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The Garden Lodge

Upton Cressett near Bridgnorth, Shropshire (Ref. 1048656)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • “Excellent friendly hosts.”

    Quiet comfortable accommodation. Unexpected extras. First class.

    Quiet comfortable accommodation. Unexpected extras. First class.

    - Mrs Bradley, September 2021

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. .


  • 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.

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About the location


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