Arcot At Walcot Hall

Lydbury North, Shropshire, Countryside

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:30

Outside Description

The gardens at Walcot Hall in Shropshire cover over 30 acres, including one of the finest Arboretums in Britain with a rich profusion of tree, shrub and herbaceous plantings. Different trees are ever being added and amongst the notable specimens is a huge Douglas Fir, planted by Lord Powis in 1842 and once one of the largest trees of its kind in Britain.

Downstairs Description

The cosy living room has a wood-burner and is furnished with a four-foot wide sofa bed, two armchairs, colour television with dvd player and a variety of books. The bedroom has a king size bed and sufficient bedding for the additional sofa bed, should it be required. The kitchen is well equipped, with microwave, fridge/freezer compartment, and has a dining table that seats four guests. The bathroom has three steps leading down into the room and has no shower. Electric night storage heaters are fitted in each room for the colder months.

Dogs Welcome
Child Friendly
Wedding Pads: Walcot Hall is one of the finest wedding reception venues in the West Midlands. The perfect size for a ‘Walcot’ wedding reception is 120 guests, although the Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 people and has ample space for a marquee on the lawns.
Wi-Fi/Broadband
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Tourist Attractions:
  • Clun Castle: Clun Castle is dominated today by the great tower, built into the side of the motte. A section of the curtain wall with two flanking, half-round towers also survives, as do the earthworks of the medieval garden, visible in the valley just across the river. Visit website
  • Ludlow Castle: Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility - a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society. Visit website
  • Historic Farm At Acton Scott: Tucked away in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the ancient Acton Scott estate. Visitors and holiday makers are encouraged to come and experience its timeless appeal and village character and in so doing help preserve it for future generations. Visit website
  • Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre: At Craven Arms where you can also meet the Shropshire Mammoth. Or indulge your senses at Burford House Gardens with its national collection of clematis. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Clive Restaurant In Ludlow: Renowned for superb modern British cuisine and awarded two AA rosettes with entries in the Good Food Guide and the Michelin Guide. Emphasis is on the use of fresh locally sourced products. Visit website
  • Feathers Hotel In Ludlow: Award winning restaurant, bar meals, real ales, extensive range of hot drinks, log fires, courtyard Visit website
  • Fishmore Hall In Ludlow: Award winning Fishmore Hall is aiming to take its reputation for quality and service to ever greater height with the appointmnet of new Head Chef Andrew Birch, who is giving its much - admired menu some wonderful new twists. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Harry Tuffins: In Craven Arms Visit website
  • Tesco: But if you wish to pre order your grocery orders for delivery for the cottage why not order from Tesco online delivery. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • National Cycle Network : Discover hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network routes along quiet lanes, explore traffic-free trails along old railways and waterways, follow the cycle rides from historic towns and get muddy on mountain bike tracks in woods and forests. Visit website
  • North Farm Riding Establishment: On Whitcliffe overlooks the historic market town of Ludlow, and is adjacent to Mortimer Forest. Both ponies and horses are available to suit the individual rider. Visit website