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Glen Helen

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Madeley, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (5)
  • owners (4)
  • best (3)
  • ironbridge (3)
  • glen (3)
  • helen (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the best accommodations we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Owners very friendly and helpful. Full of unexpected extras which were much appreciated.

    Thank you for your kind comments - it was a pleasure to meet you both. You certainly got out and about visiting many places of interest. Hope you had a good journey home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Cleanest and best maintained holiday rental that I have ever had through Sykes."

    Superbly positioned for the huge range of attractions in the Ironbridge area.

    Thank you for your kind comments Lee - it was lovely to meet you and all your family. Glad you were able to get out and about despite the weather not being the best!! As you say we are in a good position to visit a lot of local attractions which is always a plus with bad weather too. The property was left in a really good clean condition and this was much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Apr 2024

  • "We visited Glen Helen over Christmas and the hosts went above and beyond to make our stay easy and special."

    The facilities are great and we had everything we needed to accommodate us and two young kids. The house has a fantastic living area, fully fitted kitchen, plenty of bedding and towels and secure access with security gate. The location is close to some lovely muddy walks, pubs and local grocery shops, as well as the children's activity venues. Can't thank the hosts enough, it was a wonderful stay

    It was so nice to welcome you all to Glen Helen for the Christmas and New Year period and we are glad you found everything to your liking. The house needed a lovely family for the festivities and you were so appreciative of everything - thank you. Thanks also for leaving Glen Helen in a clean and tidy condition. We hope 2024 is good to you and we hope we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brad5.0Dec 2023

  • "Congratulations."

    that's a bealtiful and feeling at home house. We really enjoy to stay there.

    Thank you for your kind works Clayton - it was lovely to see you and your family again - Pedro has grown so much since you last stayed with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clayton5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely clean and very well maintained home."

    In a very secure,private location,only this house and the owners property up a private driveway with electric gates so no need to worry about the kiddies escaping.The lovely welcoming owners have provided everything you could possibly need,just turn up with your clothes and toothbrush.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Glen Helen - it was a pleasure to meet you all. Your kind comments are much appreciated and we hope you will be able to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "One of the very best self-catering accommodation we've stayed in, and we've stayed in a lot."

    We received a very warm welcome. The owners have thought of everything, the extra touches are excellent. The home is very comfortable indeed, with high quality bedding and well furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped indeed. Plenty of towels were supplied. The house is in a secluded, quiet setting, within walking distance to the shops, and perfectly placed to enjoy all the museums associated with the Ironbridge Gorge. We'd happily return to Glen Helen, it really is a home from home.

    Thank you for your kind comments - it was a pleasure to welcome you all - we know you visited a lot of places of interest locally and found them to be worthwhile. So glad you found Glen Helen comfortable and restful and we do hope you will return in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb holiday cottage."

    Lovely quiet location yet not too rural. The little extras the owners left were exceptional and the cleanliness of the cottage was amazing. Ironbridge is a stone's throw away with all its attractions. Highly recommendable. Thank you Maureen and Keith.

    It was a pleasure to welcome your family to our property and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the property in a lovely clean condition on departure - much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture and front lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The driveway is shared with the property next door

The property

Tucked away in a peaceful residential area, next door to the owners family home, on the outskirts of the charming town of Madeley rests this remarkable detached holiday home, Glen Helen.

Boasting a homely and spacious interior and idyllically positioned on the edge of the Ironbridge Gorge, Glen Helen makes for the perfect base for a small family or group of friends looking to explore the delights of this sought-after region.

Pass through the secure gates and park up on the spacious driveway that greets you at the foot of this lovely dwelling before unloading your bags and stepping inside to begin your staycation in your new home-from-home.

Kick off your shoes and unwind with a moment of peace in front of the television in the charming sitting room as the glow of the electric fire gently fills the room.

When stomachs start to rumble, make your way through to the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up some tasty treats, where you'll find an array of essential amenities, including an electric oven and hob as well as a handy washing machine to freshen up your holiday attire.

Uncork a bottle of wine and gather together with your loved ones at the nearby dining table to indulge in the fruits of your labor, or make mealtimes an alfresco affair and head outdoors for a peaceful seat amongst the greenery of the garden.

As the evening grows darker, retreat indoors and climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find three well-presented bedrooms, with two sumptuous doubles nestled alongside an intimate single, each providing ample storage to unpack your belongings and make yourself at home.

In the morning, indulge in a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles in the elegant family bathroom before heading downstairs to join your guests in the bright and airy conservatory, where you can soak in the garden views as you indulge in a steaming cup of coffee.

When you don't feel like cooking, take the short stroll into the heart of Madeley to find a delicious selection of eateries to choose from, including authentic Indian cuisine at Kashmir Cafe, or enjoy a spot of traditional pub grub at the Foresters Arms.

Whilst you're in the area, be sure to visit the open-air museum at Blists Hill Victorian Town, where you can immerse yourself in life of the Victorian-era in a restored 19th-century village, or stroll along the banks of the River Severn to discover the iconic landmark of The Iron Bridge, the worlds first cast-iron bridge, dating back to 1781.

Be sure to pack your clubs and head to the golf course at the Telford Hotel to practice your swing, or venture further afield and tour the extensive grounds of the 16th century country house at Benthall Hall, now preserved by the National Trust.

Younger guests may enjoy a day out to the nearby town of Telford, where you can come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs and cute farm animals at the Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World, or if that's not your thing, board a heritage steam train at Telford Steam Railway and journey through the surrounding countryside.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with a stay at Glen Helen.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas