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The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse

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Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms10
Bathrooms9
Pets 3

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Description

Excellent farmhouse ideal for larger groups of family or friends, with beams, oak floors, open fires, dining for 20, children’s play area and 2 lounges.

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 and the 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. Wet room. Separate toilet. Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Beamed sitting room with open fire in stone fireplace. Children’s play area with adjacent kitchen/utility. Separate toilet. Dining room with feature fireplace and table seating 20. Well-equipped, bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen with two gas/electric ranges and island. Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). 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, full gas central heating and Wi-Fi included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Two gas/electric ranges included
  • Two microwaves
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Large secure south-facing garden with patio and furniture

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi inc
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle storage
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals by arr
  • Ground floor facilities
  • 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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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    03/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 29/05/2017
    Lovely old house in a beautiful location, very comfortable but no hot water in the kitchen for the second half of our stay, barbecue grills disgusting, had to spend ages cleaning them before we could use them and general level of cleanliness not great. Very expensive for what it is.


  • 9

    07/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    This is a spacious, relaxed farmhouse, plenty of room to spread out, lovely grounds and a decent size kitchen for so many people. Like check out at 11 as it makes it much easier on the final day with so many people to organise. Great they take dogs too and wi-fi is free if you need it!


  • 9

    03/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2016
    Spacious, well-equipped farmhouse accommodation. A wonderful base for our 17-strong family group, ranging in age from 9 - 86 years. Plenty of bedrooms, with comfy beds and mostly en suite bathrooms. Great garden, outdoor seating and the table tennis barn was a hit! The general view was that the dining room lacks a few softening features, such as being able to dim the lighting, no table mats (shown on website but not located) and resembled a canteen compared to previous places where we have stayed. The enormous table took up the entire room and most of the centre of it was wasted space. Lighting in kitchen could be brighter. Otherwise, the house was fantastic and we would definitely recommend.


  • 10

    02/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 12/09/2016
    Exactly what we needed to make a family get together very special.


  • 9

    28/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2016
    A fantastic base for a large family gathering. The Farmhouse was homely and spacious and set in a stunning location. Everyone was relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful surrounding countryside. The bedrooms were spotless with comfortable beds, so everyone managed a good nights sleep. We will be booking again in the future.


  • 10

    13/08/2016
    Confirmed guest, 08/08/2016
    Wonderful family get together - home from home , very relaxed. Ages ran from 9months to 81 years! It would have been nice if the downstairs wet room had been en suite.


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