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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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  • Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Broome Farm Cottages - Bequia

    Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Former carthouse, nestling in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB, breathtaking views, Much Wenclock is close by.
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    Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a former granary and Bequia, a former carthouse have been sympathetically restored and carefully furnished to preserve the character of the original buildings. Both take in the breathtaking views over the South Shropshire hills and valleys. Situated 8 miles form Much Wenlock, 7 miles from Church Stretton, also known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and 12 miles from...

    Broome Farm Cottages - St. Vincent
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  • Wentnor, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire
    Wentnor, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire×

    Upper Stanbatch Cottage

    Wentnor, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    19th century cottage at the head of a valley on the slopes of the Long Mynd, wonderful views, birdwatching and walking from the door.
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    This 19th century cottage at the head of a valley on the slopes of the Long Mynd, is accessed via a steep track. In a secluded setting it adjoins acres of NT land, within an AONB and SSSI with wonderful views and birdwatching. Walking from the door with the Shropshire Way, 500 yards away. Close by are Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton and Ironbridge. Longmynd summit (517 metres) is a 30 minute walk. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room....

  • Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Honeysuckle Cottage

    Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    On the outskirts of Minsterley with countryside views, and with walking, fishing and horse riding available locally, Shrewsbury and Ludlow a short drive.
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    Built in the 1850s, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been upgraded and is located on the outskirts of Minsterley with its own gardens and countryside views. Walking, fishing, horse riding and a number of NT properties are all available locally, and a short drive will take you into local towns such as Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, and in less than 15 miles you can cross over the border into mid Wales. Shop and pub 500 yards, pub serving food...

  • Easthope, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Easthope, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    The Summerhouse

    Easthope, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, well known by walkers, well marked cross-country routes for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.
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    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...

  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29364
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Explore the surrounding border country of Cheshire and North Wales, Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall and Hawkstone Park all close by.
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    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...

    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch
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  • Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Open Fire
    On unspoilt Border country, with Ellesmere close by, and Llangollen with the International Eisteddfod a short drive.
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    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished, and equipped to the highest standards. Both enjoy a totally rural outlook in the unspoilt Border country close to the River Dee (fly fishing available) and the Welsh hills. Visitors enjoy shared use of the Hall’s grounds, which are delightful in springtime, and there are lovely woodland walks. Ellesmere 4 miles (boating lake). Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and...

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Little Loxley

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30272
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This holiday property is located less than 2 miles away from the popular medieval market town of Shrewsbury.
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    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...

  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Garden Cottage

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 31146
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Well positioned within walking distance of Quarry Park and Shrewsbury town centre, this lovely, semi-detached holiday property has well-designed spaces inside and outside.
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    Garden Cottage is just a short walk from the town centre of Shrewsbury, which is ideal for spending the day exploring its many listed buildings and enjoying its 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...

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

    Alkington Grange - Emma’s Dairy

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30918
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A haven for outdoor enthusiasts! Situated within beautiful surroundings with many outdoor activities available nearby.
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    Dating back to the 17th century, these barn conversions are set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They have been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses. The barns share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool...

    Alkington Grange - James’s Parlour
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Felin Rhosyn

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Two miles along the tow path brings you to either the town centre, or Haughmond Hill and Abbey, Attingham Hall is a short drive.
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    Easy reach of town and countryside

    Situated 2 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury, this end of terrace house is near to both shops and restaurants, and river and canal side walks. Two miles along the tow path is Haughmond Hill and Abbey or the town centre. A short drive to Attingham Hall and Park, Mytton and Mermaid Hotel, Wroxeter Roman city and vineyard and Ironbridge Gorge. Mid Wales is a few miles’ drive and Llangollen, home of the International Musical Eisteddfod, is...

  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Clee View Cottage

    Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29393
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A great location for families who enjoy walking, cycling and exploring with many attractions nearby.
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    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....

  • Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    Havelock Cottage

    Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Limestone cottage on the outskirts of Much Wenlock, with walks from the door along Wenlock Edge.
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    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. With off road parking, the property is conveniently set along a main road, and 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...

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