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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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  • Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Market Drayton, Shropshire×

    Bulkeley Wing

    Market Drayton, Shropshire

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    Ref: RD8
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Prominent location in 18 acres of parkland, walkers can follow the Clive of India trails, or the bloodthirsty ’Murder and Mayhem’ track.
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    Built in 1695 by Bulkeley Mackworth on the site of a much older house inherited from his grandmother’s family, and set in a prominent location within 18 acres of parkland, the apartment [right in photograph] of this Queen Anne mansion has been restored with character and style. Still lived in by the family who built the house, Buntingsdale is mentioned in Doomsday, and other famous names connected with the manor include Lady Godiva of Coventry, the Cabot...

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    Ref: 30919
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Enjoying a shared heated swimming pool and tennis court, this terraced barn is wonderfully situated to visit Chester.
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    Dating back to the 17th century, this barn conversions is set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. It shares a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football with other barns on site, 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...

  • Craigllwyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Craigllwyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Panthir

    Craigllwyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1980
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This property is situated on the Wales/Shropshire border with well-maintained gardens to relax in after a day spent walking the many footpaths.
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    This beautiful, semi-detached cottage, with spacious rooms and large grounds overlooking the Shropshire/Mid Wales borders and spectacular countryside, is quietly tucked away, near to the Offas Dyke path and the old market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool. The area is full of history; you can visit the old lime kilns and Llanymynech Rock and the Monty Canal and picnic areas. One of the wonders of Wales, Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls, is approximately a 15-minute drive away, and beyond that is...

  • Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Alkington Barns - Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC873
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This superb detached barn offers spacious living accommodation and entertainment space, ideal for larger families or groups of friends.
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    Dating back to the 17th century, these barn conversions are set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football with other barns on site, 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...

    William’s Hayloft
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  • Llansilin, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Llansilin, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Craigllwyn Farmhouse

    Llansilin, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29720
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is ideal for groups who wish to explore Mid Wales, North Wales, Chester and the Shropshire borders.
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    A tranquil, rural location
    Ideal for families or groups wishing to explore the local countryside
    Hot tub in large garden

    Located in a peaceful and tranquil setting overlooking the local countryside, this well-proportioned, detached holiday property, equipped with a pool table and table tennis, provides quality accommodation for those families or groups wishing to explore the delights of Mid Wales, North Wales, Chester and the Shropshire borders. Local activities include...

  • Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Bronawel

    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1492
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely property is situated in a small hamlet in Shropshire on the Welsh border and boasts its own private hot tub.
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    Located in the small hamlet of Maesbrook, on the Wales/Shropshire border, this detached property has been thoughtfully furnished and well-equipped with its own private hot tub in a sheltered area of the large, enclosed garden. The property is well located and allows for easy access to all areas of Shropshire, Cheshire as well as north and central Wales. The property is situated within a short distance of four National Trust properties, including Attingham Park, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle...

  • Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Drury Lane Barn

    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    4
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    Ref: RKK3
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Drury Lane Barn is in a elevated position with views over open countryside, with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court, Malpas is close by.
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    Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its present owners to a high specification, with modern conveniences added for ease of use - visitors can also enjoy sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court during their stay. Set in a slightly elevated position away from main roads, and on the owners’ estate, there are far reaching views across open countryside and meadows...

  • Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Grove Sprightly Barn

    Craven Arms, Shropshire

    12
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    Ref: 13951
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offa’s Dyke and Clun for superb walking are nearby, while Ludlow, Bishops Castle and Knighton are within easy reach.
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    Superb area for touring and walking

    Charmingly named after a famous local pony, this detached, comfortable house provides spacious and well-equipped holiday accommodation in a rural setting. A superb area for touring and walking, being within easy reach of the many famous and historic places which enrich this unspoilt county. Offa’s Dyke and Clun nearby. Craven Arms itself has some engaging and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house...

  • Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Alkington Grange - James’s Parlour

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    5
    3
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    Ref: 30917
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Boasting fantastic facilities, this delightful barn conversion is fantastic for family gatherings or friends to get together.
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    Dating back to the 17th century, these barn conversions are set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They have been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses. 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...

  • Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Garth Ucha

    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    13
    7
    4
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    Ref: W43464
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A perfect set-up for large families or friends alike. After a long day, relax in the 9-seater hot tub (complete with bathrobes) and enjoy the views.
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    A surprise awaits you at Garth Ucha; part of a medieval cruck-beam hall with a Victorian extension, lie at the heart of this mid 20th-century house. Enjoy a detox with the 9-seater hot tub and cosy bathrobes. A well-positioned, detached farmhouse that has been sympathetically renovated to provide comfortable accommodation for larger families. Geographically the property is just inside Shropshire, within easy reach of mid Wales and Cheshire.
    There is a wide variety of attractions...

  • Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Cronkhill Farmhouse

    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
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    2
    2
    Ref: RN5
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Large, timber framed farmhouse re-modelled by John Nash, with beams, feature fireplaces and a sun trap walled garden with fruit trees.
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    Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill, Cronkhill Farmhouse occupies a delightful elevated position on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate.
    This spacious, timber framed farmhouse is located in extensive and picturesque grounds including a sun trapped walled garden, fruit trees and brick apple store. Dating from the 17th century and Grade I listed, it was remodelled by John Nash, the famous...

  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    6
    3
    Ref: RJ6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Peacefully situated within extensive grounds with plenty of space for 14 guests, Stockbatch Granary makes an ideal retreat at any time of year.
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    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the...

    The Pitchford Estate - Windy Mundy Farm
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