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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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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27520
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    - 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...

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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
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    Ref: 27518
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    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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  • Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables

    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2049
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy cottage for a couple, complete with a wood burner, making it ideal for all year use, with walking direct from your door.
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    This pair of pretty stone barn conversions sit overlooking the well tended grounds and private lakes of the owners 40-acre estate. Coarse fishing is available free of charge for guests (licence required). They have been thoughtfully furnished and renovated to provide quality accommodation where guests can relax and unwind. Located in south Shropshire, just outside the village of Hope Bowdler, with walking direct from your door onto the hills of Hope Bowdler and Church Stretton, or...

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Barn
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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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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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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  • Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Middle Barn Cottage

    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2835
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This 19th-century barn conversion offers ground floor accommodation, wood burner and panoramic views over the countryside.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 150 year old former farm barn has been tastefully converted to provide spacious, very comfortable single storey accommodation (shown left). Adjoining the owners’ home, it enjoys superb, panoramic views over open countryside towards Ludlow’s historic parish church, 7 miles distant. Famous for its ancient castle, gourmet restaurants, antique shops and National Hunt races, Ludlow holds an annual food festival. Ironbridge...

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

    The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28611
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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,...

  • Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC376
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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...

  • 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...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30774
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    With plenty of attractions nearby, this unique shepherd hut offers a relaxing and quirky holiday base.
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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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  • Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Little House

    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43994
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A charming and cosy, single storey cottage in the quiet hamlet of Oldfield, ideal for excellent walks, right from the door.
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    A charming and cosy detached holiday cottage, on the site of the owner’s home, in the quiet hamlet of Oldfield and close to one of Shropshire’s well-loved historic towns of Bridgnorth. For a peaceful retreat for yourself and your pet, this property offers good walks from the door and a central base for exploring the county. The Severn Valley Railway is nearby with its 16 miles of heritage line, running along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. The River...

  • Walcot, Shropshire
    Walcot, Shropshire×

    Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26068
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Right on the edge of the National Cycle Route and with walks along the River Tern from the door,Telford, Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale easily reached.
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    This cosy and well appointed holiday apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and provides an excellent holiday base for exploring scenic Shropshire. Right on the edge of National Cycle Route (no. 81), and within easy driving distance of medieval Shrewsbury with its excellent bars, clubs, shops and theatre. Equal distance is Telford and district, home to the world famous Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale Museums. A walk from the door takes you along the River Tern where fishing can be...

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