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Bulkeley Wing

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Market Drayton, Shropshire
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms4
Pets 2
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Description

Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland, walkers can follow the Clive of India trails, or the bloodthirsty ’Murder and Mayhem’ track.


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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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 7

    21/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    Lovely big house, so quite just great to get away from it all, only a few minnor points not all the radiators worked, cooker is a nightmare to try work out, cleaning could be better, no where as clean as last time we stayed


  • 9

    24/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    This is a lovely property. We were only four so there was plenty of space. The Hall itself is most impressive, and our wing was warm, comfortable and all that we wanted. We would have awarded a 10 if there had been something to greet us after a very long journey. Having arrived, we had to go straight back out for a pint of milk. The towels were a bit threadbare and the ironing board had an unattached non-foam cover which made it impossible to use. And the half dozen remote controls for the TV etc didn't have a working battery between them. But these are details and overall we were very happy. The bathrooms are plain and small, but there are four of them so we were entirely content.


  • 9

    17/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    We had a fantastic time. What a beautiful apartment and surrounding area. Julia was a very friendly and helpful host and we loved the dogs.


  • 9

    06/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    A group of 4 couples and one child went for New Year week 17/18 and had a great time. The property is quirky but has a lovely feel and the owners cannot do enough to welcome you and make the stay memorable. Any issues and they respond immediately. Would recommend for group stay for those that are there to enjoy the time and not worry about the odd bits!


  • 9

    17/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2017
    We had a wonderful time, in a fantastic place. We had a warm welcome from the owner, who was very friendly and helpful. The accomodation was perfect for our group, comfortable, warm and with a well equipped kitchen.


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9.0 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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