The Dipping Shed

A Secluded Cabin On The Edge Of The Arboretum, Sleeps 4

The Dipping Shed is a stunning and secluded rural retreat situated just off the drive to Walcot Hall. In an elevated position, it is accessed by foot and involves a climb up a steep path followed by a flight of steps.

The delightful hunting lodge is a converted timber building with an open plan layout, which includes a kitchen, reception hall, dining room, living room, bathroom and double bedroom. Above the kitchen is a second double bedroom on a mezzanine floor reached by a sturdy ladder staircase.

It has a wood-burning stove, Rayburn and a gas cooker  and its own generator to provide electricity which powers the electric fridge. Wooden shutters open out to reveal the most wonderful views over the west lake and the Long Mynd beyond.

A paved area by the front door, with table and benches, gives guests the chance to make the most of all aspects of this popular Hidden Treasure.

The Dipping Shed is the most remote of all the apartments at Walcot Hall. If attending an event in the Main Hall or Ballroom, it will take approximately 10 minutes on foot to cover the distance. Sturdy footwear and a torch are recommended. You can bring your party shoes with you and change once there. Alternatively, you are welcome to drive up and park in the main car park.

All photography by A Handmade Cottage