This impressive stately Elizabethan manor house is situated on a 500-acre estate of working farmland and ancient oak woods, which are carpeted with bluebells in spring. It has been in the Ashton family since 1556 and they are understandably proud of its fascinating heritage. Today, Soulton Hall is a delightful escape where you can spend your days relaxing by a fire, wandering through the medieval walled gardens and exploring the wider estate complete with meandering river. If in need of further distraction there are numerous historic houses, gardens and interesting pretty villages dotted around the surrounding Shropshire countryside. The bedrooms in the main hall are sizeable and have many original features such as open beams, fire places, mullion windows and original oak panelling. Alternatively, guests can choose to stay in the Carriage House, the Garden Rooms or the self contained Cedar Lodge, which features a four-poster. The estate provides the hall with vegetables and soft fruit and, occasionally, with game and fowl too. Otherwise, produce is largely sourced from within the county from suppliers known and approved by the Ashtons. Dinner is an elegant affair – usually served by candlelight in the beautiful Lydia-Grace Room. The ten year long painstaking restoration of Soulton Hall has been completed with the opening of Moot Hall, the former manorial court room dating from the 1550s and now a stunning space for weddings, conferences and gatherings of up to 120 people.