Mammoth Gamping Pod

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Oswestry Big Bear Lodge

  • Sleeps 5 (max 2 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Mammoth Gamping pod is a now a luxury camping pod which can sleep a family of 5. It is heated and insulated with sheeps wool, making it a lovely place to stay all year long. It has beds, with bed linen, TV with dvd player, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, plates and cutlery.

The Owner Says

Discounts are availbale on Mammoth pod for two and three day stays.

Our luxury glamping pods are ideal for countryside camping all year round. Escape the stress of everyday life with our fully carpeted, insulated, Canadian-style pods, a perfect getaway for the family.

Our Mammoth pod is an insulated wooden pod with a porch and decking, ideal for sunbathing, preparing meals and enjoying a drink whilst watching the sunset. Mammoth features double glazed windows and door with blinds for privacy, a fully carpeted interior, lighting both inside and outside, heater and an electric socket. The pod also has a picnic bench.

The pod has a triple bunk bed, sleeping 3 in a small double and child above. (Can only sleep a child under 10 in the bed above) It also has two single futons for two more children. To make this family friendly it now has a TV with DVD. It has a small fridge, a microwave, a toaster and kettle with tea and coffee. We have also provided plates, bowls and cutlery. All bedlinen will be provided in the pod (unless bringing a dog) Please not due to covid -19 restrictions No bedding will be provided so you must bring your own pillows and duvets.

Mammoth has a picnic bench outside and has a Fire Pit provided. You can pre order (additional charge)  a log and marshmallow pack for the perfect evening fire.

Our luxury toilet & shower facilities are just a short walk from the pods. Here you will find wet rooms with relaxing waterfall showers. The washing up facilities are also available next to the toilet and shower block.

Whilst staying with us there are also breakfast options you can order.

This pod is dog friendly however when you are bringing a dog please note bed linen will not be provided, you will have to bring your own.

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About Big Bear Lodge

Suitable For

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


There's no shortage of scenic walks to enjoy. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a short drive away to the south, while closer to camp the the Breddein Hills and Admiral Rodney's Pilar are within sight. From 1200ft up, the panoramic views over Shropshire and the Welsh Borders are spectacular. A visit to nearby Shrewsbury should also be on your list, not least for its fabulous castle (01743 358516) and the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (01743 258885). If some well deserved r'n'r is on the agenda, Big Bear Lodge have teamed up with nearby Rowton Castle (01743 884 044), a stunning 17th century Grade II listed venue that offers swimming pools, jacuzzis, tennis, squash, spa and beauty treatments. Big Bear Lodge guests can claim discounted day passes by pre-arrangement when you book.

Food & Drink

There are so many lovely places to eat and drink in the area and in Shrewsbury. They are all listed on the website. Many visitors to Big Bear Lodge visit or order takeaway from the  SmokeStop (01743 851944) in Shrewsbury serves up stateside comfort food smoked low and slow in their on site smokers for up to 14 hours. Lepone's Ristorante Italiano (01691 659965) comes highly recommended. This family-run establishment boasts authentic Italian cuisine served with flair. The Royal Hill (01743 741242) in nearby Edgerley is a local institution with a menu of hearty pub grub favourites and a fantastic location beside the River Severn. Casketeers will be pleased with their impressive array of real ales.
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Big Bear Lodge is located at Hendre Villa, Melverley, Nr Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8PH

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Getting There

The postcode for your Sat Nav is SY10 8PH. If you're using a smartphone, enter the name Big Bear Lodge. When you reach the village of Melverley, the site is signposted at the end of the road. Some Sat Navs have been known to direct you off the lane, so be sure to stay on the lane until you reach the lodge. The campsite is first on the right – you'll see the welcome board. The B&B lodge is next on the left and the glamping pods are immediately on the left after the lodge. Do not turn off the lane to Big Bear Lodge until you reach the site.

The nearest mainline railway station is Welshpool (0845 748 4950) which is 8.7 miles away. There is a coach stop at Middletown, Powys at the Breidden Hotel (3.4 miles) or Nesscliffe, Shropshire (3.7 miles).