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The Olde Drill House

(Ref. 1136311)

Ironbridge, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved this place, lovely features and done to a high standard."

    The location is perfect, very peaceful with great views of the Ironbridge gorge looking down over the bridge, Only a few minutes walk into Ironbridge to visit its shops, cafes and attractions. The majority of the attractions are within walking distance or only a short drive away. Come home having had a totally relaxing and enjoyable week in this quirky and comfortable accommodation. We would be disappointed if the Olde Drill House wasn’t available for a return visit to the area.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything was spot on, parking was a bit of a nightmare but got sorted."

    The only thing was it was quite cold and although there were radiators everywhere there was no instructions on how to use the heating and we didn't want to mess with the boiler..

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in a lovely house."

    We left a small handwritten note behind with a couple of observations. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2024

  • "The only drawback was the parking arrangements but that is due to the nature of the area."

    Maybe a clearer way if advising where to park maybe with photos so people know what to expect! The house itself was lovely and comfortable and the area of Ironbridge beautiful and restful (apart from the hills!) We really enjoyed our stay here

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Feb 2024

  • "Handrail on the stairs is loose."

    More toilet rolls should be provided. Bin bags would also have been good - there were none. Second bathroom should have a shower screen and shelving to put toiletries on. Hanging rail if not a small wardrobe should be in the twin bedroom - there was nowhere to hang clothing. Re cleanliness, there were hairs and spillage on top of the microwave and dusty skirting boards

    Hi there and thank you for your feedback. Will check on the handrail and get this fixed and feedback to cleaners regarding microwave and skirting boards. There is a large built in wardrobe in the main bedroom so for the second bedroom we just have some hooks on the wall and coat hangers (although they do keep going missing)! The main bathroom is just a bath so don’t feel the need for a screen of any sort. Despite this I hope you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Feb 2024

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with Juliet balcony
  • Bar room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range with oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, wine fridge
  • 2 x TV, 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
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, River Severn 0.2 miles
  • 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

The property

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

Retaining its original features, with exposed brickwork and beams, along with contemporary finishes, this is a superb setting for a family of four, for a 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 on your riverside ramblings as the drinks flow!

The sitting room awaits you upstairs, with a plush corner 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

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