We found this B&B online and the pictures certainly looked inviting. We booked the Oak room which we found absolutely stunning..! The powder room was vacant for some of our stay, we therefore had the opportunity to view that room too, although a little smaller it’s of a similar standard. The house has extensive gardens to relax in or walk around. Louise & Robin, the owners, prepare a lovely fresh breakfast every morning and are so helpful and friendly. The village of Cressage is small and quiet and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. The overall impression is that it’s better than the online pictures, we’ve never stayed in a better B&B. We much prefer to stay in top quality B&Bs in preference to hotels and this one fits the bill nicely. Would we stay there again..? Absolutely..!
Alan & Margaret, August 2022
An oasis of calm in a busy schedule. historic building, relaxed genial hosts.
Tim & Jenny, July 2022
My husband and I made a first trip from Sweden to England with our two adult sons. We are so pleased with our three-day comfortable stay at the Old Hall – the house is tastefully furnished with much attention given to detail (a delicious treat, beautiful flower arrangements, Molton Brown toiletries) our rooms and the drawing room luxurious and the gardens are stunning.
Robin was such a considerate and knowledgeable host, and we were made to feel so welcome. The English breakfasts (deliciously made by our host himself with local produce) were served in the conservatory with incredible views of the River Severn and the Wrekin.There is much to see and do in the surrounding countryside. We highly recommend Old Hall and would love to return back.
Hélène and Per, July 2022
The breakfast was delicious, local produce was used. The fruit were sweet and eaten with some yoghurt. Local sausages & eggs etc. The taste & quality were excellent. The room was large with a window overlooking the grounds. The bathroom had a walk-in shower. Very well decorated. A gem for Shrewsbury.
Mark, July 2022
The breakfast was cooked to order by the owner and was just perfect. The ingredients were top quality local products and he informed us where we could purchase them if we wanted to. Robin and Louise were excellent hosts, providing a wealth of local knowledge, recommending places to eat (all of which proved to be excellent), giving directions to interesting places to visit. There were large bottles of water provided in our room and replenished regularly, along with the lovely chocolates. The bed linen was top quality and the bed was by far the best bed that we have ever slept in that hasn't been our own! The house itself is really beautiful, but this is eclipsed by the gorgeous gardens and the truly magnificent setting and views. I can't recommend this property highly enough and would definitely return if in the area.
George and Amanda, July 2022
Thank you for a lovely two days in your wonderful home, never stayed before in such a beautifully appointed home. Thank you both.
Alison and David, July 2022
Peaceful, extremely comfortable and stunning house and gardens! It was absolutely fabulous! Robin and Louise were fabulous hosts , the room was huge and really comfortable, breakfast lasted us all day! wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here . Beautiful views . A bit out of the way being 8 miles from Shrewsbury but exactly what I wanted. Thank you Robin and Louise.
Sheila and Tony, July 2022
Amazing house, rooms immaculate, views stunning and wonderful hosts, nothing too much trouble for them. Robin I know you have discovered that the Beatles stayed at the Old Hall in 1963 but are you sure another singer has not stayed with you as well, know who I mean, the one and only Tina Turner because your B and B is simply the best, better than all the rest.
As you know we are retuning very soon and to everybody who reads this review this is a must place to stay.
All the very best to you Robin and your wife Louise see you soon.
Mick and Roz, July 2022
Un lugar mágico, lleno de amor, paz y armonia. Con una gran historia sobre el Rio Severn y reminiscencias de un pasado de esplendor. Impecables instalaciones e inmejorable dedicación de Robin para con sus huéspedes. Espectacular y delicioso desayuno, ideal para reencontrarse con la naturaleza y descansar placenteramente. Muchas gracias, siempre lo recordaremos.
Susana y Horacio, July 2022
What a find! Robin and Louise could not have been more welcoming to us and to our two dogs to the delightful Old Hall at Cressage. The Oak Room was spacious and comfortable as well as very dog friendly - Meg and Lola were welcomed by treats. The gardens are beautiful and the walk through the wood very peaceful. Great to be able to take the dogs there, as it is securely fenced and the girls weren't even distracted from their ball and stick hunts by the River Severn flowing gently past. Lovely, sunny mornings and leisurely breakfast on the patio with the dogs at our feet. Food beautifully cooked and presented by Robin and Louise. It was lovely to sit in the garden as dusk fell enjoying a bottle of wine whilst watching the sun go down. As regular visitors to Shrewsbury to see family, The Old Hall is definitely top of our list for places to stay. Thank you Robin and Louise
Marcia and Dennis, June 2022
If you want to be lord of the manor for the weekend this has to be on your list ….this property has been totally restored to the highest of standards 10 out of 10. The location and its class perfect for relaxation and calm.
Des and Molly, June 2022
A lovely break in wonderful surroundings. Breakfast was generous and very good. our hosts were very welcoming. A lovely relaxing stay.
Andrew and Viv, June 2022
Old Hall Cressage is superb throughout in every way. We received the warmest of welcomes from Robin and Louise with tea and delicious homemade cake. Breakfast is freshly prepared and equally delicious.During our stay nothing was too much trouble, so kind, thoughtful and helpful with walks, maps places to eat etc.We stayed in the Powder Room which is spotlessly clean with the finest quality decor, bed, linens,toiletries,towels large walk in shower and extremely well thought out for guests'comfort and convenience. The hotel is set in acres of landscaped gardens which stretch down to the river Severn with fantastic views over to the Wrekin, they even have their own woodland! This B&B is fabulous, luxury in a most beautiful setting.
Elizabeth and Steve, June 2022
When we arrived Robin and Louise welcomed us and we’re so friendly and helpful. And would definitely recommend anyone to stay as the five nights we stayed were perfect and the breakfast was amazing, the best ever. As for the property and the view’s are stunning. We will definitely be going back again. Everything was perfect. Many thanks.
Dave and Sharon, June 2022
We booked a break at the Old Hall in Shropshire on impulse and what a find. It is the most comfortable and welcoming place to stay and an excellent location for exploring this overlooked and very beautiful corner of England. Our room had a fabulous view of the Severn and the Wrekin and was exceptionally comfortable. Delicious breakfasts and lots of thoughtful extras including quality magazines and history books to browse in the guest drawing room. Robin and Louise are wonderful hosts and we gratefully followed all of their excellent suggestions for places to visit and eat out. Top place to stay, we will be back.
Carolyn and Rob, June 2022
Perfect selection, with the amazing view over the Severn and The Wrekin. The only negative was having to leave.
Paul June 2022
We have just returned from a most relaxing stay at The Old Hall. Louise and Robin made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. We stayed in the Wrekin room which was beautiful and comfortable with a breathtaking view. Breakfast was delicious with a wide choice of food including perfectly cooked poached eggs (thanks Robin!)
Louise’s delicious cake deserves a mention too! We would not hesitate to return.
Ruth and Stephen, May 2022
We spent two lovely nights of our vacation in England at this immaculate, comfortable, well-appointed B&B with great hosts who went out of their way to provide thoughtful touches and be accommodating to our desires. They upgraded us to their best room, The Wrekin, where we overlooked the River Severn and their back terrace, a lovely place to sit of an evening and eat or just enjoy the view. The room had all the amenities: a mini-fridge, a powerful shower with an additional hand-held head for top to bottom rinsing, warmed towels, a huge supportive but soft bed with fluffy comforter, and lots of space to accommodate our belongings. The tasty breakfast was served in a glass conservatory, and nearby was a lovely sitting room to use. We recommend this B&B unreservedly.
Cynthia and David, May 2022
If you are looking for a luxurious place to stay, of exceptional quality, in an outstanding location and with the most welcoming of hosts, then The Old Hall is it. Without question it is the best B&B in Shropshire, if not anywhere, that we have ever stayed in. Thank you to our hosts Robin and Louise - simply superb!
Mark & Pam, April 2022
No ordinary B&B! This was out second visit to Old hall, and it was even better than last time, if possible.
We bring our dog, and the dog friendly, Oak room, is enormous, providing our dog with a lovely bed and treats as well as the most comfortable bed for us, fresh flowers and chocolates!
The spacious shower room is modern with plenty of hot water, Molton Brown toiletries and fluffy towels.
Breakfast is delicious and Robin and Louise will try to accommodate any dietary needs. One of us is gluten intolerant. We recommend the Compote, and Wenlock bacon and sausages in particular! The area is rich in food variety- a foodies paradise.
The whole property has been restored to a high level, with furnishings and art works that are in keeping with its ambiance and architectural features. It's the kind of place you see in a glossy magazine! There is the most elegant sitting room, where tea and gorgeous orange cake was served whilst sat looking over the fantastic garden towards The Wrekin. Not a bad way to start the break away.
The area is very beautiful with plenty of walks and landscpes that inspire. Louise's garden is a joy to tour, with a variety of garden spaces and ideas lovingly laid out and cared for.
To top it all Robin and Louise are wonderful hosts, they couldn't be more helpful, friendly and kind.
We hope to return.....
Christania Corbett, April 2022
Last week, we spent a lovely midweek in The Old Hall Cressage B & B ! Thank you Louise & Robin, for being so kind and thoughtful!! For example: We had problems with the Covid tests to send through, but our landlord was willing to sort that out for us!
Beside the excellent service, we enjoyed the accommodation, the lovely room and the astonishing view! And the silence………we didn’t hear one car! Everything was just perfect and we felt living as a Queen, for a reasonable price. This is far more than a normal B& B!
Thanks again Louise & Robin, we can’t wait to come again!
Meike and Warrie, November 2021
No ordinary B&B! Felt we in a Five star hotel from the wonderful comfortable bed, the spacious room and facilities, the beautiful location and the helpful and friendly owners.
We took our dog, who is diabetic, and Robin and Louise were so obliging in providing us with somewhere to store the cansulin to furnishing him with a bed as large and comfortable as our own.
Breakfast was excellent - especially the Compote.
The gardens around the hall are a gardeners delight to explore, and our dog loved exploring the wooded areas. We hope to visit again!
Christania Corbett, November 2021
After a day exploring the many attractions of the county town of Shrewsbury we drove a few miles to the village of Cressage and to the marvellous Old Hall. It must be one of the most luxurious B&B’s anywhere. The welcome was as good as the wonderfully restored and appointed Hall. What could be better after our exploring than a pot of tea, home made orange cake and a view over lovely gardens to the River Severn below and the countryside beyond. Perfect. We are moving on from The Old Hall, Cressage B&B today after a breakfast that more than matched the welcome and luxurious surroundings.
Norman and Clive, October 2021
The Old Hall is superb! Our room was lovely with magnificent views of the Wrekin and the River Severn. It was spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean with good quality linen and towels. The breakfast was delicious and well-cooked and presented, with a good choice of items on the menu. Robin and Louise were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. They lent us maps and guides and gave us good advice on routes for the (long!) walks which we did from the house. The Old Hall is a beautiful house with a long history and we highly recommend it. We shall definitely stay there again.
Richard and Jenny, September 2021
We were badly in need of a restful break when we arrived at The Old Hall Cressage to a warm welcome and a beautiful, most comfortable room. We stayed four nights in the Wrekin room and became increasingly appreciative of how thoughtfully the room has been arranged, how beautiful the view over the Severn and surrounding countryside was and how comfortable we felt. In this attractive and interesting house the rooms all had charming arrangements of garden flowers from the extensive and wonderful grounds. Breakfasts were delicious, various options were all beautifully cooked. Louise and Robin were ideal hosts in their own home, unfailingly welcoming, helpful and relaxed but unobtrusive. We do hope that we have another opportunity to stay at The Old Hall, it was a perfect treat
David and Susan, September 2021
The Old Hall is a true country house with an extensive beautiful garden running down to the River Severn. It has its own woodland, and a marvellous view of the Wrekin. Robin and Louise were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. They supplied maps and walking guides; and gave us ideas of particular walks, pubs and restaurants, and other local information. They left no stone unturned, served a delicious breakfast, and gave us homemade cake in the afternoon. Robin has even written a booklet on the history of the Old Hall back to the Norman Conquest, which we read while sitting in their glorious guest drawing-room.
John & Claire, September 2021
Four of us stayed at the Old Hall recently for a special trip down memory lane. It was a delight in every respect. Beautifully modernized rooms and public area, the grounds and views are spectacular and hosts Robin and Louise could not be more welcoming to their beautiful home. Breakfast was a delight too! I really could not fault our stay in any way.
Michael Richings, Seprember 2021
Great place to stay. Looking forward to returning soon. Robin and Louise were so helpful. The rooms and house is so nice you cannot ask for more. It was better than staying in a hotel. Location is great with great views of the surrounding area. See you soon.
Ian and Ercole, September 2021
We had a glorious long weekend at the Old Hall, a fascinating house and a lovely home. The Wrekin room and the drawing room are so beautifully presented and the garden is fantastic with spectacular views around every corner. Louise's home-made cake was delicious, and chocolates and fresh milk in the fridge each day was a lovely touch. Robin and Louise were so welcoming and friendly, they made us feel like we were house guests. Thank you for a lovely stay, you have created a truly special place and we'll certainly be back when we get the chance
Rebecca Butcher, August 2021
We had a wonderful two night stay at The Old Hall. The Wrekin Room was really well equipped and we had everything we needed. Breakfast was also brilliant with a great choice of food. The Old Hall is a fantastic building in a truly breathtaking garden, but what really makes The Old Hall special is Robin and Louise. Nothing was too much trouble and they just go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. Would highly recommend and we are already looking for a reason to come back and stay again.
Alice Price, August 2021
The impressive view of the Old Hall was matched by the welcome from our congenial hosts, inviting us to tea and cake. The comfortable guest lounge has has fine furnishings, books and pictures. The Wrekin bedroom has a view across the garden and the river, to the Wrekin Hill. Tea and coffee with the refinement of a jug of milk within. Robin and Louise are courteously friendly and helpful with their advice about Shropshire.
Michael Cumins, August 2021
This is a truly lovely place to stay. The house is in a stunning location overlooking the River Severn with extensive grounds to wander through. The welcome from Robin and Louise was warm and friendly and we were offered tea and cake - sadly we’d just had tea at a friend’s house so had to pass on that! The bedroom was stylish and comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a perfect overnight stay provided. Breakfast was in the conservatory overlooking the gardens and was nicely presented with a great choice. There is use of a beautiful lounge if you want to sit and read or just chill. Would heartily recommend this place and will definitely be back.
Lyn Watts, August 2021
We Loved our stay here. Nothing was too much trouble. the rooms were boutique level Beautiful. The Grounds were stunningly tranquil and the hoiss incredibly thoughtful, welcoming and warm. The cake was gratefully received and throughly appreciated. Such a hidden gem! Thankyou Louise and Robin, just the break away we needed.
Kathy Gillam, August 2021
If serenity is defined as the quality of being peaceful and calm then the Old Hall Cressage takes you there. This house and its owners are unrivalled in their wonderful approach and ability to deliver what can only be described as one of the best bed and breakfast accommodations in the country.
The Hall is stunningly beautiful with period features and wonderful gardens, which all come as part of the stay as guests are welcome to stroll around the gardens and wooded locations. The rooms are fresh and immaculate in both décor and cleanliness with fabulous views through to the river Severn and the front laws and borders.
The breakfasts were of top quality, cooked using local produce and fresh variety in the menu, the offer of tea and cake in the afternoon was also much appreciated.
Chances of finding such a house and accommodation is either down to extremely assiduous trawling or mere serendipity…do not miss out on this one. We will not, and will certainly be returning, hopefully on several occasions with family and friends.
Ian and Sally, Cheshire July 2021
Stunning house, great hosts, the perfect place for a perfect getaway. Louise and Robin have thought of everything to make your stay amazing. The breakfast was superb and with great choice for every taste. Fantastic bedrooms with great views over the river Severn.
We cannot thank Louise and Robin enough and we have re booked and we are looking forward to our visit.
Natalie & Jewls, July 2021