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The Garden Lodge

Upton Cressett near Bridgnorth, Shropshire (Ref. 1048656)

4.9

(23 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "If you book The Garden Lodge you will not be disappointed - it is a little gem!"

    Liz and Andrew are fantastic hosts and have thought of everything even giving you a choice of duvet weight, size of towels etc way beyond the usual. The welcome hamper was another delight with bacon, sausages, black pudding and fresh eggs plus lots of extras. The lodge is set in their beautiful garden with lots of birds and wildlife. Where better to relax with lots of places to visit in the locality. Many thanks Liz and Andrew for making us feel so welcome we hope to visit again in the future. Hugh & Lesley

    Reviewed by HughJun 2022

  • "Excellent hosts; amazingly peaceful surroundings; superb garden and gardeners; wonderful wildlife and especially bird watching."

    Many thanks Liz and Andrew. P+M

    Reviewed by MargaritaApr 2022

  • "We received a warm welcome on our arrival at the Garden Lodge."

    The hosts willingly share their knowledge of the wildlife that visits their beautiful garden, and we felt privileged to be able to spend time there. Waking each morning to the sight and sound of a variety of birds in the trees was delightful. The Garden Lodge was inviting, warm and bright. It had everything that we could possibly have needed for our stay. The attention to detail was second to none and the Welcome Pack on arrival was a very pleasant bonus. Many thanks to Liz and Andrew. We had a very enjoyable stay at the Garden Lodge. Not only will we return but we will recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by AnitaMar 2022

  • "Had a really lovely stay at the lodge, couldn't fault it ."

    It was in a peaceful location set in the garden area which in the summer would be lovely to sit it.The lodge was nicely furnished ,clean ,comfortable, and had all you needed for a pleasant stay. The owners were friendly and helpful if you needed anything but allowed you all the privacy you wanted. The welcome pack was the best one we have ever had and was much appreciated. An added bonus were the different birds there including a nuthatch and a splendid cock pheasant. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful garden and a very well furnished and equipped lodge."

    The owners were very helpful and offered lots of advice about where to eat and visit in the local area. We have already booked our next visit.

    Hello Teena Thank you. A returning guest is the biggest compliment we can have! We look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Liz & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeenaFeb 2022

  • "I had a wonderful, relaxing week at Lodge Cottage, there was everything I needed and more and Liz and Andrew could not have been nicer."

    It is a bird lover,s paradise, on opening my bedroom curtains on the first morning there were 12/13 pheasants about 6ft. from my window, amazing, also a nuthutch. The Lodge is set in wonderful gardens with a woodland at the rear, it was so peaceful. There are two old pubs that do a good carvery within easy distance, as is Bridgnorth. Would highly recommend The Lodge for a peaceful break.

    Thank you Nancy for such lovely feedback. We really appreciate it and it was a pleasure to meet you. The pheasants keep coming, we think they are missing you :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by NancyFeb 2022

  • "Loverly change of scenery."

    peaceful and quiet short break. Just what we needed following a family Christmas. Good selection of pub restaurants nearby.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we're glad you had an enjoyable stay and maybe you might visit us again in the future. Liz & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2021

  • "The place was excellent and the people were really friendly and helpful and I would recommend this property to anyone"

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay earlier this month."

    The lodge was very comfortable and more spacious than appeared in the photographs. The owners certainly went over and above to ensure our expectations were exceeded, even offering a choice of duvet weight and towel size, and we don't think the welcome pack will ever be beaten. Unfortunately we weren't able to take advantage of the wonderful outside seating areas, but enjoyed a drizzly walk exploring the beautiful garden. The location of the property was ideal for exploring the area, whilst remaining a tranquil spot to return to each evening.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "Garden Lodge is excellent, really special in every way."

    Although there is one tiny step into the property & a step up into the shower that did not hinder my mobility issues at all. It was a sheer joy to stay somewhere in which the owners have thought of everything in order to make your holiday relaxing, enjoyable and pleasurable. The country garden & Lodge is a delight. It is a holiday we will never forget. The owners great care and enthusiasm for both guests and their hideaway home is second to none. We were greeted with smiles from both Liz & Andrew, along with a refreshing social distanced cup of tea & natter in the garden. This couple are amazing. It may be their first season but they both would make great tutors for fellow holiday home owners. THANK YOU. The James, Devon

    Reviewed by RossOct 2021

  • "Had a very warm welcome by Liz and Andrew."

    Property well maintained and an ideal location for a relaxing quiet break in the country. Suitable for singles or one couple.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2021

  • "The Garden Lodge is a beautiful place to stay."

    It is extremely comfortable and well appointed with attention to detail making our stay a very relaxing and therapeutic one. The accommodation opens out onto such an incredible garden to explore. We were made to feel very much at home as the owners are so welcoming and helpful. It is one of our best holidays!

    Reviewed by PatOct 2021

  • "Excellent friendly hosts."

    Quiet comfortable accommodation. Unexpected extras. First class.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break in Shropshire at this lovely wooden cottage set in magnificent gardens."

    Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and did everything to ensure that our stay was enjoyable. The cottage was well decorated and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. It is a great base for exploring the area, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock, Cosford museum and several historic houses such as Whitwick Manor and Stokesay castle.

    Reviewed by ReubenAug 2021

  • "The Garden Cottage is in an idyllic setting in Liz and Andrew’s stunning garden in a peaceful rural location."

    The cottage is well appointed and equipped and thoughtfully and attractively laid out. For a very comfortable stay. Liz and Andrew have the perfect balance as hosts. They are friendly, accommodating and helpful though give guests space . We were made to feel very welcome and would definitely do a return visit to this charming place.

    Reviewed by JudeAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable accomodation in a buetiful setting and very peaceful"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay with lovely hosts ."

    Garden Lodge was all that we were hoping for and more We were made really welcome and brilliant welcome pack .Garden was so nice to wander around.Thoroghly enjoyed our stay will be back when we can.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "Liz and Andrew were lovely, helpful, friendly hosts that made us feel very welcome."

    The lodge was extremely clean and comfortable. Lovely garden, thank you for sharing it with us. the welcome pack was a lovely unexpected touch, with great tasting food. Overall, it was a lovely relaxing holiday we would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2021

  • "The cottage is set in lovely quiet garden in the Shropshire countryside with Bridgnorth is only a short drive away."

    Liz gave us a warm welcome. We had a very useful welcome pack which meant that we didn't need to shop on our first day. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Sally and David

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2021

  • "Lovely garden."

    Everything we needed .felt like a home from home.

    Reviewed by DennisJun 2021

  • "We arrived in the pouring rain and Liz immediately came to greet us and helped to carry our bags to the cottage."

    There was a welcome pack to greet us with lots of goodies in. The cottage was lovely and warm which was just what was needed on such an awful day. The rest of our stay was dry and we were able to wander round the lovely garden and sit in the sun when it was out! The owners could not have been nicer and we had a lovely few days. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Peaceful location."

    All ground floor. Idyllic garden.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "We are highly honoured to be the first guests here."

    .Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish..so tranquil in the beautiful gardens & the owners are so lovely & welcoming..everything you could think of is catered for..you really only need to bring a toothbrush!! Would highly recommend & will definitely be back! Thankyou again Liz & Andy xx

    Reviewed by KerryMay 2021

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric wall heaters and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shared use of owner's mature garden and patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: Open ponds in the garden, please take care.

The property

Bridgnorth 3.9 miles.The Garden Lodge is a delightful, single storey lodge set in the owner’s extensive mature garden, within the hamlet of Criddon.

The lodge was a former Air Force barracks wash house but now offers a romantic retreat for couples looking to escape normal life and see what Shropshire has to offer.

Boasting an open-plan living space, here you can prepare home-cooked meals within the kitchen before settling down in front of the TV, choosing a good film to watch as you ease into the evening.

Move into the double bedroom to catch your rest, housing ample storage plus an en-suite shower room where you prepare for the day.

The wow factor of this property is the gorgeous garden, boasting almost an acre of mature trees and shrubs, making this is an ideal base for any naturalist or garden lover.

The patio area is perfect for alfresco dining on a balmy evening or for sitting under the stars toasting marshmallows over the firepit.

Venture into Bridgnorth in search of a souvenir to take back home, before stopping off at a traditional pub or restaurant to quench your thirst and sample a delicious meal.

The surrounding area is filled with natural beauty; explore 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, considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

History lovers will be drawn to the 16th century Elizabethan manor, Upton Cressett Hall or the remains of Bridgnorth Castle, a 12th century structure that was demolished upon Oliver Cromwell’s orders.

The River Severn is not far away and provides an idyllic setting for riverside walks and cycles.

The Garden Lodge offers a delightful base for couples to call home, providing access to many quaint towns and villages in Shropshire. .

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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