Upton Cressett Hall, The Coach HouseUpton Cressett, Bridgnorth WV16 6UH, England
19th-century residence in an Elizabethan moated country house
Upton Cressett Hall is a fabulous manor house in the Shropshire Hills, where PG Wodehouse grew up and is very much the sort of aristocratic property he loved to portray in his books. The Coach House is beautifully-restored opportunity to experience life in landed luxury for a few nights or more.
The Coach House is a wonderful restoration of a 19th-century coach house with exposed oak beams, high ceilings, and a private terrace that offers two main ensuite guest bedrooms and a further twin bedroom up a spiral staircase. Even the upstairs room has a wall-mounted SMART TV with sky. This is clearly ideal for families, and with travel cots and high-chairs available on request. It’s a wonderful entrée into a landed-gentry world of privilege and ease, available for self-catering rentals for just a few days or more.
The Coach House is mainly set on the ground floor, where you’ll find the large and airy sitting room, the two bedrooms – both ensuite with King Sized beds and ensuite bathrooms kitted out with White Company toiletries – and a fully-fitted kitchen complete with American-style fridge/freezer and a washing machine with tumble-drier. There’s space to accommodate a couple of well-behaved dogs by arrangement and a south-facing patio and garden that’s ideal for barbeques on warmer evenings. Guests at the Coach House have full access to Upton Cressett’s gardens and grounds.
In all the Coach House at Upton Cressett is a welcoming base in this beautifully restored Grade-II-listed property dating back to 15th-century England, and one that’s lived on through the centuries into the present day. You can almost feel the history here.
Upton Cressett Hall suggests
There are three guest properties at Upton Cressett Hall, all separate but within 100 yards of each other, all a part of the moated hall itself. If you rent all three and add further accommodation in the Great Chamber suite (in a private wing of the main house) that means the property can accommodate up to 14 guests, with further cots and children’s beds available if needed. Add on the possibility of catered dinners for up to 24 in the Great Hall dining room, with its giant medieval fireplace and painted gilt ceiling. This makes Upton Cressett Hall the perfect venue for a family reunion.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Packed Lunch
- Adventure Park
- Air Sports (gliding/ballooning etc)
- Bird Watching
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Opening Times: open year-round
- Tel: +44 (0)1746 714 373
- Price Range: from £175
Prices for The Coach House, based on two, four or six sharing, per night
Minimum two-night stay in low season, three-nights in high season, five-nights over Christmas and New Year.
Short-term lets of one to three months can also be arranged: prices from £2,800 pcm
Optional breakfast hampers available if required
Upton Cressett can be used as a base to enjoy a wide range of top arts, music and food festivals or for touring the medieval market towns of Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth (voted UK Best Market Town in 2017) and Shrewsbury. Other local attractions include the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway and the famous Royal Oak at Boscobel where Charles II hid as he fled for his life after the battle of Worcester in 1651.
2019 Daily Telegraph Top Ten Stately Homes with Accommodation, Hudson's Heritage 'Best Hidden Gem' and 'Best Accommodation' runner-up, 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.
William and Lady Laura Cash
- Bio : Your hosts here are William and Laura Cash. William is an author and Laura a milliner: both are keen to share their love of Upton Cressett Hall with guests. They know their own strengths. Anything on the history or restoration of the property or even a simple chat they are on it, while for guests wanting breakfast, or evening meals, well, the housekeeper does it best.
- Self Catering