Featherdown

Featherdown

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Tucked away in the gorgeous Shropshire Hills Are of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Church Stretton is though easily accessible from Birmingham and just over 3 hour’s drive from London. It offers some of the finest natural scenery in England to walk through before returning to relax in an outdoor hot tub if you have booked it! Ragleth Hill and Wenlock Edge are the rural idyll famous in the poems of A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’.

The working farm depiction to be found just a 10-minute drive away is a firm family favourite, with chicks to hold, eggs to collect, lambs/sheep to feed and even ploughing to watch. Recreating an 18th-century home farm, life is shown unfolding daily with the land worked by strong horses. The Old School Cafe is right there too for a bite to eat or drink. Acton Scott Country Retreat is not itself a working farm with animals.

As seen on BBC TV: The estate achieved national fame as the setting for television’s hugely popular ‘Victorian Farm ‘series, acknowledging the Acton family’s tireless championing of sustainable practices. Its success was followed by another BBC show filmed entirely at Acton Scot. The Acton family has owned land here since the 12th century and today their 1,500 acre estate consists of several farmsteads, stone and timber framed cottages, untouched woodland and open pasture.

There are local shops are close to hand as are the prettiest market towns, including Shrewsbury to the north and Ludlow, a foodie paradise with Michelin star restaurants, to the south. At Acton Scott itself, the finest local produce can be delivered for your arrival. Based on self-catering, you and your loved ones can all pitch in for a slow-cooking meal on the wood burning stove or your barbecue in true Feather Down style and in a gorgeous setting for Shropshire glamping family holidays.

Please note: there is no electricity in this location