Fernwood Caravan Park
Fernwood Caravan Park is an established family run Holiday Park located 4 miles south east of Ellesmere in the rural county of Shropshire. Set in unspoiled countryside, with lakes and woods and breathtaking views.The resident owners and experienced staff on site will ensure you have an enjoyable stay.
Holiday Homes of Quality and Excellence are available to purchase. The latest single and twin unit homes are available to meet individual customer requirements in a range of locations within the Park.
The Fernwood touring caravan area is spacious and offers electric hook ups with grass or hard standing pitches set amongst mature and attractive trees.
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User rating: (4.8/5.0)
We stayed at this impressive site for a quiet break - an opportunity to relax as frazzled parents. It certainly did the job! The site is immaculately clean and well laid out. Permanent caravans are sited in clusters and are well spaced so that the site doesn't feel crowded. There's a small, but well equipped shop on site stocking all the usual items as well as leaflets for local attractions. Locally you are within easy distant of the lovely Ellesmere which we visited several times for lunch, coffee, a walk along the mere and so on.
In the evenings the children enjoyed playing in the park which again was well equipped - perfect for any child over 2 years (toddler swings also there). But by far and above the best bit was the nature! There are acres and acres of woodland to explore - including paths that wind alongside the canal. The children loved these walks, and loved waving at the boat owners too. There are literally hundreds of rabbits on site, and with it being Spring our youngest delighted in the still-brave baby rabbits which would watch her with equal curiosity as she watched them. Lots of birds too. The ONLY downside we found was that with the enormous numbers of birds on site, the dawn chorus was a tad overenthusiastic. You may want to consider packing earplugs for 4am! If you're looking for a peaceful break and a chance to escape 'real life' and get back to nature, and enjoy the outdoors, then this is the site for you. A real credit to its owners! We'll be back!
We arrived at the site at 12.15pm and had to wait until approx. 1pm before we were told where to pitch our caravan. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The site is set in a tranquil area with woodland and the Shropshire Union Canal to the North. The site has a fishing lake which is very shallow at the west end.
We were pitched on the adults only part of the site adjacent to the toilets on a grassed area. The site is overrun by rabbits and grassed area is very uneven. On the first day my wife badly sprained both ankles which resulted in a visit to Shrewsbury hospital. Nothing broke but badly sprained and my wife had to rest her ankles which totally ruined our holiday so if you are visiting the site, Please take extra care on the grassed area.
Found this site quite by chance whilst looking for somewhere local to spend the bank holiday. Excellent location, right on the Shropshire Union Canal - my family managed to cycle to the nearby town of Ellesmere and spent an excellent afternoon enjoying the Bank Holiday Carnival.
Quiet, relaxed and friendly site with very helpful owners. Small shop, selling all the basics including your daily newsapaper. Children's play area a short distance from the tourers, which is great if you don't want to be disturbed but if they are your kids you need to keep checking!
Washblocks very clean and there was plenty of hot water. Building quite old though and could do with an upgrade.
Fernwood Caravan Park, Ellesmere, Shropshire
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
29th May - 1st June.
As a family outfit, we chose this site from its recommendations and gold awards and were not disappointed.
We were greeted upon arrival and shown to our pitch, which was thoughtfully positioned so that we could see the kids playing in the play area. The grass pitch was level and more than adequate in size for our twin axle van, awning, and car.
The toilet blocks were spotless, but a little light on showers - 3 in the block, 1 of which was broken. Not ideal for 60 pitches. The shop had very limited choice, but basics were covered, and opened for an hour in the morning, and afternoon.
Ample pleasant walks around the lake and canal and friendly Canadian geese.
Out and about there is plenty to see and do with large towns and small villages to suit all tastes.
The chatter of wildlife early in the morning really reminds you that you are in the country, and we will definitely return soon.
1 Mar 2008
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008
For a quiet weekend in Shropshire it is hard to beat this countryside site. Walkers and dogs will love the 40 acres of woodland and on-site lake. The site is also within easy reach of Ellesmere, Whitchurch, Chester and Shrewsbury if you are keen to see more of the region or want to go shopping. Grass and hardstanding pitches, all with electric hook-up, are available. Washroom facilities and a play area are also on site and there is a shop that stocks provisions, toys, newspapers and caravan accessories.
20 Apr 2007
Practical Caravan Top 100 parks Award 2007
Fernwood is an idyliic campsite. A haven of natural beauty, peace and quiet, it’s the perfect place to unwind for families and for couples – there’s an ‘adults only’ area, which provides a relaxed retreat.
The site is ideal for those who love the great outdoors. The fishing lake, set within the park’s 40 acres, is stocked with Rudd, Tench, Mirror and Crucian Carp. Wooded surroundings provide peaceful walks – and the opportunity to do a spot of bird watching – to the banks of the historic Llangollen Canal.
The touring pitches are laid out in small individual plots, rather than rows or grids; there are no ‘estates’ of caravans here. Many pitches back onto woodland, and all are on level ground and attractively maintained.
The main facilities block is scrupulously clean, and centrally located. A smaller block, close to the play area and shop (just inside the ‘statics’ area) has toilets and
And there’s plenty to explore in the surrounding area. Nearby Ellesmere is handy for supermarkets, and for those with an interest in antiques there are regular antique markets. Ellesmere is built right on the edge of the ‘Mere’ or lake after which it was named. Passenger cruises, boating, cycling and walking are all catered for, with a variety of refreshments are available too.
The towns of Shrewsbury and Chester and their diverse shopping centres are within easy driving distance. The Park and Ride service in Shrewsbury is excellent, and is well signposted as you approach the ring road.
For those who love gardens, there are the 60-acre Hodnet Hall Gardens, and the Dorothy Clive Garden at Market Drayton both are worth a visit, as are the 17th-century gardens that adjoin the medieval Powis Castle at Welshpool.
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