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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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  • Little Duckling Cottage

    Farlow, nr. Kidderminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43685

    This detached holiday cottage is located in a peaceful location. The owners live on-site and take care of hens, ducks, geese, quail, ponies and pigs. Little Duckling Cottage is quaint and quirky and enjoys a cosy woodburner and access to the owners 7-acre grounds. It is within easy driving distance of the Wyre Forest, West Midland Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway and the Museum of Carpet. Canoeing on the River Severn, mountain biking and Go Ape are available near Kidderminster. Nearby is Ludlow, a beautiful medieval town best known for its famous eateries, castle, racecourse and festivals. All areas of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire are an easy drive. Shop 11/2 mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 single with additional pull-out single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 7-acre grounds with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Old Forge

    Knockin, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25686

    This beautiful detached holiday barn has been restored from a former cow shed and pig sty. Situated in the garden of the owners’ home, formerly the blacksmith’s forge, it enjoys views across countryside. Visit castles, lakes, canals, steam railways and World Heritage sites such as Ironbridge and Poncysyllte Aqueduct. Why not try canoeing, paintballing or go-karting, and over the border into Wales, white water rafting or sailing. Fishing, cycling, walking, golf and horse riding locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (external utility room). Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, nr. Bucknell

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 25772


    Conveniently appointed in the small rural hamlet of Chapel Lawn, between Clun and Bucknell, this fine example of a detached barn conversion has been lovingly restored to retain many original features. The holiday property has an open plan living space where visitors can enjoy a south facing patio area, ideal for barbecues in the summer and a large lawned garden. The pub/restaurant is well known locally for serving great food and beer, and local visitor attractions include Clun Castle, Ludlow medieval town, home to many festivals, period shops and fine eateries. Shop 4 mile, pub and restaurant 31/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Pitchford Estate - Tree House Barn

    Pitchford, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: RDDJ

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary (RJ6) is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views. Tree House Barn (RDDJ) is a sensitively restored detached barn conversion which enjoys views of the world famous Pitchford Tree House (the oldest tree house in the world).
    Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 6 miles.

    Open-plan wood-panelled living/dining room with kitchen area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with open-plan en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with open-plan en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Full underfloor central heating by air source heat pump included
    • Satellite TV
    • Washer/dryer
    • Large garden with patio
    • Natural water supply from well

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: QAG


    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished, and equipped to the highest standards. Both enjoy a totally rural outlook in the unspoilt Border country close to the River Dee (fly fishing available) and the Welsh hills. Visitors enjoy shared use of the Hall’s grounds, which are delightful in springtime, and there are lovely woodland walks. Ellesmere 4 miles (boating lake). Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and Snowdonia, all within easy reach. Llangollen (International Eisteddfod), just 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 2 miles (open 7 days).

    The furnishings and equipment of this spacious detached lodge are of high quality and immaculately maintained. All on the ground floor: Spot-lit fitted oak kitchen. Large sitting/dining room with open fire. Small step up to hallway. Large twin bedroom. Small twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.

    • Secluded patio and garden

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Hairdryer
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared use of Hall’s grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Use of owner’s tennis court (lessons available by arrangement, at cost)
    • Small trout lake (fishing by arrangement)
    • Parking

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  • Clunton Farm Granary - Apt 2 Clunton Farmhouse

    Clunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RCHT74

    This detached granary, set in a wonderfully tranquil and unspoilt English village, has been converted into two apartments, each retaining character and charm with beamed ceilings and oak floors. Bordered by a babbling stream with superb country views, these apartments provide ideal holiday homes in Clunton, a small Shropshire village located in the Clun Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Clunton is ideal for walkers, cyclists and riders, or those who simply want a retreat away from city life. Conveniently sited for Ludlow, famous for its historic castle and restaurants, and just a short drive from Powys Castle, David Austin Roses, the Severn Valley Railway and Wroxeter Roman Fort and vineyard. Clunton also has a village pub offering real ale and home cooked food which is within walking distance of the cottages. Craven Arms railway station is only ten minutes away and offers direct links to Manchester, Cardiff and London. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Uneven stone steps to entrance: All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Partial Economy 7 NSH, partial electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Small gated brook.

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  • The Old Chapel

    Clee Stanton, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RN6

    Situated down a quiet lane, this former old chapel has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners to provide comfortable accommodation close to one of Shropshire’s most popular towns – picturesque, medieval Ludlow. Single-storeyed and detached, it boasts a cosy and welcoming wood-burning stove, and pleasant secluded garden outside where barbecues can be enjoyed. Taking a break from culinary chores, Ludlow offers some of Britain’s finest restaurants to tempt the diner and variety of festivals hosted by the town provides good entertainment. Golf, horse riding, fishing, bird-watching locally, together with some of the best and most varied walking in England. Shops 3 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and stairs to galleried area. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel included. Electricity, electric central heating and bed linen included. TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking 5 yards.

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  • Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill House

    Norbury, nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: RVV6

    Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in the heart of the rolling Shropshire countryside near the village of Wentnor, with the East Onny river running through the garden. Each has its own garden and guests are welcome to enjoy the shared grounds with orchards. There is a network of paths in the area for walkers and cyclists and the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley are close by. Bishop’s Castle with its ‘House on Crutches’ and other historic buildings tumbling down the main street is well worth exploring and the Acton Scott Working Farm is also within easy reach. Golf in Church Stretton. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Beamed living room with open fire in large inglenook, tiled floor. Beamed dining room with slate floor. Beamed kitchen with breakfast area, tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • CD (small library)
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned garden
    • Garden slopes to unfenced river

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi on site
    • Patio with furniture
    • Grounds with orchard
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds

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  • Buckshead Eco Cottage

    Brynmawr, nr. Clun

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30591


    Buckshead Eco Cottage offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views and unwind or, for the more active, there is ample opportunity to explore the local countryside and wildlife, with many footpaths and cycle paths close by. The cottage is located within its own grounds on an organic hill farm in the Clun Valley, where electricity is generated by wind power and hot water provided by solar panels, and is the ideal holiday location to reduce your carbon footprint whilst taking in the landscape and experiencing organic hill farming. Carefully renovated to a very good standard, using local materials, both to retain its traditional characteristics but also to fully accommodate eco-friendly design principles. Wi-fi is available in a separate unit on site. The Shropshire Hills are located adjacent to the Welsh border and the southern part of the region, in particular the Clun Valley, has outstanding beauty and peaceful character allowing unlimited opportunity for those that love nature, cycling and walking to enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape. Visitors can enjoy the quietness of the Long Mynd, the secret beauty of Caer Caradoc and the Stiperstones, or follow Offa’s Dyke Path, which runs just outside the local village. Other local attractions include Clun Castle and the Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms. Further afield, day trips can be made to Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley reservoir, various Welsh coastal resorts, historic Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. From the door enjoy breathtaking views and wonderful landscapes. Brynmawr Farm, the holding where Buckshead Eco Cottage is located, includes the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, a beautiful large expanse of upland moorland, designated as a SSSI. Explore the farm, which hosts a range of wildlife and includes ponds, meadows and a brook. There are a number of local country pubs that offer excellent pub food and traditional ales or, alternatively, why not visit local towns such as Bishops Castle or Ludlow for a range of places to eat out. The farm leading to the property is proud to support Care Farming West Midlands. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 step to living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room included. Partial electricity and solid fuel central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. External games room with pool, table tennis, darts and skittles. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • The Larches

    Nr. Bishops Castle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E4651

    With solar panels and wood pellet stove, this log cabin offers eco-friendly and cosy accommodation in a magnificent position high on the Kerry Ridgeway, with far-reaching views across the Shropshire Hills. This holiday cabin has been thoughtfully situated to offer privacy and outstanding views, and a tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. After a glorious day’s walking or cycling on quiet rural lanes, visitors can relax in their own blissful hot tub and delight in an opportunity to star gaze into the night sky with no light pollution. Bishop’s Castle, a charming market town with two breweries, shops, pubs and eateries is 5 miles. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders are all a short drive.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Woodburner in living room included. Central heating, solar panels (run by pellet stove), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Wii. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Allens Cottage

    Montford Bridge, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43422


    This well-positioned, detached holiday cottage is located in the Montford Bridge area of Shrewsbury. Adjacent to the owners’ home, it has superb views across the local countryside and the sitting-out area overlooks the River Severn. It is within walking distance of the local pub and only a few miles drive of Shrewsbury town centre, a medieval town offering a wealth of shops, restaurants, bars and theatre. The location makes it ideal for exploring the Shropshire and mid Wales borders with Ironbridge, Bridgenorth, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Ludlow all within a 30-minute drive. There are four National Trust properties easily accessible, the nearest being Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig, just a little further afield. For the more adventurous, quad trekking, go karting and paintballing are available locally and hang gliding is available on the Long Mynd. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (low head room), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: River flows through grounds.

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  • Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, nr. Minsterley

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44273

    A stand alone lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, overlooking the magnificent Shropshire and Powys county borderlands. The lodge is located on farmland in a central location for easy access to the historic town of Shrewsbury with its great shopping, theatre, bars and river cruises. Walkers and nature lovers can enjoy the peacefulness of this fabulous position, whilst knowing the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, Long Mynd with its glider centre and Carding Mill Valley are close at hand. Both Powys Castle and Attingham Park (NT) are nearby and Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ludlow Castle and racecourse, and Montgomery Castle are a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Table-top freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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