Old Downton Lodge in its current guise was designed with “exclusive use” in mind, quite literally!
Old Downton’s nine luxury bedrooms are designed to meet the highest standards – and its large communal areas (for want of a better description) have been created to provide a wow factor for even the most jaundiced guests. From the atmospheric sitting room and bar, parties can be directed to the dramatic dining room or into the very large “Museum room” which, despite its massive cider mill, has plenty of space to host receptions, presentations or team building events.
Then there’s the grounds – a flower bedecked courtyard is the ideal place for parties to take advantage of long summer days and evenings – or open the doors of The Museum and let guests take in the fresh air and spectacular views of the Shropshire countryside. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, getting together with family and friends or need peace and quiet for a company meeting or corporate presentation Old Downton Lodge will provide both the levels of service and the backdrop to ensure your event is a success. In the winter it hosts private shooting parties (in fact, it hosts very successful shooting parties with guest lists that include the nobility, famous political figures, some of Europe’s leading socialites and multi-millionaires that arrive in private helicopters).