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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 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.

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NOW
£1871-£5249
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Magnificent views

This detached stone farmhouse nestles on the hillside, 25 yards from the owner’s house and surrounded by farmland in this AONB with magnificent views south to the Long Mynd. It has its own access and parking. Four pubs and the village shop are within easy reach of this tranquil setting. Several other pubs are within a short car journey. The town of Bishop’s Castle is ten minutes away, with a wonderful delicatessen and several interesting cafes and pubs, two of which brew their own beer. The gastronomic centre of Ludlow with its market and castle and the fascinating Coalbrookdale museums at Ironbridge are about half an hour away as is the county town of Shrewsbury with all modern facilities including theatre, multiplex cinema and many restaurants is 20 minutes’ drive. Walking, gliding, paragliding and pony trekking are amongst the numerous outdoor holiday activities the area is famous for. The Long Mynd, Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way and the Stiperstones are all nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1¼ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating £40per week October-March, £30per week April-September. Electricity and towels included. Bed linen hire. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on lead at all times - sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£773-£1500
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
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Set on a working farm, this detached stone barn is located just 6 miles from historic Ludlow and lies on the edge of the village of Stoke St Milborough, which nestles between the Clee Hill and the Brown Clee Hills in south Shropshire, in an AONB. Stoke Court farm Barn is decorated and furnished to a high standard, whilst retaining many original features including beams and stable walls. It offers beautiful family accommodation with additional faciities for disabled guests, and makes an excellent holiday base for exploring the local area.
The 200-acre farm is a working beef and sheep farm, and within the grounds of the holiday barn is a newly discovered 17th-century formal garden with its prospect viewing mound. There is also a Sensory Garden to stimulate sound, sight, touch and smell. The latter has been developed in association with DEFRA.
Nearby, historic Ludlow provides a wealth of interest for any visitor. John Betjeman described it as ‘the loveliest town in England’. Country Life also paid tribute, calling it ‘the most vibrant small town in the country’. It has lively markets, food fairs and speciality shops. There are many Michelin restaurants and Ludlow has rightly become known as the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. The Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival is held every September. The town boasts over 500 listed buildings, mostly Georgian or half-timbered houses as well as a castle, once the home of kings, now a centre for festivals, events and open-air theatre performances.
An unusual day out can be enjoyed at the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, which traces the geological history of the Shropshire Hills, and is housed in an unusual turf-roofed building designed to echo the hill forts found in the surrounding countryside. A simulated hot air balloon flight over the Wrekin in the north to the Stiperstones in the south forms the central attraction of the Centre. A good day out can also be had at the Acton Scott working farm and musuem. Leominster, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and mid-Wales are all within easy driving distance. Fishing, walking, horse riding are all available and Ludlow golf course incorporates the Ludlow National Hunt Racecourse. Shop 6 miles.

Living/dining room with gas woodburner. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen. Ground floor double bedroom with electrically-operated bed, and immediately adjacent, wet room with toilet (facilities for the disabled). Wheelchair access from bedroom to garden. Family bedroom with double bed, two additional single beds (each for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, one with 6ft 6in bed, sloping ceiling, en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Large bathroom, shower attachment, toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Additional Z-beds (for +2)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV/video/DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed gardens, patio, furniture
  • Grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Paddock for soft ball games available
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access (some facilities for disabled on ground floor)
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£843-£2554
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

A tranquil, rural location
Ideal for families or groups wishing to explore the local countryside
Hot tub in large garden

Located in a peaceful and tranquil setting overlooking the local countryside, this well-proportioned, detached holiday property, equipped with a pool table and table tennis, provides quality accommodation for those families or groups wishing to explore the delights of Mid Wales, North Wales, Chester and the Shropshire borders. Local activities include horse riding, paintballing and go-karting. Guests can visit Park Hall, Powys Castle, Erddig, Chirk Castle, nearby Llangollen with white water rafting, horse drawn canal barges and steam railways, both at Llangollen and at Welshpool. Also, guests can visit the historic city of Chester, which is an easy drive and, one of the seven wonders of Wales, Llanrhaedr waterfalls which is within a 15-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Utility room. Conservatory. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 2 twin (one zip and link, can be double). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub. Games room with pool table and table tennis. Cycle store. Stabling available for 2 horses. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Low wall and steps to garden.

WAS
NOW
£526-£1631
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
Ladymoor Ref: RTT8

This large sandstone 17th-century holiday cottage stands detached on the banks of the River Severn with stunning views of the Severn Valley from both the house and the delightful lawned garden. It is located just 50 yards from Highley station and the Engine House Museum on the Severn Valley Railway, with steam trains running past the rear of the cottage. Journey from Marylebone station and change at Kidderminster to complete the fabulous journey by steam train. It is a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Severn Valley with its many footpaths, bridleways and river walks, with the famous Severn Way passing directly in front of the cottage and a country park just 50 yards away. This famous stretch of Stanley Water on the River Severn is one of the most prolific for barbel fishing in the country, producing barbel to 17lb on the BAA stretch of water outside the cottage. There are also two day ticket stretches at £5 per day, and lots of local carp fishing lakes. Highley 18-hole golf course is just a 5-minute walk and there are five other courses within a 15-minute drive. The West Midlands Safari Park is a 15-minute drive away, and this property makes an excellent base for visiting Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ludlow, Worcester, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd, all within an hour’s drive. Shop 3/4 mile, pub 500 yards.

Large living room with open fire. Dining room with patio doors. Beamed kitchen with electric range, electric cooker and tiled floor. Conservatory with river views. Separate toilet. Narrow staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1), balcony, river views and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three double bedrooms, each with river views. Bathroom with double size bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Separate spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with two additional single beds (for +2), Velux windows and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • Electricity and full oil central heating £80 per week, £50 per short break
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV with surround sound
  • DVD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Internal games room with pool table
  • NB: River 20 yards

WAS
NOW
£968-£2991
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Cwm Cottage Ref: RT4

Near Offa’s Dyke, in a wonderful rural location for exploring mid Wales and Shropshire, this peaceful and secluded period cottage nestles in 11/2 acres at the head of its own small wooded valley, bordered by a shallow stream. Thoughtfully restored, it stands detached and enjoys a southerly aspect in a natural setting. An idyllic retreat, close to the charming, historic town of Montgomery, with its castle ruins, timeless ambience and a small selection of pubs and restaurants. Shop 2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, new oak floor, beamed ceiling and French doors to garden. Beamed kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms (one beamed, with balcony). Beamed twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full LPG central heating included (October-March £25 per week)
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large garden
  • Ample parking
  • Water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced shallow stream in garden

WAS
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£0-£0
Shortlist
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
0
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.

WAS
NOW
£551-£1497
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Cottage Farm Ref: E5044

Peacefully situated in a delightful rural location, this charming detached cottage offers supremely comfortable and spacious accommodation with a wealth of exposed beams, period features and a log fire. Its lovely garden encompasses lawns and patios overlooking the beautiful Shropshire countryside, and glorious country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Just 6 miles away, the medieval black and white town of Much Wenlock offers a fine selection of shops, inns and restaurants and wonderful views over Wenlock Edge escarpment. This is the town that inspired today’s modern Olympics and visitors can explore a magnificent collection of Olympian artefacts in the local museum. Further afield, there are numerous places of interest including Ironbridge Gorge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and now the picturesque setting for fascinating museums. The ancient town of Shrewsbury, almost completely surrounded by the River Severn, is known for its beautifully preserved timber-framed buildings and elegant Georgian architecture while historic Ludlow boasts two Michelin starred restaurants and some very fine food shops. Its castle is also impressive, as is nearby Stokesay Castle. Golf, pony trekking and quad biking are all available nearby. Shop 6 miles, pub serving food 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Second living room/snug with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Second kitchen with sitting area and sofa bed. Utility room. Separate toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV/DVDs. CDs. M/waves. W/machine. D/washers. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

A finely restored and spacious character property situated in its own private grounds, commanding uninterrupted views across open parkland towards Wenlock Edge.

Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century and occupies an idyllic position in a picturesque estate landscape unchanged for two centuries. This exclusive property retains all its original privacy and character while providing every modern day comfort.
The Shooting Lodge includes a wealth of period features, such as beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fireplaces. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room, for relaxing and entertaining, spacious and bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen, the convenience of a secondary kitchen and south facing lawns and patios.
With bedrooms and bathrooms thoughtfully appointed, it is furnished with a mix of new and antique and the use of traditional English fabrics throughout. There is a rustic log cabin summerhouse with viewing platform and external table tennis room. The property is very popular with families and small groups of friends, achieving many repeat bookings.
Accommodation: Large beamed banqueting room with open fireplace and flagstone floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with feature fireplace, LPG range and Belfast sink. Utility room with additional electric oven and hob. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Narrow steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (can form 5ft double), with wooden floor and wash basin. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles), wash basin, wooden floor and low door. Larger double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles) with additional 2ft 6in bed (for +1), wash basin, oak floor and feature fireplace. Log cabin (35 metres from main house): Double sofa-bed (for +2) with vanity unit and commode-style toilet.


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 BBCTV 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.
The Shooting Lodge is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse is a finely restored, detached character property in its own extensive grounds, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three Acton Scott properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
Nearby and 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 property ref RN5.

For more information about Acton Scott visit www.actonscott.com

  • Electricity and full oil central heating included
  • Electricity oil rad in log cabin
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden with patio sitting-out area and furniture
  • Shop 2 miles

  • Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen and towels inc
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • Mini-portable t/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals and farm shop food deliveries by arr
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday

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.

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