The Gatehouse is available for luxury romantic mini-breaks, pampered honeymoons and as a self-catering private let for up to a month. Featuring two octagonal turrets, Tudor brick walls, an 16th century oak carved spiral staircase and fine ornamental plasterwork – along with all modern comforts – our award winning The Gatehouse at Upton Cressett is one of England’s most secluded and luxuriously appointed romantic hideaways.
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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 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 eight.
We also offer The Coach House
The Coach House at Upton Cressett is a beautifully converted former 19th century coach house adjacent to The Gatehouse at Upton Cressett. This can be booked (two night minimum) for up to four guests. For larger family gatherings or holidays, The Coach House can be booked in conjunction with The Gatehouse to accommodate up to eight guests.
Other Gatehouse Notes and Facilities
An off-site laundry service is available by arrangement, please contact the housekeeper when you arrive for further information. Sasha is onsite most mornings from 8.30am-11.30am.
There is a beautiful enclosed Elizabethan Garden with a fountain available for guests. A BBQ and outdoor furniture for eating can be provided in the Summer.
Guests can unload their cars in the bay outside The Gatehouse steps but we ask that during their stay all cars are parked in the Hall car-park.
Guests have access to the historic gardens of Upton Cressett.
Our housekeeper can cook three course dinners (at £35 per head) by request to be served in the Gatehouse dining room. Guests can provide their own wine or ask us for a list. Menus are seasonal. For sample menus please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you book this service through Laura in advance. If you wish to book our housekeeper to prepare and serve dinner please confirm the date for availability. The dinner must be paid for no less than one week before arrival so that she can prepare. (Approx. £35 per head) Menu Summer 2017
Another alternative is our home-cooked fridge filler menu (this is offered to both the Gatehouse and Coach House), which is prepared including all vegetables and pudding and left for you to heat up on arrival or after a long day out. All menu choices are £60 for 4 guests. Home-Cooked-Meals Summer 2017
We can also provide a breakfast hamper of local Shropshire produce on arrival. This consists of milk, bread from our bakery, free-range eggs, butter, marmalade, granola, orange juice, fresh fruit and ground coffee. The Shropshire breakfast hamper is a £20 supplement (serves four).
If you require a maid service during your stay this can be arranged at a service charge of £20 per day. 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.
Both bedroom suites are reached up an oak spiral staircase which is not suitable for small children or infirm adults.
The Gatehouse has a selection of leaflets promoting local visitor attractions as well as information and maps of local walks. There is also a framed large scale Ordinance Survey map of the surrounding countryside which details all local public foot-paths as well as the way to the Shropshire Way, the county’s flag-ship walking and equestrian trail (just half a mile away). There is a book on local Shropshire walks.
A cot and high chair can be provided on request.
Please note Upton Cressett has a single lane access and is steep in parts. The road is a public road and maintained by Shropshire Council.
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. Ou welcome pack explains the hours when the heating operates. We provide kindling wood and some logs on arrival. For the remainder of your stay, guests need to ask the housekeeper for another barrow or bag of logs (a charge of £4.00 per bag which is cost price).
Please note that we only allow for two cars per holiday let. If you wish to exceed this allowance this must be done by special arrangement. We do not allow guests to bring camper vans, large transit vans, horse boxes or heavy goods vehicles. We do not allow charging of electric vehicles as we do not have outside charging points.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions for stays at Upton Cressett Hall can be viewed here.