Place To Stay Category: B and B
Acton Scott farmhouse offers you a warm, friendly welcome for bed and breakfast on a working farm.
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, we are just under a mile from the main Shrewsbury to Hereford road, yet enjoy all the benefits of being in the heart of lovely, quiet country, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
3* Accommodation. En-Suite, TV Lounge, Wireless Internet, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Business Facilities, Power Points for PC’s, Children Welcome, Special Diets Catered For, Parking Available, Non Smoking Establishment, Small Baby’s Cot, Highchair.
This is a walk straight from our door step through our farmland in Acton Scott Village which is next door to the Historic Working Farm Museum (used for the Television Series “Victorian Farm”) with beautiful views of the South Shropshire countryside three miles from Church Stretton.
There is virtually no light pollution here in the Shropshire Hills, and no street lights in Acton Scott, and as some of our visitors have said you can see millions of stars on a clear night. If you are thinking of ambling about outside at night it is worth bringing a torch as it can be very dark without a moon
We get some lovely sunsets over the Longmynd and sunrises over the Wenlock edge.
Landscapes and Viewpoints
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty amongst the Stretton hills, you can walk, drive or take the Shuttle bus in summer months to the top of the Longmynd with its toposcope at pole bank which explains distances and directions for major landmarks. From here you can see seven counties and as far as Snowdon on a clear day. A little further along is the gliding club. The Shuttle bus (which you can get on and off) can take you further afield over the Stiperstones and back to Church Stretton via Pontesbury, Minsterly and Ratlinghope
Trails & Tours
Our location right on the Welsh border provides lots of options for exploring the Welsh Marches.
Take a trip south down the A49. Stop in Craven Arms where the Land of Lost Content will show you things you thought you’d forgotten all about or may still have, and the Discovery Centre where you their new explorer movie gives a taste of what is available. Next stop call in at Stokesay Castle to see a beautiful fortified manor house, and the lovely Parish Church of Stokesay next door with some very old box pews. On still to Ludlow, the mediaeval capital of The Marches and explore the best ruins of a fortified castle in the area. On the way back if you still have some hunger stop off at the Ludlow Food Centre for a snack in their cafe or to stock up in what must be one of the largest and finest “farm shops” anywhere. And when you are nearly home pop in to The Plough at Wistanstow which is the brewery tap for Woods Brewery which includes Shropshire Lass in their repertoire.
You can cross over the Welsh border to visit Montgomery – home of the world famous Bunners traditional hardware store, the grave of the innocent man and meander around its castle taking in the fantastic views. On to Welshpool, for a visit Powys Castle enjoying the furnished home of the Earls of Powis plus the beautiful italianate gardens and wideranging woodland walks. If the National Trust don’t have the plants you need head for The Dingle nursery for a browse..
Go East to the World Heritage site of Ironbridge and the lovely old Market town of Much Wenlock and Wenlock Edge. Take in Wenlock Priory, at one time the largest church in the UK – measure the chancel and you will believe that. Pop upstairs to the old council chamber where there is often displays and special exhibitions, or visit the local museum which explains about the area and the singularly important place Much Wenlock has in the foundation of the modern Olympic Games. Visit Paddy Ryan’s butchers shop in the high street – it’s the one with the queue coming out the door!
The Stretton Hills, Longmynd, Caradoc, Ragleth and Lawley and Stiperstones where the devil sits on a cloudy day or evening, all the surrounding area around, gives a great wealth of opportunities for all abilities of walkers Acton Scott Amble, Wagoner’s Wand and the Squires Walk, all start and finish in Acton Scott.
Walks from the door
This is a walk straight from our entrance, through farmland with beautiful views of the South Shropshire countryside, including the Longmynd, Ragleth and Clee Hills.
It is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities but some of the surfaces are uneven in places. In Summer, strong shoes are suitable but during Seasons when the fields are wet, waterproof footwear is necessary.
The walk is about 1.5 miles and will take at least half an hour to complete. Allow one hour if you would like to stop to admire the views or pause for photographs.
Longer Walks around Acton Scott can be found on www.actonscott.com