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Shrewsbury

Set amidst outstanding countryside and just a step away from the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is Shropshire’s county town and one of England’s most delightful ancient market towns.

Shrewsbury is renowned for its charming layout of twisting and turning streets and cobbled alleyways, as well as its many traditional black and white timber framed buildings, many of which are listed. The castle (which is now a regimental museum) and the beautiful Abbey (home to Ellis Peters’ famous fictional creation, Brother Cadfael) are two of the most impressive. All around the town you will notice references to Charles Darwin, who was raised and educated here, and the town now hosts an annual festival in his honour.

The River Severn gently curves around the town perimeter, offering some charming strolls along the riverbank, and past the scenic Quarry Park. For an alternative view of the city, hop aboard one of the pleasure trips that regularly run up and down the river, and admire the proliferation of colourful blooms and flowers displays for which the town is famed.

The town centre is a veritable shopper''s paradise, with several new malls, plenty of designer names and a huge range of independent shops. An indoor market is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Add to that a buzzing social scene, with some great clubs and bars, and a wide choice of restaurants and cafes to suit all palates.

Close by visit the National Trust’s Attingham Park with its Regency hall and deer park and Wroxeter Roman City, formerly Roman Britain’s fourth largest city and now managed by English Heritage.

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  • Bulkeley Wing

    Market Drayton

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: RD8


    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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  • Applewood

    Cressage, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: W44090


    Located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, this detached holiday property has been thoughtfully furnished and provides spacious accommodation for larger families or groups. With no immediate neighbours, the property makes for a relaxing retreat with a large lawned garden complete with planted borders, raised herb beds, barbecue and garden furniture. Well behaved dogs are most welcome and are sure to enjoy those long country walks from the door. As the location is on the edge of farmland, guests will see cows and sheep and occasionally the odd deer roaming the local countryside.
    Shropshire has much to offer visitors of all ages from glider trips up on the Longmynd and Cardingmill Valley, Ludlow with horse racing, festivals and food fairs, and Bridgnorth, the town which hosts not only the UK’s oldest funicular railway, but the Severn Valley Railway, Rays Farm and Daniels Mill. Ironbridge has a vast selection of museums and Shrewsbury is one of the most beautiful medieval towns surrounded by the River Severn, with lovely riverside bars and restaurants, excellent shopping and a theatre. Attingham Park is owned by the National Trust and there are many English Heritage properties scattered around the county. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. 3 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hallway), one with en-suite toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room with futon and 2 single futons (for alternative sleeping). 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Field House

    Baschurch, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    14
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: RK6


    This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the attractive Shropshire village of Baschurch. Spacious rooms and a full range of leisure amenities make it an excellent choice for large family holidays or group gatherings whatever the season. Guests benefit from year-round use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room (with pool table and darts), sauna and Jacuzzi available 2pm-7pm, as well as their own enclosed lawned garden complete with furniture and barbecue. Close to the village church, the house is also conveniently located within walking distance of a range of shops and the village pub.
    Just 9 miles north west of historic Shrewsbury and close to the Welsh Borders, Field House stands in an ideal position for exploring and sightseeing within this lovely region. England’s largest inland county, Shropshire remains one of the country’s least populated and unspoilt landscapes, where bustling ancient market towns lie encompassed by acres of countryside. This is an area immersed in history, with Domesday Book associations; noteworthy castles include the English Heritage castle at nearby Moreton Corbet, the hilltop remains at Montgomery and Clun to the south, and of course the splendid sandstone fortifications which dominate the centre of Shrewsbury. Whether you crave nightlife, history, culture or shopping, nearby towns have plenty to offer all tastes and ages. Oswestry boasts the legendary King Oswald’s Well, said to have curative powers, and nearby Wem has plenty of rustic pubs in which to sample the local ales; the 200-year-old ale brewing tradition can still be observed at Wem’s Hanby Ales brewery. Other notable attractions include Hawkston Historic Park and Follies, Wroxeter Roman City, Hodnet Hall Gardens and Attingham Park National Trust. Go karting, paint balling and quad biking are available in the local area, depending on the season. Shops ¼ mile, pub 300 yards.

    Large living room with ‘living-flame’ gas fire and patio door to garden. Dining room with countryside views. Kitchen with breakfast room. Utility. Games room with board games and nursery equipment. Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling and two additional single beds (each for +1). Bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    Gas fire included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone – incoming calls only. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. Games room (in property) with board games. Sole use of indoor heated swimming pool (13m x 8m, max depth 2m), Jacuzzi and sauna plus pool table and darts in separate games room, available from 2pm - 7pm every day, all year round (customer use only).

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  • The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary

    Pitchford, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    14
    7
    3
    6
    Ref: RJ6

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary (RJ6) is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views. Tree House Barn (RDDJ) is a sensitively restored detached barn conversion which enjoys views of the world famous Pitchford Tree House (the oldest tree house in the world).
    Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 6 miles.

    Spacious beamed living room with open fire and door to garden. Dining room with large oak table. Large well-equipped kitchen with electric range. Separate toilet. Timber framed games barn. First floor: Large double bedroom with open plan en-suite bathroom with centre stage roll top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further 5 bedrooms in wing accessed through games barn. Ground floor of wing: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor of wing: Double bedroom with open plan en-suite bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling. Internal steps throughout.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating included
    • TV
    • CD
    • Electric range
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed courtyard garden
    • Grounds of working farm
    • Barbecue
    • Large games barn with table tennis, football table and basketball net

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Cronkhill Farmhouse

    Attingham Park, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    14
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: RN5



    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.

    For more information see www.actonscott.com

    • 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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  • The Pitchford Estate - Windy Mundy Farm

    Pitchford, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    16
    8
    3
    6
    Ref: RNG

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary (RJ6) is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views. Tree House Barn (RDDJ) is a sensitively restored detached barn conversion which enjoys views of the world famous Pitchford Tree House (the oldest tree house in the world).
    Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 6 miles.

    (See first and second photographs.) Entrance hall. Spacious living/dining room with open suspended fire, rugs on oak floor and spiral staircase leading to double bedroom with futon bed. Well-equipped, modern farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range and door to terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms sharing an en-suite shower room and toilet First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom (one with over-bath shower) and toilet. Beamed throughout. Adjacent barn: Double bedroom with wrought-iron four-poster bed with en-suite bathroom, toilet and wood-burning sauna.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating included
    • TV (Teletext)
    • CD
    • Electric range
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Sauna – logs included
    • Games barn with bar billiards table

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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