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“Farmhouse B&B as it used to be - really rather a special place to stay”
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Acton Scott Farm
Ranked #13 of 22 Church Stretton B&B and Inns
New Milton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Farmhouse B&B as it used to be - really rather a special place to stay”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

If you're seeking guest accommodation with fluffy white towels, immaculate furnishings, wifi and total luxury, Acton Scott Farm will surely disappoint. Don't even think about booking because this isn't the place for you. But if you are yearning to stay on a genuine working farm, in a house that feels as though it might have been a stage set for The Darling Buds of May, with creaky floors, loo with a high level cistern complete with pull chain and a huge cast iron bath, then you're in for a treat. Mr & Mrs Jones are delightful hosts and I was made to feel like a long lost friend. Up early after a perfect night's sleep, I went for a walk along quiet nearby lanes - until Mrs Jones appeared from nowhere in a pickup and asked me to help out round up cattle that had got out overnight! I was delighted to lend a hand, though it turned out I wasn't needed in the end. Later as I was served a delicious breakfast it was lovely to be able to talk about the escapade as friends rather than as proprietor and paying guest. I'll definitely return, and next time take a special friend along who I know will fully appreciate what makes this B&B fully worthy of a five-blob rating from me!

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Mary J, Owner at Acton Scott Farm, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
We do have wifi you used it.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Looking for a corporate style room in a bustling town with lots of noise and distractions? Then go somewhere else. Looking for a quaint, friendly and restful place to just enjoy the experience of a working farm with perfectly nice accommodation and peace and quite, with a delicious tradition breakfast that is a easy drive to a choice of restaurants and tourist attractions, the you could do a lot worse than this. Really nice and great value. Also some nice bird life to enjoy from the bedroom window. A great little find - well pleased

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mary J, Owner at Acton Scott Farm, responded to this review, 7 March 2016
Thank you for your review, an d you were well pleased,we are what we are.
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

I was only looking for quite place to sleep between business meetings but found a real jewel here. Lovely authentic working farm. The service was excellent preparing a special diet breakfast.
Hope i have to do more work in the area so I will have chance to come back.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Mary J, Owner at Acton Scott Farm, responded to this review, 2 July 2015
Thank you for your comments, we hope that you have to do more work in the area and will have a chance to come back too
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

My partner and I have been here twice now, and both times have been fantastic. It really is a little home away from home in a quiet yet humble part of Shropshire.
The owners Mary and Edward are very accommodating, welcoming and hardworking - they greet you with a smile every morning and nothing is too much trouble.
The accommodation is what you can expect from a 15th Century farmhouse. It boasts a stunning garden, great achitechture and a quiet setting for a peaceful stay.
The room in which was stayed has a double bed and a colour TV. Tea making facilities are available in the room, which are replenished every day. The bed is also very comfortable.
The bathroom is down a little hallway which was our own private bathroom. It's so nice to relax in the bath and just listen to all of the farm animals.
The breakfasts are to die for. Never have we had such a lovley cooked breakfast [which is sourced locally from local butchers] on any of our weekends away.
There is plenty to do in the local area. Since it's in the Shropshire countryside, there are plenty of walks to do. The working farm is litterally next door.
Very nice places to eat in Church Stretton, Little Stretton and Ludlow.
For a three night stay it was £29 per person - which is more than just value for money - it's an absolute bargain!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mary J, Owner at Acton Scott Farm, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you we enjoyed having you to stay.
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

I had booked a day's course at Acton Scott Working Farm museum. This place was really convenient as it is next door to the farm museum so I was able to get there easily the next morning. We paid £30 each for bed and breakfast. I felt that I had stepped back in time as the place reminded me of the bed and breakfast places, as a child, we had stopped at. Our bathroom and toilet were down a little corridor with the sort of bath and toilet that was in keeping with the property. There were blankets on the bed so if you prefer duvets then I think you will have to ask. There was a small television in the room so we thought this meant that the lounge was private. We went looking around for places to find a meal and found a kebab take away. The other places appeared to be pricey for what they were offering and not all were open.
The breakfast was a cooked breakfast using local sausage and bacon.
The next nearest accommodation would be a few miles away which would not have been as convenient.
It was an experience which fitted in with our visit and fine for a one night stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mary J, Owner at Acton Scott Farm, responded to this review, 7 March 2016
The other rooms are en-suite your room was in its own wing of the house, televisions are in the bedrooms as not every body likes to watch the same channel/show and the lounge is shared with other guests, advise about eating places is given and we can always give you more information depending on what you are looking for.
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Property: Acton Scott Farm
Address: Acton Scott, Church Stretton SY6 6QN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Church Stretton
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Church Stretton
Hotel Class:3 star — Acton Scott Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mr and Mrs Jones at Acton Scott farmhouse offer you a warm, friendly welcome for bed and breakfast on a working farm, covering approx 120 hectares. The 15th century traditional style farmhouse is of stone and inside original, exposed beams give it much character. Based in the small village of Acton Scott where the television series "Victorian Farm" and "Escape in Time" was filmed, just under a mile from the main road. This is the A49, from Shrewsbury to Hereford; yet it enjoys all the benefits of being in the heart of lovely, quiet country, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Acton Scott is an excellent place for exploring, cycling and walking - with footpaths leading out of the farmyard. To the North, three miles away is the Victorian spa town of Church Stretton and to the South is wooded Wenlock Edge at a similar distance. Sorry NO Dogs at present. Why not try the Acton Scott Farm Walk taking you through farmland with beautiful views of the South Shropshire countryside ... more   less 
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