With rolling hills, medieval towns and vintage railways, Shropshire is a quintessentially English destination. Whether you are planning a romantic minibreak in the picturesque town of Ludlow, or a walking holiday in the Shropshire Hills, a cottage with a private pool is the best way to experience this beautiful part of England.
Rural cottages with pools are a wonderful way of getting closer to the countryside, bringing nature right up to your doorstep. From your cottage base, roam the hills around Church Stretton, Craven Arms, or Bishop’s Castle, stopping off for a pint of locally brewed beer on your way. Each of these towns is set within the Shropshire Hills AONB, and there are many excellent walking and cycling routes which bypass local landmarks and friendly villages along the way.
The Severn Valley Railway will take you across the county in style, and you can hop on and off along seven different stops – plan to spend at least a few hours in the historic villages of Bridgnorth and Ironbridge, which have barely changed in the past 200 years.
Holiday cottages with pools near Oswestry are ideally located for day trips into Wales or historic tours of Oswestry Castle, which was once a focal point for the border disputes between the English and the Welsh.
Near Shrewsbury, cottages with swimming pools can take full advantage of both the quiet Shropshire countryside, and the bustle of this busy market town. Shrewsbury is the cultural centre of the county – it is home to more than 600 listed buildings, which give the town a real sense of olde worlde history. At the recently renovated Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, you can learn all about the town’s heritage and its most celebrated son – Charles Darwin.
Whether you want to reconnect with the past or find a peaceful moment in the countryside, the English charm of Shropshire will exceed all your expectations.
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