Stay in one of two luxury ensuite rooms, in our Georgian farmhouse, located at the foot of the Shropshire hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all, whatever the weather, whatever your age.
The Hall at Bucknell is a handsome Shropshire farmhouse of Georgian and earlier origins, with a Welsh slate roof, decorative brickwork and Georgian fanlight above the door. Many original features remain inside, including fireplaces, leaded light windows, substantial oak beams with ancient hooks and a cellar with salting tables and the remains of huge cider barrels. The farmhouse is situated in extensive gardens with several outbuildings and an ancient apple orchard, where hens have the run.
The Hall is located in the picturesque village of Bucknell on the River Redlake, close to the Welsh Border and in historic Mortimer country. The village has two pubs and also a village shop which, charmingly, doubles as a nail bar and hairdresser. The Hall can offer guests a variety of walks and cycle routes right from the doorstep as well as easy access to the foodie town of Ludlow, historic castles, Offa’s Dyke and the Long Mynd. We're perfectly placed for experiencing Britain's newest long distance walking route, the Heart of Wales Line Trail.
Our two sleek contemporary en-suite rooms are in the oldest part of our family home. Both rooms, with open vaulted ceilings, original oak trusses and restored leaded windows, have contemporary design flourishes such as Tom Raffield lighting, luxurious Victoria and Albert baths and Hypnos mattresses, a Heal’s bed in one room and mid-century modern furnishings in both. There are REN toiletries in bathrooms, including Moroccan Rose bath oil for a sumptuous, long soak after a day out walking or cycling.
Other essentials include a walk-in shower, smart TV, wifi, silent mini-fridge, tea and coffee. Self-contained, both rooms are reached via a short flight of stairs with narrow tread. Each room has views of the village and surrounding countryside. So does our front garden where you can relax with afternoon tea, looking out over views of the village church and hills.
A delicious Shropshire breakfast featuring the best Ludlow produce and eggs laid by our own hens, is served beside a cosy woodburner in the dining room, overlooking our pretty garden. We make our own bread, rhubarb and ginger jam, granola and home-pressed apple juice as well. There is also a vegan option on our breakfast menu.
South Shropshire is a rural gem – so are neighbouring Powys and Herefordshire. You can walk from our front door to breathtaking scenery and complete silence in minutes. There are numerous great walks from short strolls to full day excursions. Bucknell has a railway station on the Heart of Wales Line, perfectly placed for experencing the new Heart of Wales Line Trail.
We’re also ideally placed to explore the nearby towns of Ludlow, Knighton, Bishops Castle and Presteigne. Church Stretton, a 30-minute drive, is very popular with walkers. Hay-on-Wye, known for its book festival and bookshops, and the Brecon Beacons are 50 minutes to an hour’s journey away. The cities of Shrewsbury and Hereford are a similar distance.
If you’re a cyclist, there’s a range of on and off road cycling in the area. If you’re an experienced mountain biker, the nearby Hopton and Bucknell woods are well known for downhill mountain biking. Horse riding in the hills is a joy too. Other fantastic days out include Croft Castle, Hampton Court, Berrington Hall, Stokesay Castle, Powis Castle, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Land of Lost Content and Bryan’s Ground gardens.
Come and see what our beautiful part of the world has to offer. You won’t be disappointed.
If you have any comments or questions about staying at the Hall in Bucknell, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Our rooms are £120 per night per room and we're able to offer single night stays over the weekend. The costs are per room (and not per person). We can provide a travel cot in your room for babies and toddlers. PLEASE NOTE: Two cats also live at the Hall. They don’t go in the guest bedrooms, or the corridor leading to the rooms, but are free to roam the rest of the house.
Although we’d love to, we can’t accommodate dogs, unless they are assistance animals.
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To guarantee your room, we ask that you pay a 50% deposit when booking. We accept payment by bank transfer, credit or debit card and cheque.
We prefer not to charge for cancellations but there is always a risk that a room cannot be resold. We will retain 50% of the room rate if you cancel 10 days, or less, before your stay and we can't resell the room.
We’re the ideal getaway, just two hours from Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.
BY CAR: We’re just off the A4113 Ludlow to Knighton Road, 12 Miles west of Ludlow. On entering the village, from this direction, cross the railway line and turn immediately left. Go past the primary school on your left and take the first right just before the Church. You’ll find us on the right.
BY TRAIN: Bucknell is on the Heart of Wales line, which runs five trains a day in each direction Monday to Friday, four trains on a Saturday and two trains on a Sunday. A regular train service runs to Craven Arms, nine miles away, where you can also change onto the Heart of Wales line.