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Cronkhill Farmhouse

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Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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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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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Amazing farm house in a great location, owner thought of everything, very friendly and helpful, wonderful time had by all 13 of us, will definitely be staying again, thankyou cronkhill x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2017
    excellent property for group visit warm and comfortable

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2017
    We had a fabulous time. The cottage was beautiful with great views and lovely secret garden!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/01/2017
    Great place to stay. Near to ironbridge and national trust places. We had a wonderful time here for a long hen weekend. Great recommendations also as we hired the suggested catering lady and she was brilliant.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/09/2016
    Lovely farmhouse, 15 of us and there was plenty of room. Bedrooms are a good size and plenty of room for the children to play in and outside the property. We all had a lovely time and I'm sure we will return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2016
    We stayed here for a family birthday and had an amazing time. Would definitely stay again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 25/07/2016
    Having been to this farmhouse for a weekend 10 years ago I had an idea of the location-very quiet with beautiful views. It has changed very little since then - the walled garden area appears smaller than it was but it still big enough for games with little ones. The borders around the house look as if they would welcome some attention but the house has clearly seen some renovation looking at it from the outside, so the gardens may be next for some TLC. There are plenty of games in the dining room cupboard for guests to use, also books some CDs and DVDs. Some are looking a little tired now though, particularly the table tennis bats, but it was nice to be able to play table tennis in the garden. There were a few cobwebs between the dining room and living room but it is a big place to keep clean and overall cleanliness was okay (apart from the underwear we found in the dressing table drawer left by a previous occupant I assume). We had a problem with wasp infestation in the living room which was disturbing - there appears to be a nest in the wall of the house just below the window - the wasps are getting into the house by a hole in the wall - you can see them from the back door clearly. We bought fly killer which kept the numbers down but each morning we were greeted by more. This also seemed to be letting in flies to the living area and we also had a few in the kitchen too. There is a lot of building work going on in the adjacent building and this may have caused a gap for them to get in, although we were unable to find it. Again, plenty of fly spray advisable if you are planning to stay here soon. The kitchen had everything we needed although one side of the toaster was not working which meant using the grill to toast bread for 11 people. Also found the kettle a little on the small side for such a large number of people - could possibly use another one and another toaster. There was also water ingress during a heavy rainstorm - the water was by the washing machine which at first we thought was leaking but after a careful check of where the water was coming from it looks like it may be from a soak-away somewhere. It only happened the once as the weather improved for the remainder of our stay. Thankfully there were no wasps or flies upstairs and the beds were extremely comfortable with adequate bedding and space for our clothes and bags. The lock to the central bathroom was broken (once locked it was difficult to unlock so we decided as a family to leave it unlocked just in case). We chose a weekend when the adjacent National Trust property was open to the public which had a good and bad side - good as we could go in and have a look around our "neighbours" but bad in that we had strangers walking around our part of the grounds and looking in on us as we watched television! If you are not keen on this happening to you please check the dates that Cronkhill is open to the public before booking. I found the owner of the property very helpful when arranging the layout of the rooms, and general enquiries about facilities. Overall we enjoyed our stay at this property for our family celebration, and we would go again (maybe in another 10 years).

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Excellent location and ample accommodation for a party of 8 adults & 4 children. However, fridge & freezer should be larger to suit such a party which the property is intended to attract. Equipment should be checked to be in working order between lettings. DVD player doesn't work, one toilet cistern has a broken flush. In all the properties I have rented for holidays there have always been one or two (or more) niceties on arrival such as milk for the 1st cuppa etc. There was nothing at Cronkhill and I would have thought for the amount of money it cost to rent there should have been.

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