Upton Cressett Gatehouse

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

A special place indeed, steeped in history, good taste and much comfort. Exhausted townies will heave a sigh of relief on arrival


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


An important 16th-century turreted gatehouse with many treasures. It’s romantic too: hideout of Prince Rupert in the Civil War, resting place of celebrities and politicians, inspiring retreat for writers. You enter through an archway to the dining room with an Adam Dant ceiling, open log fire and oak table. The kitchen is opposite and has creamy green painted cupboards with all the equipment you need to dazzle. Up the original winding oak staircase to the drawing room with hand-blocked wallpaper, original mouldings and decorated fireplace. The Thatcher suite (yes, she stayed) has an ornate canopied bed with feather bedding and a swish turreted wet room. The enormous second bedroom up another floor is filled with books, and has a four-poster bed with fabric by Melissa White. There’s a bath in the room too and a separate loo and shower. Views from here soar over the manicured gardens; you also have your own private little patch of Tudor bliss with a fountain. The beamed Coach House, adjacent to the Hall and equally lovely can be booked at the same time. Laura can organise a candlelit three course dinner if you book ahead, just ask.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 5 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast hamper, £35, luxury hamper, £75; 'fridge filler' menu, £75 for 4. Dinner, £45 per person. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £172
Weekly price
from £1200
Cot available.
1 House for 4
From £1722 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from William & Laura Cash

  • Close to gastro market town of Ludlow, with its famous castle, historic Ironbridge. picturesque Much Wenlock with its beautiful Abbey ruins and 15th century pubs and historic Bridgnorth, voted Best Market Town of 2017
  • Enjoy the Severn Valley railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster- with 1930s First Class dining car that chugs though spectacular Shropshire river scenery
  • Superb local Shropshire walks - we are just a half mile form the Jack Mytton Way and a few miles from AE Housman's Wenlock Edge, the county's famous National Trust walk and five miles from AE Housman's Wenlock Edge immortalised by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Enjoy The Royal Oak’ pub, an ancient 15th Century free house in the beautiful village of Cardington, nestling in lovely countryside close to the best walking in South Shropshire Hills
  • Local historic houses and castles include Upton Cressett Hall, Ludlow Castle, Stokesay Castle, Dudmaston Hall, Boscobel House (where Charles II hid up the Royal Oak tree) and Ironbridge's famous museums, perfect for all the family
  • The historic market town of Bridgnorth is three miles away. Voted Best English Market Town of 2017, it boasts a famous market for local produce on Friday and Saturdays, along with a ruined castle, Beaman butchers and award winning Tanners wine merchant