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The Shooting Folly

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

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)
Access Car advised
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
Outdoors BBQ
Access Parking
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.

Market Drayton

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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14 May 2014

5/5

"Absolutely Perfect!"

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

5/5

"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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Nicholas Pash (Property Manager Hideaways)

  • 1 Years listed

Calendar last updated:30 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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