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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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    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...

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  • Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire
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    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...

  • Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
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    Crabapple Peace

    Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    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...

  • Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Converted nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church with original font and pulpit. Country lanes ideal for cycling and walking close by.
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    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,...

  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, Shropshire×
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    In the heart of rural Shropshire, Ironbridge has craft shops and museums, Madeley just 1 mile, home to the grand Madeley Court.
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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 - Baker’s Cottage
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle
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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Lodge

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    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...

    White Cottage
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  • 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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    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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  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Holiday Cottage

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W8946
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Local walks, cycle trails and horse riding close by, with Clee and Caradoc Hills within easy reach, Wroxeter Roman city and Ironbridge Gorge within easy reach.
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    Perfect touring location

    This cosy, detached, studio bungalow, more suited for a couple, stands in the grounds of a large house. It is a perfect location for exploring some of England’s most beautiful countryside. There are local walks, cycle trails, horse riding, golf and fishing close by and the famous Clee, Caradoc and Long Mynd Hills, known as Little Switzerland, are within easy reach. Enjoy famous Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with medieval castles, excellent...

  • 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...

  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Hut

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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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 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...

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  • Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton, Shropshire
    Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton, Shropshire×

    The Garden Lodge

    Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27285
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Amongst stunning countryside in the Teme Valley, a haven for walkers with Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, Mortimer Trail and the Shropshire Hills.
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    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...

  • Hyssington, Shropshire
    Hyssington, Shropshire×

    Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington, Shropshire

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    - Luxury Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Great for walkers with Long Mynd and glider centre is close by, as are Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow.
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    Pultheley Farm nestles in delightful countryside with views over the rolling hills of Shropshire. This beautiful detached holiday property has been lavishly furnished throughout and is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home with its own lake, both of which are as well tended as the unit. Great position for walkers and wildlife lovers as well as visitors to the Long Mynd with its glider centre, and those wishing to discover the border towns of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and...

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