The Local Area
Court Farm lies just six miles from the historical market town of Church Stretton. Nicknamed ‘Little Switzerland’ and famed for its wide variety of walks over the stunning Long Mynd and surrounding hills, Church Stretton is a Walkers are Welcome town where you are guaranteed to find a cosy coffee shop to refuel in, after walking through its glorious landscapes. After all, PG Woodhouse described Shropshire as “the nearest earthly place to paradise”. From short strolls to lengthy rambles, the area has many great walks and trails for you to try.
We are also only half an hour’s drive from Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Ironbridge, all towns with a rich history to explore. Plenty of National Trust properties, English Heritage sites and beautiful gardens also populate the locality, just waiting to be discovered.
Things to do and see
Beautiful perfectly preserved 13th-century fortified manor house – the best example of its type in England. Set in the stunning south Shropshire countryside.
The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia. Take time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the topiary-filled cloister garden and it’s chapter house with elaborate stone carving.
Magnificent 18th century mansion and deer park. Visit the fully restored rooms and enjoy extensive woodland walks.
Unique ‘upstairs downstairs’ property, most interesting are the kitchens, laundry, bake house stables, sawmill & smithy used by the servants. The stunning staterooms display most of their original 18th & 19th century furniture. The large walled garden has been restored to its 18th century formal design.
Powis Castle is a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion near Welshpool, in Powys, Wales. Wander the Italianate terraces blasted from the solid rock and marvel at our spectacular yew hedges, dancing statues and lavish herbaceous borders. Our gardens never fail to impress and there’s something interesting to see all year round.
Acton Scott Historic
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton demonstrates life on a Shropshire upland farm at the turn of the 19th century. The farm has featured on BBC TV’s ‘Victorian Farm’, ‘Countryfile’ and many other film and TV shows.
Seven Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles