Offering gorgeous lakeside views and set amidst beautiful gardens, Sham Castle near the West Midlands village of Acton Burnell, Shropshire, is a waterside three-bedroom cottage sitting atop a rock knoll, featuring original quarry tile floors, and a drawing room with oak floors and arched windows.
Over three centuries old and full of charm and character, Sham Castle near the village of Acton Burnell, Shropshire, is a wonderful escape from everyday life for families and couples in the West Midlands.
This waterside cottage was built in 1780 and sits atop a rock knoll, overlooking a lake and offering panoramic views across rolling countryside. Surrounded by 1.75 acres of beautiful, enclosed gardens and set behind beautiful, hand-wrought gates, drive down a private road across a 75-acre field to reach this delightful castle home.
The downstairs of this unique countryside cottage features original quarry tile floors, a hexagonal dining kitchen with two-oven Aga, two double bedrooms and a family shower room with a rainfall shower.
Climb the spiral staircase to the first floor, where you’ll find the master bedroom with king leather sleigh bed and drawing room with oak flooring, arched windows, wood-burner, Smart TV and DVD player, and small table and chairs to relax after a long day spent exploring this region.
The enclosed gardens that surround Sham Castle come with furniture scattered about to kick back or enjoy fruit you can pick from the many trees and bushes throughout, whilst the secluded middle lawn captures the midday sun perfectly — bask in the warmth seated upon one of four sun loungers. Walk the grounds and enjoy lakeside views or wander further afield along the many walking and cycling paths nearby.
The village of Acton Burnell, home to Concord College and known for an early meeting of Parliament where the Statute merchant was passed in 1283, is just a mile’s walk down the road, whilst a short eight-mile drive north lies historic Shrewsbury.