Caravan Parks for sale in Craven Arms

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 I had a great response from potential buyers which resulted in 3 offers for my business. 

Peter Webber (March 2014)
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Freehold Price: £695,000 Price Reduced Annual Turnover: £32,438
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Business Description
The business was established in 1984 and has been in our client’s careful ownership since 2001.  Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients" desire for a well-deserved retirement.

The business operates from March to October and generates a turnover in the region of £32,000 per annum, with a good gross profit, as of 2016 accounts.

This is a beautiful caravan/camping site in prime location set within 3 acres of grounds with outstanding views.

The camping field with a central gravelled driveway has 14 hardstandings and 25 electric hookups, water points are situated around the field.  The business also includes a beautiful detached PERIOD HOUSE surrounded by attractive gardens and a vegetable area and a polytunnel plus an additional one bedroomed cottage, a chalet and a very large barn.

The business has built up a very enviable reputation within the area for the high quality services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.  

The campsite belongs to the following affiliations. It is certified by The Camping and Caravanning Club, the Christian Caravan and Camping Fellowship and the AA approved Caravan and Camping - three chevrons - rating scheme.  

We feel there is massive scope to increase the turnover by embarking on an advertising and marketing campaign, as well as maximising social media and networking, there is also the possibility to change the use of the large timber shed/barn which is included as it has been used for a number of types of businesses before.  A new owner could also utilise the cottage and use it as a holiday let to command a higher rental yield.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this thriving business to the next level, therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Wayside caravan and camping park is ideally located in South Shropshire, close to the Welsh border with stunning views over the Clun Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The business is located on the B4368 between Craven Arms and Clun.

The touring park is located close to the village of Aston on Clun, made famous by the Arbor Tree celebrations and boasts a public house, village shop and garage, all in easy walking distance.

The old market towns of Ludlow, Clun, Bishops Castle and Church Stretton are all within 15 mins. drive away.

Wayside is ideally situated for visiting Shrewsbury, Hereford, Leominster, Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Welshpool and Newtown, all within a 30 mile radius.

The nearest railway station is Broome, 7 mins. walk away. Craven Arms railway main line station is 2 miles away.

The area is well served by the A49, being just 2 miles away, which links to the national A road and motorway networks.

MAIN HOUSE – owners’ accommodation.  The detached period house has been totally renovated to the highest standard. It has been rewired, re-plumbed and re-plastered throughout. it has oil fired central heating and solar panels.  It is immaculately presented.

HALLWAY with impressive flagged floor and feature exposed stone work and downstairs W.C. and wash basin.

The Victorian servants call bells are still mounted on the wall.

DINING KITCHEN with shaker style wall and base units, with feature plate rack, oil fired Aga, sash window to side with walk in pantry/utility area.  Access from kitchen into a good sized double glazed conservatory.

SMALL SITTING ROOM/SNUG with feature fireplace and Clear View wood burner, leading to a small office.

LOUNGE.  A lovely room with bay window to the front and lovely views over the Shropshire Hills, feature fireplace with Clear View wood burner, original built in storage cupboard and beautiful parquet flooring.

DINING ROOM. Oak board flooring window to front and feature fireplace.

STAIRS to very attractive split level landing.

Three large double bedrooms and one small double bedroom.

Walk in storage/dressing room.

Family bathroom with modern white suite and vanity unit also original built in storage/airing cupboard.

Separate shower room.


WAYSIDE COTTAGE which is included in sale) comprising - Lounge, dining room, small fitted kitchen, 1 bedroom and bathroom. this property is currently rented on a 6 month tenancy. It was previously used as a holiday let.

Large detached TIMBER BARN with double doors 60m x 15m.  This is currently used for caravan storage during the winter months and comfortably holds 20 caravans, but could be adapted for a host of additional uses. the barn is well maintained and offers power and light.

SHOWER/TOILET BLOCK This modern shower block contains ladies and gents showers, toilets and washbasins.

WASHING UP SHED containing stainless steel sinks, hot and cold water supply and ample worktop space.

DETACHED HOLIDAY CHALET two double bedrooms (one ensuite), bathroom with shower over bath, good sized lounge, fully fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and microwave. Balcony with seating area. Gas central heating and hot water system.

This is currently used as a holiday let with a full order book and lots of repeat customers.

EQUIPMENT Possibility of new owner purchasing Ford 3000 tractor with attached mower and a ride on mower. These would be available by separate negotiation

EXTERNAL The grounds surrounding the house are a particular feature of this business, there are well established gardens to all sides with flower beds, specimen shrubs and trees.

The camping field is surrounded by open countryside with uninterrupted views over the glorious Clun Valley.

The business is attractive with ample signage and a sweeping driveway leading to a car parking area and onto the main camping field.





There is current planning permission for an additional park home. In 2001 Planning Permission was granted for one more Park Home, but it was not implemented







From Craven Arms take the B4368 (Clun Rd.) towards Clun. Stay on this road for 2 miles. Wayside is on the right just before the village of Aston on Clun.


We are advised Freehold.

The business operates:

March to October – 24 hours per day.

The business is owner run and managed.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £32,000 per annum, with a good gross profit, as of 2016 accounts.  


Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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