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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
York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at the Old Rectory with four other couples whilst attending a convention at the International Centre. Everything was perfect down to the smallest detail! Rosemary and Adrian looked after us all so well- it can't have been easy with us all wanting to eat at the same time but they were so accommodating. My only regret is that we were so busy that we didn't get enough time to enjoy the surroundings, but that's OK - it's a great excuse to go back! We had a great weekend and such lovely accommodation was the icing on the cake! Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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, November 2, 2012
It was great fun having you all stay here for the weekend. Come back and spend some time to see Shropshire!
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

A year since we stayed at this fabulous Bed & Breakfast - we returned for our second visit. Rosemary and Adrian welcomed all 3 of us (that's including our dog Lucy), like we were part of the family. Even their dogs Heston and Blossom were pleased to see us all again.
We stayed for 2 nights this time, and our 2 friends who were with us last year also came.
What can we say - except that it was just as fantastic as we remembered it to be.
The cakes with our afternoon tea were to die for. Rosemary is such a wonderful cook.
We had an evening meal both nights, and both were beautifully cooked and presented - better than a lot of restaurants. Afterwards we sat chatting in front of the log fire, which felt very homely.
And as for the breakfasts, with Rosemary's home made bread and jams just got you going for the day.
Rosemary and Adrian are the most Friendliest, Caring, and Professional Hosts that you can imagine, and nothing is too much trouble for them.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 15, 2012
Great to see you all again and glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope you can come back again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We have recently returned from a 3 night break in this wonderful Bed and Breakfast,our only regret being we wished we had been able to stay longer! Travelling with friends, one of which has mobility problems we found the Fosbrooke room on the ground floor met all her needs. Rosemary and Adrian are such friendly, caring hosts who really go out of there way to be helpful. The rooms are spotlessly clean, beds really comfortable and breakfast excellent, next time we will definitely have to sample one of Rosemary's evening meals, as I am sure we will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for making us all feel so welcome and completely spoiling us! Marlene, Roger, Irene and Denys.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 12, 2012
We enjoyed having you to stay and making us laugh with your quick wit. Hope you will return.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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