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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
  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth×

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: 26069
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    These two well appointed, semi-detached bungalows (refs 26069 and 26070), lie in the hamlet of Middleton Scriven on...

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  • Ironbridge×

    Riverbank Cottage

    Ironbridge

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    Ref: UKC166
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    As the name suggests, Riverbank Cottage is tucked away on the banks of the River Severn, enjoying impressive views...

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  • Clunton×
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    Ref: RCHT73
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This detached granary, set in a wonderfully tranquil and unspoilt English village, has been converted into two...

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  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere

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    Ref: 29364
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    A fantastic conversion set in Dudleston at the heart of North Shropshire.

    These two semi-detached barn...

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  • Shrewsbury×

    Garden Cottage

    Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 31146
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed


    Garden Cottage is just a short walk from the town centre of Shrewsbury, which is ideal for spending the...

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  • Much Wenlock×

    Havelock Cottage

    Much Wenlock

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    Ref: RY6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Set on the edge of one of Shropshire’s most quintessentially English towns, this well-presented, detached,...

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  • Craven Arms, Ludlow×

    The Willows

    Craven Arms, Ludlow

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    Ref: E4671
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    With the stunningly beautiful Shropshire Hills rising up behind, these converted and very comfortable traditional...

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  • Easthope, near Much Wenlock×

    The Summerhouse

    Easthope, near Much Wenlock

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    Ref: 27181
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This detached holiday property that stands alone in large gardens - there is a fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, an area...

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  • Shrewsbury×

    Little Loxley

    Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 30272
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue


    Less than 2 miles from the town centre, and a pleasant walk through the quiet, well-maintained residential...

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  • Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry×

    The Stables

    Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 30776
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    In the heart of Maesbury Marsh, adjacent to the village inn, a family friendly establishment and locally...

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  • Bronygarth, nr. Oswestry×

    Ty Maganda

    Bronygarth, nr. Oswestry

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    Ref: 30322
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Occupying an ideal position in a quiet, rural hamlet, not far from the market town of Oswestry, this semi-detached...

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  • Ludlow×
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    Ref: 29393
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    A former Victorian quarryman’s cottage, Clee View Cottage is set in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty...

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