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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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  • Meadow Barn

    Pennerley, Minsterley

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    Ref: RBBU

    Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two. This historic, romantic, detached hideaway dates from 1750 and is built from local stone and oak. Surrounded by meadowland with wonderful views over the dramatic Shropshire Hills, steeped in myth and legend, peace and quiet preside over this location. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers will be enthralled with the abundance of wildlife that can be seen from the window. Set in the pretty rural hamlet of Pennerley, the barn nestles between the Stiperstones Nature Reserve and the Welsh borders. Close by are the towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle and Clun. Horse riding can be found nearby. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, underfloor oil central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot

    Grade
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    Ref: 26068

    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 arranged. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    Steep narrow stairs to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. 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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  • The Holiday Cottage

    Highley, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
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    Ref: W8946

    Perfect touring location

    This cosy, detached, studio bungalow, more suited for a couple, stands in the grounds of a large house. It is a perfect location for exploring some of England’s most beautiful countryside. There are local walks, cycle trails, horse riding, golf and fishing close by and the famous Clee, Caradoc and Long Mynd Hills, known as Little Switzerland, are within easy reach. Enjoy famous Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with medieval castles, excellent shops, pubs/restaurants and riverside walks. Discover The Severn Valley Railway, Bewdley Safari Park, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Wroxeter Roman city and much more. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining/bedroom area with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Garden and Studio Flats - Studio Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 26236

    Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on first floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Satellite TV. Wi-fi. Decked area. Garden with summerhouse. NB: Steps to decked area.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Well in grounds.

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  • Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio

    Buildwas, nr. Ironbridge

    Grade
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    Ref: 27515

    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: Living room/bedroom area with double (6ft) zip and link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Dining room/kitchen.

    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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  • Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 30774

    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 area with double bed/dining area/kitchen. Located in a separate building 5 yards away: Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living area included. Electric heaters (in kitchen and shower room) included. DVD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Decked area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    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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  • 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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  • White Lodge

    Cleobury Mortimer, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: E5112

    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 (2 miles). Stokesay Castle and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are nearby, whilst Shrewsbury, Hereford and Leominster and the famous Iron Gorge Museum are all under an hour’s drive. Fishing, golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shop 0.5 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with French doors. 1 double bedroom with shower cubicle and en-suite toilet.

    First £15 electricity included, remainder by meter reading. CD. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared gardens. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • The Bothy

    Clun, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: E2934

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of the charming village of Clun, just a short stroll from two pubs serving excellent food and shops offering local produce. Skilfully restored in rustic style, with oak beams throughout and large inglenook fireplace in the living room. It enjoys a private patio and shared use of spacious lawned gardens leading down to the River Clun. Excellent circular walks are close by, and Ludlow (with gourmet restaurants), Shrewsbury and Ironbridge are easily accessible.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: Double galleried bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Gas wood burner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Travel cot. High chair. Electric oven. Gas hob. Microwave. Wi-fi. Payphone. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. Parking. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Hut

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 30773

    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.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living area with double bed. Located in separate outbuilding 5 yards away: Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living area included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    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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  • Crabapple Peace

    Stanton Long, Much Wenlock

    Grade
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    Ref: RW9

    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 and cycling is available and makes the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and sofa-bed (alternative sleeping only). Galley-style fitted kitchen. Separate toilet. Original winding stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally.Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included. TV. Microwave. Laundry facilities (by arrangement with owner). Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 1 car).

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