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Sleepy Hollow

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Jackfield near Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage offered great living space with well equipped kitchen and good size dining area as well as comfortable lounge."

    The bedrooms however were a tight squeeze but hey this is an old cottage and added to the character. The stair were fine and easily manageable. In November with cooler weather the cottage was warm and pleasant to stay. It was a shame we could not utilize the garden area which looked inviting due to the time of year. Parking was not an issue although the approach down an unmade lane was interesting and thank goodness we did not have to walk the lane as there was a short path from the cottage up to the road. Good walks from the cottage and handily placed for local pubs who do good food in both directions. Great location for exploring Ironbridge Gorge and the surrounding area and recommend a visit to Wroxeter roman city then onto Shrewsbury. Also Much Wenlock is a good trip with a visit to the Priory as well as Buildwas Abbey close by. For those energetic, a walk up The Wrekin is worthwhile for the views.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our quirky Sleepy Hollow. We look forward to welcoming you again. We are currently having the riverbank stabilised which when complete will give the opportunity to sit down on the rivers edge with a glass of wine! or a spot of fishing. All the best Colin and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair William4.4Nov 2023

  • "This was our first visit to Shropshire, and so we were really pleased to find Sleepy Hollow the perfect base to explore the lovely countryside, numerous museums, and lovely nearby towns."

    The lovely water-side garden was fantastic to chill at the end of a day out, but it was also great that there were two nice pubs just a few minutes walk away in each direction. The Cottage was really cosy and well-equipped, and the welcome basket was a lovely addition. We'll definitely be recommending to friends.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our little cottage. We are currently having the river bank stabilised which when finished will mean you can sit down at the waters edge and enjoy a glass of wine or a spot of fishing. We hope you will return to enjoy that. Best wishes Colin and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent location, right at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge."

    Easy access to pretty much anywhere in the area, we walked everywhere. Pubs galore, nice and quiet, pleasant chatty neighbours, great welcome basket and a very relaxing place to come back to at the end of a busy day. Sleepy Hollow has everything you need! Parking spot was fine for our Fiesta but could prove tricky for anything larger and access was a little tight, although you could choose to park a larger or 2nd vehicle adjacent to the Tile Museum with no issues. We really enjoyed our stay!

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and had everything you needed. We look forward to welcoming you again With best wishes Colin and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "My sister and I had a glorious time in Sleepy Hollow."

    It’s a lovely little cottage perfect for visiting Ironbridge and the surrounding area. Cottage is well equipped and very comfy. We enjoyed having our breakfast outside every morning and sitting in the garden of an evening in the gorgeous sunshine. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your time at Sleepy Hollow. We are having some work done on the riverbank and you will shortly be able to wander down to the waters edge and sit and enjoy a glass of wine! We look forward to welcoming you back Best wishes Colin and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage tastefully fitted out with all you would require for a relaxing holiday."

    But only a short drive away from many attractions worth visiting. I would recommend Sleepy hollow.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay Best wishes Colin and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, lovingly cared for, and our fourth stay."

    Quirky, full of featrures in a good sense. With one of the best welcome baskets ever, including home baked bread. Great walks both into Ironbridge along level disused railway tracks, or the opposite way along the Severn to Coalport etc.

    We were so pleased to welcome you once again to Sleepy Hollow and glad you enjoyed your stay and the welcome pack. We are currently having work carried out on the river bank and you will shortly be able to wander down to the waters edge and sit and enjoy a glass or two, or a spot of fishing. We look forward to welcoming you again Best wishes Colin and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Overall excellent - 1 thing I would add is access to IPlayer etc with a Google Chromecast eg."

    Other than that best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Lovely and warm. Nice rouches with excellent welcome pack and great for dogs. 10/10

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent welcome pack & excellent kitchen facilities!"

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Nov 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Can’t wait to come back again.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2022

  • "A quaint cottage which is beautifully presented and very well equipped."

    Best welcome pack I have experienced, very thoughtful. The property is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues due to the stairs and cottage access. The track is narrow and limited turning and parking so very large cars would struggle. Cannot fault the accommodation, first class.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Oct 2022

  • "Sleepy Hollow is a cosy and comfortable cottage."

    It was clean, well-equipped and had some very nice touches. It is in a good location and the lovely village of Ironbridge is within easy walking distance, as are other attractions. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting, very relaxing stay with great walks on the doorstep."

    Will definitely come again :)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage in a great location."

    Lovely welcome pack as well.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage and the position was ideal for walks along the river, walking to Ironbridge, Maws Craft Centre and local pubs and museums."

    However, the unmade road leading up to the cottage had quite a few potholes and it was an 'experience' every time we drove along it! We love the area and will be back.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "A deceptively light little cottage."

    Superbly situated for walking into Ironbridge and the numerous museums around the area. The welcome basket for the dog and one for ourselves was a lovely touch. The property is clean and comfortable and the instructions are easy to follow. We all had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Mandy3.8Apr 2022

  • "Its our third time at the cottage so we must like it."

    Great location, nice a quite with a nice lounge and kitchen, where you can relax and feel at home. Nice separate garden area (across the path) overlooking the river, where you can sit and have a wee glass of something. Lots of nice walks around the area, and you are just a 20 walk along the old railway to get to Iron bridge.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Apr 2022

  • "Nice little stowaway"

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Apr 2022

  • "Sleepy Hollow is an absolute little gem of a cottage."

    Far more than a holiday let, a real home from home. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, there are even towels for your dog and a basket full of bowls, brush, poo bags and toys in case you forgot to pack your dog’s own. Jackfield is a lovely little village with great walks on your doorstep. Only 1 mile walk into Ironbridge with the fabulous bridge and local shops, pubs and tearooms. The welcome pack provided by Claire and Colin was the best I’ve ever had consisting of delicious local produce including marmalade, apple juice, bacon, sausages, eggs, milk, bread and butter. Will definitely return for a second stay! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Second time staying at Sleepy Hollow which is unusual as we tend to look for a different location and don't repeat."

    Lovely little cottage in a great location, quiet with a short walk to pubs and then into Iron Bridge. You get well looked after with a welcome pack and all the information required to enjoy the area. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Aug 2021

  • "Sleepy Hollow is a pretty and very well equipped cottage in a tranquil spot but ideally situated to access all the local sights."

    There are plenty of very nice pubs overlooking the river in easy walking distance as well as the shops and cafes of Ironbridge itself. We found the area to be particularly dog friendly and generally friendly all round. The cottage is spacious and comfortable with all ‘mod cons’ without losing any of its old world charm. The cottage has some steep steps so definitely not suitable for the less mobile or young children.The sectret garden was so lovely overlooking the river and the patio furniture was functional but it would have been nice to have a comfortable deck chair or lounger as the weather was too hot to take the dog out all day so we spent a fair bit of time there. The welcome pack is spectacular with everything you need for a lovely breakfast and all wonderful local produce. There was even a big bunch of sweetpeas,gorgeous! Hope to revisit the cottage and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2021

  • "Excellent. cottage in a beautiful location, with lots of great walks on the doorstep"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and excellent COVID precautions made you feel safe."

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderfully warm and cosy and quirky."

    We loved coming back to the cottage after days out and relax. That's how we felt - relaxed. Lovely pot of jam and Apple juice and milk in the fridge awaited us on arrival - brilliant, much appreciated. The owners left instructions throughout tthe cottage during this awful climate which helped. We would definitely return to this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very well equipped"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect and the owners did everything possible to make us feel both welcome and safe, given the current situation with Covid 19."

    Booking was easy and straightforward.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderfully cosy and characterful cottage, very well appointed and with an outstanding welcome basket of local produce."

    It was out third visit.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2020

  • "Cozy lovely location great for walking the dogs with pet friendly places to eat in walking distance l."

    The cottage was well equipped it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Corrine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Listing should have mentioned the noise from the renovation next door."

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2019

  • "Disappointed not informed of major exterior building work going on at nearby cottages which disturbed the peacefulness of our holiday and limited sitting outside in the garden."

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2019

  • "Really well presented property in a great location for local attractions."

    Really good local pubs close by too! Thank you

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was really great everything was very good the sitting room was comfortable and cosy."

    The little garden was brilliant we sat out and had a glass of wine in the afternoon looking across the river and saw a otter on the opposite bank Brilliant.The starter hamper was lovely the bacon was one of the tastiest we have had Thank you Colin and Claire for a wonderful week

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Mar 2019

  • "This cottage is very quirky (in a good sense) and cosy, and very well equippped, with the owners obviously taking a lot of care to make it very welcoming."

    Part of this is an especially wonderful welcome basket. It was our second stay and we would highly recommend it for those wishing to go to Ironbridge, especially those who like to walk a little since there is a very nice stroll into town along a disused railway track.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2019

  • "We loved staying in this period cottage with all of it's quirky features."

    Although there are beams, open fires & stone floors, the cottage owners have gone out of their way to fit modern facilities with a fantastic full range which is ideal for cooking up the local Shropshire produce provided in the generous welcome pack! The cottage is situated close to Ironbridge & it's museums which is ideal; for avid geocachers like ourselves, there are walks from the doorstep across the beautiful gorge so we left the car behind for most of the week! We had deep snow for a few days so were very pleased to come back to the warmth of this cosy cottage-we will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Susanne4.1Mar 2018

  • "This is the second time we have visited this lovely cottage."

    It is charming, cosy, comfortable, clean and in a very historic, interesting and beautiful location. The welcome pack with local products was received very well. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2018

  • "Very central for good level walks and not too far from garage and little shops, as well as Ironbridge itself."

    very nice comfortable lounge and good kitchen equipment

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely quiet area, cottage was very well equipped and cosy."

    The welcome pack is very generous and delicious! Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.6Sep 2017

  • "Difficult parking due to difficult location and local geography."

    Front door difficult to open. Otherwise a great cottage with all that's needed provided.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2017

  • "We had a wonderful half term break in this very comfortable property in a great location."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2017

  • "We love sleepy hollow, fantastic location for walking to all local attractions."

    The welcome basket was a lovely touch, our dog loved the doggy biscuits. We would love to stay again soon, thank you x

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Feb 2017

  • "Everything, lt was the loveliest most characterful cottage we have stayed in, in 40 years of holidaying all over Britain, the only little criticism was the log fire, we were hopeless at keeping it alight, but luckily we only needed ito on 2 evenings, but we got very dirty!"

    The area is marvelous for visiting other beautiful towns, and the Ironbridge museums are fabulous. We do intend to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Sep 2016

  • "Garden needs attention very over grown seating table and umbrella need replacing."

    Reviewed by Trevor4.0Sep 2016

  • "The cottage is so lovely all the home comforts you could ever want."

    Spotless clean and well stocked . Beautfull place well situated for peace and quiet and tranquil surroundings. Good communication between owner and myself very helptull . Welcome box was so lovely

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Range cooker with electric double oven and 5 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock
  • Fuel, power and starter pack fire inc. in rent
  • Extra wood available on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car and free parking available outside Jackfield Tile Museum 30 seconds' walk from cottage
  • Small gravel sitting area by front door
  • Front garden with small lawns, patio, furniture, BBQ and lovely views overlooking the River Severn
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops/amenities of Ironbridge 1 mile
  • Pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is an open tread staircase at this property; therefore it may not be suitable for the infirm
  • Note: Due to there being no handrail on the open side of the staircase, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: This property is situated next to the River Severn and there is a steep drop at the bottom of the garden so please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: The garden at this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The main garden is accessed through a gate in the yew hedge across the property access path, approx 4 feet away
  • Note: Access to the property is not suitable for supermarket delivery trucks
  • Note: There is a refundable £125 good housekeeping bond payable directly to owner

The property

This delightful 19th century semi-detached cottage is in a lovely location next to the River Severn in the village of Jackfield within the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Well appointed throughout, this Ironbridge cottage provides comfortable, cosy accommodation, with character features consisting of wooden beams and trusses, as well as an open fire, all of which help to create a charming atmosphere.

Your Ironbridge cottage has two bedrooms - a double and a twin, a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen with a spacious dining area and a welcoming sitting room.

The pretty front garden overlooks the River Severn and is the perfect spot to enjoy alfresco dining.

Close to the Wrekin Way footpath, there are scenic walks and cycle trails from the cottage, plus the picturesque centre of Ironbridge is one mile away, which boasts shops, excellent pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, ten museums and the world's first iron-built bridge.

Discover country houses and gardens, medieval Shrewsbury and Ludlow, Blists Hill Victorian Village, Wroxeter Roman City and vineyard, Stokesay Castle, delightful Much Wenlock and Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland.

At the end of the day return to this superb cottage and relax with a warm drink in front of the open fire, or enjoy the river views with a glass of wine on a balmy summer's evening.

Note: There is a refundable £125 good housekeeping bond payable directly to owner.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Ironbridge 1 mile; Much Wenlock 6 miles; Bridgnorth 12 miles.

The village of Jackfield is situated on the banks of the River Severn, which flows through the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge and is part of this famous World Heritage Site, home to the world's first iron-built bridge, built 1777-79. Jackfield stands on the Wrekin Way footpath, providing many scenic walks and cycle trails. It is also home to the impressive Tile Museum and well-known Boat Inn. The centre of Ironbridge is one mile away, today one of the country's most delightful tourist attractions. Situated in a lovely wooded valley in the heart of Shropshire, the pretty village has 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, where you can step back in time. Discover the historic towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many National Trust properties and the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City.

Note: There is a refundable £125 good housekeeping bond payable directly to owner.