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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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  • Morton Grange Coach House

    Ellesmere

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: E5557

    This contemporary coach house conversion, with spacious rooms, lots of character and an enclosed garden boasting its own blissful hot tub. Nestling peacefully besides the owners’ home and it is just a short stroll from the centre of the delightful borderlands town of Ellesmere, located in the heart of the Shropshire lake district, with its fine selection of eateries, shops, beautiful freshwater meres canal and one of the oldest real ale pubs in Shropshire. This property makes a perfect location for a family holiday or short break whatever the season. The area offers a myriad of activities including beautiful country walks, fishing, golf, sailing and kayaking on the River Dee in Llangollen, which is also home to a steam railway and horse-drawn narrow boat rides. Chester and Shrewsbury are both easily accessible, as are Chirk and Powis Castle (NT). Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with dining area. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. 24hr laundry service. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Furlongs

    Hopesay, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43524


    Tucked away in a quiet corner of Shropshire, close to the popular destinations of Clun, Craven Arms and Ludlow, this holiday property is a detached barn conversion situated on the owner’s estate and livery centre. Visitors to the area can enjoy the proximity to numerous tourist attractions, such as Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and festivals, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Working Farm, Long Mynd and its glider centre, and Cardingmill Valley. Shropshire is host to some delightful small towns, such as Church Stretton and Much Wenlock, both with a good variety of individual shops and pubs. Easily accessible are Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester and mid Wales. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children.

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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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  • Stud Farm Barns - Darwin Barn

    Goldstone, nr. Market Drayton

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W43720


    Set in 12 acres of unspoilt farmland, Stud Farm Barns offer comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation, in the heart of rural Shropshire. Dating back to the early 1900s, these charming barns (refs W43720 and W43721) have been lovingly converted into two beautiful holiday homes, which offer the modern comforts one needs, whilst at the same time retaining charm and period features. In keeping with their heritage, the barns are named after two of Shropshire’s most well-known descendants, Charles Darwin and Clive of India. With comfortable bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens and spacious living rooms, the barns are ideal for families and couples wanting a relaxing break in one of England’s prettiest counties. Guests are welcome to explore the owner’s grounds, complete with seating areas, BBQ and two freshwater lakes. Coarse fishing is available free of charge, although guests must bring their own tackle and bait.
    Located in the peaceful hamlet of Goldstone, which is just 4 miles from Market Drayton, the barns are well located for exploring Shropshire, as well as Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Wales. For walkers and cyclists, there are lots of pleasant walks along the Shropshire Union Canal, which is just a short walk away from the properties, you can also follow the canal directly to Market Drayton. Other popular walking spots in the area include The Wrekin and Long Mynd.
    Whilst it is renowned for being one of England’s quietest counties, Shropshire still offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from castles and museums to gardens, outdoor pursuits, family attractions and historic sites. Places of interest within easy driving distance include The Potteries at Stoke-on-Trent, 20 miles, medieval Shrewsbury, 20 miles, Ironbridge, 24 miles and Hawkstone Follies, 10 miles. If you want to venture out further afield, why not visit Cannock Chase, 32 miles, Chester, 35 miles, Ludlow, 50 miles or Llangollen, 52 miles? There are several National Trust properties within easy reach including Sunnycroft, Attingham Park, Shugborough and Little Moreton Hall.
    Families will enjoy Chester Zoo and Blue Planet Aquarium, which are both within an hour’s drive. For thrillseekers, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor are also just an hour’s drive away. Should you require any further inspiration, the owner has provided a good selection of maps and books to help plan your stay. There are several golf courses within 5 miles. With so much to see and do in the area you will definitely need more than one stay, and at the end of each action packed day, the barns provide the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the sun go down. Shop 4 miles, pub 750 yards and restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Dining room with French doors and tiled floor/2 steps down to kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Beams throughout. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Both properties: Biomass central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Four Freeview TVs (one 42" Smart TV). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared 12-acre natural grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Fishing available on-site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: Two unfenced lakes in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • One Piccadilly

    Trefonen, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: RCCN

    A beautiful, detached holiday property in an elevated setting overlooking the countryside, occupying a quiet position within the peaceful village of Trefonen. This stone-built cottage, featuring a welcoming wood-burning stove and an enclosed garden, provides ideal accommodation for families. The village is on the Offa’s Dyke trail and is a mere 3 miles from the market town of Oswestry. Mid and North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire are easily accessible. Horse riding and golf can be found locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Spacious kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for up to 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Hop Cottage

    Burford, nr. Tenbury Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 19363

    Hop Cottage is a converted barn, finished to a very good standard, in a quiet holiday location, also bordering Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Within 1 mile of the beautiful market town of Tenbury Wells, with its famous round market and spa rooms. Within 10 minutes’ from Leominster. Berrington Hall, a National Trust property is also within 10 minutes’ drive, and Burford House and Gardens is 5 minutes walk. Plenty of countryside walks, local swimming pool, tennis courts and several good golf courses. Shops 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Beams throughout. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Gas and electric Range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Payphone. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Sandbank

    Obley, nr. Clun

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 93

    The steep, wooded hill country to the west of Clun is some of the most beautiful in Shropshire. This characterful, detached holiday cottage is in a lovely quiet position at the top of a hill overlooking the hamlet of Obley. It has over an acre of land including a good sized garden and a steep area of woodland. There is a roomy beamed living room with a large open fire and pretty bedrooms. It is a peaceful and tranquil location. Shop and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet. 2 single folding beds available.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Video. DVDs. Microwave. Washing machine. Payphone. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • The Old Dairy

    Craven Arms, Ludlow

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E4670

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    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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  • Shippon Cottage

    Plealey, Shrewsbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: E4299

    Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses lying just 6 miles from the interesting shops, inns, restaurants and cultural life found in the handsome medieval town of Shrewsbury. Fishing 0.5 miles away and excellent golf course at Arscott 0.5 miles.
    The beautiful Shropshire landscape promises delight for bird watchers and walkers alike – Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is easily accessible, with many circular walks taking in hill forts and castles on the way, whilst buzzards and skylarks soar above. Caer Caradoc and the Devils Chair on the Stiperstones possess a wild beauty and the conservation area of Long Mynd offers a wonderful day out. Spanning the River Severn, Ironbridge and its fascinating museums are among a wealth of attractions discovered within a short drive as is Ludlow, a famous paradise for ‘foodies’, with its superb annual festival, racecourse, impressive castle, fine shops and delightful old inns. Fishing nearby (licences available at local post office). Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room wtih French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Shared payphone.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Patio/terrace. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table, 3/4 snooker table, table football and air hockey table. Toddler’s area. No smoking.

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  • Yeomans Cottage

    Kempton, nr. Bishops Castle

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W43523


    Tucked away in the sleepy hamlet of Kempton in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Natural Beauty and close to Clun, Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow, this beautiful, detached holiday cottage is full of charm, character and original features. Enjoying its own private garden with established flower beds and a selection of outdoor games and board games, this 17th century thatched cottage is a perfect getaway, but still close to numerous tourist attractions including Ludlow Castle, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Working Farm, Ludlow Racecourse and numerous National Trust land and properties including Carding Mill Valley. Perfect for walkers, with the Shropshire Way passing through the village, and within easy reach of the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Stiperstones and Offa’s Dyke path. Shropshire is host to some delightful small towns such as Church Stretton and Much Wenlock, both with a good variety of individual shops and pubs. Bridgenorth, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester and mid Wales are easily accessible. Shop 2 3/4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 1/4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room with beams. Step to kitchen. Step and low door to bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. Steep, narrow, semi-spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 twin, both with beams and sloping ceilings. Second steep, narrow staircase to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams, sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Ceramic hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and sitting-out area. Summerhouse. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Piglets Place

    Plealey, Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E4300

    Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses lying just 6 miles from the interesting shops, inns, restaurants and cultural life found in the handsome medieval town of Shrewsbury. Fishing 0.5 miles away and excellent golf course at Arscott 0.5 miles.
    The beautiful Shropshire landscape promises delight for bird watchers and walkers alike – Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is easily accessible, with many circular walks taking in hill forts and castles on the way, whilst buzzards and skylarks soar above. Caer Caradoc and the Devils Chair on the Stiperstones possess a wild beauty and the conservation area of Long Mynd offers a wonderful day out. Spanning the River Severn, Ironbridge and its fascinating museums are among a wealth of attractions discovered within a short drive as is Ludlow, a famous paradise for ‘foodies’, with its superb annual festival, racecourse, impressive castle, fine shops and delightful old inns. Fishing nearby (licences available at local post office). Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with day bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Patio/terrace. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table, 3/4 snooker table, table football and air hockey table. Toddler’s area. No smoking.

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  • Shrewsbury Cottage

    Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: W43635

    Shrewsbury Cottage is a lovely semi-detached holiday property, one mile southwest of the pretty medieval town of Shrewsbury. It is a real ’home away from home’, with all you need to make your stay memorable. Although on an historic bus route into town, the property has off road parking for 2 cars, along with a private walled courtyard with patio area. The location is excellent for exploring all that Shropshire has on offer. The fabulous Stretton Hills, Ironbridge, home of the industrial revolution, and Telford are all but a 15-20-minute drive. Shrewsbury town centre is a couple of minutes by car or a pleasant half-hour walk. Nestled in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is the home of the annual flower show, which always packs the town and is a marvellous 2-day event. It is also home to the annual 4-day folk festival, held over the August bank holiday. The Quarry Park plays host to the many popular events and concerts, and the theatre has great acts throughout the year. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Sun room with dining area and bi-fold doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite toilet, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Cable TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Private, walled courtyard with patio area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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