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Acorn Ponds peaceful Glamping Retreat

Bow top caravan, Grain Silo cabin, Quirky Fairground Cabin. Couples. Woodland site.

Glamping in Shropshire


V easy to socially distance. A wildlife peaceful site for adults, three self catering units set in 4 acres of woodland paths and ponds.There is a cosy Gypsy Wagon,a large unique Cabin set inside a fairground Hoopla stall and a Silo cabin by a pond fitted with a double bed and huge sofa.The private undercover kitchen diners have sink, two ring burner,grill,cutlery,pots,pans. Each private area has its own shower/toilet and outdoor woodland space with campfire, BBQ, Double swing seat and chimenea.


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  • Acorn Ponds has all the basic facilities for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Our four acre Smallholding is peaceful and away from traffic noise.
    It is suitable for those who want a break from everyday life , to enjoy a unique experience, maybe eat out locally and explore the beauty of Shropshire or stay on site and relax in your own private space with bedroom and fully equipped undercover camp kitchen.

    The Romany gypsy caravan is a genuine vintage vehicle which is cute and cosy. The kitchen sink in the round hut has running water on tap,  a two ring burner, grill and dining area. This undercover kitchen is warmed by a Chimenea, it is spacious with a table and chairs, cupboards for food, a cool box and kitchen utensils. Just bring food, if there is anything we haven't thought of, just ask.

    We now have a very spacious unusual quirky Cabin built in a Faiground Stalll. Inside it is a bit like a yurt. It also has a small private quirky fully equipped retro kitchen built in a horsebox, where guests can prepare meals, eat in or sit on the raised decking outside.
    It has all the possibilities for a unique camping activity, BBQ cooking, relaxing by your own campfire, swinging on a swing seat, enjoying  food and wine , maybe staying up late to watch the stars and getting back to nature, in a private setting.
    The nearby working smallholding is organic, and off grid. Your hosts Roz and Phil will be around to make sure you are comfortable and have all you need.

    New in 2017 was the Granary Grain Silo cabin with spacious kitchen area. This is the ultimate glamping experience, a luxury round room with huge leather sofa and double bed, mood lighting and beautiful star ceiling. The new matching silo kitchen is warmed by a Chimenea, it has sink, gas rings and grill, dining area and mood lighting. Everything provided to prepare meals.The Silo has a nearby toilet and shower too.

    Further up the field, Roz and Phil have Smallholding with a vintage air stream caravan(1970)a cute 1974 Safari caraven and a craft hut built as a shepherds hut. (not available this year) Roz's Craft hut is popular with guests who have a similar inclination and you may book a craft session on arrival. Some visitors chill around the site, others explore some of the many local attractions.
    Bring tea lights to provide a romantic setting, also if you bring a good torch or camping lantern it would be useful.

    for more info on The Acorn Smallholding Blog click here


  • each of the three area have their own private nearby hot water shower  and toilet installed for guests. Each kitchen has a bowl for personal use. 

    Hosts Roz and Phil are welcoming and friendly and will seek to make the accomodation comfortable.
    The Romany caravan is tucked away in the corner of the field, giving guests a very private experience when the leaves are on the trees.. Our guests can experience the outdoors in comfort, wander through trees, along mown pathways and sit by one of three secluded ponds, hear birds sing and listen to wildlife away from the city and traffic noise.
    It is an idyllic way to get back to nature, in a private setting. We have recently added  Chimenea stoves to the Bow Top Area and the Silo kitchen, they are located so they heat up the kitchen, so if the weather turns chilly there is somewhere to warm yourselves. Our latest guests in the Bow Top this Spring say it is just the job!!
    We do leave our guests to enjoy the space, but we welcome them to have a guided tour around our vintage property and share ideas about our lifestyle too. The Romany Caravan was featured at the local Malpas Yesteryear Rally pulled by our vintage Ferguson tractor.
    We are mostly self sufficient , we talk a lot about vegetable gardening, keeping pigs, cows, chickens and growing trees, particularly willow.

    Our first few years into Glamping had some very encouraging reviews and feedback so we have provided further accomodation, building the grain silo and silo kitchen by the corner pond.  It looks rather like a luxury yurt inside. This is also, great for couples, with a double bed and a huge leather sofa. 

    New this year is the spacious Fairground Cabin with double bedroom with carpets, easy leather chair and windows.

  •  We are open from April - October

    Gypsy wagon is 2 nights minimum Price from £65 per night . Note this is for two people!!

    Fairground Cabin is 2 nights minimum Price from £65 per night.

    The Silo is priced from £65 per night.

     Weekends are two nights minimum.

    Laundry fees..
    Two Shower towels £5
    Bed linen £5 ie two pillow cases, bottom sheet, quilt cover, and borrowed quilt.
    Overseas guests £8 for linen and towels
    To avoid these additional costs we would encourage UK guests to BRING YOUR OWN sleeping bags or bedding.

    Recent additions are own sanitizer, own pillows as well as duvet and additional blankets.

    You may also like to bring a hotwater bottle, games and books too as we have removed them.



  • There's more.....

    Acorn Smallholding is a working holding with geese, a cow and hens.
    We operate off the grid, we enjoy self sufficiency with a polytunnel and veg plots. We also have a collection of vintage vehicles, including a 1974 Safari caravan and a 1970 airstream caravan.

    Our blog can be viewed at

    We began our very successful glampsite 5 years ago and are continually making improvements, especially to adding a few home comforts in view of the typical unpredictable British weather!
    Phil has built three exclusive kitchens for our adult guests. A place to sit, dine and rest undercover. Somewhere for couples or single glampers to prepare and enjoy meals whatever the weather, and when the sun comes out enjoy a BBQ or as the sun goes down light a campfire and relax in your own private space. 

    There are three wild life ponds in the field surrounded by young trees, we have planted over 2000 trees in the last few years. The middle pond is deep silt on the bottom and we do not feel that we can be responsible for children here as it could pose both a worry and a danger. This is the main reason for not allowing children. However it does make it quite attractive to those who want a peaceful setting, so we have settled on an adult only siite.

    You can find us on Airbnb who we use as our secure agent, this is an online Accomodation site which requires verifications and can take quite a bit of setting up. Alternatively just give us a call or text ( 07815072481) if you would just like to send us a few details about yourselves followed by sending a £20 deposit using PayPal when you book.

    We will be in contact with detailed directions and ideas on what to bring, which is not a lot as the kitchens are fully equipped and we have spare blankets too.

    One satisfied guest gave us this review
    "This place and what they have achieved here is amazing, we call it The Shire! "

    And "Wow! What a little gem. We loved our short stay here with Phil & Roz, they have a great setup there and the gypsy wagon was a delight to sleep in. They couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The outdoor kitchen area is well equipped and a nice relaxing area to eat and chill in. We met chickens, cow, pig and a newborn baby goose! Can't wait to go back soon.

    Also " Loved it! Ros and Phil are just wonderful hosts. They're property is so interesting- it's all self-sufficient, so cool learning about how it's all set up. The bell tent was just fabulous. It had everything you needed, and the area for cooking worked perfectly. We'll be back for sure!!!! "

  • You will be in a beautiful peaceful location. We are located in the countryside amongst cycle trails and lanes. There are nearby popular tourist locations, designer outlet, towpath walks, pretty towns, historic castles, walled towns and there is so much to see and visit in the surrounding area. Shropshire is a magical county and there is something for everyone. We will be happy to give you lots ideas of places to visit. We can recommend some lovely restaurants, towns, castles, walks and places of interest.

    There are two local pubs a couple of miles away but most people tend to relax with a drink in their new getaway space away from the towns and city lights.

    Please note we can also be found on our facebook page

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Acorn Ponds peaceful Glamping Retreat

Tel: 07815072481


Acorn Smallholding, Wood Lane, English Franktn, Ellesmere Shropshire, Shrewsbury, SY120JX

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