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The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse

Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire | Property Reference: RJJ3

Grade4 Star rating
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • 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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Excellent farmhouse ideal for larger groups of family or friends, with beams, oak floors, open fires, dining for 20, children’s play area and 2 lounges.

Excellent farmhouse ideal for larger groups of family or friends, with beams, oak floors, open fires, dining for 20, children’s play area and 2 lounges.

This large and finely restored period property is situated within extensive and picturesque parkland and provides every modern day comfort and style.

Dating back to the 16th century, Henley Farmhouse occupies an idyllic position affording uninterrupted views from south-facing lawns and patios, towards Wenlock Edge and Flanders Folly. Thoughtfully appointed and boasting a wealth of period features including beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fires, this is a desirable and spacious ten-bedroom character property. Outside in the south-facing garden there is a charcoal barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining.
Restored to an excellent standard, it provides large relaxing and entertaining space including dining for 20, two spacious living rooms and a separate children’s play area. There is a bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen and convenient secondary kitchen/utility. Its ample bedrooms are thoughtfully appointed and there are nine bath/shower rooms, seven en suite. The property is furnished throughout with a mix of new and antique and the use of traditional English fabrics.
Very popular with families and groups of friends, Henley Farmhouse achieves many repeat bookings. Customers are welcome to push the divan beds in the twin rooms together if they wish to form double beds.
Accommodation: Entrance porch/boot room. Wet room. Separate toilet. Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Beamed sitting room with open fire in stone fireplace. Children’s play area with adjacent kitchen/utility. Separate toilet. Dining room with feature fireplace and table seating 20. Well-equipped, bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen with two gas/electric ranges and island. Beamed twin bedroom. Three staircases to separate areas of the first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one with oak floor. Two large twin bedrooms with feature fireplace; one with inter-connecting door to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further twin bedrooms; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three staircases to separate areas of the second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with beamed sloping ceiling; one with en-suite bathroom with centre stage roll-top bath and toilet, and one with roll-top bath within bedroom and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with wooden floor and sloping ceiling.

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 BBC TV 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.
Henley Farmhouse is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. The Shooting Lodge is a finely restored and spacious character property set in its own private grounds, sleeps 8+3, ref RNP. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
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 ref RN5.

For more information visit www.actonscott.com

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and Wi-Fi included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Two gas/electric ranges included
  • Two microwaves
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Large secure south-facing garden with patio and furniture

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi inc
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle storage
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals by arr
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Shop 2½ miles, pub 1½ mile

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

    Katherine

    Posted by anonymous

    Great house for a large party of people. Small points - no dishcloth or scourer, no hairdryer.

    Confirmed guest, 09/03/2020 10/03/2020
  • 8

    Sean

    Posted by anonymous

    We loved our time at Henley Farmhouse. Nineteen of us from three generations spent a wonderful week in December, and are hoping to come back again in summer 2021. There was loads of space, the bedrooms and bathrooms we all well appointed, and we certainly didn't feel like we were all on top of each other. The area is really great with a lot to do in the vicinity for young and old from pubs and walks to the Midland Gliding Club near Church Stretton. We enjoyed the Station Inn at Marshbrook (2 miles, just right for a walk), and the King's Arms in Church Stretton. Two kitchen suggestions: a few more sharp kitchen knives would not go amiss, and the large stove seemed to be operating cooler than you would expect, so plan extra time if heating something substantial. Thanks for a really special week.

    Confirmed guest, 03/01/2020 08/01/2020
  • 9

    William

    Posted by anonymous

    Location very good with lovely views and plenty of open space. We made good use of the bbq and outside tables. The house was clean and mostly well equipped, although there were some things we would have expected to find in the kitchen that were not there, and we had problems with one of the ovens. The huge dining table was a novelty, though not altogether practical in terms of passing dishes etc. around - the middle part was inaccessible. The firewood provided was much appreciated. There was plenty of hot water. No local amenities such as pubs within walking distance, but a lot of variety within a reasonable distance by car.

    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019 25/09/2019
8.0 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by ReeVoo