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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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  • Shippon Cottage

    Plealey, Shrewsbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: E4299

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living room wtih French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Shared payphone.

    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.

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  • Furlongs

    Hopesay, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43524


    Tucked away in a quiet corner of Shropshire, close to the popular destinations of Clun, Craven Arms and Ludlow, this holiday property is a detached barn conversion situated on the owner’s estate and livery centre. Visitors to the area can enjoy the proximity to numerous tourist attractions, such as Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and festivals, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Working Farm, Long Mynd and its glider centre, and Cardingmill Valley. 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. Easily accessible are Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester and mid Wales. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children.

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  • The Coach House

    Llanymynech, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 28930

    This beautiful detached holiday property, with sole use of hot tub, is perfectly located for sightseeing around the counties of Shropshire, mid Wales, north Wales and Cheshire. Local attractions include many NT properties, the medieval town of Shrewsbury, conveniently placed along the River Severn, and Offas Dyke path which runs close to the property. Llangollen with its steam railway, horse drawn barges, white water rafting and motor museum is a 20-minute drive. Horse riding, paintballing and go-karting all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden. Ample parking. Hot tub. Pets welcome, to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Small stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Halford Farm - House

    Halford, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 6349

    Super walks direct from the door

    These two properties are tastefully converted from farm buildings, in a small hamlet just outside Craven Arms, where the pilgrims are thought to have rested at the round house there, on their journey between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys. Surrounded by restful country, they provide some super walks direct from the properties. The historic towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge are within an easy drive. Locally there is fishing, horse riding and golf. Clun and Offa’s Dyke close by. Nearby towns within easy reach include medieval Ludlow, Knighton and Bishops Castle. A good holiday base for touring Shropshire and the borders. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial NSH, convector heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Separate shared utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Ample parking.

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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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  • 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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  • Stud Farm Barns - Darwin Barn

    Goldstone, nr. Market Drayton

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W43720


    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: Dining room with French doors and tiled floor/2 steps down to kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Beams throughout. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom 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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  • The Granary

    Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC533


    This finely converted, semi-detached former barn is set in the grounds of a Georgian farmhouse, Hill Farm, in the quiet hamlet of Newton-on-the-Hill, a mid point between Shrewsbury, Wem and Ellesmere. The conversion has preserved, where possible, its original character and charm, yet combines well with modern conveniences to provide guests with a comfortable stay. There is a cosy wood burner for cooler nights, a lovely large patio and an enclosed garden for summertime barbecues.

    It stands proud, with spectacular undisturbed views across the lush green fields, Shropshire plains, The Wrekin, Sleap Airfield and Grinshill with a backdrop of the Welsh hills in the distance.

    Local attractions include Hawkstone Park, Ellesmere Meres, the pretty town centre of Attingham Park, medieval Shrewsbury with its great selection of bars, restaurants, shops and theatre. Bridgenorth, Ironbridge and museums, Condover Activity Centre and Ludlow are a short drive.

    The central position of the property means that although situated in Shropshire, the neighbouring counties of Mid Wales, North Wales and Cheshire are very easily accessible, making places such as Chester, Llangollen, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle and Erddig very easy to reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Ridge Barn

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • England Shelve Farmhouse

    Wentnor, Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 24555

    Magnificent views

    This detached stone farmhouse nestles on the hillside, 25 yards from the owner’s house and surrounded by farmland in this AONB with magnificent views south to the Long Mynd. It has its own access and parking. Four pubs and the village shop are within easy reach of this tranquil setting. Several other pubs are within a short car journey. The town of Bishop’s Castle is ten minutes away, with a wonderful delicatessen and several interesting cafes and pubs, two of which brew their own beer. The gastronomic centre of Ludlow with its market and castle and the fascinating Coalbrookdale museums at Ironbridge are about half an hour away as is the county town of Shrewsbury with all modern facilities including theatre, multiplex cinema and many restaurants is 20 minutes’ drive. Walking, golf, fishing, gliding, paragliding and pony trekking are amongst the numerous outdoor holiday activities the area is famous for. The Long Mynd, Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way and the Stiperstones are all nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating £40per week October-March, £30per week April-September. Electricity and towels included. Bed linen hire. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on lead at all times - sheep country). No smoking.

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