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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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  • Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC171
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Nestled peacefully in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Shire’s Loft offers an ideal relaxing break away.
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    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...

  • Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41298
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    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Designed with couples in mind, with large south facing sun lounge, Wroxeter vineyards, Ludlow Castle and race course, and Ironbridge all easily accessible.
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    This holiday property has been designed with couples in mind and allows them all extra living space in the large south facing sun lounge to the rear of the property. A superb central location ideal for visiting the main tourist sites of historic Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Ironbridge. There are many village pubs and eating houses locally to choose from, and things to do include, Acton Scott Working Farm, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Ludlow Castle race...

  • Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire
    Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire×

    Meadow Barn

    Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire

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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic, romantic, detached, hideaway dating from 1750, views over the dramatic Shropshire Hills, Bishop’s Castle and Clun nearby.
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    Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two. This historic, romantic, detached hideaway dates from 1750 and is built from local stone and oak. Surrounded by meadowland with wonderful views over the dramatic Shropshire Hills, steeped in myth and legend, peace and quiet preside over this location. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers will be enthralled with the abundance of wildlife that can be...

  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Riverside Apartments - Riverside Apartment

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27514
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    On the banks of the River Severn, close to historic Ironbridge, with its craft shops and 10 museums spread along the river bank.
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    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...

    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio
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    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment
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  • Ludlow, ShropshireShropshire
    Ludlow, ShropshireShropshire×

    Streatley Lodge

    Ludlow, ShropshireShropshire

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    Ref: 28539
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ludlow is the perfect location to explore the area, great for walkers and cyclists, and with Tenbury Wells, Stokesay Castle and Bewdley easily reached.
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    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect, romantic holiday location to enjoy all amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. Perched on a hill above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. There is an abundance of history surrounding the town and guests are within walking distance of Ludlow Castle and St Laurence’s church. Every September there is...

    Streatley Mews - The Studio at Streatley Mews
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  • Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC753
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Head off on a romantic adventure for two, where you can leave your worries at the door and delve in to a haven of peace and tranquility.
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    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...

  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, ×

    White Lodge

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E5112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    White Lodge offers ground floor accommodation for 2 people, with a private patio, furniture and close to amenities.
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    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...

  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 28538
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Don’t miss the famous Ludlow Food Festival in September, easily accessible from this holiday cottage situated in the heart of Ludlow.
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    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect holiday location to enjoy all amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. Perched on a hill above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. There is an abundance of history surrounding the town and guests are within walking distance of Ludlow Castle and St Laurence Church. Streatley Lodge (ref 28539) and The Studio...

  • Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Angel Barn

    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29172
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    On the slopes of Clee Hill, with fabulous views and peaceful surroundings, excellent footpaths and cycle ways, Tenbury Wells and Leominster easily reached.
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    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...

  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, ×

    White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E4785
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This comfortable cottage is just 8 miles from Ludlow and under an hours drive from Shrewsbury.
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    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...

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Peach Tree

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC455
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoy a romantic break at Peach Tree, surrounded by lush countryside, set in the beautiful, Shropshire countryside.
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    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.

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    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Middle Barn Cottage

    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2835
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This 19th-century barn conversion offers ground floor accommodation, wood burner and panoramic views over the countryside.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 150 year old former farm barn has been tastefully converted to provide spacious, very comfortable single storey accommodation (shown left). Adjoining the owners’ home, it enjoys superb, panoramic views over open countryside towards Ludlow’s historic parish church, 7 miles distant. Famous for its ancient castle, gourmet restaurants, antique shops and National Hunt races, Ludlow holds an annual food festival. Ironbridge...

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