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Bulkeley Wing

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Market Drayton, Shropshire
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms4
Pets 2

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Description

Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland, walkers can follow the Clive of India trails, or the bloodthirsty ’Murder and Mayhem’ track.


Built in 1695 by Bulkeley Mackworth on the site of a much older house inherited from his grandmother’s family, 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. Still lived in by the family who built the house, Buntingsdale is mentioned in Doomsday, and other famous names connected with the manor include Lady Godiva of Coventry, the Cabot brothers and Peter Bulkely, who founded Concord, Mass. USA, because he was disappointed in not inheriting Buntingsdale! An ancient castle is still there in the earthworks below the Hall. An army camped in the hill above the house before the Battle of Shrewsbury. The land was fought over in the Civil Wars, when two Mackworths, father and son, were in turn Governors of Shrewsbury Castle; their portraits hang in the Hall. In the more recent Second World War, the Hall was used as a training ground and wireless listening station, and was only released from service in the 1960s, when it was excused from being the command centre for nuclear strikes in the West Midlands. 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, darts and beer fridge allows for friendly competition in front of a roaring fire. Within the grounds lies a large lake and river frontage with rowing boat and inflatable kayak whilst guests have use of their own secluded courtyard area. There is private coarse fishing available (licence required), with basic equipment provided, and carp and trout with a jetty on the lake. There is also rough shooting (duck, licence required) and private snowdrop, daffodil and bluebell woods in season, with badgers and buzzards. For pets, an outdoor kennel is also available. The private drive is ¾-mile and children’s bikes are welcome. Bike hire is also available by arrangement with the owner. Walks start from the property and the owner also offers wellingtons and warm coats to borrow. Tours of the hall are available by arrangement with the owner, including Victorian icehouse and part tunnels, weather permitting. There is also a large formal Georgian dining room and drawing room with painted ceiling and fireplace for extra hire, and two large open fires in the drawing room and games room. The neighbouring community farm, 3 miles, has plenty of amenities including a restaurant, tea room, shop, organic butchery, walking trails, events and children’s activities. 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
  • Cot
  • Two high chairs
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared grounds of 18 acres with fishing by arrangement
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with full-size billiards table and table tennis
  • Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead and under strict control- sheep country
  • Unsuitable for the infirm (steps to first floor entrance)
  • NB: Lake in grounds

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    17/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2017
    We had a wonderful time, in a fantastic place. We had a warm welcome from the owner, who was very friendly and helpful. The accomodation was perfect for our group, comfortable, warm and with a well equipped kitchen.


  • 10

    17/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 05/06/2017
    The photos don't do the place justice. The accommodation was amazing and really well equipped. We all really enjoyed ourselves and there was everything we needed and more.


  • 10

    23/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2017
    This venue is perfect for a break with family/friends! The accommodation is spacious and well appointed, and the spacious grounds of the house are a beautiful benefit. The owner's family are so friendly, made us all feel very welcome, and shared the history of the property. The children in our party loved helping take the resident dog, Finn, for a walk around the house's lake, and playing in the games room including full size snooker table. We also enjoyed the visit to the nearby farm with its wonderful food and fairy trail walk. My only word of advice is that the accommodation is accessed by steep spiral staircase, which might cause accessibility issues for some. In summary, it was even better than expected from the website. We will be back!


  • 8

    29/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/04/2017
    Lovely place to visit. I booked this with my cousins as a surprise Mother's Day treat for my mum and aunties. Great place to have a girly weekend of relaxation. I would also like to bring my children and friends with kids and have a fantastic time exploring!! Owners were very friendly and invited us to a local barn dance and Spring fair. Would recommend booking to other family and friends.


  • 8

    17/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2017
    A lovely stay, but the oven and hob need to be of sufficient size for accommodation, the present oven is a standard domestic oven which takes an incredible length of time to cook basic food, but more importantly as the accommodation caters for 10 people it is impossible really to cook or heat food up in quantity for that amount of people, the same with hob, overall the oven needs to be much larger possibly range size with double oven.


  • 10

    31/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2017
    Excellent place to stay for a mixed group as en suites to just about all rooms. Kitchen very well equipped and great to have a big fire in the lounge. I'd recommend a tour of the grounds by Victoria, really fascinating to hear some of the history of the area. We plan to go back for our next get together!


  • 10

    10/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2016
    What a great place! We booked for a weekend in December 2016 and were thrilled with the accommodation. The family who own Buntingsdale Hall are so lovely and helpful, making our stay really enjoyable. Would definitely stay again.


  • 9

    25/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2016
    Lovely spacious accommodation,comfortable & warm.Basement games room was a great asset enjoyed by us all


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9.1 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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