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Courtyard Cottage

Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Shropshire (Ref. 11346)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Courtyard Cottage is a very beautiful building set in glorious countryside."

    Every amenity is provided and the owners couldn’t be more helpful amd friendly I really enjoy my holidays in the Courtyard and would recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully renovated property."

    The owner met us on arrival and was very welcoming and friendly. Mark also gave us great advice on the local area especially on the best places to eat. The property itself is stunning. Beautifully presented and extremely cosy. We had everything we needed down to towels, a welcome basket and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The gardens are lovely to stroll around and the location is perfect for relaxing in a quiet idyllic spot. We loved our stay here and thank you so much for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "Very warm and cosy atmosphere inside and out."

    Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DainiusDec 2021

  • "The cottage is incredibly comfortable, welcoming, beautifully and authentically restored, clean, equipped with pretty much everything needed for our stay."

    We were warmly welcomed by the property ower and left alone to enjoy the cottage and the peaceful, beautiful surroundings yet we knew we could contact the property owner if need be. We highly recommend this cottage for it is the perfect place for a relaxing break and a real countryside experience. London felt very far away indeed.

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2021

  • "Excellent stay, will come back again."

    It was a short break and made a lovely base for a trip to Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "A very beautiful property with a lovely feel about it."

    A cosy fireplace and tastefully decorated. Nice grounds to walk around and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by MelanieNov 2021

  • "We returned yesterday from a wonderful stay at Courtyard Cottage."

    Mark and Adrian were warm and welcoming from the moment we arrived. The cottage was wonderful - spotlessly clean with everything we could possibly need. The cottage is well-furnished, and we found everything to be of high quality. The beds are comfortable, the heating was easy to control and the house was warm and toasty in a chilly November. There's a lovely log burner with kindling, firelighters and wood provided to get you started, but the house was so cosy anyway we didn't use it. Lots of light switches mean you can turn the lights on & off from lots of different areas in the house which was great. There were plenty of coat hangers in the walk-in wardrobes, and a hairdryer (thank you! I forgot to bring mine!). Some of the sockets were for 3 round pins, but there were plenty of normal sockets. The wifi was strong & reliable and the en-suite shower was hot & easy to use. The TV isn't a smart TV so don't plan to watch Netflix (wasn't a problem for us). We were given milk, eggs, jam, bread & butter, and tea, coffee and sugar. The website said to take your own tea towels but these were provided along with oven gloves, dishwasher tablets, washing up cloths, sponges & liquid, clingfilm & tin foil (very handy, thank you!), and there were plenty of spare toilet rolls. The cottage is in a wonderful area only 25 minutes from Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, and just over an hour from Chester. Mark gave us some great recommendations for places to eat. We especially enjoyed SpiceLand curry house in Woodbridge. Directions to the house on the website were perfect - it was easy to find, and our sat nav took us directly there anyway. The house is in a small hamlet so it's very rural and you definitely need a car, but this was part of its charm - and it was only a very short drive to the nearest shop. post office and restaurant. Would we return? Definitely. And we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the house to others.

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with fantastic period features."

    It was a great location to visit some amazing places. The owners were super helpful in recommending places to visit and they were well worth the drives. Shower was a little temperamental and cubicle very small. Could do with better quality cooking pans/frying pans. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful location!"

    We had a fantastic time. A BIG thank you to Mark & Adrian for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "The courtyard was absolutely beautiful and the ground were pleasant to walk in."

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2021

  • "We have had a blissful week at Courtyard Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and very tastefully decorated, but also very comfortable and practical to stay in. The beds were comfy and the shower sufficiently powerful. The sitting room was inviting and spacious and the kitchen was very nice to cook in. Beyond the pretty courtyard, where we had supper most evenings, Meeson Hall has stunning grounds, providing a delightful backdrop with a rich history. Meeson is near many interesting places to visit and we were spoilt for choice in terms of day trips. Thanks for a lovely stay - we would love to come back!

    Reviewed by CharlesJun 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage, very friendly and helpful owners."

    Just to clarify as we weren't sure from the listing - there is one single room downstairs. Then two bedrooms upstairs - a twin with a bathroom opposite, and along the landing a king size with ensuite. The courtyard was a sun trap and the gardens great for relaxing. Lovely quiet location but lots of attractions within half an hours drive - we went to Ironbridge museums, RAF Cosford, Shrewsbury Prison, Hoo Zoo, Arlingham Court & Hawkestone Follies and a bit further afield to Drayton Manor - plenty to do with children.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "The owners of courtyard cottage are very friendly and helpful."

    The photos don't do justice to the cottage. The cottage was very comfortable and the best we've stayed in so far.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2021

  • "You, as a company, met our expectations."

    However, the property’s owners and the property itself far exceeded our expectations (sorry if this sounds harsh but I firmly believe in credit where credit is due). I only authorise permission for this review to be used by Sykes (or the property owners) only if it is anonymised (you didn’t give me anywhere else to put this comment)

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2020

  • "Courtyard Cottage is a gem of a find."

    We had a week in this beautiful cottage which is superb. Everything you need is here and the hosts are and on hand if you need them. It's a fantastic place to stay and we will be back.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Mark and Adrian very friendly and welcoming."

    Period cottage fabulous , spotless and very tastefully decorated. Quiet lanes, enjoyed wandering in the extensive garden, very peaceful. Great walks from the cottage but plan first as public footpath signs often obscured or removed!? Shrewsbury,Bridgenorth ,Much Wenlock and climbing the Wrekin were highlights and all four of us would definitely return.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2020

  • "Courtyard Cottage is a beauitiful property in superb grounds."

    The property was clean and very comfortable. The owners made us very welcome and provided a lovely welcome pack. In the current situation with the covid-19 limitations we found the cottage an excellent place to stay. The property was well presented and gave us the confidence in the sanitisation procedures carried out there. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AllanJul 2020

  • "This is a truly beautiful cottage in the grounds of Meeson Hall."

    Lots of herbs in the courtyard to cook with and free access to logs for the logburner in the massive fireplace. I bet this place is fantastic in the snow. Brand new kitchen just installed! Just fab alround.

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2019

  • "Great cottage, great hosts, and lovely area to explore!"

    Reviewed by JillOct 2019

  • "A tastefully renovated barn conversion overlooking a very attractive courtyard."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was probably one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed at.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Stunning cottage set in the most beautiful grounds."

    It was so peaceful and ideal for a relaxing holiday. There was an excellent welcome pack which we enjoyed and the cottage was so well equipped that we were able to enjoy home-cooked meals eaten in the delightful dining kitchen. Such a great experience to stay in a Jacobean dwelling where you really felt the sense of history.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage this was in a lovely location."

    Well equipped, charmingly furnished with modern conveniences, the owners providing a very welcome welcome pack after a delayed journey and a greeting in person on arrival. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of Meeson Hall which was impeccably presented and is testament to the highest standards Mark and Adrian set themselves. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2019

  • "Excellent home from home, good hosts, pleasant surroundings and beautiful countryside."

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2019

  • "This please is absolutely amazing!"

    Highly recommend staying here :)

    Reviewed by EricaApr 2019

  • "Stunning cottage in beautiful location."

    Everything you could need is thoughtfully provided and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by ClareMar 2019

  • "Mark greated us on our arival and showed us to courtyard cottage which was better than the pictures showed ."

    A lovely cozy, quiet, and beautiful ground's to wonder round.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2018

  • "An amazing cottage with fantastic facilities and lovely hosts."

    The grounds are beautiful and the cottage so relaxing. Can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2018

  • "This was my second visit to the Courtyard Cottage and it still remains my favourite."

    The privacy, comfort, and character of the cottage is matched by the owners, Adrian and Mark. They are there if you need them and make you very welcome. The attention to detail is 100%. The changes they have made to the grounds and the addition of The Bothy, the third holiday cottage is very exciting. I sincerely hope I am able to make it my third holiday stay in the very near future.

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2018

  • "Exceeded expectations gorgeous cottage, on a large estate, everything you would need there, nan gets couldn't have done more for you."

    Reviewed by FrancisAug 2018

  • "This was our 3rd visit to The Courtyard Cottage, good location and perfect place to switch off and relax."

    Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MarleneAug 2018

  • "A quite extraordinary property difficult to describe."

    Exotic or etcentric? Certainly unusual but very enjoyable. Sitting in the courtyard in evening was a particular delight. The property was very well equiped and comfortable. Many thanks to our very helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by RJul 2018

  • "The cottage had loads of character , was immaculately clean , had a welcome pack with home made jam."

    Directions were precise, with parking close to our accommodation. Lots to do in the area , we would recommend courtyard cottage to anyone wanting complete relaxation.

    Reviewed by PollyJun 2018

  • "Courtyard Cottage always exceeds our expectations."

    This is our third visit in this beautiful cottage, and as always it was a perfect experience. Our hosts are second to none, they do everything they can to help us have a perfect holiday, creating a lovely friendly environment . The welcome pack is a great beginning to our visit, without a worry about making that tea or coffee, when arriving after a long journey. A walk around the grounds on a evening is always something to enjoy, finding something different each time, with plenty of wild life to see. Shropshire is a beautiful county, with so many interesting places to visit, always knowing Courtyard Cottage is waiting to welcome us back. We hope to make our fourth visit. very soon.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2018

  • "Courtyard cottage was lovely with the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in."

    The courtyard was a flower filled sun trap, very pleasant and peaceful to sit out in. The gardens were beautiful and a credit to the very hard working gardeners. A lovely peaceful haven to relax and rest. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2018

  • "Excellent property with friendly helpful owners who can’t do enough for you so you can enjoy the delights of rural Shropshire and beyond."

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2018

  • "Courtyard Cottage was a beautiful place to stay."

    A lovely welcome from Adrian and Mark. The cottage is very well equipped and extemely comfortable. The cottage is set at the back of the Manor House in a peaceful setting. Guests can relax among the flower filled courtyard or stroll through the grounds of the property. A perfect place to stay in the country.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "2nd stay at courtyard cottage perfect cottage & location for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by MarleneMar 2018

  • "This is a wonderful cottage that feels more like home than a holiday let."

    Everything you need is included and the building is fascinating. We were warmly welcomed by the owners and a great welcome pack was in the kitchen. The grounds to Meeson Hall are beautiful and although in a secluded location it's an easy drive to the main roads. We had a very relaxed few days and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by YvonneFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful, warm cottage, lovely surroundings, welcoming hosts and lots to do in the area."

    Appreciated the drinks and bread provided. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2017

  • "We are just home after a week staying at the beautiful Courtyard Cottage, and have to say that this was definitely the best cottage holiday we have ever had."

    The cottage is beautifully furnished and full of character, with everything we needed to ensure a great stay. From the welcome pack of bread, home-made plum jam, eggs and milk, to the super comfy beds (first time I've stayed in any cottage when the bed was more comfortable than the one at home!), to the glorious courtyard with its riot of colours, it was perfect. Mark and Adrian were very welcoming and unobtrusive, and kindly gave us a tour of the Meeson Hall, which was amazing. The peace and tranquility of Courtyard Cottage made this a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday for us all, and the wi-fi is also very good, which kept my 14 year old happy! There is also a lot to do in the area, and we enjoyed trips to Ironbridge, historic Shrewsbury and our particular favourite trip was to Hawkstone Follies (which did leave us with rather sore feet, but was well worth it). A perfect cottage and perfect holiday, we would thoroughly recommend Courtyard Cottage to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break!

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2017

  • "A lovely period cottage tastefully decorated, with with everything you need, including a welcome pack."

    Peaceful location with grounds to explore and a good base for trips out. Mark and Adrian are excellent hosts, they happily gave us a tour of the main house took

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2017

  • "Third stay at Meeson Hall - excellent owners, cottage and facilities - a gem in rural Shropshire."

    Reviewed by KennethJun 2017

  • "We were warmly welcomed by Mark & Adrian."

    They kindly showed us through their beautiful hotel before showing us to our accommodation. It is such a beautiful 17C property. Our accommodation opened out onto a flower filled courtyard. It had everything we could wish for, including a lovely welcoming gift basket. We loved returning to the quietness of the place and enjoyed the wildlife surrounding us. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by BruceJun 2017

  • "We had visited this cottage before, and our return confirmed all our memories."

    A spacious and unique property adjoining a hotel, but with a high level of privacy. Kind hosts who provided a welcome pack and who ensured that we were well informed re facilities. We had access to a colourful courtyard full of flowers and packed with interesting features, plus access to the extensive grounds. We felt relaxed and at home, and had easy access to the surrounding area and places of interest. Lovely!

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2017

  • "We came across Sykes by enquiring at Holiday Lettings."

    Their involvement was limited to that of any portal. The property was something else again! SUPERB! It was infinitely more than we expected because the listing details failed to do it justice. The way that modern amenities had been built into such an old building was masterful. That the building has been recovered from being derelict by the present owners is a testament to their vision, imagination, sense of style etc etc etc!! Its position away in the country but within easy reach of Market Drayton, Newport and Telford is excellent as well as beautiful. So relaxing. With a big comfy bed - it is impossible not to enjoy. A walk around the gardens is well worthwhile as is a visit inside the tulip tree. Because our neice stayed in the B&B we were treated to a tour of the Hall itself which is another world again. The Owners were perfect hosts and extremely attentive - which we appreciated greatly. We would love to visit again. John & Alex Whittaker. After five years in New Zealand en route to a new life in beautiful Shropshire.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "I was surprised not to find any hand soap in the property."

    If I had not brought some special hand cleaner​ that we could all use I would have to make a special trip to buy some. I have never stayed anywhere without soap before. It was great to have the wood burner logs included. I would have liked a couple of serving dishes and spoons but we coped well enough without.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2017

  • "This is an outstanding property in a lovely location."

    Very clean and comfortable accommodation which had a lovely atomsphere. Original features abound. We would love to visit again. The owners are friendly and accessible and showed us round the other properties on site and the Hall. These are different, quirky due to the age of the buildings, tastefully and individually designed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PatMar 2017

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    ! Loved our cottage, which is updated with all the modern conveniences without sacrificing any of its historical charms. Everything we needed was thoughtfully provided by our welcoming hosts. Setting is peaceful and quiet, yet only a short drive from many attractions. One week was not long enough....

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2017

  • "This was a perfect place to have a 2 week winter holiday."

    The cottage was amazing, and the setting was fantastic. The owners were only too willing to show us around the main house and to tell us the history, which we found fascinating. We really enjoyed walking around the gardens to see so many snowdrops and crocuses, then to return to the cottage to the log fire. There was also plenty of places to visit in the area. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by TheresaFeb 2017

  • "Since booking my holiday cottage, I have been bombarded by emails from you."

    Even when I had booked Cortyard cottage, I was still getting asked to book Courtyard Cottage. The cottage was excellent and I am happy for you to publish the feedback. The comments regarding Sykes are for your eyes only. Thank you

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2016

  • "If you need to set a benchmark for self catering accommodation then look no further than Courtyard Cottage at Meeson Hall: from the thoughtful welcome pack to the highest quality linen and more."

    We were greeted on our arrivall by a new luxurious throw for the sofa - as Mark and Adrian had immediately acted on a suggestion by the departing guests. Adrian and Mark are attentive hosts, without being intrusive. All you could wish for in idyllic surroundings. Which means we shall be returning in 2017 for our third consecutive year.

    Reviewed by RonaldOct 2016

  • "The cottage had everything we needed, it was warm, comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated and stood in the most idyllic surroundings."

    Our week was spent visiting the potteries and museums for which we bought annual passes, this proved to be the best value for money, there was plenty to see and experience regardless of age. As a family we had a wonderful time, meeting up with Mark and Adrian after a year meant we had a lot to talk about and it was good to see how the hall (Messon Hall) had been completed - truly spectacular! We believe a week in the cottage is great value for money and would highly recommend it- full marks.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2016

  • "The Courtyard Cottage was superb in every detail thanks to the skill and care of the kind hosts, Mark and Adrian."

    We had a delightful quiet break in a beautiful property fully equipped with all provisions for which even the most discerning guest could wish. Everything from the stunning flower display to the lovely welcome pack and tasteful furnishings contributed to our enjoyment of a really special holiday. Thank you Sykes and Mark and Adrian!

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin, WC and walk-in wardrobe, 1 x first floor twin
  • ,1 x ground floor single
  • First floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Galleried sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private front courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Bicycles are available to hire from owner at additional cost, to be used at own risk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Please note: a starter pack of logs will be provided upon arrival, and further logs can then be purchased. Please note: NO bathroom on Ground floor both are on first floor. Note: This property can be booked with Refs
  • 17632 and 941952, together they sleep 10.

The property

This beautiful 17th century timber-framed cottage stands in a delightful courtyard setting attached to the rear of Meeson Hall, a majestic country house built in 1640 which today is surrounded by 8-acres of gardens, grounds and rolling farmland beyond.

This lovely Ironbridge cottage provides charming quality accommodation, perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break in a truly stunning location.

This Ironbridge cottage boasts a wealth of character oak beams, wall timbers, an impressive galleried sitting room with vaulted ceiling and an inglenook fireplace with woodburner, all creating a welcoming and cosy atmosphere.

On the ground floor you'll also find a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy single bedroom, with stairs leading up to the lovely en-suite master bedroom, twin bedded room and separate family bathroom.

The spacious private courtyard garden at this Ironbridge cottage is a gardener's delight and is an ideal place to enjoy a drink or alfresco dining on a summer's evening, whilst the estate grounds provide relaxing strolls through woods and paddocks.

An excellent Ironbridge cottage, which can be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 17632 and 941952, together they sleep 10.

Floorplans

Floorplan

Bedroom Kitchen Living Room Bedroom Ground Floor First Floor

Meeson Hall Cottages

Three different, yet equally delightful holiday cottages standing in a beautiful setting to the rear of the majestic 17th century country house, Meeson Hall. Surrounded by 8 acres of grounds, these cottages near Ironbridge are ideal for a romantic break. These Ironbridge cottages stand amidst lovely countryside, which offers scenic walks and cycle trails, only 13 miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, providing shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, 10 famous museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Village and of course, the world's first iron-built bridge. Discover NT country houses and gardens and the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. These charming Ironbridge cottages are in a perfect location for exploring beautiful Shropshire, at any time of the year.

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About the location

MEESON

Ironbridge 13 miles; Shrewsbury 14 miles.

The rural hamlet of Meeson is surrounded by wonderful Shropshire countryside, which is perfect for scenic walks and cycle rides. Only 13 miles away is the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, a famous World Heritage Site and home to the world's first iron-built bridge. The village of Ironbridge is set in a lovely wooded valley in the heart of Shropshire and offers many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Village. Discover the historic towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many NT properties and the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Historic Farm and the renowned RAF Cosford Museum. There is something for everyone in this part of Shropshire.

Region Information

Note: No infants.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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