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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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81 Customer Reviews

  • "Having recently returned home from this lovely property , I can only say I cannot wait to return ."

    The location is ideal only a few minutes out of Shrewsbury by car , shops within walking distance , The Abbey pub and restaurant is ideal if you want something to eat that is close to the cottage , although we do like The Mill in Ironnbridge the food their is excellent. The cottage is so comfortable with all that is needed to have a wonderful stay , the bed my partner and myself slept in on the ground floor was exceptionally comfortable which for me was important as I have an arthritic spine . Everything you would need in the kitchen , very well stocked it’s home from home . The deck at the back of the cottage is a fantastic place to see the local squirrels playing around , I managed to get some wonderful videos of them eating from the feeder that Grace the owner of the cottage who lives next door, put a feeder out to attract the squirrels they really were a delight to watch , she is a very nice Lady and very helpful , helped us when the tv played up , of course we were spoiled for choice having sky , Netflix , wonderful to come back after a day out to watch our favourite movies , it was a wonderful week and I can’t wait to go back , I would fully recommend this property , the downstairs toilet and shower is quirky but if you can cope with that you will have a great holiday . Jane and Graham …

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant property, everything thought of you would need for a home from home holiday."

    Really warm and cosy. Only problem we had was we couldn’t get the plug to stay down in the bath to fill it.. would recommend to all.. easy walk into town for shops, pubs and food…

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful house, ideally situated for a weekend get-together with family."

    Well equipped kitchen, and great level of comfort throughout - thank you!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Nov 2023

  • "A wonderful accommodation with everything you could need for a fantastic week away to celebrate a 50th birthday."

    Ideally situated for a short walk into Shrewsbury , the accommodation had plenty of comfortable seating to relax in after a day exploring. We recommend the Dun Cow for Sunday lunch , and the Old Bell had some amazing food at fantastic prices. We would certainly recommend this accommodation, the only down side was the downstairs bathroom, while being a little unusual I'm not sure how hygienic the wooden seat is , the shower area was losing its shelving and the sink tap was very difficult to stop running, but this did not stop us from thinking it was a wonderful place to recommend

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "I booked Riverdale cottage as a surprise for my mums 80th Birthday for her and 5 friends (similar age)."

    The description of the property is spot on. It really is "home from home" and is very well equipped. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to them and they spent much more time in the cottage than they thought, but this really wasn't an issue. Three 3 big bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms so nobody had to share. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom met my mums mobility needs. Very well equipped kitchen, with everything you might need to prepare and cook meals. A lovely big lounge with 3 big sofas, plenty of board games. The terrace patio area is fabulous asset allowing views of the river, with plenty of outdoor seating. Room to park 3 cars off the road. I was concerned about the spiral staircase but guests just need to be careful - the group had no issues. The owner Grace (who lives in adjoining property) was very approachable and quick to deal with some minor issues that occurred during their stay. The cottage is very well located for Shrewsbury town centre and other places of interest. They had a delicious take-away from the Monkmoor fish shop and visited the Abbey pub. Would highly recommend Riverdale cottage and would book a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was out 3rd year back to Riverdale."

    Tha accommodation suits the five of us and its great to have the fishing facilities at tge bottom of the garden and the wildlife is great too. Lots of places in and around Shrewsbury to visit depending on what you like to do. No doubt we will return again.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Sep 2023

  • "A great property with lovely views over the river."

    Grace was very helpful and a very pleasant lady. the rooms were clean tidy and comfy with a well equipped kitchen and dining room needing for nothing, would recommend to anyone wanting a quite peaceful retreat but also close to amenities and sights

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property is in a great location on the River Severn and within a very short walking distance to the river path to Shrewsbury."

    The path is excellent and you can walk right round to Quarry Park. We visited Hodnet Hall Gardens which is well worth a visit. We had Sky TV which was a bonus but it did stop working twice during our stay. The property states ‘3 adult bikes available to use’ - however the 3 bikes provided are in need of some maintenance. On one bike the gears are stuck in a high gear which makes it extremely hard to ride especially on an incline. The electric bike has no battery so is rideable but in one gear only and the third bike is unsafe as the tyres are quite bald. We are enthusiastic cyclists and were disappointed with the state of the bikes provided.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    It was 'home from home'. There was everything in the property that you might need and more. Grace our 'host' was very approachable and always on hand to answer any queries you might have. The property was very central to places to visit in the area with no more than an hours drive away and convenient for a walk into Shrewsbury town centre. The local fish and chip shop 'Monkmoor Fish Bar' and local chinese 'Tim Tim' are well worth having a take away from. All in all I would recommend this property and hope to one day return.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, and I hope to see you again to Someday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property owner knows I was not happy with our stay at Riverdale as there was noisy building work taking place right next door."

    When we arrived and Grace showed us the beautiful garden there was very noisy drilling occurring and I said to her I hope it’s not going to be like this during our stay and her reply was there’s building work going on everywhere!! They promise to finish at 5pm. On the Tuesday evening I had to message her at 6pm as there was the most horrendous drilling happeneing when we returned from our day out. She went round and it did eventually stop. We couldn’t have sat outside and had a peaceful read it was so noisy. If I had known about the building works right next door I wouldn’t have rented the cottage I truly wouldn’t have. I was so upset as my children are teachers and they came away with us for a nice peaceful rest as it’s the middle of gcse time. Grace knew I was unhappy and thoughtfully put a card through the door saying sorry with £80 cash in it to buy us some dinner. I thanked her for the thought but paying £1500 for the cottage stay for one week and spending that sort of money made me feel we were going to the best property not one with the most awful noise. I wish I had been told and we wouldn’t have gone to be honest.

    Reviewed by E4.1May 2023

  • "There was a slight issue of an unpleasant smell in the downstairs en-suite."

    This followed showering. Otherwise this was a lovely property for 6 people of a certain age to spend time together.

    Reviewed by J3.8Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in an excellent location."

    Took advantage of the various board games available and weather permitting, the wonderful decking to enjoy watching the birds with a cuppa. Lovely 15 minute stroll into Shrewsbury. Also enjoyed eating (and the quiz!) at the Abbey pub which is literally 5 minutes away

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location for Shrewsbury and beautifully set on the river."

    Ideal having 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Plenty of space and parking. Spiral staircase is a bit wobbly and can be slippy with socks on. Downstairs bathroom drain smelt unpleasant during our stay. Plug in the bath in main bathroom didn't seem to work. Overall, would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Alice3.8Mar 2023

  • "Owners friendly and helpful."

    Shrewsbury has certainly grown in the 40 years since we lived there whilst still retaining its character with added facilties. The beautiful blend of English and Welsh countryside with villages and towns is close to hand and a revisit may be necessary.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Off strret parking for 3 cars,2 bedrooms en suite and main bathroom for the other bedroom good as we were 3 couples."

    20 minute walk into Shrewsbury where you are spoilt for choice for eating and drinking.Blist hill is definitely worth a visit about half hour drive away.Would stay in the property again next time we visit the area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2023

  • "Cottage was perfect for our group of 6 adults, 3 couples."

    3 big comfortable bedrooms, and 3 washrooms so nobody had to share. Very well equiped cottage, lovely big lounge with 3 big sofas, and a seperate dining atea adjoinjng the kitchen. The setting is gorgeous overlooking the river, plenty of seating area on the decking to enjoy the view. The cottage is about 20 min walk into Shrewsbury town centre, and a great Pub " the Abbey" 5 min walk away that serves lovely food. Plenty of places to visit further afield, our favourite was Ironbridge. We had a couple of teathing problems when 1st arrived but the owner who lives next door quickly rectified them to ensure our holiday was not affected. Would recommend Riverdale and are already plannning to book again for later on in the year.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, and I look very much forward to seeing you again Grace Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jan 2023

  • "Excellent location for exploring area."

    Property well equipped and comfortable. Outdoor area better than shown. On the down side: downstairs toilet GRIM, no basic cleaning up items such as a mop and broom. No instructions available re microwave etc - owner did provide a brief overview of things on arrival but written details would have been helpful.

    Sorry, in future, I will leave a list in the kitchen, all instructions for equipment in the hall. In the top drawer, cleaning equipment, for toilets are all in the cupboards in each bathroom, the downstairs one is a little like marmite most people in general think it’s very quaint and love it, and the cleaning equipment for it is in one of the panels at the bottom of the toilet. on a positive note, thank you for all the comments on the remainder of the house Grace Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Nov 2022

  • "The house was wonderful with the photos not doing it justice."

    Plenty of comfy seating. Good location, walking distance to a pub and nice walk into the town. Outside area was better than described. Overlooking the river it was tranquil and perfect for an early morning coffee (even in November) Had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Nov 2022

  • "Riverdale is a lovely property by the river."

    The kitchen diner and living room are a good size and very comfortable. The spiral staircase is an interesting feature but mind your head when walking from kitchen to living room. The upstairs bedrooms are a good size but note the bathroom has a hand held shower, not shower over bath, which means it is difficult to shower without getting the floor wet. The downstairs bedroom is advertised as being suitable for those with limited mobility who might struggle with the stairs and is one reason we chose this property. However the rugs are not non-slip and the bed (which I don't think is super king size) moves on the hard floor. Also the feature en-suite has no hand rails in shower area, a step into shower very close the sink, and a hard to reach toilet flush. The property is in a great location and if we didn't need a suitable downstairs bedroom/bathroom we would visit again.

    Thank you for your feedback, I’ve taken on board and got some nonslip to go underneath the carpet , the beds in that room did have casters, but as they get separated quite often, they seem to have not been put back on so I will attend to that. I will speak to Sykes as the upstairs bed measurements and the downstairs seem to have got mixed up. and I will lengthen the cord to toilet flush. as for the other things, I don’t feel I can change, but thank you for your helpful comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Oct 2022

  • "Second time at Riverdale and already booked for next year."

    Property great for the 5 of us that stayed here. Property has everything you need and owner very helpful. Great fishing here and caught some decent size barbel and perch, the only thing I would say is it's a little dodgy going down steps to the river, other than that great time had by all.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Oct 2022

  • "Nothing to say about it _just perfect for us thank you"

    Thank you for your lovely comments you are also the perfect guest Property Owner

    Reviewed by K5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Very comfortable and well appointed. Very peaceful location with a patio/balcony at the back looking over the river, great for relaxing. Easy 20 min walk into Shrewsbury where there is plenty to do.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is our 4th visit and continues to give delight."

    This time we had marvellous weather, different from February when there were record floods during our stay. There really is a "home from home" feel as soon as we arrive, and the owner is on hand to help with any advice, additions, and great conversation! Will be looking to return again soon and continue to enjoy this unique property.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay, accommodation was good and met our every need, there was lots to do around the area we all agreed that we would consider returning."

    Reviewed by Ernie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The spiral staircase is a problem for older people and difficult to take cases up to first floor bedrooms."

    The lack of a separate downstairs toilet is also a problem as those having the upstairs bedrooms have to go upstairs to use their own facilities. The path down to the riverside was overgrown.

    Reviewed by Roy3.8Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable property with everything you need."

    Enjoyed sitting on the deck every evening watching the wildlife. We will be back .

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very impressed with this property and would definitely love to return again."

    Our host, Grace, was very welcoming and was presented with a few items to help give a good start to our stay. The property was within walking range of Shrewsbury itself but far enough away to feel away in the country, with a lovely patio at rear with a view of river as a backdrop, although shame not warm enough to appreciate fully on this occasion. As I previously said would be a treat to come back here again, hopefully sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Riverdale."

    It was well equipped and very comfortable. There were nice touches like milk and chocolates but also other essentials which haven’t always been available at other properties we have stayed at - tea bags, cooking oil, salt, pepper, foil, washing up liquid and toilet rolls, to name a few. As we were 6 adults, ( 3 couples) it was ideal to have 3 double rooms, 2 en suite and a further bathroom. The lounge was particularly comfortable with lots of comfortable seating and coffee tables and a large array of games. We particularly liked the decking area which we were lucky enough to be able to sit out on several times as the the weather was good all week. Again, comfortable chairs and outdoor table with beautiful trees and the river below to look out on. Very tranquil. Good location with a 20 minute walk along the river to the centre of Shrewsbury. Also, a good location to go further a field. Can recommend Attingham Park (NT) and Carding Mill (NT) which has some beautiful sign posted walks. Our visit was delayed 2 years due to Covid but was well worth waiting for and can highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was a fantastic property in an idyllic setting and Grace was the best host we've ever had because she went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great holiday."

    We are very much looking forward to returning soon!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place to stay for access to Shrewsbury and surrounding area."

    We cannot fault our 7 night visit in January, even the weather stayed fine. It was a shame we couldn’t take full advantage of the outside area overlooking the River, with ample seating and BBQ - looked ideal for warmer times. The beds were so comfy and there were ample towels, everything you could wish for to make it a home from home stay. Thank you Grace for the chocolates, much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in a quiet peaceful area, first-rate accommodation."

    We had an excellent 4 day stay, and the walk into town only about 15 minutes for us, either along the quiet street or across a bridge half way down. Highly recommended. Owner very helpful with a couple of issues

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2021

  • "Such an amazing property, everything you could want and more just a shame we only stayed for a couple of nights."

    We would love to come back in the Summer to enjoy the lovely location on the river and get out on the river.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous well equipped comfortable house in a brilliant location."

    Everything you could possibly want from a holiday let plus more. We loved Shrewsbury everything from the town, walks from the house, canoeing, cycling around the area or just walking to the town which is full of character.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great time had by all, accomodation great and had everything you would have at home and more."

    Fishing enjoyable on the river and views fantastic and very peaceful. If you like wildlife you won't be disappointed, squirrels, kingfishers and buzzards were always around. Plenty of places to go and nice walks around. Grace the owner is really nice and helpful and will suggest places to eat which we must say you are spoilt for choice. We would definitely recommend to others and would return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Owner was very helpful and accommodating and the property was lovely."

    The owner went out of her way to make our holiday special, the house had everything we need from crockery and cutlery to seating bedding and linen everything was good quality. We would definitely recommend this property and will return when we get the chance. Town was a little further away than we anticipated but the local taxi firm had an App that made it easy to book cabs - you could book a cab for 6 for about £6 each way. Shrewsbury itself is nice and we did an escape room from Shrewsbury prison ! If you go , please visit the Quarry in town and the Hawkstone Follies is worth a visit too. All in all we had a great time and the house was perfect for us. If you are an Angler the fishing pegs are good, but the river level was really low when we stayed so we didnt catch much but I would imagine it would be good with a decent level.

    Reviewed by Phill5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location right on the Severn, and very comfortable accommodation."

    Kids loved to try fishing off the jetty (we brought our own kit) and also had a trip out in the owner's canoe. The host next door was very friendly & helpful and great weather for the entire week meant we ate outside for every meal we had at the house. Shrewsbury and the surrounding area is a great place to visit, and the town centre is easily walkable from the house. Online comments about tight parking access were worrying but there was plenty of room for a large Volvo estate - it just needed a bit of shuffling to negotiate the wall at the driveway entrance.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautifully situated cottage with a furnished patio overlooking the River Severn and a wooded bank opposite with ducks, swans, otters and bats!"

    There are more than enough comfortable seats for everyone; in the dining kitchen, in the lounge, on the patio. This is not always the case with holiday lets. The same goes for storage - wardrobes, drawers, shelves in bathrooms etc all make this a place you can live in, and the owner is welcoming and available if needed. There are many things to see and do in and around Shrewsbury, and plenty of eating places, takeaways and shops within walking distance, although you never feel as if you are staying in a town or city. This way you get the best of both worlds.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Riverdale is home from home the owner thought of everything for your holiday would go back location is perfect for a peaceful holiday."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Jun 2021

  • "What a wonderful week we had at Riverdale, a very comfortable home in a magical location with a welcoming and helpful owner."

    This property is genuinely suitable for six adults with generous seating areas, comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is even a study area if anyone has work to do whilst away. All furnishings are of a high standard and there is an extremely well appointed kitchen for any meals you wish to prepare. We also made good use of the gas bbq as we were blessed with wonderful weather and could eat outside on the terrace for almost all our meals. Wifi worked well and although we didn’t use it there was Netflix available through the tv. Walking distance to Shrewsbury, about 20 minutes and a very nice local pub which did food just a few minutes stroll away. Being so close to the river was very restful, watching the ducks and hoping to see an otter was a good distraction to the humdrum of everyday life. Two gates lead the way down to the river where you find a decking area and a lawn for relaxing on. We hope to return next year as still much to see locally.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2021

  • "This was the best holiday let that we have stayed in."

    The location was spectacular with a lovely veranda looking down to the garden which meets the Severn which you can walk down to. It was so peaceful and tranquil and lovely to see the swans swimming along the river, the squirrels bustling about in the trees and vast array of birds all of which can be seen from the patio window. The accommodation was really spacious and furnished with really high quality items. It was handy to have the owner live next door who was very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a peaceful and relaxing break in luxurious surroundings.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Riverdale."

    The weather helped but so many little details had been thought about to make the stay easy and comfortable. Liked the proximity to Shrewsbury - 20 mins walk and the peaceful riverside location. The huge cherry tree was in flower and visited by many birds. Grace was very helpful and made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by N5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely Spacious Property with Quality Furnishings Throughout."

    Have just returned home after a very enjoyable stay at Riverdale. The cottage is lovely and spacious, has a comfortable lounge and is fitted with quality furnishings & equipment throughout. There is also a large decking area outside with patio table & chairs and BBQ (as can be seen from the images) and would be fabulous during summer months. The property was also very clean which was particularly reassuring at this time. Myself and a friend were on a fishing break and the cottage was in an excellent location for access to both the surrounding waters of the River Severn and the town itself. Our visit also coincided with the time of year when salmon attempt to jump Shrewsbury Weir, so that was an unexpected bonus - although I have to admit that the salmon were probably more successful reaching the upper sections of the river than we were catching barbel! We would certainly like to return another year. Richard & Ian

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owner had taken extra precautions due to covid 19."

    Cushions, pillows and duvets are swapped each week so they have been "rested" for 7 days between occupants. Also, the sofa cushions had all been turned. These actions made us feel safe in light of the pandemic.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a lovely property."

    You will want for nothing as far as equipment. A lovely welcome pack. Grace the owner is lovely and has lots of helpful hints to help you enjoy your stay. My only concern is that the steps down to the river are very uneven and different surfaces being visually impaired I only went down twice very slowly.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2020

  • "Superb property with a lovely decking area overlooking the river."

    Excellent welcome pack and the property had everything you could need for a comfortable relaxing break. We were only there for 3 nights and it really wasn't long enough. A good location to explore the local area and we could walk into Shrewsbury and take advantage of the variety of restaurants and shops. Would be a lovely spot to spend Christmas or any family occasion. We would definitely book again if coming to the area.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "Grace was an excellent host."

    Property, facilities and location were all excellent. We all had a thoroughly relaxing, enjoyable and fun break at the cottage. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great location over-looking the river."

    A perfect antidote to work stress and coping with lockdown.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was our second visit to Riverdale."

    As before, everything was just right, such a comfortable place. We had gone as a family to have a rest, as it is so relaxing there. The weather was not good, the river rose 15ft while we were there, we were snug and warm inside.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2020

  • "A great weekend away."

    The property is true to the pictures displayed. Warm, comfortable and spacious. A lovely touch of milk, teabags and a little box of goodies to settle us into our stay was most appreciated after our journey too. Had we picked a summer break the balcony and view across the river would be fabulous space to relax.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2019

  • "The holiday house itself was perfect providing a spacious and comfortable setting for eating and relaxing together."

    We loved the big comfy sofas with room for everyone. The location was even better than we'd expected and Grace made us very welcome. We hope to return and make full use of the outside eating area with its lovely river views.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2019

  • "Property is lovely with amazing riverside terrace Con isn’t for visiting ..."

    Property is lovely with amazing riverside terrace Con isn’t for visiting Shrewsbury and surrounding area Well prepared with good quality furnishing, equipment and linen Parking is tight but can easily accommodate 2 cars - 3 at a push Landlady lives in adjoining property and is very helpful and non intrusive

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely position by the river with a large balcony where you can watch the Kingfishers."

    A very relaxing feel to the whole house and very friendly and helpful owners. Quiet area with a short stroll to an excellent pub. Just over a mile alongside the river to Shrewsbury with all its facilities. A trip on the river bus is a must. Lots of interesting places to visit within a thirty mile radius. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was like "Home from Home""

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything was perfect, everything was clean and cosy."

    A great place to relax and unwind. With the large entrance hall, and the upstairs landing, there was room to spread out for quiet. At the back of the property, there is access down to the river, a place to relax and feed the swans and ducks. Certainly going back.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this house by the river."

    The owner, Grace was extremely helpful and kind. The house is well-equipped and comfortable and it is possible to walk or cycle into Shrewsbury using the provided bikes. We would definitely recommend this holiday house.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "The landlady, Grace, is a delightful person, very attentive, helpful, informative, and gracious."

    We asked for a broom, and pop, one showed up on our deck within the hour! She provided an outstanding array of foodstuffs in our welcome pack, much appreciated after a 3000 mile long journey, nice not to have to shop when we were extremely jet lag tired. Plenty of hot water, big towels, warm cottage on a cool evening. We were visiting friends in Shrewsbury and were able to invite them to the cottage and offer them afternoon tea on several occasions on the lovely new deck overlooking the River and lush gardens. They were amazed at the little oasis in their area called Riverdale. This holiday let was everything it was advertised to be, and more. We highly recommend Riverdale to everyone wanting an in- town quiet retreat which is at the same time a central location for walking into the vibrant town of a Shrewsbury. Spot on!

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and great host who was very helpful with our stay!"

    The cottage is situated on the river front with Incredible views. Only a mile out of Shrewsbury town the location is great! The cottage it’s self is furnished beautiful, didn’t want to leave !

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The house was extremely well appointed with everything and more thought of."

    All very clean and comfortable. We met the lovely owner next door who was very accommodating. A real home from home and within walking distance of a good pub with good food and also lovely walks into town and around Shrewsbury. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2019

  • "On our arrival the custodian was waiting to show us around and explain anything to us , Later that evening the owner ( who lives next door ) came and introduced herself."

    A delightful lady , For the rest of the week we only saw her if we needed to . The house itself was amazing ! Everything and more.So many beautiful things, No expense has been spared. And absolutely spotless. The amount of wildlife was a joy. The river was in flood so fishing was slow. Shrewsbury is only 1 mile away ,with so much wonderful architecture and abundant shops Also so many places for good food. The Abbey church and hotel is a must to visit. Even though the weather was not good (early March ) we enjoyed a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2019

  • "The position of the property was excellent, hardly needed to use the car at all, as it was within walking distance of the town and its many attractions."

    The decking overlooking the river was spectacular, and the wildlife totally entertaining! The owner (Grace) was an absolute delight, and did everything she could to make us, and our daughter plus grandchildren, to feel at home and totally relaxed. So impressed were we, we have already booked for two weeks in the summer. Thank you Grace, looking forward to seeing you then!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2019

  • "Riverdale is an exceptional holiday property."

    Lovely location, luxurious accommodation and very well equipped. We have stayed in lots of self catering properties, but this is by far the best.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2019

  • "The accommodation was as expected as Sykes published extensive and accurate data."

    Our break was completely delightful as we had everything we needed. We had intended to dine out but the surroundings and property was so perfect, we were happy to stay in. The owner was very welcoming and the welcome pack was a really lovely touch. All in all, a fantastic short break for the five of us.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2019

  • "We absolutely loved seeing in 2019 at this cosy comfortable well equipped cottage."

    With every gadget you could imagine including electronic salt and pepper grinders! Beautifully warm and lots of areas for study or quiet time, this cottage was perfect for our 2 families. The decking at the rear of the house is far more extensive than shown in the photograph and was a wonderful place to relax, eat, party and commune with the varied wildlife. We loved this property and will be back.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2018

  • "Very helpful owners and a lovely place but just a few things let it down for me ..."

    Very helpful owners and a lovely place but just a few things let it down for me only one rack in the oven and the oven hadn’t been cleaned but apart from that we had a great three days

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Dec 2018

  • "Riverdale is a wonderful house providing everything and more, it's in a beautiful setting overlooking the river Severn."

    It is very peaceful with lots of birds and squirrels visiting, the patio and garden, such a delight. Grace made us most welcome and I feel sure we will go back.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Dec 2018

  • "WiFi was a hit and miss but not too bad"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic property, Ideal location, Owner wonderfully attentive."

    Only issue was the wifi, the connection wasn't great and kept tripping out.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Nov 2018

  • "A lovely property in a great location with beautiful scenery over-looking the river."

    Shrewsbury is a lovely town and perfect for a w/e away - not too big and not too small. The Abbey pub which was less than 10 minutes walk did fabulous food - we had Sunday lunch there.The owner at Riverdale was very friendly and welcoming and although we didn't need her after our initial meet, got the idea that nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by C4.1Nov 2018

  • "The owner was extremely helpful and welcoming."

    It was great to be able to walk into Shrewsbury, although it took a little longer than 10 minutes!

    Reviewed by Olwen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    House was very well equipped and local to Shrewsbury; walkable in about 30 mins along the river. Lovely outside space and very nice to be able to sit by the river.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2018

  • "Wow, wow and wow again!"

    This is a beautiful house in a spectacular location. Supremely comfortable and spacious, very well equipped and a fabulous and very much appreciated welcome pack on arrival. Fresh lilies in the living room were a lovely touch too. The owner is very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for her, she even provided food for our daughter to feed the ducks which was great fun. Our only small issue was the cleanliness, toilets hasn't been cleaned and upstairs was very dusty but this did not detract from just how beautiful this holiday home is. We were blessed with day after day of blue skies and sunshine and to sit on the decking overlooking the river was just sublime. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2018

  • "The house was well equipped and comfortable with lots of "extras" which we had not expected."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owner. Her daughter even made sure that she was there to take in our grocery order when our arrival was delayed due to traffic. One of the best things about the house is it's situation next to the River Severn. Sitting on the back deck watching the swans and squirrels and listening to the birds in the trees was truely magical. So relaxing!

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2018

  • "This holiday home is exceptional, spotlessly clean and everything inside and out was of very high quality."

    Having the 3 bathrooms made it so convenient for us as it wasn’t only family who stayed with us. The position of the home is so tranquil right by the River Severn, no noise from anywhere. Don’t be put off by the front of the house, it hides the wonderful gem of the back. Most meals we took on the decking, even breakfast. The weather was kind to us all week, we all really loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2018

  • "Riverdale is a beautiful property."

    The decor and facilities are those of a family home, not a rental property. The owners have certainly given every consideration for their guests and their needs with no expense spared. We were taken aback at the standard and style of the property, and its gardens and decking area. A true gem of place! We are booking again next year after such a wonderful vacation. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2018

  • "It was amazing, our host was really accommodating, it was spotless, beautiful ..."

    It was amazing, our host was really accommodating, it was spotless, beautiful views, great location and a super hamper on arrival Thank you Grace

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2018

  • "This was a stunning house with the view of the river and the veranda providing a wonderful feature."

    The house was beautifully furnished and the owner was kind, generous and warm. A welcome pack, recommendations for the local area and a real commitment to helping us have the best holiday possible underpinned a great experience in regards to the host. We would return in a heartbeat. Great location means Shrewsbury was easily walked to as well as being within easy reach of other attractions. A really amazing holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent and very comfortable house ."

    Owner available at all times should anything be required.....it wasnt !!! . Basics provided such as bread and milk. Fresh flowers a very nice touch

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2018

  • "Grace who is the owner of the property has a big heart and as soon as you enter the door you are met with a magical experience."

    .. Grace has thought of just about everything one needs within the home to make it as comfortable as possible. ..Her coice of decor and ambience in each room is perfected and complemented with her attention to detail and cleanliness...On arrival...soft music ..a small hamper with those goodies one always forgets including chocs n a bottle of bubbly as it was my wife's birthday...flowers in every room on the ground floor including fresh cut deep red roses...made it all so special. ..the fridge had milk n butter n jams...and other condiments ts and extras could be found too...the bedrooms were really beyond 5 star and would easily beat hands down the best hotels around.. value for money. ...very much so...the organisation and effort both from grace and sykes cottages support staff was first class and customer services around the world should take note and learn lessons from...The environment is such that it literally sits on the banks of the river Severn and has some excellent and easy accessible walks around and across it..THe town of Shrewsbury is a few mind by car or a leisurely walk of 20 min's where you can find an abundance of side streets to wander in with little oldy wordy shops housed in medieval houses .. a truly wanderful place... A patio decking fronts onto the river where a bbq and patio furniture awaits where you can sit and listen to the wildlife in harmony withe flowing river.. WI'll we be back. . Without a doubt... thank you grace ...from Elaine and John in Tring Herts. .. Praking is also available at and near to the premises

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "Really nice house."

    The beds were very comfortable; great hamper left out on arrival. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Mar 2018

  • "Grace is a super host, leaving the most lovely welcome pack & taking delivery of our groceries."

    It made our stay effortless, and she was extremely welcoming and happy to assist us in every way. We had a delightful and relaxing stay in a comfortable, gracious home. The location was excellent, with stunning views of the river. We thoroughly recommend both the property and owner. I intend to re-book, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to family and friends. Thank you too to Sykes for your professional service.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2018

  • "This is an adjoining property to the owners, which is not mentioned, also the fishing access is again through the owners property."

    Inside was immaculate to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Feb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double zip/link (can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size zip/link (can be twin on request), with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dinin area (seats 6)
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with freeview, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear veranda with furniture with gas BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 min walk and pub 5 min walk
  • Note: Fishing available at the property
  • Note: This property can sleep up to 8 people on prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: Due to the property being next to the river, children must be supervised at all times
  • *Please be aware the steps down to the river may not be suitable for people who require walking aids as they are steep
  • Note: Highchair available.

The property

Riverdale is an exquisite cottage placed idyllically on the banks of the River Severn, just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Shropshire's county town, Shrewsbury.

Benefiting from high-quality fittings, two en-suite bedrooms and much to see and do in the immediate area, this a sublime holiday home, perfect for a memorable holiday with your loved ones.

Enter the property through its bright and spacious hallway which leads you into the kitchen/diner, immaculately finished with stylish fixtures and fittings, a contemporary dining table and views to the river which even make the washing up a delight.

The large sitting room rests at the other side of the hallway, offering a cosy and social spot to spend your downtime watching your favourite shows.

This property can also accommodate those with limited mobility as the ground floor also plays host to a stunning super king-size bedroom, zip/link for flexibility and benefiting from a spectacularly unique en-suite.

Take the elegant spiral staircase up to the first floor under the eaves, the large landing houses a double sofa bed for any extra guests wishing to stay.

Up here you will also find two further tastefully decorated bedrooms, one en-suite, as well as a glistening family bathroom.

Appreciate your setting in the right way by taking a seat on your private decking and simply admiring the picturesque views, a river on which you can fish if you own a rod license.

Shrewsbury, a market town brimming with character, is a fabulous base for your Shropshire break as it showcases some incredible buildings including the abbey and castle, as well as a multitude of high-quality amenities.

Nearby you can venture into the breath-taking Shropshire Hills AONB, or discover some fascinating history in Ironbridge 15 miles east.

A wonderful cottage in a lovely location.

Please Note: This property only accepts 1 week books, no short breaks

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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.

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Please Note: This property only accepts 1 week books, no short breaks