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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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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 28538
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    - 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...

    Streatley Lodge
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  • Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC171
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    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...

  • Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    In an idyllic location for a romantic getaway, in the delightful village of Whittington, with many attractions close by to keep you entertained for days.
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    Located in the grounds of the owner’s home, this well positioned property is ideal for couples who want to be in a central location for the Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales border towns. Whittington is a pretty village serviced by two pubs serving good food and a local shop.
    Local tourist attractions include Park Hall working farm, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Close by are two National Trust properties, Attingham Park and Powys Castle, within a 30 minute...

  • 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...

  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×
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    Grange Farmhouse Cottage

    Grange Farmhouse Cottage

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1508
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This rural cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and has its own private wood-fuelled hot tub.
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    Grange Farmhouse Cottage is a cosy, well-presented property which is tucked away next to the owners home, in a quiet area of Shropshire, with a lovely, large garden boasting a private wood-fuelled hot tub. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the property is located near to the old Saxon town of Wem, a small town which has a variety of shops and traditional pubs. Wem is located between medieval Shrewsbury, historic Whitchurch and Ellesmere lakes. One of the main attractions of visiting this area...

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

    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC456
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    Honeysuckle is perfectly set in a beautiful area of Shropshire, close to the ancient town of Shrewsbury.
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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 - Peach Tree
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  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Rickyard Cottage

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30770
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    Situated in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, this barn conversion is the perfect retreat.
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    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the beautiful holiday accommodation boasts five cosy semi-detached barn conversions (refs W43982, 30769, 30770, 30771 and 30772) in an idyllic farmyard setting, and four restful shepherds hut retreats (each with their own private bathroom facilities nearby, refs 30773, 30774 and 30775) located in the owner’s breathtaking valley gardens. All beautifully furnished and nestled at the...

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lloyd Barns - Old Hall Barn

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGG5
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Dating back hundreds of years, this Grade II listed barn, is close to Much Wenlock, and Shrewsbury and Ludlow are easily reached.
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    A fine example of a quality, detached conversion, Ridge Barn (ref RGGL) is conveniently appointed with excellent views, and Old Hall Barn (ref RGG5) is a former barn, now Grade II listed, dating back hundreds of years. Sympathetically converted to provide high class accommodation with modern conveniences by the adjacent owners, it has a tasteful interior and a good sense of space throughout. The properties are central to the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. The...

    Lloyds Barns - Ridge Barn
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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E4785
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    - 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...

    White Lodge
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  • Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41298
    Key Features:
    - 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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    Rural location

    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...

  • Ludlow, ShropshireShropshire
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    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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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27520
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Perfect for a couple, this single-storey property is well placed to explore the many attractions of rural Shropshire.
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    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these holiday properties, Garden Apartment (ref 27518) and The Coracle (ref 27520), nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoys all that Ironbridge has to offer. Many museums that are spread along the banks of the River Severn trace Ironbridge’s history. The iron bridge itself is a reminder to its importance. Visitors can browse around the array of craft and souvenir shops as...

    Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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