{{ ui.wsGrowl }} person is {{ ui.wsGrowl }} people are currently viewing this property

{{ ui.picindex }} / 29
  • HENLEY FARMHOUSE - RJJ3 Exterior | The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse, Acton Scott, nr. Church Stretton
{{ ui.picindex }} / 29
  • HENLEY FARMHOUSE - RJJ3 Exterior | The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse, Acton Scott, nr. Church Stretton
  • Don't forget, we guarantee you won't find a cheaper price elsewhere


    Ref: S16753


    • Bedrooms: 10
    • Sleeps: 20
    • Baths: 9
    • Contact Snaptrip:
      0203 637 0812 {{ ui.openText }}
    • Instant book
    • Professionally managed
    • Best price guaranteed
    • Our properties are all personally inspected & our bookings are 100% secure.
    • Save an extra {{price.result.available_discount | money }}
      by becoming a member.


    • 3 pets welcome
    • Children welcome
    • Internet access
    • Open fire
    • Parking

    Keywords in property description

    Join for free and save an extra £{{price.result.available_discount}} on this price.

    Get access to exclusive member prices on this property

    Get access to exclusive member prices on this property

    Join for free and save an average £30 per booking on 30,000+ properties.

    HENLEY FARMHOUSE - RJJ3 sleeping up to 20 guests

    Excellent farmhouse ideal for larger groups of family or friends, with beams, oak floors, open fires, dining for 20, children’s play area and 2 lounges.
    Location: You will discover a piece of British history at Acton Scott, for it achieved national fame as the setting for BBC2’s hit TV series Victorian Farm, acknowledging the Acton family’s championing of sustainable practices. It has been followed by another Acton Scott-based BBC TV series Escape in Time, new for 2010 and presented by Ben Fogle.
    Guests can enjoy a memorable setting and a multitude of activities on this lovingly preserved estate, including the Historic Working Farm - where the land is worked with heavy horses to preserve a way of life before the age of the tractor. This visitor attraction is a firm favourite with families. There’s the handy School House café (open April to October) and lovely guided walks and cycle rides.
    The prettiest market towns and traditional country pubs are all close at hand, including Shrewsbury to the north, on the banks of the River Severn; and Ludlow, to the south, in its medieval castle setting. This is a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. The spectacular Stretton Hills and Welsh Marches offer riding, cycling and walking. Among the many nearby sites are Attingham Park, the famous Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums, the castles of Powis and Stokesay and Wroxeter Roman city.
    But if you simply cannot tear yourself away from Acton Scott, the finest local produce and home prepared meals can be delivered to your holiday house, with a la carte catering available to pre-book for special occasions.
    Henley Farmhouse is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. The Shooting Lodge is a finely restored and spacious character property set in its own private grounds, sleeps 8+3, ref RNP. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
    Three miles to the east of Shrewsbury, Rupert Acton is also the custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate. A spacious 17th-century timber framed property with spectacular views towards the River Severn, it sleeps up to 14, see ref RN5.
    For more information visit

  • Elec, full gas CH and Wi-Fi inc

  • Two cots

  • Two h/chairs

  • Two TVs

  • Two DVDs

  • Two gas/electric ranges inc

  • Two m/waves

  • Two d/washers

  • Two f/freezers

  • Large secure south-facing garden with patio and furniture

  • .
  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost

  • Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi inc

  • Radio/cassette/CD

  • W/machine

  • T/dryer

  • BBQ

  • Ample parking

  • Cycle storage

  • External table tennis room

  • Home cooked meals by arr

  • Ground floor facilities

  • Shop 2½ miles, pub 1½ mile

  • . This large and finely restored period property is situated within extensive and picturesque parkland and provides every modern day comfort and style.
    Dating back to the 16th century, Henley Farmhouse occupies an idyllic position affording uninterrupted views from south-facing lawns and patios, towards Wenlock Edge and Flanders Folly. Thoughtfully appointed and boasting a wealth of period features including beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fires, this is a desirable and spacious ten-bedroom character property. Outside in the south-facing garden there is a charcoal barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining.
    Restored to an excellent standard, it provides large relaxing and entertaining space including dining for 20, two spacious living rooms and a separate children’s play area. There is a bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen and convenient secondary kitchen/utility. Its ample bedrooms are thoughtfully appointed and there are nine bath/shower rooms, seven en suite. The property is furnished throughout with a mix of new and antique and the use of traditional English fabrics.
    Very popular with families and groups of friends, Henley Farmhouse achieves many repeat bookings.
    Accommodation: Entrance porch/boot room. Wet room. Separate toilet. Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Beamed sitting room with open fire in stone fireplace. Children’s play area with adjacent kitchen/utility. Separate toilet. Dining room with feature fireplace and table seating 20. Well-equipped, bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen with two gas/electric ranges and island. Beamed twin bedroom. Three staircases to separate areas of the first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one with oak floor. Two large twin bedrooms with feature fireplace; one with inter-connecting door to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further twin bedrooms; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three staircases to separate areas of the second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with beamed sloping ceiling; one with en-suite bathroom with centre stage roll-top bath and toilet, and one with roll-top bath within bedroom and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with wooden floor and sloping ceiling.

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Bike Store
    Ground Floor Facilities
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Grouped Properties
    Open Fire
    Rural Location
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Pet Friendly
    Heritage Collection
    English Country Cottages
    Shropshire Hills
    Accessible Cottages
    Parking - On Site
    Shower Cubicle
    Great Value Properties
    Country Cottages

    How long will it take to drive there?


    Distance: {{ ui.distance }}mi

    Time: {{ ui.time }}hr

    Local amenities

    • Berry's Coffee House 3.5 miles
    • Carding Mill Valley 4 miles
    • Stokesay Castle 4 miles
    • Ludlow Food Centre 7 miles
    • Three Tuns Brewery 8 miles
    • Ludlow Brewery 9 miles
    • Ludlow Castle 9 miles
    • Ludlow Market 9 miles
    • Green Café 9 miles
    • The White Horse Inn, Clun 10.5 miles

    Powered by

    14 Customer Reviews

    Sean – 8 Jan 2020
    "We loved our time at Henley Farmhouse. Nineteen of us from three generations spent a wonderful week in December, and are hoping to come back again in summer 2021. There was loads of space, the bedrooms and bathrooms we all well appointed, and we certainly didn't feel like we were all on top of each other.The area is really great with a lot to do in the vicinity for young and old from pubs and walks to the Midland Gliding Club near Church Stretton. We enjoyed the Station Inn at Marshbrook (2 miles, just right for a walk), and the King's Arms in Church Stretton.Two kitchen suggestions: a few more sharp kitchen knives would not go amiss, and the large stove seemed to be operating cooler than you would expect, so plan extra time if heating something substantial.Thanks for a really special week."
    Mrs Slater – 24 Dec 2019
    "Excellent. House for large family gathring with dogs. But insuffietnt cleaning materials in the kitchen, great to have 2 dishwashers but only 3tabs for 3 days of 16 x3 meals! Heating went off twice. Some tweets required"
    William – 25 Sep 2019
    "Location very good with lovely views and plenty of open space. We made good use of the bbq and outside tables. The house was clean and mostly well equipped, although there were some things we would have expected to find in the kitchen that were not there, and we had problems with one of the ovens. The huge dining table was a novelty, though not altogether practical in terms of passing dishes etc. around - the middle part was inaccessible. The firewood provided was much appreciated. There was plenty of hot water. No local amenities such as pubs within walking distance, but a lot of variety within a reasonable distance by car."
    R – 1 Aug 2019
    "Very suitable for a large family holiday with older 'children'. Lots of space for different people to 'do their own thing' (helped by excellent wi-fi!). But also very good outside space for activities (we bring our own croquet). And of course delightful countryside with walks as challenging as you wish. Church Stretton is conveniently close for shops."
    Patricia – 28 May 2019
    "Plenty of room but shabby furnishings (settees that had lost any springing) and the kitchens were ill equipped. There were no small chopping/paring knives and only three mismatched vegetable tureens - this to serve possibly 20 people. In particular the ovens wouldn't reach the temperatures required and one of the gas hobs on the double oven would not ignite. The freezer was set to only -14 degrees (should be -18) and the ice cubes from the dispenser sprayed mostly onto the floor. Only 2 dishwasher tablets were supplied for a stay of three nightsThe table tennis room is a disused barn - none too clean and the bats and balls would disgrace a charity shop. One of the outside doormats was so worn with holes in it that our youngest toddler tripped on it and when we attempted to remove it (temporarily) it totally disintegrated.There was an adequate supply of cutlery, crockery and glasses although it would have been a lot more comfortable if the two latter (together with some pots and pans) could have been stored at a higher level. (All the kitchen cupboards were below work-surface level). There was no larder either, for food storage.Instruction leaflets for use of the microwave would have been useful together with either labelled bins for refuse or a list of local authority recycling instructions posted in the kitchen instead of one paragraph in the 'house book' on the coffee table in the main sitting room However the beds and bathrooms etc. were clean."
    Paula – 21 May 2019
    "We were a family party of 19, aged from 5yrs to 73yrs and we had a brilliant weekend in the Henley Farmhouse."
    Kevin – 14 May 2019
    "Great property, lots of space for all of us staying, 16 adults, 4 infants, 3 babies and 3 dogs. Property and facilities were all very good, lots of space inside and a very big garden for our four legged friends to run around in. We did have a slight issue with one of the toilets over the weekend but the property owner was very easy to contact and responded promptly, resolving it as much as possible at the time without too much interruption to any of us. We all felt that it was a great property and had a lovely stay."
    N – 12 May 2019
    "Potential to be a great farmhouse.Positives: good location, good sized rooms and plenty of bathrooms. Lovely garden. Plenty of parking. Negatives: could do with a bit of TLC. Particularly in one of the bathrooms where the floorboards were broken. Could do with an upgrade in the furniture and decor. Good place to stay for a large group and has the potential to be excellent."
    Chris – 3 Apr 2019
    "Plenty of space and comfortable sofas and beds. Kitchen was well equipped. Downside: no shower gel, coffee or tea. Lots of rentals leave dribs and drabs like oil, spices etc that prior tenants have left. Also no instructions for heating. We discovered on the second morning that the water heater was off. And setting the heating was by trial and error. No instructions for one of the ovens either and the symbols were not obvious which meant our meal was nearly ruined as we grilled instead of baked."
    Louise – 21 Mar 2019
    "Fantastic house, perfect for large groups and families. Great flexible layout. Kitchen was well equipped and the dining table was huge - a rarity even in large houses!"
    Simon – 24 Feb 2019
    Elisabeth – 6 Jan 2019
    "Had a lovely family weekend but parts of the house looking tired ."
    Anne – 16 Nov 2018
    "Henley Farmhouse is a great property which we very much enjoyed. The bedrooms were all a good size and some very large. The dinning room and sitting room were great with lots of space for everyone. I was disappointed to find that the kitchen was lacking in some essential cooking equipment and there was not enough cutlery for 20 people - and 3 dishwasher tablets were not going to last long. This did not spoil our holiday it just made cooking more of a challenge than it needed to be. We would visit again, but would have to bring more of my own basic cooking equipment."
    Ronald – 29 Oct 2018
    "Overall we had a great holiday and enjoyed all being together in Henley Farmhouse. We have been doing this for over 20 years so have experienced a number of different properties. We would however like to point out a few things that we found somewhat inadequate. Hopefully the suggestions for improvements will be beneficial to future clients.Generally we felt the property was rather 'tired' and well used.Large carpet stain in small lounge.Lounge furniture rather stained n places.Toilet seat in rooms 7 & 9 wobbly. Nail sticking out of floor boards in room7.Wi - fi only available in certain parts of the property. ( Need to state this in description )Kitchen, useless, sharp grater when catering for large numbers. Lack of serving dishes ( only one Pyrex dish) No Oven Gloves. ( Safety Issue) No instructions for microwave. Lack of SHARP knives. Loose seal on Indeset Oven door. Inadequate veg. peeler. Extractor Fan above Côte d'Or Oven wasn't working. Shelf missing in fridge door. Definite need for clearer labelling for recycling. Disgusting unhygienic outside food bin crawling with maggots clearly never washed out and surely a health hazard. Room 3& 4 bathrooms, slow drainage of water from sinks. More coat hangers needed."
    Save an extra {{ price.result.available_discount | money}} by becoming a member.

    From only {{ price.result.deposit_amount | money }} booking deposit

    Checking live price...

    {{ price.dates.from }} to {{ }}

    Total price for {{ price.nights }} nights

    Property not available. Try adjusting your dates or nights

    {{ price.result.discount_price | money }} {{ price.result.original_price | money }}

    Save {{ price.result.discount_percentage }}%

    Change dates

    Select nights:

    {{ price.nights }} Nights

    Preferred check-in

    Get access to exclusive member prices not available on any other website

    Join for free and save an average £30 per booking on 30,000+ properties

    Login to see

    • Discounts exclusive to members (on average £30)
    • Save & share your favourite properties
    • See your previously viewed properties

    Sign up to see

    Login to see

    • Discounts exclusive to members (on average £30)
    • Save & share your favourite properties
    • See your previously viewed properties


    Already a member login here

    Not a member?

    By entering my email address, I agree to Last Minute Cottage's Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and to receive email updates, news, & offers from Last Minute Cottages.

    Thank you for joining, member discounts are now available.