Review for Marton House CL, nr Shrewsbury

Country:                                England

Co-ordinates:                      52°48’39.5″N 2°49’46.6″W

Address:

Marton House, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK SY4 2BZ

Good for visiting:               Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Ellesmere

Phone:                                    07896 188123

Website:                                https://www.martonhousecampsite.co.uk/

Date Visited:                        4th August – 8th August 2020

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

A mix of grass and hard-standings with grass to the side.  Good sized pitches.  Easy to level up

Is there water on each pitch?            

Yes.  Plus a communal tap by the service area

What is the electric like?           

Excellent, absolutely no problems

Drainage?     

This is a working farm and you are asked to dispose of grey water in the hedges (no chemicals)

What’s the site access like?        

Good access from the main road onto the lane on which the farm is located, which is fairly narrow.  Clear signage at the entrance.  Follow the track up past the farmhouse and follow the signs – very clear and easy.

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

There are no facilities at this site.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins (general and recycling) and CWD

Homemade biscuits, farm eggs, soap and kindling available with an honesty box at reasonable prices.  Felicia will also baked cakes and scones to order – highly recommended!

Dog walking ‘maze’ in front of the pitches (plus fields with public bridleways)

Grass area for games (we set up badminton and also played boules).  On here there is also a big firepit for camper’s use

Felicia is a lovely lady and easily contactable.  She keeps the service area extremely clean, and provides a pack to campers which includes several suggested walks from the campsite

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Not that I’m aware of – ours works perfectly

Excellent

How much is it?     

We paid £16 per night including electric – remember this is in July.

What’s the area like?            

Transport would be helpful.  It’s a nice area, but not a huge amount to do.  We ate in The Red Lion in Myddle and got fish and chips from Baschurch.  We also used the farm shop just beyond Baschurch (although this was pretty expensive, and was VERY busy, and a little disorganised, on our 2nd visit)

More detail:

We liked:-

The location

We Liked:-

The friendly welcome and clear signage

The information provided

The views and the pitch

Felicia asked for feedback, and seemed to take onboard our, minor, suggestions

We didn’t like so much:-

No negatives regarding the site

We hated:-

Absolutely nothing

Moving On:

We headed on to the Derbyshire Dales, to yet another wonderful site 🙂 (Beechcroft Farm)

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