The Summer House and Octagonal Tower built in around 1607 by Sir Francis Newport was originally used as a banqueting house for entertaining his guests to dinner. Unfortunately the main house was destroyed by a fire and never rebuilt and therefore The Summer House is the only remaining structure from that time. Today, this Grade II listed tower forms an airy retreat, set in the rolling Shropshire countryside. It offers excellent views to the East, and views of the Shropshire Hills to the South and the West. The building, now part of the Raby Estate, has been sympathetically modernised to accommodate guests. This provides a very private and unique getaway.
The property is tucked away in the hamlet of Eyton-on-Severn, near the ancient Roman settlement at Wroxeter and is surrounded by stunning countryside. Immediately to the East rises the Wrexin, a formidable hill said to be the result of a giant depositing a spade of earth he had intended to use to bury Telford. To the south lies the River Severn, and beyond can be seen the Shropshire Hills, the last English heights before the Welsh border. All of the surrounding countryside can be readily explored from the Summer House. You can stroll amongst the fields and lanes directly from the door, or explore further afield into Shropshire and the border counties.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps two guests.
One double bedroom and separate bathroom.
West facing views onto orchards and open countryside.
Private patio and lawned garden with pond and ha-ha wall.
Private parking area for one car.
Sorry, no children, infants or pets.
Minimum of two night stay.
Oak windows, external doors and exposed roof beams.
Wood burning stove in the master bedroom.
Electric oven with hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, multifunction microwave, dishwasher.
Television in the master bedroom and also in the sitting room with Freeview.
Barbecue and patio furniture.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Wroxeter Roman City, once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through their objects - found here and on display in the museum.
Attingham Park is surrounded by acres of parkland with plenty of space to stretch your legs, run wild or find that perfect spot to relax in. The Mansion tells the story of the Berwick family and how their fortunes rose and fell, while in the vast grounds there are miles of walks, an organic walled garden and large playfield. Full of life and locally loved, there’s something new to see all year round.
Visit The Wrekin, a significant local landmark, famous for it’s views and walks.
Wroxeter Vineyard is a local vineyard which offers tours when booked in advance.
The historic industrial town of Ironbridge offers a selection of great pubs and restaurants.
Shrewsbury town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his ssociation with the town. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the new pleasure boat Sabrina. Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, the location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.
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