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!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Acton Scott Farm Church Stretton, Shropshire