Mr Thomas Henry Hope-Edwards commissioned Mr John Treasure to erect a mansion or dwelling house at Netley to the design of architect Edward Haydock on 6th December 1855. The original parchment contract can be viewed in Shrewsbury's Library Records and Research Department showing exact details of the construction and materials used.
Mr Treasure, created a magnificent home and outstanding landscaped grounds for the Hope-Edwards family which, thanks to their careful stewardship and very little alteration over the years, survives today in a form which is close to the original design. Today the owners have restored the Hall and Estate to their former glory and share the paradise of the Estate grounds with guests who appreciate the peace, tranquillity and quality of this unique country estate environment.
The Estate grounds cover an extensive 160 acres, there is an on-going drive to improve the habitat for wildlife right across the estate with such measures as hedge and tree planting. As guests of Netley Hall you will be welcome to walk around most areas of the estate, however the house and gardens are private.
Holidays at Netley Hall Estate are available throughout the year. Many of our guests are attracted by the fantastic fishing facilities available, or the quiet strolls through the stunning woodland paths and beyond into the surrounding countryside lanes. On-site you will find picturesque woodland walks, show-jumping arenas, fishing lakes and ample car parking along with conference and events facilities.
Local Area Information
The stunning Shropshire Hills are just four miles away – if a ramble up the Long Mynd suits your mood or the medieval town of Ludlow, famous for its Michelin-starred restaurants, is around a 35 minute drive from the Estate. South Shropshire is prime hill walking country and an increasing number of our guests enjoy the spectacular scenery, invigorating air and the abundant wildlife of the area in this way. Much more information on local walks can be found at the Tourist Information Desk.
There are many National Trust and English Heritage properties in and around Shropshire such as Attingham Park, Dudmaston Hall, Benthall Hall, Ironbridge, Blists Hill Musem and Buildwas Abbey to name but a few, all of which make excellent venues for interesting visits.
Dorrington Village is just a mile away and offers two public houses, a Post Office/General Store, a traditional Butchers shop, a Garage and a Doctors Surgery. Sainsbury’s supermarket is just five miles away on the A49 into Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury is said to be the finest Tudor Town in England and is within a 10 minute drive from the Estate. Enjoy the medieval adventure of the Quest, visit the town in August and experience the joys of one of the best flower shows in the country; savour the delights of a truly cosmopolitan range of restaurants, pubs, tea shops and wine bars