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

    Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

    10
    6
    4
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    Ref: UKC873
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful, detached barn conversion is set around a courtyard, along with...

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  • Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Bronawel

    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    11
    6
    4
    2
    Ref: UKC1492
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Located in the small hamlet of Maesbrook, on the Wales/Shropshire border, this detached property has been...

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  • Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Grove Sprightly Barn

    Craven Arms, Shropshire

    12
    6
    3
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    Ref: 13951
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Superb area for touring and walking

    Charmingly named after a famous local pony, this detached, comfortable...

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  • Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×

    Drury Lane Barn

    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

    12
    6
    4
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    Ref: RKK3
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its...

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  • Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Garth Ucha

    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    13
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    Ref: W43464
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A surprise awaits you at Garth Ucha; part of a medieval cruck-beam hall with a Victorian extension, lie at the heart...

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  • Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Cronkhill Farmhouse

    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: RN5
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire



    Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill,...

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  • Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Field House

    Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: RK6
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly


    This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the...

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  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    14
    7
    6
    3
    Ref: RJ6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb...

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  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Dinney Farm - Kingfisher Cottage

    Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    14
    6
    6
    2
    Ref: RNN3
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Being at the heart of Shropshire, these beautiful holiday properties are set in the perfect location for a...

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  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Ladymoor

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    15
    6
    4
    3
    Ref: RTT8
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This large sandstone 17th-century holiday cottage stands detached on the banks of the River Severn with stunning views...

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  • Lower Dinchope, Shropshire
    Lower Dinchope, Shropshire×

    Lower Dinchope Big Barn

    Lower Dinchope, Shropshire

    15
    7
    4
    0
    Ref: 12348
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This roomy and most well-equipped detached barn conversion is one of those rare holiday properties that can...

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  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    The Pitchford Estate - Windy Mundy Farm

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    16
    8
    6
    3
    Ref: RNG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb...

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