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Shropshire

Although Shropshire could be considered a quiet corner of England, this rural county near the Welsh border has plenty of visitor attractions, a rich cultural and historical heritage, beautiful gardens and fascinating museums.

Shropshire has many picturesque historical towns and villages, for example Ludlow, which John Betjeman once described as “the loveliest town in England”. This bustling market town has a huge number of listed buildings, mostly from the Georgian period, fine restaurants, traditional inns and speciality shops.

Shrewsbury, the counties principal town is of Saxon heritage which was further developed by the Tudors. Located close to the River Severn the town is renowned for its castle, rising spires, abbey and green open parkland. It’s also the perfect place to see some wonderful medieval buildings.

The county is the epitome of the most perfect rural countryside you can find, a place that has been formed over millions of years into a tranquil landscape of rolling hills and river gorges. Speaking of which the Iron Bridge Gorge Museums are a series of museums located in the Iron Bridge Gorge near the town of Telford. It’s here that the beginning of the industrial revolution first took hold. Spanning the River Severn the outdoor and indoor museums offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The regions strategic location tells the tale of a turbulent past, evidenced by the hill forts, earthworks and castles which can be found throughout the Welsh borders. These include Ludlow Castle which was built in the 11th century and the Iron Age Hill Fort at Oswestry which covers some forty acres. Moreton Corbet Castle built in the 13th century was later extended in the 16th century. As well as these fascinating structures to Shropshire’s past, the county has some lovely English Heritage properties like Stokesay Castle.

Other great days out ideas include a visit to the RAF Museum at Cosford, where you can see over 70 historical aircraft housed in 3 wartime hangers including world’s oldest Spitfire and Lincoln Bomber. For more nostalgia visit the Severn Valley Railway, which run steam trains along the line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

So if you hanker after a relaxing self-catering break in a most beautiful, untouched part of England, take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Shropshire today.
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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 28538
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    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Don’t miss the famous Ludlow Food Festival in September, easily accessible from this holiday cottage situated in the heart of Ludlow.
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    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect holiday location to enjoy all amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. Perched on a hill above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. There is an abundance of history surrounding the town and guests are within walking distance of Ludlow Castle and St Laurence Church. Streatley Lodge (ref 28539) and The Studio...

    Streatley Lodge
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  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Dairy

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30769
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    Situated on a farm with beautiful valley gardens, this property is the perfect getaway for a couple.
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    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the beautiful holiday accommodation boasts five cosy semi-detached barn conversions (refs W43982, 30769, 30770, 30771 and 30772) in an idyllic farmyard setting, and four restful shepherds hut retreats (each with their own private bathroom facilities nearby, refs 30773, 30774 and 30775) located in the owner’s breathtaking valley gardens. All beautifully furnished and nestled at the...

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  • Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
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    Middle Barn Cottage

    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2835
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This 19th-century barn conversion offers ground floor accommodation, wood burner and panoramic views over the countryside.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 150 year old former farm barn has been tastefully converted to provide spacious, very comfortable single storey accommodation (shown left). Adjoining the owners’ home, it enjoys superb, panoramic views over open countryside towards Ludlow’s historic parish church, 7 miles distant. Famous for its ancient castle, gourmet restaurants, antique shops and National Hunt races, Ludlow holds an annual food festival. Ironbridge...

  • Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC753
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Head off on a romantic adventure for two, where you can leave your worries at the door and delve in to a haven of peace and tranquility.
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    The Roost, a detached barn conversion, occupies a quiet position in the picturesque village of Ashford Bowdler. The property has a well-tended garden and sitting out area, where guests can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. Nestled in the grounds of the owner’s home, this property is just a short drive from the medieval town of Ludlow, with its year round festivals, castle, eateries and a great selection of shops, bars and delicatessens. There are many...

  • Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Hayloft

    Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26253
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    For couples loving the outdoors, this is the ideal location, in an AONB, short drive to the Marches, Craven Arms and Ludlow are nearby.
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    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its own garden area and patio overlooking the local countryside it’s ideal for couples who love the outdoors and nature. Just a short drive to the Marches area, visitors can explore the picturesque towns of Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. In the opposite direction you have Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Local...

  • Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
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    Crabapple Peace

    Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Ref: RW9
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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Crabapple Peace is a traditional stone-built cottage, with beams and inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, walking and cycling nearby.
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    Set in the heart of rural Shropshire, Crabapple Peace is a traditional stone-built cottage and is the ideal base for touring and exploring this delightful corner of England. Standing detached, the cottage has been sympathetically renovated and provides modern facilities yet has retained a feeling of an ‘olde-world’ cottage, with a multi-fuel stove within an inglenook fireplace. Conveniently, the owners’ house is located in the grounds of the property. Excellent walking...

  • Walcot, Shropshire
    Walcot, Shropshire×

    Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26068
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Right on the edge of the National Cycle Route and with walks along the River Tern from the door,Telford, Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale easily reached.
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    This cosy and well appointed holiday apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and provides an excellent holiday base for exploring scenic Shropshire. Right on the edge of National Cycle Route (no. 81), and within easy driving distance of medieval Shrewsbury with its excellent bars, clubs, shops and theatre. Equal distance is Telford and district, home to the world famous Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale Museums. A walk from the door takes you along the River Tern where fishing can be...

  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26497
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Built around 1890, this detached cottage is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy glorious countryside near the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is nearby.
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    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very good level of accommodation for couples wishing to enjoy the delights of Shropshire, and glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders. The Severn Way, walking, cycling and touring are all on the doorstep. Golf can also be found locally. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, packed with timber-framed black and white buildings including the...

  • Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Little House

    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43994
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A charming and cosy, single storey cottage in the quiet hamlet of Oldfield, ideal for excellent walks, right from the door.
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    A charming and cosy detached holiday cottage, on the site of the owner’s home, in the quiet hamlet of Oldfield and close to one of Shropshire’s well-loved historic towns of Bridgnorth. For a peaceful retreat for yourself and your pet, this property offers good walks from the door and a central base for exploring the county. The Severn Valley Railway is nearby with its 16 miles of heritage line, running along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. The River...

  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Riverside Apartments - Riverside Apartment

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27514
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    On the banks of the River Severn, close to historic Ironbridge, with its craft shops and 10 museums spread along the river bank.
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    Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref 27514, ref 27515 and ref 27516)benefit from the tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet only a few minutes drive from all that Ironbridge and the gorge has to offer. Its difficult to believe this picturesque town was once the centre of the industrial world. Tourism is now the most precious resource. The many museums trace Ironbridge’s history and the ’Iron...

    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio
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    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment
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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E4785
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    This comfortable cottage is just 8 miles from Ludlow and under an hours drive from Shrewsbury.
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    Ideally located for relaxing breaks exploring the delights of southern Shropshire, these comfortable holiday cottages adjoin the owners’ home, in a rural location, just 8 miles from Ludlow, a town renowned for its selection of gourmet restaurants, annual festival, interesting shops and magnificent castle ruins. Tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. Locally, the beautiful rolling landscape affords lovely walking with particularly wonderful views at Clee Hill...

    White Lodge
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  • Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC171
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Nestled peacefully in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Shire’s Loft offers an ideal relaxing break away.
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    Surrounded by open fields yet just 1 mile from Whitchurch, Shire’s Loft is the perfect base for couples seeking a romantic break in a rural location but is still within easy walking distance to pubs and restaurants. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, which was once a working farm, the former shire horse stables have been converted into a comfortable holiday home. The owners have kept as many original features as possible but have added additional comforts one...

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