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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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  • Fiddler’s Green

    Bucknell

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 26662

    This comfortable, single storey holiday cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt village and has its own large, south-facing garden. To take advantage of this aspect, solar panels have been installed to reduce the cottage’s dependence on oil. Originally built for a sea captain returning home from the war, the cottage offers visitors wonderful walking from the doorstep. Bucknell offers village shops, an inn and a stream with ducks within walking distance, as well as, surprisingly, a stop on the Heart of Wales Railway Line. Knighton, on Offa’s Dyke, 5 miles, medieval Ludlow, with its castle and town square, is 12 miles. Cycle hire locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 4ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Terrace and furniture. Parking.

  • Sodylt Hall Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: QAU


    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished, and equipped to the highest standards. Both enjoy a totally rural outlook in the unspoilt Border country close to the River Dee (fly fishing available) and the Welsh hills. Visitors enjoy shared use of the Hall’s grounds, which are delightful in springtime, and there are lovely woodland walks. Ellesmere 4 miles (boating lake). Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and Snowdonia, all within easy reach. Llangollen (International Eisteddfod), just 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 2 miles (open 7 days).

    Furnished and equipped to the same exacting standard as The Lodge and immensely spacious. Outstanding views down over the River Dee to the Welsh hills beyond and to the superb gardens of the Hall, a large part of which are available to guests. Modern fitted kitchen. Dining room. Large, light sitting room with open fire. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. All bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.

    • Pet free of charge, to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Hairdryer
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared use of Hall’s grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Use of owner’s tennis court (lessons available by arrangement, at cost)
    • Small trout lake (fishing by arrangement)
    • Parking

  • Havelock Cottage

    Much Wenlock

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: RY6

    Set on the edge of one of Shropshire’s most quintessentially English towns, this well-presented, detached, limestone holiday cottage has been furnished to a high standard throughout. Set along a main road, there is easy access to Much Wenlock with its variety of shops and restaurants, as well as St Millburga’s Abbey, holy wells, whipping posts and Olympian artefacts. Most of the buildings are architectural gems from the medieval, Georgian and Victorian eras. Walks from the door lead along the magnificent Wenlock Edge escarpment, and easy drives to Church Stretton (with gliding centre), Cardingmill Valley, Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury. Shops 500 yards, pub within a mile.

    Living room with electric ‘wood burner’. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘woodburner’ included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking

  • West Windows

    Church Stretton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 1961

    This detached house is situated on the outskirts of the Shropshire town of Church Stretton, with fine views of the Long Mynd hills. It is in a quiet cul-de-sac and is an excellent holiday base for walking in the surrounding hills and countryside. Guests can also enjoy use of a piano. Railway station in Church Stretton is less than a mile away. Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and many interesting Shropshire towns and villages are all within easy reach. Shops and pubs within 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun porch. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment. Separate toilet.

    Solid fuel burner in living room included. Partial NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave.Telephone-outgoing and local calls only. Gardens. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • The Stables

    Maesbury Marsh, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30776

    In the heart of Maesbury Marsh, adjacent to the village inn, a family friendly establishment and locally renowned restaurant, this semi-detached, Grade II listed barn conversion mixes traditional features with contemporary styling and facilities to create the ideal holiday home. In a superb location for exploring the delightful borderlands of England and Wales, with the historic market town of Oswestry with its fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs just 3 miles away, the location offers a myriad of family attractions and opportunities for outdoor pursuits close by. Canadian canoes can be hired on the nearby Montgomery Canal and horse drawn boat rides can also be enjoyed. Wonderful walking, golf and fishing are all available nearby. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with low beam. 1 twin with additional single and low beam. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Summerhouse

    Easthope, nr. Much Wenlock

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27181

    This detached holiday property that stands alone in large gardens - there is a fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, an area of Shropshire that is well known by walkers. The Wenlock Edge links Much Wenlock with Church Stretton, the only market town in this AONB. You’ll find many attractions around these areas where the surrounding villages form an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike, in all seasons. Cross-country routes are well marked for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, one with additional fold-up single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

  • The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Cottage

    Acton Scott, nr. Church Stretton

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: ROO4

    A charming retreat tucked away in the South Shropshire Hills, a rural idyll made famous by the poems of A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad.

    Henley Cottage is a 19th- century former farm labourer’s dwelling, sympathetically restored to reinstate its original condition and located in a picturesque estate landscape which has remained unchanged for two centuries.
    This humble property, which sleeps up to five, has taken many a star turn on BBC TV, including hit series Victorian Farm and new for 2010, Escape in Time. Holiday visitors now have the opportunity to enjoy its simple and homely atmosphere and the unique opportunity to escape modern day living. Henley Cottage has been much written about and has been tipped by The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Cool Holiday Cottages (2010).
    Accommodation
    : The cottage (one of a pair) has three floors and at its heart is the kitchen/parlour, boasting a cast-iron kitchen range. State-of-the-art in 1888, it is in perfect working order. The simple, airy interiors, lime-washed in pleasing natural colours, are floored with oak or original quarry tiles. The atmospheric lighting is provided by oil lamps and candles and there’s a walk in larder for cool food storage.
    Narrow original stairs lead to the first floor and one double bedroom with wrought-iron bedstead heated by a small fireplace, steep open tread stairs lead to the top floor and a twin room with wood-burner and sloping ceiling. A fifth person can sleep on the third bedroom/landing. Beds are equipped with comfortable horsehair mattresses, linen sheets and blankets of pure wool.
    There is a fireside tin bath for bathing, while the laundry room includes original copper, mangle and dolly tub with fresh water drawn from a pump. Smoothly-cobbled paths edge the lawns and outside seating area.
    For the faint hearted, the single concession to the 21st century is a modern hot water shower and flush loo contained within an outhouse in the private garden.


    Location: You will discover a piece of British history at Acton Scott, for it achieved national fame as the setting for BBC2’s hit TV series Victorian Farm, acknowledging the Acton family’s championing of sustainable practices. It has been followed by another Acton Scott-based BBCTV series Escape in Time, new for 2010 and presented by Ben Fogle.
    Guests can enjoy a memorable setting and a multitude of activities on this lovingly preserved estate, including the Historic Working Farm - where the land is worked with heavy horses to preserve a way of life before the age of the tractor. This visitor attraction is a firm favourite with families. There is the handy School House café (open April to October) and lovely guided walks and cycle rides.
    The prettiest market towns and traditional country pubs are all close at hand. Including Shrewsbury to the north, on the banks of the River Severn; and Ludlow, to the south, in its medieval castle setting. This is a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. The spectacular Stretton Hills and Welsh Marches offer riding, cycling and walking. Among the many nearby sites are Attingham Park, the famous Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums, the castles of Powis and Stokesay and Wroxeter Roman city. But if you simply cannot tear yourself away from Acton Scott, the finest local produce and home prepared meals can be delivered to your holiday cottage.
    Henley Cottage is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. The Shooting Lodge, sleeping 8 + 3, reference RNP, and Henley Farmhouse, sleeping 20, reference RJJ3, are likewise finely restored character properties, but offer every modern day convenience. All three properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
    Nearby and three miles to the east of Shrewsbury, Rupert Acton is also the custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse on the National Trust’s Attingham Park estate. A spacious 17th century timber framed property with spectacular views towards the River Severn, it sleeps up to 14, see ref RN5.

    For more information visit www.actonscott.com

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Lighting by oil lamps supplied by owner - oil included
    • Victorian coal grate - fuel included
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Solid fuel range - fuel included
    • Enclosed cottage-style garden with lawn
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Water supplied via cast iron outside pump
    • Home cooked food and farm shop deliveries by arrangement
    • NB: Because of the unique nature of this property, it cannot be compared with other properties and cannot therefore be awarded a grading value

    The flexible accommodation at Acton Scott can be taken together by larger parties so that 36 people can stay for family gatherings and weddings etc. Thirty minutes’ drive to the north, near Shrewsbury, is Cronkhill Farmhouse, sleeping 14, which is also managed by the Acton Scott estate. See property ref RN5.

  • Ty Maganda

    Bronygarth, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30322

    Occupying an ideal position in a quiet, rural hamlet, not far from the market town of Oswestry, this semi-detached holiday cottage is a great touring base for Shropshire, mid Wales, north Wales and Cheshire. It is within walking distance across the local countryside to Chirk, with its famous viaduct and NT castle. There are good road links, which provide access to Llangollen, where guests can find a great variety of adrenaline watersports, the medieval town of Shrewsbury, which offers a great theatre and river cruises, and Chester, with its racecourse and beautiful city attractions. Offas Dyke runs close by and for walkers or heritage seekers, there are excellent walks for all abilities, as well as NT properties Erddig, Attingham Park, Powys Castle and Chirk Castle, all within a ½-hour drive. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single sofa bed, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £5 per day. Garden and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Small water fetaure in garden.

  • Goosefoot Barns - Pinstones Cottage

    Corfton, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 31024

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025 and 31026) enjoy attractive views down the valley and of the imposing Clee Hill, with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity. Approached via a rough track, each property has been converted from stone and timber barns, and furnished and decorated to a very good standard. There is a fantastic barbecue cabin on site, available to hire and by arrangement with the owner. It can seat upto 15 guests on cushions and reindeer hide rugs, with a central barbecue/fire pit. Being enclosed, it is perfect for a barbecue at any time of the year. South Shropshire is an ideal location for walking, cycling, sightseeing or simply relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Perfectly placed between Craven Arms and Bridgnorth, Goosefoot Barns are within easy reach of the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hill, Mortimer Forest and the Welsh Border Hills. Shropshire’s literary notables include Housman, Brother Cadfael, Malcolm Saville and Mary Webb. The small market towns of Ludlow, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle have much to offer both historically and architecturally. Ludlow has golf courses, national hunt racing and regular markets as well as the renowned Ludlow Festival, which plays host to Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival and the Medieval Christmas Fayre, as well as boasting some fine tea rooms and Michelin starred restaurants. Castles can be found in Stokesay, Clun, Powis and Ludlow, which also has the splendid St Laurence’s Parish Church - one of the finest in England. Several National Trust properties can be found nearby. Other local attractions include the World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Severn Valley Railway and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, as well as golf, horse racing, gliding, trout fishing and pony trekking. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Freezer. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi in external games room. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, external games room with snooker table, table tennis, dart board, books and board games. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

  • Broome Farm Cottages - St. Vincent

    Broome Chatwall, nr. Church Stretton

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: RNR

    Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a former granary and Bequia, a former carthouse have been sympathetically restored and carefully furnished to preserve the character of the original buildings. Both take in the breathtaking views over the South Shropshire hills and valleys. Situated 8 miles form Much Wenlock, 7 miles from Church Stretton, also known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and 12 miles from Shrewsbury. Ludlow and Ironbridge are also within a half hour drive. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and tiled floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with five steps, breakfast area and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with sleigh beds (for +2 children). Shower room with toilet. All bathrooms with slate surfaces. First floor rooms with sloping ceilings. Low beams throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in owner’s fenced garden

  • Hop Cottage

    Burford, nr. Tenbury Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 19363

    Hop Cottage is a converted barn, finished to a very good standard, in a quiet holiday location, also bordering Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Within 1 mile of the beautiful market town of Tenbury Wells, with its famous round market and spa rooms. Within 10 minutes’ from Leominster. Berrington Hall, a National Trust property is also within 10 minutes’ drive, and Burford House and Gardens is 5 minutes walk. Plenty of countryside walks, local swimming pool, tennis courts and several good golf courses. Shops 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Beams throughout. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Gas and electric Range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Payphone. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Furlongs

    Hopesay, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43524


    Tucked away in a quiet corner of Shropshire, close to the popular destinations of Clun, Craven Arms and Ludlow, this holiday property is a detached barn conversion situated on the owner’s estate and livery centre. Visitors to the area can enjoy the proximity to numerous tourist attractions, such as Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and festivals, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Working Farm, Long Mynd and its glider centre, and Cardingmill Valley. Shropshire is host to some delightful small towns, such as Church Stretton and Much Wenlock, both with a good variety of individual shops and pubs. Easily accessible are Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester and mid Wales. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children.

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