Michelin quality grub. Try the fillet steak with romaine lettuce, chunky chips, and caramelised shallots on watercress purée – unbelievable! Be sure to book well in advance, especially around festival time. You can find supermarkets in Ludlow with Tesco and Aldi just off Corve Street.
All year round,
Trains and buses run to the nearby town of Ludlow. There are direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly, Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Hereford, Newport, and Chester. Trains are operated by Arriva Trains Wales (0845 606 1660.) There’s no public transport to/from the site.
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