- How do I book?
Visit our booking page for rates and availability – just select the dates you want to stay and this will take you to our online booking portal. You can pay your deposit securely online with Stripe. Alternatively please call us on 01691 774033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you charge extra for children and can you accommodate larger families?
We offer two price rates for our pitches depending on the number of occupants. For couples, two adults or families with children under 4 the nightly rate is £29 (2024). For larger families with older children or adult groups the nightly rate is £36 (2024). Each of the three largest pitches can accommodate a maximum of 6 occupants. If you have a larger family please contact us.
Our Coppice Bell Tent is fixed at £100 (2024) per night and furnished for four. However if you have up totwo extra children we can accommodate at no extra charge but ask that you bring camping beds and bedding for them. You can book a second empty bell tent if you would like up to four friends to join you, they’ll just need their own camping beds and bedding.
- Are dogs allowed?
Yes. We allow up to two well behaved dogs per booking on the camping pitches at a charge of £1 per dog to cover waste disposal costs. Please contact us if you would like to bring a dog to stay in on Coppice pitch. Please note that not only do we keep our own livestock but we are surrounded by farmland which is home to cattle and sheep. Dogs must be on a lead at all times whilst on site, other than in allocated exercise areas, and we require your signed agreement on arrival. When walking on the public footpaths on surrounding land we ask that you follow the Country Code, keep to paths and keep your dog on the lead. Please ensure that you clean up after your dogs, we can provide eco-bags for this purpose. If you have more than two dogs please get in touch and we will consider on an individual basis.
- How accessible is the site?
Our land is very up and down with some steep footpaths and regrettably there is no level access to any pitches. The footpaths are natural soil with some woodchip in places and can be uneven. There are steps to the main toilet and shower unit or alternatively a longer walk around the site perimeter which is step free and gentler gradients. If you have any accessibility requirements we ask that you call us to discuss further before committing to a booking.
- How eco are you?
We are certified with The Greener Camping Club. As part of the requirements of the club we are strongly committed to recycling all rubbish, using renewable energy and being as low impact as possible on our land. The majority of the electricity on site is generated via a solar and battery storage system.
For every member we join to the Greener Camping Club the club will plant a tree and we also have access to various bursaries and environmental incentives. Whilst we accept that visiting us by car is likely to be a preferred method of transport we invite all our customers to use public transport when visiting local attractions and there are good rail and bus links nearby. Chester also has a Park & Ride facility.
- Can I charge my electric car on site?
Yes, there is an untethered type-2 AC 7kWh charger installed at the house which campers may be able to use for a contibution with prior agreement (subject to availability). Rates will be advised on arrival.
The nearest rapid chargers are at McDonalds (Instavolt) near the site on the junction with the A5 or there is a ProjectEV fast charger at Farm & Pet Place a little further down the A5 towards Oswestry.
There are also eight new 120kw rapid Instavolt chargers at Rhug Farm Shop and Restaurant on the A5 towards Corwen aproximately 30 mins /18 miles west from site. https://rhug.co.uk/electric-car-charging
- Do I have to be a member of The Greener Camping Club to stay with you?
Yes. It is a condition of our certification that all customers have to be members. If you are not already a member we will enroll you when we take your booking reservation at £12 per pitch. This membership is non-refundable. Once joined you will be able to book at any Greener Camping Club site during your membership term without incurring further membership fees. Membership runs from January to December. If joining after 1st September the membership will run to the end of the following year.
- What are your arrival and departure times?
We ask that you arrive between 2pm and 8pm and that your pitch is packed up by 10.30am on your departure day. If you are going to be arriving late or would like us to accommodate you at an earlier time please let us know on 01691 774033 so that we can arrange for your pitch to be ready and be here to meet you or store your equipment on site until the pitch is available. For arrivals after 8pm we ask you to contact us first as a matter of courtesy. If you expect to be significantly delayed we may ask you to defer arriving until the morning to avoid disturbing other guests or the site owner’s family. Our site gates are closed and locked from 10pm to 7am, all guests are provided with a gate code on arrival.
- Where are the nearest shops?
The nearest shops are in Chirk, approximately 3 miles from the site. There are a number of small food stores, butchers, greengrocers, chemist and also some public houses and restaurants. Larger superstores can be found at Ruabon, Wrexham and Oswestry. We have a small honesty shop on site selling essentials.
- Where is the nearest railway station?
The nearest station is Chirk, approximately 3.5 miles away. Chirk provides services to and from Chester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Holyhead. Chester is on the West Coast mainline and links across the country including London Euston (2 hours direct).
- Do you have electric hook up?
No. We are an off-grid camping site. We can provide some assistance with charging mobile phones and there is a standard plug socket in the shower unit for this purpose. We recommend that you bring a portable power bank for devices together with torches and spare batteries.
- Are motorhomes and caravans allowed?
No. The land is not suitable for caravans or motorhomes and we only permit small campervans, tents, and trailer tents. A Caravan & Motorhome Club certificated site is located next door at Halton Farm.
- Do you have a playground?
No we do not have a playgound. However, we have lots of space for children to play and explore and we encourage an active imagination! You are welcome to bring outdoor toys and games to play on the field. Children are welcome to build dens in the wood but should be supervised.
- I’m not sure about composting loos?
Don’t worry! Our composting toilets are clean and safe to use with simple instructions. Each unit is located in a bright 4′ square shed with plenty of room and equipped with a handwashing sink, solar light and mirror. A compost toilet is simply a dry toilet that separates liquid and solid waste and converts it into harmless compost that feeds our trees. There are full instructions in each toilet unit.
- Do you have an Elsan disposal point?
We ask guests to use the composting toilets or plumbed toilet whilst on site. If you bring and use a portable toilet with chemicals such as Elsan Blue or similar you will be unable to dispose on site as they cannot be disposed on in a septic tank system and you will need to arrange for this to be disposed of at a suitable facility.
- Do you have vehicle access to the pitches?
Yes, however we ask that once you are set up that you return your vehicle to the car park unless you have specific accessibility needs and require your vehicle on pitch. This helps avoid damage to the soil and minimise vehicle movements for the benefits of guests on site.
- How quiet is the campsite?
The site is very secluded and peaceful with abundant wildlife and surrounded by meadow and woodland. However due to the location of the A5/A483 road which is approximately half a mile to the west of the site we do get some background traffic noise from the road and from vehicles travelling over the Dee Viaduct. The level of noise is affected by the volume of traffic, time of year and weather conditions but is rarely intrusive.
- Do you have WiFi?
As an off-grid campsite we do not offer WiFi to our guests. We hope you’ll relax during your stay and have a device detox but we fully appreciate that modern life these days isn’t so easy to manage without screens and phones! You can get a reasonable mobile phone signal from the car park, signal from the pitches is variable depending on network provider and weather conditions.