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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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  • Sodylt Hall Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: QAU


    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 Snowdonia, all within easy reach. Llangollen (International Eisteddfod), just 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 2 miles (open 7 days).

    Furnished and equipped to the same exacting standard as The Lodge and immensely spacious. Outstanding views down over the River Dee to the Welsh hills beyond and to the superb gardens of the Hall, a large part of which are available to guests. Modern fitted kitchen. Dining room. Large, light sitting room with open fire. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. All bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.

    • Pet free of charge, to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Hairdryer
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared use of Hall’s grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Use of owner’s tennis court (lessons available by arrangement, at cost)
    • Small trout lake (fishing by arrangement)
    • Parking

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  • The Malt House

    Aston Munslow, Craven Arms

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E2828

    This comfortable period cottage boasts an abundance of old beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and a wealth of original features. There is a private hot tub and glorious views over the Coverdale countryside. Set within its own large garden, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. 9 miles away is Ludlow. Craven Arms and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is 6 miles away. Fishing and riding are available locally, and golf at Ludlow. Ready prepared meals and freezer food by prior arrangement. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom wtih bath, bidet and toilet. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping only).

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage. Parking. Private hot tub. No smoking in bedrooms.

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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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  • Hart Cottage

    Ellesmere

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W43468


    This beautiful, detached cottage is tucked away in a quiet location, within walking distance of the town centre, wildlife reserve and canal. Ellesmere has grown over the years into a pretty market town with medieval streets, Georgian houses and half-timbered buildings. There’s also a bundle of shops selling everything from antiques and gifts to exotic food, and a good selection of pubs, bars, takeaways and restaurants. Its position in the north of Shropshire makes it an ideal base for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire, mid and North Wales. There is a series of gentle walks in and around the town that will take you past the marina, along the canal to the mere or through the arboretum and Cremorne Gardens. Further afield you will find National Trust properties within a 40-minute drive. There is a sailing club on one of the meres, go karting and paintballing are also available near Oswestry, as is Park Hall working farm. Nearby Llangollen is home to horse drawn canal boat rides, white water sports, steam train and the National Eisteddfod. Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth are an easy drive. Shop and restaurant 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Dale Cottage

    Coalbrookdale, nr. Ironbridge

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 27517

    Situated on the edge of Coalbrookdale, just a short walk from the River Severn and the centre of Ironbridge, this attractive detached holiday home benefits from a large sitting out area. This picturesque town, once at the heart of the industrial world, is now a popular tourist destination, and guests of Dale Cottage benefit from free parking in the centre of Ironbridge. Its many museums trace the town’s rich history and the great iron bridge itself serves as a dramatic memorial to its past. Today, Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn.
    For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge, there are many local towns of interest to discover: historic Bridgnorth, a town of two halves, is connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway, Madeley is home to a selection of listed buildings, most notably Madeley Court, while medieval Much Wenlock boasts half-timbered buildings, whipping posts and stocks. Beyond the towns, the countryside invites, with kayaking, canoeing, cycling, golf and fishing all available nearby. Walkers can explore the local footpaths and hills, or discover the stunning scenery that surrounds the celebrated ’Long Mynd’ or Long Mountain. Moreover, this area offers a wealth of castles, abbeys, gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite toilet, 1 twin. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Playstation 2. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace with sitting out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Broome Farm Cottages - St. Vincent

    Broome Chatwall, nr. Church Stretton

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: RNR

    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 Shrewsbury. Ludlow and Ironbridge are also within a half hour drive. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and tiled floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with five steps, breakfast area and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with sleigh beds (for +2 children). Shower room with toilet. All bathrooms with slate surfaces. First floor rooms with sloping ceilings. Low beams throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in owner’s fenced garden

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stud Farm Barns - Clive Barn

    Goldstone, nr. Market Drayton

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W43721


    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: Living room with beams and flagstone floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with flagstone floor. 1 double bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin 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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  • Heather Cottage

    Clee Hill, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W44079

    Perfectly positioned in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, set in a quiet private lane leading to the moor, this charming detached cottage provides good quality accommodation, away from the crowds. Its proximity to Ludlow and the Herefordshire borderlands makes it an excellent base for exploring. The accommodation itself boasts two wood burners with logs and coal provided, exposed beams and stonework. All three bedrooms have their own TV and there is a private garden and sitting-out area during the summer months, to the rear of the cottage, perfect for enjoying your favourite drink from the wine cooler. This is a perfect location for walkers as footpaths lead from the garden gate, and also those wishing to visit the medieval market town of Ludlow, with its reputation for quality food and drink, with many excellent restaurants and cafes. The dominant and imposing 11th-century castle is where several festivals and other events are held each year. Shropshire certainly has a wide variety of attractions and activities to offer from English Heritage properties, National Trust houses, castles, the world famous Heritage Site at Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Secret Hills Discovery Centre and quad trekking, archery, segways and zipwires at The Edge Adventure Centre. Shops and pub within 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Wood burners in living and dining areas included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four Freeview TVs (movie package). Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (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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