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  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Large, timber framed farmhouse re-modelled by John Nash, with beams, feature fireplaces and a sun trap walled garden with fruit trees.

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
  • 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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What do our customers say?

  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely Farmhouse for a 60th birthday celebration. Rooms are a great size to accommodate everyone. We particularly liked the large living room with open fire.Kitchen well equipped and we had everything we needed to cater for a large group. Milly the caterer was fantastic and provided delicious food and allowed me to relax and enjoy my actual birthday. We would book again for a similar occasion but would appreciate the mattress in the on suite room being upgraded as the springs have gone. All in all a super weekend.

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017 25/09/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    The house is on the Spartan rather than luxurious side - don't go there expecting a lovely welcome hamper, flowers on the table or more than minimal equipment. But if you want a laidback environment and lots of character and outdoor space it's a great place for a get-together.

    Confirmed guest, 10/07/2017 17/07/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    As a place for all the family to get together the farmhouse was great. As others have said it is rather shabby and could do with a bit of paint. Apparently June is considered summer by the owner and so there was no heating, being the beginning of June it was rather chilly, it would have been nice to override the heating without having to contact the owner. The en-suite bath fills up with water while taking a shower, that needs sorting. Bath sheets would have been nicer than the tiny bath towels. Overall everyone in our group had the opinion that making money was the main objective with this property, but just some little touches would have made it so much nicer. The toaster still isn't working properly by the way. Can't recommend Milly's Menus enough, the meal on Saturday was fantastic, even if we did get somewhat confused as to who had ordered what :)

    Confirmed guest, 12/06/2017 29/06/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Perfect for a university friend reunion plus spouses and children. Had a fabulous, comfortable break. Would definitely visit again

    Confirmed guest, 27/02/2017 04/03/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Ideal location for our medieval themed weekend break - our only criticism was the fuel for the open fire which was damp!!

    Confirmed guest, 28/11/2016 02/12/2016
  • 7


    Posted by anonymous

    It was just as I had hoped - very spacious, comfortable, good plumbing, full of character, wonderful garden for the children and dog to enjoy. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a generous supply of cutlery, crockery and glassware. The photos are a little misleading as it is a little bit more faded than it appears but this is not a problem and adds to the country charm. We loved it and would go there again. Milly, the caterer recommended on the website was excellent in every way. I would have liked newer, thicker towels; they were very worn and thin. We could have used a clothes airer and were surprised that one wasn't provided. The DVD player doesn't work. The garden is almost dog-proof but not quite, it wouldn't take much to rectify this. It is a pity that there were no footpaths leading from the property. However these are minor, overall it was ideal for our family party and I would go there again.

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2016 12/11/2016
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    The house was fantastic. Each bedroom was comfy and the rest of the house was spacious enough for 12 people to feel at ease and not feel like we were living in each other's pockets. the garden was great and the dog loved the space to run round. WE will use this place again great value for the money.

    Confirmed guest, 10/10/2016 29/10/2016
8.8 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by ReeVoo

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