The Stables at Allscott House
About the home
Ideally situated for taking advantage of Shrewsbury, Telford and North Shropshire attractions, or for a quiet working base, The Stables is a tasteful and homely conversion of the courtyard stables to Allscott House.
Near to the National Trust property at Attingham Park, the Roman remains and recently built 'Roman' villa at Wroxeter and the first Thomas Telford aqueduct at Longden-on-Tern, The Stables is also close to the famous World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its museums.
Another smaller and less well-known National Trust house, Sunnycroft, in nearby Wellington, is also worth a visit, as is The Wrekin where fit walkers will enjoy a long walk and hike to its summit.
In this peaceful spot, guests enjoy the benefit of the use of both private space and shared use of Allscott House grounds. Guests are also able to wander in the private field opposite and spend time by the River Tern or take the bridleway across the Tern to quiet walks on this flat part of the Shropshire Way.
Several pubs are within walking distance with the well-known 'Plough', with excellent food, being nearest and most easily accessible on foot.
Rich with visible original oak purlins and beams as well as recovered bricks and tiles used in the floors, the let comprises a lounge, kitchen, shower room and bedroom, all accessed by glazed doors from the courtyard into the hall.
A hay loft remains in place and accessible for maintenance, from the lounge, by use of a feature, traditional hay loft ladder.
The lounge, with its floor of bricks recovered during the conversion, has a ceiling to the ridge with a round gable window. It enjoys the full benefit of late afternoon sun and is a joy for those staying here after a day at work.
The kitchen is modern with electric cooking facilities, a fridge freezer and washing machine and is heated electrically, if needed, from under the porcelain tiled floor, as is the shower room.
The shower room has a comfortable large shower enclosure and a heated towel rail for additional comfort.
The bedroom has a high ceiling and gable window and houses a king size bed and matching furniture.
The property has genuine old oak purlins and exposed beams to all but the kitchen and shower room, which, for contrast, are finished in a modern style.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Not applicable|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The Stables has been furnished for comfort and homeliness. Its proximity to the house allows for local knowledge and availabilty of things that may have been forgotten.
Where possible, original features have been retained or reinstated and you will find really old beams, (approximately 400 years), new oak finishings and doors as well as traditional door and window fixings. The round window has been reinstated where a pitching eye would have been.
Our guests have access to all of the grounds of Allscott House including our private space by the River Tern.
Fruits in season are available to our guests and include apples, damsons, rhubard, tomatoes and sloe, (damson/sloe gin recipe is accessible!).
We provide a welcome pack for our guests and this includes tea and coffee facilities and biscuits. There is nearby access to all major supermarket chains.
Further details outdoors:
Our guests have access to the gardens of the house and can use or take seats wherever they wish.
A small length of river bank is available to our guests as well as the field by which it is accessed. A pond has been started there - and a wildflower meadow. 2013 will see how these develop!
Leaving the property, the Shropshire Way allows access to a brige over the River Tern which accesses quiet and flat walks to relatively unkown hamlets of Isombridge, Marsh Green and Sugden - as well as Longdon-on-Tern and Thomas Telford's first aqueduct.
As well as whole weeks, bookings can normally be made for Monday-Thursday and from Friday to Sunday nights. Other opportunities are possible depending on availability so please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Bed and breakfast, when requested, is made available on a prepare-it-yourself basis with fresh food to your requirements.
The Stables is designed to be a very comfortable short-term home for two people sharing a king size bed.
If you have children, it is possible to make space available since the Stables is a really great place for them. We provide a double inflatable bed for use in the lounge.
If you are looking for anything more than one king size bed, please contact us to ensure that we meet your expectations with regard to accommodation.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Shropshire region
Shropshire is apparently the least populated county in England.
The Wrekin provides a rain shadow which often results in a unique weather situation in Allscott and the surrounding area.
Allscott is part of the parish of Wrockwardine and has the River Tern as well as flat walks to many local villages including Longdon-on-Tern where you can walk on Thomas Telford's first aqueduct.
Not far away are Church Sretton and the Long Mynd and passing them, Ludlow is a well-known 'foodie' centre where a lovely castle frequently supports medieval and music festivals. This is a place not to be missed and can be combined into a one-day trip.
The Telford / Allscott area
Allscott is a hamlet on the outskirts of Telford and pretty well equidistant between Shrewsbury and Telford town centre.
The nearest town is Wellington which comes alive with its market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It also hosts a literary festival in Summer. Despite Allscott's rural location, both Shrewsbury and Telford are within easy shopping distance - although there are no shops in the immediate vicinity.
Several pubs and country dining places are within walking distance, - allowing for meals out when cooking doesn't appeal.
For lovers of history, Allscott is very close to Attingham Park, a splendid National Trust mansion and grounds, as well as to Sunnycroft in Wellington. Haughmond Abbey and Hill are close by, on the way to the County town of Shrewsbury, which is rich with both individual shops and small chain stores, as well as the new riverside theatre and luxurious, small, buttercross cinema in the square.
Nearby is the Roman town of Wroxeter, where visitors can see the ruins and the new 'Roman' villa which was recently featured on television. The vineyard there is well worth a visit.
An obvious must is Ironbridge Gorge, a World heritage site with a wealth of interest and housing several museums, each of international interest and with attractions for all ages.
Venturing further, Hawkestone Park and its follies provide a very interesting, if testing, walk.
Regular walks are supported by groups. See www.WellingtonWalkersAreWelcome.org.uk
How to get there
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With no public transport,use the M54 and take the B5061, then go through Wrockwardine and to Allscott.
Activities near Telford
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
30 Jan 2013
We stayed there with my boyfriend in December 2012. After a very warm welcome from owners Nadine and Martin we were introduced to the Stables. The cottage has everything you could want, well equiped... more
17 Sep 2012
We booked this accommodation via Holidaylettings.co.uk and from first contact with Nadine she was delightful and welcoming. On arrival she settled us in and briefed us on the local area. She gave... more
17 Sep 2012
Welcomed by Nadine and a beautiful bottle of Shrophire champagne from Wroxeter Roman Vineyard it was a fantastic start to a wonderful honeymoon.
A self contained, relaxing oasis based in lovely countryside waiting to explored.
A visit to the friendly local pub is a must as the food is brilliant.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Weather or not||28 Sep 12||21 Dec 12||£ 300||£ 65||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Christmas break time||21 Dec 12||11 Jan 13||£ 400||£ 75||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Winter away||11 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 250||£ 40||£ 35||3 Nights|
|April showers||29 Mar 13||26 Apr 13||£ 280||£ 45||£ 35||3 Nights|
|Normal rates||26 Apr 13||27 Sep 13||£ 300||£ 60||£ 55||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Included in the price are electricity, bedding, towels, kitchen and toilet rolls, as well as all cleaning consumables necessary to keep the Stables pleasant for your use.
A welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits starts your stay, together with cooking essentials of oil, salt and pepper.
B&B facilities are achieved with food made available for guests to cook and serve. For this, there is an additional charge of £5 per. couple per.day. This is particularly popular with corporate users and those planning to eat out for most of the time.
Bookings for whole calendar months will benefit from substantial discounts. In this case, clean linen is made available weekly
Please contact us for additional information or to negotiate rates for your particular requirement.
Bookings are taken with no deposit but are subject to a 21 day cancellation policy; that is, if you change your mind up to 21 days before your expected arrival, only your deposit is payable. After this the full rate is payable. We will ALWAYS try to accommodate date changes to avoid your loss - so if your holiday becomes impossible, please ask us to change the dates rather than lose it.Book
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