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Housekeeper's Cottage

(Ref. 17632)

Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "What a special place to relax and unwind."

    Mark was friendly and approachable which always makes a difference, his love of the property was obvious and his knowledge was appreciated. The grounds were beautiful and the stunning courtyard has given us lots of ideas for our own house renovation. We did lots of reading, tv watching and eating in beautiful surroundings, who could ask for more!

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2023

  • "We'll equipped."

    Lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Housekeeper’s Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean, had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Mark made us feel most welcome and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it and indeed revisit ourselves if we have the opportunity. Thank you Mark for recommending The Cottage Countess, I really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Apr 2023

  • "An exceptional holiday let, in wonderful private grounds, here lies history at every turn, for the discerning visitor."

    Peace and quiet, lovely countryside, and quaint villages. If you are after something special look no further! Adrian and Mark are exceptionally friendly hosts. But very unobtrusive, And wait for it....Adrian's jams and chutneys to die for, I am trying not to recommend the Red Goosebury jam in case there is none left for our next visit! We would absolutely recommend this fabulous place!

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Apr 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing week’s stay at the cottage."

    Lovely peaceful setting; accommodation beautifully furnished in keeping with the style and age of the property. Owner very welcoming and available for any queries without being intrusive. Welcome pack appreciated. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay in Housekeepers cottage, Meeson Hall has been perfect from start to finish."

    We had a lovely warm welcome from Mark who showed us round. So much attention to detail, gorgeous comfy accommodation, we felt immediately at home. We really enjoyed the welcome pack too. Such a beautiful setting and the courtyard was wonderful, we'd love to come back in summer and sit out there with a glass of wine and enjoy the lovely planting and gardenalia. Lots of nearby places to see, David Austin rose centre a must for fellow gardeners and Ironbridge and Blists Hill excellent and well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thrilled with the property - true to all the photographs, very clean, period furnishings, welcome pack provided - located in the grounds of Meeson Hall."

    Mark, Adrian and staff were very welcoming and lovely to chat to but also allowing us privacy on our holiday (kindly storing and watering our plants that we purchased locally). Lots to see with Ironbridge museums close by, David Austin roses and RAF Cosford. We had such an amazing break we are returning in September, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Housekeepers Cottage."

    The cottage is attached to Meeson Hall. The grounds are substantial. There is a beautiful, large courtyard to sit in and it is full of lovely flowers grown in a variety of elegant planters. The cottage is very comfortable. The furnishings and linens are of good quality. Importantly, the bed is very comfortable. Mark and Adrian are very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed the welcome pack which included fresh bread, homemade jam and eggs. Thank you both for showing us round your beautiful home. Georgie and Roger

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend stay at the housekeepers cottage."

    Mark the proprietor was very helpful showing us around and suggesting places to visit. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated also. It will definitely be a place we stay again

    Reviewed by stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week and will definitely return."

    Mark was so welcoming, Adrian's homemade jam is delicious and the cottage is delightful. We enjoyed trips out every day returning for an al fresco lunch in the private courtyard facing the gardens, listening to birdsong. What's not to like?!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2022

  • "I think stunning sums it up!"

    Beautiful property and grounds, quiet and tranquil. Loved Housekeepers Cottage, so comfortable with everything we needed to compliment the visit. Lovely welcome pack. Adrian and Mark were so helpful. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property, as described."

    Owners very welcoming

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage on a lovely place."

    Very quiet and very comfy. Nice place for a hike and very nice to sit in the sun. We felt very welcome with a bottle of milk, a little bread, coffee, tea and jam. Love to met Mark and Adrian. We do not go twice to the same cottage but this is a place were we maybe want to go for the second time :-)

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful annex /cottage adjoined to the main Hall ."

    It still retains some of the original features but with modern comforts .

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have the most wonderful stay and the hosts were great and the location was brilliant."

    5 stars. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage full of character, well furnished, accessed via a beautiful courtyard, which was available to relax in."

    Enjoyed having private walled garden to look out on. Excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2021

  • "The hosts where extremely charming ,courteous, and very helpful, the ..."

    The hosts where extremely charming ,courteous, and very helpful, the accommodation was fantastic, standards of cleanliness was second to none

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jun 2021

  • "Love.y location and property."

    Friendly hosts and a lot of things to do in the area. Brilliant first outing after lockdown….

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2021

  • "Perhaps our expectations were too high, definitely with regards to the garden, the cottage was beautifully furnished and wonderfully peaceful but in terms of cooking and preparing meals, the kitchen had more odds and ends than being well equipped."

    The hosts were friendly and helpful and very accommodating. Overall, we had a very enjoyable week despite the dismal weather.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Apr 2021

  • "Comfortable, quiet, quirky, clean, relaxing and the guys were always helpful and responded to all our reasonable requests."

    There was no street lighting so we could actual see lots of stars in the night sky. We had two choices for sitting in the open, outside in the communal, colourful planted court yard which was also full of interesting objects or at our own table and chairs in the walled garden, a real sun trap. Nothing but bird sound and the odd helicopter. A bit of a puzzle that one, backwards and forwards a lot of the time in daylight, working hours. All in all we had a very chilled and relaxing holiday which was our intention. Lovely to have had the opportunity to use the wood burner in the evenings. There was sunshine in the lounge in the afternoon and evenings. We were really impressed with the heating provided for this time of the year when you really need to feel warmth in the mornings and evenings. It still has vintage, cast iron radiator central heating, storage heaters, addition free standing electric heaters if required and the lovely wood burner with its comforting glow. The four living spaces and large hallway where well decorated and interesting, especially the framed history of the attached building Meeson Hall. It is always nice to have plenty of space to park this just outside the courtyard.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Owner very welcoming, lovely welcome hamper and great to see a multi-fuel burner in the living room, great for the cold winter nights!"

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2020

  • "Delightful property."

    Beautiful building and garden and friendly, caring hosts. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is a really good size for two people, peaceful and quiet with everything you'd need for self catering and sits in lovely gardens."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way and s described."

    Would use Sykes again as booking process and refund process due to covid 19, was clear and easy with good communication.

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Housekeeper's cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday."

    The cottage is part of Meeson Hall and is set in glorious surroundings. It is so peaceful and quiet. The cottage has a wonderful courtyard where you can sit and enjoy a morning coffee and you are also free to explore the extensive garden with its magical trees. The owners, Adrian and Mark are very welcoming and they kindly gave us a tour of their beautiful home and told us some of its history. The cottage has a lovely homely feel and has a very comfortable bed. We can't recommend Housekeeper's cottage enough, a peach of a place!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage really is superb."

    In a beautiful quiet, rural location - but only a few miles back to the A road. Great for exploring Ironbridge, the Wrekin (definitely walk to the top - it's hard-going but well worth it), and all over Shropshire. Took our bikes and the quiet country lanes round about were delightful for exploring. House exceptionally clean and tidy and kitchen was really well equipped - modern cooker, dishwasher, fridge. Lovely welcome pack of eggs, delicious crusty bread and some jam. The courtyard is full of flowers in pots and very charming. Also nice to chat to other people staying in the other cottage if you want to - if not, there is a private area round the side and a large garden at the back. The grounds are very impressive. Host was extremely friendly and gave great advice on where to go. Recommend the Lion at Waters Upton for a curry - we walked but it is a couple of miles each way. No bathtub, which is literally the only non-positive thing I can think to say. Would recommend to anyone. Lovely part of the world, and a great place to stay in style to explore it.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Housekeepers Cottage is in a beautifully peaceful location in the grounds of the Meeson Hall, itself an architectural gem."

    The cottage has many period features, and a real fire which we lit to make it lovely warm and cozy. It was well equipped and we’d certainly recommend the cottage to stay. It was well situated for exploring the local area, Ironbridge in particular, soaking up the history and feasting your eyes on the fabulous architecture in places such as Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jan 2020

  • "We most enjoyed the rural location."

    We wanted a quite relaxing break and we absolutely got that. There are many places to visit within easy access for anyone who wants to be on the go. The welcome was warm, efficient and very friendly, that and all the 'little extras' made us feel that we were wanted as visitors. We plan to return. Sue and Malc

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2019

  • "Mark and Adrian were the consummate hosts."

    The property was beyond great with it's position right in the walled garden of the beautiful Meeson Hall. We have been to many nice country houses, with walled gardens, and never thought we would actually ever get to live in one, if only for a week. Thanks Guys.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2019

  • "Owners very helpful."

    They supplied a welcome pack with eggs bread milk etc. which saved having to look for locally after arrival. The gardens were very nice. We had free access to stroll around and enjoy them.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2019

  • "Hosts were polite and friendly with lots of information about the history of the place."

    It was lovely and peaceful. I felt restored and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Yvette4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and the owners Mark and Adrian very friendly also there was bread milk eggs and butter on arrival the grounds were lovely."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2019

  • "For eighty year olds, as inactive as we have become, a one level facility would ..."

    For eighty year olds, as inactive as we have become, a one level facility would be a plus, but of course without the charm of the Housekeepers Cottage

    Reviewed by Philip3.8May 2019

  • "Owners most welcoming with fresh bread, eggs, butter, milk and home-made jam waiting for us in the kitchen."

    Cottage lovely and comfortable. Well-equipped. It was a joy to sit out in the walled-garden at the rear of the cottage. So peaceful and pretty. Meeson Hall and grounds a pleasure to return to after a day's sightseeing. Highly recommended. Plenty to see and do within a short drive. We loved Attingham Park and Wightwick Manor, Stokesay Castle and all the interesting abbey ruins dotted around the area. We were never short of wonderful places to visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Had a thoroughly enjoyable break staying at the Housekeeper’s Cottage."

    One of the owners, Mark was there to welcome us. There was milk, eggs, butter etc left for us- very thoughtful as there’re no shops nearby. Meeson Hall is an impressive place, beautifully restored and we’d a tour of the rooms. Conveniently located for trips to Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Wrekin and many others. Would love to return. Mr & Mrs Walsh

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was everything we wanted for a relaxing and peaceful break."

    Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage and the grounds were lovely ."

    It was a very relaxing holiday and very accessible to places we wanted to visit .

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2018

  • "It gave us a chance to explore the History of a beautiful part of the country while staying in the beautiful grounds of Meeson Hall."

    The tastefully furnished housekeepers cottage was entirely different from anywhere we have stayed before and was perfect for us

    Reviewed by Jenifer3.8Jul 2018

  • "Had a great week at the housekeeper house ."

    .grounds were nice to walk round house was lovely and spacious.,,my only bugbear was the bedroom there wasn’t any sockets close enough to the dressing table to dry/style hair had to dry hair in the hallway near where we ate which wasn’t practical..

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jun 2018

  • "Hosts and cottage were lovely."

    We really enjoyed our stay; excellent wood-burning stove, very clean with superb kitchen facilities. Bedroom was very cosy and we even had a welcome package of food and milk. We would thoroughly recommend to couples looking for a romantic weekend in the country.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2018

  • "Gorgeous location, lovely comfortable cottage, great hospitality"

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2017

  • "This cottage was all we expected it to be, being very comfortable and well equipped in quiet surroundings, ideal for a peaceful break."

    The owners were very friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2017

  • "This holiday exceeded all expectations ."

    On arrival we were greeted by Adrian and Mark and shown to the Housekeepers Cottage which was furnished and decorated to very high standards.In the kitchen we found a complimentary pack of provisions which was most appreciated.The cottage is ideally situated for visiting places of interest Ironbridge area or National Trust properties.When we have sorted the dates out we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Don5.0Sep 2017

  • "Sykes - booking app is a useful enhancement."

    Housekeeper's Cottage- utterly charming. Good as the photographs are they don't do it justice. The property (as well as the hosts) is delightful and welcomes you.. We often book properties with more bedrooms to gain a more generous living space but that wasn't necessary this time. Lovely.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2017

  • "We were looking for a cottage in Shropshire in a rural location with plenty of outside space but located within easy reach of all the places we wanted to visit."

    Housekeepers Cottage "delivered in spades". A clean, extremely comfortable cottage with everything we needed for our stay. Set within wonderful gardens and grounds and a truly magnificent courtyard - all of which you are encouraged to enjoy by the very warm and welcoming hosts. An absolute gem! We would highly recommend a stay at Housekeepers cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Aug 2017

  • "What a simply lovely cottage."

    It is set in the grounds of a wonderful estate (Meeson Hall) in Shropshire, so when you leave the cottage you can wonder around the grounds. The Housekeeper's Cottage itself is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The village is lovely and has the best butcher I have ever been to!! Mark and Adrian who run Meeson Hall are extremely welcoming. When we arrived we were met and shown around the cottage. There were fresh eggs, tea, coffee, milk, butter, home-made jam and bread all provided for our arrival. You couldn't wish for a more comfortable cottage and a more peaceful place. Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2016

  • "The peace and quiet of the surroundings the friendly manner of our host Adrian and Mark superb gardens to walk around ."

    Reviewed by Ramon5.0Sep 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom with garden view
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Dining hall
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and portable electric heaters
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Shared use of beautiful front courtyard garden with furniture, plus private rear garden with furniture and BBQ
  • 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
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Please note: a starter pack of logs will be provided upon arrival, and further logs can then be purchased.

The property

This Victorian brick-built housekeeper's cottage stands in a courtyard attached to the rear 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.

This lovely cottage near Ironbridge provides charming accommodation, perfect for a romantic break in a truly stunning location.

This Ironbridge holiday cottage boasts quality, well-equipped accommodation, furnished with a perfect combination of traditional and contemporary fixtures and fittings, whilst the woodburning stove in the sitting room helps to create a welcoming and cosy atmosphere.

The beautiful shared front courtyard garden is a gardener's delight, and an ideal place to enjoy a drink or alfresco dining on a summer's evening.

Or if you wish to be on your own, you have a private lawn with furniture and BBQ, while the estate grounds provide relaxing strolls through woods and paddocks.

A truly charming Ironbridge cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 11346 and 941952, together they sleep 8.

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


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.

Note: No Infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute