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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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  • The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, nr. Ludlow

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    Ref: 28611


    For a truly unique and memorable self catering holiday experience, The Old Church is a property that is hard to beat. On the site of a medieval chapel, (an incumbant is recorded as early as 1355), the present church was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, and is of sufficient architectural merit that it was included in the guides of the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Hopton Cangeford, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this professionally converted nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church still has many of the original features such as squire’s pews, oak dado panelling, font and pulpit. The mix of 21st century décor and facilities such as flat screen TVs in both the living room and bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen with hand-painted tiles and underfloor heating blends effortlessly with the original stain glass windows and architecture. The double bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom, tiled extensively with travertine and granite, providing both a shower enclosure and a Jacuzzi spa bath. If you love unusual properties then The Old Church ticks all of the boxes. You can even dine by candlelight in the vestry! You will never stay anywhere like this again and it’s a true gem hidden away in the Shropshire countryside. A once in a lifetime experience! The quiet country lanes surrounding The Old Church are ideal for walking and cycling. Just 4 miles from Ludlow, surrounded by the unspoilt hills of the Welsh Marches, this historic market town offers a medieval castle, fine restaurants and, in September, the famous Ludlow Food Festival. Visit Tenbury Wells, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the breathtaking Long Mynd. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 50’’ Freesat plasma TV. Blu-ray home cinema system and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed, lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fish ponds in garden.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - The Byre

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 30771

    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 three 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 foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, working farm.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Halford Farm - Apartment

    Halford, nr. Craven Arms

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    Ref: 6347

    Super walks direct from the door

    These two properties are tastefully converted from farm buildings, in a small hamlet just outside Craven Arms, where the pilgrims are thought to have rested at the round house there, on their journey between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys. Surrounded by restful country, they provide some super walks direct from the properties. The historic towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge are within an easy drive. Locally there is fishing, horse riding and golf. Clun and Offa’s Dyke close by. Nearby towns within easy reach include medieval Ludlow, Knighton and Bishops Castle. A good holiday base for touring Shropshire and the borders. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial NSH, convector heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Separate shared utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Ample parking.

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  • The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow

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    Ref: UKC753

    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 National Trust properties close by, including Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig.
    Guests looking for some adventure can visit the Long Mynd Glider Centre, and Cardinghmill Valley. Horse racing is available at Ludlow and Hereford, and a number of outdoor activity centres can be found around Shropshire. The Edge Adventure Activity Centre near Much Wenlock offers quad trekking, grass boarding, archery, clay pigeon shooting and high ropes courses. The cycling around Shropshire is fun and varied, and there is a great selection of walks for all abilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen: With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: W41298

    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 course and of course many quaint shops, Wroxeter vineyards, Ironbridge Gorge museum and Blists Hill. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/
    conservatory with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV (full package). DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Stream in garden.

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  • Boraston View

    Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 17945

    A good base for touring

    Set on a working farm and adjoining the owner’s farmhouse in a quiet setting, the property provides comfortable holiday accommodation. A perfect peaceful retreat where couples can enjoy the local scenery, and nearby is the tourist attraction Clee Hill with breathtaking views and excellent walks, as is the Severn Valley Railway. There are several National Trust and English Heritage properties within easy reach. Easy drives to Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the market town of Leominster makes this a good base for visitors. Shop and pub serving food 2½ miles. Can be booked with ref 9383.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared garden and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. One pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking.

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  • Garden and Studio Flats - The Garden Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 26480

    Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. DVD. Internet connection. Small private patio area. NB: Steps in garden.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Well in grounds.

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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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  • Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot

    Grade
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    Ref: 26068

    This cosy and well appointed holiday apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and provides an excellent holiday base for exploring scenic Shropshire. Right on the edge of National Cycle Route (no. 81), and within easy driving distance of medieval Shrewsbury with its excellent bars, clubs, shops and theatre. Equal distance is Telford and district, home to the world famous Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale Museums. A walk from the door takes you along the River Tern where fishing can be arranged. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    Steep narrow stairs to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. No smoking.

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  • Streatley Mews - The Studio at Streatley Mews

    Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 28538

    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 at Streatley Mews (ref 28538) are the perfect accommodation for guests wishing to enjoy a romantic break. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin star food. A great base for walkers and cyclists with many excellent foot and cycle paths running through the centre of the town and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside. A little further afield but within easy driving distance, visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay Castle. Fishing, golf and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with 1 double (5ft) pull-down bed/ kitchen with wooden floor. 2 steps to wet room with toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children.

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  • Old Hall Barn

    Kenley

    Grade
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    Ref: RGG5

    This former barn, now Grade II listed, dates back hundreds of years and has been sympathetically converted to provide high class accommodation with modern conveniences, tasteful interior and a good sense of space throughout. The holiday property, adjacent to the owners’ home, is situated midway between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth and just a short distance from the popular town of Much Wenlock. The Wenlock Edge, ever popular with walkers, can be seen across the open countryside that stretches out in front of the property, making it ideal for nature lovers and ornithologists. Shopping is a joy in Shropshire with its medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and the cuisine is superb. Stabling and grazing is available. Shops 5 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious living room. Spacious kitchen/dining room. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity and full oil underfloor central heating included (October-March £20 supplement)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • The Garden Lodge

    Llanfair Waterdine, nr. Knighton

    Grade
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    Ref: 27285

    This detached holiday property is set in the Teme Valley, amongst stunning countryside on the Wales/Shropshire border. The area is a walker’s haven as it is close to Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, the Mortimer Trail and the Shropshire Hills, AONB. The owners have devised a number of local walks that can be achieved from the front door. Knighton, 3 miles, offers independent shops, pubs, restaurants and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. Castles in the area include Ludlow, Powys and Clun. Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh Showground, and the market towns of Newtown and Welshpool are within easy reach. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet to be kept under strict control. No smoking.

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