The Old House Suites is the ultimate in accommodation, and was the most impressive of our month long trip around England.
We stayed in the Catherine of Aragon suite, which is far and away worth the extra and is excellent value for money (although I'm sure all rooms would be spectacular). Not only do you have an elaborate bedroom, but a separate sitting room/breakfast room for your own personal use. The owners go out of their way to provide an delicious breakfast complete with cheese selection, croissants, yoghurts and full cooked breakfast (well catered to our vegetarian needs).
The location is perfect, central to the town and overlooking the river. The wonderful history of the house is evident everywhere and is brought to life by Tony in a short personal tour. Also, Fred (the owner's son), will park your car for you through the narrow and very confusing streets of Shrewsbury - this was much appreciated! The owners are available if needed, but otherwise you have complete privacy.
This accommodation is 100% recommended by us, and we would gladly stay here again should we ever return to Shrewsbury. Perfect in every way.
- Also Known As:
- The Old House Hotel Shrewsbury
- The Old House Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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