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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
  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth×

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: 26070
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    These two well appointed, semi-detached bungalows (refs 26069 and 26070), lie in the hamlet of Middleton Scriven on...

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  • Clunton×
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    Ref: RCHT73
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This detached granary, set in a wonderfully tranquil and unspoilt English village, has been converted into two...

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  • Myddle, near Shrewsbury×

    Red Lion Lodge

    Myddle, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: W43584
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Located in the small village of Myddle in north Shropshire, this detached, lodge house is presented to a very...

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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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  • 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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  • Clee Stanton, near Ludlow×

    The Old Chapel

    Clee Stanton, near Ludlow

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    Ref: RN6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Situated down a quiet lane, this former old chapel has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners to...

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  • Ludlow×

    Cow Shed

    Ludlow

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

    Nestling at the bottom of Clee Hill in the rural hamlet of Bitterley, the Cow Shed is a detached, single-storey...

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  • Nr. Bishops Castle×

    The Larches

    Nr. Bishops Castle

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    Ref: E4651
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    With solar panels and wood pellet stove, this log cabin offers eco-friendly and cosy accommodation in a...

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  • Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells×

    The Oast House

    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells

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    Ref: 9383
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Beams, original oak studding, a panelled ‘oast house’ ceiling and lovely views make this exceptional...

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  • Bromlow, near Minsterley×

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley

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    Ref: W44273
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    A stand alone lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, overlooking the magnificent Shropshire and Powys...

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  • Nantmawr, near Oswestry×

    Bramble Barn

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry

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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    A well-presented, detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, with lovely views and a...

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  • Tetchill, near Ellesmere×

    Canal View

    Tetchill, near Ellesmere

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    Ref: UKC404
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This perfectly positioned, single-storey barn conversion is set on the banks of the Llangollen Canal and boasts its...

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