The Shooting Folly
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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.
The owners have restored the cottage with utmost care using high quality materials and have made imaginative use of the available space to provide comfortable and attractive rooms full of unusual features. The Shooting Folly has been graded 4 Stars by Visit Britain.
The Shooting Folly was featured in The Guardian "Valentine's escapes" article of 26 January 2013.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
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 passage way 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.
|Further details outdoors|
Paved and gravelled garden areas. Feature well with lighting and safety grill. Barbecue. Collect your own eggs during your stay - portable chicken coop provided on request.
The Shropshire region
Situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, an hour and a half's drive from Birmingham and Manchester, The Shooting Folly 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 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.
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10 Dec 2014
"Everything We Wanted!"
We needed to get away and disconnect. The Shooting Folly was a perfect place for this. Peace and quiet all around us, a wood burning stove and a hot tub! Who could ask for more?!? The surrounding area… More
Your feed-back about The Shooting Folly is much appreciated and will be helpful for prospective visitors in the future. We're very glad you have enjoyed your out-of-season break and on behalf of the owners, hope to welcome you back again soon. Hideaways Reservations team.
14 May 2014
We stayed here for Easter and really didn't want to leave. The thought that has gone into every part of the Folly is evident everywhere. Small but perfectly formed, everything has been thought of… More
We concur completely with your helpful comments; the owners have done a brilliant job restoring this building. We're very glad you enjoyed your Easter break. Hideaways Reservations team.
5 Dec 2013
"A perfect romantic retreat - fabulous building carefully restored and a warm welcome"
Had a wonderful 4 days at the Folly - we found it to have everything we needed, the snug was perfect on a cold winter evening (and the underfloor heating meant the wood burner was a treat rather than … More
Thank you for your positive comments about The Shooting Folly. We're really glad you enjoyed your winter break. Hideaways Reservations team.
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Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015
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