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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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  • Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, nr. Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 26497

    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 castle, now a regimental museum and Shrewsbury Abbey. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks, guided walks or a trip on the pleasure boat, Sabrina. Shop, pub and restaurant 2/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Step to living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Pet to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • Angel Barn

    Bitterley, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 29172

    This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Angel Barn is the perfect location for guests wishing to really enjoy the magnificent Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside. Located on the slopes of Clee Hill in the heart of Shropshire, Angel Barn is a beautiful stone built, detached barn which offers guests fabulous views and peaceful surroundings. Perfectly located for guests to visit and explore the local area, guests will find the historic market town of Ludlow just a few miles away. Perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt, hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country known as the Welsh Marches. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food and Drink Festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin starred food. Angel Barn is a great base for guests who enjoy walking or cycling as there are many excellent public footpaths and cycle paths running right through the area and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside in the county. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay castle. Shop and pubs serving food 1½ miles, restaurants 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beam and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, beams, Velux and sloping ceiling. First floor: 1 double galleried bedroom with beams and wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating £50per week, £25 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden. Small courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared tennis court. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3/4 steps in courtyard.

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  • Boraston View

    Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 17945

    A good base for touring

    Set on a working farm and adjoining the owner’s farmhouse in a quiet setting, the property provides comfortable holiday accommodation. A perfect peaceful retreat where couples can enjoy the local scenery, and nearby is the tourist attraction Clee Hill with breathtaking views and excellent walks, as is the Severn Valley Railway. There are several National Trust and English Heritage properties within easy reach. Easy drives to Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the market town of Leominster makes this a good base for visitors. Shop and pub serving food 2½ miles. Can be booked with ref 9383.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared garden and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. One pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking.

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  • Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington

    Grade
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    Ref: RBBA

    Pultheley Farm nestles in delightful countryside with views over the rolling hills of Shropshire. This beautiful detached holiday property has been lavishly furnished throughout and is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home with its own lake, both of which are as well tended as the unit. Great position for walkers and wildlife lovers as well as visitors to the Long Mynd with its glider centre, and those wishing to discover the border towns of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow. There are festivals and horse racing (seasonal at Ludlow), Powys Castle (NT) at Welshpool, great museums, shopping, eateries and bars at historic Shrewsbury to visit. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

    Open tread external stairs to first floor entrance. Living/dining room with kitchen area and wooden floor. Sitting room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 6ft bed and wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Large enclosed 4-acre garden with furniture
    • Natural spring water supply from borehole
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced lake in garden

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  • Riverside Apartments - Riverside Apartment

    Buildwas, nr. Ironbridge

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    Ref: 27514

    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 Bridge’ itself is a reminder of its importance. Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn. For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge you can step outside the gorge and get a taste of modern hubs to medieval market towns including, Bridgnorth, a picturesque historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today, Madeley which is just over a mile out of Ironbridge and has many listed buildings scattered throughout, one of the grandest being Madeley Court, medieval Much Wenlock and Newport with its bustling high street with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting the town on a market day is a must. Telford is home to family attractions including Telford Town Park and Wonderland, delicious restaurants and the town centre. Wellington, whose market is one of the oldest in the country, is also worth a visit. Shropshire has an array of outdoor activities on offer from kayaking and canoeing to cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing. The area is never short of places to visit from castles, abbeys, farms, museums and discovery centres to gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: 2 steps to living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Shared laundry service (by arrangement with owner). Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and terrace. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: River in shared grounds.

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  • Hayloft

    Church Stretton

    Grade
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    Ref: 26253

    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 attractions include the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Ludlow Castle, festivals and racecourse. Ideal for golf. Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 4.5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Partial oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement with owner. Garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - The Byre

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 30771

    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 three 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 foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, working farm.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC171

    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 expects, such as underfloor heating, wi-fi, ensuite shower room and a comfortable bedroom with a free standing, roll top bath. Outside, guests are welcome to enjoy the 2 acres of gardens and orchard. The delightful market town of Whitchurch, famous for being ‘home of the tower clocks’ with buildings dating from Tudor, Georgian and Medieval time, offers a great selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. Ideal for those who love the great outdoors there are lots of walks in the area including the Sandstone Trail as well as walks around Dearnford Lake, Brown Moss, Greenfields Nature Reserve and Whitchurch Waterways Country Park. Whilst there is plenty to see and do in the immediate area, Shire’s Loft is also a great touring base and is well located for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales. Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester are all within a 30-minute drive. Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks is 21 miles away and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping, famous racecourse and the popular attraction of Chester Zoo is 22 miles. Other places of interest, within easy driving distance, include Blue Planet Aquarium 26 miles, Hawkstone Follies 8 miles, Ironbridge 29 miles and Delamere Forest 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor and French doors/kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request) with roll top bath and en-suite shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating (ground floor), gas central heating (first floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob, Electric oven. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars) Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking. No children.

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  • Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC376

    Located in the grounds of the owner’s home, this well positioned property is ideal for couples who want to be in a central location for the Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales border towns. Whittington is a pretty village serviced by two pubs serving good food and a local shop.
    Local tourist attractions include Park Hall working farm, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Close by are two National Trust properties, Attingham Park and Powys Castle, within a 30 minute drive.
    Chester with its racecourse, medieval town and excellent shopping is around a 30 minutes drive, Llangollen with its horse drawn barges, canal boats, steam railway, and water sports, including white water rafting, tubing and gorge walking is a 20 minutes drive. Shrewsbury and Oswestry, two of Shropshire’s finest market towns, are easily accessible and have good shops, bars and restaurants. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and parquet flooring.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen:
    With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Laundry service available at cost. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Sauna room and shower. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years.

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  • Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment

    Ironbridge

    Grade
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    Ref: 27518

    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these two holiday properties, (refs 27518 and 27520) nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoy all that Ironbridge has to offer on the doorstep. Many museums, spread along the banks of the River Severn, trace Ironbridge’s history. The ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder to its importance. Visitors can browse around the array of craft and souvenir shops as well as great bars and restaurants. Visit Bridgnorth, an historic town split in two but connected via a unique Victorian cliff railway. Madeley, 1 mile, boasts listed buildings galore, the grandest being Madeley Court. Newport offers a plethora of independent shops and eateries, whilst Telford has an indoor shopping area with over 150 shops and cafés. Wellington, hosting one of the oldest markets, is also worth a visit, and Wrekin Hill is a comfortable walk away. Kayaking, canoeing, cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing are all available for the active, whilst places to visit include castles, abbeys, working farms and museums, discovery centres, gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. DAB radio. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard and furniture. No smoking.

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  • The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC753

    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 National Trust properties close by, including Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig.
    Guests looking for some adventure can visit the Long Mynd Glider Centre, and Cardinghmill Valley. Horse racing is available at Ludlow and Hereford, and a number of outdoor activity centres can be found around Shropshire. The Edge Adventure Activity Centre near Much Wenlock offers quad trekking, grass boarding, archery, clay pigeon shooting and high ropes courses. The cycling around Shropshire is fun and varied, and there is a great selection of walks for all abilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen: With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • The Little House

    Oldfield, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
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    Ref: W43994

    A charming and cosy detached holiday cottage, on the site of the owner’s home, in the quiet village 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 Severn, Daniels Mill and tea rooms, the remains of Bridgnorth Castle, the cliff railway and Rays Farm are all nearby local attractions. Shropshire boasts many pretty towns and villages with Much Wenlock, Ironbridge, Ludlow and Shrewsbury, to mention a few, and between them all, you will have plenty of activities to choose from, including horse racing, festivals, theatres, markets, castles and stately homes, and of course, great eateries. Shop 4 miles, pub and restuarant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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