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The Old House, 20 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1ES, England
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The Old House Suites
Ranked #1 of 48 Shrewsbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 3 nights in July and this would be one of the best places we have stayed anywhere in the world. I always try to book into places that are relevant to the towns we are visiting and this exceeded all expectations. It will always be one of the "lifetime experiences" for us. The passion of the owners for... More

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Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights last week and had an absolutely wonderful stay! Fred, Tony and Mary are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome in their home. Fred greeted us on our arrival and was a brilliant host throughout our stay, nothing was too much trouble. Mary's superb breakfast was second to none. The tour of the... More

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place, with wonderful hosts. We were warmly welcomed into Tony and Mary's home, (Fred was not about). Everything we needed to know about our stay was explained with passion and clarity and Tony escorted my husband to the car park just across the road (this is free). We stayed in the Mary Tudor Suite with a super... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the accolades have been written already and so a huge thank you to Tony,Mary and Fred for a truly memorable stay. The Chilean Fizz at 6.00 pm is so worth ordering...we loved it ALL xx Hospitality at it's very best

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158 reviews 158 reviews
53 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Suffice to say that I've already booked for 2015 for friends to meet up and book all three rooms. We had the Thomas Bromley, top floor suite. Large, great views, two massive baths, comfy bed, and lots of space. Ask owner Tony to give you the tour of this fascinating 1520 house, it brings it all to life. Breakfast was... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

If you like a quirky place to stay then this is made for you. The house, dating back to the 15th Century, is wooden panelled and wonderfully creaky. Our room, the Mary Tudor Suite was huge, with a very comfortable king size bed, sofa, chairs, Sky and walk in wardrobe. There is fresh milk in the fridge for your tea... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from 3 days break in shrewsbury. Trip was made by the wonderful Old House Suites. Everything about it was superb, firstly we felt inspired by the hosts Tony and Mary. Tony's tour of the house was full of interesting tales of by-gone-days and his enthusiasm makes you want to investigate more. The breakfast served by Mary in our... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If interested in historical buildings, and open to the impact of time on a 500 year old structure, this is a fantastic place to stay. We had a wonderful suite on the third floor of The Old House Suites (one suite of three). The bath fixtures are sparkly modern. However, moving from one room to the next, or even through... More

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Perigueux, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed in this beautiful house for 3 nights from 17th June. Tony and Mary were very friendly and welcoming and Tony showed us around some of the house and explained it's history, which was really interesting. Our room, the Mary Tudor Suite, was being re-decorated so they offered us the Catherine of Aragon Suite instead at a very discounted... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just got back from a two night stay at this wonderful b&b, Fred, Tony and Mary are extremely friendly and welcoming and I felt privileged to spent time in their amazing home. I can't explain how much I enjoyed my visit it was like stepping back in time. I booked this as it is number 1 on TA and it... More

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Address: The Old House, 20 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1ES, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Old House Hotel Shrewsbury

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The Old House in Dogpole sits on an original Anglo-Saxon plot leading down to the River Severn. After the Norman Conquest in 1066, Shrewsbury was fortified and the town wall cut through the garden, but the plot remained intact. The house was rebuilt as a timber framed Tudor mansion around two massive brick chimneys in the late 1490s and retains much of this original character. The house had strong connections with Catherine of Aragon. She married Arthur (brother of Henry VIII) at nearby Ludlow Castle in South Shropshire where she finally returned after her divorce from her later marriage to Henry VIII. Members of the Rocke family were courtiers of Catherine and also owners of The Old House, and there is a tradition that Mary Tudor stayed in the house on her way to visit her mother. ... more   less 
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