Bourton Manor

Much Wenlock, Shropshire

In a big old manor house, peaceful, polished self-catering for Shropshire lovers and walkers. The surroundings are stunning, Ludlow is close


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


Sweep up the drive to a vast house with towering chimneystacks (22 at the last count!). Behind the façade of this romantic, rambling Arts & Crafts manor, you cross the cobbles and spiral up to the Old Nursery. Sideways sash windows and Pugin shutters hint at a former life; now this tranquil space is a spacious and stylish apartment, polished and plumped to perfection. Classy flower-strewn sofas rest in a calm, uncluttered sitting room and the airy open-plan kitchen holds all you need. Dine at the circular table, retire for a king-size snooze, in a bedroom overlooking a paddock of rare-breed sheep. The twin is cosy and child-friendly, the bathrooms gleam. In the late 1800s this romantic old English manor was the county home of Lord Wenlock; today’s owners have restored it to its full glory. For a family gathering, take the equally lovely Gun Room too. Set in glorious gardens and grounds, and close to the Shropshire Way, this is the best kind of country retreat, combining grand architecture with a stunning setting. Stock up for the week – deliciously – in Ludlow, Slow Food capital; Ironbridge and Much Wenlock are close.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £75
Weekly price
from £525
3-nights from £295
1 Apartment for 4
From £903 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 2
From £751 bed1 bedroom


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a very well appointed annexe, the owner Caroline was extremely welcoming and helpful which made the visit even more special.

Jane, Kimpton, hampshire

Lovely apartment - both the Old Nursery and the Gun Room in a lovely Manor House in beautiful surroundings. Very welcoming and attentive owners.

Keith, Deal,kent

Another wonderful stay at this beautiful property. Such welcoming hosts and the property really is situated in one of the most gorgeous settings in Shropshire. The accommodation is clean, fresh and incredibly comfortable, a perfect escape from the busy city life we have. There are many lovely country pubs locally to visit and some great historic towns & villages near by. We especially love the welcome goodies that are left out for us to enjoy. We really recommend staying here and we can't wait for our next visit soon. Thank you.

O, Tunbridge wells

This is a most beautifully appointed 'cottage' in the most beautiful of counties: very quiet except for birdsong, a comfortable bed (most important) and with a private garden to sit in. Our host/hostess couldn't have been more helpful or concerned for our wellbeing. The walking and sightseeing was brilliant. This is a place to which we would certainly want to return.


Excellent self catering accommodation. Beautifully presented and very comfortable. Owners make you feel very welcome.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Caroline Barr

  • Norman Shaw house, featured in Country Life Magazine, set amongst beautiful countryside in great walking country. Within walking distance of Wenlock Edge, made famous by Houseman & Vaughan Williams. The Long Mynd & Wrekin are only a short drive away.
  • Guests are welcomed with home made cake and a selection of local produce including bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee & jam so breakfast is taken care of.
  • Nearby Much Wenlock offers great local shops including a fabulous butcher & local bakery as well as interesting galleries & gift shops. Good choice of pubs & restaurants. It is also the birthplace of William Penny Brookes founder of The Modern Olympics.
  • All the main visitor attractions in South Shropshire, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Bridgnorth,Church Stretton & RAF Cosford are all less than half an hours drive away.
  • When eating out guests will be spoilt for choice. From ancient inns serving great food, wine and hosting the best local beers to the excellent restaurants of Ludlow. High quality food available to order if you wish to dine at home.
  • Escape to the country and spend time exploring all Shropshire has to offer or just settle down and relax in peaceful surroundings. Wonderful walks from the door.