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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30774
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E4785
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This comfortable cottage is just 8 miles from Ludlow and under an hours drive from Shrewsbury.
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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...

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

    Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC376
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×

    Grange Farmhouse Cottage

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1508
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This rural cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and has its own private wood-fuelled hot tub.
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    Grange Farmhouse Cottage is a cosy, well-presented property which is tucked away next to the owners home, in a quiet area of Shropshire, with a lovely, large garden boasting a private wood-fuelled hot tub. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the property is located near to the old Saxon town of Wem, a small town which has a variety of shops and traditional pubs. Wem is located between medieval Shrewsbury, historic Whitchurch and Ellesmere lakes. One of the main attractions of visiting this area...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Retreat

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30775
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove
    Shepherds Retreat is the perfect getaway, situated in a breakthtaking valley gardens in an AONB, at the foot of Wrekin Hill.
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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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  • Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Angel Barn

    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29172
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    On the slopes of Clee Hill, with fabulous views and peaceful surroundings, excellent footpaths and cycle ways, Tenbury Wells and Leominster easily reached.
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    This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Angel Barn is the perfect location for guests wishing to really enjoy the magnificent Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside. Located on the slopes of Clee Hill in the heart of Shropshire, Angel Barn is a beautiful stone built, detached barn which offers guests fabulous views and peaceful surroundings. Perfectly located for guests to visit and explore...

  • Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lloyd Barns - Old Hall Barn

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGG5
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Dating back hundreds of years, this Grade II listed barn, is close to Much Wenlock, and Shrewsbury and Ludlow are easily reached.
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    A fine example of a quality, detached conversion, Ridge Barn (ref RGGL) is conveniently appointed with excellent views, and Old Hall Barn (ref RGG5) is a former barn, now Grade II listed, dating back hundreds of years. Sympathetically converted to provide high class accommodation with modern conveniences by the adjacent owners, it has a tasteful interior and a good sense of space throughout. The properties are central to the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. The...

    Lloyds Barns - Ridge Barn
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  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire×

    The Nook

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29688
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This beautiful holiday studio offers cosy accommodation for two guests. Set in stunning countryside, it is ideal for keen walkers.
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    Amidst the beautiful Shropshire countryside, just a short stroll from Tyrley locks on the Shropshire Union Canal, this cosy and comfortable studio property offers holidaymakers excellent walking from the door. Adjoining the owner’s country cottage, with shared use of its gardens and enjoying its own entrance and patio, it lies just 3 miles from the historic market town of Market Drayton which offers a fine selection of shops, inns and restaurants as well as its own micro brewery....

  • Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Little House

    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43994
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC753
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Head off on a romantic adventure for two, where you can leave your worries at the door and delve in to a haven of peace and tranquility.
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    The Roost, a detached barn conversion, occupies a quiet position in the picturesque village of Ashford Bowdler. The property has a well-tended garden and sitting out area, where guests can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. Nestled in the grounds of the owner’s home, this property is just a short drive from the medieval town of Ludlow, with its year round festivals, castle, eateries and a great selection of shops, bars and delicatessens. There are many...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Hut

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30773
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove
    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 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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  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27515
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Bridgnorth with its unique Victorian cliff railway is close by, Madeley Court and medieval Much Wenlock are a short drive.
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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 - Riverside Apartment
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    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment
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