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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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  • Garden and Studio Flats - The Garden Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: 26480

    Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. DVD. Internet connection. Small private patio area. NB: Steps in garden.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Well in grounds.

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  • Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle

    Ironbridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 27520

    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these two holiday properties, (refs 27518 and 27520) nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoy all that Ironbridge has to offer on the doorstep. Many museums, spread along the banks of the River Severn, trace Ironbridge’s history. The ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder to its importance. Visitors can browse around the array of craft and souvenir shops as well as great bars and restaurants. Visit Bridgnorth, an historic town split in two but connected via a unique Victorian cliff railway. Madeley, 1 mile, boasts listed buildings galore, the grandest being Madeley Court. Newport offers a plethora of independent shops and eateries, whilst Telford has an indoor shopping area with over 150 shops and cafés. Wellington, hosting one of the oldest markets, is also worth a visit, and Wrekin Hill is a comfortable walk away. Kayaking, canoeing, cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing are all available for the active, whilst places to visit include castles, abbeys, working farms and museums, discovery centres, gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Car park 330 yards.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC376

    Located in the grounds of the owner’s home, this well positioned property is ideal for couples who want to be in a central location for the Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales border towns. Whittington is a pretty village serviced by two pubs serving good food and a local shop.
    Local tourist attractions include Park Hall working farm, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Close by are two National Trust properties, Attingham Park and Powys Castle, within a 30 minute drive.
    Chester with its racecourse, medieval town and excellent shopping is around a 30 minutes drive, Llangollen with its horse drawn barges, canal boats, steam railway, and water sports, including white water rafting, tubing and gorge walking is a 20 minutes drive. Shrewsbury and Oswestry, two of Shropshire’s finest market towns, are easily accessible and have good shops, bars and restaurants. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and parquet flooring.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen:
    With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Laundry service available at cost. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Sauna room and shower. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years.

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  • Streatley Mews - The Studio at Streatley Mews

    Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    0
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    1
    Ref: 28538

    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect holiday location to enjoy all amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. Perched on a hill above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. There is an abundance of history surrounding the town and guests are within walking distance of Ludlow Castle and St Laurence Church. Streatley Lodge (ref 28539) and The Studio at Streatley Mews (ref 28538) are the perfect accommodation for guests wishing to enjoy a romantic break. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin star food. A great base for walkers and cyclists with many excellent foot and cycle paths running through the centre of the town and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside. A little further afield but within easy driving distance, visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay Castle. Fishing, golf and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with 1 double (5ft) pull-down bed/ kitchen with wooden floor. 2 steps to wet room with toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26497

    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very good level of accommodation for couples wishing to enjoy the delights of Shropshire, and glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders. The Severn Way, walking, cycling and touring are all on the doorstep. Golf can also be found locally. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, packed with timber-framed black and white buildings including the castle, now a regimental museum and Shrewsbury Abbey. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks, guided walks or a trip on the pleasure boat, Sabrina. Shop, pub and restaurant 2/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Step to living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Pet to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • Garden and Studio Flats - Studio Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    0
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    1
    Ref: 26236

    Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on first floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Satellite TV. Wi-fi. Decked area. Garden with summerhouse. NB: Steps to decked area.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Well in grounds.

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  • Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: 27515

    Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref 27514, ref 27515 and ref 27516)benefit from the tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet only a few minutes drive from all that Ironbridge and the gorge has to offer. Its difficult to believe this picturesque town was once the centre of the industrial world. Tourism is now the most precious resource. The many museums trace Ironbridge’s history and the ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder of its importance. Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn. For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge you can step outside the gorge and get a taste of modern hubs to medieval market towns including, Bridgnorth, a picturesque historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today, Madeley which is just over a mile out of Ironbridge and has many listed buildings scattered throughout, one of the grandest being Madeley Court, medieval Much Wenlock and Newport with its bustling high street with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting the town on a market day is a must. Telford is home to family attractions including Telford Town Park and Wonderland, delicious restaurants and the town centre. Wellington, whose market is one of the oldest in the country, is also worth a visit. Shropshire has an array of outdoor activities on offer from kayaking and canoeing to cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing. The area is never short of places to visit from castles, abbeys, farms, museums and discovery centres to gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/bedroom area with double (6ft) zip and link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Dining room/kitchen.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Shared laundry service (by arrangement with owner). Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and terrace. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: River in shared grounds.

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  • The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: 28611


    For a truly unique and memorable self catering holiday experience, The Old Church is a property that is hard to beat. On the site of a medieval chapel, (an incumbant is recorded as early as 1355), the present church was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, and is of sufficient architectural merit that it was included in the guides of the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Hopton Cangeford, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this professionally converted nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church still has many of the original features such as squire’s pews, oak dado panelling, font and pulpit. The mix of 21st century décor and facilities such as flat screen TVs in both the living room and bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen with hand-painted tiles and underfloor heating blends effortlessly with the original stain glass windows and architecture. The double bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom, tiled extensively with travertine and granite, providing both a shower enclosure and a Jacuzzi spa bath. If you love unusual properties then The Old Church ticks all of the boxes. You can even dine by candlelight in the vestry! You will never stay anywhere like this again and it’s a true gem hidden away in the Shropshire countryside. A once in a lifetime experience! The quiet country lanes surrounding The Old Church are ideal for walking and cycling. Just 4 miles from Ludlow, surrounded by the unspoilt hills of the Welsh Marches, this historic market town offers a medieval castle, fine restaurants and, in September, the famous Ludlow Food Festival. Visit Tenbury Wells, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the breathtaking Long Mynd. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 50’’ Freesat plasma TV. Blu-ray home cinema system and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed, lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fish ponds in garden.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    0
    1
    1
    Ref: 30774

    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the beautiful holiday accommodation boasts five cosy semi-detached barn conversions (refs W43982, 30769, 30770, 30771 and 30772) in an idyllic farmyard setting, and three restful shepherds hut retreats (each with their own private bathroom facilities nearby, refs 30773, 30774 and 30775) located in the owner’s breathtaking valley gardens. All beautifully furnished and nestled at the foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living area with double bed/dining area/kitchen. Located in a separate building 5 yards away: Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living area included. Electric heaters (in kitchen and shower room) included. DVD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Decked area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment

    Ironbridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 27518

    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these two holiday properties, (refs 27518 and 27520) nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoy all that Ironbridge has to offer on the doorstep. Many museums, spread along the banks of the River Severn, trace Ironbridge’s history. The ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder to its importance. Visitors can browse around the array of craft and souvenir shops as well as great bars and restaurants. Visit Bridgnorth, an historic town split in two but connected via a unique Victorian cliff railway. Madeley, 1 mile, boasts listed buildings galore, the grandest being Madeley Court. Newport offers a plethora of independent shops and eateries, whilst Telford has an indoor shopping area with over 150 shops and cafés. Wellington, hosting one of the oldest markets, is also worth a visit, and Wrekin Hill is a comfortable walk away. Kayaking, canoeing, cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing are all available for the active, whilst places to visit include castles, abbeys, working farms and museums, discovery centres, gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. DAB radio. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: RBBA

    Pultheley Farm nestles in delightful countryside with views over the rolling hills of Shropshire. This beautiful detached holiday property has been lavishly furnished throughout and is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home with its own lake, both of which are as well tended as the unit. Great position for walkers and wildlife lovers as well as visitors to the Long Mynd with its glider centre, and those wishing to discover the border towns of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow. There are festivals and horse racing (seasonal at Ludlow), Powys Castle (NT) at Welshpool, great museums, shopping, eateries and bars at historic Shrewsbury to visit. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

    Open tread external stairs to first floor entrance. Living/dining room with kitchen area and wooden floor. Sitting room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 6ft bed and wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Large enclosed 4-acre garden with furniture
    • Natural spring water supply from borehole
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced lake in garden

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  • Streatley Mews - Streatley Lodge

    Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28539

    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect holiday location to enjoy all amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. Perched on a hill above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. There is an abundance of history surrounding the town and guests are within walking distance of Ludlow Castle and St Laurence Church. Streatley Lodge (ref 28539) and The Studio at Streatley Mews (ref 28538) are the perfect accommodation for guests wishing to enjoy a romantic break. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin star food. A great base for walkers and cyclists with many excellent foot and cycle paths running through the centre of the town and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside. A little further afield but within easy driving distance, visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay Castle. Fishing, golf and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    13 external steps to entrance. First floor: Living room/kitchen. Separate toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Dishwasher. Wi-fi.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children.

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