Eaton Manor Country Estate
Child friendly large group accommodation, Shropshire – Eaton-under-Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire
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About Eaton Manor Country Estate
Eaton Manor Country Estate is situated in beautiful South Shropshire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, alongside the historic Welsh borders. With a cluster of eight stunning and luxurious cottages, sleeping from 2 to 14 guests and a total of 61 when booked together, Eaton Manor is the perfect destination for a family break, a big celebration or a reunion. The cottages are set within 500 acres of peaceful farmland and have been designed to provide a perfect family holiday experience with a well-equipped, indoor games room and a small covered heated swimming pool available between April and October. Expect fabulous surroundings, beautiful luxurious cottages and lots of equipment for the children including highchairs, cots and boosters, as well as bath toys, hooded bath towels, toys, books and more...
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All of the properties are thoughtfully equipped with children in mind and, as the estate nestles in a private valley at the end of a quiet lane, it provides an ideal environment for families. It is a unique hideaway between the rolling Shropshire Hills and the beautiful Wenlock Edge, providing the ultimate in rural retreats. Here, you really can wake up to the peaceful sounds of birdsong and rustling leaves, then open your door onto the 500 acre estate which includes idyllic pasture and beautiful woodland, perfect for an afternoon spent exploring.
As award winners of the Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality 2016 Shropshire Business Award, VisitEngland’s 2015 Recognition of Service Excellence award and the Outstanding Customer Service award at the 2015 Shropshire Business Awards, as well as winners in both the 2013 and 2012 national tourism awards for best self-catering, the team at Eaton Manor are sure you will enjoy every minute and are dedicated to making your stay truly memorable. Whether you are planning a quiet family break, or a large scale celebration, they will help to make your stay perfect for you.
The Manor House sleeps 14 in 7 en-suite bedrooms and is a beautiful 17th Century, 5 Star Gold property with large private walled gardens. All of the bedrooms are en-suite. The dining room is a relaxing, country-style room with lots of exposed brick work and a substantial solid oak table that seats up to 18.
Toad Hall sleeps 14 in 6 en-suite bedrooms and is a 5 Star luxury master-craftsmen renovated property. All bedrooms are en-suite. Four have the flexibility to be twins or doubles and the other two bedrooms offer a triple or double and single combination. The large dining/living room can seat up to 28 for dinner with prior arrangement. There is also a private enclosed garden. (NB: This house is suitable for those with reduced mobility).
Pendennis sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms and is a luxurious 4 Star Gold single-storey property with 4 bathrooms. It stands in almost an acre of enclosed grounds with a large lawn. Two master bedrooms have beautiful 6-foot, 4-poster beds, whilst the other bedrooms have the flexibility to be either doubles or twins. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with a large dining room and there is a conservatory sitting room with stunning views and underfloor heating. The shared estate swimming pool is next door. (NB: This house is suitable for those with reduced mobility).
Great Western sleeps 8 in 4 en-suite bedrooms and is a newly renovated, luxury country house. Set in its own private grounds it has a large garden (not enclosed) and 4 en-suite bedrooms that can all be doubles or twins. It is open plan, airy and light, with oak features throughout and stunning views of the surrounding Shropshire countryside.
Curlew Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and is a beautifully appointed 4 Star Gold single storey property. There are 4 double/twin bedrooms, all of which are en-suite.. The cottage is set in its own private enclosed grounds. (NB: This house is suitable for those with reduced mobility).
Garden Cottage sleeps 3 in 2 en-suite bedrooms and is set in its own large and secluded private gardens. It has quiet corners outside in which to relax and has beautiful views towards the Wenlock Edge. Inside the cottage benefits from underfloor heating to keep it lovely and cosy in winter months.
The Estate Apartments, Woodpecker Way & Pheasant Walk, each sleeping 2 in 1 bedroom, are delightful semi-detached one bedroom properties. They each have a stylish interior, well equipped kitchen, and simply stunning views and provide a perfect getaway in a beautiful countryside setting.
Eaton Manor is a great place for families who can really spread out and feel independent yet come together at meal times. Groups of up to 28 guests can all dine together in Toad Hall's large dining room while, for bigger get-togethers, the exclusive on-site function room is available and a private chef can be arranged to cater for you. Outdoors each house has a large garden with furniture, a barbecue and wonderful views across the Stretton hills and dales.
The 7 x 4m covered swimming pool is heated and available for shared use between April and October.
Indoors you will find in each a TV (either with Freeview or a Smart TV), DVD and CD player, a toy box, cot, high chair, and a selection of books and games. The kitchens are very well equipped with dishwashers, fridge/freezers, washer/dryers, electric cookers, microwaves and some of the latest cookery books.
There is also a well-equipped, heated indoor games hall on-site that is shared by all guests and includes comfy seating, board games, full size snooker, table tennis, air hockey, pool and table football. So, no matter what the weather, keeping the family entertained should be easy.
Baby and Toddler Friendly Accommodation
To make the packing for your stay at Eaton Manor easier baby and toddler equipment can be provided on a complimentary basis:
Travel cot (please provide your own bedding)
Hooded bath towel
Plastic cutlery and plastic plates
Bed guard side (to stop toddlers falling out of bed - single beds only)
Brolly sheet for beds in case of accidents! (only suitable on single beds)
There is only have a limited supply of the equipment listed above so please let Eaton Manor know when you book which items you would like.
Eaton Manor has links with a professional family photographer to capture those special moments and have local chefs who can come in to your home to create an unforgettable dinner for everyone. Other services available include celebration cakes, magic shows, murder mystery evenings and massage and beauty treatments.
Local Family Places to Visit
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is just 3 miles from Eaton and is an ideal summer day out for families. There are daily activities and special events and you will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses. Mickey Millers Play Barn is in nearby Craven Arms (8 miles away) and is a wonderful all-weather centre, perfect for active children.
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