Walcot Hall

Lydbury North, Shropshire
Self-catering


A gorgeous old estate, a beautiful house at its heart, and a bunch of lovely cottages for 4-10. Near foodie Ludlow & Clun – good pubs abound

Place

6 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 4 – 10

The
Experience

A wonderful place for a holiday, with plenty of space for everybody. The big house, built for Clive of India, sits comfortably at the bottom of a long winding drive and the holiday homes radiate out from it: Berkeley, Plassey and Garden Flat are all warm and comfortable with original pictures and furniture, oodles of interesting books and generous free logs. Clive and Harold, tucked into a corner of the old brick stable yard, are cosy boltholes with pretty fabrics, colourful rugs and neat-as-a-pin kitchens. Groups take both. Garden House stands on its own with a private lawn in front and a south-facing terrace at the rear. All the downstairs rooms have large windows allowing light to pour in, underfloor heating keeps you cosy, the kitchen is large and the sitting room has a wood-burner. You have the estate to stroll through, mature trees to admire, and if there is no wedding taking place, the arboretum and garden to wander at will – you can fish in the small pools too. Book a tour around the house if you’re a party of 16. A slice of history in this lovely part of the world: head off on a borrowed bike to discover all its treasures.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10.30am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends (Fri-Sun); 4 nights on weekdays (Mon-Fri). No barbecue, washing machine or limited mobility access in Clive & Harold. Wheelchair access in Garden House only.
Closed
Never.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Dog treats and water bowls.

Beautiful arboretum and grounds to explore; other people may be walking their dogs too and sometimes there are sheep. Mixture of secure and open gardens with the cottages (please check with owners).

Meals
Pubs/restaurants 15-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £450
Surcharges
2-night weekend stay/4-night midweek stay, £825-£925 (Garden House). Short breaks from £375 (Berkeley, Plassey & Garden Flat).
1 Cottage for 5
From £723 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £724 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £724 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £643 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 10
From £2076 beds4 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 6
From £786 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

What an amazing place to spend a couple of days with friends celebrating a special birthday! We’ve loved exploring the gardens, seeing the Spring crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils, listening to the birds in the early mornings, stargazing…so many treasures! Thank you.

Pip, dave and leo, Bristol

Thank you Walcot! We’ve enjoyed a wonderful few days of strolling in your magical arboretum and exploring the woods. Memories of the glowing berried holly trees, carpets of crisp brown leaves under frost, peacocks roosting in the tall tree by our French windows (and their first flight early in the morning, swift and silent to the walled garden), an alley of chestnut woods beyond a secret iron gate and the magnificent tallest Douglas Fir in the UK. These memories will keep us going until we return, hopefully very soon! Plassey is lovely. Photographs don’t do it justice, we could stay forever!

Rhianne, Altrincham

We came here for a wedding on the Saturday and decided to stay for a week. We have loved the gardens and boating lakes, and enjoyed seeing some of the local places, especially Cardingmill Valley and Stokesay Castle. We have also been very grateful for how cool this house is in the hot weather! Thanks for a lovely stay…

Tim, Northampton

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Caitlin Hoare

  • Clive and Harold are located next door to each other so you can either book them individually or together to make a group of 10. Both have small gardens so you can dine al fresco!
  • Eclectically furnished, these apartments, like all on the Walcot Hall estate house an array of interesting antiques and homely furnishings.
  • Take a stroll around the arboretum or down the winding drive to the Powis Arms public house for a refreshing pint of local beer.
  • All self catering accommodation and glamping is dog friendly on the Walcot Estate, and so is the onsite pub, The Powis Arms!