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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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131 cottages are available
  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: UKC769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    These two award winning, period, historic properties have been given the highest luxury ranking by Shropshire Tourism...

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  • Clun, near Craven Arms×

    Bicton Cottage

    Clun, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: 30447
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    In the quiet hamlet of Bicton, nearby to Clun this lovely detached, rural holiday cottage offers homely...

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  • Brynmawr, near Clun×

    Buckshead Eco Cottage

    Brynmawr, near Clun

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    Ref: 30591
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed


    Buckshead Eco Cottage offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views and unwind or, for the...

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  • Ironbridge×

    Riverbank Cottage

    Ironbridge

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    Ref: UKC166
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    As the name suggests, Riverbank Cottage is tucked away on the banks of the River Severn, enjoying impressive views...

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  • Nantmawr, near Oswestry×

    Crabapple Cottage

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 28394
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    A detached barn conversion within the owners’ grounds, in an elevated position overlooking the Tanat Valley and...

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  • Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury×

    Allens Cottage

    Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: W43422
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    This well-positioned, detached holiday cottage is located in the Montford Bridge area of Shrewsbury. Adjacent to...

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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Gatehouse

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: UKC770
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    These two award winning, period, historic properties have been given the highest luxury ranking by Shropshire Tourism...

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  • Knockin, near Oswestry×

    The Old Forge

    Knockin, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 25686
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This beautiful detached holiday barn has been restored from a former cow shed and pig sty. Situated in the garden of...

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  • Craven Arms×

    The Livery

    Craven Arms

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    Ref: 28958
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    In a quiet street close to the centre of Craven Arms, this single-storey holiday cottage is ideally situated for...

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  • Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere×

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere

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    Ref: QAG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed


    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished,...

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  • Farlow, near Kidderminster×

    Little Duckling Cottage

    Farlow, near Kidderminster

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    Ref: W43685
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This detached holiday cottage is located in a peaceful location. The owners live on-site and take care of hens,...

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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury×

    Netley Hall - Jasmine

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: UKC452
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area....

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