A selection of Bridgnorth
cottage properties and self catering holiday homes from the companies below. All are situated either in the town itself or within a ten mile radius. Prices and numbers are correct at the time of writing although its worth visiting the sites for the latest news.
Holiday Rentals -
Around 20 Bridgnorth holiday cottages
many of which feature reviews from previous holiday-makers. Booking prices are between £200 and £630 depending on season. Their range consists mostly of modern/renovated holiday properties.
Holiday Lettings - 15 Bridgnorth cottages
for rent most of which are modern. They're situated both in the town and in the nearby villages of Stottesdon, Aston Eyre and Glazeley. Weekly rates start at £200 in some cases.
- About 20 cottages within 10 miles of Bridgnorth situated in nearby villages such as Leighton and Billingsley. Prices are good and start at around £195 during off-season and pets are allowed for about half of their self catering cottages.
Cottages 4 You
- A small number of Bridgnorth self catering cottages and around 80 properties in Shropshire. The holiday cottages, like most of their collection are traditional and include an old ferryman's home and a number of 18th century properties. All are inspected regularly.
Bridgnorth is an ancient market town situated in the Severn Valley
, Shropshire. Set on a red sandstone ridge, it was at one time the busiest river port in England. Bridgnorth cottages can be found in and around the area and can be rented from the agent listed further down the page.
Bridgnorth is split into the The Low Town and High Town, which are both connected by a cliff railway and flights of steep steps. The Low town, on the banks of the River Severn
has a collection of fine 17th century houses and mansions including Diamond Hall, which was built by Colonel Roger Pope from the winnings of his horse, Diamond.
The High Town consists of stepped streets, lined by re-tiled houses with tall chimneys. A number of inns and half-timbered Georgian buildings also lie in this part of Bridgnorth, as does the 18th century church, St Mary Magdalene
built by Thomas Telford. Castle Walk which runs past a leaning Norman Castle keep, affords some wonderful views across the Severn Valley.
Other highlights include the Northgate Museum
, which vividly showcases the town's history, and the caves and cliffs of the nearby Lavington Gardens. For more information about Bridgnorth visitor attractions and entertainment, see the information that follows.
Bridgnorth visitor attractions
The busy market town of Bridgenorth, with its spectacular setting above the Severn Valley has much to offer cottage holiday makers. As well as wonderful countryside, there is a great choice of things to do and interesting places to explore.
For the energetic, there is Quad Biking at The Edge Quad Trekking Centre
in Much Wenlock. The Severn Valley Country park on the A442 has a Discovery Trail
, river walks, cycling paths and picnic areas and is open all year round. The Cliff Railway in Bridgenorth is a Victorian funicular railway still in use and provides some spectacular views of the countryside.
Food, drink and entertainment
The family-run Down Inn, 5 miles from the town, is set in beautiful countryside and features an acclaimed carvery. The award-winning Swan Inn
on Highley Road is also popular, and has an diverse menu and extensive wine list. Families will find good local cafes and a selection of Chinese and Indian restaurants. Blue Ginger and China Diner are both located in Mill Street.
History and Culture
Boscobel House is the famous hunting lodge where Charles 11 is said to have hidden after his defeat at Worcester in 1651. The Oak tree in which he sheltered is known as the Royal Oak
and stands in the grounds. Its open between April and October with family discounts available. 17th century Dudmaston Hall
has a fine art collection and a lovely lakeside garden. The spectacular ruins of a 12th century church can be found at Wenlock priory.
Supermarkets and shops
There are Sainsburys, Somerfield and Co-Op supermarkets, should visitors need to stock up on essentials – there’s also a Boots the Chemist on the High Street.