Courtyard Cottage

Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Heart of England (Ref. 11346)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Meeson Hall Cottages

Two different, yet equally delightful holiday cottages standing in a beautiful courtyard setting to the rear of the majestic 17th century country house, Meeson Hall. Surrounded by 8 acres of grounds, these cottages near Ironbridge are ideal for a romantic break. These Ironbridge cottages stand amidst lovely countryside, which offers scenic walks and cycle trails, only 13 miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, providing shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, 10 famous museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Village and of course, the world's first iron-built bridge. Discover NT country houses and gardens and the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. These charming Ironbridge cottages are in a perfect location for exploring beautiful Shropshire, at any time of the year.

The property

This beautiful 17th century timber-framed cottage stands in a delightful courtyard setting attached to the rear of Meeson Hall, a majestic country house built in 1640 which today is surrounded by 8-acres of gardens, grounds and rolling farmland beyond. This lovely Ironbridge cottage provides charming quality accommodation, perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break in a truly stunning location. This Ironbridge cottage boasts a wealth of character oak beams, wall timbers, an impressive galleried sitting room with vaulted ceiling and an inglenook fireplace with woodburner, all creating a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. On the ground floor you'll also find a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy single bedroom, with stairs leading up to the lovely en-suite master bedroom and separate family bathroom. The spacious private courtyard garden at this Ironbridge cottage is a gardener's delight and is an ideal place to enjoy a drink or alfresco dining on a summer's evening, whilst the estate grounds provide relaxing strolls through woods and paddocks. An excellent Ironbridge cottage, which can be enjoyed all year round. Note: This property is next to Ref. 17632, together they accommodate 5.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin, WC and walk-in wardrobe, 1 x ground floor single. First floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Galleried sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private front courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Access to owners' 8-acres of gardens, paddocks and wood
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “A rare and lovely find”
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    • “We chanced upon a cancellation for our stay. We couldn't quite believe our luck! The property is beautiful and the owners obviously wanted us to have a great time which meant we were very well looked after. We arrived late after a gruesome road trip and found a farm shop in the village who sold everything we needed for a steak dinner except wine - and our fab hosts provided that! It is so lovely to be able to walk in the grounds (the grass is so soft it had to be barefoot!) We fed the chickens and were given a tour of the main Hall which has been lovingly restored and is a haven of genteel living! It is an ideal location for lots of visits like the Ironbridge museums, Hawkstone Follies and the RAF museum ar Cosford.”

    Geoghist, August 2015

    • “Fabulous Cottage relaxing and enjoyable quality accommodation”
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    • “The hosts were welcoming and so friendly we appreciated the lovely welcome pack with homemade jam which was so delicious we had to buy more to take home. The beds were so comfortable we didn't want to get up in the mornings. This is such a peaceful and tranquil location with so much to see and do if you want to. Everything was provided for a comfortable stay a home from home. We booked this as a birthday surprise for my mum and she was absolutely delighted. We had a great week away made so much more enjoyable by our stay in Courtyard Cottage. A big thank you to the lovely hosts.”

    LaneyAitken, Poole, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Everything you expect and more!”
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    • “We had an amazing weekend at Meeson cottage. It was our wedding anniversary and we were spoilt with a bottle of bubbly on arrival! A beautiful welcome pack of goodies was there as well with freshly laid eggs, fresh bread and the most delicious home made Jam. The cottage itself is gorgeous. The pictures do not do it justice. The log burner was wonderful on the cold winter nights too. The owners were so helpful and welcoming. We even got a guided tour of their amazing home. We would recommend this place to everybody wanting a romantic get away. We hope to be back again soon”

    Clan-in-Clover, Derby, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Perfect stay in beautiful cottage and gardens”
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    • “We chose Courtyard Cottage after viewing it on line and after reading the excellent reviews. The cottage was certainly 5 star the cottage is attached to the owners property which is a listed house in lovely gardens. We have traveled extensively in Austria and Switzerland and it was certainly on par with the hotels which have very high standards.The cottage is for three people, so there was my husband and myself and my mother in law. We had plenty of space and the owners had thought of everything we needed. We had a basket on arrival of bread, milk, eggs (from their own chickens) and their home made jam which was excellent. With the month being February it was very cold but on arrival Mark had lit a lovely log fire to welcome us. Courtyard cottage is indeed one of the loveliest ,homely peaceful cottages in the Shropshire countryside. Thoroughly recommended! The owners Mark and Adrian are excellent hosts.(Adrian's jam was fab)”

    Karenandkeith2013, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Excellent”
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    • “We stayed at Courtyard Cottage for 3 fantastic nights. What a find, it is a two bedroom cottage that sleeps 3, it has an ensuite on the master bedroom and a family bathroom. it is fully fitted with everything that you need for your stay and the owners Mark and Adrian even make sure you have all the essentials to start your stay, bread, milk, home made jam and free range eggs etc. The cottage is straight off a chocolate box, all exposed beams, log burner, the most luxurious and comfortable bed and first floor gallery overlooking the lounge area.It is beautiful and there is a never ending supply of logs and coal for the fire. You are free to roam the estate as you please and the owners also showed us around the main house which is stunning and will also soon be available for bed and breakfast. We had a perfect weekend here, it was very quiet and relaxing but also an ideal base to visit Ludlow, Ironbridge etc. If you are looking for a completely stress free weekend or longer break then this is definatly the place, we have already rebooked for later in the year.”

    Dave S, Worcester, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Wow !!”
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    • “We stayed for a week in this lovely property which, while attached to Meeson Hall is very private , quiet and comfortable. The gardens and the whole of the estate are free for you to walk around, It definitely has the wow factor. You must be very hard to please if you don't really love this cottage. The welcome pack was very generous especially the home made jam. The excellent wood burner made the cottage very cosy and warm on the cold October evenings. We will definitely return one day. Book this cottage and you won't be sorry !!”

    Rob N, Washington, United Kingdom, November 2013

    • “We didn't want to leave.”
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    • “An amazing holiday rental set in beautiful gardens. I have paid to visit gardens less impressive settings. The owners could not have been more accommodating and their attention to detail is superb. If you are looking to rent in Shropshire look no further. You will not be disappointed. We rented Courtyard cottage for a month and didn't want to leave.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cortijo Cabrera Spain, October 2013

    • “Relaxing high quality friendly cottage”
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    • “We stayed in this lovely cottage in early June and spent an idyllic week out and about in the area enjoying the relative quiet of the roads and the beautiful countryside. The cottage is full of charm but very comfortable and the owners are really friendly and helpful without being intrusive in any way. A memorable stay and one which we hope to repeat in the near future.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, August 2013

    • “cosy little cottage”
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    • “the owner could not do anough for us,he made us very welcome. the cottage was very clean and could have the heating as high or low as you like(no charge)or the log burner(fuel free)there are plenty of places to visit,the iron bridge,raf museum, and maney more.morrisons,asda, lidles is ownley a ten minutes drive.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, May 2013

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Can't fault the cottage. Owners were really friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer. Lots to do in the area and the locals were very friendly.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, November 2012

    • “Magical”
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    • “5 star experience. Stunning decor, very helpful owner, breathtaking area. Book a weekend there and you will understand why is it so special. First but definitely not the last time I've been there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, May 2012

    • “Lovely relaxing break”
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    • “My husband & I stayed at this cottgae between for a week over New year & loved it. We were given a warm welcome by the owners. Lovely cottage & excellent location. Highly recomended especially for a romantic/or get away from it all break.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Macclesfield, March 2013

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    • “Whatever your expectations you will not be disappointed with this truly exceptional cottage. From the charming beamed Tudor style exterior, the courtyard overflowing with an abundance of floral displays and quirky architectural pieces. Really a 10 out of 10 experience.”

    Ms Stewart, Norwich, September 2015

    • “This was the most delightful cottage that we have ever stayed in, and that's in about 40 years of using self-catering cottages. We were given a warm welcome, an excellent and were made to feel at home. The setting is beautiful, the cottage has been beautifully restored and is very comfortable.”

    Dr Maun, Teignmouth, September 2015

    • “I could definitely recommend Courtyard Cottage to anyone desiring a break in Shropshire and the Welsh Border Country.”

    Mrs Gale, Preston, July 2015

    • “We were made very welcome on our arrival. The owners were warm, friendly and approachable during our stay. The Cottage was breathtaking and the attention to detail for the décor and soft furnishings was excellent. It was very clean and had all the modern white goods. Exceptional Cottage and grounds. I would strongly recommend this Cottage to anyone.”

    Mr Mcgee, Bradford, July 2015

    • “The best cottage we have stayed in so far, the hosts were lovely people and have thought of everything. There were beautiful grounds to wander around in, we honestly couldn't fault it. We will definitely be making a return visit.”

    Mrs Smart, Leven, June 2015

    • “We had a wonderful time, the property was full of character yet homely and very comfortable, especially the beds. The towels were lovely and fluffy and there was plenty of hot water. The hosts were lovely and extremely welcoming. We would highly recommend this property, we loved everything about it.”

    Mrs Aitken, Poole, June 2015

    • “The cottage was absolutely lovely and the owners matched this, they were so helpful and friendly. The surrounding countryside is marvellous and we visited Ironbridge, Ludlow and Powys Castle to name but a few. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, with its very high standards, to all my friends.”

    Mrs Morgan, Canvey Island, May 2015

    • “The owners were very hospitable and made us very welcome. The situation was so peaceful - just birdsong around us. The cottage was charming and full of character, with a very comfortable bed and everything catered for. Shropshire is a beautiful county with lots to see and do.”

    Mrs Wise, Stroud, May 2015

    • “The care and attention to detail of the renovation of the cottage coupled with all mod cons and comfort was amazing. The colourful and sheltered courtyard surrounded by magnificent grounds was a haven of peace. The welcome by the owners and tour of the cottage made us feel immediately at home. We particularly enjoyed learning about the history of the hall and buildings. Nothing was too much trouble.”

    Mrs Maybee, Bromsgrove, May 2015

    • “The cottage was wonderful in all aspects.”

    Mrs Myhill, Lowestoft, April 2015

    • “A quirky cottage set in beautiful gardens. It was very clean and well equipped, with a thoughtful and generous welcome pack on arrival. Had a helpful and welcoming owner. A little gem.”

    Mrs Bowen, New Quay, April 2015

    • “Certainly the best appointed cottage we have ever stayed in. Really sympathetically restored. The grounds are very grand and the hosts are two of the most genuine chaps we've had the pleasure to meet. We all feel well rested and the kids loved it. We intend to return to this gem as soon as we can. Thank-you!”

    Mr Swarbrick, Nelson, March 2015

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About the location


Ironbridge 13 miles; Shrewsbury 14 miles.

The rural hamlet of Meeson is surrounded by wonderful Shropshire countryside, which is perfect for scenic walks and cycle rides. Only 13 miles away is the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, a famous World Heritage Site and home to the world's first iron-built bridge. The village of Ironbridge is set in a lovely wooded valley in the heart of Shropshire and offers many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Village. Discover the historic towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many NT properties and the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Historic Farm and the renowned RAF Cosford Museum. There is something for everyone in this part of Shropshire.

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