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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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  • Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    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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  • Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41298
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Designed with couples in mind, with large south facing sun lounge, Wroxeter vineyards, Ludlow Castle and race course, and Ironbridge all easily accessible.
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    Rural location

    This holiday property has been designed with couples in mind and allows them all extra living space in the large south facing sun lounge to the rear of the property. A superb central location ideal for visiting the main tourist sites of historic Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Ironbridge. There are many village pubs and eating houses locally to choose from, and things to do include, Acton Scott Working Farm, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Ludlow Castle race...

  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30774
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    With plenty of attractions nearby, this unique shepherd hut offers a relaxing and quirky holiday base.
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    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...

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    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...

  • Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Angel Barn

    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29172
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    On the slopes of Clee Hill, with fabulous views and peaceful surroundings, excellent footpaths and cycle ways, Tenbury Wells and Leominster easily reached.
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    This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Angel Barn is the perfect location for guests wishing to really enjoy the magnificent Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside. Located on the slopes of Clee Hill in the heart of Shropshire, Angel Barn is a beautiful stone built, detached barn which offers guests fabulous views and peaceful surroundings. Perfectly located for guests to visit and explore...

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    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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  • Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    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,...

  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×

    Grange Farmhouse Cottage

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1508
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This rural cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and has its own private wood-fuelled hot tub.
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    Grange Farmhouse Cottage is a cosy, well-presented property which is tucked away next to the owners home, in a quiet area of Shropshire, with a lovely, large garden boasting a private wood-fuelled hot tub. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the property is located near to the old Saxon town of Wem, a small town which has a variety of shops and traditional pubs. Wem is located between medieval Shrewsbury, historic Whitchurch and Ellesmere lakes. One of the main attractions of visiting this area...

  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Rickyard Cottage

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30770
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Situated in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, this barn conversion is the perfect retreat.
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    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...

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire
    Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire×

    Meadow Barn

    Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire

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    Ref: RBBU
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic, romantic, detached, hideaway dating from 1750, views over the dramatic Shropshire Hills, Bishop’s Castle and Clun nearby.
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    Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two. This historic, romantic, detached hideaway dates from 1750 and is built from local stone and oak. Surrounded by meadowland with wonderful views over the dramatic Shropshire Hills, steeped in myth and legend, peace and quiet preside over this location. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers will be enthralled with the abundance of wildlife that can be...

  • Walcot, Shropshire
    Walcot, Shropshire×

    Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26068
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Right on the edge of the National Cycle Route and with walks along the River Tern from the door,Telford, Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale easily reached.
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    This cosy and well appointed holiday apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and provides an excellent holiday base for exploring scenic Shropshire. Right on the edge of National Cycle Route (no. 81), and within easy driving distance of medieval Shrewsbury with its excellent bars, clubs, shops and theatre. Equal distance is Telford and district, home to the world famous Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale Museums. A walk from the door takes you along the River Tern where fishing can be...

  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire×

    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....

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