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Observer Magazine and The Good Hotel Guide list Soulton Hall in Britain's top 10 bolt holes.
The Good Hotel Guide and the Observer Magazine have included Soulton Hall in a selection of ''Britain's top 10 Bolt Holes''.
The article, HOMING INSTINCTS, ran:
The 10 chosen here show the quality of accommodation and food to be found in Britain. Only three could strictly be described as hotels. Some are pubs or restaurants with rooms. Others are B and Bs , popular for the personal touch and the value they offer. The geographical spread provides alternatives to the tourist honeypots of the West Country and the Lake District. There are two in North Yorkshire, a renovated inn near Flodden Field in Northumberland, and fine dining in a remote corner of the Highlands.
This year we have also uncovered modern B and Bs in areas not always noted for such quality: there are two good B and Bs in Stratford-upon-Avon (one is listed here) and a striking house with astonishing views on the Isle of Skye. While the choice could hardly be more diverse, they have a common bond: each one puts the guest first.
7. Soulton Hall, Wem, Shropshire. In the hands of the same family since 1556, this impressive Tudor manor house is very much the home of John and Ann Ashton. It stands on a 500-acre estate with a working farm. The hall has a collection of antiques from various periods, old family portraits, original fireplaces, and sofas and armchairs. Four of the bedrooms are in the main house; others are in buildings close by. Ann Ashton cooks traditional meals, served in a small candlelit room.