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Cronkhill Farmhouse

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Attingham Park, nr. Shrewsbury
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Large, timber framed farmhouse re-modelled by John Nash, with beams, feature fireplaces and a sun trap walled garden with fruit trees.

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.

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  • 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
  • Wi-fi
  • Large secure garden, furniture
  • Barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor table tennis

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2016
    ulo Fabulous farmhouse. Great for family celebrations and Christmas. Very well equipped. Couldn't find a clothes line or aired though. Dining room bench seating would benefit from some cushions. Location is beautiful but unfortunately we couldn't find any walks straight from the farm. We tried using the paths marked on the OS map but although the stiles were there the fields had been planted and the tracks weren't visible. Also the farmer nearby told us they weren't public footpaths any more?! A brilliant place though and would definately recommend it

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    Generally happy with our stay. We could have done with more firewood (we had to ask late-arriving guests to bring some).

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    The kitchen and bathrooms were clean, lots of linen. Needs a new kettle but lots of kitchen equipment. The BBQ is not large and it took 3 lots of cooking for all of us to eat. Windows that fit, were not draughty and opened and closed would be nice. The other rooms could do with updating, carpets are tired and one bed creaked! Could do with a toilet downstairs. The young children loved it, hiding things for each other all over the house and plenty of space to play. The adults were comfortable, although no warm bathroom or living room because of the ill-fitting windows. All that said, my family of 11 and the dog stayed for a week and we did enjoy our stay, we would go again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/11/2015
    Lovely big property, perfect for large groups. Very basic furnishings but clean and we'll equipped. In a lovely rural setting. Could have benefited from some outside lightening as it was very dark in the winter and risk of slipping over in the wet.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2015
    Great property. Well equipped and very clean. Benches in the dining room are a bit hard after sitting at the table for a while but great size table for large party.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2015
    Lovely spacious property with loads of character. We stayed at the property for a weekend with friends from university. It was a perfect central location for everyone. The local pub is a short walk with decent food and beer. We've booked again for another long weekend next year

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2015
    Perfect for our purposes. Comfortable though rustic in terms of furnishing etc.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2015
    Just as we expected, plenty of room for 14 people. In this price range we would have expected more than a couple of small bags of wood for the fire to be included, but other than that very nice. Decent quality bed linen and well provided with crockery etc.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2015
    it was a group of women on a hen weekend. We had everything we needed in a special location and special farmhouse. It felt homely and yet it is very large. We had a great time and would fully recommend it. It is highly priced but it is high class so worth it. Absolutely no complaints.

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