This cottage is located in the east wing of Loton Park mansion house near to Shrewsbury and can sleep six people in three bedrooms. The Gallery Apartment is a first floor apartment in the east wing of the magnificent Loton Park mansion house, which stands in a 3000 acre estate near to the Shropshire market town of Shrewsbury. The cottage contains two double bedrooms and one twin which with the addition of a family shower room makes it suitable for six people. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining table. Outside the accommodation is a private lawned area with a fountain and garden furniture as well as off... road parking for three cars. The Gallery Apartment offers visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy life on an historic country estate and is a wonderful location for a holiday cottage.
Amenities: Wall-mounted electric heaters. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, DVD. All power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Free entry to on-site hill climb events. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private lawned area with fountain and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles. Pub 1.1 miles. NOTE: Unsuitable for elderly or infirm, accommodation is reached via 10 external steps to front door then 30 internal steps from entrance hall to living area.
Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Town: Loton Park is the ancestral home of the Leighton family, and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The Grade II listed mansion is surrounded by gardens and views over rolling farmland, and is home to a renowned deer park and the annual British Hill Climb Championship. Shrewsbury has been called England's finest Tudor town, with its timber framed, black and white buildings, as well as the ancient 'shuts' or passageways which connect them. There is a superb selection of shops, along with cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Castle, the NT's stately Attingham Park and Mansion or Powis and Chirk castles with their gardens. Explore Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge World Heritage Site, or the castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow.
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Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Helen
Lovely large rooms, rural location, great for groups of friends getting away from the town.
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Lee
We stayed at the gallery apartment for a week in september this year, upon driving up the long drive to the magnifient house we were greeted by Lady Leighton who could not have made us us feel more welcome. The apartment was huge and full of character. The estate borders Wales so there is easy access to Snowdonia etc all with 50 mile radius or so. If you want a peacefull break somewhere with real character & history this is definately the place.
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | C Prentice
It's not often you get the chance to stay in a country mansion and whilst we were only on a short break it was great to stay somewhere with fantastic character. A bonus was free entry to the car rally in the grounds which were not expecting. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
A memory that all of us hold dear in our hearts.
Left on 11/08/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Mrs. Irfan
We wanted to plan something special for our family who were travelling from america and we could not have been more pleased. The accommodation was very spacious, warm, homely and perfect for our family reunion. The grounds and setting was breathtaking, peaceful and so relaxing. The location was perfect for touring beautiful places in the surrounding area. Our Hosts were amazing they answered any need we had and opened up their home to us for a tour and history of the family home and grounds and the local history as well. Sir and Lady Leighton were gracious, kind and very welcoming hosts, we are very grateful to them. Our family still talk about our stay and would enjoy future family reunions there. I would happily and confidently recommend the Gallery apartment to anyone who would like to enjoy a very special experience.
It felt like you had stepped back in time quite grand.
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | D Tyler
The apartment was spacious and very comfortable you felt like you were guests rather than visitors, you could walk around the large grounds surrounded by trees and wildlife. It was very quite and the village was very nice. The only fault it was not within comfortable walking distance of shops or pubs.
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