Fords Farm Glamping

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Oswestry

  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Bell tent glamping in the grounds of a 17th-century farmhouse in Shropshire

It’s lucky that the family behind Fords Farm Glamping are a sociable bunch. For months after they moved to their farmhouse in the Shropshire countryside, every weekend saw a different friend or family member pay them a visit. And it’s easy to see why. This spot in the countryside outside Oswestry is a two-minute walk from the peaceful Montgomery Canal. It’s also a five-minute walk from the pub, a short drive from charming Shrewsbury and half an hour from Snowdonia National Park. Lucky for us, then, that visits aren’t just limited to family and friends.

In one of two fields behind their 17th-century farmhouse, the Johnsons have pitched four bell tents for glamping guests to stay. Arrive here, and Oliver or Tracey will welcome you to site and show you which one is yours. And although the location is likely to quickly win you over, you’ll soon realise that it wasn’t just the destination that those family and friends were coming for. The Johnsons are amiable hosts and this is a small but sociable site where saying hello to your neighbours is almost part of the deal. Shared areas include a raised undercover deck with bistro seating and a communal campfire pit.

Back at your tent, it’s a comfortable six-metre set up with proper beds for couples or families of up to six and a log burner to help keep things toasty. Outside, there’s a picnic bench, barbecue and two reclining chairs where grown-ups can relax while kids explore the meadow. It’s a flat field that’s just right for camping and kicking a ball about, but watch out for the free-range chickens and ducks while you do it. You might also be treated to a welcome sniff from Dexter the collie and Bramble the farmhouse cat.

We’re told that Oswestry is known locally as “'bout an hour” because it’s about an hour from everywhere: from Chester, from Birmingham, from Liverpool, from the Shropshire Hills, the Peak District and from the coast (at Barmouth). We’d say there’s a little artistic licence in there but all are possible day trips — and the proximity to the cities makes this a great weekend escape for many. If that’s what you’re using it for, the local attractions are enough: the walks, the canal, days in Oswestry or Shrewsbury followed by dinner at the pub. We’d say that’s ‘bout perfect for a weekend away.

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Facilities

Our Luxury tents can accommodate between 4-6 people so are ideal for a family staycation.

We provide Beds, Bedding, Wood Burner, Cutlery, Plates & Cups, BBQ, seating area and of course a Kettle! . On-Site we have fully equipped individual showers and WC's.

Our decked area is the perfect place to meet other glampers, or simply relax, sip a glass of wine, whist soaking up the view of the farmland beyond.

Suitable For

We have free range chickens and Ducks so are unable to accommodate pets. You are more than welcome to introduce yourself to our resident Border Collie Dexter and farm cat Brambles.

Nearby

There are countless walks on our doorstep where you can enjoy the stunning Shropshire countryside or observe the wildlife along the Montgomery canal.

For the more adventurous Kayaking, paddle boarding, paintballing or even Go-karting are available at a number of locations locally.

For shopping and dining, you can try the local market town of Oswestry or venture to the picturesque medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Chester, both definitely worth a visit.

Being on the border of Wales, the stunning scenery of the Snowdonia national park is only a short drive away.

Food & Drink

A five minute walk away the Queens Head Public House offers a superb home-cooked menu accompanied by a variety of local ales. The local Stonehouse Brewery is only a five minute drive away offering freshly brewed ales, gins, cider and even there own Whisky with fantastic dining facilities. One thing we are not short of are fine eating establishments, more details are available on request.

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The Owner Says

Enjoy glamping in the grounds of our 17th Century farmhouse in Oswestry, Shropshire. We have individually designed and furnished our selection of bell tents, to provide our guests with a unique environment in which to enjoy luxury glamping in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. With all the creature comforts you need for a relaxing stay provided, we're sure you'll leave refreshed and relaxed.

Accommodation

Four bell tents.

Bluebell 6M Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Our 6M Bell Tents can accommodate a couple or a family of up to six people, 1 x Double Bed, 2 x Full Size Single Futons and 1 x Small Double Click-Clack Sofa Bed.

Sunflower 6M Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Our 6M Bell Tents, can accommodate a couple or a family of up to six people, 1 x Double Bed, 2 x Full Size Single Futons and 1 x Small Double Click-Clack Sofa Bed.

Marigold 6M Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Our 6m Bell Tents can accommodate a couple or a family of up to six people, 1 x Double Bed, 2 x Full Size Single Futons and 1 x Small Double Click-Clack Sofa Bed.

Snowdrop 5M Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Our 5M Bell Tents can accommodate a couple or a family of up to four people, 1 x Double Bed, 2 x Full Size Single Futons

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Location

Contact Fords Farm Glamping, Twyford Road, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4LJ

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Getting There

We are located just off the A5, once you have taken the turning for Queens Head you will find Twyford Lane about half a mile on the left. we are the the first turning on the left. If you are traveling by train then our local stations are either Gobowen or Shrewsbury, with links to Birmingham and beyond. Bus links to all the main towns are available at the end of the road.

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Why book with I Love This Campsite?

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