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Monstay Farm Camp Site
Monstay Farm
Shropshire   (Browse area)
SY8 2HE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01584 318007  or  07913805981

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Pitches: 60
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 30 Reviews
              8/10 from 30 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Martinlea 1 review from this member

Very friendly welcome, didn't pitch my tent at first as I know from experience how pedantic some campsite owners are-but these aren't! I camped out for one night with my two children and they loved it. There was loads of space for them to play in the fields. The pitches were flat and the setting simply amazing. You can do forest walks from across the road from the campsite entrance. The facilities were basic but very clean. The best bits were the peace and quiet, space, fresh farm eggs and, of course, the campfire! Will definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Risin888 1 review from this member

We stayed here recently and I have to say I was disappointed with the condition of the site. We went with friends who had stayed before around two years ago and to find that the toilet and shower facilities had not improved in that time was sad to say the least. The toilets are typical of the wooden stand-alone huts you see in western films with an old sink stuck to a post outside but without any hot water to wash your hands. The shower? well that defies description. Cold, slow and basic is about as close as I can get to being accurate. The most frustrating part is this site has tons of potential if only it had a little money spent and someone who was interested in improving it. The views are spectacular and location is suited to walkers and bikers with forest tracks aplenty. The track into the field was akin to a building site, muddy, potted and wet. Our friends said that when they last visited they were told the contractors were due that day to resurface the track. Needless to say it hasn't been done. One word of warning, if you are thinking of booking a taxi into Ludlow then beware as we were given waiting times of between two and a half and five hours for a taxi. I can offer no reason for this as it was a quiet weekend. Taking everything into account I will not be staying here again.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Essexhebridean 8 reviews from this member

Our third visit to Ludlow and third time staying at this lovely friendly site. As always there was a friendly welcome from them and as we didn't want an electric hook-up we were turned loose to choose our own spot. We settled for the middle field, which is gently sloping but so long as you choose your space carefully it's possible to set up on level ground.

Facilities are basic - 2 toilets, 1 shower, and as the site was busy there was also the use of the additional shower-room in the farmhouse. We know from previous visits that showering at night is the answer to beating the queues in the morning! The only hot water is in the shower itself - so for washing up you need to boil a kettle which is no great hardship. There is also a freezer available for your icepacks. They sell freshly laid eggs at the farmhouse too ready for delicious breakfasts!

Prices are incredibly reasonable - £6 per adult per night for tents without electric.

Even though they were busy, there was plenty of space and it didn't feel at all cramped - and as others have said the views are just stunning!

This is a site which is a true pleasure to return to, and we undoubtedly shall.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Colin Keenan 2 reviews from this member

Singularly unimpressed by the extent and condition of the facilities - hot water only from shower - toilet 'block' rustic verging on primitive and the few hook ups were hard to find in the undergrowth.

The site is spectacularly situated with gorgeous views, but finding a part of the field that was level enough [even with the use of wedges] for comfort and still gave a bonnie view defeated us.

I note the favourable views, almost all from campers, but clearly see this site in a different light. Have nothing against 'simple' sites and hope to be fair in what I write, but we were so disappointed here, that despite having paid up front, we sat around an hour or so and eventually just left - the only time we have ever done so. For us this was Nonstay rather than Monstay farm.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Thorntop 8 reviews from this member

Beautiful isolated location with fantastic views on a working farm. £6 for adults and £2 for children. We arrived in the rain but site appears well drained except the gateways which got a bit slippery. The farmer was happy to tow out any vehicles that got stuck with his tractor.

The farmer hires out fire baskets and sells firewood. Due to the wet weather he opened the end of his barn for somewhere to sit and cook in the dry. The facilities are basic but clean. Only 2 toilets and one shower I could see, so I suspect these might get busy if the camp was full.

The owner is very friendly and relaxed which creates a very peaceful atmosphere on the site. If all you need is a space to pitch a tent in some beautiful countryside with a toilet and water then this site can't be faulted. The children enjoyed the horses, lambs, chickens, turkey and dogs in the farm yard.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stevenwilliam 5 reviews from this member

We had a six-night stay in September 2011.

The site lies a few miles to the west of the lovely market town of Ludlow and is a perfect spot for exploring the Shropshire hills and the Welsh Marches. A section of Offa’s Dyke is within easy reach. You really could not fault the location. As to the site itself, there are woods to the south and north and great views out to the west. There are three fairly large fields that can be used for tents. There are a few EHUs for caravan users in the middle field; we chose that field when we arrived because it looked the most level and it was completely empty, as was the north field. The south field had a couple of tents but at least 100-200 yards from us. On our fourth night, we had the entire site to ourselves. The site is sufficiently far from the road for it to be neither seen nor heard. At night, there was there were the sounds of nature only.

There are two loos, one without a light, and a shower with good hot water, which was free. There is an outdoors stand-alone sink and draining board next to the loos, but no hot water or light, where you can do the washing up. The loos were clean enough, as was the shower, although the rubber mat on which to stand after the shower could have done with a good clean or just needed replacing. There needs to some shelving put up around the sink. However, nothing looks finished – the walls of the loos being bare plasterboard and there’s not much of an excuse for a loo with no light given that it stands next to one that has. If the owners could improve these facilities, then this would be really good site. On our 5th day, the water, which is drawn from a deep bore hole, stopped. This coincided with the first day of the Ludlow food festival when I believe the site was “full” (there was still loads of free space), so the demand on the water was probably at a maximum, but the owners should ensure that water does not run dry again as apart from a piece of earth on which to stand your tent, water is the second-most essential in a campsite (it had been restored by the next morning).

I got the sense the owners are fairly laid-back, no one hassled us for money and we were half way in to the stay before I bumped into Angela who was lovely and friendly.

We really enjoyed our stay in Shrophsire and this lovely piece of the landscape is a great place from which to explore it. Hopefully, the owners will get the facilities up to scratch in the next year or so and then this would be a campsite to recommend.

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