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Historic former hunting lodge in Shropshire's Weston Park - a romantic retreat for two.  

For a romantic retreat they'll never forget, whisk them away to the Knoll Tower!  With gorgeous architecture, a private location, and a fairy-tale turret, this historic hideaway is nestled in Shropshire's Weston Park - and is waiting just for you.

The Knoll Tower was built around 1865 as a hunting lodge for the third Earl of Bradford.  In 2002, it underwent loving and very sympathetic restoration, so that, today, it offers luxurious, self-catering accommodation for two, set over three floors.

Many of the building's original features are still intact, including arched doorways with solid, wooden doors and exposed, stone walls. However, modern touches of luxury bring the Knoll Tower into the 21st Century for a wonderfully comfortable stay you won't want to end.

As you enter the Knoll Tower's glazed entrance hall, you are met with a door on each side, taking you through to each of the building's two halves.  Leading through to the right, you'll find the fully equipped kitchen with all modern conveniences (including laundry facilities), tastefully finished with soft country colours and a terracotta-tiled floor.  You'll also find the light and airy bathroom, complete with a bath and shower overhead.

Step through the door on the left of the entrance hall, and you'll find yourself in an intimate dining room.  This gorgeous space maintains the Knoll Tower's historic feel, with long drapes, portraits on the wall and an original fireplace.  The dining table seats four comfortably, in case you have guests for dinner.  

As you climb the stairs to the first floor, you'll come to the gorgeous bedroom and its inviting double bed.  Romantic drapes hang overhead for that ultimate fairy-tale feel, helping you feel like royalty as you drift off at night.

The cosy lounge is found on the top floor, making the most of breath-taking, panoramic views over the parkland, designed by none other than Capability Brown himself.  Spy the 17th Century stately home in the distance as well as the exquisite Temple of Diana, and, beyond, the marvellous Shropshire Hills.  If you want to make a little more of those fabulous views, the lounge opens out to a decked roof terrace - perfect for catching sunrises, sunsets and everything in between.

The lounge itself has a sumptuous sofa and two armchairs, giving you more than enough room to unwind and relax with these views as your backdrop.  Keep cosy around the log-effect electric stove, and set the tone with a little ambient music from the Sonos music system.

In this private corner of Weston Park, both of you can unwind in the Knoll Tower's heavenly solitude, but make sure you take some time to explore these beautiful grounds too.  Take a walk through Temple Wood - one of only five Capability Brown ‘Pleasure Grounds' left intact in the UK.  Follow winding footpaths, cross the romantic bridge or walk the banks of Temple Pool, all the while keeping a keen eye for a variety of wildlife.  Ride the miniature railway, enjoy a spot of fishing, or take up one of the many activities that can be arranged, from clay pigeon shooting and archery, to hot air ballooning and horse-drawn carriage rides!

Weston Park is also home to the fabulous Granary Grill and Deli.  From a light lunch to a Sunday roast, enjoy delicious, seasonal meals at the Grill, or tuck into breakfast, coffee or snacks at the Deli, before picking up your favourite produce to take home with you!  Beyond Weston Park, there is a wide range of excellent pubs and restaurants, as well as the rest of the Shropshire countryside to explore.

Whether it's a special occasion or just a chance to get away together, the world is a thousand miles away once you're at the Knoll Tower - a romantic retreat you'll cherish forever.

Things to note

Minimum 3 night stays, not suitable for those under the age of 16 including infants, no pets permitted.

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The basics

Region: Shifnal, Shropshire
Cost (from): £723 for a 7 night stay
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 182

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Facilities

Sleeps 2, double bedroom, bathroom, over-water shower, fully equipped kitchen, electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer, sitting room, wood burning stove, 2 Freeview TVs, Sonos sound system, wifi, dining room, roof terrace, Granary Deli (located on the Estate) welcome hamper, parking

Local activities

Wildlife, parklands, zip wiring, miniature railway, swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, caves, galleries, museums, archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, quad biking, duck herding, ferret racing, hot air ballooning, horseriding.

At a glance

  • Self-catering accommodation set over three floors, with panoramic views from 2nd floor lounge and roof terrace
  • Modern luxuries combined with historic architecture
  • Walk through Capability Brown's Temple Wood
  • Excellent onsite restaurant and deli, as well as huge range of activities to be arranged

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