Our Inspector's View
This Grade I listed, friendly family-owned hotel was built in 1805 although previous settlements on this site date back to the 16th century; at one time it was used as a refuge for the Protestant dissenters. Sweeney Hall is set amidst several acres of mature parkland and makes an ideal base for exploring the Shropshire countryside. A log fire welcomes guests on arrival in the colder months and the smart terrace area is ideal for whiling away a summer evening. Bedrooms are spacious and well equipped. The comfortable restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Facilities – at a glance
Historic hotel with friendly staff in a rural setting
- En-suite rooms: 13
- Family rooms: 4
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 72
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About The area
Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.
Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world.
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