Upton Cressett Gatehouse

Bridgnorth, Shropshire
+44 (0)1746 714616

A special place indeed, particularly for honeymooners or lovers, steeped in history and romance with delightful gardens to wander at will


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

An important 16th-century turreted gatehouse with many treasures. It’s interesting too: hideout of Prince Rupert in the Civil War, resting place of celebrities and politicians, inspiring retreat for writers, hideaway for lovers. 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.


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 5 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
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 £175
Weekly price
from £1500
Cot available.
1 House for 4
From £1752 beds2 bedrooms


We spent a very relaxing holiday at The Gatehouse at Upton Cressett - an amazing historic building surrounded by lawned gardens, with dogs and chickens wandering about. Beautifully furnished in keeping with the style of a 16th century building. Very peaceful location. William and Laura were very helpful with walks from and around the hall. We would highly recommend this property although it would not be suitable for the elderly or infirm due to the spiral staircase and uneven floors.

Debbie, Cheshire

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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


William & Laura Cash

Laura is a milliner and William a publisher. The place has been in William's family since 1969 and it was restored by his parents. They live here with their daughter and three dogs. There is also a housekeeper who can help with any questions you may have.