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The Old Rectory of St James
Ranked #1 of 26 Telford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
northwales
1 review
“welcoming and peaceful”
Reviewed 25 November 2011

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of October. Had a lovely welcome by Adrian & Rosemary, we were greeted by home-made cakes and tea. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of our stay, especially all the home-made food that was provided for breakfast and evening meals. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone. We will be visiting again in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 27 November 2011
Thank you for a very flattering review. We hope you will visit us again soon
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Stayed here for one night at the end of October with 2 friends. As 2 couples we go away for weekends frequently, and can honestly say that this was the best B&B that we have stayed in ever!!! From the minute that you arrived you felt really special, and nothing was too much trouble. Both Rosemary and Adrian made you feel like one of the family, and not just another guest. We stayed in the Besselow room, which was absolutely fabulous. Everything in there was a "touch of class", and no attention to detail had been spared. On arrival afternoon tea was served - the cakes were all made by Rosemary and were all fantastic. We had booked an evening meal in advance, which was also excellent and everything on the table was 5 star. Rosemary is certainly a fantastic cook. We thought that nothing could get any better - that is until we had breakfast. This consisted of Rosemary's homemade breads and jams, even honey from their own bees - and the cooked breakfast was out of this world. From the minute that we arrived we all thought that we would go back again some time, but by the time that we left we were all saying that we can't wait to go back again next year.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Glad you had a good time with us and look forward to your next visit.
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

Stayed here for a couple of nights at the end of September with some friends .What a lovely place - friendly welcome with tea and cakes, sumptuous room and the best breakfast spread I've ever seen.Will definitely visit again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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oldrector, Manager at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you for your kind comments
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Abergele, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Helga and I couldn't have asked for a better 3 night stayover if we had tried - what a lovely couple Adrian and Rosemary are and what a lovely Guest House/Hotel they have got going. The whole set-up is just perfect from the minute you arrive through the gates until the minute you (don't want to) leave.
We recommend you try it for yourselves, but, leave a room for us for our next visit.

Room Tip: Can't honestly see a problem with any room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
You are a great couple and hope to see you again
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

I recently stayed at this guest house for 5 nights whilst I was on a course at The International Centre. From the moment I booked the attention to customer service and the friendliness of the owners was faultless. There was a warm welcome on arrival with coffee and superb home made cakes and cream scones. I stayed in the Besselow room which was stunning with lovely views of the gardens and the bathroom was superb - the pictures on the website really do not do justice to the splendour of this room. As I was on my own I elected to eat at The Guest House. Again the food was 5 star and certainly worth every penny that you pay. Really great location for Telford, Ironbridge and other attractions. Will definately visit again - with my husband next time.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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oldrector, Manager at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
We would love you to come and stay with us again for pleasure or business
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

Having just returned from just a one night stay following a wedding locally found this place to be great value for money with an exceptional welcome from Adrian & Rosemary great rooms and room facilities along with a great breakfast only to be complimented with such cleanliness and friendliness...will be staying here again I am sure

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank andinann
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
My apologies for not responding to this review - many thanks for your kind words.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

A liitle bit of heaven - EXACTLY what we were looking for. Rosemary and Adrian couldn't be better hosts, nothing was too much trouble extremely helpful without being overpowering. Adrians breakfast truly lasts you all day and Rosemarys optional dinner, if you can, is something not to be missed (five stars at least). The rooms are all different but beautiful with very comfy beds. We didn't want to leave and when we did were we were wished bon voyage as if we had known one another for some time not just the week-end. Without doubt the best accomodation we have ever stayed in and hope to go back one day. Thank you both.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful with fabulous food.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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oldrector, Owner at The Old Rectory of St James, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
My apologies for not responding to this great review - thank you very much
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Property: The Old Rectory of St James
Address: Stirchley Road | Stirchley Village, Telford TF3 1DY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Telford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Telford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory of St James 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ideal choice for Business and Pleasure. Rosemary and Adrian are delighted to welcome you to this period Georgian Guest House, set in a quiet oasis, within easy reach of the bustling centre of Telford, the footpaths over the Shropshire hills and historic Ironbridge. Originally the Rectory of St James' Church from the 17th century to about 1975, it now provides quality bed and breakfast accommodation, with charm and character, and that little bit extra. We delight in providing a welcoming atmosphere where the simple things are done well; a vase of freshly cut flowers in your room: Afternoon Tea to greet you on your arrival: a well cooked breakfast of locally produced ingredients with homemade bread and jams plus eggs from our own hens. ... more   less 
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