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The Old House Suites

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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
63 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and I chose this place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and what a fantastic choice of a B&B! Centrally located and within walking distance to all the shops/restaurants, etc... Our room was large and very comfortable. Breakfast was superb - tasty and well cooked. The highlight was when Tony gave his tour of the house which was... More

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have just returned from a weekend stay at The Old House Suites, staying in the Mary Tudor Suite. It was the most luxurious room we've ever stayed in. It was beautifully decorated, spacious, with an extremely splendid, comfy bed. We felt very special and the family were so hospitable and friendly. If you love history, and the opportunity to... More

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Indianapolis, In
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Just returned from our 2nd visit to Shrewsbury, and staying at The Old House fells like going home. The first visit, we stayed in the Catherine of Aragon Suite. It felt so luxurious! This time we stayed in the Mary Tudor Suite. Honestly, I'm not sure which suite we liked better. But the rooms are incidental compared to the generous... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Just returned from a luxurious and memorable stay at the Old House Suites.From the moment we arrived and warmly greeted by Fred Walters we felt like royalty staying in the Mary Tudor suite. The room was magnificent with great views over the Severn and a fantastic on suite. Following Tony Walters tour of his home the next day we felt... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

To avoid repeating what the other reviews of this incredible b&b have already said, I'll keep this short...amazing property (the tour by Tony recommended), warm welcome, delicious extensive breakfast. But the fact that we were able to stay in the utter luxury of the Mary Tudor Suite (roll top bath was the icing on the cake) on a Thursday for... 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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