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The Shooting Folly

(Ref. 988985)

Cheswardine, Shropshire Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "The Shooting Folly, what a gem of a place."

    Peaceful and Relaxing was what we were looking for and we got just that. Hot tub, mod cons and Beautiful surroundings, couldn't ask for more. Would recommend and looking forward to a revisit.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Shooting Folly. It's always wonderful to hear when guest's have had a fabulous stay and we would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay in your beautiful folly."

    Don't change a thing! Faultless once again, thank you.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, I'm sure the Owner will be over the moon to hear how much you enjoyed the Folly. We hope to welcome you back again to make it a 3rd visit. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jan 2024

  • "It was fantastic everything we wanted and everything we thought it would be."

    Stephen was very helpful. It was a surprise for my other half and she could not of been more pleased with it. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Shooting Folly. WOW what a lovely surprise for her. It's wonderful to her you both enjoyed the stay and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Amazing! From start to finish we could not have been happier."

    So peaceful and the scenery was spectacular. Stargazing in the hot tub and breakfast looking out onto the fields. The little touches with fresh eggs on arrival and the log fire already lit added that true sense of being looked after. We will definitely be booking again and recommending to friends and family. Anyone looking for the perfect getaway for 2, this is the place to go.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and felt well cared for. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2023

  • "Truly exceptional property, we described it to friends today as ‘5 star plus, plus’."

    Everything from the basics like loo rolls and dish clothes, little extras like chocs on the bed and fresh eggs & local biscuits was done with care, quality, and attention to detail. The Christmas tree and decorations was a particularly lovely welcome with the fire going and underfloor heating on when we arrived after a long drive through ice and snow made it even more welcoming and special. The finish on the property was excellent, bed was extremely comfy, lovely quality bed linen - and ooooh the hot tub was heavenly!! It is obvious the renovation of the Shooting Folly was a real labour of love. The kitchen is very well equipped and laid out in such a way that cooking was as intuitive as if we were at home. Our hosts were warm and welcoming, the dairy cows were charming neighbours. The rural location enabled us to really get away from it all and properly unwind, relax and recharge. It was lovely to have a tour of the farm too, thank you. The Shooting Folly is conveniently located for Ironbridge and Shrewsbury, we were also delighted to explore the local towns and villages. We are likely to return in the very near future and try the hot tub when there isn’t frost or snow- we can’t wait!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It sounds like you had a perfect stay. We hope we can welcome you back again so you can enjoy the hot tub in the warmer weather. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Piers5.0Dec 2023

  • "Extremely peaceful cozy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Completely rested the hot tub was amazing

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was fantastic a lovely little folly in the middle of nowhere."

    Peace and quiet plenty of wild life only the cows to talk too fantastic

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great, chilled time- that’s why we keep coming back."

    Fantastic escape from the rat race- thank you.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your return stay. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic Place to chill out & reset in the quietest of locations."

    Loved every minute & really didn’t want to leave. So much attention to detail & thought has gone into designing the folly. Having Breakfast with the door open so we can ‘talk’ with the cows, every window giving fantastic views. Oh… & the hot tub… Relaxing in the bubbles next to the herd as the sun goes down. perfection!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It's fantastic to hear that enjoyed your away and we hope that we can expect to welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful property …."

    Relaxing and peaceful ! Granddaughter really enjoyed watching the cows !

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we're so pleased you all had a great time and your granddaughter enjoyed her holiday. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful little cottage, so peaceful and relaxing."

    The photos do not do it justice. We loved watching the cows from the hot tub. Stephen the owner/farmer was so friendly and helpful and suggested some fantastic places to eat nearby. If you want somewhere where you can completely switch off, relax and recharge your batteries in the most beautiful place then we can think of nowhere better!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Shooting Folly. I don't think we could put it any better than that ' recharge your batteries'. We are glad you enjoyed it and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the setting and the accommodation."

    The eggs, milk, biscuits and chocolates were a lovely touch. Also the supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets long with soaps etc. These all added to the convenience of the rental. Being able to relax in the hot tub after a day out was an added bonus. Thank you for everything

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and made full use of the hot tub after a day sightseeing. We'd love to welcome you back. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning property and setting."

    Everything you needed for a peaceful break, thank you.

    Thank you for the feedback, we're so pleased you're feeling rested after your stay at The Shooting Folly. Do stay again. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very sweet and unique place - obvious that a lot of love went into restoring it."

    Just the escape we were looking for.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to your stay at The Shooting Folly. It's wonderful to hear that you had a lovely stay and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tristen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wow! What a find!"

    The shooting folly is absolutely stunning and perfect for a relaxing stay away. The property is well thought out and has been furnished to a high standard. It was super clean on arrival and the fresh milk and eggs were greatly appreciated. It's really private so perfect for getting away from it all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your peaceful stay. We look forward to welcoming back again. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Just perfect"

    Delighted that you enjoyed you stay. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2023

  • "Our second visit to The Shooting Folly and once again, it didn't disappoint."

    Everything as we remembered. The peace, quiet and hot tub were great for relaxing. A great base for visiting Ironbridge, Trentham and Hawkstone Park Follies. I'm sure we will be visiting again. Thanks for the eggs, milk and biscuits - they were really good.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a wonderful cozy cottage with the added luxury of the hot tub."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. It was warm, cozy and had everything we needed, mobile reception was a bit sketchy but who cares. It was really clean and the bed was really comfortable... just lovely!

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you had such a lovely stay at The Shooting Folly (and enjoyed the hot tub!). We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing long weekend at the Folly."

    Would definitely recommend it to friends. The honesty bar is a great idea. Rebuilding the Folly must have been a labour of love and it shows in the finished product. It was a shame that the poor weather kept the cows inside up at the farm.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage that has been tastefully restored with modern comforts."

    Little extras very much appreciated especially the fresh egg and farm fresh milk

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in The Shooting Folly."

    The cottage is very comfortable and full of character and the hot tub was very welcome after a hike. Cheswardine is an easy 2 mile walk across the fields and the Red Lion pub is very welcoming. All in all a lovely place to explore North Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Shooting Folly is a fantastic cottage for a couple looking for peace and quiet in an unspoiled part of the country."

    Everything is provided, including towels for use with the hot tub and even an honesty bar. The cottage is warm and spotlessly clean. There are numerous walks in the area in woodland, farmland and by the canal; a couple of local pubs and it’s only a short drive to small towns like Newport and Market Drayton. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you had such a lovely relaxing and peaceful stay and also made the most of the surrounding area. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property suitable for two people wanting a quiet retreat in the Shropshire countryside."

    The cottage had everything needed including an honesty bar! The fresh milk and eggs were very welcome - thank you Stephen. We hope to come again later in the year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was our first stay at the Shooting Folly, and it won't be our last."

    We chose the Folly to stay over the New Year. We wanted a quiet and comfortable stay. We certainly got that however, the pictures do not do the property justice. The style of the decorations and furnishings is spot-on, and the attention to detail was fantastic. We are seasoned travelers, and always take some extra utensils/glassware - nothing was required. The hosts were great, and the fresh milk and eggs were a lovely touch. Definately recommended.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Shooting Folly (and the fresh milk and eggs). We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely period property with a real home from home feel."

    Stephen was very helpful when we got lost in the dark. The little extras where a nice touch. The fresh milk was yumi it brought some lovely childhood memories back. Thanks again Stephen.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay (and also the fresh milk!). We look forward to welcoming you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful home and location."

    The cottage is well equipped and we were very comfortable. We will certainly be returning in the future.

    Thank you for your kind words. We're very glad you love the cottage and location and look forward to you returning. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Shooting Folly is an ideal hideaway for 2 people."

    The place is cute, comfortable and clean. The finishing touches such as fresh farm eggs and milk, the honesty bar and warm hospitality make you feel very welcome and at home. The hot tub is fantastic as you sit, enjoying the warm bubbles, a cold drink and incredible views across the fields. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a romantic, quiet getaway.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Shooting Folly, and made use of the hot tub too! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property, everything you need for a quiet relaxing getaway."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed The Shooting Folly and had a relaxing stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2022

  • "The shooting folly was a perfect get away the restoration was amazing tranquility at its best"

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "An amazing little find in a beautiful area."

    We had such a peaceful and tranquil time and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to relax and unwind. Many thanks to Stephen and Tracey for the effort they have put in to creating the folly well worth all the hard work they've done.

    Brilliant you had a amazing stay at The Shooting Folly. So pleased you found it peaceful and a great place to relax and unwind. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Best Wishes Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just an amazing place."

    Tranquility personified! 100% recommend spending a few nights at the folly and just enjoying the peace, cows and country side.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you had a peaceful, relaxing stay at The Shooting Folly and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great little cottage with everything that you need including total peace and the lack of any light pollution with just the cows for neighbours."

    ...perfect. Just what we were looking for and will definitely be staying here again.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and the peaceful atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely isolated quirky cottage, situated in the heart of Shropshire countryside."

    It was lovely to sit in the garden and listen to the peace and quiet of the surroundings (and the occasional ‘’moo’’ from the cows). The cottage was really well equipped and the hot tub was a nice addition. We took our bikes and loved cycling around the traffic free country lanes.

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed the cottage (and the garden and hot tub!). We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Shooting Folley is certainly a very unique property set in the most rural of locations."

    If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and be able to totally relax then this is worth considering. We found the property very well equipped with everything you could need with the hot tub adding the icing to the cake. The owner Stephen, who lives on the adjacent farm, was also very friendly and accommodating. If you like walking there are several good local walks that can be navigated straight from the cottage, although we would recommend wearing decent boots and trousers as we found some parts of the walks overgrown and a little difficult to follow. Apart from walking there are several interesting places to visit in the area that are not too far away, with Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and Stoke all be very well worth a visit. The pubs and restaurants in the area are good, were particularly impressed with the Gastro Pub 'The Swan with Two Necks'. Living in Norfolk we are used to rural, but found this part of Shropshire to be on a different level. To sit on the patio or in the hot tub surrounded by cow fields (literally) in complete piece and quiet with just birds and the occasional cow 'mooing' was a wonderful experience and one we will long remember. Many thanks Stephen and Sykes Cottages.

    Thank you very much for your glowing feedback. We are so glad that you were happy with the property and the quiet rural location, and you made good use of the hot tub. Thank you for the recommendations for the walks and the local pub. We hope to welcome you back to the property again in order to revisit your happy memories. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    The location and tranquility was just what was required. Yes its snug but its still amazing place to stay. Steve and Tracy have done an amazing restoration and have thought of everything. The underfloor heating was a god send when coming from the hot tub and when it really cold it will be amazing. The Folly is well equipped and well thought out. The hot tub cover is a manual lift and is quite heavy to remove. The only thing that would make it a better stay would be a bigger fridge and especially one that the door open the opposite way, it was a bit awkward getting around the table to get in the fridge. But would but highly recommend this for a stay. Will miss the calves in the field behind, they were very entertaining, just wish we had taken more suitable footwear and it could have been possible to have a tour of the farm and see the cows being milked. The fresh milk and farm eggs were a lovely touch, had forgotten how nice fresh milk is. Well worth a stay and we would return.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we're delighted you enjoyed a tranquil stay at The Shooting Folly. We hope to welcome you again when you may have the opportunity to have a tour of the farm and enjoy more fresh milk and farm eggs! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2022

  • "Fabulous little getaway in what feels like the middle of nowhere."

    The folly as you approach it looks like a tiny “Wendy house” , inside it is just perfect it had everything you need and nothing you don’t, there’s just the right amount of room to happily “set up camp” for a week away. The bed is comfortable and lovely quality pillows. On the doorstep fresh, I mean super really fresh milk was delicious. Just a great week away

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback which is much appreciated. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Shooting Folly and hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marguerite5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay so relaxing great hosts"

    Thank you for your feedback - we hope to welcome you again for another relaxing stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "Really comfortable property in great location."

    10/10

    Thank you for your feedback and we're so glad that you found The Shooting Folly comfortable during your stay. It is certainly is a great location and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "What an amazing place."

    We had such a relaxing stay. Everything has been done to such a high standard. It truly was like a home from home, including lovely little extras like fresh milk and eggs from the farm. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your kind review - we're so glad you had such a relaxing stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay which was above any beyond our already high expectations."

    The folly itself is every bit as good as it looks in the ad but the extras really do make this an excellent place to stay. We hope to stay again soon.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you on your return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Dec 2021

  • "My boyfriend and I visited the folly for three nights and it was just perfect!"

    Lots of little extras that were well thought out. The fire was well stocked and the hot tub warmed up for our arrival, even some fresh eggs and milk from the farm left on the table for us. It's so cute and cosy and great for some romantic time away in the countryside! The nearest pub is about an hours walk away. Although don't do what we did and have too many drinks you can't walk back home! All in all a wonderful little stay-cation and we will be back again for sure. Thanks very much Stephen. :)

    We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay at the Shooting Folly so much. We look forward to greeting you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic relaxing time, it does what it says on the tin."

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2021

  • "Idyllic property, perfect for a relaxing get away."

    We have a wonderful time, enjoying the charm and quirk of The Shooting Folly; we loved waking up to seeing the cows in the field and taking dips in the hot tub surrounded by mist hanging over the fields.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2021

  • "An amazing property."

    Loved having the history of the cottage & the before renovation photos included in the welcome folder. Lovely touch with the fresh farm milk, eggs & local ginger biscuits on arrival. The cottage was warm & cosy for our autumn visit. The only negative I have is that our week was up far too quick & we didn't want to leave

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The bedroom was very cramped for space, especially for the person on the window side."

    The bedroom loo door was noisy and a quiet visit to the loo in the night was not easy. Very small sitting room.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that these did not leave a lasting impact. We hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allen3.8Oct 2021

  • "Great unique Folly beautifully presented in an idyllic location, loved the hot tub under the stars, can't wait to return."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Shooting Folly was an absolutely wonderful little place to stay at, our favourite of all the Hideaways properties we have had the pleasure of holidaying in."

    Very well equipped, clean, comfortable and so peaceful, just the occasional mooing of the cows, what lovely, friendly neighbours to have. It was also fantastic to sit out in the hot tub, so relaxing in a fabulous environment. My wife and I can not recommend this little oasis of a place highly enough, we would just say that everyone should go there! Finally big thanks to Stephen for his warm welcome and knowledge regarding walking around the locality, and also for recommending a visa to Bidulph Grange (N.T.) stunning gardens. If you can - just book it!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was lovely and peaceful"

    Thank you for your feedback and looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yogendra4.4Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely location and fantastic way to relax"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Pretty area and cottage."

    Loved the log burner and hot tub. Very helpful staff on phone at Sykes.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2021

  • "The Shooting Folly was all it had promised in the advertising."

    Steve was really welcoming and made it easy for us to feel we could relax and have as much or as little contact as we needed.

    We're delighted that you had a relaxing stay at The Shooting Folly and were able to meet Steve! Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "We had the most relaxing time ever!"

    Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was so private and relaxing just what me and my partner needed abit of piece and quiet away from reality."

    Would definatly recommend and hopefully will return to this beautiful property.

    Thank you for recommending The Shooting Folly and we would love for you to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2020

  • "From booking our holiday to arriving at our lovely cottage, everything was perfect!"

    Thank you.

    We are glad to hear everything was perfect at The Shooting Folly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great break"

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "From ringing Stephen asking him where the key was to then ringing him 2 days later to ask where to leave the key just went by in a flash."

    .!! The sight of him driving down his field in his Quad to give us the key just made us smile, and to be honest his warm & friendly nature kept us smiling throughout our small break..!! Loved every second of our trip & would love to come back

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It's always fantastic to hear how much you have enjoyed your break away. We will pass on your comments to the owner and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Folly was by far the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    A magical place for our honeymoon. The pictures do not do it justice. We will be back

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was immaculate and everything you could think of was provided."

    We had a lovely honeymoon and have already booked to go back again. The hottub was awesome overlooking the fields and cows. Highly recommend.

    We are pleased to hear you had a lovely honeymoon and we will see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is the most beautiful cottage."

    Clean, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Great place to recharge the batteries. Owner was friendly and helpful. We will highly recommend a stay here and hope to go back.

    Thank you for your comments on The Shooting Folly. We are pleased to hear you would highly recommend the cottage and we hope to welcome you back soon, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2019

  • "This cottage is lovely and the owners couldn't be friendly enough, i would defiantly stay here again just not as long but loved seeing the cows every day, the cottage was clean, cleaning stuff was provided, and generally everything you need to cook!"

    its very secluded and generally we didn't leave the cottage / hot tub and it was fabulous!! lovely place, nothing around and that's what we were looking for, only thing i will say is if you dont like spiders you'll either have heart attack or get over your fears

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne5.0Aug 2019

  • "This Gem is well worth a visit, quiet relaxing and just what we needed, a ruin lovingly restored."

    Well done Steve xx

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful place, incredibly peaceful, we'll definitely visit again."

    Reviewed by B5.0May 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay, very peaceful and quiet."

    Beautiful scenery lovely walks. This really was a hideaway

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "The Shooting Folly is a brilliantly unique holiday bolthole."

    The owner is very friendly and incredibly helpful. This was, without doubt, the best holiday home we've enjoyed. The only thing we would have changed would have been to stay for longer!! Simply wonderful!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "The Fooy is just perfect."

    Super location and so well set up.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely place to relax and unwind."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2019

  • "What a lovely place did not want to leave ."

    Definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2019

  • "Such an amazing location."

    .. Nice and peaceful, didn't even see another human unless we ventured into Market Drayton... The fire was so nice in the snug, made it so cozy... Hot tub was clean and well maintained, lovely way to spend the evenings... Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "The Shooting Folly is a magical place."

    Stunning location.The snug is really cosy on an evening with the woodburning stove.The honesty bar with a selection of your" favourite tipple",and lovely bottles of wine and champagne was a lovely touch but we had brought a good supply of our own.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

  • "A stunning property."

    Beautifully restored. Superb location. The hot tub under a sky full of stars was amazing. Highly recommended for a perfect getaway from it all.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really beautiful restored cottage, excellent facilities."

    Lovely, helpful owners. Peaceful, relaxing, completely private except for a few cows and great location for walking. They had thought of everything and more, plus little extras. It was far better than we'd expected, we had a great time and want to thank Steve and Tracey for such a great holiday and for their hospitality. Thank you Helen & Dave Wirral

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Such an amazing place to stay."

    If you like cozy, warm and secluded this is the place to go. One of the nicest places I've stayed.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2019

  • "Hideaways provided up to date information on travel etc."

    as the break got closer. Easy to use website. The accommodation and host were perfect in every way! A wonderful, tranquil break following our marriage. The folly is cosy, clean and very well equipped. The hot tub a welcome luxury after a day exploring on our bikes. We will definitely be returning for our anniversary.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jan 2019

  • "Everything about the Folly is magical."

    Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic restored cottage, great attention to detail."

    The location is stunning with the added bonus of the Hot Tub. One of the best we have visited.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2018

  • "We stayed here for Easter and really didn't want to leave."

    The thought that has gone into every part of the Folly is evident everywhere. Small but perfectly formed, everything has been thought of. It is comfortable, well equipped and the perfect place to get away from it all. The addition of the hot tub is excellent and a perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet. If you want somewhere that is quirky, comfortable and the perfect escape, then you don't need to look any further than here. We will definitely be returning.

    Guests' Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have just spent a long weekend at The Shooting Folly in Shropshire."

    I just wanted to say how lovely the property is - warm and cosy and very, very cute. The owners made us feel very welcome (fresh eggs in a basket) and even popped in to turn up the heating when we were out! Highly recommended and an excellent addition to your properties.

    Mr & Mrs Thornton

  • "A relaxing peaceful location."

    It has rekindled our hobbies of sketching and writing. Beautiful countryside, beautiful folly.

    Mr & Mrs Wakefield

  • "Perfect way to spend our long weekend and celebrate our engagement."

    Mr & Mrs Clark

  • "Had a wonderful 4 days at the Folly - we found it to have everything we needed, the snug was perfect on a cold winter evening (and the underfloor heating meant the wood burner was a treat rather than a necessity and feet stayed warm even without slippers!"

    ) We found lots to do in the surrounding area (car needed though), the owners were very friendly and welcoming, and the farm tour was a real treat. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

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  • "Just wanted to say thank you."

    The Shooting Folly was as beautiful as it looked. It was perfect for a lovely few days of peace and quiet. The owner was lovely and everything was as it looked from your description....and more. We had a lovely time and will hopefully book with you again at some point in the future. Just wanted to thank you for your help in sorting this out for me at very short notice. Really appreciate it.

    Mrs Allwood

  • "My wife and I visited The Shooting Folly hoping for a tranquil break and it didn't fail to deliver!"

    With beautiful country views and dozens of lovely walks on the doorstep it was just what we needed and, after a long walk, the hot tub was most welcome! The property has been amazingly restored to a very high standard. We certainly intend to return.

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  • "We needed to get away and disconnect."

    The Shooting Folly was a perfect place for this. Peace and quiet all around us, a wood burning stove and a hot tub! Who could ask for more?!? The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of areas to hike. We had such a wonderful time we're already planning another visit.

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  • "Perfect setting."

    Great that there is no Wifi - no distractions from the outside world. Sorry to leave the peace and quiet - would love to come back.

    Mr And Mrs Platt

  • "We loved staying here."

    It is conveniently and thoughtfully laid out. We were able to make meals, relax in comfort, sit outside, sleep well. And it is well away from the noise and hubbub of our usual life. Many thanks.

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  • "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 will never hear perfect quiet... you will here. We have re-booked to come back in September '17 and will probably come back again after that.

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  • "Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 08 July 2017."

    5 of 5 stars.

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  • "This is a beautifully restored building set in the middle of nowhere."

    Excellent kitchen facilities meant we had no need to leave! The snug with wood burner made for a cosy room. The hot tub offered great views in the day and lights at night. A great place for a romantic break and to recharge the batteries!

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  • "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. Just be careful not to bang your head on the low beams upstairs! Everything you could possibly need was catered for: the kitchen was brilliantly stocked with equipment, there were brollies, blankets, films... and of course the hot tub! It was so cosy and tranquil. It's really in the middle of nowhere with cows for company and fields all around. Recommend bringing plenty of food supplies - we got a breakfast hamper provided by the owners which was filled with goodies (although a little on the pricey side). There are some lovely walks in the local area too. I couldn't recommend it enough! We will be back. :-)

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  • "We have just returned from a surprise 50th birthday treat my husband booked for me."

    I have to say I am very impressed, he could not have found a more perfect place to have a chill out weekend to celebrate. The cottage is delightful with glorious views from all sides. It iss fully equipped for your every need but the icing on the cake has to be the hot tub. We were lucky enough on the 1st night to have clear skies and a full moon, we soaked away for hours enjoying the pure peace and quiet with a bottle of red.......heaven !!!!!!! The cottage has been very tastefully restored and decorated and Steve was just across the field if we needed anything. I would like to say I would NOT like to recommend The Shooting Folly to anybody but purely for selfish reasons, I would love to keep this little gem to myself so we could book whenever we wanted to go but that would be selfish. Everyone should get to sample this little corner of paradise.

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Summary

  • 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 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. It’s 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. 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! The gorgeous village of Cheswardine is relatively untouched and is a typical Shropshire village.

There are two pubs in the village, The Fox & Hounds and The Wharf Tavern which sits right on the canal.

For walkers (and the non-walkers too!) there is a network of public footpaths all round from your front door.

The Shooting Folly is a brilliant getaway for couples that are looking for a honeymoon destination, or just a space to get away from everyday life.

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About the location

CHESWARDINE

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