Hawkstone Hall & Gardens, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, set within 88 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, has just opened its doors to guests.
Following extensive renovations, the spectacular Georgian property has been sympathetically restored to its former magnificent splendour; and now for the first time in its 550 year history has become a luxurious hotel.
The 37-bedroom retreat stands handsomely amongst acres of manicured lawns, offering Grade I listed beauty coupled with classic countryside charm. Due to the rural location of this magnificent mansion, the guestrooms offer far stretching views of the Shropshire countryside and onwards to the Welsh Valleys.
Within its grounds, the estate boasts a rose garden, croquet lawn, apple orchard, ancient cemetery, original 18th Century lily pond, walled garden, river with a quaint stone bridge, forested areas, over half a mile of footpaths and a wonderfully romantic ‘secret garden’.
The property is owned by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, who are the fifth owners in the property’s 550 year history.
Hannah Petrouis, Group Development Director, says: “Hawkstone Hall & Gardens is one of only two Grade I listed buildings in Shropshire. After two years of renovations, the property has been restored to its former glory and we are looking forward to welcoming guests. It has been a major project and we have thoroughly enjoyed uncovering some of the lost and hidden features of the building and splendid gardens.”
The property was originally built as a stately family home, before being in the care of Catholic missionaries until June 2017. Following the reinstatement of numerous bespoke features, the 43,400 sq ft building stands proudly as one of the most opulent hotels and exclusive wedding venues in the UK.
Overflowing with romance and boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that invite an abundance of natural light into the space, it’s no surprise that the location has been used as a filming location for many period television programmes and films.
NOTE: Traditional Afternoon tea is served daily for £29.95 per guest. On Saturday 22 June 2019 there will be a special grand tour of the Hall from a local historian followed by Afternoon Tea for £49.95 per person.