The view from The Look Out takes a bit of beating. This country cottage gives you a bird's eye perspective of the world famous arched Iron Bridge, in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Nestled nicely up in the Gorge, this retreat would be ideal for a couple looking for a quiet break.
The Look Out sits just above the heart of Ironbridge, with its eateries and traditional shops. You can enjoy peace and tranquillity in countryside, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. There are numerous walks and cycle routes with scenic views to help recharge your batteries.
Wake up in a king size bed, and a light and airy galleried bedroom with a great view. Up two steps is a spacious en-suite bathroom with a bath and attached shower. All towels are provided and complimentary toiletries and slippers are added for your comfort.
The lounge still has its original beamed ceiling – and one of the beams is an old ship's mast. There is a dining table, as well as a sofa for relaxing in the evening. And it's cosy - with electric under-floor heating throughout the downstairs rooms and an electric stove-effect heater in the fireplace.
For entertainment there is a 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.
f you wish to stay in and cook a meal, The Look Out has a fully fitted kitchen It 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 outside on the south-facing private patio area.
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 an 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.
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. 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 2 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.
PLEASE NOTE - there are 15 outside steps to walk down leading from the garden gate to the rear door. There is a handrail. The front door entrance to the property is step free but is accessed via a slope as the cottage is situated on a hillside.
This is a great place to come with your partner if you enjoy walking. In fact The Look Out has just been awarded the Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award. Ironbridge is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty including The Shropshire Hills, Much Wenlock with Wenlock Edge, Stiperstones, The Wrekin and many more.
Ironbridge has a wide range of places to eat ranging from traditional pubs to a Michelin recommended restaurant. Thai Fusion, a two-minute walk away, offers good quality cuisine inspired by the rustic and fresh food of Thailand. Further along the High Street, in the Old Police Station, is Pondicherry with fine Indian food. Restaurant Severn is ranked number one restaurant in Ironbridge with two AA Rosettes and a Michelin Recommendation in 2013- as well as a great view. It serves both French and British cuisine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|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, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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