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COCKFORD HALL, A VERY SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY IN BRITAIN

By Pam Hobbs

Clun, Shropshire: Talk around the breakfast table is of bathrooms. Theirs against ours. The diplomat and his wife boast French doors opening to a private bridge that lead to a wooded trail. We have an anatomically correct pig leaping into a pond. The serving platter arrives loaded with crisp sausages and bacon, black pudding, fried bread, eggs and tomatoes. Juice is freshly squeezed, home-baked muffins delivered in a birch-bark basket from Canada. Bathrooms are forgotten momentarily as we stoke up for a day's walking in the magical hills of Shropshire.

But it took more than extraordinary bathrooms and power breakfasts to win Cockford Hall's coveted "two crowns deluxe" from the English Tourist Board, and a glowing report in the latest "Special Places to Stay in Britain Guide". It's the whole delightful package: a historic stone farmhouse lovingly converted to a B & B by one of London's most respected interior designers, the wonderfully lush farmlands all around, the quiet, and the extra touches owners Burkhard Stemman and Roger Wren provide.