Self catering holiday cottages in Ironbridge, Shropshire, England
Do book a holiday cottage near Ironbridge in Telford for a family break. Most of us have heard about the tourist attraction and how good it is for children to visit. Sometimes we just have to make a decision and book self catering accommodation for a weekend or mid-week break and just enjoy the experience. Children usually like staying in holiday cottages and it can be an exciting time for them. Parents prefer self-catering because it’s a relaxed way of taking a holiday and they can supply snacks and packed lunches to take out to avoid additional expenses. Staying in self-contained private accommodation also eliminates the need to suppress children’s natural enthusiasm and resulting noise.
Facts about what Ironbridge offers for Self-Catering Breaks
Visit Ironbridge Museums near Telford from a comfortable cottage base
Ironbridge was built as a means of communication between people from both sides of the river. The single arch was designed for large trading vessels to pass under. This is a remarkable piece of arquitecture which stands as a great icon to a beautiful valley which is home to ten museums.
At Blists Hill the modern- day world is slowed to a more sedate pace as you step back 100 years in time. There is no better way to truly understand the Victorian era than to be a ‘real’ part of it. No more shiny plastic £5 notes for all currency is converted into pounds, shillings and pence. Everything here is Victorian, even the mini population, suited and booted in traditional costume. Visit the shops…there are no supermarkets to be found, all different household items are purchased from different stores. Note those weird and wonderful remedies from the quaint little chemist shop and pop your head around those specialist shops that are rarely seen these days, the drapers, ironmongers and haberdashery. If the children hate school, they might start to appreciate it a little more after a brief encounter with Miss Burke, the stern school teacher. Visit the olde worlde sweet shop for some liquorice laces, toffee cut with a hammer, humbugs and pear drops. In summer the kids can enjoy the fairground…no white- knuckle rides here! Step Inside those beautiful Victorian houses and take a fly on the wall look at how everyday living differs from today. To make the visit even more authentic you could hire some Victorian costumes and have a nostalgic family portrait taken.
You may wish to consider booking a period cottage to have a full-on historical insight
Rent a period cottage that has lots of exposed beams, quaint rooms, original inglenooks and lots of interesting antique furniture to give your children a complete back-in-time encounter.
If all that nostalgia has found you counting your blessings, the whole family will love a few hours at Enginuity. Here, the cogs of creation start spinning as you discover just how easy it is to turn great ideas into saleable products. There are so many things to turn, build, explore and touch here, every single sense is stimulated and children love the hands-on experiments. Enginuity is perfect for both big kids and little ones too. Also perfect for those rainy days in England. In fact, the kids will love it so much, you may have to coax them out with a promise of fish and chips as an incentive to leave!
Ironbridge…joining the past with the present!
Featured Self catering accommodation near cottages and log cabins convenient for Ironbridge:
6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.
6 - 13
Spacious high quality 6 bedroom holiday house near Ludlow with games room with pool table and air hockey plus grass tennis court, private 6-hole golf course, children's play area with swings, slide, a trampoline, rope swing and zip wire, tree house, Wendy House and extensive gardens.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.
Late availability: from 21 January to 02 March 20
2 bedroom Converted Barn, Heart of England.
2 - 4
Smart 2 bedroom Shropshire country cottage offering good quality accommodation for up to 4 plus one dog on a working farm close to Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock.
Special features: free internet access.
|from 25 January to 07 February 20 from 10 February to 14 February 20|
3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.
2 - 5
One of three barn conversions, this 3 bedroom holiday barn has lots of rural charm and is situated close to the Shropshire Hills and Offa’s Dyke path and is a great place for families with a shared children’s play area on site with swings and sandpit.
|from 22 January to 31 January 20 from 02 February to 15 February 20|
1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Heart of England.
1 - 2
Unique sleeps 2 romantic retreat set in the Shropshire countryside complete with a warm bubbly outdoor cedar hot tub.
Special features: outdoor hot tub.
|from 22 January to 24 January 20 from 03 February to 06 February 20|
1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.
1 - 2
Light bright and airy barn conversion situated close to Shrewsbury, with one king-size double bedroom, this is a very comfortable rural retreat for a couple, the en-suite bathroom, warming woodburner and private outdoor hot tub help to make this a great place for a romantic break.
Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.
|from 30 January to 31 January 20 from 03 February to 07 February 20|