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The Olde Drill House

Ironbridge, Shropshire (Ref. 1071443)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage , good facilities, manage to park ok,would have been better with a smaller car, put recycling out for owners, wasn't collected, good holiday."

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2022

  • "A great house."

    Comfortable, warm and everything you need for a break away. Perfect as a base for exploring the surrounding area. We didn't attempt the drive up to the house and parked on the adjacent road, which is also narrow but manageable. Being located near the top of the valley the house has got fantastic views, it's a short walk to the centre of Ironbridge and is a steep walk back. Ironbridge itself is a fabulous place, we loved our time spent here. Blists Hill was good but overpriced if you're only going to visit one of the museums in the group. I'd recommend Surees Kitchen, expensive but excellent quality. The only thing missing from the house were tea towels!

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this property,the Christmas decorations were a lovely touch and you could see that a lot of care had gone into the decor."

    The view of the gorge was amazing and couldn't fault the location.You need to be quite fit to walk to the property but that allows more calories.Parking is an issue so don't book if driving is not your forte

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, brilliant views over the iron bridge."

    As mentioned in previous reviews, access roads to the accommodation are steep and narrow. The garage is a bonus but it is tricky getting in and out , small car is needed! There is no microwave oven at the property which wasn’t a problem for us , but may be for some. Fantastic shower!!!!

    Reviewed by GarryOct 2021

  • "When we arrived ironbridge the main road was out off action caused by resurfacing, this stopped restaurants and shops on this road not functioning as normal."

    Might have been a good idea to inform customers about any disruptions that may cause problems for them. Just an idea for your future clients.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2021

  • "Well the one let down In the bathroom was no protective screen around the bath water quite hot n powerfully and soaked everywhere Impossible le to use as a handheld shower big problem."

    Secondly the Address for the place our Sat Nav took us to St Luke's Road got up to No 4 and were told how to get to Church lane which was not much wider. We scroped our car reversing down which is now a big repair bill for us. I feel this address should be in Red Capitals as a matter of urgency as you provide so much information the address which appears higher up the info. After jotting down any other info regarding narrow entrance gets missed. After a long journey the above HAS TOBE POINTED OUT VERY VERY CLEARLY AND BOLDLY SAT NAVS TAKE U TO THE ADDRESS.

    Reviewed by BridgetSep 2021

  • "Ironbridge is a lovely destination and you could happily spend a week walking in and around the town."

    It was a bonus that our beetle easily fit in the garage although some skill is needed to reverse down the road.

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2021

  • "The Cottage was conveniently placed to get around Ironbridge on foot, everything within easy reach."

    Lack of garden did not detract, even with 2 dogs. Neighbours, were all welcoming & informative of places to eat & visit which were not necessarily on the tourist radar Use of garage is brilliant, be aware no big cars unless happy reversing backdown the hill(not far to be truthful) Looking forward to booking in again & have already recommended it to family & friends

    Reviewed by PennyAug 2021

  • "Great place, super clean and well equipped."

    Sofa needs replacing as very uncomfortable. No info pack ( that we could find) Steep, narrow roads to access- need to be highlighted- must be mobile and not easy to park. We really enjoyed our stay though

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "We were the first guests to stay at the property and it didn’t disappoint."

    There was plenty to see and do in Ironbridge, lots of different places to eat and the accommodation was spot on; it was comfortable, very clean, there was plenty of space, it had everything you need for a short break and the views were amazing! My tips/suggestions: If driving bring a small car if you want to make use of the properties garage. A small car will also make driving a little easier as the roads near the property are very narrow in places. Having access to a car is great but try to explore as much as you can on foot; Ironbridge and the surrounding areas are beautiful. There are plenty of places to eat but not all of them are open every day, so make note and book in advance to avoid disappointment during peak periods.

    Reviewed by JudeJul 2021

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The property

Resting in an elevated position and overlooking the village of Ironbridge and the River Severn is this fabulous end-terrace cottage.

Retaining its original features, with exposed brickwork and beams, along with contemporary finishes, this is a superb setting for a family of five's next Shropshire adventure.

Upon arrival, take in those truly spectacular views over the river before parking up in the handy off-road spot and the secure garage; additionally, the garage has storage space for bikes and canoes, giving you more opportunities to partake in a variety of activities.

Enter the property to find a marvellous kitchen/diner, where the chef of the group can cook to their heart's content on the fabulous gas range and the wealth of appliances available; close-by is a utility room with a handy washing machine!

After enjoying dinner at the nearby dining table, continue to the bar room, where you can socialise and catch up about your riverside ramblings as the drinks flow!

The sitting room awaits you upstairs, with a plush l-shape sofa, armchair and a large wall-mounted TV to enjoy a movie night with; the room has a characterful feel with its vaulted ceiling, stylishly painted beams and French doors that lead to a Juliet balcony.

As the day draws to a close, choose between two fantastic bedrooms to enjoy a well-earned rest in, one being a king-size with ample built-in storage and an en-suite shower room, the other being a twin room with chic finishes and brilliant views out to the hills; the king-size is served by wall-mounted TV, perfect for those wanting more private entertainment.

The family bathroom isn't far, with sleek, marble detailing and a bath with a convenient hand-held shower.

Venture into Ironbridge to find your necessities, stop at The White Hart Restaurant for a relaxed atmosphere and fine dining before exploring the rest of the village.

Walk down to the Iron Bridge to admire the fantastic vista, before learning of the region's history in the Museum of The Gorge and embarking on the walking trail to the Blists Hill Victorian Town where you can visit its Living Museum.

Travel north to Telford and enjoy a tournament at the Horsehay Village Golf Centre, take the kids to the Exotic Zoo for a hands-on experience with animals or visit the magical Wonderland theme park for a day filled with rides and fun!

Venture south to Bridgnorth and view the remains of Bridgnorth Castle and its Gardens, ascend the sandstone cliffs to Bridgnorth's High Town on its famed Cliff Railway and end the day with a scenic picnic at Severn Park.

Be sure to visit the picturesque town of Shrewsbury with its ample independent shops, historical landmarks and stunning architecture; if you'd rather partake in more outdoors activities, travel further afield to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is so much fun to be had in Shropshire from the excellent The Olde Drill House.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with Juliet balcony
  • Bar room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range with oven and hob, Nespresso coffee machine, wine fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, Sky, Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car on first come, first served basis with additional parking in garage for 1 small car
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are steps within the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor, please take care
  • Note: There is storage for bikes and canoes in the garage
  • Note: The low window in the king-size room will have child locks on it

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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