The Isle

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7776 257286

Homely furnishings and 17th-century charm at this estate on the Severn, whose owners are mad about horses and give you fine home produce


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

History buffs and nature lovers rejoice. You drive through lion-topped stone pillars to a house built in 1682 (then extended) that stands in 800 acres enfolded by the river Severn. Charming Ros and Edward are down-to-earth and hands-on: eggs, bacon, ham, vegetables, and logs, all come from the estate. Flop in front of a huge fire in the drawing room, homely with family antiques, big rug, magazines strewn on large tables. Peaceful bedrooms are large and light with pocket-sprung memory mattresses and snazzy upmarket bathrooms. Walk, fish, ride (there’s a livery stable on site) and lap up the views – they’re sublime.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Packed lunch £5. Dinner £15-£20. Pub/restaurant 4.3 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £50-£70.
1 Family room for 4
From £90
3 Doubles
From £80
1 Twin
From £90



Although there's so much to see and do in the area surrounding the Isle estate, it would take a lot to tempt me away from the chance to wander around the hundreds of acres. After all, how often do you get the chance to unwind while sitting on the banks of the River Severn in such a tranquil place, watching out for elusive otters and other wildlife? Then, maybe a dip in the private pool? Bliss.

Karen, Sawday's inspector

The Isle is the perfect quiet retreat. Ros and Edward are extremely generous and attentive hosts. Our supper was delicious and largely home grown, the cooked breakfast was fantastic and the porridge was outstanding! A beautiful walk around the lake in the morning capped it all.

Nina, London

Our third visit to this peaceful spot where we learned a lot about farming. Edward took us for a stroll to the lake with the dogs and the time passed in discussing restoring soil fertility on the estate. Very kind and gentle hosts who were attentive without being too present. Hope to be allowed to return!

Robert, Dawlish, Devon

I found The Isle on Sawday's as a result of my usual B&B in town being fully booked. I'm so glad I did as it was just perfect for our visit, staying in the comfortable, period, eclectically decorated family room. The owners were very friendly and obliging and breakfast was perfect. Plus the children had a lovely time in the pool!

Maghin, Little Eaton

Ros and Ed run a lovely quirky establishment on a huge working estate. Full of livestock and close to Shrewsbury and the Welsh marches this is an excellent and very interesting place to stay. Good rooms and excellent breakfasts,plenty of walks around the property. Avery good place to unwind . Both Ros and Ed have a fund of useful knowledge regarding where to eat and what to go and see.

Chris and Jenny, Child Okeford Dorset

A truly wonderful spot. So glad we found it. The owners Ros and Edward were so welcoming and made us feel at home straight away. The evening meal was a delight - so tasty. Likewise breakfast was wonderful with homemade jams. We were allowed to explore the estate and enjoy the use of the pool - it was a very warm weekend! We loved it and look forward to returning soon. A very big thank you for a lovely weekend.

Jane, Chesterfield

We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights here on a cold snowy weekend. This was not a problem as we would have been overjoyed to be marooned in such a wonderful place. We received a warm welcome from Edward who after showing us to our delightful room with fantastic views made us a pot of tea to enjoy in front of a roaring log fire in the sitting room. Whatever we needed was provided by Edward and his lovely wife Ros. We have been using Sawdays British B&B for many years and have never been disappointed. The Isle B&B, Shropshire exceeded our expectations and we look forward to more stays there.


One of the best B&Bs we have stayed in. The hosts couldn't have been more charming and helpful and our room was beautiful and spotlessly clean. Edward's knowledge of the local history was very impressive and he pointed us in the direction of a beautiful church in Shrewsbury and a great local wine merchant. Local ordinance survey maps are on offer for walking, which were almost a necessity after the amazing breakfast - I loved the coconut and ginger porridge. All in all a truly wonderful and relaxing place to stay with great hosts and wonderful countryside to explore.

maxine, Bury St Edmunds

We only stayed two nights but would be very happy to have stayed longer. The owners were charming, very sociable and informative and felt like the friends that one would choose. Their animals are equally friendly and, after an excellent dinner on the second evening, to walk outside on a clear and starry night and hear three owls staking their individual territorial claims was a memory to cherish. Lovely house and rooms and beautiful surroundings. Do ask Ros for her 'special' porridge.

Edward, Taunton

The Isle just does it right. Their natural friendliness makes them great hosts. They have thought of everything,-extremely comfortable room, well stocked bathroom, cool milk for tea in room, dinner prepared for us from their own produce hit the spot perfectly, lovely garden to wander in, very comfortable bed and wonderful night's sleep. Great value, great company and great hosts. No we are not old friends but I will definitely be making this our overnight stop from Holyhead to Kent. I have never given a perfect score before but I cannot think of anything that was not perfect., thanks

Tricia, Galway

A magical place - we felt like house guests not paying guests!!

Lucie, Berks

Much more than a B&B, an 800 acre haven of walking, swimming and rowing... Well you need to do something to work off the wonderful breakfasts, which they cook just the way you like it. Like the hosts of a country house party Ros and Edward have got the balance right with all the facilities and none of the pretence, meaning you can properly relax! Truly delightful

Jeremy, Upper Brailes

We had a wonderful night at The Isle, we only wish we could have stayed longer. Edward was incredibly kind and generous with his time, even buying us some cakes at a charity event on the estate for our journey home (this was after I had accidentally broken an ornament in our room!). We stayed in the Blue and White Room which was beautiful ad very well appointed. The bathroom was lovely and very light and airy. We were given coffee by the pool when we first arrived and generally spoilt. Breakfast was delicious, with a huge range to choose from. The estate is beautiful and well worth exploring.


This is the second time we have stayed at the Isles and I am somewhat loathe to give a positive review as there might not be any rooms available next time we want stay! Edward and Ros are fantastic hosts and make you feel so very welcome. The rooms are delightful with so many extras to make your stay a good one. The breakfasts are great and use delicious local produce. If you stay at the Isles you will not be disappointed .


Yet again Sawday's came up trumps. I had an extremely pleasant couple of nights' stay. The house has real character, the room was large and extremely comfortable, and my hosts could not have been more warm, welcoming, charming and accommodating. Both dinner and breakfasts were excellent, expertly prepared from home grown and local ingredients. I highly recommend the Isle Estate and look forward to staying again.


Really a great place to relax and unwind, with such hospitable owners, they made us feel really welcome and a great breakfast from local suppliers that you will need to then explore the grounds to walk off the calories! Thoroughly recommended.


After a week's stay I didn't want to leave, having become used to sleeping in a fantastically comfortable bed in the beautiful blue and white bedroom, watching spotted woodpeckers on the bird-feeders and eating delicious breakfasts and evening meals. Ros and Edward were very kind and considerate and gave my mother and myself a warm and friendly welcome.


Luxurious room with great attention to detail, lovely old house and the run of the 800 acre peaceful estate. Add to this great food served in a panelled dining room and generous and genuine hospitality for an unbeatable combination. Deeply relaxing and great value. Highly recommended.


A unique combination of outstanding food - grown mainly on the spot, historically interesting buildings and location, delightful 'blue & white' bedroom, sitting room and dining rooms and a variety of long and short walks on the Estate next to the River Severn. All is masterminded in a relaxed manner by Ros and Edward. This is a treat not to missed.


A lovely place to stay. Beautiful setting. Charming and hospitable owners. Delicious breakfast. Delightful rooms. Whole-heartedly recomment


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ros & Edward Tate

  • 10% off when you book two or more nights.
  • All the food we serve is either produced on the place or comes from a great local farm shop.
  • We are happy to send you a list of places we like to dine out nearby.
  • Bring your swimming costume as the pool is kept nice and warm during the summer months.
  • Leave time to have a walk around the farm taking in the 10 acre lake, Anglo-Saxon fort and of course various horses.
  • Shrewsbury town centre is only 10 minutes away and should you like a glass of wine with dinner taxi's are plentiful for the return trip.