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The Acton Scott Estate - The Shooting Lodge

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Acton Scott
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps11
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets 3
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Description

Passing through fields and woodland to the secluded Shooting Lodge, yet Shrewsbury and Ludlow are both nearby.

A finely restored and spacious character property situated in its own private grounds, commanding uninterrupted views across open parkland towards Wenlock Edge.

Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century and occupies an idyllic position in a picturesque estate landscape unchanged for two centuries. This exclusive property retains all its original privacy and character while providing every modern day comfort.
The Shooting Lodge includes a wealth of period features, such as beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fireplaces. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room, for relaxing and entertaining, spacious and bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen, the convenience of a secondary kitchen and south facing lawns and patios.
With bedrooms and bathrooms thoughtfully appointed, it is furnished with a mix of new and antique and the use of traditional English fabrics throughout. There is a rustic log cabin summerhouse with viewing platform and external table tennis room. The property is very popular with families and small groups of friends, achieving many repeat bookings.
Accommodation: Large beamed banqueting room with open fireplace and flagstone floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with feature fireplace, LPG range and Belfast sink. Utility room with additional electric oven and hob. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Narrow steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (can form 5ft double), with wooden floor and wash basin. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles), wash basin, wooden floor and low door. Larger double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles) with additional 2ft 6in bed (for +1), wash basin, oak floor and feature fireplace. Log cabin (35 metres from main house): Double sofa-bed (for +2) with vanity unit and commode-style toilet.


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 BBCTV 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.
The Shooting Lodge is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse is a finely restored, detached character property in its own extensive grounds, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three Acton Scott properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
Nearby and 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 property ref RN5.

For more information about Acton Scott visit www.actonscott.com

  • Electricity and full oil central heating included
  • Electricity oil rad in log cabin
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden with patio sitting-out area and furniture
  • Shop 2 miles

  • Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen and towels inc
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • Mini-portable t/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals and farm shop food deliveries by arr
  • Ground floor facilities

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

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/06/2016
    Amazing. No humans for miles. Had a superb food made fresh by Millie's Kitchen. Do it!!!


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/06/2016
    The kitchen could have been cleaner but the rest of the property was OK. An upstairs shower would have been welcome with our party of 11. The lighting in the lounge was poor especially when playing card games in the evening. The surroundings were fantastic and the visit to the farm was memorable.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    This was our 13th stay, a lovely retreat.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2016
    The cottage was very well equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. Overall comfort excellent, location superb. Lighting in lounge/dining poor. A fabulous place to get away from it all.


  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2016
    I loved the cottage, but it had not been cleaned very well. The were Christmas crackers down the side of the sofa, it was not messy but not clean. The shower did not drain away very well, I know that because of the remote location, that this could be hard to rectify. The steps leading from the living room to the kitchen were quite slippery my partner did slip on them and hurt his leg and back. It would of been nice to have a few welcome bits, we have stayed in a lot of cottages, in different places and most of them having; milk, biscuits, chocolates or flowers. The last place we stayed in had a bottle of wine, some milk and a card from the owner a lovely touch. The track leading to the lodge, was very rough, and had been churned up, leaving deep ruts, which scraped the underneath of the car. The location was great only the small things that let it down .


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/02/2016
    Fantastic place and surroundings. Loved the whole feel of it and we had a great time. It is a shame that there is really only one usuable shower and only two toilets. But great for mates who don't mind and like walking. It could also do with better lighting in the banquet hall.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/02/2016
    We were two families with five children between us. The lodge was just as we hoped it would be, plenty of room for all 9 of us, plenty of dinnerware and kitchen equipment. We went on a couple of walks in the day and visited a couple of local towns. In the evenings we all snuggled up in front of the fire. Great weekend, we would definitely visit again.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2015
    A lovely property in a magical setting - perfect for our family get-together which included grandparents, tots and a dog; There's lots to see and do nearby and the package makes for a perfect break whatever the weather.


  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2015
    The cottage is situated in a fantastic location. isolated, great views and privacy. The place has fantastic potential. However it is now very dated and felt in need of some tlc. The place did not feel clean with for example a dirty stained bin top and a dirty toilet in the log cabin. The place needed a really good clean. Beds, sofas and rugs felt very tatty but sheets clean.


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