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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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  • Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC171

    Surrounded by open fields yet just 1 mile from Whitchurch, Shire’s Loft is the perfect base for couples seeking a romantic break in a rural location but is still within easy walking distance to pubs and restaurants. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, which was once a working farm, the former shire horse stables have been converted into a comfortable holiday home. The owners have kept as many original features as possible but have added additional comforts one expects, such as underfloor heating, wi-fi, ensuite shower room and a comfortable bedroom with a free standing, roll top bath. Outside, guests are welcome to enjoy the 2 acres of gardens and orchard. The delightful market town of Whitchurch, famous for being ‘home of the tower clocks’ with buildings dating from Tudor, Georgian and Medieval time, offers a great selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. Ideal for those who love the great outdoors there are lots of walks in the area including the Sandstone Trail as well as walks around Dearnford Lake, Brown Moss, Greenfields Nature Reserve and Whitchurch Waterways Country Park. Whilst there is plenty to see and do in the immediate area, Shire’s Loft is also a great touring base and is well located for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales. Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester are all within a 30-minute drive. Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks is 21 miles away and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping, famous racecourse and the popular attraction of Chester Zoo is 22 miles. Other places of interest, within easy driving distance, include Blue Planet Aquarium 26 miles, Hawkstone Follies 8 miles, Ironbridge 29 miles and Delamere Forest 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor and French doors/kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request) with roll top bath and en-suite shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating (ground floor), gas central heating (first floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob, Electric oven. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars) Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking. No children.

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  • Angel Barn

    Bitterley, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 29172

    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 the local area, guests will find the historic market town of Ludlow just a few miles away. Perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt, hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country known as the Welsh Marches. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food and Drink Festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin starred food. Angel Barn is a great base for guests who enjoy walking or cycling as there are many excellent public footpaths and cycle paths running right through the area and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside in the county. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay castle. Shop and pubs serving food 1½ miles, restaurants 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beam and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, beams, Velux and sloping ceiling. First floor: 1 double galleried bedroom with beams and wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating £50per week, £25 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden. Small courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared tennis court. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3/4 steps in courtyard.

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  • White Lodge

    Cleobury Mortimer, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: E5112

    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.

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

    First £15 electricity included, remainder by meter reading. CD. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer.

    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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  • The Pigsty Cottage

    Oswestry

    Grade
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    Ref: E2783

    Stunning views over open countryside towards the Welsh border are enjoyed by visitors to this delightful and very comfortable detached cottage. Enjoying a wonderful location for walkers with Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath just 200 yards from the door. The holiday property has an enclosed paddock with a wildlife pond, suitable for exercising dogs. Market town with good shops and restaurants 4 miles. The historic city of Chester and Shrewsbury are both under an hour’s drive and Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible. Village shop/post office and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating and electricity £20 per week, £10 per short break. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Steps in garden, pond in paddock.

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  • The Granary

    Greete, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: W4583

    Quiet country location

    This delightful first floor barn conversion with exposed beams has been converted to provide cosy accommodation within a 30 acre small holding accessed via a rough track. Surrounded by peaceful countryside this cottage is ideal for the relaxing holiday. Medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle, renowned architecture, famous restaurants and beautiful antique shops is only a short drive away. Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles, Burford House Gardens, and Ironbridge Gorge, all within the local area. Shrewsbury and the wonderful Long Mynd Hills known as little Switzerland and the Secret Hills are close by, as well as the Shropshire Discovery Centre. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Steep stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric oven. Microwave. Lawned garden and furniture. Courtyard. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Hope Park Farmhouse - Curlew

    Bentlawnt, nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
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    Ref: RGB

    The two delightful cottages (ref RGA and RGB), surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and adjacent to the owner’s own property, are set high in the Shropshire Hills and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Both are spacious and extremely comfortable allowing guests to relax and enjoy this remarkably peaceful location. Wonderful walking from the garden gate and just a short drive away are The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. Historic Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge are within easy travelling distance as are the smaller, equally interesting towns of Bishops Castle, Montgomery and Church Stretton. Many country houses, castles and gardens nearby. Fishing, riding, cycling, birdwatching, ballooning and gliding available locally. Shop 800 yards.

    Beamed sitting/dining room with large bay window, exposed stonework and wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with door to patio. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft, zip & link bed leading to cosy single bedroom (for +1).

    • Use of owner’s washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed patio with furniture

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full NSH £20per week or per short break
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • No children under 5 years
    • NB: Deep, unfenced pond in garden

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  • Victoria Cottage

    Ironbridge, nr. Telford

    Grade
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    Ref: 30983

    This 19th-century, terraced, Victorian holiday cottage is in the heart of Ironbridge. Restored and comfortably furnished with contemporary amenities including free wi-fi internet access. Within easy walking distance of the world’s first iron bridge and the major attractions of this unique World Heritage village, this property is a perfect base. Drinks and BBQs can be enjoyed on the private patio or pop next door for a delicious meal at the oldest pub in Ironbridge. First licensed in 1728, the pub provides a wide range of traditional ales, excellent food in the bar or restaurant, and the warmest of welcomes for visitors. Or of course you could try any of the 20 other superb pubs and restaurants that are within walking distance of the cottage! Victoria Cottage is within easy reach of the local museums, and has great road networks linking Shropshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire and mid and north Wales. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth are all within easy driving distance as are National Trust properties such as Powis Castle, Chirk Castle and Attingham Park. No matter what your interests are you will be sure to find a wide variety in and around this beautiful county. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 step to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Car park, 5 yards (foc). No smoking.

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  • Wagtails

    Nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: QQQ

    A holiday location with a difference! This comfortably furnished former granary, with its own terrace and gardens, is a naturalists’ paradise. It stands in the grounds of the Conservation Centre for Wolf Watch UK, surrounded by 70 acres of owned woodland overlooking 16 acres of red deer park in lush valley and forest, with an abundance of wildlife, including badgers and many species of birds. The rescued wolves, seen in the BBC’s Wildlife on One programme, can also be seen in their enclosures. The cottage stands in a courtyard across from the owner’s home, and close to Offa’s Dyke ½ mile. Bishop’s Castle, with pubs, restaurants, shops and swimming pool, 5 miles. Visit Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, the UK’s first artificial surfing lake.

    Entrance hall leading to two pretty beamed bedrooms; one double and one single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed and carpeted open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and compact kitchen area.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel included. Electricity and NSH by meter reading. Electric heaters and bed linen included. No TV. Use of CD. Microwave. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No children under 18 yrs. No smoking.

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  • Benjay Cottage

    Uffington, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 12324

    This charming and very comfortable holiday bungalow is set beneath Haughmond Hill, close to Attingham Park and the River Severn and yet is only 10 minutes from Shrewsbury. It adjoins the owners’ home and is ideal for couples and small families seeking a rural retreat, whilst the access and wide doors suit the less mobile. There are walks from the door and views to the hills. A good touring, walking or cycling base for the mysterious Marches; Ludlow, the Long Mynd, Ironbridge, Acton Scott museums, and a wealth of houses, castles and gardens are within an easy drive. Golf and riding locally. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor. Living/dining room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single (for child) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (from the owners’ home), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Washer/dryer. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and patio. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Rectory Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: UKC347

    This delightful, self-contained, semi-detached cottage abuts The Old Rectory on the edge of the pretty village of Selattyn, near the market town of Oswestry. The discreet owners also live next door to the cottage. The area is renowned for its spectacular position on the border of England and Wales and where Shropshire meets the neighbouring counties of Cheshire and Powys. The National Trust properties of Powys Castle and Garden, Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall and Attingham Park are within a 30-minutes drive from the cottage. Llanrhaeadr Waterfalls and Lake Vyrnwy are excellent picnic spots and certainly worth visiting. Bala Lake and Llangollen are home to some extreme water sports from canoeing and kayaking to white water rafting and tubing. There is also a go-karting track and paintballing nearby, and a working farm experience at Park Hall which is an all weather family visitor attraction. The town of Oswestry is 3 miles away and has a range of fine eateries, bars, and a good selection of shops. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With oil burning stove, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel provided for oil burning stove (mid October - mid April). Travel cot and highchair. Garden with garden furniture. Grounds with wildflower meadow. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Hope Cottage

    Lurkenhope, nr. Knighton

    Grade
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    Ref: 14141


    A well positioned stone holiday cottage at a midway point on the Powys/Shropshire border between the popular towns of Clun, famous for its castle, and Knighton, a town on the Offa’s Dyke path with its pretty timber framed buildings many dating back to the 17th century, its narrow sharply climbing streets lined with antique shops and a good selection of coffee houses and traditional inns, plus of course its strong connection to Owain Glendwr. Visitors can easily enjoy trips to nearby Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and numerous festivals. Enjoy a trip to Bishop’s Castle with its market town and home brewers, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Carding Mill Valley, Ironbridge, Bridgenorth, Attingham Park (NT) and Shewsbury. Other places of interest include Presteigne, home to the Judges Lodging, Churchstoke Country park, Powys Castle (NT) and Llanfair Light Railway. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Payphone. Landscaped gardens with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). One well-behaved dog welcome (sheep country), free of charge. No smoking.

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  • The Malthouse

    Wheathill, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
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    Ref: 24830

    This old, terraced Malthouse has been converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. It has an open-plan ground floor which successfully combines original features, including many exposed beams. Situated in a rural location with a pretty garden and set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country. Discover picturesque villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, especially in famous Ludlow. Alternatively, day trips to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge and many country houses can be made. Shop 4 miles, pub with food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor (with lift): 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps in the garden with ramp.

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