Rupert Acton also manages Cronkhill Farmhouse, on the National Trust’s Attingham Park estate, three miles east of Shrewsbury. A Grade I listed, timber framed 17th century farmhouse in a rural location, it offers spacious accommodation for 12 to 14 guests. Thirty minutes’ drive from Acton Scott’s holiday houses, it likewise has their character and charm.
Affording fine, uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill, Cronkhill Farmhouse was remodelled in 1801 by John Nash, to match the adjoining property. (Also National Trust and open 6 days a year). With a private and south facing walled garden, fruit trees and brick apple store, forming part of the large grounds, where al fresco dining can also be enjoyed
Period features abound internally, with beamed ceilings in many rooms. Thoughtfully appointed with ample space for entertaining and relaxing, this holiday house offers six bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms, providing an ideal location for larger parties and family reunions.
Highly regarded by all those who visit and stay, Cronkhill Farmhouse is an ideal base from which to explore the local countryside and towns of Shropshire. In particular, the medieval market town of Shrewsbury, with its fine castle, wealth of period architecture, theatres, cinemas, excellent restaurants, cafes and shopping.
The National Trust’s Attingham Park is just 1 mile away, at the centre of which is a fine Regency mansion set in a deer park designed by Humphrey Repton. Extensive year round walking can be enjoyed in the grounds, while the mansion is open year round.
Three ruined abbeys - Haughmond, Buildwas and Wenlock - and the remains of the ancient Roman city of ‘Wroxeter’ - are close by. Eight miles to the east is the World Heritage site of Ironbridge.
To the south, are the Church Stretton Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering extensive hiking and outdoor activities. The Acton Scott estate and its Historic Working Farm can be reached within just a 25-30 minutes drive.
The ancient fortified town of Ludlow, with its Georgian architecture and fine 11th-century castle is easily accessible. Ludlow provides the setting for the famous Shakespeare Festival, in addition to antique shops, food shops and Michelin star restaurants.
Entrance hall/boot room. Large beamed living room with open fire. Beamed dining-room with feature fireplace. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range and feature fireplace. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and additional single bed (each for +1), one with feature fireplace. Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Shower room/W.C. Further bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower.
To view availability and costs, or to make a booking, click on the following link . This will take you to the property's page on the website of our exclusive booking agent. For enquiries about holidays at Acton Scott telephone 07976 839 997.