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Acorn Ponds

English Frankton, Shropshire, England
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Adults only secluded glamping on a smallholding nr Shrewsbury. Gypsy wagon, 1974 caravan, Grain Silo & Fairground Wooden Cabin. Closed in winter.


Acorn Ponds offer rural and romantic getaways in a secluded and beautiful part of the Shropshire countryside. The site has an American Airstream Caravan, a spacious Wooden Fairground Cabin, a traditional Romany Wagon, a 1974 Safari Caravan, a grain Silo Cabin and a converted Yellow School Bus!

The site is located in English Frankton, within easy reach of Shrewsbury. The accommodation is set in private fields amongst trees and ponds. Guests can enjoy fantastic walking and cycling trails, and visits to several charming meres in and around the nearby canal town of Ellesmere.

The innovative Fairground Cabin is like a yurt inside a vintage hook-a-duck stall, sleeps 2 in a double bed with side lighting.It has a private retro horse box kitchen and diner with decking. 

The charming Romany wagon for 2 is set in a tranquil woodland with a quirky round hut kitchen diner, with chimenea. Allunits have their own toilet and hot water shower are near by, outdoor furniture, bbqs and firepits.

The Grain Silo is set by a wildlife pond with its own matching silo kitchen, toilet and shower. The round room is stylishly decorated with a double bed, huge leather sofa, carpets and quirky lighting.

There is also a 1974 Safari caravan called Marilyn with integral kitchen with a pretty teashop theme. Only £45 a night for two.

The yellow school bus may have you reaching for your satchel but rest assured this bus won't be going anywhere! Sleeping 2 adults comfortably, this bus offers a different kind of holiday accommodation. 

Look out for this new listing in 2020, enjoy a few days in this American Airstream Caravan and share the quirky fairground lit stall lounge with bus seats and a gas bbq and pitza oven!!


Shropshire is a tourists gem, there are canal walks, walled towns, castles and lakes (The Meres) Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle near Shropshire Hills area of outstanding beauty. Historical Chester, Llangollen and the Welsh mountains. Ironbridge and numerous museums. So much to see and do!

Closed in winter. Prices for 2 from £45-£65 per night. 

No pets. No children. Bed linen and towels provided for an additional fee. You may save this fee by bringing your own.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s