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Netley Hall

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On the Netley Hall Estate we have a large Marquee style Banquet Hall available for Weddings and events! with its own licensed bar. We also have 12 self-catering Holiday Cottages available for short and long stays. The Estate boasts luxurious grounds with 160 acres of beautiful Shropshire scenery! Perfect for your blissful country retreat. We have 6 fishing lakes within the estate with a large variety of fish for you to catch. There is also an Equestrian facility and a Paint balling Facility on the Estate.
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Greekspecial wrote a review Mar 2020
Warrington36 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have recently returned from a two night break at Netley Hall Cottages, we stayed in Honeysuckle cottage. The area around the cottages is beautiful countryside with some amazing views. On arrival we were met by the receptionist who was very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself was very cosy and warm, the rooms were of a good size, the kitchen was equipped with all we needed for a two day break. The bedroom was large the bed was comfortable with good quality bedding and towels. The estate is very rural and you need a car to get around, we did get a taxi to a local pub, however it was expensive. We certainly would recommend the cottages for a short break.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Campbell120556 wrote a review Oct 2020
Shaw, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the cottages on a three night break bought through Groupon, which was a lotter cheaper than buying direct.
The cottages are in a lovely setting and there are lots of grounds to walk around. Very large kitchen, which was not necessary really. Problem with the kitchen was that it was badly equiped with only one pan and short of kitchen utensils, they must not expect you to do much cooking, however due to Covid we choose to go self catering and cook for ourselves as it is a lot safer.
I must give a big thank you to the cleaners as I left 2 pairs of earings and as soon as they found them they rang and told me and having sent them a SAE they returned them promptly.
Another tip take your own hairdryer as they are not provided.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kay1253 wrote a review Nov 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom41 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Make no mistake, the food is excellent. This is a marvellous chef . The meat and cheese locally sourced and exceptional quality.
The experience however was poor. Dressed up for the evening we were place in a cold entrance hall suitably spaced , Why when there were other warmer, comfortable places we could sit?
As we had to drive, most people do, we wanted a glass of champagne and a glass of good wine to go with our meal
There was no wine by the glass they said, so we had to have a bottle of that thick sweet stuff that passes for wine, which we took home and put in the stew. A good restaurant has at least a good white and a good red by the glass.
The music they played which was intrusive was of the Led Zeplin variety, and I like Led Zeplin, but not rocking the room when I’m trying to talk and eat. The waiter loved it.
But then there was the wine waiter. Given that we are in Covid, he had no idea of space or distance or how to handle glasses or a wine bottle.
He had no napkin. He opened the bottle, holding it by the neck , picked up a glass and poured it in with difficulty, spilled some and got a pepper serviette to dab it off
He did the same throughout the evening, going from table to table,leaning across customers, asking them to pass their glasses and holding them to pour.
He needed to be shown how to pour wine and practice This is a problem easily solved.

I wish them every success. With a chef like that it could have easily been 5 star rating.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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MrsACornwall wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I made my booking at Netley Hall as I needed to be near Shrewsbury for a work related meeting. At the time of booking I informed the hotel that I wouldn't be arriving until between 8pm and 9pm and requested a quiet room.
The hotel acknowledged these requests.
When arriving at 9pm I immediately noticed the lack of cars in the huge car park including the fact that all the staff car parking bays were empty.
I walked into the hotel to check in only to be met with a closed door at the reception area and a note telling me that reception had been closed and if it was an emergency then there was a mobile number to ring.
On a separate notice my name was displayed along with the room I had been allocated and the notice told me that my room was unlocked.
There are so many issues with this in terms of the hotel feeling that it's acceptable to print my name and hotel room details on a sign visible to anyone who was in the hotel or came into the hotel for any reason. Clearly they do not feel that GDPR applies to them.
I made my way to my room meeting absolutely no-one on my way. To say the whole thing felt creepy to a person who was travelling by themselves is an understatement.
I was allocated the Atrium room, a room which had a small flight of stairs leading to the atrium which was over the reception area of the hotel.
The room itself was stuffy and had not a single window. The only light oil the room coming from the atrium which was light by artificial light.
I looked for a phone to dial for some room service only to find there was no phone in the room so I went back downstairs.
At this point I did meet another guest who told me that the restaurant was shut and so was the bar and that there was nowhere to get food at the hotel, he himself had been directed to a nearby pub to get a meal. This wasn't an option for me at gone 9pm.
I went back to my room as there was not even an option of getting a drink.
The hotel had not informed me when I booked that the restaurant was closed nor did they tell me that there would be no chance of getting anything to eat at the hotel despite the fact they knew what time I would be arriving.
I ended up going straight to bed after a very long drive only to find that I had no method of turning any of the lights off that lit up the atrium so it was like trying to sleep in Blackpool illuminations.
When I requested a quiet room I would have thought that anyone reading that request would understand that I wanted to be able to get a decent nights sleep. Instead I was woken throughout the night, disturbed by the amount of light in the room and the total lack of air.
Its a very long time since I have stayed anywhere as appalling as Netley Hall. Basically the hotel has been simply left open for guests to arrive without there being a single member of staff in the building, I am not even sure that this is legal. It is simply an abandoned hotel.
Not to be able to get food or a drink at the end of a journey is shocking especially when the hotel could have contacted me to let me know this.
There are other hotels nearby, if needing to stay in Shrewsbury my advice would be to pick a different hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose a different hotel
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Sue M wrote a review Oct 2020
Basingstoke36 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked via Cottages.Com

First impressions and kerb appeal were not great, with the small picket fence laying down on the path entering the building and the courtyard behind covered in weeds.

Walking in the place seemed impressive with plenty of charm and character, beams, big wood burning stove, large kitchen and nice bedrooms.

However with storage heaters in the large bare brick lounge/diner, the place was cold so I went to light the fire only to find there were no logs, so we all put dressing gowns on and settled in the for night. I later contacted the main hotel and was told there were no logs available until Tuesday evening (we were leaving on the Wednesday) and that they would find out if someone could bring across extra heaters - none arrived!

The place could be beautiful but is lacking some home comforts and charm- e.g there are some really random pieces of furniture in the lounge, such as a dressing table and mirror (could do with this in one of the bedroom near a socket so you could dry your hair as no mirror available near an electric socket in any of the bedrooms), a small table in the walkway between the lounge and diner.

There are big dark wood dressers around but totally empty - a few small lamps and ornaments would make the place feel less cold and empty. A rug on the bare brick floors in the bedroom would be welcomed.

Also we had to take the back cushions from the sofa every night into the downstairs bedroom for my parents, as none of the beds have headboards and their pillows kept slipping down the back of the bed.

The place was comfortable enough but lacked care and attention. Plug sockets in the downstairs room hanging loose, fence down, courtyard completely covered in weeds, wood burning stove couldn't be accessed from the lounge as the doors were stuck, so had to light at the dining end when we eventually got wood on our last night..

Overall was really disappointing
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Kingsley W wrote a review Aug 2020
Milnsbridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly I would just like say to the post below giving the 1 star review. I heard the aggressive behavior 1st hand towards the staff and it was totally unacceptable. I heard him demand money and raise his voice on a number of times. The staff were very approachable so I could not understand the need to kick off the way he did if he had any issue.

Now to our stay...

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this amazing place, we were greeted by very friendly staff who escorted us to the Lawley Suite once checked. The suite was very spacious, amazing and had great views, it was clean and the decor was vintage which suited the style and theme of the hotel.

Nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff, we constantly asked for things such as ice and an extra fans in the room as we were hot and they were always happy to help.

The grounds at Netley Hall were stunning, we had long walks around there where there are two lakes where you could just relax there all day if you wanted to.

We had breakfast which was also very nice with lots of alternatives to choose from,

Day 1 we had Salmon with poached egg
Day 2 we had Full english Breakfast
Day 3 we had Egg Florentine.

I would say there was around 8 different breakfast options to choose from the menu (not including choices of cereals).

The staff wore masks and all followed the covid guidelines

Me and my partner kept asking ourselves if we would bring children here ? The staff certainly would look to accommodate children the best they could but in all honesty I don't know if they would be entertained enough at the hotel but certainly would be in the cottages which would be more ideal for families..

I would recommend Netley Hall Estates and thank you to all the staff for making our experience feel special, we have come back feeling very refreshed and delighted and we hope that we have the opportunity to stay again in the future.

Thank you all.

Kingsley and Abi
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Chhosb wrote a review Sept 2021
wales uk37 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice hotel the rooms are tastefully done but with the emails and the phone call I had if it was a refundable booking I would have cancelled. The email was off putting as it stated you needed photo ID, they had my card details and my information I found that harsh. The phone call was to tell me that they were short staffed and that I was in a particular room and I would find the key in the room. So when I arrived there were stands outside the reception door with apologies for there being no one there and another with my name and the room I was in along with a couple of other people. Then a hand drawn map. I didn't mind too much that the restaurant was closed as I was arriving late afternoon but the bar was also closed. A a sole traveller it would have been nice to be able to socialise with other guests. I may as well have saved my money a travelled home and be in my own home with my own bed and TV. Instead of in a room I was too scared to move in as I had been told they wanted my card details in case of breakages. I know they call it a boutique hotel but it was uninviting and cold with no staff around to make you feel welcome. I didn't bother staying for breakfast that was included in the price because the order sheet stated that they wanted your order down at reception so it could be ready for you but the reception was closed. I would not visit again it was a very cold uninviting hotel. The stair case to the rooms looked like a storage place for chairs.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Phillip F wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Hotel, very relaxing and fine food. Will be using again if travelling in the area.

Liked · Great location, impressive building with wonderful interior public rooms, attentive and courteous staff. The 'Clock Tower' Restaurant was excellent in terms of ambience, service and quality of food on the two evenings we ate there. Breakfast was as substantial as you might wish with a buffet style full English and continental options. The owner's partner was most attentive after I nearly took a tumble in the resturaunt when my dodgy knee collapsed whilst trying to retrieve a dropped napkin, she then took the time to talk to us about our experience at the hall and explain some of the recent history. Our room was a well-appointed twin, with shower room and separate walk-in wardrobe/dressing room we even had a large metal model 1st world war airplane light fitting. Good quality in-room tea & coffee and toiletries. The extensive gardens with well laid out paths and large lake near the hall were a pleasure andit is easy to see why this is a popular wedding venue.

Disliked · Nothing really ... but if nit picking

It would be nice to have more information about the hotel facilities, the history of the building and walk routes around the estatee in the room.

The reception desk is very tall meaning only the top of the receptionist's head is visible, not very welcoming, though the staff were great, particularly the afternoon/evening lady.

We stayed on two of the hottest night of the year so far and were glad we had packed a fan!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a deluxe room when booking with Booking.com
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SolihullCatwoman wrote a review Apr 2021
Solihull234 contributions103 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
These cottages are situated in the beautiful grounds of the hotel and are very conveniently placed for Shrewsbury. We stayed for 3 nights on a Groupon voucher but the standard rate for these cottages is £120 per night.
So firstly the positives:
Roomy, we were given a two bedroom cottage even thought we'd only booked a one.
Beautiful, extensive grounds
A 'spa' shower
Most importantly helpful and friendly reception staff.
Negatives:
Sparsely furnished
No headboard on the bed and I could feel springs through the mattress which made for a very uncomfortable night.
No bathmats so the floor got very wet
We could only get one burner to work on the gas cooker.
Wobbly ancient kitchen chairs.
It was the worst equipped kitchen we have ever come across with just one very old scratched saucepan without a lid, no Pyrex dishes for the microwave so we had to use a Pyrex mixing bowl and no kitchen scissors so I had to use nail scissors to open packages. To give the receptionist her due when we complained she did bring us two more saucepans and kitchen scissors but surely these cottages should have been inspected before they were let especially as the site says' All of the lodges have a kitchen/dining area equipped with all the necessary utensils for preparing your favourite recipes'. Obviously there is a need to self cater with current Covid restrictions in place.
What a pity that these cottages are such low standard when they could be fantastic places to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Emilyjchaps wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Netley Hall for our first dinner out post lockdown. It was an outstanding experience from the get go. We were warmly welcomed by chatty and friendly staff, who were all wearing face masks and gloves and clearly taking all necessary precautions to protect customers. Hand sanitiser was readily available near the entrance also. The service was second to none. We were so well looked after throughout the evening. To start we had cocktails which were fabulous. We had the 3 course dinner - all unusual, delicious and presented beautifully. We had the Ox cheek to start and pork for our main. Perfectly sized portions and just yummy! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything so well presented, each course was quite literally like a work of art but tasted so delicious. For desert I had the chocolate cremeux - if you like chocolate this is for you! It was rich and sweet but not overboard- just perfect for someone like me with a sweet tooth!

I really couldn’t fault anything about this restaurant. From the food to the drinks to the service it was just a perfect evening and dining experience.

Thank you to the staff for giving us such a special evening. Will definitely be returning and can’t wait to!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Ann-Marie H asked a question May 2021
are dogs aloud
Answer from Netley Hall
Good Evening from Netley Hall. Thank you for your interest .We only allow seeing eye dogs within our hotel and cottages. We hope to welcome you very soon .
Answer from andy w
Neston, United Kingdom43 contributions14 helpful votes
Hi I have stayed at Netley on many occasions and have really enjoyed it. If you are staying any length of time and cooking you may find the utensils and pots and pans etc a bit sparse but there is an excellent old pub called the bottle and glass down the road in picklescott does great food and beer. The mobile reception is very hit and miss with O2 being the better one and for £10 for the stay you can get WiFi which I used to watch Netflix on the smart tv. If you are fishing the specimen lake has some lovely fish in it but I wouldn’t bother with the others as there is very little in them. If you are using sat nav to get there it will try and take you into the main house entrance so make sure you turn of into a little lane of the A49 at Dorrington by the horseshoes pub there is a convenience store across the road where you can get most bits of shopping and a great local butchers just a few yards further on
AlandVonVon asked a question Nov 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom51 contributions27 helpful votes
Is it pet friendly?
Answer from Harrison P
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
No pets are permitted I am afraid
Bigwilf44 asked a question Jun 2016
Solihull, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Is the fishing any good here ? And can you night fish here
Answer from Bigwilf44
Solihull, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
No night fishing and fishing not very good only about 6/7 pegs rest over grown and the other pools are in fishable ! But to be fair it's not a commercial fishiers but it's a lovely place
Siân Jade wrote a tip Apr 2024
Mold, United Kingdom409 contributions170 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is an overflow car park. "
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CoventryForce5 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Coventry, United Kingdom321 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check your bill before paying for it."
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Mel W wrote a tip Nov 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You must stroll the grounds to appreciate the views. "
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Jacqueline M wrote a tip Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take walking boots there’s lots of little places to look at around the grounds"
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CC wrote a tip Nov 2023
Cumbria, United Kingdom32 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the main building it may be more guest friendly and befitting"
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£94 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandShropshireDorrington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Netley Hall Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Netley Hall Estate?
Nearby attractions include Carding Mill Valley (4.9 miles), Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (1.8 miles), and Acton Burnell Castle (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Netley Hall Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, internet access, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Netley Hall Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Netley Hall Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Netley Hall Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dorrington Old Hall Persian Cuisine, Bottle and Glass, and Dorrington's Horseshoes.
Is Netley Hall Estate located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Dorrington.
Are there any historical sites close to Netley Hall Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Mary's Church (3.8 miles) and Shropshire Mines Trust (4.2 miles).
Is Netley Hall Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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