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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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  • Oswestry, Shropshire
    Oswestry, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 30846
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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Boasting delightful views and wonderfully situated with many fantastic attractions nearby, a haven for walkers and birdwatchers.
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    Stunningly situated with views over the Shropshire plain and the Welsh hills, these holiday cottages (refs 30846 and 30847) have been converted from fine original stone outbuildings, which benefit from a high position giving glorious views over the surrounding countryside. They are situated close to the market town of Oswestry, and make an ideal base for walkers, artists, birdwatchers, golfers, gardeners and for all family or shared-interest groups. The accommodation has been...

    Parc Uchaf Cottages - Granary Cottage
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  • Ironbridge, ShropshireShropshire
    Ironbridge, ShropshireShropshire×

    Ironmasters House

    Ironbridge, ShropshireShropshire

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    Ref: UKC2230
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Ironbridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the property iis situated on the River Severn, ideal for exploring museums and places of historical interest.
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    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, this holiday property, 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 well as great bars and restaurants. Visit Bridgnorth, an...

    Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle
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  • Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire
    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire×

    Wrockwardine Cottages - Wrockwardine Cottage

    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC22
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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the heart of the village with a 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop, this traditional black and white cottage provides an idyllic holiday base.
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    Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, these two stunning luxury properties have been thoughtfully designed and decorated throughout. Wrockwardine Cottage has been converted from a traditional black and white cottage and The Malthouse was once a former malthouse, dating back to the 1600s and is Grade II* listed. They are positioned in the heart of Wrockwardine village with the 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop. The parish of Wrockwardine sits mid-way between Shrewsbury...

    Wrockwardine Cottages - The Malthouse
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  • Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Cottage

    Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: ROO4
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    For a truly unique experience this farm labourer’s cottage has original features, cast-iron range for cooking, and oil lamps and candles for lighting.
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    A charming retreat tucked away in the South Shropshire Hills, a rural idyll made famous by the poems of A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad.

    Henley Cottage is a 19th- century former farm labourer’s dwelling, sympathetically restored to reinstate its original condition and located in a picturesque estate landscape which has remained unchanged for two centuries.
    This humble property, which sleeps up to five, has taken many a star turn on BBC TV, including hit...

    The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Felin Rhosyn

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41604
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Two miles along the tow path brings you to either the town centre, or Haughmond Hill and Abbey, Attingham Hall is a short drive.
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    Easy reach of town and countryside

    Situated 2 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury, this end of terrace house is near to both shops and restaurants, and river and canal side walks. Two miles along the tow path is Haughmond Hill and Abbey or the town centre. A short drive to Attingham Hall and Park, Mytton and Mermaid Hotel, Wroxeter Roman city and vineyard and Ironbridge Gorge. Mid Wales is a few miles’ drive and Llangollen, home of the International Musical Eisteddfod, is...

  • Oswestry, Shropshire
    Oswestry, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 30847
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Retaining oak beams and stone features, this converted barn is ideally located from which to explore this beautiful area.
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    Stunningly situated with views over the Shropshire plain and the Welsh hills, these holiday cottages (refs 30846 and 30847) have been converted from fine original stone outbuildings, which benefit from a high position giving glorious views over the surrounding countryside. They are situated close to the market town of Oswestry, and make an ideal base for walkers, artists, birdwatchers, golfers, gardeners and for all family or shared-interest groups. The accommodation has been...

    Parc Uchaf Cottages - Stable Cottage
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  • Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    Havelock Cottage

    Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Ref: RY6
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Limestone cottage on the outskirts of Much Wenlock, with walks from the door along Wenlock Edge.
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    Set on the edge of one of Shropshire’s most quintessentially English towns, this well-presented, detached, limestone holiday cottage has been furnished to a high standard throughout. With off road parking, the property is conveniently set along a main road, and there is easy access to Much Wenlock with its variety of shops and restaurants, as well as St Millburga’s Abbey, holy wells, whipping posts and Olympian artefacts. Most of the buildings are architectural gems from...

  • Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    The Stables

    Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30776
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A Grade II listed barn conversion, situated in Maesbury Marsh, provides the ideal location for exploring the borderlands of England and Wales.
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    In the heart of Maesbury Marsh, adjacent to the village inn, a family friendly establishment and locally renowned restaurant, this semi-detached, Grade II listed barn conversion mixes traditional features with contemporary styling and facilities to create the ideal holiday home. In a superb location for exploring the delightful borderlands of England and Wales, with the historic market town of Oswestry with its fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs just 3 miles away, the...

  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29364
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Explore the surrounding border country of Cheshire and North Wales, Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall and Hawkstone Park all close by.
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    A fantastic conversion set in Dudleston at the heart of North Shropshire.

    These two semi-detached barn conversions (29363 and 29364), adjacent to the owners’ home, are set in a quiet and peaceful location - an ideal holiday base for exploring Shropshire and the surrounding borderland counties of Cheshire and North Wales. Each property has its own hot tub and private designated patio areas. Nearby tourist attractions include the picturesque Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort...

    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch
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  • Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: QAU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Open Fire
    On unspoilt Border country, with Ellesmere close by, and Llangollen with the International Eisteddfod a short drive.
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    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished, and equipped to the highest standards. Both enjoy a totally rural outlook in the unspoilt Border country close to the River Dee (fly fishing available) and the Welsh hills. Visitors enjoy shared use of the Hall’s grounds, which are delightful in springtime, and there are lovely woodland walks. Ellesmere 4 miles (boating lake). Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and...

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Garden Cottage

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 31146
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Well positioned within walking distance of Quarry Park and Shrewsbury town centre, this lovely, semi-detached holiday property has well-designed spaces inside and outside.
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    Garden Cottage is just a short walk from the town centre of Shrewsbury, which is ideal for spending the day exploring its many listed buildings and enjoying its various outdoor activities nearby. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, surrounded by glorious countryside and near to the Welsh Borders. It boasts over 600 listed buildings, including the castle, now a regimental museum, and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother...

  • Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Alkington Grange - Emma’s Dairy

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30918
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A haven for outdoor enthusiasts! Situated within beautiful surroundings with many outdoor activities available nearby.
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    Dating back to the 17th century, these barn conversions are set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They have been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses. The barns share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool...

    Alkington Grange - James’s Parlour
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