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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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  • Morrells Wood Farm - The Dairy

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 30769

    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 the foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC753

    The Roost, a detached barn conversion, occupies a quiet position in the picturesque village of Ashford Bowdler. The property has a well-tended garden and sitting out area, where guests can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. Nestled in the grounds of the owner’s home, this property is just a short drive from the medieval town of Ludlow, with its year round festivals, castle, eateries and a great selection of shops, bars and delicatessens. There are many National Trust properties close by, including Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig.
    Guests looking for some adventure can visit the Long Mynd Glider Centre, and Cardinghmill Valley. Horse racing is available at Ludlow and Hereford, and a number of outdoor activity centres can be found around Shropshire. The Edge Adventure Activity Centre near Much Wenlock offers quad trekking, grass boarding, archery, clay pigeon shooting and high ropes courses. The cycling around Shropshire is fun and varied, and there is a great selection of walks for all abilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen: With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC376

    Located in the grounds of the owner’s home, this well positioned property is ideal for couples who want to be in a central location for the Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales border towns. Whittington is a pretty village serviced by two pubs serving good food and a local shop.
    Local tourist attractions include Park Hall working farm, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Close by are two National Trust properties, Attingham Park and Powys Castle, within a 30 minute drive.
    Chester with its racecourse, medieval town and excellent shopping is around a 30 minutes drive, Llangollen with its horse drawn barges, canal boats, steam railway, and water sports, including white water rafting, tubing and gorge walking is a 20 minutes drive. Shrewsbury and Oswestry, two of Shropshire’s finest market towns, are easily accessible and have good shops, bars and restaurants. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and parquet flooring.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen:
    With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Laundry service available at cost. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Sauna room and shower. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years.

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  • Hayloft

    Church Stretton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 26253

    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 attractions include the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Ludlow Castle, festivals and racecourse. Ideal for golf. Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 4.5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Partial oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement with owner. Garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E4785

    Ideally located for relaxing breaks exploring the delights of southern Shropshire, these comfortable holiday cottages adjoin the owners’ home, in a rural location, just 8 miles from Ludlow, a town renowned for its selection of gourmet restaurants, annual festival, interesting shops and magnificent castle ruins. Tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. Locally, the beautiful rolling landscape affords lovely walking with particularly wonderful views at Clee Hill (2 miles). Stokesay Castle and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are nearby, whilst Shrewsbury, Hereford and Leominster and the famous Iron Gorge Museum are all under an hour’s drive. Fishing, golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shop 0.5 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    First £15 NSH, electric heaters and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Video. CD. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external laundry room.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared gardens. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • New House Farm - The Annexe

    Neenton, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29626

    An ideal base to explore the surrounding area

    These well-appointed properties are situated in a quiet hamlet, midway between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, two of Shropshire’s most well-known and loved historic towns. They are well positioned to take advantage of the views across the open countryside. The Annexe (ref 29626), is semi-detached and stands 20 yards from The Barn (ref W44249), which is a detached barn conversion and has a private hot tub. The interior of The Barn has been thoughtfully designed with beautiful stone floors and a cosy woodburner. Set in a convenient location, they are within walking distance of the locally run pub, and a short drive away from the visitor attractions of Ludlow with its castle and racecourse, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and Much Wenlock. Also worth visiting are the River Severn, famous for its tidal bore, the River Teme and the Severn Valley Railway. Other local attractions include Rays Farm, the inland funicular railway and Daniels Mill. This is an ideal touring base for people wishing to explore Shropshire and Herefordshire, as well as the mid Wales borderlands. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Satellite TV. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Retreat

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    0
    0
    1
    Ref: 30775

    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 the foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living area with double bed/dining area/kitchen. Located in separate outbuilding 5 yards away: Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living area included. DVD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Decked area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio

    Buildwas, nr. Ironbridge

    Grade
    2
    0
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    1
    Ref: 27515

    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 Bridge’ itself is a reminder of its importance. Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn. For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge you can step outside the gorge and get a taste of modern hubs to medieval market towns including, Bridgnorth, a picturesque historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today, Madeley which is just over a mile out of Ironbridge and has many listed buildings scattered throughout, one of the grandest being Madeley Court, medieval Much Wenlock and Newport with its bustling high street with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting the town on a market day is a must. Telford is home to family attractions including Telford Town Park and Wonderland, delicious restaurants and the town centre. Wellington, whose market is one of the oldest in the country, is also worth a visit. Shropshire has an array of outdoor activities on offer from kayaking and canoeing to cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing. The area is never short of places to visit from castles, abbeys, farms, museums and discovery centres to gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/bedroom area with double (6ft) zip and link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Dining room/kitchen.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Shared laundry service (by arrangement with owner). Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and terrace. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: River in shared grounds.

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  • Garden and Studio Flats - The Garden Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26480

    Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. DVD. Internet connection. Small private patio area. NB: Steps in garden.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Well in grounds.

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  • Netley Hall - Honeysuckle

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC456

    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.

    The cottages are located in the village of Dorrington which has a local shop, pubs/restaurants and a family butchers, and is approximately 5 miles from Shrewsbury with its black and white framed buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways, and over 600 listed buildings. This medieval, market town boasts many bars, shops, restaurants and bistros, the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury Castle and cruises on the River Severn. The picturesque market town of Ludlow is 20 miles away, situated on a cliff above the River Teme and hosting events and festivals throughout the year. Other places of interest and attractions within close proximity include Long Mynd with a glider centre, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, an historic, working farm at the Acton Scott Estate, Condover Hall Activity Centre, Ironbridge and museums, Bridgnorth and National Trust’s Carding Mill Valley. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
    Camelia (UKC449), Jasmine (UKC452), Peach Tree (UKC455) and Honeysuckle (UKC456) can be booked together to sleep up to 12 guests.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with corner spa bath and toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi (£10 per stay). 24 hour laundry service (payable locally). Shared landscaped grounds. Shared tennis court. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a lake in the grounds, 500 yards away.

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  • Boraston View

    Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 17945

    A good base for touring

    Set on a working farm and adjoining the owner’s farmhouse in a quiet setting, the property provides comfortable holiday accommodation. A perfect peaceful retreat where couples can enjoy the local scenery, and nearby is the tourist attraction Clee Hill with breathtaking views and excellent walks, as is the Severn Valley Railway. There are several National Trust and English Heritage properties within easy reach. Easy drives to Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the market town of Leominster makes this a good base for visitors. Shop and pub serving food 2½ miles. Can be booked with ref 9383.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared garden and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. One pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    0
    1
    1
    Ref: 30774

    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 the foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living area with double bed/dining area/kitchen. Located in a separate building 5 yards away: Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living area included. Electric heaters (in kitchen and shower room) included. DVD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Decked area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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