Cheswardine, Herefordshire & Shropshire Cottages
The Shooting Folly has instant appeal. 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. 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. A special bonus is the 'Urban cedar' hot tub in the garden.
The Folly is set at the end of its own level track. 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 (4ft 6 bed ). WC with wash basin and vanity unit.
Paved and gravelled garden areas. Feature well with lighting and safety grill.
Cedar hot tub. Sorry no pets.No smoking.
The Shooting Folly is a detached property which stands in open farmland close to Market Drayton on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The location is easily accessible being an hour and a half's drive from Birmingham and Manchester. 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. There are also plenty of good cycle routes. 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.
"Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 08 July 2017. 5 of 5 stars."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-07-08
"Well what can I say...this place is like no other... we had such a lovely time and in the area in general but its the folly that`s the star of the show. Its everything and more that the brochure describes... cosy ,quaint, beautiful well equipped. The hot tub is to die for. If you live in the city you will never hear perfect quiet... you will here. We have re-booked to come back in September '17 and will probably come back again after that."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-02-14
"We came here for a few days after our wedding for a "mini-moon". It was ridiculously cute, peaceful, and luxurious. The owners were friendly and popped in to see us and to check on the tub, but mostly they let us get on with it, which was great. It is a lovely quirky cottage - tiny but perfect for two. Just be careful not to bang your head on the low beams upstairs! Everything you could possibly need was catered for: the kitchen was brilliantly stocked with equipment, there were brollies, blankets, films... and of course the hot tub! It was so cosy and tranquil. It's really in the middle of nowhere with cows for company and fields all around. Recommend bringing plenty of food supplies - we got a breakfast hamper provided by the owners which was filled with goodies (although a little on the pricey side). There are some lovely walks in the local area too. I couldn't recommend it enough! We will be back. :-)"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-01-03