Hidden in the Shropshire countryside, Cronkhill is an unexpected vision of Italy. Built to resemble a stone Tuscan villa, the building was designed by architect John Nash and is the best known example of his Italianate villa designs.

A smaller property, with a selection of rooms open, means that admission to Cronkhill is by pre-booked timed ticket. Tickets are available to book here .

Entry is free for National Trust members (you will still need to book a free timed ticket for each person visiting, you will be asked if you are a member at the booking stage and will need to bring your membership card with you on your visit).

For non-members admission charges apply, adults £3.50 and children £1.80, payment will be taken when you book your timed ticket (there is a 5% booking fee).

There is no charge for under 5s visiting with you, and you do not need to book a ticket for them as they will be included on your member or non-member ticket.

Next open days

Friday 10 and Sunday 12 May, 11am - 4pm.

Friday 5 and Sunday 7 July, 11am- 4pm.

Friday 13 and Sunday 15 September, 11am - 4pm.

 

Visiting Cronkhill

On an open day you will be able to view a selection of rooms on the ground floor of this Nash designed Italianate villa, plus some of our tenant’s collection. Rooms on display are the Entrance Hall, where you will be able to see a fine example of a cantilevered type staircase, the dining room which is still set up similar to when it was used by the Thomas 8th Lord Berwick and his wife Teresa who both lived at Cronkhill after they were married in 1919, and a Drawing Room which looks onto the loggia and stunning views across to the Wrekin. Finally, you will be able to see inside a small library room which was affectionately known by Teresa as ‘’Tom’s little library’’. 

The gardens at Cronkhill are not presented and maintained to the period of the villa as this is a tenanted property open on selected dates.

External photography is most welcome at Cronkhill, where you can capture the beautiful architecture and stunning views out across the Shropshire landscape. Due to the house being tenanted and the contents belonging to the family, we ask you not to take any internal photographs.

Main photo: Phill Abram

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