The Bothy

Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Shropshire (Ref. 941952)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • IntExplore
    July 2017
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    “A rural idyll”
    The Bothy at Meeson Hall is an absolutely fabulous, high quality, extremely well equipped, self-catering cottage. A far cry from the primitive style of 'bothy' you normally associate with the word. ...
    The Bothy at Meeson Hall is an absolutely fabulous, high quality, extremely well equipped, self-catering cottage. A far cry from the primitive style of 'bothy' you normally associate with the word. It's newly converted from outhouses within the attractive gardens of a beautiful timber-framed hall, where the owners, Mark & Adrian, are v. friendly and helpful hosts. The secluded setting offers total privacy, but also assistance if ever needed. Tucked well away from any main road is remarkably peaceful and the facilities and equipment all so pristine and cosy. It must be one of the quietest refuges in the country. We woke up every morning to nothing but silence apart from the sound of woodpigeon and the sight of a resident great spotted woodpecker, rabbits and a host of other wildlife. At night we walked off supper among the country lanes and farms roundabout, rarely passing a car and enjoying glorious sunsets on the horizon. This accommodation is located in rural Shropshire and offers a perfect getaway, but it also provided us with a wonderful base to explore the surrounding area. It's within easy driving distance of mediaeval Shrewsbury and other pretty market towns such as Ludlow, Market Drayton and Stafford, as well as Offa's Dyke and the Welsh Border. Among places in the area we would recommend are: - Mediaeval towns, such as Shrewsbury, Ludlow & Much Wenlock with its priory. - The Hawkestone Follies nr. Hodnet, a terrific place for adults and children to burn off steam on an historic estate among an array of natural and man-made monuments, caves, bridges and other challenges. - The Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, one of the oldest and steepest in the country - Stokesay Castle, a pretty fortified house (EH), Attingham Park & Chirk Castle (NT) - Ellesmere Lake for its walks and boating. - Idyllic gardens, such as Hodnet Hall, Wolleron Old Hall & Dorothy Clive Gardens. - The Acton Scott Working Farm, a fascinating place where everything is farmed and spun before the advent of mechanisation. - 'Little Switzerland' and the v. scenic area around Church Stretton and the Long Mynd There are also a raft of good eating places, ranging from farm shop cafes to gastropubs. The Sutherland Arms at Tibberon and The Lion at Crudgington are the nearest. Haughmond Hotel farm cafe in Upton Magna is a real gem, as is a delightful bookshop cafe at Aardvark Books at Brampton Bryan. One of our favourite lunch spots was the veggie 'Good Life' in Shrewsbury. A truly wonderful stay and we're already longing to go back!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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.

The property

This stunning ground floor cottage with its own private entrance stands in the grounds of Meeson Hall, a majestic country house built in 1640 which today is surrounded by 8 acres of gardens and grounds with rolling farmland beyond.

The Bothy is finished to an extremely high standard and provides quality and stylish accommodation, perfect for that well-earned break in a truly beautiful location.

As you enter into the open plan living area you will instantly see that no attention to detail has been spared.

The charming country-style kitchen, with its high beamed ceiling and beautifully tiled floor, includes a lovely dining area, just perfect for a romantic meal or two!

The cosy sitting area has two comfy sofas and a lovely woodburning stove and also benefits from a mirrored screen which can be closed to create an even cosier space to relax with your favourite tipple after a busy day of exploring.

There are two stylishly dressed bedrooms, one single and a delightful king-size double with vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors that open onto your own private patio, a lovely spot to enjoy a morning coffee whilst planning your day ahead.

Outside there is a private lawned garden, ideal for alfresco dining in the summer months, whilst the estate grounds provide relaxing strolls through woods and paddocks.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 17632 and 11346, together they sleep 8.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Access to owners' 8-acres of gardens, paddocks and wood
  • 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.

About the location


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
  • Christmas
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