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Review: Wheathill Touring Park, Shropshire

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New site. Showers and toilet block very clean. Right next door to pub with good food. Very friendly.

 

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5***** just got back from a weekend here, think it's my new favourite site and the best we have ever stayed in, shower block in a like a super yacht toilet and facilities second to none. The guy who runs it Lee was very friendly and has created a relax non stuffy site. View and sun sets on a crisp sunny later sept were amazing.

 

Well done, this site sets the mark

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Visited yesterday with a view to storing on site. Had Sunday lunch in the pub next door. Good pub grub with three courses each for two plus drinks and plenty of change from £40.

 

Lee showed us round the site which seemed excellent. Now has a dog wash installed and they're 9 days into a project to add 25 extra pitches in the field to the west. They've made impressive progress but it does look like a building site. Apparently the major works will be finished in a week or so, with the rest of the work being more low key with the new pitches not expected to come into use 'til 20217 season.

 

The views west and north are stupendous and the existing pitches look good. As has been said the site does seem a bit bare and needs more maturity and vegetation to make it perfect.

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We've just come back from a week here. It was fabulous ! We'd initially booked the week after - but on the day before we were due we realised that all our plans were for the week before !!! A panicky phone call to the lovely Lee on the Friday evening and we were sorted out and arrived last Sunday for 7 nights.

 

We stayed on one of the new pitches which now pretty much melt into the whole. The pitch was fully serviced - including cassette emptying ! Bliss. The views were to die for ! The weather was so hot we were glad we we had our parasol for shade, although there was some breeze up there on the side of the hill, thank goodness !

 

Being part of the 'Tranquil Sites' group mean't it was Adult Only and soooo peaceful. We slept like logs every night (although this might have had more to do with our new mattresses !!) The facilities were amazing too.

 

The area was astounding, can't believe we've only just discovered it, and a 10 mile walk up and around Brown Clee was breathtaking.

 

We will be back !

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Our van's stored there Shirl.

 

Sorry to have missed you. We were there for a week at the end of May and have 10 days booked early August whilst our hall stairs and landing are decorated.

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Our van's stored there Shirl.

Sorry to have missed you. We were there for a week at the end of May and have 10 days booked early August whilst our hall stairs and landing are decorated.

Are you enjoying it there Andy? Must try this one very soon as it looks lovely :)

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We are enjoying it, those views are just stupendous every time. The dogs love the secure four paddock dog walk areas and the pub at the entrance is a real bonus. The landscaping on the new pitches will take time to grow in, though it's already much better than in April when the planting took place.

 

The new pitches are much better than a lot of the old ones, some of which are poor from a visual and view point of view.

 

Also having got used to Old Oaks Middle Oaks facilities block the Wheathill ones are an exterior disappointment. Inside they're perfectly adequate but just don't have the 'style' of Middle Oaks.

 

Plenty to do and see around Ludlow and Lee and family are lovely.

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We are enjoying it, those views are just stupendous every time. The dogs love the secure four paddock dog walk areas and the pub at the entrance is a real bonus. The landscaping on the new pitches will take time to grow in, though it's already much better than in April when the planting took place. The new pitches are much better than a lot of the old ones, some of which are poor from a visual and view point of view. Also having got used to Old Oaks Middle Oaks facilities block the Wheathill ones are an exterior disappointment. Inside they're perfectly adequate but just don't have the 'style' of Middle Oaks. Plenty to do and see around Ludlow and Lee and family are lovely.

Difficult to find any facilities block to compare with Old Oaks, we went to `Trethem Mill in Cornwall last week, beautiful site and lovely clean facilities but not on the same level as OO, missed the underfloor heating to dry everything out and the size of the shower cubicles too, just enough room to get dressed. We've booked to go again next year though as that's a minor point of our holiday, the rest more than makes up for it. But must give Wheathill a try as it looks lovely and great for the dogs :) and if they're happy then so are we!

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A fair bit cheaper than OO too. Lee has a policy of charging £25 per night whatever pitch you're on and whenever you're there and however many dogs you bring. OO would be charging £37. 90 for us in the week at present and £40. 90 at weekends. .

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A fair bit cheaper than OO too. Lee has a policy of charging £25 per night whatever pitch you're on and whenever you're there and however many dogs you bring. OO would be charging £37. 90 for us in the week at present and £40. 90 at weekends. .

Does make a difference Andy, noticed the storage at Wheathill is £200 cheaper too! We only paid £24 a night at Trethem which we found reasonable but when it gets to over £40 you have to think if it's worth it, the dogs certainly add a fair bit on ! If the prices go up again next year we'll give it a miss sadly.

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We had a look at OO's new Cedar Lodge prices.

 

£600 a week (£700 Glastonbury Festival week), which isn't too bad compared to hiring a cottage, but then they want another £70 for the dogs for a week. Probably at the height of the season that's an acceptable price but in quieter times alternative cottage rental is much cheaper.

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That's a lot for dogs, especially when you have two ! Think I'd sooner go to a cottage as there's quite a few that don't charge for dogs.

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5***** just got back from a weekend here, think it's my new favourite site and the best we have ever stayed in, shower block in a like a super yacht toilet and facilities second to none. The guy who runs it Lee was very friendly and has created a relax non stuffy site. View and sun sets on a crisp sunny later sept were amazing.

 

Well done, this site sets the mark

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cracking site just got back (27/7/2019) also our favorite site visit bridgenorth if you get the chance..stunning views for the dog walk area.

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