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The Shooting Folly

Cheswardine, Shropshire (Ref. 988985)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher

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93 Customer Review(s)

  • Don

    “We enjoyed our stay and Tracy and Steve did everything to make our stay perfect”

    - Don, May 2024

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Shooting Folly and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner


  • One bedroom: 1 x double, also access to a dressing room
  • 1 x ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating, woodburner
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, slimline dishwasher and microwave
  • TV, DVD and selection of DVDs, 4G signal (no WIFI but 4G is picked up)
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Enclosed garden , paved and gravelled areas, cedar hot tub, feature well with lighting and safety grill
  • Charcoal BBQ available please note only charcoal to be used as Thatched Cottage
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry infants only, no children Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Washing facilities available with owner, upon request (lives nearby).

The property

Without any doubt The Shooting Folly is as unique a holiday home that we have ever come across.

Standing all on its own, surrounded by glorious Shropshire farmland and with long views over fields and woods, it is an unbelievably romantic bolt hole in some of the most attractive countryside in England.

Its history dates back to the 19th Century, once believed to be an old shooting lodge, the building is wonderfully quirky with a crenelated mock church tower at one end, a stepped gable at the other and in between a simple, timber thatched cottage!

In recent years the folly has been transformed (from a ruin) by its current owners back to its former glory using high quality materials, to create a very homely and unique 'hideaway' filled with period features and all mod cons you'd expect from a high quality home, including a super Cedar Hot Tub.

Please note Charcoal BBQ available - only charcoal to be used due to Cottage being Thatched.

In our opinion the Folly is just as perfect for honeymooners as it is for walkers, in fact anyone seeking peace and tranquillity in a remote rural environment.

There is little not to love in this gem, not least that there are two pubs within a few miles too!

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About the location


Market Drayton 4.7 miles; Ellesmere 21.1 miles; Shrewsbury 22.2 miles.

Cheswardine is a lovely unspoilt and rural village resting in northeast Shropshire. The village enjoys two welcoming pubs, The Fox & Hounds and Red Lion, a café, and a well-stocked village store. Keen walkers will find a network of public footpaths on offer right on the doorstep, including the seven-mile circuit from Cheswardine via Hales. Cycling enthusiasts needn’t feel left out as there are plenty of scenic cycling routes available, including The Shropshire Union Canal and the Shropshire Cycleway. Continue onto Market Drayton, where you will find the Market Drayton Museum & Resource Centre, the Market Drayton Golf Club, and the Damson Wood Walk. Further afield, you will find Stoke-on-Trent, with its Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Waterworld, and the Trentham Estate, Alton Towers for a fun-filled day out, and the historic city of Chester, home to Chester Cathedral, The Grosvenor Museum, the Chester Roman Amphitheatre.

Sorry infants only, no children

Please note Charcoal BBQ available - only charcoal to be used due to Cottage being Thatched.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas