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The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse is a self-contained property that accommodates up to four guests in two separate suites and has its own private garden with fruit trees and a fountain.

The Gatehouse has been awarded five stars by Shropshire Tourism for its exceptional level of award winning accommodation. The Gatehouse was runner-up for ‘Best Accommodation’ in the entire country at the 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Awards. Upton Cressett is a previous winner of the ‘Best Hidden Gem’ award at the Hudson’s Heritage Awards. It has also received a ‘Top Recommended’ accolade for the last two years by Oliver’s Travels for ‘the most popular and well reviewed properties’.

The property has been recently refurbished to a luxuriously high standard with all modern comforts, including sumptuous beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy towelling robes, Lefroy Brooks bathrooms, Wi Fi, flat-screen cable television and under-floor heating.

Such modern comfort features blend in with such historic features as original carved oak spiral staircase, mullion windows, ornate sixteenth century plasterwork, tapestries, panelled bedchambers, Tudor fireplaces and original oak floor boards.

The two master bedrooms (Prince Rupert Suite and Thatcher Suite) feature a sumptuous four poster and ornate half-tester bed respectively. The dining room has a hand-painted neo-Tudor ceiling by artist Adam Dant, Tudor log fire place and a North European refectory table which seats ten.

The Prince Rupert Suite

This historic and romantic bedroom suite is especially popular with honeymoon couples or those celebrating an anniversary. It is located up an atmospheric carved oak spiral staircase leading to the top floor where Prince Rupert hid from the Parliamentarian forces in 1646. The windows offer superb views of the unspoilt Shropshire countryside that stretches out across the old deer park. PG Wodehouse, who was brought up around Bridgnorth, called this Shropshire countryside ‘the Paradise of England’.

The beamed top floor banqueting chamber was originally used as a ‘prospect tower’ – with views stretching for miles – as well as serving as a viewing chamber for the ‘ladies of the house’ to watch the hunt in the deer park around the Hall.

The Prince Rupert suite is perfect for special romantic occasions as it boasts a stunning super-king four poster canopy bed decorated in a 16th century-style linen fabric depicting scenes from an Elizabethan hunt by the artisan Melissa White.

There is a free-standing claw bath on a raised oak platform inside the bedroom as well as a luxuriously appointed Lefroy Brooks shower in the en suite Turret Bathroom. The huge room also features an oak library section with two comfortable arm-chairs, a writing desk and an armchair reading area.

The suite also has Wi-Fi and Freeview TV.

The Thatcher Suite

This suite is named after the former British prime minister – and her husband Sir Denis – who spent two nights in the bedroom whilst staying at Upton Cressett in 1994 as a guest of Sir Bill Cash MP.

The Thatcher Suite has a super-king canopy bed with ornate 16th century plasterwork, oak panelling and mullion windows overlooking the Elizabethan apple garden.

The room has a  wet-room-style shower room in the turret with Lefroy Brooks fittings, marble tops and under floor heating.

The sitting room has a working Tudor fire-place below a beautiful ornamental plasterwork over-mantel. The ceiling also has fine original 16th century ornate plasterwork. Freeview TV and DVD player. The property has WiFi.

Both bedroom suites are reached up an oak spiral staircase which is not suitable for small children or infirm adults.

Garden

There is a private enclosed garden with a fountain. During Summer months there is a table and four chairs for dining, two deck chairs and a BBQ by request. Guests have access to the historic gardens of Upton Cressett.

There is gas central heating in all rooms of the Gatehouse, along with under-floor heating in the bathrooms. There are working log fires in the sitting room and dining room. The fires are laid and log baskets full on arrival. For the remainder of your stay, guests need to ask the housekeeper and buy additional kindling and logs if required. (£4/bag or barrow).

Welcome Hampers

All guests are provided with our standard hamper which includes:  box of eggs, pint of milk, butter, marmalade, loaf of bread and fresh fruit.

Instant coffee and tea are provided free of charge in all the property kitchens.

We also offer a luxury Shropshire hamper which allows guests to enjoy some of the best local produce from the Bridgnorth market and hand-chosen suppliers: home made Victoria sponge, two pints of milk, fresh orange juice, freshly baked bread, butter, marmalade,  free range eggs, smoked bacon and sausages from the local butcher, natural yogurt, fresh fruit, luxury granola, fresh orange juice, ground coffee and Shrewsbury biscuits  – £50 .

Please note all meals have to be paid for and booked no less than one week in advance of arrival to allow us time to shop, cook and prepare.

Maid Service

If you require a maid service during your stay this can be arranged at a service charge of £25 per day (note this is not a change of linen). For guests staying more than 7 nights a complimentary maid service is done of the 8th day of your stay with a change of linen.

Your accommodation at Upton Cressett will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure.

If you would like to arrive any earlier please contact us. We do ask that you get in touch by telephone or email a few days in advance to provide your approximate arrival time so that we can come over to greet you.

Rates for Accommodation

We do offer discounted rates for longer stays. For all prices please look at our Pricing page or please email laura@uptoncressett.co.uk for details or telephone – 01746 714616.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions for accommodation can be viewed here.

The Gathouse Gallery

Availability

For advance bookings enquires later than 90 days please email laura@uptoncressett.co.uk for details or telephone – 01746 714616.

 

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