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The Old Rectory of St James

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Telford
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Grade: 42 out of 100
295Restaurantswithin 5 miles
72Attractionswithin 5 miles
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We stayed at The Old Rectory for four days to visit Ironbridge and the Shropshire Hills. It is a charming house with a lovely ambience. It occupies a quiet spot and has a large and delightful garden that was a pleasure to return to after our trips out.. We stayed in the Besselow room which was spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and spotless, with a lovely view over the garden. Breakfasts were excellent and on our last night we arranged to have an evening meal which was both tasty and very good value. Rosemary and Adrian were the perfect hosts throughout and could hardly have done more to make us feel welcome and at home. Our sincere thanks to them both for a memorable stay.
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A really lovely house, fabulous garden, all very well organised and with great facilities. We were welcomed with a lovely tea in the garden, the breakfast was superb, but what really made it special was the way Adrian and Rosemary welcomed us. A wonderful stay - many thanks.
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Lovely relaxing couple of days with our daughter and son in law, wonderful to sit in the garden and enjoy afternoon tea, a beautiful place to stay I can highly recommend it, it was our second visit and we'll be back again.
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Response from oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James
Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for returning with your family. Good to meet you all and glad you enjoyed yourselves
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A warm welcome with an impressive and delicious afternoon tea. Great attention to detail and thoughtful touches like torches in the bedside tables. We were chilly (in June!) but we were soon made cosy and comfortable.
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Response from oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. I am glad we could keep you warm on a cold summer's evening and hope your onward journey was enjoyable
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Adrian and Rosemary are the perfect hosts, they were so accommodating in letting us check in early so that we could change for a wedding, as well as being knowledgeable about the area. The Old Rectory is spotless and very comfortable, the gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed wandering around and chatting to the chickens - whose eggs taste delicious. Home made bread and shortbread - what more could you ask for?
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Response from oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. The chickens like to see new faces in the hope of more food!
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$98 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandTelford
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