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The Shooting Folly

Cheswardine, Shropshire (Ref. 988985)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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57 Customer Review(s)

  • Andrew

    “The Shooting Folley is certainly a very unique property set in the most rural of locations.”

    If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and be able to totally relax then this is worth considering. We found the property very well equipped with everything you could need with the hot tub adding the icing to the cake. The owner Stephen, who lives on the adjacent farm, was also very friendly and accommodating. If you like walking there are several good local walks that can be navigated straight from the cottage, although we would recommend wearing decent boots and trousers as we ...

    If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and be able to totally relax then this is worth considering. We found the property very well equipped with everything you could need with the hot tub adding the icing to the cake. The owner Stephen, who lives on the adjacent farm, was also very friendly and accommodating. If you like walking there are several good local walks that can be navigated straight from the cottage, although we would recommend wearing decent boots and trousers as we found some parts of the walks overgrown and a little difficult to follow. Apart from walking there are several interesting places to visit in the area that are not too far away, with Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and Stoke all be very well worth a visit. The pubs and restaurants in the area are good, were particularly impressed with the Gastro Pub 'The Swan with Two Necks'. Living in Norfolk we are used to rural, but found this part of Shropshire to be on a different level. To sit on the patio or in the hot tub surrounded by cow fields (literally) in complete piece and quiet with just birds and the occasional cow 'mooing' was a wonderful experience and one we will long remember. Many thanks Stephen and Sykes Cottages.

    - Andrew, June 2022

    Thank you very much for your glowing feedback. We are so glad that you were happy with the property and the quiet rural location, and you made good use of the hot tub. Thank you for the recommendations for the walks and the local pub. We hope to welcome you back to the property again in order to revisit your happy memories. Property Owner

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!

Summary

  • 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).

About the location

CHESWARDINE

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