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  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
  • Waterside Breaks
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3 nights - must start on Fri

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

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Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland, walkers can follow the Clive of India trails.

Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland, walkers can follow the Clive of India trails.

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 trails, 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 – initial 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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What do our customers say?

  • 10

    Cress

    Posted by anonymous

    Amazing place for my birthday with family and friends. Owners are so welcoming and the place and grounds are wonderful. Will definitely be back.

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2019 14/09/2019
  • 9

    Helen

    Posted by anonymous

    We had a lovely holiday with our daughter her husband and their 6 children.The owners are delightful and extremely helpful. They provided us with a wonderful gift of local delicacies and a great Victoria sandwich cake as well as scones jam and cream to greet us. The beds were comfortable and the house warm. The spiral staircase was a slight challenge for my arthritic knees but easily coped with by the rest of the family.

    Confirmed guest, 30/08/2019 25/10/2019
  • 10

    Sue

    Posted by anonymous

    Beautiful accommodation in the wing of Buntingsdale Hall, with a great welcome from the owner, who gave us a guided tour of the Hall itself. Historic features of both the Hall and the wing in which we stayed, added to the enjoyment of everyone staying there. Hire of the Dining Room in the Hall for a special evening meal was a brilliant experience. Plenty to do in the surrounding area which was lovely.

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2019 02/06/2019
  • 7

    Emma

    Posted by anonymous

    Its very difficult rating this property using the catergories as it is a one in a million experience! This is a beautiful old building, in desperate need of restoration, but which has tonnes of charm and very atmospheric. If you love history and don't mind a bit of "Shabby Chic" then you will love the experience of staying in this marvellous house. The actual wing that you stay in is very comfortable with excellent heating and constant hot water - no clanking pipes, or strange noises in the night! The bathrooms are all in need of updating and there is only one shower, but please don't let this put you off - you would be missing a gem. Decor in generally in good shape with some lovely furniture and soft furnishings, all very comfortable. The family are very accommodating and very friendly. Extras include access to a great games room down in the basement with a full size billiard table and table tennis. There are some lovely walks all around the estate - mainly woods. One week wasn't enough to thoroughly explore, so we may have to revisit!

    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019 17/04/2019
9.2 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by ReeVoo