We arrived late afternoon after a three hour drive from Holyhead ferry terminal. Coming to the gate of the long private drive was extremely encouraging. Quintessentially English in an idyllic rural setting, perfectly peaceful and beautiful. A magnificent stallion in the paddock, a stunning labrador to greet us. Chickens and ducks wandered around in front of the stables. The house itself is a gracious Georgian residence. Izzy's warm welcome put immediately in the right frame of mind to enjoy the experience. Stepping inside, the spacious entrance hall led to a delightful drawing room where afternoon tea and a huge home made sponge cake appeared. We stayed in the blue room, which was wonderfully appointed. The bed was soft and enormous. A decanter of sherry, tea and coffee making ingredients,(including fresh milk in a fridge on the landing) still and sparkling water were all available. Attention to detail was outstanding. Breakfast was wonderful; smoked haddock and a poached duck egg, and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were first class.We regret only staying one night, I felt quite changed by the experience, where a night stop
became something very special, and a highlight of our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 5* Country House Bed and Breakfast. The Old Rectory is a classic Georgian residence nestling between the Clee Hills about 7 miles from Shropshire. Luxury bedrooms and bathrooms, delicious breakfasts,afternoon tea and candle lit dinners are on offer. We have 7 acres of gardens for you to enjoy with outstanding views in all directions. Well behaved dogs can stay and sleep in the boot room. Horses also welcome, but not compulsory. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Rectory Bed And Breakfast Wheathill, Shropshire