Ellesmere Glamping Caravan

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Church Stretton The Old School Campsite

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
  • Pet Friendly
Our retro caravan sleeps 2 to 4 people, has a fully equiped kitchen and a toilet shower room.

The Owner Says

We have fallen in love with our retro caravan. With its views over the campsite to Corndon Hill, comfy sofas and gas heating we can see ourselves curled up relaxing. With a drink in hand, admiring the scenery, whatever the weather it’s the perfect setting to get away from your busy life, so we wanted to share it with you. Ellesmere has a full-sized double bed, that converts into a daytime sofa, and two single bunks that also convert to a daytime seating area. Convert it how you like to best suite your needs. There is a fold away table for comfortable dining and fully equipped kitchen together with its own shower and toilet. Bedding is provided, just bring your own towels. Everything you need to hide away all weekend if you wanted to! Our campsite office is open during the day but ring the bell or give us a call out of these times if you need anything at all. The campsite office also has a great little shop for any essentials you may have forgotten, a little gift for your self or someone else (everyone deserves a treat!).

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Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at The Old School Campsite with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 10 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About The Old School Campsite

Suitable For

Everyone! Campers, glampers, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, groups, dogs...


Creative Outdoors is Rachel and Stuart’s own arts and outdoors education specialist offering all sorts of activities on-site from jewellery making and printing to climbing and archery and off-site activities including kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. You can also head off on walks in to the Shropshire Hills straight from site. The Bog Visitor Centre (01743 792484) is 4 miles away with information on the area and local walks. Snailbeach Lead Mine (07716 116732) is 7 miles to the north. A similar distance south and a drive of 15 minutes gets you to the market town of Bishop’s Castle where there are cafes, shops and galleries. For a Welsh market town, hop over the border and head for Montgomery (11 miles away), which also has a model car museum and a ruined castle. Powys Castle (01938 551944) is 12 miles away. The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (01938 810441), Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City (01743 761330), Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom (01952 677917) and The Ironbridge Gorge Museums (01952 433424) are all within an hour’s drive.

Food & Drink

You can stock up on the basics or treat yourself to a smores kit, pail of ale or basket of bubbly from the campsite’s own shop. There’s also a convenience store in the village of Stiperstones, 7 miles away. The farmers’ market at Bishop’s Castle, also 7 miles away, takes place once a month (third Wednesday) and there are plenty of shops and eateries including Thyme Café – recommended for scones, cakes and lunches. There’s also a café at The Bog Visitor Centre (01743 792484). Pontesbury (10 miles away) has takeaways including Zenna Chinese Restaurant (01743 791848) and Balti Spice (01743 791848). If you’re heading to Shrewsbury, Eat at Eight is recommended.

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The Old School Campsite is located at Shelve, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0JQ

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Getting There

From the A5 take the A488 towards Bishop’s Castle. Stay on the A488 and go through Pontesbury, Minsterley and Hope. Stay on the main road and you will pass an ‘Old School’ brown sign. Stay on the A488 for another 1½ miles and the campsite is on the left-hand side (opposite the fishery) with a grey flag at the driveway.

The nearest railway station is at Shrewsbury. The limited 553 bus service runs from Shrewsbury to Bishop’s Castle with a bus stop just outside the campsite.