Space to breathe on the Shropshire Welsh border
Wigwam Holidays Fir Tree Farm is a working, family-run dairy farm in north Shropshire, where we offer you a rural escape from the pressures of everyday life, and a chance to get back to basics surrounded by green fields, woodland and the rich history of this beautiful border county. With our lovely site being so easy to reach — less than 90 minutes’ journey from Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham — it’s easy to see why the quiet country lanes and restful green spaces of our home attract people looking to switch off and recharge their batteries.
A trip to Wigwam Holidays Fir Tree Farm puts the emphasis on outdoor relaxation, where you can find space to breathe and relax. The historic market town of Whitchurch is just 3 miles away from the site, where you can find a host of restaurants serving up fine, locally sourced food and drink, take a trip to the shops or simply stroll along the canal before popping in to one of the historic pubs for a restorative drink. We’re also lucky enough to have a local wild swimming lake at Alderford just a mile outside of Whitchurch, where you can take to the water or sunbathe and wander the hidden forest paths. It’s a fantastic place to spend a sunny afternoon, or make a day of it and hire canoes or paddleboards, visit the farm shop and have a go on the inflatable adventure course!
We know that you’ll just love visiting us for your staycation. We’re starting small, with one Wigwam Cabin for now, so you’ll have the site all to yourself for a uniquely private, peaceful experience. Your insulated, cosy cabin has everything you need to unwind: no extra clutter or costs, just great accommodation made even better by welcoming natural surroundings.
Home on the farm
Our farm is home to 250 Holstein Friesian cows, whose milk goes to a family-owned business producing locally made Belton cheese in Whitchurch 3 miles away. You’ll soon meet the cows as you look out over the fields from your self-contained cabin, which sits in its own private area. Life on the farm runs to the rhythm of rural life, so the hustle and bustle of feeding time and milking goes alongside the dawn chorus of birdsong and the bleating of sheep to provide a very authentic country experience.
Endless outdoor opportunities
For those who like to keep active, there are several long-distance footpaths in the area, such as the Sandstone Trail which starts in Whitchurch, and a little to the south of us lies the Wrekin, the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd, where the upland heath affords stunning views over the surrounding countryside whether you want to explore on foot or by bike.
Don’t forget that the rugged hills of mid Wales are only a short drive across the border, so it’s easy to take a daytrip to Llangollen and follow the popular history walk, or chase the wide open views from Llantysilio Mountain.
Historic castles and industrial heritage
As well as plentiful opportunities for walking and cycling in the fresh air, Shropshire has played an important role in the building of our nation, and we are surrounded by historic sites that offer a fascinating glimpse into life in the past. Visit the castles at Beeston, Whittington and Cholmondeley, or immerse yourself in the beautifully maintained gardens at Oteley or Hodnet Hall, whose beautiful displays really show off the natural splendour of our countryside. Bolesworth Castle holds Car Fest North and many other events during the year.
Some of those historic houses are available today for use as the most romantic wedding venues imaginable, so we’re well-placed for those looking for accommodation to help them celebrate someone’s special day. Combermere Abbey and Wrenbury Hall stand in gorgeous settings and have been the backdrop to many people’s unforgettable wedding services.
At Ironbridge Gorge you can take a dive into our industrial heritage by visiting the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, where the world’s first cast-iron bridge spans the gleaming River Severn. Find out more about the industry that thrived here, or visit the Victorian Town and head straight for the sweet shop...
Book your Shropshire glamping holiday today with Wigwam Holidays
A great staycation is never far away when you book a Wigwam Holiday, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our quiet corner of the Great British countryside. An energetic day of activities and discovery, some shopping time at the local market, or a rejuvenating walk in natural surroundings are all part of the experience when you come to stay with us. A cosy, affordable stay in a self-contained, luxury Wigwam Cabin means that you can worry less about the small things, and spend quality time getting back to nature.
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