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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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  • Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire×

    Victoria Cottage

    Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30983
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the village of Ironbridge, this Victorian cottage is within walking distance of the world’s first iron bridge.
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    This 19th-century, terraced, Victorian holiday cottage is in the heart of Ironbridge. Restored and comfortably furnished with contemporary amenities including free wi-fi internet access. Within easy walking distance of the world’s first iron bridge and the major attractions of this unique World Heritage village, this property is a perfect base. Drinks and BBQs can be enjoyed on the private patio or pop next door for a delicious meal at the oldest pub in Ironbridge. First licensed...

  • Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Ellesmere, Shropshire×
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    Rose Barn

    Rose Barn

    Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1997
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ideal for guests who enjoy outdoor activites and in a perfect location for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales.
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    Occupying a central position in north Shropshire, Rose Barn is a semi-detached barn conversion set in well tended grounds and gardens offering a quiet and relaxing holiday home, with a paddock available for exercising dogs.The cottage is just a few miles out of Ellesmere, best known for its picturesque lakes and Shropshire Union Canal, and with a good choice of shops and bars. It is literally on the borders with neighbouring Cheshire and Wales, and with medieval Shrewsbury, Whitchurch,...

  • Longden, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Longden, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×
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    Ruths Retreat

    Ruths Retreat

    Longden, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1140
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoy stunning countryside views from this holiday lodge, which boasts its own private hot tub. Convenient location with many attractions close by.
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    With far-reaching views across the magnificent Shropshire countryside, this delightful lodge boasts its own saltwater hot tub. Conveniently located between the medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, it is ideal for guests who enjoy walking, cycling and birdwatching. Spend a day at Ludlow Racecourse, or visit castles, museums and National Trust properties including Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig. The Midland Gliding Club at Long Mynd is within easy reach, and the...

  • Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Granary

    Greete, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W4583
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles and Burford House Gardens, are nearby, medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle is a short drive.
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    Quiet country location

    This delightful first floor barn conversion with exposed beams has been converted to provide cosy accommodation within a 30 acre small holding accessed via a rough track. Surrounded by peaceful countryside this cottage is ideal for the relaxing holiday. Medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle, renowned architecture, famous restaurants and beautiful antique shops is only a short drive away. Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles, Burford House Gardens,...

  • Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
    Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire×

    Hope Park Farmhouse - Curlew

    Bentlawnt, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Stiperstones and The Long Mynd are a short drive from this delightful cottage surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
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    The two delightful cottages (ref RGA and RGB), surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and adjacent to the owner’s own property, are set high in the Shropshire Hills and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Both are spacious and extremely comfortable allowing guests to relax and enjoy this remarkably peaceful location. Wonderful walking from the garden gate and just a short drive away are The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. Historic Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge are within...

    Hope Park Farmhouse - Heron
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  • Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    The Old Rectory Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC347
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This delightful cottage is set within a wild flower meadow, surrounded by beautiful wooded countryside.
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    This delightful, self-contained, semi-detached cottage abuts The Old Rectory on the edge of the pretty village of Selattyn, near the market town of Oswestry. The discreet owners also live next door to the cottage. The area is renowned for its spectacular position on the border of England and Wales and where Shropshire meets the neighbouring counties of Cheshire and Powys. The National Trust properties of Powys Castle and Garden, Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall and Attingham Park are within...

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Camelia

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC449
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    This delightful cottage is perfect for families to enjoy the extensive ground and abundance of wildlife.
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    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area. The extensive grounds are well preserved, carefully tended and cover approximately 160 acres. Much of the grounds are free for guests to explore and the lakes on site are a haven for wildlife, and create stunning backdrops for holiday photographs. The tennis court is available for use by guests, with prior arrangement with the owners.

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    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Craven Arms,
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    The Livery

    Craven Arms,

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    Ref: 28958
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Close to the centre of Craven Arms, with Stokesay Castle, the Land of Lost Content, geocaching at Shropshire Hills Discover Centre all close by.
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    In a quiet street close to the centre of Craven Arms, this single-storey holiday cottage is ideally situated for exploring south Shropshire and bordering counties of Herefordshire and Powys. There are plenty of attractions close by including Stokesay Castle, the Land of Lost Content, geocaching at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Long Mynd and Acton Scott working farm. Nearby Ludlow and Shrewsbury offer great eateries, bars, festivals and castles. NT Attingham Park and Ironbridge...

  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29363
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Borderlands of Cheshire and North Wales are within reach, the town of Llangollen is famous for its Eisteddfod, motor museum and horse drawn canal boat rides.
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    A fantastic conversion set in Dudleston at the heart of North Shropshire.

    These two semi-detached barn conversions (29363 and 29364), adjacent to the owners’ home, are set in a quiet and peaceful location - an ideal holiday base for exploring Shropshire and the surrounding borderland counties of Cheshire and North Wales. Each property has its own hot tub and private designated patio areas. Nearby tourist attractions include the picturesque Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort...

    Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker
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  • Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Bramble Barn

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43501
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A beautiful rural location yet within 1/2-hour drive of many attractions, including Llanrhaedr Waterfalls, one of the seven wonders of Wales! A beautiful rural location yet within ½-hour drive of many attractions, including Llanrhaedr Waterfalls, one of the seven wonders of Wales!
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    A well-presented, detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, with lovely views and a private garden. This holiday property is located on the Offa’s Dyke Footpath, in a peaceful setting at the end of the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Powys borders near Treflach, the Nant Mawr Visitor Centre, Tanat Valley Light Railway and nearby lime kilns. The market towns of Welshpool and Oswestry with a healthy selection of shops bars and restaurants are nearby. Visitors...

  • Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Ford House Cottage

    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 2757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ludlow and Leominster are close by, excellent walking country, with castle, museums and gardens within easy reach.
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    Situated in the pretty village of Orleton, with its 16th-century pub, this semi-detached, 17th century holiday cottage is only a short drive from the historic towns of Ludlow and Leominster. It is of half timber and brick construction, and has been renovated and furnished to a good standard. The surrounding attractive countryside is excellent for walking and touring, two National Trust properties within 3 miles. A wealth of castles, museums and gardens within an easy drive. Village has...

  • Clee St Margaret, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Clee St Margaret, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Titchbourne Cottage

    Clee St Margaret, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 9882
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    An ’away from it all’ stone cottage on the edge of 560-acre common with walks straight from the door in an AONB with outstanding views.
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    An ’away from it all’ commoner’s stone cottage on a 200-acre farm and on the edge of a 560-acre common with walks straight from the door in an AONB with outstanding views. It has a studio in the garden and a large dog pen. Tastefully renovated with exposed oak beams and old flagstone floors, this detached holiday cottage is reached by a stone track, across moorland and within easy driving distance of Ludlow, Ironbridge Gorge, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and more....

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