Wheelwright's Shop

An authentic craftsmen's workshop from the Powis Estate

The Wheelwright’s Shop, the newest addition to the Walcot Hall estate, was originally located on the Powis Estate. Dating back to 1840 it once would have been a hive of activity where craftsmen would make and maintain the wheels of the timber-waggons used across the extensive country pile.

This interesting building which is steeped in history has now been restored and rebuilt on site by local tradesmen and is made entirely from original materials and local and up cycled wood. With large glass double doors to the front, the Wheelwright’s Shop offers a beautiful outlook to the Walcot lakes and Shropshire Hills beyond. There is good access from the main drive and parking directly outside.

Inside the Wheelwright’s Shop you will find a large open plan kitchen, living and dining area with a wood burning stove for the cooler evenings. Cosy and eclectic furnishings make for a comfortable stay and there is even a Rayburn to keep you toasty during the winter months and to cook low and slow wholesome meals in during your time here. You will find a variety of quirky features in the Wheelwright’s Shop from carved wood samples, craftsmen’s retired tools and vintage items re-fashioned as something more useful – Walcot Hall love to up cycle!

This self-catering cottage features a double bed on a mezzanine level with access via a beautiful handmade staircase and a double sofa bed in the living area (bedding and towels are provided). This area can be partitioned off with a pair of heavy curtains for privacy. Additional camp beds and travel cots can be arranged on request.

Guests have access to the extensive arboretum in the Walcot Hall grounds where there are interesting trees samples, rhododendrons and our glamping accommodation. With the Shropshire Hills on your doorstep, there is plenty to explore outside of the estate but we even a pub on site if cooking a meal may seem too much like hard work after a day walking and exploring the local area.

This new addition really is a gem, the perfect countryside bolthole for a romantic break for two or a great base for friends to enjoy the beautiful county of Shropshire and make the most of the sociable living areas with a vintage game or two.

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