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The Generals Quarters

(Ref. 1046710)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A very special place for a family and friends get-together."

    The house is beautiful, and had plenty of room to accommodate all 14 of us and 2 dogs. We had plenty of room to sit together for meals and games, but also enough space for each of us to find a quiet spot when wanted. Also, the outside courtyard was great for the kids to run around and play. The kitchen is big and a very cheery room, we found ourselves naturally congregating there quite often. It had everything in it that we needed. Each of the bedrooms were spacious, warm and comfortable. The grounds around the house are beautiful, and there is a lot to explore. I feel very privileged to have stayed in such a beautiful and historic building.

    Reviewed by Kasey5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had an amazing week in the General’s Quarters, the accommodation was clean and comfortable and full of charm -it was also lovely and warm."

    James and Rowena were really friendly and it was great to have a tour of the main house and to hear more about its history and the restoration work. Nick was also super helpful and gave us a great tour of the attics. The grounds were lovely too, some info about where we could/couldn’t walk would have been really useful - perhaps a map of the footpaths and places of interest? as it was muddy would be useful to have a hose near the house to wash off the dogs! Definitely somewhere we would love to return to.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing property and surrounding area."

    The General’s Quarters is so historic which made our stay very interesting, exploring the property and land. The rooms are grand and kept spotlessly clean and warm. We had intended on eating in the kitchen as it is plenty big enough, however, we moved to the dinning room as the log fire was burning away and so inviting. There was 9 of us, plus our dogs and we all had sufficient space to be together but have our own privacy. It is definitely an experience that will never be forgotten and is a place that we would love to return in the future *****

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2024

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at the General's Quarters."

    We were warm and comfortable. We were kept well informed by Tracy.On the whole facilities were good. We felt privileged to stay in such an interesting place.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had the most brilliant, ‘surprise’ weekend for my partner’s 50th birthday."

    The property is unique and we enjoyed exploring our wing and the grounds. The kitchen was extremely well equipped for catering for 12 with excellent bathroom facilities and quirky bedrooms that suites all the different people in our group. We enjoyed the games available with guests playing chess and had the perfect setting for our murder mystery evening - Murder at the Manor! The intermittent wifi was actually a positive for us, having teenagers in the party they participated more in activities(!) We found the bell great for early morning wake up and dinner call (apologies to any neighbours). Tracey was very helpful and was able to get mugs, tea towels and booklets about the house to me to purchase very last minute which enabled us to give gifts to members of our party. Please can you provide guests with a map of the area and possible walking routes that they can take with them? It was definitely a weekend of making memories in a wonderful, historic and unique setting. Thank you very much - The Stone, Sturgess and Thomas party.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the generals quarters."

    The property had such a great history and was just lovely. It provided and the major items needed. The only issue was the heating when we first arrived. The heating was on a timer and as soon as it turned off it got cold very fast. The was however rectified by the caretaker who left it on a loop for us.

    Reviewed by Terri4.1Dec 2023

  • "Although we had an issue with the boiler it was fixed very quickly."

    Tracy made sure we stayed warm and it didn't affect the enjoyment of the holiday. We were lucky enough to be shown round the rest of the property by the owner. It is a fascinating house. We all loved it and have booked to stay next year. It was clean, comfortable and warm.

    Glad you had a good time. It was great to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2023

  • "The General’s Quarters was a lovely, warm and welcoming great house."

    From the first view of the house as you travel its long lime drive, the age and scale of the place takes your breath. We were there as a family group to celebrate Mum-in-law’s 92nd birthday, ages from 92 to 8, and we all had a wonderful time. The huge rooms were warm and comfortable (quite an achievement in a house of that scale, I would think), the beds were deep and cosy, the kitchen was well-fitted for a large group, and the house had everything we needed. It’s not perfect, there is plenty of work still to do, but this didn’t detract from a wonderful experience. The grounds were peaceful and quiet, and we were lucky enough to meet the owner a few times. She was more than happy to tell us about the house and its journey back to life from dereliction, and her passion and love for her family home is very obvious . The little church in the grounds is beautiful and well worth a visit to see more of the house’s history. We all had such a good time and are planning a return visit next year! Comment not to be published, but as a possible improvement - full-sized non-slip shower mats for inside the shower would be very useful indeed!

    It was a pleasure to meet you all and look forward to your return to Pitchford! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a fascinating place to stay."

    We all absolutely loved being here. Good sized kitchen and dining table for 11 of us. Comfortable beds, very quiet and peaceful, lovely owners who were delighted to share their experiences of getting back into their family home after 25 years. We were able to look round much of the grounds and church so we found the old tree house and pitch pool that we had heard about. Tracy was able to help us immediately with the few things that we needed sorting out. We had such a lovely time that there is already talk of returning. There are interesting YouTube videos about the house too.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sharp Knives please!"

    Mention of EV charging, but not found on property. Directions of where you can and can't go on property please. Lovely property, very well equipped. Very comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2023

  • "We all felt it was a privilege to stay in such a wonderful house."

    The facilities were accurately described. A well stocked kitchen only lacking a soup ladle It took us a day or two to get our bearings. We enjoyed exploring the estate but would have appreciated a little more clarity on where to walk. The Shropshire countryside offered a great variety of beautiful walks. We are already talking of returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was an amazing house to be privileged to stay in ."

    Thank you very much for allowing us to enjoy your property and its wonderful grounds. It was particularly good to have such a well equipped and apacious kitchen. It ticked all of the boxes.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing property and grounds!"

    ! Very spacious and the rooms were clean. Beds comfortable and good facilities that were inkeeping with the age of the house. Well equipped kitchen. Great property for a special occasion. Would be great to see a map or site plan of the original house and what each room was previously used for.

    Reviewed by Isabel4.4Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic property for a large group - plenty of space to be together or for peace and quiet."

    We really enjoyed the historic nature of the space, especially the banqueting hall! Bedrooms were lovely, everything very clean. Lots to do locally.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was as expected and more."

    Lovely to stay in a building with so much history. You can imagine what it must have been like living there all those years ago. Not far from Shrewsbury with more history and places to visit. We all really enjoyed staying at Pitchford Hall .There was several generations of us staying here. Well worth the stay. Would have been nice to have bought information on history on Pitchford Hall.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time with us, and enjoyed the history of the property. We hope to see you back with us soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay in General's Quarters, it's a brilliant venue for a large group and although we didn't have children with us we could imagine the best potential for games of hide and seek!"

    It was very warm in spite of the high ceilings and single glazing so we also thought it would be a great venue for a winter break and a perfect place for a murder mystery weekend!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0May 2023

  • "A fascinating place to stay."

    Comfortable, warm and very well upgraded to modern convenience, for example lovely showers, yet still retaining so many interesting touches for such an old property. The owners have obviously listened to previous comments re towels, Wi-Fi etc as all were well provided. Wi-Fi was good throughout the property ( unfortunately the phone signal is not great in most of the location). It was very well equipped for the numbers (slightly small fridge?) with nice welcoming touches. The gardens provide fascinating exploration and everyone we spoke to was friendly and interesting. It was easy to get ‘lost’ and for all members to find their own space. (Just need to watch out for slamming fire doors). A very enjoyable stay for our family celebration. We would recommend it as an interesting place to stay with a group.

    We are very grateful for your review and any feedback is always happily received. We are so happy that you had an enjoyable stay, and although we have no control over the phone signal within the area, we hope that the property’s facilities were enough to keep everyone occupied and happy. We hope to have you back with us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elise5.0Apr 2023

  • "A unique and wonderful place to stay to celebrate a big birthday with family."

    Beds were unbelievably comfortable and everything you need to make really special memories.

    We are so very pleased to hear that you had a lovely time celebrating your family’s birthday here at The Generals Quarters. Thank you for leaving your review with us, they are all read and appreciated by us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Apr 2023

  • "Our only problems were the ovens could have had a deep clean, hot greasy smell on first use."

    A prior guest (we presume) had hidden a very burnt out pan in the drawer. We had a fabulous time, clean warm spacious and special. We were all sad on leaving such a unique holiday house. Being able to purchase the pitchford mugs as souvenirs was the finishing touch to delight us.

    Thank you for leaving your review. We are sorry to hear that this has happened to you during your stay. We will definitely put extra measures in place to ensure this does not happen again. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay though, and the mugs are always received so well – we hope to see you back here soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by G4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a great time!"

    Parts of the house are like out of a film or period drama - really atmospheric! Enough bedrooms for extended family :)

    We are so happy to hear that you think that about the property and had a lovely time with us. We would be delighted to have you back here at The General’s Quarters. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garrath5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Generals Quarters is an absolutely fabulous property."

    We have stayed in a few period properties but this one has to be our favourite so far. My only comment on this one and reflected in my score for accuracy of the listing is that the pictures online just don’t do the property justice. It is beautifully decorated and it was extremely warm. As soon as we opened the door we were greeted with a very cosy and homely feel. The kitchen has everything you need to be able to effortlessly cook for a large group and the fridge is a great size. The place was absolutely spotless and not a cobweb in sight in any corner as you may expect in a property of this age. We had permission to look around the grounds of the property which was equally fantastic. We plan to come back again in the future. This property is well worth the money!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at the General's Quarters and once again we were not disappointed!"

    We came as a group of friends to have an early Christmas gathering. We have a selection of babies and a couple of dogs, so we need somewhere with lovely walks, peaceful surroundings, and space for cooking, gathering, and games. The General's Quarters has this in abundance! Every bedroom has enough space for a couple, and there are lots of choices of rooms to spend time together, from the grand dining room to the cosy living rooms. Even though it is huge, and we've stayed in November/December time, it's always been lovely and warm. The water pressure is great, we've all said there's some of the best showers we've had here, and with 3 or 4 baths/showers you're not queuing for ages even with a big group. The kitchen is well equipped, we usually get a food delivery and then everything else we need is there. The main access is via an outdoor staircase, so be prepared to carry things up and down when you arrive. We absolutely love it here, and couldn't rate it highly enough. I just hope that some more of the rooms get renovated so we can carry on coming for years to come as our families grow!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous listed building, on going restoration."

    Loved the history of Pitchford Hall. Would like to suggest that for guests staying for a full week that a tour of the rest of the house included. Also we would have liked to purchase a few copies of a brochure of the hall as a momento. Hope to return in the future to see the progress of the restoration.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Oct 2022

  • "This is an incredible property."

    History oozes from every beam and flagstone. The location is magical, you feel like you are in your own private world. 13 of us spanning from the ages of 2 to 95 stated here for my birthday. We had an incredible time. It is true that for the older members we had to be careful due to the 16 steps down to the house but the owners opened up a lower door for us. We had to carry my grandma up six steps in her wheelchair but she felt like it was the entrance of the Queen of Sheba so loved it. For such an old historic property it is incredibly well appointed and very clean. Of course there are issues with bits of restoration needed and the odd cobweb here and there but that is to be expected. It is an ongoing project in a Tudor house. The occasional power cuts in one side of the house could be seen as annoying, or you could just go to the fuse box and flip the switch and see it as an adventure. The internet is sketchy but fine in the sitting rooms and the big bedroom I stayed in upstairs (which was breathtaking) and you are having a break so maybe park those incessant Instagram flicking sessions for a while! The grounds are lovely. The treehouse is stunning and the orangery with peacocks was very peaceful. I cannot overstate how much I love this property. If you are looking for a pristine, sterile, modern, luxury box then go somewhere else, but if you have any kind of a soul and imagination then stay here. It was transformative for me for a week. A complete and utter joy from start to end. I cried when I left as I did not want to leave. Amazing.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Not as described."

    Very poor value for money We are pleased to note that since our visit in July and feedback given, reference to the property being suitable for those with limited mobility has now been removed from the description. It is not at all suitable and sadly that was the main reason we had booked this property. Wifi was extremely limited - just one or two rooms adjacent to the owner's part of the property but not available in the rest of the accommodation. It is a shame that the owners/Sykes did not properly take on board the comments from the feedback given in May before our stay in July as that would have been most helpful to us. The price quoted by Sykes increased by £1,000 overnight whilst we were booking and despite our request for the original price quoted we had to pay the increased price for the booking. The accommodation was not particularly well appointed, especially considering the price we paid. The General's Quarter's are part of a very interesting and historic building but not as well equipped for the 14 people it can sleep as we had anticipated - e.g. one fridge freezer was a real struggle for all of us for a week. On the plus side the beds were comfortable.

    Reviewed by Julia1.9Jul 2022

  • "This is a really special place to stay!"

    There is something magical about it which stays with you afterwards. Lots of room, lots of character, lots of facilities. The beds are divine. The setting is unique. Find out about the history of the place before you go and the walks you can do from there. Our friends felt very privileged to have shared this stay with us.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "To celebrate a number of significant birthdays thirteen family members aged 11 to 79 , plus two dogs, enjoyed a wonderful few days at Pickford Hall."

    It is an extraordinary place, wonderful good sized, comfortable and beautiful decorated rooms, pool table and outside area for pop up tennis (which we brought with us), and the loveliest walks around the extensive grounds. We spent a happy few hours in nearby Much Wenlock and had a 'formal' meal in the panelled great Hall with log fire blazing . There is a wi fi problem but we all survived that. The manager Tracy was immediately on hand to answer any queries and we are all amazed at the amount of effort that has gone in to repairing and modernising this enormous piece of heritage...you need a bottomless pit of money! The perfect place to make family memories.

    Reviewed by Chrissie5.0Jun 2022

  • "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.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your points have been taken on board and a change to the description has been made. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob3.1May 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 Michelle4.7Apr 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 Jane5.0Apr 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 Christine4.1Apr 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 Andrew4.4Mar 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 Jemma5.0Mar 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 Martin3.8Feb 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 Ed5.0Feb 2022

  • "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 Debbie1.3Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic property with so much history."

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

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Dec 2021

  • "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 Gemma4.7Dec 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 Lucy2.5Nov 2021

  • "Lovely property and grounds to explore."

    Reviewed by Enfys5.0Nov 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 Alison4.1Nov 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 Geoffrey3.8Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Oct 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 David5.0Oct 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 Peter5.0Aug 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 Stephanie4.7Jul 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 David5.0Jul 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 Adrian5.0Jun 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 Susan5.0May 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 twin bedroom with a shower room situated nearby, Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • 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, for additional 4th pet a £50 supplement will be applied to your booking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Please note: There is an unfenced lake and unfenced drops in the grounds, children must be supervised
  • Please note: Guests enter via a lovely porch at the side of the house and must access the property via a set of 17 external steep spiral steps - care should be taken when using these steps
  • Please note: Due to the historic nature of the property, guided tours do take place
  • Please note: Cot and High chair available upon request
  • Please note: If considering using this property or grounds for any wedding purposes, please discuss with the owner prior to booking
  • Please note: There is a £30 supplement for EV charging, please advise Owner prior to stay should you have EV charging requirements

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 twin bedroom offers a lovely sleeping spot with a shower room situated 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

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Please note: Access to the property is via 17 external steep spiral steps.

Due to the rural location of the property Wi-Fi can be intermittent.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas