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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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  • Oliver’s Mill

    Alkington, nr. Whitchurch

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: 30919


    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful barn conversion is set around a courtyard on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. It has been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses, whilst at the same time offering all the comforts needed to create a charming homely atmosphere. The barns also share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each barn and booking slots are available throughout the day, booked on your arrival. The swimming pool is open all year round but opening times may vary. A woodland picnic area lies a short walk away from your barn and there is a fantastic enclosed toddler play area available for children under 6 years.
    Walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, just 5 minutes away, and the Shropshire Way footpath runs through the farm, while coarse fishing is less than 5 miles and horse riding 1½ miles away. For cyclists, the Mercian Cycle Path runs past the farm. Whilst the barns enjoy a peaceful rural setting, they are still very close to amenities. Whitchurch is approximately 2½ miles away, the delightful market town has many splendid buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmund’s Church. Internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s, Whitchurch is known as ’the Home of Tower Clocks’, and a fine example can be seen on one of the barns. There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in the town which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire.

    Attractions close by include Ellesmere with its beautiful lakes, 11 miles, a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens, and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping and famous races, and the well-renowned Chester Zoo, 25 miles, with the Blue Planet Aquarium close by. Chester Zoo has expanded to include ’The Islands’, making it one of Europe’s largest zoos, helping endangered animals from all over the world. Other places of interest include Hawkstone Follies, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, RAF Cosford, Fenn’s and Whixall Mosses, and the incredible Ironbridge Gorge. For great shopping, there is Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks, and Telford with its indoor shopping centre. Delamere Forest, with its Go Ape Treetop Adventure, makes a fantastic family day out. With so much to see and do, Alkington Grange Barns makes a wonderful location for an enjoyable year-round holiday. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub approx 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double (one 5ft), (one accessed from one side only), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two 38" Freeview TVs. Blu-ray. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared coin-operated tumble dryer in utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open 10am to 5pm all year, times vary (two private sessions per property, per day by arrangement). Shared mini tennis court. No smoking. Please note: One infant permitted. NB: Fenced pond in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • James’s Parlour

    Alkington, nr. Whitchurch

    Grade
    12
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: 30917


    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful barn conversion is are set around a courtyard on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. It has been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses, whilst at the same time offering all the comforts needed to create a charming homely atmosphere. The barns share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each barn and booking slots are available throughout the day, booked on your arrival. The swimming pool is open all year round but opening times may vary. A woodland picnic area lies a short walk away from your barn and there is a fantastic enclosed toddler play area available for children under 6 years.
    Walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, just 5 minutes away, and the Shropshire Way footpath runs through the farm, while coarse fishing is less than 5 miles and horse riding 1½ miles away. For cyclists, the Mercian Cycle Path runs past the farm. Whilst the barns enjoy a peaceful rural setting, they are still very close to amenities. Whitchurch is approximately 2½ miles away, the delightful market town has many splendid buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmund’s Church. Internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s, Whitchurch is known as ’the Home of Tower Clocks’, and a fine example can be seen on one of the barns. There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in the town which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire.
    Attractions close by include Ellesmere with its beautiful lakes, 11 miles, a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens, and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping and famous races, and the well-renowned Chester Zoo, 25 miles, with the Blue Planet Aquarium close by. Chester Zoo has expanded to include ’The Islands’, making it one of Europe’s largest zoos, helping endangered animals from all over the world. Other places of interest include Hawkstone Follies, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, RAF Cosford, Fenn’s and Whixall Mosses, and the incredible Ironbridge Gorge. For great shopping, there is Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks, and Telford with its indoor shopping centre. Delamere Forest, with its Go Ape Treetop Adventure, makes a fantastic family day out. With so much to see and do, this property makes a wonderful location for an enjoyable year-round holiday. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub approx 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (also accessed via hallway). First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional double, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 42" Freeview TV. Blu-ray. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared coin-operated tumble dryer in utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open 10am to 5pm all year, times vary (two private sessions per property, per day by arrangement). Shared mini tennis court. No smoking. Please note: A maximum of 2 infants can be booked at any time. NB: Fenced pond in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • Field House

    Baschurch, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    14
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: RK6


    This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the attractive Shropshire village of Baschurch. Spacious rooms and a full range of leisure amenities make it an excellent choice for large family holidays or group gatherings whatever the season. Guests benefit from year-round use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room (with pool table and darts), sauna and Jacuzzi available 2pm-7pm, as well as their own enclosed lawned garden complete with furniture and barbecue. Close to the village church, the house is also conveniently located within walking distance of a range of shops and the village pub.
    Just 9 miles north west of historic Shrewsbury and close to the Welsh Borders, Field House stands in an ideal position for exploring and sightseeing within this lovely region. England’s largest inland county, Shropshire remains one of the country’s least populated and unspoilt landscapes, where bustling ancient market towns lie encompassed by acres of countryside. This is an area immersed in history, with Domesday Book associations; noteworthy castles include the English Heritage castle at nearby Moreton Corbet, the hilltop remains at Montgomery and Clun to the south, and of course the splendid sandstone fortifications which dominate the centre of Shrewsbury. Whether you crave nightlife, history, culture or shopping, nearby towns have plenty to offer all tastes and ages. Oswestry boasts the legendary King Oswald’s Well, said to have curative powers, and nearby Wem has plenty of rustic pubs in which to sample the local ales; the 200-year-old ale brewing tradition can still be observed at Wem’s Hanby Ales brewery. Other notable attractions include Hawkston Historic Park and Follies, Wroxeter Roman City, Hodnet Hall Gardens and Attingham Park National Trust. Go karting, paint balling and quad biking are available in the local area, depending on the season. Shops ¼ mile, pub 300 yards.

    Large living room with ‘living-flame’ gas fire and patio door to garden. Dining room with countryside views. Kitchen with breakfast room. Utility. Games room with board games and nursery equipment. Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling and two additional single beds (each for +1). Bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    Gas fire included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone – incoming calls only. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. Games room (in property) with board games. Sole use of indoor heated swimming pool (13m x 8m, max depth 2m), Jacuzzi and sauna plus pool table and darts in separate games room, available from 2pm - 7pm every day, all year round (customer use only).

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