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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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  • Clee Hill, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Clee Hill, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Heather Cottage

    Clee Hill, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W44079
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming, detached cottage is situated on a quiet country lane, close to the famous Shropshire Way and the medieval market town of Ludlow.
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    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...

  • Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Dale Cottage

    Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27517
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Just a short walk from the River Severn and the centre of Ironbridge, with museums and craft shops, Much Wenlock is nearby.
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    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...

  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Friary Cottage

    Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W44258
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy all the delights of historic Ludlow, with its many restaurants and food fairs, this lively town is perfect any time of year.
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    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...

  • Kempton, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire
    Kempton, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire×

    Yeomans Cottage

    Kempton, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire

    6
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    Ref: W43523
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This beautiful thatched cottage with a large garden and cosy open fire is close to delightful towns and wonderful tourist attractions.
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    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...

  • Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lloyds Barns - Ridge Barn

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGGL
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Well positioned for exploring Shropshire, mid Wales and Herefordshire, this renovated barn is set in a quiet hamlet.
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    A fine example of a quality, detached conversion, Ridge Barn (ref RGGL) is conveniently appointed with excellent views, and Old Hall Barn (ref RGG5) is a former barn, now Grade II listed, dating back hundreds of years. Sympathetically converted to provide high class accommodation with modern conveniences by the adjacent owners, it has a tasteful interior and a good sense of space throughout. The properties are central to the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. The...

  • Plealey, Shrewsbury,
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    Piglets Place

    Plealey, Shrewsbury,

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    Ref: E4300
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Piglets Place has a countryside setting with Ironbridge and Ludlow a short drive away.
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    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...

    The Olde Granary
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    Shippon Cottage
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    3
  • Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    The Granary

    Newton-on-the-Hill, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    7
    4
    3
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    Ref: UKC533
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    This is an ideal base for a family holiday to discover Shropshire with Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgwater and the Shropshire Hills worth a visit.
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    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...

  • Welshampton, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Welshampton, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Bougheys Barn

    Welshampton, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

    8
    4
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    Ref: UKC526
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Nestled in the picturesque village of Welshampton this beautifully presented holiday cottage is great for relaxing on an evening with family in your own private hot tub.
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    Located in the owner’s grounds, Bougheys Barn is perfectly placed in the picturesque village of Welshampton, on the outskirts of Ellesmere, a traditional market town set in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside. This spacious detached barn conversion has been lovingly converted to provide high levels of quality furnishings and fittings throughout, as well as having its own private well-tended garden area, this units boast an amazing hot tub with year round use.
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  • Corfton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Corfton, Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Corfton View

    Corfton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

    8
    4
    4
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    Ref: RFF8
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Beautiful half timbered house overlooking the Shropshire countryside, Blists Hill and Acton Scott Working Farm Museum are within easy reach.
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    This is a beautiful example of a half timbered house with open aspect to the rear, overlooking the Shropshire countryside and the spot where Corfton Castle used to stand. The good-sized kitchen area has French windows at the far end of the dining area that go directly out onto a large slabbed patio area, and all bedrooms have their own bathroom. Situated on the Craven Arms to Bridgenorth road, the area is an excellent base from which to enjoy the wonders of Shropshire.
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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Ellinor House

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, Shropshire

    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: 25388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Cleobury Mortimer is an ideal base from which to explore, Clee Hill with outstanding views is a must for walkers, and Ludlow and its castle are nearby.
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    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...

  • Plealey, Shrewsbury,
    Plealey, Shrewsbury, ×

    The Olde Granary

    Plealey, Shrewsbury,

    9
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: E4298
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This converted barn has fishing and golf closeby, use of a shared games room onsite.
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    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...

    Piglets Place
    6
    3
    3
    Shippon Cottage
    6
    3
    3
  • Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Alkington Barns - Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington Barns - 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
    This superb detached barn offers spacious living accommodation and entertainment space, ideal for larger families or groups of friends.
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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 share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football with other barns on site, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each barn and booking slots are available throughout the day, booked on your arrival. The swimming pool is open all year...

    William’s Hayloft
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    3
    3
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