Stanmore Hall

Mar 14, 2005
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We have booked to stay at Stanmore Hall Shropshire next week has anyone stayed there if so any reports please, I know the obvious places to visit Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, would like to hear of any others please
 
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hi we have not stayed at this site but have had a ride onit looks very nice

place to visit bewdley is about 10 miles away nice place got a lovley fish and chip shop on the river if you have children stourport on seven is nice as childrens pitch and putt and fair rides kidderminster as got a good shopping as all new shops

and bridgnorth it self is nice as a good market on a saterday

there is westmidlands safri park there is loads to do from this area
 
Mar 14, 2005
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Hi Steve

We stayed at stanmore park for the fist time in july and had a great time it is a loverly site very peaceful with lots of freindly ducks it is very clean site and the wardens were very good and helpful there are alot of interesting places to vist hope you have a good time we will be going back again as it is open all year

Regards Sarah&Keith Jones
 
Jan 19, 2002
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I always write my own report following a visit. A bit long therefroe but here goes:

This is a splendid spot just east of Bridgnorth within the grounds of Stanmore Hall which houses the Midland Motor Museum (although totally separated and with secure entry and exit barriers). Managed under contract for the Caravan Club this is a haven for wildlife and caravanners. AA and Caravan Magazine awards are richly deserved.

Reception, shop and utilities (plentiful and pristine, with the best powerful showers ever encountered on site) are housed in a purpose built centre overlooking the central lake, thoughtfully including a small conservatory for early or late season convivial evenings.

The lake lies in the centre of the park, with pitches spread around a 'U'-shaped tarmac road, many having a view of the lake, and all having ample generous spacing. A few more recently established pitches nearer the entrance suffer some road noise, and were generally less scenic in our opinion. Some all-season pitches (30) consist of sharp gravel hardstanding, direct waste and water. Being bank holiday all 135 pitches were occupied when we stayed, but there was still an air of peace and space. While it presented no problem we would have chosen a pitch not directly overlooking the children's play area which consists of a grassed area for ball games, swings and slide on bark chippings. Although protected by some grassed banking along the back of the adjacent pitches we still felt a little vulnerable to errant balls or bicycles! All the families, several with young infants, were concentrated a this end of the park, with the further end being reserved for couples only, a sensible distinction. The grass is well maintained (eco-matting only), and the pathways vacuumed clear of leaves and other debris. Waste and water points, easily accessible, are to the usual CC design with clear labelling.

The lake is home to duck, moorhen, mallards, and while we were there a pair of swans that had chosen to nest (with five eggs) just in front of the conservatory. Many other birds can be spotted, including for us a pair of young thrushes in a hedgerow nest, and the resident peahens. Dusk brings out the wild rabbits and you may be lucky to spot a squirrel or two. Benches are strategically placed for shelter and view on sunnier days, and some picnic benches are provided.

The attractive small town of Bridgnorth, with high and low towns joined by the funicular railway (Established 1851) is about a mile distant. This serves for supermarket shopping, browsing, and a lively street market twice weekly. The river Severn flows through low town, happily the town bridge traffic being relieved by a bypass. It also forms the northernmost point of the Severn Valley Railway. Further to the north, south of Telford New Town, lies the Ironbridge Museum Group, where a passport ticket entitles you to visit all sites spread over as many visits as wished.
 

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