• About Bulkeley Wing

    Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland, walkers can follow the Clive of India trails.

    • Open fire – fuel inc
    • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
    • Cot
    • Two h/chairs
    • Sky TV
    • DVD
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • F/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
    • Shared grounds of 18 acres with fishing by arr
    • BBQ
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with full-size billiards table and table tennis
    • Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead and under strict control- sheep country
    • Unsuitable for the infirm (steps to first floor entrance)
    • NB: Lake in grounds

    > Built in 1695 by Bulkeley Mackworth on the site of a much older house inherited from his grandmother’s family, and set in a prominent location within 18 acres of parkland, the apartment [right in photograph] of this Queen Anne mansion has been restored with character and style. Still lived in by the family who built the house, Buntingsdale is mentioned in Doomsday, and other famous names connected with the manor include Lady Godiva of Coventry, the Cabot brothers and Peter Bulkely, who founded Concord, Mass. USA, because he was disappointed in not inheriting Buntingsdale! An ancient castle is still there in the earthworks below the Hall. An army camped in the hill above the house before the Battle of Shrewsbury. The land was fought over in the Civil Wars, when two Mackworths, father and son, were in turn Governors of Shrewsbury Castle; their portraits hang in the Hall. In the more recent Second World War, the Hall was used as a training ground and wireless listening station, and was only released from service in the 1960s, when it was excused from being the command centre for nuclear strikes in the West Midlands. With views to the Welsh hills over open countryside, the accommodation offered is of a very high standard, with comfort and all modern conveniences. An enormous games room with a full-sized snooker table, table tennis, darts and beer fridge allows for friendly competition in front of a roaring fire. Within the grounds lies a large lake and river frontage with rowing boat and inflatable kayak whilst guests have use of their own secluded courtyard area. There is private coarse fishing available (licence required), with basic equipment provided, and carp and trout with a jetty on the lake. There is also rough shooting (duck, licence required) and private snowdrop, daffodil and bluebell woods in season, with badgers and buzzards. For pets, an outdoor kennel is also available. The private drive is ¾-mile and children’s bikes are welcome. Bike hire is also available by arrangement with the owner. Walks start from the property and the owner also offers wellingtons and warm coats to borrow. Tours of the hall are available by arrangement with the owner, including Victorian icehouse and part tunnels, weather permitting. There is also a large formal Georgian dining room and drawing room with painted ceiling and fireplace for extra hire, and two large open fires in the drawing room and games room. The neighbouring community farm, 3 miles, has plenty of amenities including a restaurant, tea room, shop, organic butchery, walking trails, events and children’s activities. Home of the gingerbread, the attractive town of Market Drayton was once famed for its Damson Fairs, and many Draytonarians continue the tradition with damson feasts each autumn. Keen walkers can follow trails, whilst a wild animal trail offers a rather more sedate option for the children! Market Drayton is the ideal base for touring Stoke and the Potteries, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and North Wales. The Shropshire union canal winds it way close to the town, its tow paths, flights of locks and breathtaking aqueduct well worth a visit. Nearby you can find award-winning gardens, such as Hodnet, Wollerton Old Hall and Hawkstone Park, with its golf course and unique landscape of caves, woodland and follies. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

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      5 bedroom(s)

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    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Horse riding nearby
      Horse riding nearby
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland walkers can follow the Clive of India trails. Spiral staircase to first floor\n \nLarge living room with open fire. Spacious modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Three double bedrooms one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet one with en-suite shower room with high pressure shower and toilet and one with wash basin and toilet. Two twin bedrooms with an interconnecting door and each with a separate entrance from corridor each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachments and toilet. \n \n\nOpen fire – fuel inc \n\nElec full gas CH bed linen and towels inc\n\nCot\n\nTwo hchairs\n\nSky TV\n\nDVD\n\nMwave\n\nDwasher\n\nWmachine\n\nTdryer\n\nFfreezer\n\nWi-fi\n\nSmall courtyard with patio and furniture\n\nShared grounds of 18 acres with fishing by arr\n\nBBQ\n\nAmple parking\n\nGames room with full-size billiards table and table tennis\n\nPets free of charge to be kept on a lead and under strict control- sheep country\n\nUnsuitable for the infirm steps to first floor entrance\n\nNB Lake in grounds\n\n\n \u003e Built in 1695 by Bulkeley Mackworth on the site of a much older house inherited from his grandmother’s family and set in a prominent location within 18 acres of parkland the apartment right in photograph of this Queen Anne mansion has been restored with character and style. Still lived in by the family who built the house Buntingsdale is mentioned in Doomsday and other famous names connected with the manor include Lady Godiva of Coventry the Cabot brothers and Peter Bulkely who founded Concord Mass. USA because he was disappointed in not inheriting Buntingsdale An ancient castle is still there in the earthworks below the Hall. An army camped in the hill above the house before the Battle of Shrewsbury. The land was fought over in the Civil Wars when two Mackworths father and son were in turn Governors of Shrewsbury Castle their portraits hang in the Hall. In the more recent Second World War the Hall was used as a training ground and wireless listening station and was only released from service in the 1960s when it was excused from being the command centre for nuclear strikes in the West Midlands. With views to the Welsh hills over open countryside the accommodation offered is of a very high standard with comfort and all modern conveniences. An enormous games room with a full-sized snooker table table tennis darts and beer fridge allows for friendly competition in front of a roaring fire. Within the grounds lies a large lake and river frontage with rowing boat and inflatable kayak whilst guests have use of their own secluded courtyard area. There is private coarse fishing available licence required with basic equipment provided and carp and trout with a jetty on the lake. There is also rough shooting duck licence required and private snowdrop daffodil and bluebell woods in season with badgers and buzzards. For pets an outdoor kennel is also available. The private drive is ¾-mile and children’s bikes are welcome. Bike hire is also available by arrangement with the owner. Walks start from the property and the owner also offers wellingtons and warm coats to borrow. Tours of the hall are available by arrangement with the owner including Victorian icehouse and part tunnels weather permitting. There is also a large formal Georgian dining room and drawing room with painted ceiling and fireplace for extra hire and two large open fires in the drawing room and games room. The neighbouring community farm 3 miles has plenty of amenities including a restaurant tea room shop organic butchery walking trails events and children’s activities. Home of the gingerbread the attractive town of Market Drayton was once famed for its Damson Fairs and many Draytonarians continue the tradition with damson feasts each autumn. Keen walkers can follow trails whilst a wild animal trail offers a rather more sedate option for the children Market Drayton is the ideal base for touring Stoke and the Potteries Ironbridge Shrewsbury and North Wales. The Shropshire union canal winds it way close to the town its tow paths flights of locks and breathtaking aqueduct well worth a visit. Nearby you can find award-winning gardens such as Hodnet Wollerton Old Hall and Hawkstone Park with its golf course and unique landscape of caves woodland and follies. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/105/840/10595530.jpg RD8

    Bulkeley Wing reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.2 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.2

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.1

    Location

    9.3

    Cleanliness

    8.8

    Value for money

    9.4

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    10
    out of 10

    Beyond impressed with a truly special place. The owner has obviously taken much time and care to create a unique, spacious and well equipped apartment that celebrates the faded grandeur of this 18th century grade 2* listed Stately Home. The welcome was exceptional with tea and home made cake laid out on arrival, complimented with a basket containing fresh bread, farmhouse butter, home-made jam, eggs, coffee and biscuits amongst other things. Sadly, we only booked 3 nights and wish we'd book for longer, but we will return.

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    2019-10-09

    10
    out of 10

    This is the perfect place to live like Downton Abbey for a day! The self-contained part of the house is huge - plenty of space for our party of eight - with big en-suite bedrooms, a spacious kitchen/diner equipped with everything you might need, and a lovely living room. Guests also have access to a games room in the old servants hall, with full-sized snooker and table tennis tables. It is all the extras that make this place so special - the welcome basket filled with treats on arrival, proper fires laid in every room, and the most welcoming hosts. We hired the dining room (additional cost) to celebrate a family birthday and the family offered us drinks in the drawing room beforehand - perfect! We did have to be careful with some of the older members of our group as there is a long winding staircase up to the property, and some of the floors were a little uneven. We also found it a little tricky finding the house in the dark - but the hosts were always very responsive.

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    2019-09-26

    10
    out of 10

    Charming, roomy and delightful. Showing some signs of age, but mostly these just add to it’s unique character.

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    2019-09-21

    10
    out of 10

    Amazing place for my birthday with family and friends. Owners are so welcoming and the place and grounds are wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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    2019-09-14

    10
    out of 10

    We booked Bulkely wing, part of Buntingsdale Hall for a family birthday celebration, 2 families of four and my mum and dad. We arrived on Friday to homemade cake and a lovely hamper full of Shropshire goodies, even goodies for our 2 cocker spaniels! The house is enormous , with everything you could need, catered for. 5 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms a huge living space, huge kitchen with 2 sofas in which we spent most of our time, everyone is always in the kitchen at parties, as they say! Pots and pans in abundance, every utensil you could think of, large fridge and freezer large enough for a weeks worth of food. A few essentials were also provided which was a blessing. Even handsoap in all the bathrooms. The pierce de resistance for us was most definitely the games room in the basement, full size snooker table , pool table, roulette wheel , table tennis table and a dart board. Our only complaint would be no light above the dart board, my mum and dad play as part of a team so the stakes were high! It certainly didn't spoil our fun though! Our only other suggestion would be maybe a beer fridge down there, we did manage with ice blocks. The outside area was well used too, it was perfect for those who were up early, to enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet. The lake was a great little walk , as was the river, in which we caught some crayfish, we were eaten alive my mosquito's so do remember your spray! The local pub , The Kings Head , about 1 mile away was perfect for us, food was good , and on a Sunday and Monday they have offers on the beer, result! For any runners ,we did Shrewsbury Parkrun, about 30 min drive away, lovely route and very friendly, careful where you park though, its all pay and display. We also did Alton Towers, 45 min drive away. Plenty of supermarkets in Market Drayton, with a Sainsburys local about 1 mile away. We met the lovely family on numerous occasions, the house is steeped in history and makes very interesting listening. The 2 dogs , George and Finn were good company too! Overall we had an amazing time, such a central place to explore this beautiful county. The only thing i would say is our mum and dad are quite a fit and healthy 68 years young but the spiral staircase , which is the access to the wing took its toll. But please do not let this put you off as this house is beautiful and an absolute find, the family could not be more accommodating. We will definitely be back. Thank you

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    2019-08-10

    8
    out of 10

    We had a lovely stay at Bulkely Wing. The owner was really friendly and accommodating, and we received a welcome hamper and the cupboards were equipped with plenty of tea and coffee etc. The accommodation was comfortable and plenty big enough for ten. There were even bowls and fleece blankets for the dogs to enjoy!

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    2019-06-05

    10
    out of 10

    Beautiful accommodation in the wing of Buntingsdale Hall, with a great welcome from the owner, who gave us a guided tour of the Hall itself. Historic features of both the Hall and the wing in which we stayed, added to the enjoyment of everyone staying there. Hire of the Dining Room in the Hall for a special evening meal was a brilliant experience. Plenty to do in the surrounding area which was lovely.

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    2019-06-02

    7
    out of 10

    Its very difficult rating this property using the catergories as it is a one in a million experience! This is a beautiful old building, in desperate need of restoration, but which has tonnes of charm and very atmospheric. If you love history and don't mind a bit of "Shabby Chic" then you will love the experience of staying in this marvellous house. The actual wing that you stay in is very comfortable with excellent heating and constant hot water - no clanking pipes, or strange noises in the night! The bathrooms are all in need of updating and there is only one shower, but please don't let this put you off - you would be missing a gem. Decor in generally in good shape with some lovely furniture and soft furnishings, all very comfortable. The family are very accommodating and very friendly. Extras include access to a great games room down in the basement with a full size billiard table and table tennis. There are some lovely walks all around the estate - mainly woods. One week wasn't enough to thoroughly explore, so we may have to revisit!

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    2019-04-17

    9
    out of 10

    Excellent hosts. Very willing and happy to help. The arrival cake was very welcome! Lovely to think that the money that they generate from the holiday let helps them to fund their commitment to restoring the Hall.

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    2019-01-29

    9
    out of 10

    beautiful stately home where you rent a wing. very comfortable surroundings, excellent kitchen facilities, lovely clean bedding. great location with good local walks. there is a spiral staircase up to the floor level, so care is needed. on the ground there is an excellent games room where you can light a fire to keep warm. lots of history. very warm and friendly welcome with lovely home made cake.

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    2019-01-04

    10
    out of 10

    We had a great family Christmas holiday there. Roaring fires, enough room for 10+kids and 2 dogs

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    2019-01-02

    9
    out of 10

    Very nice hosts. Lots of little touches like wellies to borrow and a cake to enjoy on arrival. Lovely place for a get together. Nice walks too.

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    2018-12-04

    8
    out of 10

    This was a really interesting place to stay. The apartment is not well suited for anyone with mobility issues due to the steep spiral stairs but the rooms are very well appointed with a wonderful living room and a gamesroom in the basement complete with a full size snooker table, roulette table, ping pong, pool table and a wonderful fireplace. If you get a chance, pay the extyra fee for the use of the main dining room downstairs, it is a wonderful room and offers a window into life in a large country house. The house and grounds are undergoing restoration so it is interesting to see the rest of the house and grounds undergoing a steady transformation and to know that your visit is helping contribute to this project.

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    2018-12-03

    9
    out of 10

    Fantastic building with lots of character. Made for a lovely family get together. Especially enjoyed the games room with open fire. Kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need. Very friendly host and wish them well in the continued renovation of this amazing house. Just be warned of the spiral staircase, would be very difficult for anyone with mobility issues. We even had to carry out elderly dog up and down numerous times each day.

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    2018-11-13

    8
    out of 10

    We had a lovely relaxing cosy weekend and really enjoyed it. Thank you!

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    2018-10-31

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