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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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  • The Granary

    Greete, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W4583

    Quiet country location

    This delightful first floor barn conversion with exposed beams has been converted to provide cosy accommodation within a 30 acre small holding accessed via a rough track. Surrounded by peaceful countryside this cottage is ideal for the relaxing holiday. Medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle, renowned architecture, famous restaurants and beautiful antique shops is only a short drive away. Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles, Burford House Gardens, and Ironbridge Gorge, all within the local area. Shrewsbury and the wonderful Long Mynd Hills known as little Switzerland and the Secret Hills are close by, as well as the Shropshire Discovery Centre. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Steep stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric oven. Microwave. Lawned garden and furniture. Courtyard. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Wagtails

    Nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: QQQ

    A holiday location with a difference! This comfortably furnished former granary, with its own terrace and gardens, is a naturalists’ paradise. It stands in the grounds of the Conservation Centre for Wolf Watch UK, surrounded by 70 acres of owned woodland overlooking 16 acres of red deer park in lush valley and forest, with an abundance of wildlife, including badgers and many species of birds. The rescued wolves, seen in the BBC’s Wildlife on One programme, can also be seen in their enclosures. The cottage stands in a courtyard across from the owner’s home, and close to Offa’s Dyke ½ mile. Bishop’s Castle, with pubs, restaurants, shops and swimming pool, 5 miles. Visit Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, the UK’s first artificial surfing lake.

    Entrance hall leading to two pretty beamed bedrooms; one double and one single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed and carpeted open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and compact kitchen area.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel included. Electricity and NSH by meter reading. Electric heaters and bed linen included. No TV. Use of CD. Microwave. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No children under 18 yrs. No smoking.

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  • The Old Rectory Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC347

    This delightful, self-contained, semi-detached cottage abuts The Old Rectory on the edge of the pretty village of Selattyn, near the market town of Oswestry. The discreet owners also live next door to the cottage. The area is renowned for its spectacular position on the border of England and Wales and where Shropshire meets the neighbouring counties of Cheshire and Powys. The National Trust properties of Powys Castle and Garden, Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall and Attingham Park are within a 30-minutes drive from the cottage. Llanrhaeadr Waterfalls and Lake Vyrnwy are excellent picnic spots and certainly worth visiting. Bala Lake and Llangollen are home to some extreme water sports from canoeing and kayaking to white water rafting and tubing. There is also a go-karting track and paintballing nearby, and a working farm experience at Park Hall which is an all weather family visitor attraction. The town of Oswestry is 3 miles away and has a range of fine eateries, bars, and a good selection of shops. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With oil burning stove, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel provided for oil burning stove (mid October - mid April). Travel cot and highchair. Garden with garden furniture. Grounds with wildflower meadow. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Victoria Cottage

    Ironbridge, nr. Telford

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30983

    This 19th-century, terraced, Victorian holiday cottage is in the heart of Ironbridge. Restored and comfortably furnished with contemporary amenities including free wi-fi internet access. Within easy walking distance of the world’s first iron bridge and the major attractions of this unique World Heritage village, this property is a perfect base. Drinks and BBQs can be enjoyed on the private patio or pop next door for a delicious meal at the oldest pub in Ironbridge. First licensed in 1728, the pub provides a wide range of traditional ales, excellent food in the bar or restaurant, and the warmest of welcomes for visitors. Or of course you could try any of the 20 other superb pubs and restaurants that are within walking distance of the cottage! Victoria Cottage is within easy reach of the local museums, and has great road networks linking Shropshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire and mid and north Wales. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth are all within easy driving distance as are National Trust properties such as Powis Castle, Chirk Castle and Attingham Park. No matter what your interests are you will be sure to find a wide variety in and around this beautiful county. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 step to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Car park, 5 yards (foc). No smoking.

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  • Hope Park Farmhouse - Curlew

    Bentlawnt, nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RGB

    The two delightful cottages (ref RGA and RGB), surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and adjacent to the owner’s own property, are set high in the Shropshire Hills and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Both are spacious and extremely comfortable allowing guests to relax and enjoy this remarkably peaceful location. Wonderful walking from the garden gate and just a short drive away are The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. Historic Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge are within easy travelling distance as are the smaller, equally interesting towns of Bishops Castle, Montgomery and Church Stretton. Many country houses, castles and gardens nearby. Fishing, riding, cycling, birdwatching, ballooning and gliding available locally. Shop 800 yards.

    Beamed sitting/dining room with large bay window, exposed stonework and wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with door to patio. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft, zip & link bed leading to cosy single bedroom (for +1).

    • Use of owner’s washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed patio with furniture

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full NSH £20per week or per short break
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • No children under 5 years
    • NB: Deep, unfenced pond in garden

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  • Little Duckling Cottage

    Farlow, nr. Kidderminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43685

    This detached holiday cottage is located in a peaceful location. The owners live on-site and take care of hens, ducks, geese, quail, ponies and pigs. Little Duckling Cottage is quaint and quirky and enjoys a cosy woodburner and access to the owners 7-acre grounds. It is within easy driving distance of the Wyre Forest, West Midland Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway and the Museum of Carpet. Canoeing on the River Severn, mountain biking and Go Ape are available near Kidderminster. Nearby is Ludlow, a beautiful medieval town best known for its famous eateries, castle, racecourse and festivals. All areas of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire are an easy drive. Shop 11/2 mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 single with additional pull-out single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 7-acre grounds with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Clunton Farm Granary - Apt 2 Clunton Farmhouse

    Clunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RCHT74

    This detached granary, set in a wonderfully tranquil and unspoilt English village, has been converted into two apartments, each retaining character and charm with beamed ceilings and oak floors. Bordered by a babbling stream with superb country views, these apartments provide ideal holiday homes in Clunton, a small Shropshire village located in the Clun Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Clunton is ideal for walkers, cyclists and riders, or those who simply want a retreat away from city life. Conveniently sited for Ludlow, famous for its historic castle and restaurants, and just a short drive from Powys Castle, David Austin Roses, the Severn Valley Railway and Wroxeter Roman Fort and vineyard. Clunton also has a village pub offering real ale and home cooked food which is within walking distance of the cottages. Craven Arms railway station is only ten minutes away and offers direct links to Manchester, Cardiff and London. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Uneven stone steps to entrance: All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Partial Economy 7 NSH, partial electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Small gated brook.

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  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Selattyn, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: E4792

    Amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of the borderlands of England and Wales, these charming renovated barn conversions offer stylish and very comfortable accommodation including their own blissful hot tubs. Decorations and tree for Christmas bookings are provided. Set within the grounds of the owners’ smallholding, they lie just 1.5 miles from Oswestry, a historic market town with good restaurants, shops and pubs. The surrounding area holds a wealth of delights including magnificent castles at Powys and Chirk (home to the Myddelton family for over 400 years) and Erdigg House with its woodland walks and horse drawn carriage rides (all NT). Also within easy reach, the Ironbridge Gorge museums make a fascinating day out, and LLangollen boasts a steam railway and narrow boat canal trips crossing the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct. Wonderful walking on the Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath, golf and fishing are all available nearby. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Cot.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden. Patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. Stabling and paddock for horses foc (by arrangement). Private water supply. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • New House Farm - The Barn

    Neenton, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W44249

    These well-appointed properties are situated in a quiet hamlet, midway between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, two of Shropshire’s most well-known and loved historic towns. They are well positioned to take advantage of the views across the open countryside. The Annexe (ref 29626), is semi-detached and stands 20 yards from The Barn (ref W44249), which is a detached barn conversion and has a private hot tub. The interior of The Barn has been thoughtfully designed with beautiful stone floors and a cosy woodburner. Set in a convenient location, they are within walking distance of the locally run pub, and a short drive away from the visitor attractions of Ludlow with its castle and racecourse, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and Much Wenlock. Also worth visiting are the River Severn, famous for its tidal bore, the River Teme and the Severn Valley Railway. Other local attractions include Rays Farm, the inland funicular railway and Daniels Mill. This is an ideal touring base for people wishing to explore Shropshire and Herefordshire, as well as the mid Wales borderlands. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    High chair. Freesat TV. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store available. Hot tub.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Allens Cottage

    Montford Bridge, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43422


    This well-positioned, detached holiday cottage is located in the Montford Bridge area of Shrewsbury. Adjacent to the owners’ home, it has superb views across the local countryside and the sitting-out area overlooks the River Severn. It is within walking distance of the local pub and only a few miles drive of Shrewsbury town centre, a medieval town offering a wealth of shops, restaurants, bars and theatre. The location makes it ideal for exploring the Shropshire and mid Wales borders with Ironbridge, Bridgenorth, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Ludlow all within a 30-minute drive. There are four National Trust properties easily accessible, the nearest being Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig, just a little further afield. For the more adventurous, quad trekking, go karting and paintballing are available locally and hang gliding is available on the Long Mynd. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (low head room), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: River flows through grounds.

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  • Cow Shed

    Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RAAE

    Nestling at the bottom of Clee Hill in the rural hamlet of Bitterley, the Cow Shed is a detached, single-storey converted barn on a ’mixed’ working farm. This beautifully presented holiday property has wonderful views over fields and hills, and retains many original features such as beams, yet with modern touches throughout. Ideally situated in superb walking country, yet within only 4 miles of Ludlow with Worcester, Bewdley and Shrewsbury within easy reach. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with French doors, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed (one zip & link); one with en-suite wet room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (entrance also from hall).

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared country estate footpaths
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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  • The Malthouse

    The Malthouse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC21

    Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, this stunning luxury property has been thoughtfully designed and decorated throughout. Once a former malthouse, it dates back to the 1600s and is Grade II* listed. It lies in the heart of Wrockwardine village with its 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop. The parish of Wrockwardine sits mid-way between Shrewsbury and Telford, and is exceptionally well-placed for exploring the beautiful counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and bordering mid-Wales. Nearby attractions include Attingham Park (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and museums, Telford Town Park, RAF Museum in Cosford, Bridgnorth Funicular Railway and Severn Valley Steam Railway, Wroxeter Roman Vineyards, Ludlow racecourse, castle and festivals, Theatre Severn and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. There are activity centres nearby for those looking for water sports and adventures. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, these two stunning luxury properties have been thoughtfully designed and decorated throughout. Wrockwardine Cottage has been converted from a traditional black and white cottage and The Malthouse was once a former malthouse, dating back to the 1600s and is Grade II* listed. They are positioned in the heart of Wrockwardine village with the 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop. The parish of Wrockwardine sits mid-way between Shrewsbury and Telford, and is exceptionally well-placed for exploring the beautiful counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and bordering mid-Wales. Nearby attractions include Attingham Park (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and museums, Telford Town Park, RAF Museum in Cosford, Bridgnorth Funicular Railway and Severn Valley Steam Railway, Wroxeter Roman Vineyards, Ludlow racecourse, castle and festivals, Theatre Severn and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. There are activity centres nearby for those looking for water sports and adventures. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Open plan living room with wood-burning stove/dining room with kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £5 per basket
    • Electricity, gas, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Bluetooth sound bar
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £5 per basket
    • Electricity, gas, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

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