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An historically romantic, view-filled Shropshire country retreat for two, attached to a unique octagonal tower.

Bathed in historic opulence, The Summer House has plenty of stories to tell!

Built in 1607 by Sir Francis Newport, the building was originally used as his grand banqueting house, with guests treated to endless views of rolling Shropshire countryside.

Dramatically, the main house was later destroyed by fire, leaving The Summer House standing as the only original building from that historic time.

Now part of the imposing Raby Estate, and perfectly set near the ancient Roman settlement at Wroxeter, the Grade II listed tower is a private and utterly unique retreat for two.

The décor and architecture at The Summer House are a perfect blend of ancient and modern, with oak windows, exposed roof beams, and plenty of creative touches to marvel at as you wander round.  

The ground floor comprises a cosy and exquisitely decorated living space, complete with west-facing orchard views that will be easy to get lost in. You'll find a small kitchen here too, with a door that leads to a spiral staircase (underneath which is a modern shower room!)

Head up the wooden spiral staircase, to discover a comfortably decorated double bedroom with majestic, sweeping country views...and a woodburning stove to keep you deliciously toasty.

Outside, you'll find a private lawn and patio area complete with charcoal barbecue and furniture - an ideal setting for those lively summertime conversations that continue well into the night.

The very best of rural Shropshire is laid out at your feet here, with the River Severn and the Shropshire Hills - the last English heights before the Welsh border - within easy reach. There are plenty of public footpaths that wind through green fields and lanes, accessed right from your doorstep.

If you want to travel further afield, head to Wroxeter Roman City and bathe yourselves in history as you wander the remains of the bathhouse. Alternatively, take a tour of the popular Wroxeter Vineyard, for an opulent way to spend an afternoon!

The old industrial town of Ironbridge is close by too, cheerily packed with pubs and restaurants, while Shrewsbury is ideal for those who enjoy a spot of riverside shopping. Complete with timber-framed black and white buildings, it's easy to transport yourselves refreshingly back in time.

Continue that delicious feeling of rediscovered historic luxury as you make your way back to The Summer House. Light the woodburning stove, pour a well-deserved glass of wine, and relax in your very own country retreat.

Things to note

No children, infants or pets permitted to stay.  Minimum 2 night stay.

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The basics

Region: Wroxeter, Shropshire
Cost (from): £323 (2 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 987

Facilities

Sleeps 2, double bedroom, wood-burning stove, TV in bedroom, private bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, electric hob, oven, fridge with small freezer, multi-function microwave, dishwasher, TV,  Freeview, Wi-Fi, barbecue, patio furniture, parking.

Local activities

Museums, art galleries, cycling, golf, adventure rope course, climbing, bowls, helicopter tour, boat trips.

At a glance

  • Beautifully restored, historic Grade II listed building for two, a perfectly private country retreat on Shropshire's Raby Estate.
  • Panoramic views take in the River Severn and the Shropshire Hills - you are ideally placed to explore the very best of this rural county.
  • Regrettably, no children or pets are permitted.
  • WiFi and TV are available at the property.
  • An ideal base for exploring Wroxeter Roman City, historic Ironbridge and indulging in riverside shopping at Shrewsbury.
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