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11 Friars Street

Bridgnorth, Shropshire (Ref. 1065442)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic place to stay with everything you could need."

    So cosy and with lovely touches such as the family & friends artwork. Much appreciated. View over Bridgnorth from the back garden was amazing and we loved sitting and just watching the birds soaring over the river. Jenny was very helpful and even provided some lovely welcome goodies for us. Excellent holiday venue.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage close to the centre of Bridgnorth, but still very peaceful."

    Jenny was there to meet us and made us feel very welcome - she had even left us some goodies! We didn’t have to get in touch with her, but certainly felt that she would have reacted immediately had we needed her. Beautiful countryside. Would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing really enjoyed the week, 100%"

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Friars Street."

    Owner Jenny met us with a welcome of homemade sourdough and biscuits. The wine and chocolate were also gratefully received. The property is delightful with beautiful views over the Severn. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed (apart from a teapot

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2022

  • "Parking & Access was limited- only access to the property was through the town."

    Very limited council parking!

    Hi Jayesh - we're sorry that you found parking inconvenient and hope it didn't detract too much from the enjoyment of your holiday. There are in fact two cheap 24 hour carparks within 10 mins walk of the house, for which we supply details in our contact emails and in the information booklet supplied. With best wishes, Charlie and Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayeshDec 2021

  • "Perfect little cottage in a fabulous location."

    Warm and cosy and super comfortable beds. The owners were very welcoming and left some lovely treats for our arrival, including delicious homemade bread.

    Reviewed by PhilippaDec 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented, clean and comfortable."

    Tea, coffee, herbs and spices provided, plus a very nice bottle of wine!. Lovely welcome by Jenny. We would definitely visit the cottage again. Susan and John Colchester Essex

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "We had an excellent stay at 11 Friars street."

    The house exceeded our expectations, it was clean, homely and a very comfortable place to stay and is very central for highly town or low town. And the complimentary sourdough bread was delicious. All in all we would highly recommend this property for anyone considering a visit to Bridgnorth. We’ll certainly be back again.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "Peaceful cottage with great views over Bridgnorth."

    Very near the town centre, so very convenient for shops, pubs and restaurants. Bridgnorth is a lovely town and worth a couple of days exploring, as well as being a great base for the area. Will certainly think about coming back to explore more.

    Reviewed by MandySep 2021

  • "11 Friars Street, is well equipped and beautifully decorated making for a comfy stay."

    It is a great base to explore the local area. The owners are extremely helpful and accommodating. We would certainly recommend a stay here!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, well equipped and well placed for all local amenities."

    The outdoor space is lovely, with plenty of space for eating and relaxing, and the view on the river is stunning. Inside the owners provide more than what is generally expected (coffee, tea, spices, herbs, oils, biscuits, wine, shower gel, toilet paper etc.). The cottage has been done up with taste, the decoration is lovely, the bathroom is massive and the beds super comfy. Even the towels provided are super soft. And although car parking may be difficult in Bridgnorth, weekly parking permits are available at 2 nearby car parks for £10. The cottage is a great base for exploring Shropshire and the Black country, canoeing/kayaking on the Severn or hiking in the Shropshire hills. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by FrancoisAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice part of bridgnorth."

    . excellent presentation and the owners met us on arrival and explained all we needed to know.. Just one little thing.. access to a vacuum cleaner or just a small hand held hoover would be great.. definitely would use again..

    Thank you for your kind comments - we have taken you up on your helpful suggestion and put in a vacuum cleaner for guests to use. Hope to see you in Bridgnorth again sometime. Regards, Jenny and Charlie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Loved our stay at the cottage, gorgeous outdoor seating area to take in the amazing views."

    Made welcome by hosts on arrival who made sure we had a comfortable stay and no detail was missed we had everything we needed! Short walk to local shops and lots of good pubs and places to eat. Would definately stay again 5*.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Great cottage in a fabulous location."

    Would recommend. Well equipped and homemade bread, biscuits and wine on arrival a welcome touch.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2021

  • "It's a very welcoming and lovely cosy cottage."

    Everything there that you need. Owners very friendly and helpful. Well situated for local amenities and for travelling to other places. Lovely break away. THANK YOU.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size pull out/twin, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric log burner
  • Gas central heating with electric log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth stereo system, CD player, WiFi, selection of books and games, OS maps
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit available for one vehicle for the first night, then parking is available in a nearby long stay car park at £2.40 per day or a weekly pass for £10
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

On a small peaceful residential street just off Bridgnorth’s famous Cartway, is 11 Friars Street.

With stunning views out over the River Severn, this terraced house was built in 1780, but has been fully modernised inside while still retaining its cottage feel.

It is a short walk away from the bustling high street with its iconic half-timbered market hall, its many pubs and bars, coffee shops and restaurants.

Step through the front door and you will find yourself in a snug sitting room with comfortable armchairs and sofa, perfect for curling up with a good book, watching a film or getting competitive over a game of chess, or one of the many other board games on offer.

The historic pictures, electric woodburner in the tiled hearth and warm lighting all contribute to creating a cosy and welcoming ambience.

No detail has been left out to help you feel instantly at home. Continuing through, you enter the open-plan kitchen/diner, which is decorated in a warm contemporary style and offers all the conveniences you would expect -whether you want to rustle up a Masterchef-standard feast or just quickly bung something in the microwave.

The dining area, which comfortably seats four, offers you a space to drink, chat, plan your trips and, of course, eat, on the days when the weather discourages you from venturing outside On dry days, you will definitely want to make the most of the incredible vistas over the River Severn and stunning pink sandstone cliffs.

Drink your morning coffee and tea on the terrace outside the back door or make your way down the path to the outdoor dining area, which is guarded by Olwyn, the friendly owl.

As the sun sets behind the house, gather at the fire pit (a starter pack of kindling and wood is supplied) to drink in the views at their absolute best.

Completing the ground floor, is a convenient cloakroom with a basin and WC, so you don't have to worry about running up and down the stairs and missing too much of the conversation.

As the night draws to a close, you have a choice of two bedrooms.

The ‘Bee’ room on the first floor has a good-sized double bed, whilst the ‘Butterfly’ room, tucked in under the eaves, can be set up either with a king-size or a twin arrangement (as in the photograph).

Both rooms are beautifully decorated with a light colour scheme and bespoke, hand-painted interior furnishings.

The bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom, tiled throughout and fitted with a bath and overhead shower, where you can enjoy a leisurely soak after your day’s exploring.

Bridgnorth has plenty to offer: on England’s steepest inland funicular railway, ride the picturesque Cliff Railway that takes you from High to Low Town and the river.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling fit, take in the route that explores the ten sets of steps that historically linked the two levels of the town.

Pop into the town museum housed in the historic Burgess’s Hall above Northgate; walk via the Castle gardens, steeped in fascinating Civil War history, and cross the footbridge to the Severn Valley Railway station, from where you can take a steam train through 16 miles of beautiful countryside with attractive stops and country pubs along the way.

Or explore the river even closer up by taking a tranquil canoe trip with Canoe UK, keeping an eye out for the kingfishers and otters.

Travelling a short distance by car opens up a host of other attractions: south, the town of Bewdley, renowned for its swans and riverside pubs also houses the West Midlands Safari Park.

Go a few miles north and you come to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, cradle of the industrial revolution, with highlights including the Victorian Village at Blists Hill, Abraham Darby’s world-famous bridge and the fascinating Coalport China Museum.

Another day might take you to more ancient history with the Roman bath house at Wroxeter, to the medieval market town of Ludlow known for its incredible restaurants, or to the stunning walking and cycling to be found around Bishops Castle, Church Stretton and the Long Mynd.

Shropshire really is a hidden gem, a “staycationer’s” dream, and at 11 Friars Street you have the best possible base to explore it all from.

What memories will you make?

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About the location

BRIDGNORTH

Much Wenlock 8 miles; Ironbridge 15 miles; Shrewsbury 20 miles; Ludlow 20 miles; Church Stretton 20 miles.

The market town of Bridgnorth lies in two very distinct halves - the High Town and the Low Town - separated by the red sandstone ridge on which the town is built. The two halves are connected by winding streets and flights of steps, or there is always the steep funicular railway, enabling the weary traveller to glimpse what Charles I called "the finest view in all my kingdom". A bustling Saturday street market provides an ample excuse to explore the town and examine the castle ruins, which lean at a greater angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Flowing below is the River Severn, providing many pleasant riverside walks. The Severn Valley Railway runs between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster, and runs a variety of steam and diesel engines through picturesque country stations. In the areas surrounding Bridgnorth, there are a wealth of country parks, impressive houses, museums and picturesque Shropshire villages, as well as easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, and Ironbridge Gorge, with its 10 museums and striking landscape. The area offers excellent walking, and with the popular destinations of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Church Stretton all within easy reach, it is ideal for a visit any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas