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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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  • Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Alkington Barns - Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington Barns - Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

    10
    6
    4
    0
    Ref: UKC873
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    This superb detached barn offers spacious living accommodation and entertainment space, ideal for larger families or groups of friends.
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    William’s Hayloft
    6
    3
    3
  • Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Bronawel

    Bronawel

    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    11
    6
    4
    2
    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 - Ground Floor Facilities - 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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  • Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Drury Lane Barn

    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

    12
    6
    4
    0
    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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  • Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Grove Sprightly Barn

    Craven Arms, Shropshire

    12
    6
    3
    0
    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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  • Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Garth Ucha

    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    13
    7
    4
    0
    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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  • Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Cronkhill Farmhouse

    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    6
    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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  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Dinney Farm - Kingfisher Cottage

    Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    14
    6
    6
    2
    Ref: RNN3
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Guests are able to go fishing on the Chelmarsh Reservoir and the River Severn from this holiday property.
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    Dinney Farm - The Rookery
    20
    9
    9
  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    7
    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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    The Pitchford Estate - The Generals Quarters
    14
    7
    7
  • Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Field House

    Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: RK6
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Excellent property for larger groups of family or friends, with heated swimming pool, games room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
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  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    The Pitchford Estate - The Generals Quarters

    The Pitchford Estate - The Generals Quarters

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    7
    4
    3
    Ref: UKC2646
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    The Generals Quarters, inspired by two distinct periods, is peacefully situated within extensive grounds, and is ideal for large family groups.
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  • Lower Dinchope, Shropshire
    Lower Dinchope, Shropshire×

    Lower Dinchope Big Barn

    Lower Dinchope, Shropshire

    15
    7
    4
    0
    Ref: 12348
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Roomy detached barn, with old oak beams, half-timbered walls, gardens with meadows and woodland beyond, forested hill walks, close to Craven Arms.
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  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Ladymoor

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    15
    6
    4
    3
    Ref: RTT8
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A must for steam train enthusiasts, with trains running past the rear of the cottage, Engine House Museum and Severn Valley Railway just 50 yards.
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