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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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61 cottages are available
  • Baschurch, near Shrewsbury×

    Field House

    Baschurch, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: RK6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - Rural Location


    This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the...

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  • Stoke St Milborough, near Ludlow×

    Stoke Court Farm Barn

    Stoke St Milborough, near Ludlow

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    Ref: RX6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed


    Set on a working farm, this detached stone barn is located just 6 miles from historic Ludlow and lies on the edge...

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  • Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury×

    Cronkhill Farmhouse

    Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: RN5
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location



    Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill,...

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  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury×

    The Pitchford Estate - Stockbatch Granary

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: RJ6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb...

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  • Lower Dinchope×

    Lower Dinchope Big Barn

    Lower Dinchope

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    Ref: 12348
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This roomy and most well-equipped detached barn conversion is one of those rare holiday properties that can...

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  • Highley, near Bridgnorth×

    Ladymoor

    Highley, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: RTT8
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This large sandstone 17th-century holiday cottage stands detached on the banks of the River Severn with stunning views...

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  • Knowle Sands, near Bridgnorth×

    The Knowle

    Knowle Sands, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: RCCL
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    The Knowle is a large, Grade II listed, part-Georgian, part-Victorian house adjoining another property. Enoying...

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  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury×

    The Pitchford Estate - Windy Mundy Farm

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: RNG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb...

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  • Craven Arms×

    Halford Big Barn

    Craven Arms

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    Ref: 10359
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This superb, detached barn conversion is one of those uniquely rare properties that can accommodate the larger of...

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  • Craven Arms×

    The Coach House

    Craven Arms

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    Ref: 15812
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This spacious and comfortable detached property, part of which was an original Coach House dating from 1780, has...

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  • Acton Scott, near Church Stretton×

    The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse

    Acton Scott, near Church Stretton

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    Ref: RJJ3
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This large and finely restored period property is situated within extensive and picturesque parkland and provides...

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  • Bridgnorth×
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    Ref: RGGQ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Being at the heart of Shropshire, these beautiful holiday properties are set in the perfect location for a...

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