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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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177 cottages are available
  • Clun, near Craven Arms×

    The Bothy

    Clun, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: E2934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of...

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  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 26497
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very...

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  • Pennerley, Minsterley×

    Meadow Barn

    Pennerley, Minsterley

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two....

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  • Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle×

    Hope Park Farmhouse - Curlew

    Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle

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    Ref: RGB
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    The two delightful cottages (ref RGA and RGB), surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and adjacent to...

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  • Selattyn, near Oswestry×

    The Old Rectory Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry

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    Ref: UKC347
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This delightful, self-contained, semi-detached cottage abuts The Old Rectory on the edge of the pretty village...

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  • Oswestry×
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    Ref: E2783
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Stunning views over open countryside towards the Welsh border are enjoyed by visitors to this delightful and...

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  • Uffington, near Shrewsbury×

    Benjay Cottage

    Uffington, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 12324
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This charming and very comfortable holiday bungalow is set beneath Haughmond Hill, close to Attingham Park and the...

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  • Ironbridge, near Telford×

    Victoria Cottage

    Ironbridge, near Telford

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    Ref: 30983
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    This 19th-century, terraced, Victorian holiday cottage is in the heart of Ironbridge. Restored and comfortably...

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  • Lurkenhope, near Knighton×

    Hope Cottage

    Lurkenhope, near Knighton

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    Ref: 14141
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    A well positioned stone holiday cottage at a midway point on the Powys/Shropshire border between the popular...

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  • Near Bishop’s Castle×

    Wagtails

    Near Bishop’s Castle

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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - No Pets Allowed

    A holiday location with a difference! This comfortably furnished former granary, with its own terrace and gardens, is...

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  • Greete, near Ludlow×

    The Granary

    Greete, near Ludlow

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    - Car parking on site - No Pets Allowed

    Quiet country location

    This delightful first floor barn conversion with exposed beams has been converted to...

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  • Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell×

    Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell

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    Ref: 25772
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Conveniently appointed in the small rural hamlet of Chapel Lawn, between Clun and Bucknell, this fine example of...

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