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Ironbridge Holiday Cottages
Tel : +44 01952 460406
£275.00 - £630.00
Per unit per week
River Cottages are a pair of beautifully restored, self-catering cottages, dating back to 1650, the time of the English Civil War. They are amongst the oldest buildings in the historical Ironbridge Gorge, right in the heart of Shropshire.
The cottages have been restored sympathetically and tastefully, to retain their character and features, whilst also offering a high level of comfort. Both cottages sleep 4 adults comfortably, each having one double and one twin bedded room. Families are welcome as are small parties of adults, although we are unfortunately unable to cater for pets and the cottages are strictly no smoking. The cottages are centrally located with many bars, restaurants and museum sites easily accessible by foot, as well as offering beautiful wooded walks and cycling direct from the door. The river is just 25 metres away and the iron bridge itself is about a 3 minute stroll along the river.
The cottages are timber framed with stone frontages and interior hand made brick work (bricks dating back to the 17th Century), all of which are exposed. The floors downstairs are oak (with rugs) and there are quarry tiles in the kitchens. The kitchens are modern and have everything needed for a comfortable stay, including washing machines and dishwashers. There are attractive inglenook fireplaces in the living rooms each housing a multi fuel stove and full gas central heating provides both cottages with a warm and cosy atmosphere in winter months.
Both cottages have enclosed, south facing sun terraces with relaxing garden furniture to unwind and watch the world go by. All beds are hand made by a local iron craftsman and bed linen is top quality. Towels, bed linen, and tea towels are provided together with complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack in the kitchen (including tea/coffee/sugar/milk/biscuits/dish washer tablets), to make your stay start in a stress free way no matter how late your arrival. There are music systems, DVD players, a selection of books and games, including local walking guides and information on local places of interest etc and even Broadband internet access.
River Cottages sit in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge - a World Heritage site and centre of great historical interest. They are easily located: just leave the M54 at Junction 4 and follow signs for 'Ironbridge Gorge'. The M54 links directly with the M6. The Cottages are about 6 miles from the motorway system.
In the immediate vicinity are numerous top quality bars and restaurants (all within easy walking distance) and with a week's stay it would be possible to eat out every night at a different restaurant without getting in the car at all! In the day there are glorious walks of various lengths and levels of difficulty direct from the door, in wonderful, historical woodland and on higher slopes with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and South Shropshire Hills. Walking guides written by a local walking enthusiast and historian are provided in both cottages. It is also possible to bring canoes and canoe from just 25 metres from the front doors of the cottages. Cycling, similarly, is magnificent in the local area and again it is possible to cycle from the door. The Ironbridge 'Iron Man' competition, 'Triathlon' and other running and cycling events pass directly in front of the cottages, so it's possible to see the energetic efforts of others from your own private viewing gallery!
The cottages sit right in the middle of the famous 'Ironbridge Gorge Museums' site and are just a 3 minute walk along the river to the historical bridge itself. There are golf courses nearby (nearest is about 2 miles away), great shopping is to be found in either Telford Shopping Centre (about 6 miles) or Shrewsbury (about 16 miles), and there are numerous sports facilities and swimming pools nearby.
From Leave M54 junction 6, at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Lawley Drive - A5223. At Newdale roundabout 3rd exit (A5223). At Lawley Common roundabout 2nd exit (A5223). At Horsehay roundabout 3rd exit (A5223). At Jiggers roundabout 1st exit onto Queensway - A4169. Turn right onto Cherry Tree Hill. Turn left onto Jiggers Bank. Continue forward onto School Road Bear right onto Dale Road. Turn left onto Paradise. Turn left onto The Wharfage.
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Ironbridge Holiday Cottages facilities include:
- Linen provided
- Accept children (minimum age)
- Car parking
- Central heating throughout
- Garden/patio for guests' use
- Ironing facilities
- Wireless/internet access
Ironbridge Holiday Cottages accessibility includes: