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189 Abbey Foregate

Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 983807)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was everything we wanted."

    We stopped over the New Year. Grace , the owner, was very helpful recommending places to eat. We will definitely stay again. It was in a good location. The house itself was very nice. Looking forward to going again.

    Reviewed by MarieDec 2021

  • "This was an excellent find after being let down by another accommodation."

    The house is comfortable and has everything you need for a great stay. It is well placed for car parking and to get into Shrewsbury with everything in walking distance. To make the property even better the duvet for the double bed on the top floor needs to thicker and there needs to be a blind for the skylight in that room as well.

    Reviewed by MichaelaOct 2021

  • "This was a last minute booking so really happy with the house, it had everything provided was like home from home, very close to all amenities, secure little garden for our small dog."

    Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2021

  • "This house met our expectations because we’ve rented it before - we love it It’s a lovely old town house on 4 levels it’s situated close to River Severn with excellent walking in all directions."

    But best if all it’s just a short walk into Shrewsbury with its lovely shops and many (!) excellent restaurants bars and cafes

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The house is well located, just opposite the Abbey and a short walk into town."

    Parking outside the house or in the large car park behind is straightforward. It has some charming features - French Windows, a dining room and a great shower and is relatively well equipped. We were very pleased to find milk and cake on arrival! Unfortunately though the house is on a very busy road and there is almost constant traffic noise. Behind us there was builders work going on which could also be noisy. The less noisy bedroom is on the third floor and is I think a converted bathroom. It needs a better mattress and some bedside furniture and rewiring as a bedroom. The garden is paved and could be made a bit more of. Officious welcome packs are not pleasant and the house was happily relaxed in that respect. We could though have done with more info about things like recycling and so on. So much for the house. Shrewsbury itself was interesting but much larger than we had realised. It deserves some planning in advance to get orientated. There are numerous small shops and cafes but eating out isn’t straightforward.. and needs research; we had two or three poor meals and a dodgy pint. The town is somewhat ruined by traffic but you can escape that by visiting the Excellent and extensive parks. There is a park and riverside walk just up the hill from the house. The museum would be a good starting point for any visit or the boat ride which goes around the river - the river is wide and gently flowing. In short we would like to come back to Shrewsbury for a short stay but wouldn’t choose to stay at the abbey Foregate largely because of the traffic.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2021

  • "This holiday cottage is ideally situated for exploring beautiful Shrewsbury."

    Everything we wanted to do was only a short walk away with town centre and Quarry park so nearby. The facilities were excellent. Cottage so well equipped, one of the best I've stayed in. Would strongly recommend it. We had a fantastic time here.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2021

  • "The property is really lovely, very clean, and comfortable."

    It is well situated being only a short walk from the River Severn and the town centre. We only stayed for a short break however it was lovely and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in the Abbey Foregate house."

    The house is in an excellent location to walk into the centre of Shrewsbury and the wonderful Quarry Park. It was very clean when we arrived and is very well equipped. As we stayed at the accommodation for a few weeks, Grace the owner was very helpful in providing local information, left some essentials before and during our arrival, and responded very quickly to any queries. Our dog Stan particularly liked the Abbey Gardens, which are directly opposite the house. Overall, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2021

  • "Nice quirky town house in a good location for walking into town and easy access to motorway links."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Just be aware that there is some noise in the house from outside traffic (the house is on a main road). Further, the outside area is more of a patio area than a garden and the upstairs 'shower room' is a shower cubicle put into an existing bedroom. The two toilets are both on the third floor. Parking is easy with a pay and display (£4 per day) car park next to the property. I would stay there again-the location and charm make up for any minor shortcomings.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2020

  • "Has an issue with the lights which was swiftly dealt with by the owner."

    Exemplary response from them.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2020

  • "The location was great."

    We had come to Shrewsbury to scatter our mother's ashes from the river boat "Sabrina" and it was a short walk away. We used it as a base to visit other areas where we grew up. We will book again.

    Reviewed by EricaSep 2020

  • "This property is ideally placed, very close to the city centre."

    Our host was very welcoming and the house was comfortable and spacious. We particularly enjoyed having French doors from the living room into the garden, especially as the weather was good. Despite being near the road, our front bedroom was quiet because of the secondary glazing. The car park is 2 minutes walk away; we paid £17 for a week's season ticket. The parking spaces outside the house make it easy to unload the car. This was our first visit to Shrewsbury, but we will certainly be back- a lovely city and lots to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Thank you to Grace, the owner, who was extremely helpful and kind and ensured that we had everything we needed and popping round to check we had settled in comfortably."

    Thanks also for the welcome basket which was a lovely touch. The house is in an excellent location with local amenities and the town centre close by. We had no trouble parking outside the house to unload and load the car at the beginning and end of our stay and used the car park at the end of the terrace the rest of the time. All in all a relaxing break in an excellent location for exploring the delights of Shropshire.

    Reviewed by ElanaAug 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Small but homely and comfy house. Nice extra touches for Christmas but there were a couple of problems not clear from the description. There was no toilet on the same floor as the master bedroom so we slept in the 2nd bedroom so as not to have to use unfamiliar stairs during the night. The description mentioned en-suite shower but we assumed en-suite included toilet and shower was mentioned to distinguish it from a bath.. This should be clarified. There was no specific guest information provided. Information about rubbish collection / re-cycling should be provided. We had to leave piles of stuff by the bin in the kitchen as we had no idea what to do with paper, glass etc. There should be a brief guest info booklet.

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologies for the confusion regarding the listing information about the lay out of the property. The 2nd floor en suite has a shower and wash basin facility but no toilet. Separate toilets are available in the property for customer use, this has since been amended on the listing. With reference to recycling information in the property, it is usually in place to assist customers but unfortunately it must have gone missing after a previous guest stayed and we were not aware of this. Thank you for letting us know, this has since been replaced. Overall we hope it didn't detract from your time at 189 Abbey Foregate and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2019

  • "The house is very close to Shrewsbury and ideal for exploring the local area."

    House was very well equipped with everything we needed. Cosy, warm and very welcoming. Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2019

  • "Great place to stay - well-equipped, comfortable and an excellent location."

    Reviewed by CharlesNov 2019

  • "This is a lovely house set on 4 levels."

    Very comfortable. Ideally situated for just a short walk into the middle of Shrewsbury with its many excellent restaurants and cafes etc or even closer to stroll along the river side

    Reviewed by CatharineOct 2019

  • "The owners were very accommodating to our needs as we arrived in Shrewsbury earlier than expected but they allowed us to check in before the stated time."

    This was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "This is a very nice house near to the centre of Shrewsbury."

    It has all needed facilities for our family (2 parents and kids 20, 18 and 18 years). We think back with much pleasure to the holliday we spend here.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2019

  • "Lovely welcome hamper from the host"

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2019

  • "Great place in a really nice location."

    Paid parkig just around the corner offers the best value in Shrewsbury and can be paid with the MiPermit parking app. The property was great, everything you could want and near a bus stop if you need a ride into the town centre.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2019

  • "Great location, easy access to Shrewsbury without needing to drive."

    Friendly owner made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2019

  • "Fabulous property in perfect location for visiting the amazing town of Shrewsbury."

    House beautifully modern and clean with everything you need including welcome pack. We didn't use the car until the day we left! Shop behind house, cinema short walk away. So much to do in Shrewsbury - castle, river trips, prison visit, live music - we'll have to come back!

    Reviewed by DebApr 2019

  • "The house was ideal - very comfortable and warm, especially if like us you haven't got central heating at home, well furnished and equipped, and great location."

    The front of the house can be affected by traffic especially in early morning, but rest of hose is unaffected.

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2019

  • "Everything about the weekend was great."

    Car park was next door, owner popped in to make sure we were OK and even dropped off some bread, milk, butter and bickkies. House was clean and as described and wqas in an ideal location. Would highly recommend. Steve

    Reviewed by StevenJan 2019

  • "This was a lovely cottage and we had a great two weeks stay over Christmas."

    We wanted 3 bedrooms for six adults and to be in walking distance of the town and this was perfect. Our only slight criticism would be the layout of the living rooms. There are two on the ground floor with in total four sofas, but we could not all 6 sit together comfortably to watch TV. Also, parking is restricted outside the house. The public car park is close by and you can get a weekly permit for £17. We found it more convenient to buy the permit for the second week than try to find a space on the street.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2018

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, welcoming & we had everything we could need."

    I will definitely re-book. Another bonus was our lovely host; I have now stayed in her two properties, Abbey Foregate & Riverdale. They are both excellent to stay in & with the most helpful host too. Thank you for making our weekends so memorable.

    Reviewed by AlexNov 2018

  • "Shrewsberry was well worth a visit, and we could not have found ourselves a better house for our stay."

    It was right at the bottom of the town center, easy walking distance to restaurants, pubs and shops. When we arrived the owner had left us a care package including milk, butter, biscuits etc. which was very thoughtful. I would highly recommend this lovely house and a visit to Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by HilarieOct 2018

  • "An excellent house in lovely part of Shrewsbury."

    The house is well decorated and thoughtfully furnished. The kitchen is well equipped and the children appreciated the games. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2018

  • "The accommodation was in a good position for access to the town of Shrewsbury and surrounding areas."

    Shrewsbury was a lovely town to visit with lots to see and places to eat. Our concern about parking was unnecessary due the close proximity of the public car park.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2018

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The property

189 Abbey Foregate is a terraced Georgian townhouse located opposite the main Abbey in central Shrewsbury, only a short distance from the heart of the town, with a variety of local amenities to attract the visitor.

Situated over four floors, this cottage is wrapped in character and charm, a quirky place to bring your loved ones, where together you can build some memories in one of England's finest heritage towns.

Enter the cottage and you will receive a warm welcome from two fabulous sitting rooms; the first is elevated by natural lighting with a view of the delightful garden to keep you company.

Centred by a feature fireplace and divided by an archway, you will be spoilt for choice between the two.

The kitchen and dining room are located on the lower ground floor, an almost enchanting addition to the cottage, with fantastic exposed beams to compliment the formation.

Across the first and second floor, discover the beautiful assortment of bedrooms, all expressing their own personality through floral or patterned bedding.

The master suite even includes its own shower room located on the upper level, finishing the interior to that of a hotel standard.

To admire the beautiful exterior, why not spend an hour or two in the garden which features its own patio area, a pleasant suntrap to take in the peaceful surroundings.

Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season', which caters for every age and interest.

The town offers a diverse selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs.

Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm.

The perfect holiday destination.


  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor double with shower and basin facility 1 x second floor double, 1 x first floor double. First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Lower Ground floor kitchen. Lower Ground floor dining room. 2 x sitting rooms.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking nearby either in main council car park for £2.70 all day or outside is free for 3 hours at a time
  • Garden to the rear with patio and furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins and pub 1 min walk.

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About the location


Church Stretton 13 miles; Much Wenlock 13 miles; Telford 15 miles

Shrewsbury lies in the heart of one of England's most beautiful counties. Set within a giant loop of the River Severn, it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season' which caters for every age and interest. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and excellent restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm, as featured in the Victorian Farm TV series.

Region Information

Please note the second bathroom advertised comprises of a shower and basin facility in the 2nd floor bedroom with a separate toilet and basin on the 1st floor. A further complete bathroom is also available on the 1st floor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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