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Housekeeper's Cottage Countryside Cottage in Meeson, Shropshire

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Housekeeper's Cottage Countryside Cottage description

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Housekeeper's Cottage is a lovely cottage is attached to the rear of Meeson Hall, a magnificent country house set in the rural hamlet of Meeson, thirteen miles from Ironbridge in Shropshire. This cottage sleeps two people in one king-size double bedroom. There is a shower room, along with a fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for 1 car, a shared front courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ, private rear garden and shared use of the owner's 8 acres of gardens, paddocks and wood. Housekeeper's Cottage is a perfect holiday home for a couple who wish to visit the many attractions close by or explore the wonderful Shropshire countryside.

Meeson is a rural hamlet set amongst lovely countryside. The Ironbridge Gorge is only thirteen miles away, which boasts the world famous bridge, plus the village of Ironbridge has shops, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. There are a number of attractions nearby which suit all tastes.

A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.

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, power and wood for stove 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.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Mr Stone
May 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
Mr Walsh
April 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
Mrs Gladwinfield
December 2018
Cottage was everything we wanted for a relaxing and peaceful break.. Absolutely perfect.
Mr Sykes
August 2018
The cottage and the grounds were lovely .. It was a very relaxing holiday and very accessible to places we wanted to visit .
Mrs Lusby
July 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
Mr Kiddell
June 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..
Dr Rabey
March 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.
November 2017
Lovely quiet location. Lots of caracter and history in the accommodation and main house. Perfect for a couple getting away from it all. Adrian and Mark very helpful and interesting.
November 2017
Gorgeous location, lovely comfortable cottage, great hospitality
Mr Gathercole
September 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.
Mr Rimmer
September 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.
Ms Cleverley
September 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.
Mrs Hinchcliffe
August 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.
Mrs Davis
June 2016
Housekeeper's Cottage is a very special and beautiful place, and the owner is perfect host.
Mrs Davies
May 2016
The name 'Housekeepers Cottage' does not prepare you for the utter splendour of the building; it certainly went above beyond our expectations.
Mrs Reynolds
May 2016
An amazing place with perfect hosts. I am rarely lost for words but it was perfect in every way, well worth visiting.
Mrs Hatter
April 2016
A truly lovely place to stay. The owners are delightful and welcoming but not intrusive. The big house is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. We are already planning a return visit!
Mr Lott
March 2016
Every thing was superb. Our hosts were so genuinely friendly and accommodating. Housekeeper's Cottage was a grand country house filled with beautiful furniture of that period and we had access to the grounds- all nine acres. We particularly liked the lovely log wood burner. Our thanks again to the owners for letting us share their beautiful home in such wonderful Shropshire scenery and countryside.
Mr Dummer
November 2015
The owners made us very welcome. Showed us their extensive garden and then gave us a personal tour of the House. Do not miss out on an evening meal it is highly recommended. We plan to go again next spring.
Mr Rowlandson
October 2015
Absolutely wonderful holiday, we thoroughly enjoyed our week. Superb hospitality from the owners. Outstanding comments in the visitors book which we have reiterated and would certainly stay at Housekeepers Cottage again.
Mrs Ricketts
September 2015
The Cottage was sympathetically and elegantly decorated, very comfortable. The owners of the cottage were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and this made our holiday extra special.
Mrs Hope
August 2015
We immediately felt at home and were very comfortable throughout our stay, from beginning to end. The 'whole' home experience was welcoming and attention to detail was fascinating. This is a very quiet, secluded haven and is to be enjoyed to the full if you want that kind of experience, with the added personal attention (much welcomed) of the proprietors.
Mrs Outlaw
June 2015
A beautiful place with very friendly hosts. In quiet surroundings and beautiful grounds, it was clean and welcoming.
Miss Noakes
April 2015
In an excellent location, off the beaten track with lovely grounds, perfect for a quiet peaceful stay. Had a warm welcome and a lovely starter pack.
Mrs Carberry
March 2015
Lovely cottage and beautiful gardens in a quiet location. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We felt at ease wandering in the grounds of the main house.
Mrs Emery
March 2015
The owners could not have been better hosts. We loved everything about our stay here. They gave us a tour of Meeson Hall and since I am an interior Designer I fell in love with it. Our cottage was very pleasant they saw to all our needs. Great guys a great property.
Mr Ferguson
December 2014
Lovely quirky accommodation.
November 2014
All the reviews are correct. This is a fantastic place to stay, Beautiful surroundings, interesting places to visit, caring and thoughtful owners. This is the second time we have visited and yes we would come back again. We did not really want to leave
Mr Dunn
October 2014
The peace and quiet. Access to all the gardens to walk round and enjoy. The relaxed and friendly owners. A really good week with lots to see and do.
Mr Sanders
October 2014
The welcome we received was excellent and the owners made us feel that nothing was too much trouble to help us enjoy our holiday. Also, the freedom to wander the grounds was a delight!
Mr Lewis
October 2014
Outstanding cottage in every way.
Mr Halford
September 2014
High standards of accommodation/beautiful grounds and a quiet, peaceful, relaxing location with lovely countryside.
Mrs Canning
August 2014
Had a beautiful living room with log burner and a beautiful bedroom. We were allowed to roam through the large grounds and the owners were friendly. It had an outside sitting area, good pubs close by and was close to the Ironbridge site NT houses. The cottage was surrounded by the grounds and felt peaceful away from it all.
Mrs Christie Palda
August 2014
Loved the cottage and surroundings. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome - will be coming back.
Mrs Hargreaves
July 2014
The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners in adjoining property. An incredible courtyard to sit in - full of colourful summer plants, and acres of garden to roam. Wood-burner on a chilly summers evening with an unlimited supply of wood.
Mr Stocks
June 2014
Housekeepers Cottage is a truly delightful holiday accommodation set in the beautiful grounds of Meeson Hall. The Cottage has been sympathetically restored, decorated and furnished by the present owners making it a most cosy and comfortable place to stay. The gardens of Meeson Hall are a pleasure to sit in the sun and while away an hour or two. Lots to do in this area of Shropshire, plenty of National Trust properties to visit plus the heritage centre of Ironbridge. All in all a fabulous place to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life, sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Mr Davis
June 2014
An excellent cottage, very pretty and grand - quality at its best. Location excellent for touring and there was lots to do and see. No traffic noise, only the morning bird songs to wake you in the morning. Its like living in the past. The owners were very friendly and helpful, nothing is to much bother for them and the welcome pack is excellent.
Mr Maden
June 2014
Excellent hosts at the property, lovely gardens and interesting Hall.
Mrs Barker
June 2014
Housekeeper's Cottage is a delightful place to stay. The rooms are comfortable, well decorated and very clean. We enjoyed walking in the gardens of Meeson Hall. The courtyard area outside the cottage will soon be a mass of colour from all the flowers, a perfect place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. We really enjoyed our stay there and would stay again.
Mrs Whitton
May 2014
The quietness, the scenery, the birdsong! The relaxed atmosphere - but the relative nearness of places of interest to visit. A lovely holiday.
Steve Dye
December 2013
No complaints at all: the accommodation very clean and comfortable. The property and gardens are delightful, and the hosts very helpful, and not obtrusive in any way.
Mrs Connell
November 2013
The owners of the property were both kind and welcoming. The property was exceptionally comfortable, and the furnishings were quality pieces. The wood-burning stove was an added bonus!
Mrs Hunt
September 2013
Beautiful property, in lovely countryside, with wonderful gardens.
Mr Dye
September 2013
Wonderful country holiday, with the Hall grounds and gardens providing a relaxing atmosphere. Welcome and hospitality first class. Plenty to do in the area.
Mr Sharp
August 2013
The property was comfortable and the location quiet. Handy for lots of places to visit.
Mr Moore
July 2013
We needed a break to get away from it all and relax, and this property fitted the bill perfectly. Both the grounds around the cottage, and the surrounding area were beautiful. We found lots to do and only wish we could have stayed for longer. It was a lovely break, and I would highly recommend this cottage for any couples just looking to get away and find a relaxing break.
Mrs Howes
June 2013
The house was fab and the cottages were lovely. The surrounding countryside was lovely and plenty of historic places to visit. Lovely and quiet, just what we wanted from our break. we will most definitely go there again.
Mrs Smith
October 2012
Wonderful cottage, very cosy although plenty of space. So out of the way that nothing disturbed a good nights sleep! We had a really good time, even enjoyed cleaning and re-setting the wood burning stove. We would thoroughly recommend.
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