Entrance: The property has its own imposing entrance gates, gravelled drive-way and parking. Wrought iron gates lead through to a medieval courtyard and sixteenth century cobbled archway.
Dining room: The ground floor dining room has an original sixteenth century Tudor fireplace, carved North European refectory table that sits ten and a painted Tudor ceiling. The dining room is reminiscent of a romantic hunting lodge with hand-blocked wallpaper and tartan curtains with horn buttons.
Kitchen: The fully equipped kitchen has a period stone floor, American style fridge-freezer, granite work tops, butler sink and is ideal for either cooking oneself or by a local chef (which can be arranged) to prepare dinner or lunch in the adjacent dining room.
First Floor: The first floor comprises the panelled Prince Rupert master bedroom (where Prince Rupert slept) with a half-tester bed with silk drapes. The bedroom has a nineteenth century crewel work tapestry, ornate plasterwork, Tudor fireplace, oak floor and antiques. The suite has an adjoining sitting room with pale blue fleur-de-lys wallpaper, silk curtains, satellite TV, Tudor fireplace, knole sofa and spectacular plasterwork. The separate bathroom in one of the turrets has all Lefroy Brooks fittings including a powerful wet room shower, traditional claw foot towel rails and underfloor heating.
Second Floor: The enormous Library Bedroom on the top floor has huge exposed beams, oak bookcases, an enormous bath under the mullion windows in the bedroom, a large writing desk as well as thick carpet and a separate bedchamber area. The bedroom also has a separate turret bathroom with all fittings by Lefroy Brooks.
Extra small beds for children can be provided to increase sleeping capacity.
Exterior: Private garden with flower beds, fruit trees and fountain.
For more photographs of the bedrooms, bathrooms and courtyard please see 'Photo Gallery' section of website.
What to do in the area
Upton Cressett is a secluded hamlet deep in the Shropshire countryside, but lies within four and a half miles of historic Bridgnorth and five miles of the small, pretty market town of Much Wenlock.
Bridgnorth is an attractive market town famous for its funicular railway and the many flights of steps which connect the High and Low Towns. Regular steam trains also run from here along the Severn Valley Railway. The town has many charming pubs and bistro restaurants, as well as high street shops, a supermarket and a cinema.
Much Wenlock was recently voted the second most beautiful town in England. You can stroll around the ruins and grounds of the ancient Wenlock Abbey - one of the largest and most important in the 15th century - go antique shopping, visit the museum, browse for secondhand books (Wenlock Books won the coveted Independent Bookseller of the Year award in 2006) or go shopping at the traditional butcher that recently was awarded Best Butcher in Britain.
Half an hour's drive away to the south-west is historic Ludlow, one of the gastro capitals of England with award winning Michelin restaurants, secluded gastro-pubs, historic market square and famous castle ruins.
To the north-west, also half an hour away, is historic Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, with its old cathedral, market squares, theatre and riverside restaurants and old Civil War battle grounds.
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