Walcot Hall Estate Chapel and Cabins
With its stunning arboretum, glistening lake and flower-filled grounds peppered with statues, Walcot Hall Estate cuts a seriously impressive dash.
Perfectly located in the picturesque Shropshire Hills, you'll be invited to treat the 30-acre estate grounds as if they're your own - so if you've always hankered after your very own grand country retreat, you're in luck.
And with a fantastic pub directly on site, you can almost guarantee a stay that will be memorable for all the right reasons.
Now it's time to choose your ideal accommodation, all of which is heated, dog-friendly, and creatively furnished with up-cycled materials.
Once featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, The Chapel represents a wonderfully quirky and luxurious labour of love, nestled within the serene English oaks and chestnuts of the arboretum.
Ideal for adventurous types, The Chapel is accessed exclusively on foot, after a 500-yard forest ramble (bring sturdy footwear!) Inside awaits a stunning open-plan living space that features reclaimed wooden floors and walls.
The downstairs bathroom is equipped with a deep, indulgent bath, while a spiral staircase will lead you up to two elegant mezzanine bedrooms, joined by a bridge and overlooking the lounge below.
There are also three glorious cabins to choose from. Discover The Dipping Shed on the edge of the arboretum, gently elevated for beautiful forest views.
A converted and characterful timber cabin that sleeps up to four, this is a blissfully remote space that features an open-plan layout, two rustic bedrooms - one accessed by a ladder staircase - and a crackling wood-burning stove.
Wheelwright's Shop, meanwhile, is a craftsmen's workshop that dates all the way back to 1840, boasting amazing views over the lake. Once a bustling hive of creative activity, these days you'll find a cosy, quirkily-furnished space with a gorgeous handmade staircase. Featuring a comfy double bed (and a double sofa bed), this really is the perfect romantic retreat.
Finally, the wonderfully unique Norbury Hall is secluded within the estate's walled garden, sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms. Once the local community's Village Hall, the wooden-cladded cabin features a private patio and a veranda...ideal for al fresco afternoon cocktails, or sunrise-watching over morning coffee.
Spend your days reconnecting with your loved ones, playing lord of the manor as your stroll through the grounds, or enjoying a well-deserved drink in the on-site pub, The Powis Arms. Whichever you choose, you're bound to agree that break spent on the Walcot Hall Estate is a uniquely exquisite experience that really should be sampled more than once.
Things to note
Minimum stay 2 nights at weekends or 4 nights midweek. The site is dog friendly, enquire for details to bring your four-legged friends!
Region: Lydbury North, Shropshire
Cost (from): £380 (4 nights midweek)
Minimum stay: 2 nights (weekends)
Property ref: 1046
FacilitiesThe Chapel sleeps 4, 2 double bedrooms, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, lounge, kitchen area, Rayburn gas cooker, wood burner, fridge, TV, DVD player.
The Dipping Shed sleeps 4, 2 double bedrooms (one mezzanine), bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, open plan lounge, kitchen & dining area, Rayburn gas cooker, solar powered lighting, fridge.
Wheelwright's Shop sleeps 2-4, double bed, double sofa bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, Rayburn, wood burning stove, open-plan kitchen, living & dining area. Extra camp beds & travel cots available on request.
Norbury Hall sleeps 6, double ensuite master bedroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bedding & towels provided, family bathroom, open plan kitchen & living area, gas powered Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer.
Other cottages are also available on the estate grounds, enquire for details.
Fishing, working farms, museums, gorges, steam railway, walking trails, cycling, golf, squash, swimming, theatre, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, hang gliding, paragliding, castles.
At a glance
- An immaculate and interesting Shropshire Hills estate, boasting 30 acres of beautiful grounds, an on-site pub, and a wide range of eclectic, dog-friendly accommodation.
- The Chapel was once featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, nestled in the arboretum and sleeping up to 4. Please note that access involves a 500-yard forest ramble - bring sturdy footwear and a torch.
- The Dipping Shed is a former hunting lodge that sleeps up to 4, remotely secluded on the edge of the arboretum.
- Wheelwright's Shop sleeps 2-4 people, and boasts beautiful views over the lake.
- Norbury Hall is ideal for larger groups, sleeping up to 6 people with its own secluded patio and veranda.
- The site also has some wonderfully quirky glamping options.