Castle Farm Holidays

UK England West Midlands Shropshire

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
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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Facilities

Standard pods have a seating area that turns into beds with memory foam mattresses. They also have a small kitchen area with a kettle, microwave and fridge. The fourth, luxury pod has a proper pine bed, plus a separate sofa and chairs for sitting outside, along with a luxury hot tub. Near the pods there is a shower and toilet block with a separate room for disabled guests. Laundry facilities. All pods have free WiFi.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs welcome. Hire of the entire site is possible and extra tents may also be added if you enquire in advance.

Nearby

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 & 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.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

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.

Accommodation

4 glamping pods (one of which – Willow – has a hot tub)

Beech Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
Hire this pod sleeping four in this rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside. It includes a mattress, kettle, fridge and microwave. With plenty of walks nearby this is the perfect base to relax and plan your next adventure!

Oak

Pod Sleeps 4
Hire a pod sleeping four people in this rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside. It includes a mattress, kettle, fridge and microwave. With plenty of walks nearby this is the perfect base to relax and plan your next adventure!

Willow Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
A pod with a hot tub, in this rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside, comfortably accommodating 4 people. It includes an electric fire, mattress, kettle, fridge and microwave. With plenty of walks nearby this is the perfect base to relax and plan your next adventure! Relax in the hot tub after a busy day.

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Location

Contact Castle Farm Holidays, Castle Farm Holidays, Dudleston, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9EF

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Getting There

From the A483, take the turn off the Gledrid roundabout for St Martins/Ellesmere. Go through the village, past Stans supermarket. At the mini roundabout take the left hand road (Overton Road), follow this road for 1 mile past the Greyhound pub on your right hand side. A bit further on you will get to a crossroads turn right here (signposted Dudleston). Follow this road until you get to a finger post saying 'Dudleston Church' and take this left hand turn. Follow the road past the church and church farm. Go down the hill and around the bend. The driveway to the pods is next on left hand side (the pods are not visible from the road).

The nearest train station is 5 miles away in Gobowen (0845 748 4950)

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