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The Generals Quarters

Pitchford near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 1046710)

4.3

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Whilst the General's Quarters are certainly part of a stunning historic building, I think it offers relatively poor value for money."

    Several things should be made much clearer in the listing: More explicit location of bathrooms and nearby bedrooms (Perhaps a floor plan?). Stronger warning of the extent of the stone steps leading down to the entrance. Acknowledgement that the WiFi is unusable other than in the dining hall and two bedrooms.

    Reviewed by RobMay 2022

  • "There were 14 of us of mixed ages and we all had a fantastic week."

    The house is stunning considering its age and history. It was warm and comfy with everything you needed. The owner was lovely and her passion and enthusiasm for doing the house up was incredible. Only one gripe from the younger members of the party was the lack of WiFi ( only possible in the great hall) but considering the age and remote location this is understandable. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend staying at this property, it was an amazing house with loads of character."

    14 of us stayed (8 adults 6 children) and the facilities suited us all. The rooms were spacious and clean and had everything we needed. Kitchen was well equipped too. The children loved the pool room and playing hide and seek around the property. The enclosed garden was ideal for the children and dogs to run around.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "We found the General's Quarters ideal for our large family gathering for a belated celebration of our Golden Wedding Anniversary."

    The property was clean, and there was plenty of room for everyone, and plenty of hot water for the showers given that the weather was very cold. The only two things that could be improved upon is the access to the property, it's a killer going up and down the steps from the car park every time we wanted to go out or to get rid of rubbish and recycling. Also, the bin for the general waste could have been a bit closer to the property. There again I'd like to think that we were all a bit fitter by the end of the week! On the whole we all enjoyed our week immensely, especially playing Pool with my 14 year old grandson, who managed to thrash us all.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    There were seven of us and after dinner we all sat in front of the fire, but two had to use dining chairs (we didn't want to move the furniture around too much). We would have liked a knife sharpener, large sieve and weighing scales in the kitchen, but otherwise we were well provided for. But on the whole a fabulous place. So historic, so big, so quirky.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "How often does one get to stay in a medieval mansion?"

    This is an amazing historic house, steeped in history, with original features and set within its own countryside grounds. As architecture 'nerds', we absolutely loved it. The icing on the cake was a tour round the other part of the house by the wonderful owner who is restoring the house. We were a party of 13 celebrating our Father's 80th birthday. The house is so large that we were able to spread out across the 2 sitting rooms and snooker room but also come together by the large fire or eat together at the huge table. The beds are comfortable, the house is warm and has everything you need. It's a good base to explore from (we visited the escape rooms at Shrewsbury prison + Attingham Park). There was also the added interest of a film crew on site when we arrived. This is a charming and atmospheric place which seeps into you, we didn't want to leave and will follow, online, the building's on going restoration. I would really recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by JemmaMar 2022

  • "Staying at Pitchford is a unique experience, allowing you an insight into the world of an evolving historic country estate."

    The house is outstanding and you get half of it, including the service and west wings, together with a grand wainscotted reception room in the central block. This room is dark and atmospheric, presided over by a portrait of Francis Ottley and his family, who sided with the Royalists in the Civil War. There are upstairs and downstairs elements to it, from the kitchens and stone-flagged servants passages, to the grand bedrooms leading off rambling corridors. Outside you can wander the formal grounds and wider estate, from the eccentric tree house and impressive orangery, to the small church with its amazing carved memorials to the Ottleys. The house is warm and comfortable and perfect for a big family celebration. The kitchen is well-equipped and the ideal spot for a sociable breakfast, while the pool room offers the chance for a friendly game. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2022

  • "14 of us stayed at the Generals Quarters in February for a family birthday celebration."

    The house is impressive and steeped in history - it was a real privilege being able to spend time in a property with such historical significance. The weather was dire, as you would expect at this time of the year but this didn’t prevent us from hunkering down and taking advantage of the comfort of the huge space. The kitchen is massive and well equipped for big family meals, the bedrooms are luxurious, and although not all en-suite there are plenty of bathrooms. In between the rain showers we explored the grounds, walked around the lakes and took a look inside the adjoining church. Shrewsbury is a short drive away and well worth a trip. We had a fantastic weekend. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by EdFeb 2022

  • "Amazing stay at the Generals Quarters."

    Wonderful property, well equipped kitchen, plenty of space for a large group and beautiful grounds to explore.

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2021

  • "Fantastic property with so much history."

    Our party of 12 had a great stay for my Mum’s 70th birthday.

    Reviewed by RachaelDec 2021

  • "First of all I would like to say thanks to Skye's Cottages they are very helpful and trustworthy."

    We did put a complaint in when we got back from The Generals Quarters and despite management and the owners unwillingness to apologize and accept that they was wrong. They did although begrudgingly refund us all 10% back they was most unhelpful at all times. It was thanks to Skye's Cottages that we got

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2021

  • "Unfortunately the owners of the property have let themselves down."

    It is a beautiful property which would have been brilliant for our big family getaway, but instead was ruined by a lack of heating. I understand issues can occur but it became apparent the owners were aware of the issue before we arrived and decided not to tell us of it resulting in us spending the first night without hot water and 5 nights without heating. We were eventually provided with electric but that was not until after 8pm on Monday night (having arrived on Friday) when requested them as was becoming too unbearably cold to stay there. The heating engineer did come back out again on the Tuesday and managed to improve the heating situation but was honest said there was not alot they could do, as they had said when trying to mend it on the Saturday, because the boiler needed replacing, but the owners were not willing to do this according to them and had been out 4 times within 2 weeks to try keep the boiler going for along as possible.

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2021

  • "Lovely property and grounds to explore."

    Reviewed by EnfysNov 2021

  • "Stayed here with 12 friends for my 50th birthday."

    What an incredible place to stay! We had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the property. The history and character are incredible. It’s a large historic building so a couple of people were chilly so if you’re inclined to feel the cold come prepared in colder months. Beautiful grounds to walk in and plenty to see in the area. Would recommend on all counts.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "The house needs to be seen to be believed."

    It is more an experience than a holiday really. Amazing grounds, amazing location the house is understandably a bit tired after being there for 1000 years but is a great experience. It isn't totally clean but again that's understandable as there are a lot of spiders around! Overall it was great thank you a very memorable time was had by all.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2021

  • "An extra chair and a mirror in the downstairs bedroom would be convenient."

    Reviewed by RobOct 2021

  • "A very well kept and well provisioned location."

    For our 60th birthday celebration it was perfect. Lovely location with walks all around and very peaceful. The kitchen and Dining room are large and ideal for a large family ( in our case 13 people). We had external caterers come in for the special night and it was no problem at all. The property is ouzing with character and is an outstanding example of a Tudor period Manor house. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "What an amazing place!"

    We loved staying in this most unusual house and exploring its grounds. It really was a unique experience to stay in a 16th century half-timbered house with its quirky layout. Plenty of space to relax and comfortable beds! The kids amongst the party thoroughly enjoyed exploring the nooks and crannies, and were delighted to find a bell-pull in the back staircase - very useful to summon the family together for meals and so forth. By prior consent we were able to launch a kayak on the lake which added another dimension to our stay. We'd love to return some day.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "A very beautiful and quirky property."

    The kitchen, bedrooms and dining hall are absolutely stunning and very well equipped. A perfect family getaway. The only negative and it’s a small thing is the WiFi or lack of it. The WiFi failed to reach a lot of the bedrooms or the lounge area making it difficult communicate with the outside world as there is no phone signal either. However I would recommend 21 century problems in a 16 century house. However, I would highly recommend this wonderful property and it’s beautiful grounds.

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2021

  • "It was a perfect place for all our extended family to holiday together."

    The recycling boxes were insufficient for our needs as we did all our own catering.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Probably the best equipped kitchen we have seen."

    Beautiful old house with lovely gardens - perfect for dogs. Fantastic dining room. Tracy was also very helpful. Thoroughly recommend this property to anyone who is planning a large family holiday (we had 9 in our party and we never felt crowded). The house also has a very interesting history.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2021

  • "We arrived late evening, it was dark and raining, the steps down to the propeerty were more than I was expecting when carrying bags."

    But when the fridge was loaded and the fire was lit in the wood panelled lounge/ dining room we sank into the comfy chairs with a glass of wine, things began to look a lot better. The bedrooms were very well decorated and comfortable. The next day we all went walking round the estate, the views of the Hall were amazing. The whole estate is stunning, and well worth a visit. We loved the quadrangle where the dogs could play without bothering anybody else and the need to put them on leads. If you are considering a visit read up on the History of Pitchford Hall it will be well worth it. Amazing.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

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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

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...

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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

Note - There are 17 steps leading up to the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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