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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×

    Hart Cottage

    Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43468
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This beautiful, detached cottage is tucked away in a quiet location, within walking distance of the town centre, wildlife reserve and canal.
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    This beautiful, detached cottage is tucked away in a quiet location, within walking distance of the town centre, wildlife reserve and canal. Ellesmere has grown over the years into a pretty market town with medieval streets, Georgian houses and half-timbered buildings. There’s also a bundle of shops selling everything from antiques and gifts to exotic food, and a good selection of pubs, bars, takeaways and restaurants. Its position in the north of Shropshire makes it an ideal...

  • Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Dale Cottage

    Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27517
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Just a short walk from the River Severn and the centre of Ironbridge, with museums and craft shops, Much Wenlock is nearby.
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    Situated on the edge of Coalbrookdale, just a short walk from the River Severn and the centre of Ironbridge, this attractive detached holiday home benefits from a large sitting out area. This picturesque town, once at the heart of the industrial world, is now a popular tourist destination, and guests of Dale Cottage benefit from free parking in the centre of Ironbridge. Its many museums trace the town’s rich history and the great iron bridge itself serves as a dramatic memorial to...

  • Plealey, Shrewsbury,
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    Shippon Cottage

    Plealey, Shrewsbury,

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    Ref: E4299
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Shippen Cottage offers spacious, ground floor accommodation with lovely countryside walks from the doorstep.
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    Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses...

    The Olde Granary
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    Piglets Place
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  • Llanymynech, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Llanymynech, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    The Coach House

    Llanymynech, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28930
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Offas Dyke runs close to this detached property, with hot tub, Llangollen with its steam railway and horse drawn barges is easily reached.
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    This beautiful detached holiday property, with sole use of hot tub, is perfectly located for sightseeing around the counties of Shropshire, mid Wales, north Wales and Cheshire. Local attractions include many NT properties, the medieval town of Shrewsbury, conveniently placed along the River Severn, and Offas Dyke path which runs close to the property. Llangollen with its steam railway, horse drawn barges, white water rafting and motor museum is a 20-minute drive. Horse riding,...

  • Obley, near Clun, Shropshire
    Obley, near Clun, Shropshire×

    Sandbank

    Obley, near Clun, Shropshire

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    Ref: 93
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Peaceful and tranquil location, overlooking the hamlet of Obley, with roomy beamed living room and large open fire.
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    The steep, wooded hill country to the west of Clun is some of the most beautiful in Shropshire. This characterful, detached holiday cottage is in a lovely quiet position at the top of a hill overlooking the hamlet of Obley. It has over an acre of land including a good sized garden and a steep area of woodland. There is a roomy beamed living room with a large open fire and pretty bedrooms. It is a peaceful and tranquil location. Shop and pub 4 miles.

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  • Hopesay, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Hopesay, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Furlongs

    Hopesay, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43524
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Explore the many attractions in Shropshire from this property, or simply relax in front of the woodburner with a good book.
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    Tucked away in a quiet corner of Shropshire, close to the popular destinations of Clun, Craven Arms and Ludlow, this holiday property is a detached barn conversion situated on the owner’s estate and livery centre. Visitors to the area can enjoy the proximity to numerous tourist attractions, such as Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and festivals, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Working Farm, Long Mynd and its glider centre, and...

  • Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Broome Farm Cottages - St. Vincent

    Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: RNR
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Breathtaking views over South Shropshire hills and valleys, Stretton known as ’Little Switzerland’ and Shrewsbury are easily reached.
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    Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a former granary and Bequia, a former carthouse have been sympathetically restored and carefully furnished to preserve the character of the original buildings. Both take in the breathtaking views over the South Shropshire hills and valleys. Situated 8 miles form Much Wenlock, 7 miles from Church Stretton, also known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and 12 miles from...

  • Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Morton Grange Coach House

    Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: E5557
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This contemporary coach house conversion, with spacious rooms, lots of character and an enclosed garden boasting its own blissful hot tub
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    This contemporary coach house conversion, with spacious rooms, lots of character and an enclosed garden boasting its own blissful hot tub. Nestling peacefully besides the owners’ home and it is just a short stroll from the centre of the delightful borderlands town of Ellesmere, located in the heart of the Shropshire lake district, with its fine selection of eateries, shops, beautiful freshwater meres canal and one of the oldest real ale pubs in Shropshire. This property makes a...

  • Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    The Granary

    Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC533
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    This is an ideal base for a family holiday to discover Shropshire with Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgwater and the Shropshire Hills worth a visit.
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    This finely converted, semi-detached former barn is set in the grounds of a Georgian farmhouse, Hill Farm, in the quiet hamlet of Newton-on-the-Hill, a mid point between Shrewsbury, Wem and Ellesmere. The conversion has preserved, where possible, its original character and charm, yet combines well with modern conveniences to provide guests with a comfortable stay. There is a cosy wood burner for cooler nights, a lovely large patio and an enclosed garden for summertime...

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

    Lloyds Barns - Ridge Barn

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGGL
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Well positioned for exploring Shropshire, mid Wales and Herefordshire, this renovated barn is set in a quiet hamlet.
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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...

  • Plealey, Shrewsbury,
    Plealey, Shrewsbury, ×

    Piglets Place

    Plealey, Shrewsbury,

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    Ref: E4300
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Piglets Place has a countryside setting with Ironbridge and Ludlow a short drive away.
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    Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses...

    The Olde Granary
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    Shippon Cottage
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Shrewsbury Cottage

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43635
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located just 1 mile from Shrewsbury, this holiday property is ideal for exploring the town, Shropshire and the Stretton Hills.
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    Shrewsbury Cottage is a lovely semi-detached holiday property, one mile southwest of the pretty medieval town of Shrewsbury. It is a real ’home away from home’, with all you need to make your stay memorable. Although on an historic bus route into town, the property has off road parking for 2 cars, along with a private walled courtyard with patio area. The location is excellent for exploring all that Shropshire has on offer. The fabulous Stretton Hills, Ironbridge, home of...

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