Comfortable accommodation on your very own country estate.
Lydbury North Shropshire SY7 8AZ 01588 680 570
Not many people know about Walcot Hall – not many outside the county of Shropshire anyway. And indeed you could pass through the village of Lydbury North and not know that this old house was even there, so tucked away is it, up a long, winding drive from the main road. The family who live here describe it as a real 'Georgian gem' – one that you can experience for yourself, with no fewer than 12 self-catering holiday cottages and apartments housed in a variety of buildings around the estate, ranging from the main house and the refurbished stable block to an old reconstructed chapel in the arboretum.
With between one and four bedrooms, all the apartments are as cosy as you could wish for, thoughtfully furnished and with a classically comfortable feel that can make you believe you really are lord and lady of the manor for the weekend. Perfectly located for exploring the Shropshire Hills, they can accommodate families, romantic couples (the 1-bedroom Arcot in the old clocktower has lovely views over the grounds) or large groups, for example in the beautifully refurbished 5-bedroom Garden House or the spacious Styche situated on the top floor of the main house, which can fit over half a dozen people into its 4 bedrooms. (The whole top floor can in fact sleep 24 people, so is also perfect for large groups.) Most have wood-burning stoves and/or Agas, and some have their own private patios or garden spaces. Our favourite, however, is the Chapel – tucked away in the arboretum, 500m from the main house, whose two double bedrooms are wonderfully secluded.
They also run a glamping site – Hidden Treasures – at the same location. The village pub – the Powis Arms – is owned and run by the Hall and serves really good food (and also has camping pitches during the summer), and you're just a short (ten-minute) drive from Bishops' Castle, where there are shops, good pubs and a couple of great places to eat, including the restaurant at the excellent Castle Hotel. In the other direction, The Kangaroo in Aston-on-Clun is a proper locals joint serving good food – one of our favourite pubs hereabouts.
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- Camping Available
- Dogs Welcome
- DVD Players
- Gardens & Grounds
- TVs with Freeview
- Wedding & Party Venue
- Wood-burning stove
- Getting Away from it All
- Hills & Mountains
- Large Property for Family & Friends
- Something Different
Open all year.