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Find cottages in 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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  • Little Loxley

    Shrewsbury

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30272


    Less than 2 miles from the town centre, and a pleasant walk through the quiet, well-maintained residential area, this well-positioned semi-detached holiday property is ideal for those wishing to explore Shrewsbury - one of England’s finest medieval market towns. All areas of Shropshire are easily accessible, such as Ironbridge, Bridgenorth, Much Wenlock and Ludlow, plus the Welsh border towns. Visitors can enjoy the popular town centre of Shrewsbury, with narrow cobbled streets and timber framed buildings, castle, Severn River trips, world-famous abbey and Attingham Park (NT). There are many amenities within the local area, including a supermarket, dry cleaners, florist, chemist, vets and a holistic centre, all less than ¼ mile away. Pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with single day bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker

    Dudleston, nr. Ellesmere

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29364

    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 Oswestry, Park Hall working farm and Hawkstone Park. Go go-karting, paintballing and canoeing on the Shropshire canal, or visit historic Shrewsbury, with the River Severn flowing through. Across the border is North Wales, where guests will find Chirk Castle and Erddig (NT). The popular town of Llangollen is famous for its Eisteddfod motor museum, horse drawn barges and canal boat rides, plus the steam railway and white water rafting. In Cheshire, visit Chester Zoo, Bangor-on-Dee and Chester race courses. Also Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales is close to Oswestry. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • The Summerhouse

    Easthope, nr. Much Wenlock

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27181

    This detached holiday property that stands alone in large gardens - there is a fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, an area of Shropshire that is well known by walkers. The Wenlock Edge links Much Wenlock with Church Stretton, the only market town in this AONB. You’ll find many attractions around these areas where the surrounding villages form an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike, in all seasons. Cross-country routes are well marked for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, one with additional fold-up single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • The Stables

    Maesbury Marsh, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30776

    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 location offers a myriad of family attractions and opportunities for outdoor pursuits close by. Canadian canoes can be hired on the nearby Montgomery Canal and horse drawn boat rides can also be enjoyed. Wonderful walking, golf and fishing are all available nearby. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with low beam. 1 twin with additional single and low beam. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Fiddler’s Green

    Bucknell

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 26662

    This comfortable, single storey holiday cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt village and has its own large, south-facing garden. To take advantage of this aspect, solar panels have been installed to reduce the cottage’s dependence on oil. Originally built for a sea captain returning home from the war, the cottage offers visitors wonderful walking from the doorstep. Bucknell offers village shops, an inn and a stream with ducks within walking distance, as well as, surprisingly, a stop on the Heart of Wales Railway Line. Knighton, on Offa’s Dyke, 5 miles, medieval Ludlow, with its castle and town square, is 12 miles. Cycle hire locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 4ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Terrace and furniture. Parking.

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  • The Willows

    Craven Arms, Ludlow

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E4671

    With the stunningly beautiful Shropshire Hills rising up behind, these converted and very comfortable traditional barns provide the perfect rural retreat within easy reach of a host of attractions. Set on the owners’ smallholding on the ancient Roman road of Watling Street, and with wonderful walking on the Shropshire Way footpath on the doorstep, they sit 1 mile from the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and 3 miles from Stokesay Castle – there is even a play barn only 100 yards away. Cycle hire is available locally and the National Trust’s 5,000 glorious acres of Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley are a short drive. Craven Arms, 1 mile offers shops, pubs and a railway station.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Sauna room with sofa bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Sauna.

    Note: A 10% reduction applies if both properties are booked together.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with terrace and furniture. Shared 1 acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Private hot tub. Wine, chocolates and flowers on arrival. No smoking.

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  • Parc Uchaf Cottages - Granary Cottage

    Oswestry

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30847

    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 sympathetically restored retaining original oak beams and stone features. Parc Uchaf is 35 minutes’ away from the historic Roman city of Chester, with its excellent shopping and tourist sites, and 30 minutes’ away from the medieval county town of Shrewsbury. Both places are easily accessible by road or by train, the local station of Gobowen is 3 miles away. Offa’s Dyke, the famous Welsh border path that runs for over 180 miles from the North Wales coast to Chepstow in South Wales, is nearby. There is spectacular walking in the Berwyn hills, around Lake Vernwy and the Clun Valley in south Shropshire. Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig House are National Trust properties and can be reached within 30 minutes. Ironbridge Gorge, a deep gorge formed by the River Severn, is approximately 1½ hours away. Park Hall Farm museum, Llangollen Steam Railway and Museum and the Shropshire Union Canal are all within 30 minutes drive. Excellent trout fishing is available nearby (by arrangement). There are many golf courses within a 20-minute drive. The area is also a birdwatchers paradise, woodpeckers, red kites, nuthatches, buzzards, little grebes and many more can be seen in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Level access to first floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Mytton Oak

    Shrewsbury

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31146


    Spend the day exploring Shrewsbury and its many listed buildings, or enjoy one of the 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 Cadfael. Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury, and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre, offering gentle riverside walks, or you can enjoy a trip on the pleasure boat Sabrina. Next to the river, you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. All areas of Shropshire are easily accessible, including Ironbridge, Bridgenort, Much Wenlock, Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley. There are NT properties within an hour’s drive, the nearest being Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Activities in and around Shropshire include quad trekking, paintballing, mountain boarding, gliding, clay pigeon shooting and a wide variety of walks. Shop 50 yards, pub 1/3 mile and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and bi-fold doors. Second living room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (6ft), one with wooden floor, 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor central heating downstairs), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four Freeview HD TVs. Digital home cinema. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Slate sitting-out area and furniture. Fire basket. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Havelock Cottage

    Much Wenlock

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: RY6

    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. Set along a main road, 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 the medieval, Georgian and Victorian eras. Walks from the door lead along the magnificent Wenlock Edge escarpment, and easy drives to Church Stretton (with gliding centre), Cardingmill Valley, Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury. Shops 500 yards, pub within a mile.

    Living room with electric ‘wood burner’. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘woodburner’ included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Clee View Cottage

    Ludlow

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29393


    A former Victorian quarryman’s cottage, Clee View Cottage is set in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty in the rural village of Bedlam, and enjoys fabulous views over Shropshire towards the Welsh Marches. This renovated cottage offers cosy and tasteful accommodation over three floors, including quarry-tiled floors, comfy rocking chairs, and two woodburning stoves. Situated half way up Titterstone Clee Hill, guests can walk directly from the cottage onto the Shropshire Way. The surrounding countryside offers magnificent walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching. Medieval Ludlow, just 6 miles away, was once a seat of government in Tudor England and it has retained its character, with its Norman castle and church, medieval streets, listed buildings, as well as excellent restaurants, tea rooms, market and shops, with glimpses of the countryside at the very end of the street. Ludlow has become very well known to food lovers too, and has gained a reputation for being a sought after place in which to eat, with many quality restaurants and bistros in the town. Also famous for The Ludlow Food and Drink Festival held each year in September, guests will be able to visit and sample top quality local produce and Michelin starred cuisine. The cottage is within easy reach of Church Stretton at the foot of the Long Mynd, Shrewsbury, Leominster, the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle and the Roman city of Wroxeter. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Steep steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. TV (for DVD use only). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 14 steps to garden (no handrail). Slopes in garden.

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  • Shepherds Rest Cottage

    Clee Hill, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W44079

    Perfectly positioned in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, set in a quiet private lane leading to the moor, this charming detached cottage provides good quality accommodation, away from the crowds. Its proximity to Ludlow and the Herefordshire borderlands makes it an excellent base for exploring. The accommodation itself boasts two wood burners with logs and coal provided, exposed beams and stonework. All three bedrooms have their own TV and there is a private garden and sitting-out area during the summer months, to the rear of the cottage, perfect for enjoying your favourite drink from the wine cooler. This is a perfect location for walkers as footpaths lead from the garden gate, and also those wishing to visit the medieval market town of Ludlow, with its reputation for quality food and drink, with many excellent restaurants and cafes. The dominant and imposing 11th-century castle is where several festivals and other events are held each year. Shropshire certainly has a wide variety of attractions and activities to offer from English Heritage properties, National Trust houses, castles, the world famous Heritage Site at Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Secret Hills Discovery Centre and quad trekking, archery, segways and zipwires at The Edge Adventure Centre. Shops and pub within 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Wood burners in living and dining areas included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four Freeview TVs (movie package). Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Friary Cottage

    Ludlow

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44258


    Friary Cottage is a Grade II Listed, detached and renovated town cottage. Well-positioned and beautifully presented with some antique furniture, it boasts original, quirky features and is only a 5-minute walk from the centre of the town and a 3-minute walk from Ludlow’s train station. A cosy woodburner and gas fired Aga are amongst the treasures of the house. Guests can also enjoy a private enclosed rear garden, a separate, small walled courtyard, and it is located on one of the most prominent streets of this charming medieval town. Ludlow is overshadowed by its own majestic castle, as it was once, like York, a seat of Government in Tudor and Stuart England. Now hosting the famous food festivals and events throughout the year, there is always a lively atmosphere here. It has a reputation for fine foods, award-winning restaurants, speciality and antique shops and even a racecourse. An excellent base to explore the unrivalled countryside for picnicking and walking or nearby towns such as Bridgnorth and Bewdley (Severn Valley Railway), Ironbridge, Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Tenbury Wells and Leominster. The cathedral city of Hereford with its chained library and Mappa Mundi are all within a short drive, as are historic houses such as Witley Court, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Stokesay Castle and Powis Castle on the Welsh borders. Acton Scott, an historic working farm and the Secret Hills Discovery Centre are all just a few of the nearby attractions, so you will never be short of something to see. Supermarkets 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with oak floor. Second living room with beams and oak floor. Kitchen/dining room with beams. Sun room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), both with beams, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and beams (also accessed from hall), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV/DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Gas Aga (October-May). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with furniture. Enclosed courtyard with furniture. Gas barbecue. Car park 300 yards (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps to garden.

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