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The Shooting Folly

The Shooting Folly
10 reviews
The Shooting Folly
The cosy sitting room has a fireplace with woodburning stove
A dressing room gives access through a low doorway into the double bedroom
The sitting room is small but cosy - perfect for two
The sitting room is small but cosy - perfect for two
The kitchen has solid oak units and plenty of dining space
The well designed kitchen has solid oak units providing ample storage space
The kitchen is well equipped and ample dining space
Double doors at the tower end of the folly
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The double bedroom and adjacent dressing room
Dressing room arched window
Upstairs there is a WC with wash basin and vanity unit
The shower room is downstairs
The shower room is downstairs
The shower room is downstairs
The Shooting Folly
The Shooting Folly
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Market Drayton, Shropshire, England
Standing on its own in open farmland with long views over fields and woods, this former shooting folly has instant appeal. The building is wonderfully quirky and unusual with a crenelated mock church tower at one end, a stepped gable at the other and in between a simple, brick and timbered thatched cottage. Transformed from a ruin by its current owners back to its former glory, the cottage is a unique 'hideaway', perfect for walkers, honeymooners in fact anyone seeking peace and tranquillity in a remote rural environment.

The owners have restored the cottage with utmost care using high quality materials and have made imaginative use of the available space to provide comfortable and attractive rooms full of unusual features. A special bonus is the 'Urban cedar' hot tub in the garden.

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About the Manager, Nicholas Pash (Property Manager Hideaways)
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 662 reviews and 159 properties
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English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 8, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Just returned from this perfect cottage in Shropshire. The folly was exactly as described in all of the literature and the photos really don't give this gem justice, firstly it was easy to find and then on arrival it was spotlessly clean. Our only neighbours were a herd of cows and they were even quiet! This truly is a cottage...

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Well what can i say this place is like no other we had such a lovely time and in the area in general but its the folly that`s the star of the show its everything and more that the brochure describes cosy ,quaint, beautiful well equipped the hot tub is to die for, if you live in the city you...

Helen T
2 reviews
Reviewed January 3, 2017 for a stay in September 2016

We came here for a few days after our wedding for a "mini-moon". It was ridiculously cute, peaceful, and luxurious. The owners were friendly and popped in to see us and to check on the tub, but mostly they let us get on with it, which was great. It is a lovely quirky cottage - tiny but perfect for two....

Management response:

Thank you for your very positive comments about your "mini-moon" stay at The Shooting Folly. They will be very helpful for future visitors looking to book this accommodation. We're so glad you enjoyed your special time at this property and made the most of your time exploring this lovely area and that you were well looked after by the owners....


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  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Access along a level track to gravelled approach/parking area. Entrance door into kitchen with solid oak fitted units and granite work tops; dining area. Small, cosy sitting room with woodburner. Steps from kitchen down to passage way with double doors out to the garden. Shower room/wc. Solid wood stairs from kitchen lead directly into a dressing room under the eaves with useful clothes storage space. Low doorway ('mind your head') gives access into the double bedroom. WC with wash basin and vanity unit.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Oct 14, 2017 -
Oct 27, 2017
Oct half term
3 nights
Oct 28, 2017 -
Dec 15, 2017
3 nights
Dec 16, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
Xmas & New Year
3 nights
Jan 6, 2018 -
Feb 9, 2018
3 nights
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About the neighborhood
Situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, an hour and a half's drive from Birmingham and Manchester, The Shooting Folly is well-situated for exploring this attractive area. For walkers there is a network of public footpaths all round, the 7½ mile circuit from Cheswardine via Hales and the folly itself being mentioned in The Times article “A good walk” of 30 April 2011. The Shropshire Union canal and the Shropshire Cycleway are nearby and medieval Shrewsbury and Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site are about half an hour each by car. The Stoke-on-Trent Potteries, walled city of Chester, Alton Towers theme park, Biddulph Grange (NT), Offa's Dyke Path on the Welsh border and Housman's 'blue remembered hills' all make an ideal day's outing.
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