The Leaded Light → About Us

the guesthouse

The Leaded Light in Olton, Solihull was built as a family home in 1903 and still retains many of it’s original period features such as a cosy fire place in the dining room, high ceilings, and well proportioned rooms. The property was established as a guesthouse in 1986.

The Leaded Light guesthouse proprietress, Helen, makes it a priority to accommodate each of her guest’s individual needs with modern facilities such as ensuite hotel rooms, digital Freeview televisions in the bedrooms, free internet access, off-road parking, and a charming rear garden. Full English or continental breakfast is available, as are evening meals or packed lunches (additional fees apply). Each comfortable room at our friendly bed and breakfast boasts high quality spring mattresses, soft white towels, hot drink making facilities, a colour television, and plenty of storage space for your luggage.

The Leaded Light is a very conveniently located small hotel / b&b just 1 ½ miles from central Solihull on the main A41 Warwick Road running towards Birmingham city centre. Motorway access is via junction 5 of the M42 at Knowle (4.3 miles away) with links to the M5, M6 and M40 motorways. The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport which is situated about 4 miles to the North. Within walking distance of the guest house there are a number of quality restaurants and delis, golf courses, the Parkway private hospital and Olton railway station (which is on the London Marylebone to Birmingham line).

stained glass at the hotel

The Story Behind Our Name

Throughout Leaded Light guesthouse, Solihull, you will find numerous stained glass panels in a variety of jewel-like colours. On the main staircase landing of the guest house you will find the 'Leaded Lights' panel after which the guest house is named.