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Bulkeley Wing

Market Drayton Grade 0 Star rating View Map
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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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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • BroadbandBroadband
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • FishingFishing
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-15
    Beautiful apartment. Loved the quirkiness and history.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-31
    Fabulous, historic location with a wonderful atmosphere. We can't wait to visit again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-18
    Could not fault it lovely period building and the lovely owners just perfect

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-04
    Beautiful place, lovely owners, fabulous place to stay and have quality time together will definitely be returning

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-27
    Lovely spacious place - and very welcoming and helpful host. A bit ramshackle - that was fine, and made us feel more relaxed in our stay - but the overall cleanliness left something to be desired

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-17
    The host Victoria was extremely kind. The space is fantastic, really nice for a company retreat.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-04
    A large group of us stayed and lived the grandeur and scale of this property - the games room and grounds are fantastic! We would definitely stay again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-14
    Visited Buntingsdale Hall with a group of 4 couples (and one child) for a weekend away. We were looking for somewhere quiet with plenty of space to socialise - both of which the Hall provided in heaps! There is a large kitchen diner, a comfortable lounge and a spacious games room with log fire and full size snooker table amongst other games. Following a period of requisition during the war this Hall has been reclaimed by the family of the original owners. They live in the property and are restoring it to its former beauty. They kindly welcomed us into their home and provided us with coffee and a tour of their work so far. The building is full of history and character and soo peaceful. Please note that this property is being restored and not modernised - so do not expect power showers and lifts! The grounds, including a lake are beautiful - if it is peace, quiet and space that you are seeking - Buntingsdale is your place!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-11
    We had wonderful time in a brilliant location and a very warm welcome when we arrived. The Easter gifts and flowers were a very thoughtful touch and very much appreciated. Better lighting in the games room would have made us use it more in the evenings. It was a very cosy and welcoming place to stay and we all had an enjoyable time.

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