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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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  • 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 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. Hot tub. No smoking in bedrooms.

  • Morton Grange Coach House

    Ellesmere

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: E5557

    This contemporary coach house conversion, with spacious rooms, lots of character and an enclosed garden boasting its own blissful hot tub. Nestling peacefully besides the owners’ home and it is just a short stroll from the centre of the delightful borderlands town of Ellesmere, located in the heart of the Shropshire lake district, with its fine selection of eateries, shops, beautiful freshwater meres canal and one of the oldest real ale pubs in Shropshire. This property makes a perfect location for a family holiday or short break whatever the season. The area offers a myriad of activities including beautiful country walks, fishing, golf, sailing and kayaking on the River Dee in Llangollen, which is also home to a steam railway and horse-drawn narrow boat rides. Chester and Shrewsbury are both easily accessible, as are Chirk and Powis Castle (NT). Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with dining area. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub. No smoking.

  • Shepherds Rest 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Ridge Barn

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: RGGL

    A fine example of a quality, detached conversion, Ridge Barn is conveniently appointed with excellent views and is central to the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. The small hamlet of Kenley promotes peace and tranquillity, and can be enjoyed by relaxing in the private walled garden areas. Much Wenlock is a quintessentially English town, where traditional independent shops and tea rooms rule; it is known as the birthplace of the modern Olympics and the magnificent Wenlock Edge escarpment. Shrewsbury town offers attractions and historic buildings, with its theatre, trendy bars and high street shops. Bridgnorth is a town split in two, with high town and low town linked by Britain’s steepest funicular railway - you will also find Rays Farm, the Severn Valley Railway and Daniels Mill. Shropshire’s other nearby areas of interest include Ironbridge and Ludlow, and for those wishing to venture across the borderlands, mid Wales and Herefordshire are easily accessible. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Sitting/TV room. Kitchen. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin) and additional day bed (for +1). Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full underfloor heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Shrewsbury Cottage

    Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: W43635

    Shrewsbury Cottage is a lovely semi-detached holiday property, one mile southwest of the pretty medieval town of Shrewsbury. It is a real ’home away from home’, with all you need to make your stay memorable. Although on an historic bus route into town, the property has off road parking for 2 cars, along with a private walled courtyard with patio area. The location is excellent for exploring all that Shropshire has on offer. The fabulous Stretton Hills, Ironbridge, home of the industrial revolution, and Telford are all but a 15-20-minute drive. Shrewsbury town centre is a couple of minutes by car or a pleasant half-hour walk. Nestled in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is the home of the annual flower show, which always packs the town and is a marvellous 2-day event. It is also home to the annual 4-day folk festival, held over the August bank holiday. The Quarry Park plays host to the many popular events and concerts, and the theatre has great acts throughout the year. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Sun room with dining area and bi-fold doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite toilet, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Cable TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Private, walled courtyard with patio area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Piglets Place

    Plealey, Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E4300

    Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses lying just 6 miles from the interesting shops, inns, restaurants and cultural life found in the handsome medieval town of Shrewsbury. Fishing 0.5 miles away and excellent golf course at Arscott 0.5 miles.
    The beautiful Shropshire landscape promises delight for bird watchers and walkers alike – Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is easily accessible, with many circular walks taking in hill forts and castles on the way, whilst buzzards and skylarks soar above. Caer Caradoc and the Devils Chair on the Stiperstones possess a wild beauty and the conservation area of Long Mynd offers a wonderful day out. Spanning the River Severn, Ironbridge and its fascinating museums are among a wealth of attractions discovered within a short drive as is Ludlow, a famous paradise for ‘foodies’, with its superb annual festival, racecourse, impressive castle, fine shops and delightful old inns. Fishing nearby (licences available at local post office). Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with day bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Patio/terrace. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table, 3/4 snooker table, table football and air hockey table. Toddler’s area. No smoking.

  • Ellinor House

    Cleobury Mortimer, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: 25388

    This terraced holiday property is one of the few remaining Georgian town houses situated in the market town of Cleobury Mortimer and provides an ideal base from which the explore the three counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. All local amenities including pubs, restaurants, takeaways and many individual shops such as grocers and butchers are on the doorstep. The property also has a small cottage garden to the rear where you can enjoy the peace and quiet away from the bustle of the town. Centrally located on the A4117 between Kidderminster and Ludlow. A visit to Ludlow with its castle and tudor historic centre is a must while sampling some of the renowned culinary delights. Visit Bewdley with the Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park. For keen walkers a visit to nearby Clee Hill with its outstanding views from the top is a must, or perhaps venture slightly further afield over the border into Wales to take the challenge of Offa’s Dyke Path or Glyndw’rs Way. For a more leisurely drive and stroll why not visit the many pretty black and white villages which include Eardisland and Pembridge, both within easy reach. The cities of Hereford and Worcester provide an interesting day out with many National Trust properties and gardens along the way. The market town of Tenbury Wells with its individual shops, cafes and restaurants provides a welcome break for longer journeys. Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburners in living and dining room (no fuel provided). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

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