The Shooting Folly

Self-Catering in Cheswardine, Shropshire

Contact Details

Tel: 01747 828170

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Email: enq@hideaways.co.uk

Postal Address:
Cheswardine
Shropshire
TF9 2SQ

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Description

This former shooting folly, just for two, provides wonderfully quirky and unusual accommodation. Standing on its own in open farmland with long views over fields and woods, the folly has instant appeal. Transformed from a ruin back to its former glory, the cottage is a unique 'hideaway'.

                                                                                                                                                                              Standing on its own in open farmland with long views over fields and woods, this former shooting folly has instant appeal. The building is wonderfully quirky and unusual with a crenelated mock church tower at one end, a stepped gable at the other and in between a simple, brick and timbered thatched cottage. Transformed from a ruin by its current owners back to its former glory, the cottage is a unique ‘hideaway’, perfect for walkers, honeymooners in fact anyone seeking peace and tranquillity in a remote rural environment.

Situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, an hour and a half's drive from Birmingham and Manchester, it is well situated for exploring this attractive area. For walkers there is a network of public footpaths all round, the 7½ mile circuit from Cheswardine via Hales and the folly itself being mentioned in The Times article “A good walk” of 30 April 2011. The Shropshire Union canal and the Shropshire Cycleway are nearby and medieval Shrewsbury and Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site are about half an hour each by car.

The Folly has been restored with utmost care, using high quality materials, with imaginative use of available space to create comfortable and attractive rooms full of unusual features.

Accommodation:

Access along a level track to gravelled approach/parking area. Entrance door into kitchen with solid oak fitted units and granite work tops; dining area. Small, cosy sitting room with woodburner. Steps from kitchen down to passageway with double doors out to the garden. Shower room/wc. Solid wood stairs from kitchen lead directly into a dressing room under the eaves with useful clothes storage space. Low doorway ('mind your head') gives access into the double bedroom. WC with wash basin and vanity unit.

Paved and gravelled garden areas. Feature well with lighting and safety grill. 'Urban cedar' hot tub. Barbecue. Collect your own eggs during your stay - portable chicken coop provided on request.

Facilities:

Woodburner. Underfloor heating throughout downstairs. Logs, electricity, bed linen and towels included in rent. Cot. High chair. Colour TV/ DVD player. Slimline dishwasher. Microwave. Use of washing machine in main farmhouse utility room. Hot tub. Portable chicken coop for hire, April - September @ £15 per week or £10 per short break, subject to availability - collect your own eggs during your stay. Owners' farm "shop" available from April to October. Ample parking. Pub & shops 3 miles. Sorry no pets. Non-smokers only.

Prices

Room / Unit Price No. Of Rooms / Units Sleeps
Cottage £372.00 - £559.00(Per unit per week) 1 2

Ratings and Awards

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Grading

Facilities

Open Fire Bed Linen Included TV DVD Player Dishwasher Microwave Laundry Room Non smoking units Walkers Historic, literary or architectural interest Free Car parking Garden Jacuzzi Barbecue

Directions

Exit the M6 at J15. At 1st roundabout take 3rd exit onto A519. At traffic lights turn R onto A5035. Follow A5035 until you reach a roundabout. At roundabout turn L onto A53. Follow A53 to Loggerheads. Cross straight over the mini-roundabouts staying on the A53.  Approx 2-3 miles out of Loggerheads take L turn, for “Hales”. Follow road to Hales, then turn L at church. Follow road into Chipnal.  Take L turn at a grass triangle, sign

Contact Details

Tel: 01747 828170

Web: Visit Website

Email: enq@hideaways.co.uk

Cheswardine

Shropshire

TF9 2SQ

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