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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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  • Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Ellesmere, Shropshire×

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

    The Old Rectory Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    3
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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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  • Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire×

    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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  • Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    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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  • Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
    Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire×

    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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    Hope Park Farmhouse - Heron
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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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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Gatehouse

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC770
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This 16th century gatehouse is full of history and has seen many famous residents including the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House
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  • Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: QAG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Close to the River Dee with fishing available and woodland walks. Ellesmere with its boating lake is close by and Shrewsbury easily reached.
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    Sodylt Hall Cottages - Stable Cottage
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  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2396
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    After a day spent exploring the beautiful towns and countryside, relax in your own private hot tub.
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow
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  • Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Malthouse

    Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 24830
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Shrewsbury and Ironbridge Gorge are easily accessible from this old, terraced Malthouse set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country.
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  • Selattyn, near Oswestry,
    Selattyn, near Oswestry, ×

    Rose Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry,

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    Ref: E4791
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely property has a cosy woodburner and is located close to the Welsh border.
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    Honeysuckle Cottage
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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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