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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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  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26497
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Built around 1890, this detached cottage is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy glorious countryside near the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is nearby.
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    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very good level of accommodation for couples wishing to enjoy the delights of Shropshire, and glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders. The Severn Way, walking, cycling and touring are all on the doorstep. Golf can also be found locally. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, packed with timber-framed black and white buildings including the...

  • 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 Mews - Streatley Lodge
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  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire×

    The Nook

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29688
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This beautiful holiday studio offers cosy accommodation for two guests. Set in stunning countryside, it is ideal for keen walkers.
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    Amidst the beautiful Shropshire countryside, just a short stroll from Tyrley locks on the Shropshire Union Canal, this cosy and comfortable studio property offers holidaymakers excellent walking from the door. Adjoining the owner’s country cottage, with shared use of its gardens and enjoying its own entrance and patio, it lies just 3 miles from the historic market town of Market Drayton which offers a fine selection of shops, inns and restaurants as well as its own micro brewery....

  • 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...

  • Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Hayloft

    Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26253
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    For couples loving the outdoors, this is the ideal location, in an AONB, short drive to the Marches, Craven Arms and Ludlow are nearby.
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    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its own garden area and patio overlooking the local countryside it’s ideal for couples who love the outdoors and nature. Just a short drive to the Marches area, visitors can explore the picturesque towns of Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. In the opposite direction you have Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Local...

  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 28539
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    - 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 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 Mews - The Studio at Streatley Mews
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  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Hut

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30773
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    This shepherds hut offers unique accommodation, ideal for a couple, and is situated in beautiful valley gardens.
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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 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...

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27520
    Key Features:
    - 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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    Ironmasters House
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  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27515
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Bridgnorth with its unique Victorian cliff railway is close by, Madeley Court and medieval Much Wenlock are a short drive.
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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 - Riverside Apartment
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    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment
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  • Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    The Bothy

    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2934
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Bothy is a cosy, Grade II listed cottage for 2 with a woodburner and fishing available.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of the charming village of Clun, just a short stroll from two pubs serving excellent food and shops offering local produce. Skilfully restored in rustic style, with oak beams throughout and large inglenook fireplace in the living room. It enjoys a private patio and shared use of spacious lawned gardens leading down to the River Clun. Excellent circular walks are close by,...

  • 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 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...

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    Crabapple Peace

    Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Ref: RW9
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Crabapple Peace is a traditional stone-built cottage, with beams and inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, walking and cycling nearby.
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    Set in the heart of rural Shropshire, Crabapple Peace is a traditional stone-built cottage and is the ideal base for touring and exploring this delightful corner of England. Standing detached, the cottage has been sympathetically renovated and provides modern facilities yet has retained a feeling of an ‘olde-world’ cottage, with a multi-fuel stove within an inglenook fireplace. Conveniently, the owners’ house is located in the grounds of the property. Excellent walking...

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