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Old Rectory Hotel


Lowe Hill Road, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5UA

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Set in the Shropshire countryside, on the outskirts of the historic market town of Wem and just 10 miles from Shrewsbury. This grand Georgian house hotel is nestled in 3. 5 acres of scenic walled gardens and offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, luxury accommodation and award winning cuisine.

A haven of peace and tranquillity, The Old Rectory provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind. Guests can wander the scenic grounds and enjoy the hotel amenities or venture further afield to explore the picturesque Shropshire countryside and numerous local attractions. Whatever the reason for visiting, the dedicated hotel team is always on hand to ensure every guest has a comfortable stay. All of the 14 en-suite rooms are individually styled and appointed, creating warm and comfortable space for guests to enjoy. Varying in size and design, guests can look forward to a truly unique bedroom, a world apart from a modern hotel room. From crisp linens and rich fabrics to dark wood furniture and refined décor, each room has been designed with guest comfort in mind. Modern amenities are also not in short supply, each room offers free Wi-Fi and Flat screen TVs as well as complimentary bottled water, room service and comfortable seating areas. Some rooms also have DVD players, minibars and sofas. There are a range of accommodation options available, including cosy single rooms, comfortable double and twin rooms as well as the extra special 4 poster room, with a spacious en-suite bathroom. The Rectors Dining room specialises in traditional British cuisine with a distinctive modern twist. The talented kitchen team utilise the best in locally sourced produce and even home grown vegetables and herbs from the hotel garden, to create well presented, mouth-watering dishes. Guests can enjoy a wonderfully varied and interesting evening menu in the striking dining room. With its high ceilings and original sash windows, there’s no better place to enjoy a special dining experience. For a more informal dining option, the Orangery, overlooking the stunning hotel gardens, is an ideal place to enjoy a lunch or light meal. Whatever the dining preference, guests will always be served varied and enticing dishes by a dedicated and experienced staff, committed to outstanding levels of hospitality. The hotel bar and lounge is an ideal place to sink into a sumptuous sofa and sample very best range of beers, wines and spirits. Hosting a variety speciality beers, from the award winning Wood Brewery, the traditional English bar provides a true taste of Shropshire. During the summer there’s no better place to enjoy a refreshing drink or light lunch than the hotel terrace. Nestled amidst the tranquil hotel gardens, guests can while away the hours taking in the beautiful surroundings and sampling the extensive drinks menu. The hotel gardens provide also a perfect backdrop to the Georgian house. The 3. 5 acres comprise of rolling lawns, mature woodland and vibrant flower beds. Guests can wander the garden paths and take in the tranquil beauty at their leisure; or pick up a mallet and enjoy a game or two of croquet on the pristine lawns. There’s a wealth of locations and attractions within easy reach of the hotel and in the wider area. Shropshire itself is an idyllic county filled with picturesque countryside, industrial heritage, family attractions and outdoor activities. In and around Shrewsbury there are a number of heritage sites, including Shrewsbury Castle and Regimental Museum, Whittington Castle and Acton Burnell Castle. All of which offer a unique insight into the history of the county. Chester Zoo is less than an hours’ drive from the hotel and is a great, fun-filled, family day out. Other attractions suitable for families include, Park Hall Countryside Experience at Oswestry, West Midlands Safari Park and Wonderland near Telford. For more active pursuits, Hawkstone Park Golf Club is located near Shrewsbury, PGL Adventure is just 25 minutes from the hotel at Boreatton Park and cycle hire is available at Shropshire Hills Cycling about an hour’s drive away. Rich in industrial heritage, Shropshire hosts an assortment of heritage railways and museums. Severn Valley Railway and Kidderminster Steam railway are both within an hours’ drive of hotel and the Coleham Pumping Station and Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker are both within easy reach.

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Showing Thursday 25 August 2016 to Friday 26 August 2016

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Family friendly
Cots available
Wedding Licence
Parking (charges may apply)
Car parking available onsite
Meeting Facilities , In-room Broadband
Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar
In room entertainment
Video/DVD Player , TV , Video/DVD Library , Radio
Smoking allowed in public areas
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Trouser press in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
Limited room service for hot food , Wake Up Call Available
Mountain Bike Hire , Croquet

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From 14:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

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  • JOHN D

  • July 2016

The Old Rectory Jul 16

Great value for money.

Staff friendly, room clean and everything needed. Great breakfast. Would recommend it.

  • J Jones

  • July 2016

Pleasant stay

My mother and I booked into The Old Rectory for 2 nights,and it provided a very good base from which to visit Shrewsbury, Chester, and the lovely Shropshire countryside.

Booking was hassle-free (thanks to Laterooms), and I was pleased to receive a prompt email from the Old Rectory asking if we wished to book an evening meal, and to check it was a twin room which we required. Such attention to detail is much appreciated. Our room had old world charm, was very clean, and beds were very comfortable. We were looking forward to our evening meal and as the only diners in the hotel on that evening, our expectations were high. The starters were really excellent for both of us, but our main courses were not as good - my lamb was overcooked, and my mother was given a large serving of a pasta dish, when she had specifically asked for the dish from the lighter bite menu. Our young waitress was very apologetic to be fair and gave my mother a free glass of wine, but as the only 2 diners that evening, it was rather disappointing. The other issue we had was that we were frequently bothered by flies - as we were eating indoors this is an issue the hotel needs to firmly address. Breakfasts were fine, so overall I found our stay to be a pleasant one and good value for money. We did, however, choose to dine elsewhere, on our second evening.

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