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The Shooting Folly

Cheswardine, Shropshire (Ref. 988985)



Hideaways rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score

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60 Customer Review(s)

  • Jonathan

    “Just an amazing place.”

    Tranquility personified! 100% recommend spending a few nights at the folly and just enjoying the peace, cows and country side.

    Tranquility personified! 100% recommend spending a few nights at the folly and just enjoying the peace, cows and country side.

    - Jonathan, July 2022

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you had a peaceful, relaxing stay at The Shooting Folly and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner


  • One bedroom: 1 x double, also access to a dressing room
  • 1 x ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating, woodburner
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, slimline dishwasher and microwave
  • TV, DVD and selection of DVDs, 4G signal (no WIFI but 4G is picked up)
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Enclosed garden , paved and gravelled areas, cedar hot tub, feature well with lighting and safety grill
  • Charcoal BBQ available please note only charcoal to be used as Thatched Cottage
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry infants only, no children Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Washing facilities available with owner, upon request (lives nearby).

The property

Without any doubt The Shooting Folly is as unique a holiday home that we have ever come across.

Standing all on its own, surrounded by glorious Shropshire farmland and with long views over fields and woods, it is an unbelievably romantic bolt hole in some of the most attractive countryside in England.

Its history dates back to the 19th Century, once believed to be an old shooting lodge, the building is wonderfully quirky with a crenelated mock church tower at one end, a stepped gable at the other and in between a simple, timber thatched cottage!

In recent years the folly has been transformed (from a ruin) by its current owners back to its former glory using high quality materials, to create a very homely and unique 'hideaway' filled with period features and all mod cons you'd expect from a high quality home, including a super Cedar Hot Tub.

Please note Charcoal BBQ available - only charcoal to be used due to Cottage being Thatched.

In our opinion the Folly is just as perfect for honeymooners as it is for walkers, in fact anyone seeking peace and tranquillity in a remote rural environment.

There is little not to love in this gem, not least that there are two pubs within a few miles too!

About the location


Market Drayton 5 miles, Ellesmere 27 miles, Shrewsbury 22 miles

The totally gorgeous village of Cheswardine is relatively untouched and is a typical Shropshire village. There are two pubs in the village, The Fox & Hounds and The Wharf Tavern which sits right on the canal. For walkers (and the non-walkers too!) there is a network of public footpaths all round from your front door. In particular the seven mile circuit from Cheswardine via Hales, where the folly itself is mentioned, within The Times article "A Good Walk" of 30 April 2011. As well as good walks there are also plenty of good cycle routes - and we noticed that the roads were especially quiet. 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 Stoke-on-Trent Potteries, walled city of Chester, Alton Towers theme park, Biddulph Grange (NT), Offa's Dyke Path on the Welsh border and Housman's 'blue remembered hills' all make an ideal day's outing.

Sorry infants only, no children

Please note Charcoal BBQ available - only charcoal to be used due to Cottage being Thatched.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas