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Although Shropshire could be considered a quiet corner of England, this rural county near the Welsh border has plenty of visitor attractions, a rich cultural and historical heritage, beautiful gardens and fascinating museums.

Shropshire has many picturesque historical towns and villages, for example Ludlow, which John Betjeman once described as “the loveliest town in England”. This bustling market town has a huge number of listed buildings, mostly from the Georgian period, fine restaurants, traditional inns and speciality shops.

Shrewsbury, the counties principal town is of Saxon heritage which was further developed by the Tudors. Located close to the River Severn the town is renowned for its castle, rising spires, abbey and green open parkland. It's also the perfect place to see some wonderful medieval buildings.

The county is the epitome of the most perfect rural countryside you can find, a place that has been formed over millions of years into a tranquil landscape of rolling hills and river gorges. Speaking of which the Iron Bridge Gorge Museums are a series of museums located in the Iron Bridge Gorge near the town of Telford. It's here that the beginning of the industrial revolution first took hold. Spanning the River Severn the outdoor and indoor museums offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The regions strategic location tells the tale of a turbulent past, evidenced by the hill forts, earthworks and castles which can be found throughout the Welsh borders. These include Ludlow Castle which was built in the 11th century and the Iron Age Hill Fort at Oswestry which covers some forty acres. Moreton Corbet Castle built in the 13th century was later extended in the 16th century. As well as these fascinating structures to Shropshire's past, the county has some lovely English Heritage properties like Stokesay Castle.

Other great days out ideas include a visit to the RAF Museum at Cosford, where you can see over 70 historical aircraft housed in 3 wartime hangers including world's oldest Spitfire and Lincoln Bomber. For more nostalgia visit the Severn Valley Railway, which run steam trains along the line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

So if you hanker after a relaxing self-catering break in a most beautiful, untouched part of England, take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Shropshire today.

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Drury Lane Barn Ref: RKK3

Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its present owners to a high specification, with modern conveniences added for ease of use - visitors can also enjoy sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court during their stay. Set in a slightly elevated position away from main roads, and on the owners’ estate, there are far reaching views across open countryside and meadows - making this a truly peaceful setting. Drury Lane Barn is situated less than 5 miles from Whitchurch - a compact Shropshire town just inside Shropshire’s border with Wales. It is a town steeped in history with an array of beautiful buildings that house shops, pubs and some very notable restaurants. Built in Queen Anne style, the distinctive St Alkmund’s Church dominates the town, and the courtyard off the Bullring survives as the last remaining of several which existed until the 1950s. Close by are the villages of Hanmer and Malpas, with the City of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Llangollen with its river, canal, mountains and wonderful views of the Welsh countryside, all within easy access.
The barn’s central position on the Welsh, Shropshire and Cheshire borders makes it a perfect holiday base for exploring the sights of the three counties. There are a number of National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, and golf, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared access to en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio and sitting-out area
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (18ft x 9ft), (open 6 hrs per day flexible from 9am-8pm, all year)
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1591-£3677
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

The Threshing Barn, Water Tower and Dairy (refs RFFD, RFFE and RFFF) are set amongst tranquil, unspoilt countryside and are available for a holiday or short break, and also as a venue for corporate events and wedding receptions. Choose from the spacious five bedroom Threshing Barn or one of the two bedroom cottages. The detached holiday cottages can be booked individually or together and are situated in a beautiful rural location, perfectly suited to exploring the countryside, visiting the market towns of Bridgnorth and Ludlow or visiting one of the many local attractions all year round. The cottages are a short distance from World Heritage site, Ironbridge and the Severn Valley Railway. The River Severn, only a few minutes’ walk away, offers lovely paths along its banks amongst beautiful scenery, and Dudmaston Hall, a National Trust property, is on our doorstep. There are numerous cycling routes which can be taken over the pedestrian bridge at neighbouring Arley and Hampton Loade which lead to Bewdley and Bridgnorth. Fishing and canoeing are also available on the river. Fishing rights are available to guests subject to availability on the River Severn’s famous ‘Barbel Alley’. Horse riding lessons and ‘Loan a Pony Days’ are available with a fully qualified and insured instructor by prior arrangement. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards and restaurant 200 yards.

Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and slate floor. Well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking). Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed, dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electric air source underfloor central heating included
  • Two travel cots and high chairs on request
  • Electricrange included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Ample parking
  • Natural 1-acre grounds
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge - to be kept on a lead at all times
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£2172-£2172
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Laurels Ref: RMM7

The Laurels is a superb example of a large, Grade II Listed town house, which is decorated to a very good standard, located in the very small, friendly town of Bishops Castle. The holiday home is within walking distance of the many interesting little shops in the main street, two banks, PO and five pubs, two of which are famous for brewing their own beer. There are several good restaurants and also a very good Indian restaurant. Shrewsbury - a delightful medieval town with the River Severn flowing through its midst makes for a pleasant day out, as do Ludlow, Powys Castle, Offa’s Dyke, the Long Mynd and Acton Scott Working Farm Museum. There are also many picturesque villages in the surrounding area. Many National Trust properties are nearby and the whole area is very popular with walkers and hikers. The Welsh coast with its beautiful beaches lies 63 miles distant. Shops ½ mile.

Living room with electric ‘flame-effect’ fire and French windows looking out to walled garden and patio. Oak-panelled dining room. Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Beamed breakfast room. Laundry room. Sun room looking out to walled garden and patio. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, Sky TV, additional pull-out beds (for +2) with adjoining bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet shared with twin bedroom. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), and single bed (for +1) in small adjoining room. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with walk-in shower, double basin, bidet and toilet.

  • Electricity `flame-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating included (January-April £60per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed walled garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1209-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1
The Knowle Ref: RCCL

The Knowle is a large, Grade II listed, part-Georgian, part-Victorian house adjoining another property. Enoying a prominent position within a mile of Bridgnorth, it is located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside overlooking the River Severn. The spacious gardens of approximately ¾ of an acre feature a large barbecue area, plus a climbing frame and a swing for children. Internally, this holiday property boasts good-sized rooms ideal for family or group get-togethers, a snooker/billiard room and wi-fi. There is easy access to the town and the River Severn, and it is just a 2-minute walk to the local pub and restaurant. Local attractions include the Cliff Railway, the Severn Valley Railway and Visitor Centre, Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian Town museums. Walking, cycling, golf, fishing and horse riding nearby. Shop 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

Large living room. Dining room with three steps down to kitchen with breakfast area. Games room with TV. Utility. Two separate toilets. First floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms each with TV; one with additional bunk bed (for +2 children). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom (for +2). Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating included, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with children’s play area
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with snooker/billiard table
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

WAS
NOW
£1253-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Bulkeley Wing Ref: RD8

Built in 1720 by Bulkeley Mackworth, and set in a prominent location within 18 acres of parkland, the apartment [right in photograph] of this Queen Anne mansion has been restored with character and style. With views to the Welsh hills over open countryside, the accommodation offered is of a very high standard, with comfort and all modern conveniences. An enormous games room with a full-sized snooker table, table tennis and darts allows for friendly competition in front of a roaring fire. Within the grounds lies a lake, with coarse fishing available by prior arrangement, whilst guests have use of their own secluded courtyard area.
Home of the gingerbread, the attractive town of Market Drayton was once famed for its Damson Fairs, and many Draytonarians continue the tradition with damson feasts each autumn. Keen walkers can follow the trails of the famous Clive of India or the unusual bloodthirsty ‘Murder and Mayhem’ track, whilst a wild animal trail offers a rather more sedate option for the children! Market Drayton is the ideal base for touring Stoke and the Potteries, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and North Wales. The Shropshire union canal winds it way close to the town, its tow paths, flights of locks and breathtaking aqueduct well worth a visit. Nearby you can find award-winning gardens, such as Hodnet, Wollerton Old Hall and Hawkstone Park, with its golf course and unique landscape of caves, woodland and follies. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Spiral staircase to first floor: Large living room with open fire. Spacious modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with high pressure shower and toilet, and one with wash basin and toilet. Two twin bedrooms with an interconnecting door (and each with a separate entrance from corridor), each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachments and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Cots
  • High chair
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared grounds of 18 acres with fishing by arrangement
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Games room with full-size billiards table (shared with adjoining cottage)
  • Unsuitable for the infirm (steps to first floor entrance)
  • NB: Lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£634-£1953
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0

This roomy and most well-equipped detached barn conversion is one of those rare holiday properties that can accommodate the larger family party in comfort and style. It boasts a wealth of old oak beams and half-timbered walls, with twin stairs to each wing, and plenty of space to spread out. There’s a children’s sitting room, plenty of bathrooms and some en-suite facilities, and large gardens with meadows and woodland beyond, forested hills an easy walk. The barn is 2 miles from the border Marches town of Craven Arms, close to Stokesay Castle and Acton Farm Museum, and handy for hill walking on Wenlock Edge, The Wrekin and Long Mynd. Ironbridge Gorge museums, Severn Valley Railway and medieval Shrewsbury all an easy drive. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. Twin stairs to first floor: 7 bedrooms: 4 double, one with additional single, two with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 3 twin. Two bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. Two high chairs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned gardens with patio and chairs. Adjoining wild areas. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£515-£1612
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
8
Pets
0
Halford Big Barn Ref: 10359

This superb, detached barn conversion is one of those uniquely rare properties that can accommodate the larger of family parties in true comfort and style! Its spacious living rooms, generous en-suite bedrooms (some of which suit partially handicapped guests), and wealth of extra facilities will delight guests, and the property retains many character beams, with fine joinery and decor. There are separate stairs to 2 ’wings’, so plenty of room to spread out. An ideal base for a year-round holiday, with fine walks to Stokesay Castle, a short drive to Wenlock Edge and Long Mynd, and about half an hour from Ironbridge museums. Offa’s Dyke and Clun are nearby. The village of Craven Arms has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrim’s travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys. Knighton, Bishops Castle, medieval Ludlow, home to nearly 500 listed buildings are within easy reach. There is half a mile of coarse fishing within walking distance. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¾ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor wing: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second staircase to separate first floor wing: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawn and grassed area. Large courtyard with patio and chairs. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Family bookings only. NB: The first floor wings are not interconnecting.

WAS
NOW
£799-£2006
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
35
Bedrooms
11
Pets
2

Ideal for family reunions and celebrations, extended family holidays or team events, this spacious traditional farmhouse provides a wonderful venue, cosy and very comfortable, ideal for year round breaks, with the luxury of a 9-seater hot tub in the garden, a sauna, games room, 50" plasma TV, 10 TVs and superbly appointed bathrooms and shower rooms (some with steam/shower cubicles). Set amidst beautiful Shropshire countryside and commanding stunning views over the Clun Valley and the little village of Clunbury. It is a superb rural location for wonderful walking, perhaps ending up at one of many good local pubs and restaurants. Further afield, visitors will find many places of interest. Ludlow, a gourmet’s paradise and home to an imposing castle and National Hunt racecourse, is just a few miles, and Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Shrewsbury, Hereford Cathedral, the Ironbridge museums and many charming little border towns, with their fascinating small shops, are just some of the delights within an easy drive. Activities within a 30-minute drive include clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, paintballing, pony trekking, alpaca walking, mountain biking, fishing, golf and walking, with cycle hire also available. Shops 2 miles, pub serving food 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. Games room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 3 double, each with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 3 double, each with two additional singles, one with en-suite shower room, separate toilet, two with access to en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 3 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with 2 additional singles, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.

Woodburners in living and dining rooms inc. Oil CH, elec and bed linen and towels inc. Three t/cots. Three h/chairs. Satellite TV (full package). Three Freeview TVs (one with surround sound). DVDs. CDs. iPod dock. Aga. Elec/gas range cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Three dishwashers. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Sauna. Games room with pool table, table tennis, air hockey table, TV and table football. Thursday to Thursday (until Dec 2014). Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday(from Jan 2015).

WAS
NOW
£2527-£4760
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill, Cronkhill Farmhouse occupies a delightful elevated position on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate.
This spacious, timber framed farmhouse is located in extensive and picturesque grounds including a sun trapped walled garden, fruit trees and brick apple store. Dating from the 17th century and Grade I listed, it was remodelled by John Nash, the famous Regency architect, to match the adjoining property (also National Trust and open 6 days a year).
Cronkhill Farmhouse retains many period details, including beamed ceilings, quarry tile floors and open fireplace. Providing spacious living accommodation, well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen and large dining and entertaining space, it can sleep up to 14. Its idyllic situation combines a very convenient location, close to the bustling town of Shrewsbury and the prettiest villages of Shropshire.
The property is especially popular with families and groups of friends, as it can be adapted to suit their individual needs, with four of the six bedrooms providing either twins or doubles. A la carte catering for special occasions and a freezer filling service are available to pre-book.

Accommodation: Entrance hall/boot room. Large living room with open fire. Spacious dining room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and additional single bed (each for +1). Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Shower room with toilet. Further bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet.
Location: A local post office, shop, gastro pub and traditional country pub are all within ½ mile of Cronkhill. The National Trust’s Attingham Park is just 1 mile away, at the centre of which is a fine Regency mansion set within a deer park designed by Humphrey Repton. There is extensive year round walking to be enjoyed here.
This is an excellent central base from which to explore Shropshire. Shrewsbury lies 3 miles to the north, with its fine period architecture, cinemas, restaurants and excellent shopping. To the south are the spectacular Shropshire Hills and Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm, as seen on BBC TV’s hit show Victorian Farm and a firm favourite with families. In its medieval castle setting, Ludlow provides a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. Eight miles to the east is the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums. Three ruined abbeys and the remains of the ancient Roman city of Wroxeter are all within a 20-minute drive.
The custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse is Rupert Acton who helps to manage his family’s Acton Scott estate, famous for providing the film location for BBC TV’s Victorian Farm and new series, Escape in Time, presented by Ben Fogle. A thirty minute drive south of Cronkhill, three further holiday houses may be found at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3; The Shooting Lodge, sleeps 8 + 3, ref RNP; and Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4.

For more information see www.actonscott.com

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, oil central heating, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large secure garden, furniture
  • Barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Water feature in grounds

WAS
NOW
£794-£2469
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
3

This large and finely restored period property is situated within extensive and picturesque parkland and provides every modern day comfort and style.

Dating back to the 16th century, Henley Farmhouse occupies an idyllic position affording uninterrupted views from south-facing lawns and patios, towards Wenlock Edge and Flanders Folly. Thoughtfully appointed and boasting a wealth of period features including beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fires, this is a desirable and spacious ten-bedroom character property.
Restored to an excellent standard, it provides large relaxing and entertaining space including dining for 20, two spacious living rooms and a separate children’s play area. There is a bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen and convenient secondary kitchen/utility. Its ample bedrooms are thoughtfully appointed and there are nine bath/shower rooms, seven en suite. The property is furnished throughout with a mix of new and antique andthe use of traditional English fabrics.
Very popular with families and groups of friends, Henley Farmhouse achieves many repeat bookings, not least as it can be adapted to suit the individual needs of larger parties, with six of the ten bedrooms offering either twins or doubles.
Accommodation: Entrance porch/boot room. Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Beamed sitting room with open fire in stone fireplace. Dining room with feature fireplace and table seating 20. Well-equipped, bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen with two gas/electric ranges and island. Children’s play area with adjacent kitchen/utility. Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Wet room and toilet. Separate toilet. Three staircases to separate areas of the first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one with oak floor. Two large double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and feature fireplace; one with inter-connecting door to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles); one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three staircases to separate areas of the second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with beamed sloping ceiling; one with en-suite bathroom with centre stage roll-top bath and toilet, and one with roll-top bath within bedroom and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds (can form 6ft double) with wooden floor and sloping ceiling.


Location: You will discover a piece of British history at Acton Scott, for it achieved national fame as the setting for BBC2’s hit TV series Victorian Farm, acknowledging the Acton family’s championing of sustainable practices. It has been followed by another Acton Scott-based BBC TV series Escape in Time, new for 2010 and presented by Ben Fogle.
Guests can enjoy a memorable setting and a multitude of activities on this lovingly preserved estate, including the Historic Working Farm - where the land is worked with heavy horses to preserve a way of life before the age of the tractor. This visitor attraction is a firm favourite with families. There’s the handy School House café (open April to October) and lovely guided walks and cycle rides.
The prettiest market towns and traditional country pubs are all close at hand, including Shrewsbury to the north, on the banks of the River Severn; and Ludlow, to the south, in its medieval castle setting. This is a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. The spectacular Stretton Hills and Welsh Marches offer riding, cycling and walking. Among the many nearby sites are Attingham Park, the famous Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums, the castles of Powis and Stokesay and Wroxeter Roman city.
But if you simply cannot tear yourself away from Acton Scott, the finest local produce and home prepared meals can be delivered to your holiday house, with a la carte catering available to pre-book for special occasions.
Henley Farmhouse is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. The Shooting Lodge is a finely restored and spacious character property set in its own private grounds, sleeps 8+3, ref RNP. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
Three miles to the east of Shrewsbury, Rupert Acton is also the custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate. A spacious 17th-century timber framed property with spectacular views towards the River Severn, it sleeps up to 14, see ref RN5.

For more information visit www.actonscott.com

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Two gas/electric ranges included
  • Two microwaves
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi broadband available £15 per week, £10 per short break
  • Large secure south-facing garden with patio and furniture

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen and towels inc
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle storage
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals and farm shop food deliveries by arr
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday
  • Shop 2½ miles, pub 1½ mile

The flexible accommodation at Acton Scott can be taken together by larger parties so that 36 people can stay for family gatherings and weddings etc. Thirty minutes’ drive to the north, near Shrewsbury, is Cronkhill Farmhouse, sleeping 14, which is also managed by the Acton Scott estate. See property ref RN5.

WAS
NOW
£1871-£5249
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Superb area for touring and walking

Charmingly named after a famous local pony, this detached, comfortable house provides spacious and well-equipped holiday accommodation in a rural setting. A superb area for touring and walking, being within easy reach of the many famous and historic places which enrich this unspoilt county. Offa’s Dyke and Clun nearby. Craven Arms itself has some engaging and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Shrewsbury and Wigmore Abbeys. Medieval Ludlow, with nearly 500 listed buildings, Bishops Castle and Knighton, are well worth a visit. Fishing, horse riding and golf available locally, ease of access to the Welsh borders, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Ironbridge World Heritage Site museums and exhibitions approximately 30 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Second living room. Two kitchens. Utility room. 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 3 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 bunk. Two bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburners in living rooms (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Two electric cookers. Two microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£652-£1572
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
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Seifton Court Ref: 28197

With its 5½ acres of land, and situated a few miles from the historic market town of Ludlow, this detached holiday cottage is in the perfect location for guests wishing to really explore the local area and enjoy all the attractions that Ludlow has to offer. Although the town came into existence when Ludlow Castle was built in the 11th century, and has many traditional buildings and historical attractions, Ludlow has become more recently recognised for its abundance of fabulous restaurants, bistros and cafes. The famous Ludlow Food and Drink Festival takes place every September and there are also regular farmers’ markets. For guests wishing to enjoy a day at the races, Ludlow racecourse can be found a few miles away. Perched on a cliff, overlooking the River Teme, Ludlow is famous for the magnificent views, beautiful countryside and rolling hills. There are footpaths, walking routes and cycle ways, including Long Mynd, Brown Clee and Stiperstones, which pass through the local area. A little further afield, guests can visit the counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, and explore the towns of Tenbury Wells, Bromyard, Leominster, Malvern, Hereford and Bewdley. Alternative places of interest include the Severn Valley Steam Railway, Cardingmill Valley in Church Stretton, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum and the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with slate floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Games room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with beams, Velux and en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire in second living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Oil aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi included. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 5½-acre natural, unspoilt grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with computer and pool table. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£551-£1497
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