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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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  • Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch

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    Ref: UKC171

    Surrounded by open fields yet just 1 mile from Whitchurch, Shire’s Loft is the perfect base for couples seeking a romantic break in a rural location but is still within easy walking distance to pubs and restaurants. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, which was once a working farm, the former shire horse stables have been converted into a comfortable holiday home. The owners have kept as many original features as possible but have added additional comforts one expects, such as underfloor heating, wi-fi, ensuite shower room and a comfortable bedroom with a free standing, roll top bath. Outside, guests are welcome to enjoy the 2 acres of gardens and orchard. The delightful market town of Whitchurch, famous for being ‘home of the tower clocks’ with buildings dating from Tudor, Georgian and Medieval time, offers a great selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. Ideal for those who love the great outdoors there are lots of walks in the area including the Sandstone Trail as well as walks around Dearnford Lake, Brown Moss, Greenfields Nature Reserve and Whitchurch Waterways Country Park. Whilst there is plenty to see and do in the immediate area, Shire’s Loft is also a great touring base and is well located for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales. Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester are all within a 30-minute drive. Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks is 21 miles away and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping, famous racecourse and the popular attraction of Chester Zoo is 22 miles. Other places of interest, within easy driving distance, include Blue Planet Aquarium 26 miles, Hawkstone Follies 8 miles, Ironbridge 29 miles and Delamere Forest 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor and French doors/kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request) with roll top bath and en-suite shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating (ground floor), gas central heating (first floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob, Electric oven. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars) Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking. No children.

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  • The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, nr. Ludlow

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    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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  • The Garden Lodge

    Llanfair Waterdine, nr. Knighton

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    Ref: 27285

    This detached holiday property is set in the Teme Valley, amongst stunning countryside on the Wales/Shropshire border. The area is a walker’s haven as it is close to Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, the Mortimer Trail and the Shropshire Hills, AONB. The owners have devised a number of local walks that can be achieved from the front door. Knighton, 3 miles, offers independent shops, pubs, restaurants and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. Castles in the area include Ludlow, Powys and Clun. Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh Showground, and the market towns of Newtown and Welshpool are within easy reach. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet to be kept under strict control. No smoking.

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  • Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry

    Grade
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    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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  • Crabapple Peace

    Stanton Long, Much Wenlock

    Grade
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    Ref: RW9

    Set in the heart of rural Shropshire, Crabapple Peace is a traditional stone-built cottage and is the ideal base for touring and exploring this delightful corner of England. Standing detached, the cottage has been sympathetically renovated and provides modern facilities yet has retained a feeling of an ‘olde-world’ cottage, with a multi-fuel stove within an inglenook fireplace. Conveniently, the owners’ house is located in the grounds of the property. Excellent walking and cycling is available and makes the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and sofa-bed (alternative sleeping only). Galley-style fitted kitchen. Separate toilet. Original winding stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally.Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included. TV. Microwave. Laundry facilities (by arrangement with owner). Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 1 car).

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  • Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment

    Ironbridge

    Grade
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    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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  • Goosefoot Barns - Munslow Cottage

    Corfton, nr. Craven Arms

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    Ref: 31023

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025 and 31026) enjoy attractive views down the valley and of the imposing Clee Hill, with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity. Approached via a rough track, each property has been converted from stone and timber barns, and furnished and decorated to a very good standard. There is a fantastic barbecue cabin on site, available to hire and by arrangement with the owner. It can seat upto 15 guests on cushions and reindeer hide rugs, with a central barbecue/fire pit. Being enclosed, it is perfect for a barbecue at any time of the year. South Shropshire is an ideal location for walking, cycling, sightseeing or simply relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Perfectly placed between Craven Arms and Bridgnorth, Goosefoot Barns are within easy reach of the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hill, Mortimer Forest and the Welsh Border Hills. Shropshire’s literary notables include Housman, Brother Cadfael, Malcolm Saville and Mary Webb. The small market towns of Ludlow, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle have much to offer both historically and architecturally. Ludlow has golf courses, national hunt racing and regular markets as well as the renowned Ludlow Festival, which plays host to Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival and the Medieval Christmas Fayre, as well as boasting some fine tea rooms and Michelin starred restaurants. Castles can be found in Stokesay, Clun, Powis and Ludlow, which also has the splendid St Laurence’s Parish Church - one of the finest in England. Several National Trust properties can be found nearby. Other local attractions include the World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Severn Valley Railway and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, as well as golf, horse racing, gliding, trout fishing and pony trekking. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi in external games room. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, external games room with snooker table, table tennis, dart board, books and board games. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • Boraston View

    Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 17945

    A good base for touring

    Set on a working farm and adjoining the owner’s farmhouse in a quiet setting, the property provides comfortable holiday accommodation. A perfect peaceful retreat where couples can enjoy the local scenery, and nearby is the tourist attraction Clee Hill with breathtaking views and excellent walks, as is the Severn Valley Railway. There are several National Trust and English Heritage properties within easy reach. Easy drives to Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the market town of Leominster makes this a good base for visitors. Shop and pub serving food 2½ miles. Can be booked with ref 9383.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared garden and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. One pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking.

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  • Garden and Studio Flats - The Garden Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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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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  • Morrells Wood Farm - Rickyard Cottage

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 30770

    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/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, working farm.

    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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  • New House Farm - The Annexe

    Neenton, nr. Bridgnorth

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    Ref: 29626

    An ideal base to explore the surrounding area

    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.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Satellite TV. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    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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  • Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    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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