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 nearby, 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 in Summer.
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.
Potential guests should be aware that there is a slow Internet connection and poor mobile phone coverage at The Stables.
Please also note that electricity is no longer included and we will require our guests to read the meters before and after stay, calculate the price and pay for electricity on a weekly basis or at the end of their stay. We were very reluctant to separate this charge but have lowered prices to accommodate what was included as expected normal usage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Not applicable|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 60 km, Nearest railway: Wellington 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Stables has been furnished for comfort and homeliness.
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 may, on request, be made available to our guests for use during their stay.
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.
We should mention that mobile phone coverage is poor in this area. We also have wifi which is sometimes fine but can be problematical and is not guaranteed to be available. In this respect, we would appear to be typical of most country properties.
|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 sunk in a wet area here and it attracts insects and water life and currently has small frogs and toads as well as butterflies and moths. Some trees have recently been planted here and although it is far from 'manicured', it is a pleasant place to sit when the weather is good.
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.
Long term lets can be made available during off peak months and these are substantially discounted depending on the length of stay and guests' requirements.
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.
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