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Coach House at Old Vicarage

(Ref. 1095095)

Madeley, Shropshire Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A superb Coach House converted to a very high standard with large kitchen dinner and lounge, there is a shower room with toilet and two bedrooms (one with an on-suit shower room but no toilet) and the property is situated close by to all amenities and a short distance to many historical sites around the Ironbridge area; in fact walking distance to Blists Hill Victorian museum."

    The Coach House is located next to St Michael's delightful Georgian built anglican church and in the grounds of the Georgian Old Vicarage, which has historic links to John Wesley and the early Christian Methodist movement. After the battle of Worcester during the English Civil War, prince Charles, who was later to become Charles ll King of England, was hidden in the village and in other locations not to distant away, which can be visited. One can therefore follow part of Charles's trail as he journeyed to Bristol and then on to Brighton to escape to France. The owners of this property are very helpful and friendly and add pleasure and to one's stay.

    Many thanks for such comprehensive feedback. There is so much to discover about the area and its significance. Blists Hill and the associated sites help with imagining how life was in Victorian times but as you have pointed out there is lots more beside this. Thanks also for your kind observations about the property, it was a pleasure meeting you all. Kind regards Nick and Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Nov 2023

  • "Second visit, lovely welcome."

    A well equipped comfortable cottage near shops and pubs. A good base for visiting Ironbridge Gorge Museums, in fact Blists Hill Victorian Town is in walking distance. Would benefit from written instructions for induction hob, extractor fan( which was hidden) and TV. Lovely hosts Nick and Clare. Many thanks

    Thank you so much for taking time to give us some feedback. It was great to see you again and a pleasure to host. We will make sure we update the Information folder to include the instructions you have mentioned. Thanks again and best wishes Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and spacious."

    Wonderful location and excellent, friendly hosts.

    Hi Paul Thanks for the kind feedback. It was lovely to meet you and a pleasure hosting you. Kind regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "It is an absolutely delightful property in the grounds of a stunning house."

    We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and enjoyed getting to know the area with all its fascinating history and lovely walks. We will certainly be recommending it to friends and family.

    Hi Helen Thanks for taking time to add your review, we value all feedback. It was a pleasure to host you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your break. Kind Regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great week again thanks to the hospitality from Claire & Nick."

    Cottage well equipped and convenient!

    It was great to welcome you back not least as one of the very earliest of guests and one of now several who have chosen a return visit. Thanks as always. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dwayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The location and cottage was lovely."

    Our only surprise was that there were none of the normal consumables we have always found in Sykes Cottages. No washing up liquid, handwash, shampoo, spare rubbish bags and no spare toilet rolls. We were able to buy them in the local Tesco but I would suggest that these are relatively cheap for the owners to provide. It would also have been really helpful to have a map of Madeley in the information folder. Showing things to do in Madeley including the Community Orchard which we came upon by chance, the actual footpath to Blists Hill and anything else that would be worth a visit. The temperature in the main shower was also difficult to control. It was not possible to have a cool shower.

    We are so sorry that you were disappointed in anyway. It would have been great to have heard some of these comments during your visit as we always provide washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets in the kitchen and a spare toilet roil is kept in the vanity unit. The kitchen has a twin bin for general waste and recycling with the larger outdoor bins across the courtyard. It is rare that people need more capacity, But again additional bags are available upon request. In common with many modern showers, the thermostatic control has a safety button to press when moving from warm to hot and having had a quick look I must assume that it needs to be pressed to allow you to select the cooler settings also. You did mention the shower to us and we offered to get a plumber in but after leaving you 3 messages and getting no reply we had assumed you had overcome this issue. There is also a bowl with a wide selection of leaflets covering local activities. Nevertheless, We are so pleased you enjoyed both the cottage and were able to take full advantage of the location. Thanks for the feedback and best regards. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noreen4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely clean, spacious cottage."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the surrounding area. Secure parking.

    Thank you so much for taking time to post your review, and thank you too for your kind observations. So pleased you enjoyed the property and the local area. Best wishes. Nick and Clare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very well appointed, good for all Ironbridge museums, well within walking distance."

    Hi Kenneth Thank you so much for taking time to complete your review. It was good to meet you and we appreciate your kind comments. Nick and Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful property, very well equipped, spacious, extremely comfortable and spotless throughout."

    It’s well placed for visiting all the delightful sights and scenery of Shropshire and beyond into Wales. The Blists Hill Victorian town is just a few minutes walk away. Thank you Clare and Nick for your warm welcome and helpfulness. We hope to return.

    Hi Angela Many thanks for your kind observations. It was a pleasure to host you and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back. Kind regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "A warm welcome from Nick, the owner, and helpful input and advice throughout our stay."

    Our first visit to the county, we found the Coach House to be perfectly located to explore the delights of Shropshire. There's so much history, so much to discover; from the Ironbridge Museums to the Roman town at Wroxeter, Medieval Ludlow and the stunning Wenlock Priory. We will be back...

    Hi David So pleased that you enjoyed the local area and found the Coach House central to your stay. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back. Enjoy the summer! Best regards Nick and Clare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property was as described."

    Had everything that we needed. Beds were especially comfortable. Meet by hosts who provided us al we needed to know. Location provided an ideal base to explore the Ironbridge museums and nearby by NT. properties, Excellant pub grub nearby The Shakespere, Wooden Bridge, and Surees (tai) Thanks foran enjoyable holiday.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and exploring much of what the local area has to offer. It was our pleasure to host you. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is very spacious and is equipped to a very high standard both in the quality of the accommodation and in the wide range of amenities on offer."

    We were greeted by the owner who made us feel at home from the outset It is located just a 7 minute drive from Blists Hill museum, if this is part of your plan this is where to stay

    Thanks for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Our stay at the Coach House was excellent the owners Clare & Nick were very welcoming on our arrival."

    The property is well appointed and suited our needs. We would definitely book The Coach House again when next in the area. The Coach House is ideally positioned to visit local attractions Blists Hill Victorian Town only minutes away by car.

    Thanks for the positive comments. We would certainly look forward to hosting you again next time you’re in the area. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Apr 2023

  • "We arrived at the Coach House on the exact date that we had got married in St Michael's Church next door 50 years ago."

    Madeley has changed! It is still a good base for exploring Shropshire. The Coach House is a very well-equipped, comfortable property with high-quality bedding. It is tastefully decorated and we felt warmly welcomed by Clare and Nick. Thanks for our Golden Week.

    It was lovely to host you both and share our respective knowledge of the history of both the Old Vicarage and the Coach House. We also learned a great deal about the wildlife in the garden. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards Nick & Clare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic. Location was handy for the shops,and the Iron Bridge Gorge Museams."

    Blist Hill is a short walk from the Coach House . The owners gave us a great welcome I would recormend this to any one who vists this area

    It is always great to receive good feedback and we thank you for your kind comments. There is so much do in this area with 10 Museums available on one ticket including Blists Hill Victorian Town which is a short walk away and has many themed weekends throughout the year. A short car journey takes you to historic towns like Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Thanks again. Nick & Clare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my stay , would highly recommend."

    Thanks for taking time to review your stay. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Best regards Nick & Clare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our experience of The Coach House can be described in two words……absolutely perfect."

    Over the years we have stayed in several holidays cottages, in different parts of the country and while they have been great this one has been the best. Our welcome was warm and friendly, the cottage is superb, the location and places to visit just wonderful. I can thoroughly recommend The Coach House.

    Many thanks for your kind comments. We are both so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Coach House, and it was a pleasure welcoming you. We are certainly spoiled for choice in things to do locally, even at this time of the year! Thank you again. Nick and Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very clean & comfortable property."

    Excellent location for Blist’s hill and other attractions of this lovely area. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Overall an excellent property and a great stay.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and exploring all the local area has to offer. It was a pleasure to host you. Nick and Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage - well equipped and very comfortable."

    Location was excellent especially for visiting the Ironbridge Gorge museums with local amenities on the doorstop. The owners Nick and Claire were extremely friendly and very approachable. We enjoyed so much we've just booked for another week in the autumn. Thanks very much. Jayne and Mal Sims

    Jayne & Mal Thank you so much for your kind comments. We so look forward to welcoming you back in the Autumn. Have a lovely Summer. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely quiet spot to stay."

    Very clean and spacious. Great place for walking. Supermarket within easy few minutes walk. Lovely and helpful owners. Pity no pub with good food a bit closer.

    Thanks for the feedback. We note that you have rated us a 3 out of 4 for each criteria, being 1 mark off in each case, but take heart from your your kind and positive comments. There are a great many pubs and restaurants in the area offering a wide range of menus and price points. the nearest offering substantial meals are typically about 20-30 minutes walk or a few minutes by car. The local taxi service is pretty good if you fancy a drink or two with your meal on a winter's evening. Thanks again. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Feb 2023

  • "Host was very helpful."

    Location was excellent. Beds comfortable. TV did not link to terestrial channels so we had a little problem understanding how to get programmes, written instructions would have been useful. Only real drawback was we didn't read the description carefully enough so we were surprised to find the ensuite did not have a toilet.

    Reviewed by John3.4Jan 2023

  • "The Coach House is beautiful, everything is provided for a really comfortable, luxurious and relaxed stay."

    It gives the illusion of being isolated as its so quiet, but it's so close to all the amenities you could possibly require. Hosts are so welcoming and friendly, the welcome package was very much appreciated. We loved staying here, now trying to work out when we can come back.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jan 2023

  • "What can I say, other than Fantastic."

    The Coach house is very well appointed - everything you need for a relaxing break and perfectly located as a base to visit all the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The kitchen is very well equipped and spacious - in the fridge waiting for us was milk, butter and a loaf on the side which was a lovely touch. The living room has two very large comfortable settees and an enormous TV. Upstairs the bedrooms are a good size with very comfortable beds, one with an ensuite shower which was lovely and powerful. The main bathroom with its again powerful walk in shower was a pleasure to use. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Nick the owner, who handed the keys over and explained everything. He explained where all the local facilities were (Tesco's a 2 minute walk) and how to get there. He recommended The Woodbridge Inn on the banks of the River Severn for food and it didn't disappoint. He also recommended The All Nations Inn on Coalport Road, an 8 minute walk, all be it down the hill, for quality Cask Ale and a friendly pub. Again we were not disappointed, spending most evenings in there chatting to the very friendly locals, as though we were ones ourselves and been going there for years. Overall - one of the best Sykes Cottages we have been to.

    Phil It was great to meet and host you. We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your time in the area, not least as you were celebrating a special occasion. Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were warmly welcomed to the Coach House at the Old Vicarage by Nick, the owner."

    It is a gem of a place to stay at - a sensitively converted Coach House with a modern and extremely comfortable and well equipped interior. In short, the perfect base for touring Ironbridge Gorge and surrounding Shropshire countryside - which was at its best with all the Autumnal colours everywhere during our stay. Thank you again Nick and Clare

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Very comfortable and clean. Would recommend. Very helpful owners on site. Just one criticism booklets how to work things would be helpful. Other than that 10 out of 10 would definitely stay there again

    Hi Kathleen So pleased you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for taking time to provide this helpful feedback. I have begun to assemble a room by room set of documents to cover the equipment provided so hope that will help. Technology moves so fast these days! Kind regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the coach house, the house was well equipped, clean and beautifully furnished with everything needed for an enjoyable time."

    We also enjoyed the peace and quiet and the access to all of the amenities which were close by. All in all a lovely holiday and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house,well equipped would definitely recommend"

    Many thanks for the feedback. It was a pleasure to host you all. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2022

  • "This was our first visit to Shropshre and we could not have picked a better holiday cottage than the Coach House."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with everything you could possibly want provided to the highest standard. Nick and Clare were the perfect hosts being extremely helpful and have created a wonderful cottage ideally located for exploring Shropshire, with Ironbridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town close by.

    Hi Malcolm Thank you for your kind appraisal, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back anytime you you might want to explore more of what Shropshire can offer. Kind regards. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is well equipped, to a very good standard and located near the Ironbridge Gorge Museums."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and the owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and respond to any requests. The beds and furnishings were very comfortable and we did feedback that it would be good to have the option of a lighter duvet (which is a minor point) We loved our visits to Ludlow Castle, Attingham Park and RAF Cosford. The Shropshire countryside is beautiful and we would definitely return. Thank you Nick and Claire

    Hi Helena Thank you so much for your kind comments. we have noted your point on a choice of different TOG values for duvets and hope to offer options soon. It was a pleasure having you stay, and when you return to Shropshire we do hope you will keep the Coach House in your thoughts. Thanks again. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helena4.4Sep 2022

  • "Clean, spacious, and well-appointed accommodation coming with a warm welcome from helpful owners."

    Very convenient for the village shops, Ironbridge, and the museums. A good base from which to explore the locality and other tourist attractions.

    Thanks for taking time to feedback. So many of our guests have commented on how much there is to do in the area, the Severn Valley Railway ( at Bridgnorth and canoeing on the River Severn ( are just a couple of options not mentioned in the property description. Thanks again. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic property with absolutely great hosts"

    Richard Thanks for your review, great to meet you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at The Coach House."

    Nick and Claire great hosts, there if you needed them but not intrusive. Very central to all locations and only 5 mins from Blists Hill Victorian Town, which is well worth the visit. Food wise you must try The Shakespeare Inn, brilliant, particularly the Sunday Roast !!! Will definitely be back to Shrewsbury and will definitely be back to The Coach House. Once again thank you Nick and Claire for a wonderful stay.

    So kind of you to take time to review your stay. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to the possibility of seeing you again. Many thanks Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property is a hidden gem and very well appointed and comfortable, with lots to do locally and everything you need close by."

    The property owners could not do enough for you and their local knowledge of places to eat and drink was excellent.

    Many thanks for your kind comments, it was an absolute pleasure to host you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best regards Nick and Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very friendly and welcoming owners."

    Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Lovely little courtyard to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Great base from which to explore.

    Thank you so much for taking time to feedback to us. It was our pleasure to host you and we were so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were the second guests that stayed in the Coach house, and it was a great experience."

    Claire & Nick give us a really warm and welcome feeling and helped with any questions we had, it feld as if we were friends . The Coach house feels really luxury with 2 great bedrooms as also the bathroom which feld luxury . Thank you very much Nick & Claire, for sure we like to come back and visit again ! Th

    Many thanks for the feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay, and look forward to a possible return visit. Kind regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by K5.0May 2022

  • "We were the very 1st people to stay here & everything (apart from dishwasher) was brand new & has been set out with a high standard."

    Nick & Claire are a great couple & were on hand with any questions we had. We felt that we were home to home & loved our stay here, didnt want to leave. The cottage is in a great place to visit lots of things around the area. The Victorian Village is in walking distance & well worth a visit. We are members of National Trust & found loads of places to visit around. We only stayed 4 nights but wished we had longer time there. We would highly recommend a stay here & would love to go back in the future. Thank you Nick & Claire for letting out your beautiful cottage & we hope to see you again.

    Hi It was a pleasure to have you stay and we would both like to thank you so much for the feedback it has been very helpful in trying to ensure that future guests have everything they need to make their stay at the Coach House complete. We look forward to welcoming you back with the possibility of a return visit. Kind Regards Nick & Clare Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with flame-effect and Opti-myst smoke effect electric fire
  • Gas central heating with flame-effect and Opti-myst smoke effect electric fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, hairdryers
  • TV, WiFi, a selection of books and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Shared courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are fitted vertical awnings in the courtyard that offer a means of separating the shared space into two, offering greater privacy if required

The property

Settled in the grounds of a Grade II listed vicarage in the sought-after area of Madeley, Shropshire, is this fashionable, detached property, Coach House at Old Vicarage.

Located in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the Old Vicarage is steeped in history, having been home to John Fletcher, a close friend of Charles Wesley and the founders of Wesleyan Church.

Behind the Listed gate piers is an enclosed area with parking in the grounds, perfect for two couples.

Step inside to discover the spacious kitchen/diner, certain to entice budding chefs with its electric oven and hob; when dishes are piping hot, gather at the dining table and toast to your hideaway.

Moving through the home, admire the hard wooden floors as you locate the sitting room, bright and airy with a TV to find your favourite shows and a sofa to curl up with a good book.

Throw open the solid wooden gates and let the light floor in, or unwind in the communal garden area, here you can savour a cup of tea on the furniture and soak in the history of your location.

As the weather turns cool, retire inside, and climb upstairs to discover two beautifully presented king-size bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower and both offering high, vaulted ceilings with featured shutters.

Awaken with a rinse in the shower room before rustling a home-cooked meal in the kitchen area or take a short stroll to a quirky café.

For a quick pint there is Six Bells, Madeley, whilst a longer stroll will take you to the All Nations Inn, a historic brew-house and true community pub.

To stock up on essentials, head to Boulton's Butchery, where you'll find fresh, locally sourced meats, a magnificent deli counter and a selection of artisan breads, why not grab some tapas or popcorn for a movie night in Surrounded by scenic walks and a network of cycling trails, head to one of the ten local museums that celebrate the areas industrial heritage, or head to the heart of Telford through the greenery of Telford Town Park or embark on a hike along the South Telford Heritage Trail.

Be sure to visit the ancient village of Ironbridge, here you can meander along the first cast iron bridge or stroll along the River Severn.

Close-by is the Blists Hill Victorian Town, an open-air museum with a traditional fish and chip shop adding to the sights, sounds and smells of the late 19th and early 20th Century.

For those wishing to explore a little further afield, Weston Park and Attingham Park offer great walks and historic country houses; Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow are historic towns each with their own character, whilst the RAF Museum at Cosford is free and boasts fascinating Cold War exhibits.

For an escape to Shropshire with much to see and do, choose Coach House at Old Vicarage.

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About the location


Telford 4 miles; Shrewsbury 16.4 miles; Wolverhampton 17.4 miles.

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of the sought-after region of Shropshire, rests the charming town of Madeley. Founded before the 8th century and mentioned in the Domesday Book, the town now plays home to a fantastic selection of amenities, including a host of well-stocked shops, delicious eateries and a bustling high-street. Try your hand at a new skill with a visit to the Snowboard & Ski Centre, tour the open-air living museum at Blists Hill Victorian Town, or test your swing with a round of golf at the Telford Hotel. Within easy reach is the bustling town of Telford, where you can come face-to-face with animals from around the world at the Exotic Zoo, or get dressed to the nines and enjoy a night on the town. Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton are slightly further afield, both well-worth a visit. With plenty to see and do, Madeley has much to offer its visitors.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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