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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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  • Longden, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Longden, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire ×

    Ruths Retreat

    Longden, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1140
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoy stunning countryside views from this holiday lodge, which boasts its own private hot tub. Convenient location with many attractions close by.
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    With far-reaching views across the magnificent Shropshire countryside, this delightful lodge boasts its own saltwater hot tub. Conveniently located between the medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, it is ideal for guests who enjoy walking, cycling and birdwatching. Spend a day at Ludlow Racecourse, or visit castles, museums and National Trust properties including Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig. The Midland Gliding Club at Long Mynd is within easy reach, and the...

  • Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire ×

    The Old Rectory Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC347
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This delightful cottage is set within a wild flower meadow, surrounded by beautiful wooded countryside.
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    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...

  • Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire
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    The Granary

    Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W4583
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles and Burford House Gardens, are nearby, medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle is a short drive.
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    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,...

  • Ellesmere, Shropshire
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    Newly Listed
    Rose Barn

    Rose Barn

    Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1997
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ideal for guests who enjoy outdoor activites and in a perfect location for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales.
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    Occupying a central position in north Shropshire, Rose Barn is a semi-detached barn conversion set in well tended grounds and gardens offering a quiet and relaxing holiday home, with a paddock available for exercising dogs.The cottage is just a few miles out of Ellesmere, best known for its picturesque lakes and Shropshire Union Canal, and with a good choice of shops and bars. It is literally on the borders with neighbouring Cheshire and Wales, and with medieval Shrewsbury, Whitchurch,...

  • Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire
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    Victoria Cottage

    Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30983
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the village of Ironbridge, this Victorian cottage is within walking distance of the world’s first iron bridge.
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    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...

  • Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
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    Hope Park Farmhouse - Curlew

    Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGB
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Stiperstones and The Long Mynd are a short drive from this delightful cottage surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
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    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...

    Hope Park Farmhouse - Heron
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  • Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire ×

    Oak Cottage

    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28764
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    18th-century barn conversion overlooking the beautiful Tanat Valley and Offa’s Dyke Pathway, Oswestry is close by, and Shrewsbury easily accessible.
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    This 18th-century, stone-built, mid-terrace barn conversion is set within a courtyard in a rural location overlooking the beautiful Tanat Valley and Offa’s Dyke Pathway. The shared garden and 20 acres are perfect for relaxing or dining alfresco. Located on the beautiful Shropshire/Wales borderlands, just 4 miles from Oswestry, 20 miles from Shrewsbury and 30 miles from Chester, this holiday property is ideal for visiting the wonderful Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, or Erddig, Chirk and...

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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    Netley Hall - Poppy

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC454
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Lying in a courtyard setting, Poppy offers a comfortable base for exploring the surrounding picturesque countryside and villages.
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    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area. The extensive grounds are well preserved, carefully tended and cover approximately 160 acres. Much of the grounds are free for guests to explore and the lakes on site are a haven for wildlife, and create stunning backdrops for holiday photographs. The tennis court is available for use by guests, with prior arrangement with the owners.

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    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire ×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This is a wonderful period property, adjacent to Upton Cressett Hall, and is an ideal base for discovering the delights of Shropshire.
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    These two award-winning, period, historic properties have been given the highest luxury ranking by Shropshire Tourism and are situated in the grounds of Grade I listed Upton Cressett Hall, in the sleepy hamlet of Upton Cressett, surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside. PG Wodehouse was brought up cycling through the countryside around Upton Cressett which he described as ‘the Paradise of England’. The Upton Cressett Estate is accessed by a winding country lane...

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Gatehouse
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  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire ×

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26070
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    On the outskirts of Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury is close by, with its waterfronts and riverside theatre, West Midland Safari Park is well worth a visit.
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    These three well appointed, semi-detached properties, two of which provide ground floor accommodation, and the third providing a private hot tub and open plan upside-down living, lie in the hamlet of Middleton Scriven on the outskirts of Bridgnorth, the historic Shropshire town best known for being a town of two halves: the High Town with good views down which Charles I declared to be the finest in all the kingdom, and the Low Town with good views up. They are now connected by the...

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep
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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire ×

    Netley Hall - Camelia

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC449
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    This delightful cottage is perfect for families to enjoy the extensive ground and abundance of wildlife.
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    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area. The extensive grounds are well preserved, carefully tended and cover approximately 160 acres. Much of the grounds are free for guests to explore and the lakes on site are a haven for wildlife, and create stunning backdrops for holiday photographs. The tennis court is available for use by guests, with prior arrangement with the owners.

    The cottages are located...

    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Nr. Bishops Castle, Shropshire
    Nr. Bishops Castle, Shropshire ×

    The Larches

    Nr. Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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    Ref: E4651
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This secluded lodge has a woodburner, hot tub and outstanding views across the countryside.
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    With solar panels and wood pellet stove, this log cabin offers eco-friendly and cosy accommodation in a magnificent position high on the Kerry Ridgeway, with far-reaching views across the Shropshire Hills. This holiday cabin has been thoughtfully situated to offer privacy and outstanding views, and a tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. After a glorious day’s walking or cycling on quiet rural lanes, visitors can relax in their own blissful hot tub and delight in...

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