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Sham Castle

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Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

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Built in 1780, this beautiful Grade II* Listed folly boasts far reaching, panoramic and spectacular views across rolling countryside across to the Wrekin from its enviable, elevated position on top of a rock knoll. Overlooking a lake and enjoying 1.75 acres of enclosed gardens, Sham Castle is a perfect romantic escape, but equally ideal for a small family or group of friends. The property is approached via a private road across a 75 acre field and set behind beautiful, handmade wrought iron electric gates.

Sleeps four guests.
Spacious first floor bedroom with a king-size leather sleigh bed.
Two small, quirky, circular ground floor bedrooms best suited for single occupancy.
Ground floor shower room.
Spectacular views over far reaching countryside.
Wood burning stove. Aga.
Smart TV and DVD player. S
et in 1.75 acres of enclosed gardens with garden furniture, sun loungers and charcoal barbecue.
Overlooking a lake which you are welcome to walk around. Romantic retreat. Children over 10 years of age are welcome, sorry no babies.
Sorry, no pets. WiFi.
Use of an EV Charging Point (small additional charge) please see visitor’s note for more information.

This magical retreat is really very special; downstairs, where you will find the original quarry tile floors, the characterful hexagonal dining kitchen is warmed by a homely Aga and enjoys plenty of space and light. The spacious shower room and two of the three bedrooms are also on the ground floor. Whilst these two small yet quirky circular bedrooms are able to accommodate a double bed, these rooms are more suitable for single occupancy. Climb the winding and twisting spiral staircase, which is a feature in its own right, to the first floor where you will be enchanted by the magnificent drawing room with its tall ceiling, oak floor and beautiful arched windows framing those wonderful views. Originally a music room built as an entertaining venue for Acton Burnall Hall, this stunning space boasts ornate plaster work, plenty of comfy seating, a second dining area or space to play a game or two; and a cosy wood burning stove. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and is a generous room with a king-size leather sleigh bed, large wardrobes and more breath-taking views.

The folly occupies a unique position, set in 1.75 acres of enclosed, landscaped gardens with pretty garden furniture positioned perfectly for you to admire the surrounding landscape. The secluded middle lawn features four sun loungers and is a real sun trap, ideal for soaking up the sunshine. There are also many well-established fruit trees and bushes, and when the fruit is ripe you are welcome to pick what you want. Sham Castle is ideally located for exploring the nearby countryside with fantastic walking and cycling routes on your doorstep. Needless to say, you could lose yourselves for days here. However, when you want to venture further afield, the village of Acton Burnell is only one mile away and historic Shrewsbury with its many historic buildings, independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés, is just eight miles north. Also within easy reach are the pretty and popular historic towns of Much Wenlock, Ironbridge and Ludlow, as well as Carding Mill Valley in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Some Ground Floor, Electric Car Charging Point, Dog Free, Enclosed Garden, Log Burner/Open Fire, On Site Parking, WiFi, Hamper, Cycling, Golf, Walking


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Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
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