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The Acton Scott Estate - The Shooting Lodge

Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire | Property Reference: RNP

Grade4 Star rating
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Featured on TV
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.
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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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Passing through fields and woodland to the secluded Shooting Lodge, yet Shrewsbury and Ludlow are both nearby.

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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What do our customers say?

  • 7


    Posted by anonymous

    The Lodge is in an idyllic, rural location with walks from the door and peace & tranquility. However, it was in desperate need of a good clean! There was a pair of dirty ladies pants on the floor in the master bedroom, a freezer bag in the second kitchen which contained what we think was once a sandwich, now a bag of mouldy goo & the net curtains in the bathroom were torn & dirty. We were a party of 11 staying over Xmas week and sadly 3 family members left early due to lack of sleep in the uncomfortable beds. All beds were very uncomfortable. We have stayed in much cheaper accommodation and had better standards but if the basics could be improved and a deep clean, we wouldn't hesitate to go back, it really was a walkers paradise.

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017 04/01/2018
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    We had a family reunion in the area we were brought up in and had a fabulous time. The venue and location were tremendous and we are already wanting to return to the Lodge. Thank you

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2017 19/12/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    Excellent lodge which suited us perfectly. It does need a bit of tlc to make it outstanding. Fridges, showers, toilets need replacing. Heating in the Hall is inadequate in the winter and you burn an awful lot of wood in the open fire (it was cold when we were there). We loved it and will be going back.

    Confirmed guest, 20/11/2017 16/12/2017
  • 7


    Posted by anonymous

    If you're looking for peace & quiet in an idyllic location this is it. It's a great social space for up to 11, big kitchen & dining table, plenty of sofa's, table tennis, big garden, beautiful walking, well equipped kitchen (apart from needing a sharp knife) BUT half of the beds were very uncomfortable, either hard (log cabin & master bedroom) or very old & soft. No toilet upstairs. Shower doesn't work very well. A lot of cobwebs and dust. The beds or sofas had not been moved for quite a while!!

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2017 20/06/2017
  • 6


    Posted by anonymous

    Amazing and stunning location but let by poor standard old fashioned accommodation particularly the toilets and bathrooms. The log cabin was uninhabitable because of lots of moths. They had to sleep on the sofas. That said we did have a wonderful holiday.

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017 03/06/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    My family enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing holiday at this secluded haven. Fortunately, we were blessed with sun and clear skies enabling us to spend most of the holiday outdoors and we were presented with magnificent sunsets. One , probably petty, complaint in that I had read from previous holidaymakers that the carving knives were blunt and I wish that I had listened and taken our own! It was frustrating, having dutifully cooked various meat joints, to find myself hacking them apart with useless equipment. Owners, please take note from the various comments, the knives are awful and need replacing!

    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017 22/06/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    Overall, we enjoyed staying at the lodge and really liked the location, however there were a few niggling issues. The kitchen and The bottle compartment in the doors of both fridges were broken. All of the kitchen knifes were blunt and the two vegetable peelers were useless. A pair of oven gloves would have been useful. Mobile telephone network coverage was patchy, with no coverage on O2 and whilst this was no bad thing it was very disappointing that there was no wi-fi available in the lodge, given that there was a television.

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2017 07/05/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Stunning remote location. Total peace and quiet, beautiful views and a brilliant space for the family to get together at. The Lodge is so spacious you dont get in the way of anyone and it's really well equipped with cooking equipment so we did massive breakfasts for the whole family each day. We had a meal cooked for us by Millie's menus one night which was awesome. The sleeping arrangements were plentiful so we had a lot of options for a group of 10. Our doggies loved the rolling lawned garden and footpaths leading straight from the lodge to go and explore. Really big spacious bathroom and another separate WC and a further shower in another bedroom meant there were no issues with fighting over the bathroom. I've seen comments it was a bit dated but the bathroom was a simple quarry tiled floor with a large white bath and a separate shower area-no major luxury but totally fit for purpose! The whole place is quaint and quirky and we absolutely loved it! Be prepared for no phone signal or Wifi-again if you want a proper get away holiday and you have your family with you who needs your phone anyway??

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2017 23/04/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    We loved the lodge but were slightly disappointed with the bathroom as it could do with being upgraded. You would need a car to drive to the shops as it's remote but this didn't matter to us.

    Confirmed guest, 20/03/2017 29/03/2017
8.1 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by ReeVoo