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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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23 cottages are available
  • Market Drayton×

    Bulkeley Wing

    Market Drayton

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    Ref: RD8
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Built in 1695 by Bulkeley Mackworth on the site of a much older house inherited from his grandmother’s...

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  • Alkington, near Whitchurch×

    Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington, near Whitchurch

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    6
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    Ref: UKC873
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful, detached barn conversion is set around a courtyard, along with...

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  • Alkington, near Whitchurch×

    Oliver’s Mill

    Alkington, near Whitchurch

    10
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    Ref: 30919
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful barn conversion is set around a courtyard on a 100-acre,...

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  • Cressage, nr. Shrewsbury×

    Applewood

    Cressage, nr. Shrewsbury

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: W44090
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue


    Located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, this detached holiday property has been thoughtfully...

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  • Llansilin, near Oswestry×

    Craigllwyn Farmhouse

    Llansilin, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 29720
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    A tranquil, rural location
    Ideal for families or groups wishing to explore the local countryside
    Hot tub...

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  • Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch×

    Drury Lane Barn

    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch

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    Ref: RKK3
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its...

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  • Alkington, near Whitchurch×

    James’s Parlour

    Alkington, near Whitchurch

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    Ref: 30917
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful barn conversion is are set around a courtyard on a...

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  • Craven Arms×
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    Ref: 13951
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Superb area for touring and walking

    Charmingly named after a famous local pony, this detached, comfortable...

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  • Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry×

    Garth Ucha

    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry

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    Ref: W43464
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    A surprise awaits you at Garth Ucha; part of a medieval cruck-beam hall with a Victorian extension, lie at the heart...

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  • Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury×

    Cronkhill Farmhouse

    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury

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    2
    Ref: RN5
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location



    Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill,...

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  • Baschurch, near Shrewsbury×

    Field House

    Baschurch, near Shrewsbury

    14
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: RK6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - Rural Location


    This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the...

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  • Stoke St Milborough, near Ludlow×

    Stoke Court Farm Barn

    Stoke St Milborough, near Ludlow

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    Ref: RX6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed


    Set on a working farm, this detached stone barn is located just 6 miles from historic Ludlow and lies on the edge...

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