Castle Farm Holidays

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Oswestry

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
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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Standard pods have a seating area that turns into beds with memory foam mattresses. They also have a small kitchen area with a kettle, microwave and fridge. The fourth, luxury pod has a proper pine bed, plus a separate sofa and chairs for sitting outside, along with a luxury hot tub. Near the pods there is a shower and toilet block with a separate room for disabled guests. Laundry facilities. All pods have free WiFi.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs welcome. Hire of the entire site is possible and extra tents may also be added if you enquire in advance.


The small, lakeside, market town of Ellesmere is a 10-minute drive away (5 miles). You can hire rowing boats and paddle out on the beautiful mere (lake) and there are 8 further meres nearby, most of which can be walked around on marked footpaths. Hop on board a steam train (01978 860979) in nearby Llangollen (12 miles) – on occasion Thomas the Tank Engine even visits – but stop en route to snap a photo of impressive Pontcysyllte Aqueduct spanning across the River Dee just south of Cefn-mawr. It's 7½ miles to National Trust-owned Chirk Castle (01691 777701), a Medieval bulwark with grand 18th-century state apartments, suits of armour and manicured gardens to explore. One final 'must visit' is Pistyll Rhaeadr (01691 780392), and enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains and the highest waterfall in Wales. You can walk to the top, then have a well deserved rest in the café at the foot of the falls on your return.

Food & Drink

It's 2 miles to the nearest pub, The Greyhound (01691 774307), a popular country local that's been in the same family ownership since 1995. For groceries, Stans Superstore (01691 772348) in St Martin's is the closest, 3 mils away.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Castle Farm Holidays is a peaceful rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside it is definitely the right place to get away from it all!

The campsite is meters away from a public footpath and 2 miles away from the welsh boarder marked by the curling River Dee, while driving a little further towards the Berwyn Mountains provides access to the Offa’s Dyke path, and Wales highest waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr. Castle Farm Holidays is the perfect base to relax and plan your next day's activities exploring the surrounding countryside.

WILLOW POD SLEEPS 4 HAS A WONDERFUL HOT TUB  included in the booking. It is bookable for a minimum of 2 night stays. HIRE IS FOR MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHT STAY.

Social Distancing Measures

On re-opening, we shall just be opening 3 of our pods, this will allow each pod to have its own allocated shower and toilet facilities exclusively for that pod. We shall be re opening Willow Pod, Beech Pod and Oak Pod only for the season. Our personal guarantee to you, if We are forced into lockdown again by the UK Government, and We are not allowed to open and you are not allowed to travel to a holiday destination due to Covid-19, we shall move your stay to a mutually convenient time. This offer will last for 12 months from the start date of the holiday. If you wish to cancel your stay outside of this offer, our normal terms and conditions apply.


4 glamping pods (one of which – Willow – has a hot tub)

Ash Pod

Pod Sleeps 2
It has a comfy double bed, the bedding is supplied, the pod has a small settee, fridge, kettle and microwave, complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and even biscuits if you bring dogs on arrival. Great views of St Mary’s Church Dudleston across the field.

Beech Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
Hire this pod sleeping four in this rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside. It includes a mattress, kettle, fridge and microwave. With plenty of walks nearby this is the perfect base to relax and plan your next adventure!

Bluebell Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
The Bluebell Shepherds Hut is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, kettle, microwave and small fridge. The hut can sleep up to 4 people with a double bed and a pull out double bed with bedding supplied. You can bring your own BBQ for you and the family, and well behaved dogs are allowed on the campsite but must be kept on a lead at all times.


Pod Sleeps 4
Hire a pod sleeping four people in this rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside. It includes a mattress, kettle, fridge and microwave. With plenty of walks nearby this is the perfect base to relax and plan your next adventure!

Willow Pod

Pod Sleeps 4
A pod with a hot tub, in this rural retreat in the Shropshire countryside, comfortably accommodating 4 people. It includes an electric fire, mattress, kettle, fridge and microwave. With plenty of walks nearby this is the perfect base to relax and plan your next adventure! Relax in the hot tub after a busy day.

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Contact Castle Farm Holidays, Castle Farm Holidays, Dudleston, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9EF

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Getting There

From the A483, take the turn off the Gledrid roundabout for St Martins/Ellesmere. Go through the village, past Stans supermarket. At the mini roundabout take the left hand road (Overton Road), follow this road for 1 mile past the Greyhound pub on your right hand side. A bit further on you will get to a crossroads turn right here (signposted Dudleston). Follow this road until you get to a finger post saying 'Dudleston Church' and take this left hand turn. Follow the road past the church and church farm. Go down the hill and around the bend. The driveway to the pods is next on left hand side (the pods are not visible from the road).

The nearest train station is 5 miles away in Gobowen (0845 748 4950)


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Rated ★★★★★ over 31 reviews


Total tranquility

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.
Sep 18, 2020 by Kelly Amison Verified Review

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.
Sep 8, 2020 by Elizabeth

Response from Castle Farm Holidays

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you for taking the time to do a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your special family time here. Helen

Birthday weekend

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.
Aug 24, 2020 by Jessica Seabridge

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.
Aug 17, 2020 by C Howe

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

Lovely place

Had a lovely three nights great facilities on the camp and loads of places to visit . Will definitely be back ☺️
Aug 24, 2019 by Diane

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.
Apr 14, 2019 by Stacey Meighen

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 :)
Apr 2, 2019 by Michelle Verified Review

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
Dec 9, 2018 by Laura


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.
Sep 23, 2018 by Chelsea

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!
Sep 10, 2018 by Ali

Relaxing stay!

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!
Aug 1, 2018 by Angela

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
Jul 26, 2018 by Natalie


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.
Jul 16, 2018 by Meghan

Response from Castle Farm Holidays

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking time to do a review. Helen

Pure relaxation

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.
Jun 11, 2018 by Sarah

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
May 29, 2018 by Kerry

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
Oct 31, 2017 by Calvin

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.
Oct 23, 2017 by Lee Fuller

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!!
Sep 18, 2017 by Ryan

Pure relaxation

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
Sep 5, 2017 by Tanya Gittins


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!!!
Sep 4, 2017 by Sarah

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........
Aug 27, 2017 by Trevor

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....
Aug 23, 2017 by Angela Bryning

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.
Aug 19, 2017 by Sarah McKay

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.
Aug 19, 2017 by Julie

Lovely pod!

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.
Aug 18, 2017 by Sally

Absolutely marvellous!

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!
Aug 18, 2017 by Cash Hughes

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!
Jul 31, 2017 by Lizzie Garner

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.
Jul 23, 2017 by Lynsey T

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
Jun 8, 2017 by Alison

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