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 guests. 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 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 accommodation is set over four floors with a large number of stone, spiral steps. The Temple will sleep six in three double bedrooms, with two being en-suite. The estate benefits from the on-site Granary Brasserie and a children's adventure playground and miniature railway.
Nestled in Temple Wood, the Temple is an idyllic spot surrounded by 1,000 acres of Capability Brown parkland that Weston Park has to offer, being 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 Shropshire/Staffordshire area also has plenty to explore with the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its famous museums, foodie destination Ludlow and historic Chester all within easy reach.
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.
Begin your stay on the Weston Park estate with a delicious meal ready for you in your cottage – prepared by Weston's team of Chefs with the finest of ingredients. All meals come with seasonal vegetables straight from the Walled Garden. Meals need to be ordered prior to your stay by calling Weston Park on 01952 852100. For the menu please click here.
The team in our 1767 Granary Brasserie 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 sourced from food heroes that we work with both locally and further afield. If you don’t feel like cooking the Granary Brasserie is just a short walk or drive from each property.
The Granary Brasserie is open daily from 9:30am to 5pm serving breakfast, light bite lunches, coffee and homemade cakes. We also offer our a la carte dinner menus on a Friday and Saturday evening.
Breakfast – 9.30am – 11.30am
Lunch – daily – 12noon – 2.30pm
Dinner – Friday and Saturday evenings
Sunday Lunch – 12noon – 4pm
The Weston Park estate on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border is home to six unique historic holiday properties, each with their own story. Temple of Diana (6 guests); The Knoll Tower (2 guests); Pink Cottage (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).