Lord it up in the Shropshire hills

Feel like royalty at seven-bedroom Marrington Hall out among the rolling, rambling Shropshire hills, lolling around in the heated outdoor pool, spreading out in the baronial dining room and drawing room, catching a film in the cinema room, nattering around the firepit and behaving like Lords and Ladies in luxury’s stylish lap.

Luxury living, Tudor-style

There’s nothing mock about the Tudor beams here at Marrington Hall. In fact, you’ll feel like proper royalty out here among the rolling, rambling Shropshire hills, lolling around in the heated outdoor pool with the long grasses blowing lazily in the breeze and the promise of long days celebrated with loved ones in luxury’s stylish lap.

Sleeping 14 in a spectacular 16th-century setting, Marrington Hall marries the best of yesterday with the tech and the taste of today. Spread out in the baronial dining room and the gentry-worthy drawing room, then load your password into Netflix for the 70” screen in the cinema room and tap into the fast, free rural broadband.

Bring your kids and the dog for the five acres of fresh air and fun. Play croquet or table tennis. Watch the kids waste hours on the climbing frame. Stay out for the teatime barbecue and keep the flame going in the firepit under the sparkling sky. Head back inside to party away amid the panelled walls, the burning logs and the comfy sofas.

Marrington Hall is the jewel in the crown of a spectacular estate, a place where friends and family can reunite, celebrate and recalibrate while sharing a slice of the good life in an elegant and oh-so-English country house. Drink in the views from the shade of the pool house, eat out under big skies, sleep in seven luxury bedrooms, plot your return.

Gardens and grounds

Bring the kids, bring the dog, bring all your energy to explore the five acres of fun. Play croquet on the lawn, splash away the afternoon in the 30-foot heated pool, and recharge in the shade of the pool house with a long drink.

Eat al-fresco out on the terrace, then gather around the firepit with marshmallows to watch the sun dip beyond the vale. Play table tennis, then watch the kids on the climbing frame with slide and climbing wall.

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Living spaces

Hold court like Henry VIII and his wives, without the beheadings, in a Tudor country manor fit for British royalty. Marrington Hall is the showpiece of a large Shropshire estate, with original features sparring at every turn for attention with modern tech and touches.

Get everyone together in the panelled sitting room with the inglenook logburner, the focal point of the room, and the wood panels lending an air of grandeur to the space. Or chill on the comfy sofas in the cinema room, with the 70” TV. Bring your Netflix password for late-nights movies and tune in on the fast rural broadband.

Marrington Hall is a convivial escape for families and friends, and also an escape within an escape for the bookish or the Bluetoothers, with its sitting room, drawing room and TV room. Book it because your birthday comes with a zero, because it’s a big anniversary, because you’re reuniting with college friends, or just because.

Cooking and dining

You’re on holiday, so put your feet up. Why not book a professional chef for fine dining, or rustle up your own feast on the Rangemaster with its five-ring ring gas hob and double-oven. Fill the large fridge/freezer with goodies from Deli on the Square in Ludlow and, for those last minute items, the Chirbury village shop is always a good standby.

Top up on party juice from Tanner’s Wines or Kerry Vale Vineyard. Eat in the baronial dining room with space for 14, trickle down for breakfast around the eight-seat kitchen table, or eat al-fresco in the garden with views of the rolling Shropshire hills. Grab lazy takeaways from Montgomery’s Fish Bar and the Golden Fish Chinese.

Pop in to pubs such as the Three Tuns Inn in Bishops Castle, enjoy the freshest fish, enormous pies, juicy cuts of meat and inventive puddings at The Lowfield Inn, Marton. Or pop over the border to The Nag’s Head in Garthmyl for Welsh sirloin steak or cider-braised local organic pork belly.

Enjoy a three-course meal or the tasting menu at the five-star Checkers in Montgomery. Head to Mortimer’s in Ludlow for fine dining that includes guinea fowl and monkfish. Tuck into Goosnargh duck, turbot or king oyster mushroom at The Walrus in Shrewsbury. Or try more fine dining at Forelles at Fishmore Hall.

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Bedrooms

Sleep tight in seven bedrooms surrounded by five acres of total silence. There’s a hairdryer in every room plus 200 thread-count bedding, waterproof mattress protectors, and Kingham and Harris mattresses.

Bedroom one (Feather) sleeps two in a kingsize bed with a mezzanine and bathroom shared with bedroom two (Powder) offering a superking, a TV and a shared bathroom. Bedroom three (Stardust) provides a superking zip-and-link, TV and shared bathroom and bedroom four (Buddy) has a double bed and a shared bathroom.

Bedroom five (Chanel) provides a superking with zip-and-link and shower en-suite. Bedroom six (Moss) give you a superking with zip-and-link, en-suite with shower and a TV. Bedroom seven (Saffron) has a superking bed, TV, and a family bathroom next door.

Children welcome

There’s space inside and out for kids to get all free-range at Marrington Hall. Among the five acres of grounds, it won’t take them long to find the 30-foot-by-15 outdoor pool, open from April to October and heated to 27 degrees. Jump in, lark about, watch an afternoon vanish. There’s no need to book.

Stay out there for a barbecue coupled with a spot of croquet or table tennis, or to play on the climbing frame with slide and climbing wall. Recharge in the shade of the pool house with a lemonade. As darkness falls, the firepit beckons with its promise of toasted marshmallows.

Marrington Hall is a place where kids can feel right at home, with room for 14 friends and family, plus four dogs: nobody gets left out here. So get everyone together for a Netflix night (bring your password) in the cinema room with its 70” TV. And don’t forget your devices for the fast rural broadband.

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What people say

What people say

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Great service from kate & tom's - they helped us organise a 50th birthday celebration. All of the arrangements went very smoothly thanks to their assistance and the house was absolutely delightful. Highly recommended! - Jane
We booked a wonderful house through kate & tom's and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Everything was seamless and in particular the advisors were knowledgeable and attentive. We hope to return in the near future! - Tim
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Kites, chimps and clubs

Swing your clubs at the Lakeside Golf Course. Tackle the bike trails on the Trailforks website. Sup Malarkey or Magnitude at Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre. Or fish the Camlad River on the estate. Meet Thomas and friends at Drayton Manor Theme Park. Watch the red kites feed at the visitor centre. Or meet tigers and chimps at Dudley Zoo.

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