Recently assessed by Visit Britain and awarded 4 stars plus the Welcome Walkers Award, The Look Out is a cosy cottage, perfect for a romantic escape for two adults. It was originally built in 1850 but we have just completed a complete refurbishment of the property bringing it up to 21st century standards of comfort and convenience to make your holiday as peaceful and comfortable as possible , whichever season you choose to visit.
It makes a fantastic base for walkers to explore the many sights of Natural Beauty around the area.
We only have a few empty weeks now in high season [July/August].
New for this year we have some Murder Mystery themed treasure trails to follow to help you explore Ironbridge and some local areas. These cost £5.99 each and are fun way to explore and see the sights whilst you follow the trail and solve the clues. I have Treasure trails for Ironbridge, Much Wenlock Olympic Village, Shrewsbury and Bridnorth High and Low Town.
Each trail takes around 2 to 2.5 hours to complete, depending on how long you stop to enjoy all the views and great places to see on offer of course.
If you would like one or more of these trails let me know when you book and I can add the amount to your final payment. The trails will be left in the cottage ready for your arrival.
The Look Out is a perfect holiday base for anyone enjoying outdoor activities alongside great eateries and traditional shops only minutes from the centre of Ironbridge yet set in a quiet, elevated situation away from the hustle and bustle to allow for perfect peace and tranquility. Nestling high in the Gorge with a 'Birds Eye View' view of the Ironbridge itself, it is literally only 2 minutes walk down into the centre of Ironbridge where you will find many museums to visit and, as Ironbridge is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty there are numerous walks and cycle routes with scenic views and perfect tranquility to help to re charge your batteries away from the fast pace of modern day living.
In common with the majority of properties in Ironbridge, The Look Out does not have its own private parking. It does have a drop off point so that you can drop your luggage at the door and a Visitor Pass is provided ,if required, which allows you to park for free on any of the car parks in Ironbridge. There are a number of car parks within Ironbridge itself, the nearest one to the property being a short 3 minute walk. Once you have parked up, unless you want to travel further afield, you don't really need your car as all shops and places to eat are within walking distance and there are free buses to all of the museums.
If you do wish to stay in and cook a meal, The Look Out has a fully fitted kitchen and delightful lounge and dining area just right for two people. The kitchen has been recently replaced and includes a large ceramic double sink, gas hob, eye level electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster. washer dryer and dishwasher. Complimentary tea,coffee, sugar and milk are provided for your arrival so that you can enjoy a drink whilst you relax after your journey and decide, from the many activities on offer, what to do first or whether to just chill on the patio.
The lounge, which still has the original beamed ceiling, one of which is an old ships mast, has a small dining table and 2 chairs plus a settee, 32" HD TV with Freeview and an XBOX 360 Games Console with a selection of games, DVD's and books. Free Wi Fi is available at the cottage.
Upstairs is a king size, galleried bedroom with spacious ensuite bathroom containing a bath, shower over, toilet and sink plus an airing cupboard. Complimentary toiletries and slippers are provided to add to your comfort and luxury bath robes are available on request.
Outside there is a private patio area with seating and table provided and is south facing so perfect for relaxing in the sun. To the rear of the property is also a small gravelled patio which overlooks the Ironbridge itself and perfect for sitting and relaxing enjoying your early morning coffee with a birds eye view of the famous Ironbridge.
Downstairs has electric underfloor heating throughout with an electric fire as secondary heating if required, and gas central heated radiators upstairs plus an airing cupboard in the bathroom with radiator.
The Ironbridge Gorge has a fantastic Park and Ride Service serving Ironbridge town centre and the museums. It is fast, efficient and eco-friendly, running every 12 minutes. It operates from March through to October. There is also an efficient and regular Gorge Connect bus service - www.telford.gov.uk/ironbridgeparkandride.
A small porch with coat hooks, umbrella stand and boot rack plus and outdoor area to lock your bike are also provided making it a perfect resting place for cyclists and walkers to refresh and take a few days break before continuing on your journey.
PLEASE NOTE - there are 15 outside steps to walk down leading from the garden gate to the front door. There is a handrail. The rear door entrance to the property is step free but is accessed via a slope as the cottage is situated on a hillside.
If you require flowers/chocolates/cakes etc to complete your stay, please ask for details of our celebration packages.
Thank you for looking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International 75 km, Nearest railway: Telford Central 8 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Once described as "the most extraordinary district in the world", the Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site, is still a remarkable, and beautiful place to visit today. A huge amount of early industry survives as furnaces, factories, workshops, canals and the settlements of Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport.
The Look Out is nestled high in the Gorge with a 'Birds Eye View' view of the Ironbridge itself. It is literally only 2 minutes walk down into the centre of Ironbridge where you will find many museums to visit and, as Ironbridge is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty there are numerous walks and cycle routes with scenic views and perfect tranquility to help to re charge your batteries away from the fast pace of modern day living.
Other outdoor activities on offer are canoeing, kayaking, fishing, river trips, gliding and golf.
Numerous Pubs and restaurants are available to suit all tastes whether its sitting outside overlooking the river or an intimate dinner for two.
Blists Hill Victorian Town (2 mi)
At Blists Hill Victorian Town you can meet the Victorians in their shops, cottages and workplaces, see all the animals, enjoy a horse and cart ride or a cone of traditional Fish and Chips.
Enginuity (0.5 mi)
Switch on your imagination in our interactive Design & Technology Centre and discover how good ideas are turned into great products. Find out how a little ingenuity will let you pull a 10 ton locomotive or generate electricity from flowing water. Look at familiar objects with new eyes using the giant X ray machine, build an earthquake proof tower and challenge our robotic arm.
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron (0.5 mi)
Explore the site and the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal. It was the secret that helped make iron the essential material of the Industrial Revolution
Darby Houses (0.75 mi)
Experience the everyday life of Coalbrookdale's Quaker ironmasters in the former homes of the Darby family - Rosehill House and Dale House. From their doorsteps you will get a grandstand view of the restored Furnace Pool which once helped power the ironworks. Step inside the houses and you will discover rooms packed with original family furniture, china, momentos, costumes and family papers.
Broseley Pipe works (2 mile)
Broseley, two miles from the Ironbridge, was once home to one of the most prolific clay tobacco pipe making factories in Britain. Production came to an\end in the 1950's when the works were abandoned and left untouched until reopened as a Museum in 1996. In the restoration little has been changed since the workers left. The Museum is a wonderfully preserved time capsule of an ancient local industry.
There is so much to do in Ironbridge. Listed below are a few examples and there is a well stocked information box in the property.
The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse (0.5 mile)
The Tollhouse is now open every weekend during the local school summer holidays or by prior arrangement for groups and school parties. Follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who since 1779 have journeyed here to marvel at the world's first cast-iron bridge.
Jackfield Tile Museum (1 mile)
As you wonder through the original gas-lit trade show room, galleries and period room setting you will be able to see, touch and even walk on magnificent British tiles.
Tar Tunnel (1 mile)
A short walk from Coalport China Museum, alongside the Shropshire Canal, takes you to the Tar Tunnel; over 200 years ago natural bitumen trickled like treacle into pools.
25 minutes drive away, in Bridgnorth, Farafoot Bushcraft, Wild Therapy and Wild Running Company is located - www.farafoot.co.uk