5 Star Park Rating In Shrewsbury
Friday, 15, Nov 2019 03:19
By William Coleman
Great things are about to get even better for an award winning caravan and motorhome park in Shropshire as they retain their 5 Star rating by VisitEngland for the 20th consecutive year.
Having a high star rating can literally make or break a business, especially in the caravan world, so when it comes to keeping 5 stars for 20 years you know that the site owners and staff really know what they are doing.
One such park who believe in running a tight ship is Oxon Hall Touring Park, which enjoys a lovely parkland setting on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, is described as "a well maintained and presented park being ideally situated for exploring the local region and facilities" in the inspector's assessment.
Highlights of the inspection were very good standards of ground maintenance throughout the park, very friendly and helpful staff and the park's location close to all the amenities and attractions available in the Shrewsbury area.
When it comes to staff you cannot put a price on having the right people. Over the years I have come across some staff who are there to collect wages and see it as a 9-5. Where as the other side of staff are those who genuinely care about what they do and go well above and beyond to ensure you have the best holiday experience you can.
The report also noted "excellent, spacious gravel pitches with ample room for placing an awning" and "very good landscaping. Hedges and planted areas enhance the overall appearance of the park".
Owned by Shrewsbury-based Morris Leisure, Oxon Hall Touring Park was named AA Heart of England Campsite of the Year for 2019, having previously won the AA Campsite of the Year for England in 2006.
The park is open all year round, has 100 all-weather pitches and is situated close to the town's park and ride bus service, which is popular with people attending major events in Shrewsbury.
Edward Goddard, Morris Leisure's managing director, said: "We are delighted to have retained a five-star rating from VisitEngland for the 20th year.
This rating recognises the quality of the park, the work and enthusiasm of the management team there and the important contribution that it makes to the local economy, which we estimate at more than £2 million annually."
What makes a 5 Star site for you? Pitch quality, facilities, location, days out?