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    Temple of Diana, Weston-under-Lizard, nr Shifnal

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    Property ref: S41799

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 1

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (31)

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    About this property

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

    The Temple of Diana, built in the 1760’s for Sir Henry Bridgeman, is located within 1,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland on the Weston Park estate.
    The Temple is a masterpiece of the 18th century architect James Paine whose work can also be seen at Chatsworth and Alnwick Castle to name a few. Sir Henry Bridgeman inherited Weston in 1764, as grandson of Lady Anne Newport, sister of the 4th Earl of Bradford of the 1st creation. He started spending heavily on improvements to the House and wider estate. He ordered fine furniture in London, commissioned the stunning Gobelin tapestries from Paris and instructed the legendary ‘Capability’ Brown to landscape the park. It was Sir Henry’s vision that was to leave a lasting impression on the landscape at Weston. As a multi-purpose 18th century garden building, the Temple has many intriguing features which will be enjoyed by guests 21st century style; a three-bay glazed Orangery used for the cultivation of exotic plants with a spectacular outlook over the landscape; the circular Tea Room ,where the lady of the house would take tea and the Octagonal Music Room where the family would gather for recitals.
    The Temple was undoubtedly integral to Brown’s plans, nestled in Temple Wood looking out onto the main house across the grounds, one of only five Pleasure Grounds conceived by Brown. The Temple’s north side was intended to be seen from across Temple Pool and was inspired by Andrea Palladio’s 16th century Venetian works and therefore gave the front and back of the building two very different architectural styles depending on how the visitor approached the estate.
    The Weston Park Foundation, the independent charitable trust that now owns and maintains the estate is giving this very special property a new lease of life, balancing comfort and modernity whilst respecting its heritage. A short break in the Temple will be a truly unique experience.
    This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests.

  • Three bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and one family shower room.

  • Open fireplace.

  • Onsite parking.

  • Unfortunately, no pets allowed.

  • Please note that there are steep stone spiral staircases.

  • WiFi.

  • Minimum of a three night stay.
  • Additional features
  • Three of the rooms are circular.

  • Games room on the lower ground floor.

  • A beautiful three bay glazed orangery.

  • Oil-fired central heating.
    Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, draw fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

  • Television with freeview, iPod docking stations in various locations.
  • Attractions and nearby amenities
  • The delicious Granary Grill, Deli and Cafe are located within Weston Park serving a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. Otherwise, locally sourced produce can be purchased from the well-stocked Deli.


  • The Fox in Chetwyn Aston serves excellent food however booking is advisable.

  • There is an abundance of walks within the Park where you often spot an array of wildlife. Slightly further afield and you can walk up The Wrekin – a well-known landmark in the area or Cannock Chase, a huge area of parkland.

  • Weston Park’s Woodland Adventure Playground is the perfect day out for the children with slides, zip wires and a cargo net.

  • The Miniature Railway, a mile long journey through the glorious grounds of the Park.

  • Play a round at Shropshire Golf Club.

  • Fish with RH Fisheries Limited, one of their fisheries is located within Weston Park.

  • The Granary Art Gallery is situated on the estate. Selling exhibitions by acclaimed artists from the UK and beyond, along with items on loan to the gallery from private collections.

  • Other activities that Weston Park may be able to arrange for you are: Archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry displays, 4×4 off roading, quad and trail bikes, duck herding, ferret racing, hot air ballooning, horse drawn carriage rides and treasure hunts.
  • For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

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    • The Granary Grill
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    • RAF Museum Cosford
      3.5 miles
    • The Shrewsbury Arms
      4 miles
    • Village Coffee
      5.5 miles
    • The Station Pub
      6 miles
    • The Bentlands
      6.5 miles
    • Cineworld
      7 miles
    • Blists Hill Victorian Town
      8 miles
    • Cafe Latuske
      9 miles
    • West Park
      9.5 miles

    Reviews (31)

    Confirmed Guest ‐ 19 Jan 2018
    "The Temple is Stunning, beautiful and quirky. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will look at a revisit"
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 4 Dec 2017
    "Awesome place to stay well worth a visit ."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 5 Aug 2017
    "We had seen the Temple of Diana on a previous visit to Weston Park and so knew exactly what to expect. It is an ideal location from which to explore the Shropshire countryside. The property itself is charming, full of architectural interest with a magnificent orangerie and the facilities at Weston Park are ideal for young children. The stairs in the Temple of Diana might prove difficult for some. Thoroughly recommend it but pray for good weather or no rain at least."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 24 Jul 2017
    "Stunning building and views. Really different. Not as well equipped as we would expect for the price (no shaver points, only just enough cutlery for 6, some basic cooking equipment lacking)"
    Confirmed Guest
    "An unusual interesting building. Plenty of history. The children loved the space and comfort."
    Confirmed Guest
    "A beautiful bolt hole away from a busy life. 6 adults had a wonderful stay at the Temple. The grounds & building itself are quite exceptional. The property was spotlessly clean, with wonderfully comfortable furnishings & in contrast to the age of the property, there was all the modern equipment you could need but in a sympathetic way to the fabric of the building. We spent most of our time in the kitchen & fabulous orangery. The property manager was very helpful when we had a slight issue. Quite simply - fabulous & would highly recommend."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Absolutely idyllic. And so well equipped too. Rural Retreats always think of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days of grand living!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Excellent property. Would love to return."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Spectacular setting and residence. Everything very clean and facilities/ welcome pack, etc excellent"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Wow!"
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    Confirmed Guest
    "Incredible! If you play an acoustic instrument, take it. The acoustics in the orangery are fantastic."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The Temple of Diana at Weston park was everything we had hoped it would be. It is a unique building providing very comfortable accommodation in beautiful park land. There is something for everyone to enjoy without having to get in a car."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The main glasshouse room and the circular sitting room, while beautiful, are insufficiently heated for a winter holiday. There wasn't the usual Rural Retreats folder with information about the property, waste disposal and the local area - we got on without it, but it would have been useful."
    Confirmed Guest
    "lovely house and wonderful grounds"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A truly wonderful property - wish we had stayed longer!"
    Martyn & Heather
    "A magical place to spend a wonderful New Year with great friends. Thank you!"
    Graham & Fiona
    "Thank you Rural Retreats - 1st class holiday let that has been perfect for our family reunion. You have thought of everything."
    Bassett Party
    "This has been by some distance, the most enjoyable and exciting weekend we have had the pleasure to spend time together. From the staggering beauty of the grounds to the impressive and luxurious temple, we have loved every moment. Thank you and we cannot wait to return."
    Ann & Kevin
    "We had a wonderful time. Food at the Granary is superb!"
    Ms Steele
    "The Temple was magical and beautifully presented, we really appreciated all the little touches and the opportunity to wander in the beautiful grounds. We will definitely come again."
    Nick & Jenny
    "Elegant, romantic, exceptionally special. Our only criticism is that we didn't book a longer stay!"
    Halifal Family
    "Simply stunning. What an amazing property, we enjoyed a memorable stay. Halifal Family"
    Halifal Family
    "Simply stunning. What an amazing property, we enjoyed a memorable stay. Halifal Family"
    Lucy & Rupert
    "An amazing stay in a very special property. Thank you so much."
    Harry & Mary
    "An exquisite property. An exquisite refurbishment & interior design. "How lucky are we" to have stayed here."
    Alasdair & Anna
    "Unique amazing property. We have really loved it, thank you. (We all want to live here!) Alasdair & Anna"
    Alasdair & Anna
    "Unique amazing property. We have really loved it, thank you. (We all want to live here!) Alasdair & Anna"
    Laura & Nicholas
    "A truly unique place to stay - watching the sun set over the main house in the distance, gazing out over the landscape to the dullest tones of the sheep... magical. We have all loved staying here. Laura & Nicholas"
    Laura & Nicholas
    "A truly unique place to stay - watching the sun set over the main house in the distance, gazing out over the landscape to the dullest tones of the sheep... magical. We have all loved staying here. Laura & Nicholas"
    Holly, Sam, Paul & Clare
    "A perfect weekend: venue and setting were exquisite. A stay we will remember fondly for a very long time. We wish similar happiness to other visitors."

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