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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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  • Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire ×

    Lloyd Barns - Old Hall Barn

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGG5
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    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Dating back hundreds of years, this Grade II listed barn, is close to Much Wenlock, and Shrewsbury and Ludlow are easily reached.
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    A fine example of a quality, detached conversion, Ridge Barn (ref RGGL) is conveniently appointed with excellent views, and Old Hall Barn (ref RGG5) is a former barn, now Grade II listed, dating back hundreds of years. Sympathetically converted to provide high class accommodation with modern conveniences by the adjacent owners, it has a tasteful interior and a good sense of space throughout. The properties are central to the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. The...

    Lloyds Barns - Ridge Barn
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  • Church Stretton, Shropshire
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    Hayloft

    Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26253
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    For couples loving the outdoors, this is the ideal location, in an AONB, short drive to the Marches, Craven Arms and Ludlow are nearby.
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    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its own garden area and patio overlooking the local countryside it’s ideal for couples who love the outdoors and nature. Just a short drive to the Marches area, visitors can explore the picturesque towns of Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. In the opposite direction you have Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Local...

  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
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    Riverside Apartments - Riverside Apartment

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27514
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    On the banks of the River Severn, close to historic Ironbridge, with its craft shops and 10 museums spread along the river bank.
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    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...

    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio
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    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment
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  • Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
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    The Bothy

    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Bothy is a cosy, Grade II listed cottage for 2 with a woodburner and fishing available.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of the charming village of Clun, just a short stroll from two pubs serving excellent food and shops offering local produce. Skilfully restored in rustic style, with oak beams throughout and large inglenook fireplace in the living room, it enjoys a private patio and shared use of spacious lawned gardens leading down to the River Clun. Excellent circular walks are close by,...

  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26497
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Built around 1890, this detached cottage is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy glorious countryside near the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is nearby.
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    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...

  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire
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    The Nook

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29688
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This beautiful holiday studio offers cosy accommodation for two guests. Set in stunning countryside, it is ideal for keen walkers.
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    Amidst the beautiful Shropshire countryside, just a short stroll from Tyrley locks on the Shropshire Union Canal, this cosy and comfortable studio property offers holidaymakers excellent walking from the door. Adjoining the owner’s country cottage, with shared use of its gardens and enjoying its own entrance and patio, it lies just 3 miles from the historic market town of Market Drayton which offers a fine selection of shops, inns and restaurants as well as its own micro brewery....

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC456
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Honeysuckle is perfectly set in a beautiful area of Shropshire, close to the ancient town of Shrewsbury.
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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 - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
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    Ref: 27518
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In the heart of rural Shropshire, Ironbridge has craft shops and museums, Madeley just 1 mile, home to the grand Madeley Court.
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    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these holiday properties, Garden Apartment (ref 27518) and The Coracle (ref 27520), nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoys all that Ironbridge has to offer. Many museums that are 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...

    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle
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  • Ludlow, ShropshireShropshire
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    Streatley Lodge

    Ludlow, ShropshireShropshire

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    Ref: 28539
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ludlow is the perfect location to explore the area, great for walkers and cyclists, and with Tenbury Wells, Stokesay Castle and Bewdley easily reached.
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    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect, romantic 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’s church. Every September there is...

    Streatley Mews - The Studio at Streatley Mews
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  • Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
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    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables

    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2049
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy cottage for a couple, complete with a wood burner, making it ideal for all year use, with walking direct from your door.
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    This pair of pretty stone barn conversions sit overlooking the well tended grounds and private lakes of the owners 40-acre estate. Coarse fishing is available free of charge for guests (licence required). They have been thoughtfully furnished and renovated to provide quality accommodation where guests can relax and unwind. Located in south Shropshire, just outside the village of Hope Bowdler, with walking direct from your door onto the hills of Hope Bowdler and Church Stretton, or...

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Barn
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  • Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
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    Middle Barn Cottage

    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2835
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This 19th-century barn conversion offers ground floor accommodation, wood burner and panoramic views over the countryside.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 150 year old former farm barn has been tastefully converted to provide spacious, very comfortable single storey accommodation (shown left). Adjoining the owners’ home, it enjoys superb, panoramic views over open countryside towards Ludlow’s historic parish church, 7 miles distant. Famous for its ancient castle, gourmet restaurants, antique shops and National Hunt races, Ludlow holds an annual food festival. Ironbridge...

  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
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    The Holiday Cottage

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W8946
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Local walks, cycle trails and horse riding close by, with Clee and Caradoc Hills within easy reach, Wroxeter Roman city and Ironbridge Gorge within easy reach.
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    Perfect touring location

    This cosy, detached, studio bungalow, more suited for a couple, stands in the grounds of a large house. It is a perfect location for exploring some of England’s most beautiful countryside. There are local walks, cycle trails, horse riding, golf and fishing close by and the famous Clee, Caradoc and Long Mynd Hills, known as Little Switzerland, are within easy reach. Enjoy famous Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with medieval castles, excellent...

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