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The Old House Suites

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The Old House in Dogpole sits on an original Anglo-Saxon plot leading down to the River Severn. After the Norman Conquest in 1066, Shrewsbury was fortified and the town wall cut through the garden, but the plot remained intact. The house was rebuilt as a timber framed Tudor mansion around two massive brick chimneys in the late 1490s and retains much of this original character. The house had strong connections with Catherine of Aragon. She married Arthur (brother of Henry VIII) at nearby Ludlow Castle in South Shropshire where she finally returned after her divorce from her later marriage to Henry VIII. Members of the Rocke family were courtiers of Catherine and also owners of The Old House, and there is a tradition that Mary Tudor stayed in the house on her way to visit her mother.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Great View


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98Great for walkers
Grade: 98 out of 100
151Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
56Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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The Old House Suites is no longer taking guests; for those of us lucky enough to have stayed here a few times it was quite simply amazing, eye wateringly beautiful, seeped in history, quirky and magnificent. Tony, his wife and son Fred were amazing hosts; a tour of the building
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Wasn't able to stay here as my confirmed booking was overturned in favour of subsequent guests from abroad. No comment on quality of rooms etc but extremely disappointed with the way this matter was handled. I was offered alternative but lesser accommodation but no real
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Loved that the house was 500 years old with all its original features. It still however met all our requirements in that it had a modern en suite bathroom with a super roll top bath, a large very comfortable bed and a wonderful breakfast. Surprisingly no creaking floorboards
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My girlfriend and I spent one night at The Old House Suites and had not a single thing to complain about. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to learn that with our 'suite' came not just one, but two bedrooms, with a choice of a shower room and a separate toilet and
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Stayed here with my family for one night. Great stay, fabulous building, atmospheric rooms and really friendly family who own and manage the house. Great communication before hand and even a tour of the history of the house. Thank you
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"All rooms were beautiful"
"Take what's offered, you wont be disappointed."
"Family suite had one double bed in one room, two singles in another with separate shower and separate toilet/bath"
"We were in room 4 overlooks the high street"
"Either one you won't be dissapointed"
the old house hotel shrewsbury
United KingdomEnglandShrewsbury
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