Temple of Diana details
The Temple of Diana was built in the 1760’s for Sir Henry Bridgeman and is a masterpiece by the 18th century architect James Paine, which has been beautifully restored into luxury holiday accommodation sleeping six. Originally designed as a multi-purpose garden building, the Temple has many intriguing features which can be enjoyed 21st century style. A three-bay glazed Orangery is a wonderful space for relaxing or dining with unbroken views out over the parkland; the circular tea room where the lady of the House would take tea is now a beautiful sitting room and downstairs the old dairies have been transformed into a modern handmade kitchen with all the mod cons, a large family bathroom with underfloor heating and a rainforest shower plus a comfy snug.
The Temple sleeping six over three floors with the top floor en-suite bedroom enjoying views out over Capability Brown’s Temple Pool which makes a wonderful location for a picnic. Nestled in Temple Wood, the Temple is an idyllic spot to enjoy long walks around the Capability Brown Parkland, gather friends or family together for a short break tor simply to explore this wonderful part of the world.
The Weston Park estate on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border is home to five unique historic holiday properties each with their own story, Temple of Diana (6 guests); The Knoll Tower (2 guests); The Gardener’s Bothy (2 guests); The Potting Shed (2 guests); and the main house, Weston Park (up to 54 guests in 28 rooms).
The Weston Park Foundation, the independent charitable trust who own and maintain the estate, has given each property a new lease of life balancing comfort and modernity whilst remaining sympathetic to their extraordinary heritage thus providing a rare opportunity to stay in the heart of this historical estate.
Set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland, Weston Park is a stately home, events venue, visitor attraction and luxury get away all rolled into one. At certain times of the year you will need to share the estate with a wide variety of events that take place in and around the Parkland. There are also times of the year where no events take place on the Estate so please click here to take a look at the calendar – you may even be planning to come along to one!
The team in our 1767 Granary Grill & Deli will prepare your welcome hamper which will include milk, butter, eggs, cheese, biscuits, freshly baked bread and a bottle of wine – all of which are soured from the food heroes who we work with both locally and further afield.
If you don’t feel like cooking, the Granary Grill is a short walk or drive from the property. Based around an open plan kitchen and grill, our seasonally inspired menus are created by Head Chef Guy Day and his brigade. The Grill serves lunch daily and dinner from Wednesday through to Saturday. Over in the Granary Deli you will find fresh bread, quality cheeses, cured meats, homemade cakes and savoury pastries, oils, vinegars, jams and chutneys plus some very special ingredients that you won’t find in the supermarkets.
The Shropshire /Staffordshire area has plenty on offer to explore with the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its famous museums, foodie destination Ludlow and historic Chester all within easy reach.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps six guests.
- Three bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and one family shower room.
- Open fireplace.
- Onsite parking.
- Sorry, no pets.
- Please note that there are steep stone spiral staircases.
- Minimum of a two night stay.
- Three of the rooms are circular.
- Snug on the lower ground floor.
- A beautiful three bay glazed orangery.
- Oil-fired central heating, please note that this is not available in the orangery and standalone heaters are provided.
- 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.
- This spectacular estate is set to host a year long programme of diverse events to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of England’s most admired landscaper, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown(1716 – 1783) along with many other events throughout the year. Please click here for a full listing of future events.