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Acton Scott Hall

An Elizabethan mansion on a site formerly owned by Edric the Wild.

Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ

Acton Scott Hall front
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Accessibility

The main house reception rooms and gardens can be accessed on the level via gravelled paths and a gently sloping path. Some uneven flagstones in the basement. Walks to the rock garden are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids.

Accessible parking available.

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for the latest information.

At Acton Scott Hall we offer Bed and Breakfast as an add-on to our house tours, weddings and events. You will usually be welcomed by one of the Acton family. The rooms maintain much of their unspoiled charm with freshly renovated features, comfortable beds and crisp linen, and are named according to the servants’ bells which are still to be seen in the basement. Tea and coffee are provided for you in the rooms.

Guests have access to a beautiful shared lounge downstairs and will be served breakfast at the 17th-century refectory table in the Drawing Room with its stunning view over the lawns. In the evening your hosts, Francis and Alison Acton, might entertain you with some Victorian games, or you can stroll around the grounds at your leisure and enjoy the view of Wenlock Edge from the Summer House.

Wifi is available in all bedrooms.

In order to minimise our environmental impact, we provide locally sourced handmade soap and shampoo in refillable bottles.

Rooms are accessed by the main stairs of the Hall; we do not have a stair lift.

All bookings are exclusively available to those attending house tours, weddings and events, or by private arrangement. Please email contact@actonscott.com for more information.

 

Accessibility

The main house reception rooms and gardens can be accessed on the level via gravelled paths and a gently sloping path. Some uneven flagstones in the basement. Walks to the rock garden are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids.

Accessible parking available.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Three-day painting retreat - 12th-14th July

Join expert local artist Vicki Norman for 3 days of exclusive access to the incredibly beautiful house and grounds of Acton Scott Hall in rural Shropshire. Paint the vibrant colours of early summer, surrounded by birdsong and rolling countryside. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to visit and paint the characterful private Elizabethan home of the Acton family. You will be spoilt for choice of subject with stunning architectural features, delightful gardens, a summerhouse, church and woodland walks to choose from. Take your time and unwind amongst the ancient trees and broad Shropshire vistas as you spend a full 3 days painting the beautiful surroundings.

Develop your painting skills with plenty of practical painting time and lots of helpful advice and guidance from Vicki who will be on hand all day to support your learning. Painters in all media and of all skill levels are welcome! (Complete beginners should take some time in advance to familiarise themselves with the practice of painting en plein air and the equipment required.)

Your fee includes 3 days of exclusive access to the beautiful grounds and parts of the house suitable for hosting painters, morning coffee and afternoon tea, comprehensive tuition and support in painting en plein air with a different theme and demonstration each day to inspire you.

For a real treat, you can now add on a stay in one of our three beautiful en-suite bedrooms. Optional dinner with the hosts, access to the private grounds and a delicious breakfast in the drawing room.

Visit https://www.actonscott.com/whats-on/painting-retreat to book.