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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Rated ★★★★★ over 31 reviews
Castle Farm is situated in a beautiful area, total peace and quiet. We stayed in the willow pod with a hot tub and my god what an amazing experience., we were fortunate enough to have descent weather so sitting in the hot tub whilst dark underneath crystal clear skies was fantastic. The pod itself is comfy, clean and has tea sugar coffee hot choc marshmallows and dog treats which I think is a lovely touch and much appreciated. The safety measures put in place due to covid are brilliant, each pod has its own allocated shower/toilet block so no sharing with other glampers. For all your essentials, there is Stans Superstore just down the road and he literally sells everything. I would definitely recommend staying here, we can't wait to come back. Helen is on the ball, nothing is to much mither for her and we cannot thank her enough for her help. Thank you Helen, we will be back.
Great Birthday get-a-way
I Booked a weekend at the Willow Pod for my partners Birthday. We have a new pup therefore needed somewhere dog friendly. What a find. Great location. Peaceful. Very prompt communication from Helen. The hot tub was a good added extra and we enjoyed our marshmellows on the firepit. Pontcysyllte aqueduct and the town of Llangollen are worth a visit. Thanks for our wonderful stay.
A wonderful place to stay
Castle farm is beautiful and in a lovely area to explore. The pods and facilities are clean and have everything you need. It was perfect for us to relax and my son to Play. The dogs loved it too. A perfect spot for the whole family to get away in a lovely, friendly environment.
Response from Castle Farm Holidays
Thank you for taking the time to do a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your special family time here. Helen
We enjoyed a 2 night stay in the willow pod, the pod and all the facilities were spotless, the site was beautiful with enough space between the pods that you are completely private. Helen was quick and efficient replying to my emails and you can tell great care is taken preparing the pods for your arrival. We had a very relaxing and peaceful weekend here for my birthday, can’t fault at all and have already booked my next visit.
Lovely place to stay
We stayed in the Bluebell Shepherds Hut and had a lovely time. The double pull out bed could be split easily in to two separate beds for out children. The beds were comfortable and it was great having the option to hire a fire pit, we all enjoyed toasting things.
Perfect Birthday Weekend
We had a lovely break away for my daughter’s birthday. We stayed in the Willow pod with the hot tub which was amazing & hot on arrival. It was a beautiful location and so peaceful. The pod was very clean and comfortable. We had a lovely walk along the country lanes and went for a meal at the Boathouse, which was amazing. We also visited the famous Stans and wished we had one by us, it was the best. Helen was so efficient with her emails. We will definitely be staying again in the future. Thank you
Had a lovely three nights great facilities on the camp and loads of places to visit . Will definitely be back ☺️
Cosy & comfortable
Beautiful, serene location with a lovely pub and lots of great places to visit within 10-20 minutes away. The pod was immaculate, and suprisingly snug and warm at night. We stayed in the Ash pod, and found the bed very comfortable and perfect for a good night's sleep after all the country air! Definitely worth a visit if you're looking to escape the day-to-day and relax.
A lovely, peaceful place to stay with excellent facilities
Great location, easy to find, friendly welcome, excellent facilities and comfortable pod. Definitely worth a visit if you want to get away from it all :)
A lovely peaceful stay
My husband, dog and I stayed in December and had a lovely peaceful stay and were warm and cosy despite the time of year. The pod was warm and welcoming when we arrived and the owners had even left some tea, coffee, fresh milk and dog biscuits for us on our arrival. They also left a note about some local events happening the weekend we were there which was a lovely touch. The facilities were clean and tidy. Couldn't really have asked for any more
Me, my partner and our miniature daschund stayed in willow pod for two nights and I couldn’t of asked for anything better. Was quiet and relaxing definitely a well needed break from reality. The pod was clean and worth the amount paid to stay, and the hot tub was warm for arrival so we could jump in straight in. The toilet and shower blocks were a couple of seconds walk away and they were modern and always kept clean, it was lovely.
Glamping in the sticks
Quiet park (4 pods and a shepherds hut in a field). Only one other pod being used while we were there, but the layout suggests even if they were all full it would be quiet. Great (new and clean) toilet and shower facilities, 1 min walk from the pod. We stayed in Willow, the Pod with a hot tub- amazing ;) The hot tub was hot on arrival so we could jump straight in! Easy access on arrival. Will definitely be back!
We had 2 nights booked in oak pod. It was all very clean and comfortable. The facilities were also clean and better than most campsites.It was excellent value for money and in a beautiful location!
Beautiful, peaceful haven
Amazing place. We hired the whole of the site for a birthday celebration and it was simply perfect. Helen the owner was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish, was lovely meeting her and her two dogs :) Loved how each pod had a kettle and fridge, plenty of sleeping space. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. Would love to return and try the new addition (caravan). Excellent local area
We had a lovely time at castle farm. The cabins were clean and tidy, shower block was also very clean and tidy. Was in a beautiful part of the U.K. I would recommend to anyone, if they are looking for a nice relaxing get away. There were shops close by, and different things to explore.
Response from Castle Farm Holidays
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking time to do a review. Helen
Lovely little break away for my partners birthday. We stayed in the Willow pod with the hot tub which was perfect! Beautiful location, very peaceful and tranquil. We loved the pod, clean and comfortable, all that we hoped for. Facilities were clean and looked brand new. Helen was super efficient, replied straight away to my emails. We had a day in Llangollen just a 20 min drive away which was good. Would highly recommend we will definitely be staying again. Thank you.
Response from Castle Farm Holidays
Hi Sarah, thank you for taking time to do a review, it is very much appreciated. So glad that you enjoyed the hot tub that Willow pod has, it is always great to relax in after a busy day. Thanks Helen
What a beautiful find
We have stayed at many campsites pods lodges etc and I must say this is one of the best the beds are comfortable beautiful location great value for money everything you need is in there and more will become a regular
Pod stay Oct 17
Great pods in a lovely setting. Went for a long walk, then off to the local for a bite to eat. There is a summer house near the pods, which was great for us as we hired 3 pods and went in there for a get together after. Also Helen leaves tea, coffee and milk in the fridge which is a nice touch. We'll be back
Birthday surprise for my fiancée
Had a wonderful weekend for my partners birthday. Arrived Thursday 18th October for 2nights Took the glamping experience to a whole new level with the hot tub and comfortable bed in the willow pod. The pod itself was so warm and comfortable. Will definitely be recommending it as such a quiet and peaceful location.
Perfect birthday break
Me and my fiancée had an amazing time in willow pod. Helen was very quick responding to any emails and was very accommodating, if you want to get away from everything but still have lovely villages nearby then this is the place! Best built pods we have stayed in and the shower and toilet block were immaculate with red hot water for showers!! Hot tub just tops it all off perfectly. Thanks so much for making her birthday so special!! We will be back!!
What a perfect place to stay, spotlessly clean, lovely welcoming hosts, comfy well equipped pods, with the added treat of a hot tub. Perfect for couples and lots of space for the kids to play. Can't wait for our next visit
Just had our stay at the pods and they were absolutely fantastic!! Cannot recommend them enough! The facilities are above 5 stars, they are soooo lovely and clean. Plus the pods have everything you need! The best pods I have ever stayed in! We will be coming back again!Highly recommended!!!
Will be going back!!
We needed a 'dog friendly' venue at very short notice and found Castle Farm via Dog Friendly Britain. To keep it brief the venue is very rural so great for walks with dogs if you have them - our 3 had a great time! You are only about 10 minutes drive from a supermarket in either direction so no need to panic about supplies for all! The 'pods' are very good quality and we were so impressed with the insulative properties that we have booked a stay with our dogs between Christmas & New Year - watch this space!! The toilet/shower and associated facilities are all new and we can happily give them 10/10 - no question! What I really like about the 'pods' is the laminate floor and wipe clean vinyl covered memory foam mattresses - after cleaning there is no history of us staying there which is important to anyone that may have an allergy to dogs........
Great place - Aug 17
We recently enjoyed a stay at this lovely site for 2 nights as a group of 28. The non campers occupied the 4 quaint pods which were spotless, cosy yet roomy enough for family of 4, all equipped with small fridge, kettle & microwave & welcome supplies of milk, tea coffee. The site was spotless, in a peaceful location with enough space for the kiddies, pets (& adults) to play. The toilet/shower block was a hop & skip away from the pods, very clean & modern & further cleaned during our stay and there is a welcome oudoor undercover washing up area with fridge/freezer. The owners were very helpful & quickly attended to any calls for assistance. Would definitely return & recommend this site. Only suggestion would be a have an outdoor fire pit to sit around as U.K. summer nights are often chilly....
Had a lovely glamping 2 nights away.
Stayed for two nights. So very impressed with everything. All brand new. Pod was so well equipped. Would most deffinately stay there again. Would reccommend to others to try this place if you haven't been glamping before. In a lovely very quiet location out in the country.
Fantastic place, definitely going back!
First time glamping so didn't know what to expect but lovely place in beautiful rural setting and luxury accommodation has guaranteed we will be going back. New pod, spacious and so warm and quiet. Mattresses thick and plenty of storage. Well lit with fridge, kettle and microwave, free Wi-Fi and plenty of electrical sockets. Good facilities , lovely shower block with washing area with washing machine if needed. Lots of hot water , dog friendly and owner was great , so kind , left milk in fridge and gave us lots of advise about the area.
I stayed in Oak pod with my Husband and my dog, Bertie. We loved the location, it was quiet and peaceful and there was a field for Bertie to run around in. The pod was lovely and comfortable to sleep in. There are lots of things to do in the area, we enjoyed a walk around Colemere and a lovely horse drawn canal boat ride in Llangollen. We will be returning in the near future.
Just had a fantastic break in Ash pod at this new glamping site. I have never stayed in a pod before so didn't know what to expect, however I thoroughly enjoyed it! The amazing experience was enhanced by great shower blocks, lovely location and genuinely kind owners. Recommended to so many friends and already booked a return visit!
Fantastic Glamping Stay
We stayed in the Oak pod for 2 nights (3 adults). The pod was spacious with great amenities. We have stayed in a pod before in a different area and this one was definitely a step up! The washrooms were clean and modern too. The owners were lovely and really seem like they care about their guests. Will definitely be recommending and hopefully come back myself one day!
Lovely accommodation in peaceful surroundings
My first time glamping & my partners 2nd, & this site didn't disappoint. Lovely quiet peaceful surroundings make for a relaxing stay. We stayed in Willow pod, all 4 pods are set in a large field with ample space between, with a picturesque dingle backdrop, the pod had everything we would need & was very clean. The toilet/ shower block is fab, modern & again very clean, along with washing machine large sinks for washing dishes, it is obvious the site is well maintained. Highly recommended & we will certainly return.
A wonderful relaxing break
We had a wonderful relaxing break with our dog in a very pretty and peaceful location. But with plenty to do close by. Will definitely return here