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The Generals Quarters

Pitchford near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 1046710)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Shrewsbury 7 miles.

The magnificent west wing of the historic, Grade I listed Pitchford Hall has been carefully restored and transformed into a grand seven-bedroom holiday let, named The General’s Quarters after a previous owner, perfect for your next group escape to Shropshire.

With the owner’s holding residence on the other side of this huge property, The General’s Quarters forms the oldest part of the hall, constructed in 1549 and still home to original fireplaces, oak panelled walls and with the estate boasting what is thought to be the oldest treehouse in the world!

Inside this impressive and maze-like property, discover the huge kitchen and make use of the range cooker and excellent appliances here, with pretty blue cupboards and a long breakfast table in the centre, it’s a charming spot to gather in the morning before you embark on your adventures.

For formal dining occasions or a special celebration, find the stunning dining room where oak panelled walls surround you and a fire blazes in the fireplace, with an antique, ornate dining table and chairs to seat everyone, you can devour a feast before retiring to the armchairs before the fire.

Relax within the sitting room and make use of the TV with Freeview and a DVD player to pop a film on for little ones, letting them settle on the large sofas, before heading into the snug room to continue the conversation.

A ground-floor twin bedroom offers a lovely sleeping spot for those with limited mobility, whilst a ground-floor shower room rests nearby.

Head up to the first floor to send yourself off to sleep in a bedroom where royalty may have slept, with records showing that a thirteen-year-old Queen Victoria visited Pitchford Hall back when she was still a princess and, during her stay, she watched the estate hunt from the treehouse.

Guests can try to guess from which two periods each bedroom has been modelled on, with some displaying a Georgian style and the others featuring a Tudor elegance.

These superb bedrooms consist of a king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to one of the two first-floor shower rooms, a further king-size, and two twin bedrooms with an interconnecting door between them, great for little ones.

Completing the layout is the wonderful master bedroom, featuring an impressive four-poster super-king-size bed, showcasing the grandeur of this exquisite dwelling, whilst a huge twin bedroom holds a striking fireplace in the centre, splitting the room in half, with a seating area behind it and a beautiful en-suite bathroom to the side with a roll top bath in the centre, perfect for a relaxing soak in peace.

Delight in having your own private garden to enjoy, enclosed by dramatic high walls, the lawn space is perfect for some family games in the sun, whilst the sheltered areas with seating are great for getting some fresh air whatever the weather.

Roam the incredible Pitchford Hall Estate and go in search of the Tree House at Pitchford, arguably the oldest treehouse in the world, first mentioned in 1692, before continuing around the beautiful grounds.

If you can tear yourself away from this truly unique property, then head to the bustling, historic town of Shrewsbury with its 600 listed buildings, castle, museums, traditional inns and fine shops and restaurants, presenting a wealth of choice for all tastes.

Within easy reach is Church Stretton as well as Shropshire's finest town of Ludlow surrounded by the beautiful Clee Hills, excellent for walkers, and home to its amazing castle along with a wealth of half-timbered buildings and red-brick houses.

Visit the steepest railway in Britain at Bridgnorth to head up the cliff-side and delight in scenic cliff-top walks with views overlooking the River Severn, with the Severn Valley Railway steam train taking you along a gorgeous 16-mile route to Kidderminster, providing a leisurely way to enjoy the countryside.

Don't miss a day out at one of the National Trust properties of Attingham Park and Benthall Hall, whilst the Ironbridge Gorge and the medieval market town of Much Wenlock are worth visiting too.

Experience a holiday like no other at this incredible property, making memories to last a lifetime at The General's Quarters in Shropshire.

Summary

  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x four-poster super-king-size, 1 x king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with en-suite freestanding roll top bath, handheld shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin with interconnecting door, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off-road parking for six cars
  • Enclosed private garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Shared access to estate grounds
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Please note: There is a unfenced lake and unfenced drops in the grounds, children must be supervised
  • Note: Guests enter via a lovely porch at the side of the house and have to go down a set of steps
  • Care to be taken for this with mobility issues

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About the location

SHREWSBURY

Church Stretton 13 miles; Much Wenlock 13 miles; Telford 15 miles

Shrewsbury lies in the heart of one of England's most beautiful counties. Set within a giant loop of the River Severn, it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season' which caters for every age and interest. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and excellent restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm, as featured in the Victorian Farm TV series.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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