A delightful, semi-detached, mid 19th century cottage, set close to the middle of Shropshire’s idyllic village of Ironbridge.
Tucked away down a quiet lane, but in an elevated position, this little gem is the perfect base for experiencing the rich history of the area whilst discovering the delights of the Heart of England.
With the front door accessed down a flight of 16 steps through the terraced garden, you can enjoy the wonderful views across the gorge as you enter this charming, renovated cottage.
The kitchen is well equipped with a range of fitted units and integrated appliances as well as a double Belfast sink, whilst the sitting room has a dining area and features original exposed beams and underfloor heating, offering a cosy space in which to snuggle up after a busy day exploring.
Upstairs is a romantic galleried bedroom with a king-size bed, carefully styled to provide a relaxing, tranquil area with the bonus of an en-suite bathroom and views towards Ironbridge and its gorge.
This charming cottage can also be accessed across a small gravel patio area with bench seating and views of the bridge, without the need to use the garden steps, however be aware the cottage is set on a steep lane when walking back from the pub!
The main garden is steeply terraced with a south-facing suntrap patio area where you can relax, read a good book or even indulge in a quiet drink in peace and seclusion.
Within easy reach you can enjoy the many museums, footpaths and beauty spots of the gorge, before sampling home-made cakes in one of the local cafes, or perhaps visiting one of the several quality restaurants or pubs in the area.
Set in a wonderful, secluded location, yet within a short walk of the town and close to an array of popular attractions, this cosy, romantic cottage is a perfect holiday base, all year round.
About the location
Telford 6 miles; Bridgnorth 8.5 miles; Shrewsbury 15 miles.
Ironbridge Gorge is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Today the area is far from industrial and nature has reclaimed most of the former industrial sites, leaving a unique and beautiful wooded valley. The gorge is a now a maze of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes whilst the delightful village is famous for being home of the world's first iron-built bridge, built between 1777-79. The village has a splendid variety of pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms and a collection of ten industrial and Victorian themed museums makes up the Ironbridge Museums Trust, including the exciting Blists Hill Victorian Village. Within driving distance are the popular historical towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Ludlow, as well as the Wroxeter Roman City, the Severn valley Railway, the RAF Cosford Museum and many National Trust properties. Ironbridge is a wonderful base from which to explore the beautiful county of Shropshire.