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“Excellent Service and Food” 5 of 5 stars
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The Old Rectory of St James
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Stirchley Village, Telford TF3 1DY, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 29 Telford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I normally do not write a review after visiting a place, but I had to write one for this Lodge, a contrat to an earlier experience from another hotel, the day before!! Its a home away from home, but with the touch of care.

Absolutely beautiful!!! The grounds, the food, the Host and Hostess, Adrian and Rosemary were lovely!. For tea we had freshly bakes scones, with cream and jam, Lovely chocolate cake..all freshly made. Dinner was also lovely, peas grown locally and picked and Made. The scented freh roses and home made cookies, were just awesome

The room was something out of Downton Abbey!! I felt like royalty. I have recommended the lodge to a few people already and hope I can go back for a restful retreat soon!!

Well done to you both!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your brief stay and thank you for recommending us.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed with Rosemary and Adrian for 5 nights they made us very welcome. The room was clean and very comfortable. Afternoon tea and dinner on the first night was delicious as was breakfast the rest of our stay. Would highly recommend the Old Rectory to anyone visiting the Telford area.
Will definately be back
Robert and Janet

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night on a business trip an found the entire experience faultless. I arrived late in evening but was met at the door by the welcoming and hospitable host, Adrian.
Bedroom, on the ground floor, had two single beds and excellent en suite (which, incidentally, caters for disabled or limited mobility access). Nice touch to find homemade biscuits (and a copy of the recipe) with the usual coffee/tea facilities. Wifi is available.
Breakfast was promptly served, well-cooked and delicious - several options to choose from.
I used a taxi to and from town centre - cost c.£6 each way.
Unfortunately I didn't have time to explore rest of facilities or stroll around what appears to be a lovely garden - the setting is a peaceful haven.
In short, faultless. Every service provided politely and professionally.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review us after such a short stay. We hope you will find the time to return one day
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Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed with Rosemary and Adrian for 4 nights with our children and had a wonderful time. The rooms were clean and decorated to a high standard and we were made to feel very welcome. Will definately be coming back - thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
We are so glad you had a good time as we do try to appeal to all ages. Well behaved, well spoken and interesting youngsters like yours are a delight to have to stay. (Oh - well behaved parents too!)
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Cymru
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in August and could not fault one second of our stay. From the warm welcome we received from Adrian and the tasty tea and freshly baked cakes on arrival to the beautiful, peaceful bedroom and delicious breakfasts. Everything was superb. The extra touches like fresh flowers, home made biscuits and chocolates in your room each day as well as the tea on arrival makes this place very special. The Guest House is set in tranquil gardens, away from the hustle and bustle but 10 mins from Ironbridge and Telford. Adrian and Rosemary were perfect hosts. Highly recommend this Guest House - you, like us, will definitely want to return.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
We certainly look forward to your return - thanks for taking the time to write a review
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Old Rectory of St. James really is a wonderful place to stay. The perfect hosts Adrian and Rosemary certainly go the extra mile to make your stay here relaxed, comfortable and most memorable. Beautiful spotless rooms, superb breakfasts and lots of welcome extras like fresh flowers in your room, cream tea on arrival, fluffy towels and bathrobes, free Wi-Fi all make your stay so enjoyable. We have no hesitation in recommending the Old rectory to anyone wanting to stay in this area.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you for your review and giving us yet another high rating - much appreciated
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I was looking for somewhere to stay that was close to the Ironbridge museums as a birthday treat for my partner and fortunately found this 'B&B' - and are we glad I did! The term 'bed and breakfast' doesn't really quite fit The Old Rectory, as it is so much more than this. When I read the superb reviews, I wondered if people had exaggerated, but soon realised that they hadn't. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel special. Tea on the lawn, complete with linen table cloth, home-made cakes, scones and preserves, was a delightful introduction to the place; our room, spotlessly clean and furnished in keeping with the age of the house, was huge and utterly charming, with views over the extensive gardens. Added beautiful touches were the roses on our bedside tables; the home-made biscuits and macaroons, complete with recipes, on our tea/coffee table; the selection of good quality and recent editions of magazines on our chaise-longue - need I go on? We opted for an evening meal on the first night of our stay, which was a brilliant decision and we were only sorry that we hadn't asked soon enough for our second evening's meal there as well. Rosemary is obviously a keen and very talented cook, which meant our meal was a delight, three courses of utter delicousness!

In all, if you want to go to Ironbridge, you would be mad not to make this your immediate choice for accommodation; we cannot wait to return. Thank you, Rosemary and Adrian!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Besselow room, which was lovely, but we didn't see any other rooms to compare.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Thank you for your detailed and very complimentary review. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay in all respects and hope you will book with us again.
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Address: Stirchley Village, Telford TF3 1DY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Telford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Telford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory of St James 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits at this quintessentially English Guest House. The ideal choice for Business and Pleasure. Rosemary and Adrian are delighted to welcome you to this period Georgian Guest House, set in a quiet oasis, within easy reach of the bustling centre of Telford, the footpaths over the Shropshire hills and historic Ironbridge. Originally the Rectory of St James' Church from the 17th century to about 1975, it now provides quality bed and breakfast accommodation, with charm and character, and that little bit extra. We delight in providing a welcoming atmosphere where the simple things are done well; a vase of freshly cut flowers in your room: Afternoon Tea to greet you on your arrival: a well cooked breakfast of locally produced ingredients with homemade bread and jams plus eggs from our own hens. ... more   less 
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