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The Bothy

(Ref. 941952)

Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "2nd visit here and it was as comfortable and quiet as the first time."

    Very peaceful with all we needed for a relaxing break and within a short drive of lots to do. Beds are comfy and kitchen equipped for cooking decent sized meals. It was a little cold to enjoy the outdoor seating area so we will have to come back when it's warmer to enjoy that.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay at The Bothy was fabulous."

    We found it to be clean to very high standards. The welcome pack was plentiful. The cottage is very well equipped for all your needs, felt like home from home. It was very warm, cosy and very private. Mark was the perfect host, very attentive but not intrusive, always on hand if needed. It was a great base to see sights of Shropshire or if you just want to enjoy a lovely rest within the grounds. We experienced 2 storms during our stay, but we felt very safe in The Bothy we hunkered down with no issues, keeping lovely and warm with the log burner going. It was every bit the luxury accommodation that is advertised and would 100% recommend The Bothy or any of the other Cottages within the grounds of Meeson Hall.

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely loved staying here."

    We booked the Bothy on a whim and as a last minute plan, so happy to have booked this place, for us it was perfect. The grounds and property are beautiful, very relaxing and peaceful, we live in central London and this countryside escape is precisely what we needed, total peace and quiet and will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Joaquin5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything absolutely spot on !"

    Really smashing place to stay. Everything you could possibly need was provided plus very good welcome pack. Mark was extremely welcoming.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage in super location."

    Very comfy, clean and private. Mark was a super host, very welcoming and informative, then left us to our holiday, but there if we needed him.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, spotlessly clean cottage in beautiful setting."

    Everything you need with a peaceful, private patio. Lots to do close by. Friendly, helpful owners close by but not intrusive. We enjoyed every minute. Many thanks. Ivor & Pam

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely pretty location, Mark was welcoming and helpful on arrival then left us in peace."

    Fully equipped with everything you needed for a week’s stay. Fully recommend to stay here.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage prepared to a very high standard in terms of cleanliness & decor."

    The outside space was generous & very private & an ideal place to relax. The owner who met us & showed us round was very friendly & helpful & had left us all the groceries we needed to get started. A lovely place to spend a holiday. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jul 2023

  • "Top notch property."

    Every comfort you could possibly want or need. Very friendly hosts. Very central to lots of walks and gardens. The beautiful bothy is set on the estate of Meeson Hall and you have the run of the estate gardens. The Bothy has its own large and private backyard. 5 star stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful setting."

    Clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and lodges all over the country and this is one of the best. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "Extremely well appointed property."

    Fittings of very high standard. Host helpful and friendly. Would come back again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "A wonderful and spacious cottage in a secluded, but not isolated, location with friendly and welcoming hosts."

    A very relaxing place to holiday with lots to do and see within an hour's drive.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely setting."

    We had a lovely break, with lots to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful peaceful holiday property set in well maintained estate."

    The Bothy is set in its own completely private grounds but only a short walk from the main house .Mark & Adrian are wonderful hosts,The Bothy has everything and more necessary for a very comfortable stay and the welcome pack is more like a grocery order giving you a complete breakfast on day one! There are plenty of NT properties nearby and a nice lunch can be had at Apley farm shop. I can highly recommend this lovely find,

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property in a beautiful location."

    I cannot recommend this highly enough. The owners give you the personal touch. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, whatever we needed was there it was fully equipped with nothing left to chance."

    Lovely isolated location in beautiful surroundings. Would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very clean property, excellent location and very friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Graham4.4May 2022

  • "Our stay at the Bothy set within the extensive Manor grounds was so peaceful and relaxing."

    The property was comfortable, very well equipped and exceptionally clean. Our hosts Adrian and Mark we’re extremely helpful and made us feel very much at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Alfred & Kathleen Hughes

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing break away, secluded location,peaceful with lots of wildlife,excellent hosts, first class accommodation."

    Thank you Elaine and Gary.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful get away in lovely surroundings."

    Once shown around the cottages by the owners we where left totally alone but where fully aware that they where close by should we need them.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very nice property set on nice grounds and great host."

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Oct 2021

  • "A brilliant place in every respect."

    Beautiful and spotless cottage, very tastefully decorated and fully equipped. Set in spectacular grounds which we thoroughly enjoyed. The Shropshire hills, the Ironbridge gorge and other local attractions were all within easy reach. The hosts were very welcoming and happy to help with any questions. We would definitely like to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Marios5.0Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was private and we were looked after on our arrival at the property. The welcome pack was very useful and much appreciated. The cottage was homely, warm and well equipped. We are already planning a return visit. The property owners were very helpful and were always available in the event of any questions.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2021

  • "The Bothy is a delightful cottage with furniture and fittings of a very high standard."

    The situation is private and peaceful with the opportunity to explore the grounds of the beautiful Meeson Hall. Mark, the owner, was very helpful and welcoming, all in all an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "Mark, our host, was extremely welcoming and very helpful."

    The Bothy was scrupulously clean and thoughtfully decorated and equipped. We had everything we needed which is a rare occurrence in holiday properties in our experience. This especially applied to the kitchen as during our visit indoor eating venues were still closed so more catering than usual was done in the accommodation. A beautiful area with much to explore. We enjoyed the English Heritage properties nearby many of which are free to enter.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was a short 4 night stay at the Bothy for me and my partner."

    It was simply just perfect! Exactly what we needed, it was cute, homely, clean and just a great place to unwind. The Grounds are stunning and you're actively encouraged to explore them. The "personal" grounds / garden is a lovely place to relax in private with a glass of wine and the sounds of nature. Would Highly Recommend!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2021

  • "This cottage looked perfect for us when making on line selections, and it exceeded our expectations."

    Detached and set in 8 acres of glorious gardens, it is a wonderfully peaceful setting. The interior is beautifully decorated and furnished, and was extremely clean and well equipped. There is a gorgeous view from every window. The easy to control central heating, tasteful lamps and the wood burning stove created a warm and cosy environment despite typical December weather. It was so uplifting to spend time in the cottage we barely went out! We met with one of the owners on arrival and departure, and he was very friendly and helpful. I cannot praise this property highly enough and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in amazing grounds."

    The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly and our stay was exactly what we hoped it would be. Would love to come back again!

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Bothy is an amazing holiday cottage, comfortable with lovely furnishings, beautiful surroundings and so quiet and peaceful."

    Loved the mature trees and that anywhere the sun is shining there is always a bench to sit on!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Bothy is an absolutely beautiful place to stay and in such stunning surroundings."

    The cottage itself has everything you need and the cleanliness was to a very high standard. The furnishings are perfect for that cottage feel and it was nice surprise to get a lovely welcome pack from the owner, thank you so much. The cottage itself is in a very private part of the grounds of Meeson Hall but to be able to explore all the gardens was truly amazing. We're looking forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Aug 2020

  • "We stayed only one night."

    We had wanted to postpone the holiday due to Covid 19 but were assured that the place would have been cleaned by specialists. We were disappointed however although it had been cleaned after the previous occupant it was not up to the standard we expected. Sofas were badly stained cutlery was dirty along with the fridge. The garden was overgrown, patio dirty. Warnings about not leaving doors open in case Foxes or badgers may come in was information we did not want to hear. Covid and our age 74 left us feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable. We have stayed with Sykes quite a few times and have never been disappointed before, however we may now decide not to book again. I

    Firstly, as the reviewer states, they had wanted to postpone the booking to next year at short notice because they were nervous of travelling during the Covid 19 outbreak. Unfortunately, we were unable to agree to their request because they had left it too late for us to re-book with another client. We never claim that our cottages are cleaned by ‘specialists’. We have our own experienced cleaning staff who, for many years have cleaned the three cottages and the hotel rooms at Meeson Hall, all of which receive good reviews of cleanliness both on the Sykes website and on Tripadvisor. Cutlery and crockery are put through the dishwasher and fridges, freezers and cookers are thoroughly cleaned after each letting. We have never before received a complaint on cleanliness. Any marks on soft furnishings are removed after each letting with Dr Beckman cleaner. On arrival, we apologised that the grass round the cottage was a bit longer than we usually keep it because we had had so much rain over the previous week that the groundsmen had been unable to cut it. However, we advised that it was due to be cut on the following Monday, which it was. The patio is always swept between lettings, although we had had some high winds which may have blown a few leaves on to it. We are in a country setting and surrounded by trees which most people find attractive. The property is single storey, and the main bedroom has bi-fold doors. It is common sense in a property set in 8 acres of park-like grounds and surrounded by farmland, to close fulllength doors at night against the possible intrusion of wildlife, be it pheasants, rabbits. foxes, or whatever. This has nothing to do with Covid or age (I am 74 myself). When these clients telephoned on the Saturday morning to say that they had left and had left the keys in the door, we asked if there was a problem. The answer was ‘no problem, we just had to go home’ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony2.2Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Bothy, the cottage is clean and well equipped."

    The cottage is in the beautiful manicured grounds of Meeson Hall which are great for a stroll but a particular luxury for us living in the city was the lovely private garden. We had a day out to The Wrekin, a nice woodland and hill walk. It is also within driving distance to Ironbridge and Shrewsbury for a day out, but we found the cottage was great for just relaxing. We would definitely recommend The Bothy for a peaceful couples getaway.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely very comfortable property set in wonderful surroundings so quiet and great hosts"

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay its definitely the place to go if you want some peacefull relaxing time away from the busy home life."

    The cottage has a lovely warm and cosy feel to it and the hosts were very helpful when we needed anything, we will definitely be returning again. Thanks S&L

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2020

  • "A nice touch by leaving a welcome pack."

    The cottage had every thing needed, so no need for extra cleaning things, towels, ironing board etc. Really every thing except meals. The grounds area had nice walks and a plethera of wild life especially squirrels. Cant fault it. Nit picking......somewhere to put the soap in the shower. Worth it all round.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable Bothy set in the grounds of Meeson Hall which is a delight in itself."

    You are encouraged to wander all the grounds and at night the Hall is lit up which is quite magical. All the positive feedback comments already published on The Bothy we totally agree with - there are no negatives. It was lovely to arrive on a bit of a chilly day to find the heating and lights on to welcome us. The heating is a marvellous system. Mark and Adrian have thought of everything for your comfort, great hosts and would be there if you needed them. It was just like staying in the grounds of a National Trust property and it was all ours! The last half mile to the property is a single road, we never met anyone, and Mark tells us that the locals are very thoughtful if you do meet. Other than that the roads are fine and there are many interesting places to visit. On a rainy day there would be no better way to spend it than at RAF Cosford. Two veterans, one in their 90's and the other 100, were there to talk to and I think this would be a regular thing. It was quite special. Thank you to a previous reviewer who more or less wrote a Travel Guide to the area, which we followed! If you are there on a day when the Gardner is at Meeson Hall, which is quite likely, say hello to Joe and his colleague. A great stay, so comfortable, we were at home within minutes.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "A great place to stay and a very warm welcome from the owner ."

    Lovely surroundings and magnificent main house and garden . Highly recommend . Maybe not so great for children

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2019

  • "The owners have put a lot of thought into this very well equipped and clean property."

    It is situated in a very private location in the beautifully kept grounds of Meeson Hall. Good location for cycling from the property.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything about the Bothy was excellent."

    It was in a lovely location and being able to walk around the grounds was a delight. It is well situated for days out and there are plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Although the Bothy is in the grounds of Meeson Hall the cottage felt very private. Surrounded by trees and so peaceful. Very relaxing. Cottage very comfortable and well equipped. We will certainly try to stay again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautifully situated and newly renovated, the Bothey exceeded my expectations."

    The welcome pack of local produce was warmly received and made settling in a relaxed experience. Emma, who greeted us was friendly and welcoming. The property was very well maintained and all expected mod-con were provided. The Bothy, being situated at the rear of the hall was ideal for a secluded stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2019

  • "So enjoyed my stay in this beautiful and extremely comfortable cottage set in such a tranquil location."

    It is a testimony to its charming and welcoming owners, Adrian & Mark and I shall definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Had a great week, beautiful grounds and gardens around the house and lots of walks in the area."

    Lots of lovely places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Mar 2019

  • "The Bothy is situated in the grounds of Meeson Hall but is still private."

    There is a covered veranda to sit under in a west facing garden, very private and quiet. Only noises we heard were birds and tractors in the adjoining fields. Bed was one of the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in. Lovely welcome basket from owners, always appreciated. Unlike some places we’ve stayed the sofas were very comfortable and we enjoyed lounging the day away. The location is ideal for exploring the delights of Shropshire and neighbouring counties, would highly recommend staying here. Don’t be put off by comments regarding the single lanes approaching Meeson Hall as they are for only a short distance and nowhere near as ‘single’ as the ones to be found on Devon and Cornwall!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Bothy (941952) Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Shropshire 26 October, 2018 - 02 November, 2018 This property is set in beautiful grounds in the country side and was a lovely quite place to relax."

    The owners left us a welcome pack which consisted of a fresh loaf of bread a pint of milk a pot of home made jam pats of butter and 6 fresh farm eggs which was a nice surprise. The area has plenty of things to do and see close by. We had a lovely time here celebrating our ruby wedding anniversary.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Bothy at Meeson Hall is a comfortable, quiet and very well equipped cottage."

    We received a warm welcome and excellent welcome pack from the owner which was appreciated. The cottage was ideally placed for visiting the Ironbridge Gorge attractions, Shrewsbury, Telford, other surrounding areas, and local amenities and shops. Thank you.

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2018

  • "This holiday the Boffy at Meesom Hall was very good the welcome pack was more than any other let we have had the manager met us and shown us round the the Boffy, the settings absolutely great, it was nice and quite, very narrow lanes to get to Meesom Hall but well worth it."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2018

  • "The whole experience was a treat from being welcomed by Mark to enjoying all the amenities the cottage had to offer> the set up of the cottage was spot on with everything you needed for a comfortable stay which included a welcome hamper, great Wi Fi and lovely walks, the only thing I would say is that it is quite remote and you definitely need a car."

    Reviewed by Anne4.8Feb 2018

  • "The hosts were incredibly kind and thoughtful during our stay and it was really appreciated."

    The setting was idyllic and very peaceful. I look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jan 2018

  • "A really delightful, peaceful, cosy and well equipped cottage — perfect for a quiet retreat."

    Plenty of local walks and interesting excursions too. Very welcoming and helpful hosts Adrian and Paul in the main house.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2017

  • "The Bothy was very well equipped and comfortable."

    We only mentioned that the shower was running cool and the plumber was called, fitted a new one the same day. Shame that in two weeks stay we only had broadband for 4 days. That with no phone reception was very inconvenient.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Nov 2017

  • "We had a fantastic 2 week stay in the Bothy."

    It is a beautiful place to stay with easy access to many local attractions. But a perfect place to stay and enjoy the comfort of the cottage and wander around the grounds and admire the surroundings. It is peaceful and relaxing. Mark and Adrian make you feel so welcome, which makes you feel so at home.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2017

  • "Amazing cottage and location - exceptional!"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2017

  • "Cottage far exceeded expectations,owners were extremely helpful,every need had been met excellent"

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jun 2017

  • "Should have a power shower"

    Reviewed by G4.8Jun 2017

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  • 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 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
  • Please note: a starter pack of logs will be provided upon arrival, and further logs can then be purchased.

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 10.

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
  • Christmas