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“A wonderful country retreat”

Review of Batchcott Hall

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Twin Room
Lawned Garden
Summer at Batchcote
Master En Suite
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Terrace
Kitchen
Childrens Tennis
Childrens Room
Tree House
4th Double
Kite flying Long Mynd
Lounge
Dining Room
En Suite 3rd Double
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6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Picklescott, Shropshire, England

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nickbev
Salzburg
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A wonderful country retreat”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

8 September, Just arrived home after staying at the wonderful Batchcott Hall for 3 days with friends. We couldn't have picked a better place to get together, the Hall is amazing, welcoming, spacious, relaxing, homely, private - just perfect. Eileen makes sure that every need is catered for and nothing is too much trouble. All the rooms are lovely, as are the bedrooms, it's a brilliant place to chill out and relax. The views from the garden are stunning. Local pub is a 10 minute pleasant walk into Picklescott, a nice village with friendly locals. For anyone contemplating booking this wonderful place, just do it, you won't regret it! I'm sure I will do my best to return there in the not so distant future. Thank you Eileen!

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Management Response
18 Sep 2014
Thank you for your kindness too and so pleased you enjoyed the local area which boasts some of the best countryside.
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Ann W
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing!!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

There aren't enough superlatives for Batchcott Hall. It has intriguing history, stunning views, luxurious comfort, SO MUCH space, and the most considerate manager in Eileen. She was attentive to our needs, providing a generous and surprising welcome hamper, but was never intrusive. Her help and advice before we arrived ensured we were well catered for. The house was particularly suitable for our party of 11 adults ranging in age from 17-- 75, offering flat screen for the World Cup, and ensuites for everyone (although one couple chose the downstairs room which meant they had to climb to the top of the house, but they could have slept up there). As well as the tennis court, there is table tennis and the Bottle and Glass, in easy walking distance, serves excellent beer. (A word of caution, it is a popular pub but small, so needs to be booked in advance). There are good walks around the hall as well as further afield and we all loved the quiet remoteness of the place.

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Liked best: The spaciousness and the interesting architecture
Liked least: The time it took to walk round the kitchen and from one part of the house to another!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Sep 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Batchcott and thank you for your kind words.
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JupitusWi...
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning location, stunning property”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was our second visit over "Summer" half term and, although we haven't been able to test the BBQ on either year, we put everything else on offer through its paces. The Aga (there is a back up cooker) out-performs my own one; beautifully appointed en-suites - privacy for everybody; big fridge/freezer with a separate drinks fridge - very important! We ranged in age from 10 to 80 with quite a few 16-23 year olds who were more than happy to spend their time on the tennis court. Eileen, the house manager, is efficient beyond belief. Always there if you need her but extremely discreet. We love this house - and will return again one day. Lots of happy memories. In 20 years of holidaying with my extended family this is by far the most comfortable, indeed luxurious, place we have found within our budget.

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Liked best: The view from our bedroom
Liked least: Narrow roads to the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for your very kind words. We have enjoyed having your family to stay and hope to see you all again in the future.
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Sandra P
Rafz, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A gorgeous home from home in the Shropshire Hills”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 for a stay in February 2014

I am late writing this review, but yet another evening with my husband reminiscing about the two fabulous stays we had at Batchcott Hall reminded me it was long overdue, so here I am!

We have stayed at Batchcott Hall twice, first for one week (Christmas week) in December 2013 and once for four nights in February 2014 for a family celebration.

It's hard to know where to begin when there is so much to say.

First of all, the location. Batchcott Hall is tucked away about a mile along a fairly narrow road from Picklescott village (which has a lovely pub, The Bottle & Glass) and about four miles from Dorrington on the main A49 south of Shrewsbury (which has a butchers - excellent Christmas turkey -, convenience store/newsagent, restaurant and pub).

It is a beautiful house with wonderful views over the terrace and lawn to the Shropshire Hills beyond, the view getting ever better the higher you climb in the house. It is extremely well-equipped with everything you could want. It is full of character, with beams, old wooden staircases and a lovely mix of cherished old and more up to date furniture/furnishings. We had a family Christmas for ten there (with decorations and tree supplied by Eileen!) followed by a long party weekend with 19 in residence and about 50 guests on party day and it suited both occasions perfectly.

Eileen, who manages bookings and the house itself (beautifully, I might add), could not do enough for us, and met all our requests in the planning stages and whilst there with prompt and helpful responses, even down to making bookings for us in the village pub and supplying an extra fridge so we could keep the wine cool!

The house has been renovated to a high standard (though it is clear it is a work in progress e.g. a few of the older windows remain that need updating) and has five extremely high-end bathrooms to service the seven bedrooms, all of which are spacious and warm with very comfy beds! There is a very effective log burner in the dining room and an open fire in the sitting room. The kitchen Aga is a delight after a walk in the cold winter air and ensured the spacious kitchen always felt cosy and became a popular hangout for everyone. Having spent Christmas week here, we can assure future guests that the house is very warm and the glazing very effective at keeping out the cold winds!

We have stayed in many 'holiday homes' over the years, but we have never stayed anywhere that felt so much like 'home'. There is nothing impersonal about Batchcott, it feels as though you live there (and by the time you leave, you will wish you did!) The photos do not do it justice, as has been said by other reviewers.

Eileen, we cannot thank you enough for all you did on both bookings to make our stay the most pleasurable we have ever had in holiday accommodation.

If you can love a place this much after only two winter visits, the second of which gave us nothing but torrential rain, then who knows how captivated one could be in Spring, Summer or Autumn? Well, one thing is for certain, we intend to find out! Eileen, we will be back!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing (other than the weather)!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
7 Apr 2014
Thank you for those very kind words and we look forward to any future visits from yourselves or your family.
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Jadelicou...
UK
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful, House, Stunning Location, Great Host Eileen!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We were all very very impressed with our long weekend stay at Batchcott Hall in Picklescott. The house was more than what we were expecting in so many ways. Stunning location with fabulous views, the gardens are very pretty and there is even a sunken trampoline and tree-house! All the bedrooms are large and have their own bathrooms and the very large beds are extremely comfortable.
The living areas are all fitted out with lovely furntiure and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could need - we even had a small welcome basket waiting for us from the lovely Eileen!
A short walk down the road takes you to a very nice friendly pub that serves very tasty food.
I can't really fault this place - it truly served us perfectly as a large group of friends visiting the area for a wedding. We're just gutted it's already booked for the New Year period!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
24 Aug 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words, enjoyed you all staying with us for the wedding. Sorry we cannot accommodate you for New Year 2014!
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