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The Acton Scott Estate - The Shooting Lodge

Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Pets 3
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Passing through fields and woodland to the secluded Shooting Lodge, yet Shrewsbury and Ludlow are both nearby.

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

  • Elec and full oil CH inc
  • Elec oil rad in log cabin
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • TV
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/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

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 with patios and a charcoal barbecue.
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. Customers are welcome to push the divan beds in the twin rooms together if they wish to form double beds.
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 with wooden floor and wash basin. Twin bedroom with wash basin, wooden floor and low door. Larger twin bedroom 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.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Featured on TV
    Featured on TV
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 10

    14/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2019
    We've just returned from a lovely weekend at The Shooting Lodge as a family celebrating my father's 80th birthday. The property is beautiful and so full of character and history. Some of the rooms are perhaps a little dated now (bathrooms and little kitchen area) but that pales into insignificance compared to the rest of the house, gardens and little cabin outside. The views are fantastic too. Just a walk away from Acton Scott historic working farm which is well worth a visit. Such a lovely, unique holiday home...thoroughly recommend!


  • 10

    08/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2019
    The place was perfect for a friends weekend away and felt like a really unique find. The area around is stunning and there are good walks from the door.


  • 8

    21/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Quirky house, in a fabulous location. Ideal for leaving technology behind and relaxing.


  • 9

    27/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019
    A large quirky house in a lovely setting in a superb area. Don't holiday here if you want a shop within walking distance or if you don't like it being pitch black outside after the sun goes down. Do go if you like proper countryside, rabbits and hares in the garden, a wonderful view of the stars at night, an open fire and absolute silence. The only thing that let the Shooting Lodge down was that although superficially it was fine, it could have done with a deep clean as some surfaces definitely hadn't been touched for quite a while.


  • 9

    10/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2019
    Perfect location for getaway from it all with the family and dogs.


  • 10

    29/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 28/01/2019
    Excellent stay


  • 10

    14/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2019
    We've just returned from a lovely weekend at The Shooting Lodge as a family celebrating my father's 80th birthday. The property is beautiful and so full of character and history. Some of the rooms are perhaps a little dated now (bathrooms and little kitchen area) but that pales into insignificance compared to the rest of the house, gardens and little cabin outside. The views are fantastic too. Just a walk away from Acton Scott historic working farm which is well worth a visit. Such a lovely, unique holiday home...thoroughly recommend!


  • 10

    08/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2019
    The place was perfect for a friends weekend away and felt like a really unique find. The area around is stunning and there are good walks from the door.


  • 8

    21/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Quirky house, in a fabulous location. Ideal for leaving technology behind and relaxing.


  • 9

    27/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019
    A large quirky house in a lovely setting in a superb area. Don't holiday here if you want a shop within walking distance or if you don't like it being pitch black outside after the sun goes down. Do go if you like proper countryside, rabbits and hares in the garden, a wonderful view of the stars at night, an open fire and absolute silence. The only thing that let the Shooting Lodge down was that although superficially it was fine, it could have done with a deep clean as some surfaces definitely hadn't been touched for quite a while.


  • 9

    10/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2019
    Perfect location for getaway from it all with the family and dogs.


  • 10

    29/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 28/01/2019
    Excellent stay


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