Magnificent Castle B&B In Grade I listed landscape
Open the curtains of this 1820s crenelated castle just outside Shrewsbury and you find yourself surveying one of the few Grade 1 listed landscapes in the country. The Citadel enjoys fantastic views over Hawkstone Park and across the Shropshire plain to the Welsh hills. The three-acre garden is spectacular – it has been open under the National Gardens Scheme for 85 years – and the property sits in 200 acres of its own farmland.
The house offers bed and breakfast accommodation in three main guest bedrooms and also has an additional, smaller room. Two bedrooms are en-suite while the other two share a private bathroom – ideal for families or groups of friends. Three of the rooms have double beds that can become twins. The luxurious Round Room is particularly special. Situated in the middle turret, with windows on three sides, it has wonderful views and an en-suite bathroom with a power shower and freestanding claw foot bathtub.
The Citadel is grand and spacious but delivers warm, family led hospitality and very comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Guests have full use of the West Sitting Room with its grand piano and wood-burning stove, perfect for winter evenings. The adjoining Billiard Room has a full sized table and games cupboard. Wifi is available but only in the dining room – thick walls make reception elsewhere patchy – but this helps turn the focus on your fabulous environment.
After a good night’s sleep, breakfast is taken in the elegant dining room that boasts a high ceiling embossed with vines, where guests experience a house party atmosphere, eating and chatting around a large Regency table. This beautifully furnished and positioned home guarantees its guests a very memorable stay.
The Citadel B&B suggests
The Citadel holds a small number of bespoke marquee wedding receptions each year and is closed to bed and breakfast guests unconnected to the wedding on those weekends. So if you book as an independent bed and breakfast guest rest assured, you can be guaranteed a peaceful night’s sleep! Please book direct to get the best rates.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Snooker/Billiards Room
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
- Wild Swimming
PricingPrice per room, per night, based on two sharing, including breakfast £180
LocationThe house lies in the heart of the West Midlands, just outside the village of Weston Under Redcastle, with Maynards, a Rick Stein-recognised farm shop and the prestigious Hawkstone Park Golf Course a few minutes drive away. Hawkstone Park Follies is right on our doorstep. These 100 acres of stunning natural landscape, including bridges, towers and caves, have been inspiring visitors for over 250 years. The Citadel is situated 12 miles north of Shrewsbury, birthplace of world-renowned naturalist Charles Darwin. Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, a really lovely market town within a loop of the River Severn. A walk along the river, through The Quarry, is a must, 0f special interest is The Dingle, a planting scheme created by Percy Thrower who was the park's superintendent for many years. Shrewsbury's Tudor centre of half-timbered houses, independent shops, cafes and restaurants is also an enjoyable day out. A red-brick castle houses the Shropshire Medieval Museum where military artefacts include uniforms and weaponry. The town is also home to some beautiful churches, St Chad's is defined by its unique circular nave, St Mary's boasts elaborate stained glass windows and standing proud on the town walls is the Catholic Cathedral. The tourist information centre is situated in the central Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, opposite the beautiful Old Market Hall cinema in The Square. For those wanting to go further afield, the deer park, house and gardens of Attingham Park, our local National Trust property is recommended. There is also much to see in the neighbouring Shropshire towns of Bridgenorth, Ludlow and Ironbridge.
Reviews"We stayed in the Round suite for a night in this truly stunning Grade 1 listed building. Our host was perfect; welcoming, helpful and informative about the local area and local dining options. Our turreted room was amazing having three windows with breathtaking views across the countryside. The en suite bathroom was huge with a free standing bath and fab shower. The breakfast was delicious, as was the cake we arrived to. A wonderful experience we cannot wait to repeat soon!" Debbie H, 2018
AccreditationsPlaque awarded by the National Gardens Scheme for 85 years of opening the gardens to the public from 1927-2012. The gardens are still open each May for the spectacular rhododendrons come into bloom.
Martin and Alexandra Griffiths
- Bio : Your hosts, Martin and Alex and their family, enjoy sharing their unusual home and are well versed in the history of the house and the places of interest in the surrounding area. Martin has lived at The Citadel since he was 6 years old, moving in when his grandparents downsized to a smaller local property. He is particularly involved in maintaining the extensive garden, alongside his own father, who has lovingly tended and developed the landscape for almost 50 years. The Griffiths family have run The Citadel as a bed and breakfast for more than 45 years and are delighted to be associated with Wolsey Lodges.