After enjoying the Old House Suites so much last September (2012), when I stayed in the Thomas Bromley Suite, I wanted to come back. And I am so glad I did! It was just as excellent as before, The Walters are such a welcoming family - the visit was faultless, their hospitality superb. They offer a great breakfast choice of Full English with local produce - but you can tailor it to your own preferences if you want a lighter start to the day. But what really makes a visit here is the extra little personal touches...like the owner's historical tour of the wonderful house; the spacious suites; the offers in the fruit bowl, hamper or a bottle of "bubbly". And then of course there is Shrewsbury itself - a gem of a town, and the beautiful nearby Ludlow and Shropshire hills.
From conversations with my fellow guests the verdict was unanimous - this B&B is a real treasure of a find, I think we are all planning return trips!
Thank you Tony, Mary and Fred for a fantastic stay!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Old House Hotel Shrewsbury