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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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  • Bramble Barn

    Nantmawr, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43501


    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 to the area will benefit from its central position where mid Wales, North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire are all easily accessible. Discover Llanrhaedr Waterfalls (one of the seven wonders of Wales), Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, Lake Vyrnwy and Llangollen with its white water centre, all within a 1/2-hour drive. Other attractions close by include go karting, paintballing, horse riding, Lake Vyrnwy, Llangollen with its white water centre, horse drawn canal barges, motor museum and steam railway, and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Table top freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Minsterley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 23774

    Built in the 1850s, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been upgraded and is located on the outskirts of Minsterley with its own gardens and countryside views. Walking, fishing, horse riding and a number of NT properties are all available locally, and a short drive will take you into local towns such as Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, and in less than 15 miles you can cross over the border into mid Wales. Shop and pub 500 yards, pub serving food 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Front garden. Rear courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the front garden.

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  • Cherry Cottage

    Aston-on-Clun, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24030

    Once the residence of the farm labourers and herdsmen, this charming holiday cottage has been carefully modified without compromising the character and features that are part of its history. It occupies a superb position overlooking the rolling hills that make up the Shropshire countryside. The cosy living room gives a homely feel and the garden is ideal for dining al fresco in the summer months. This is a central location for enjoying the activities on offer in Ludlow, Clun, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgenorth. Shops 2 miles, pubs 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Goosefoot Barns - Diddlebury Cottage

    Corfton, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 31026

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025 and 31026) enjoy attractive views down the valley and of the imposing Clee Hill, with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity. Approached via a rough track, each property has been converted from stone and timber barns, and furnished and decorated to a very good standard. There is a fantastic barbecue cabin on site, available to hire and by arrangement with the owner. It can seat upto 15 guests on cushions and reindeer hide rugs, with a central barbecue/fire pit. Being enclosed, it is perfect for a barbecue at any time of the year. South Shropshire is an ideal location for walking, cycling, sightseeing or simply relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Perfectly placed between Craven Arms and Bridgnorth, Goosefoot Barns are within easy reach of the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hill, Mortimer Forest and the Welsh Border Hills. Shropshire’s literary notables include Housman, Brother Cadfael, Malcolm Saville and Mary Webb. The small market towns of Ludlow, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle have much to offer both historically and architecturally. Ludlow has golf courses, national hunt racing and regular markets as well as the renowned Ludlow Festival, which plays host to Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival and the Medieval Christmas Fayre, as well as boasting some fine tea rooms and Michelin starred restaurants. Castles can be found in Stokesay, Clun, Powis and Ludlow, which also has the splendid St Laurence’s Parish Church - one of the finest in England. Several National Trust properties can be found nearby. Other local attractions include the World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Severn Valley Railway and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, as well as golf, horse racing, gliding, trout fishing and pony trekking. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi in external games room. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, external games room with snooker table, table tennis, dart board, books and board games. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • Parc Uchaf Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30846

    Stunningly situated with views over the Shropshire plain and the Welsh hills, these holiday cottages (refs 30846 and 30847) have been converted from fine original stone outbuildings, which benefit from a high position giving glorious views over the surrounding countryside. They are situated close to the market town of Oswestry, and make an ideal base for walkers, artists, birdwatchers, golfers, gardeners and for all family or shared-interest groups. The accommodation has been sympathetically restored retaining original oak beams and stone features. Parc Uchaf is 35 minutes’ away from the historic Roman city of Chester, with its excellent shopping and tourist sites, and 30 minutes’ away from the medieval county town of Shrewsbury. Both places are easily accessible by road or by train, the local station of Gobowen is 3 miles away. Offa’s Dyke, the famous Welsh border path that runs for over 180 miles from the North Wales coast to Chepstow in South Wales, is nearby. There is spectacular walking in the Berwyn hills, around Lake Vernwy and the Clun Valley in south Shropshire. Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig House are National Trust properties and can be reached within 30 minutes. Ironbridge Gorge, a deep gorge formed by the River Severn, is approximately 1½ hours away. Park Hall Farm museum, Llangollen Steam Railway and Museum and the Shropshire Union Canal are all within 30 minutes drive. Excellent trout fishing is available nearby (by arrangement). There are many golf courses within a 20-minute drive. The area is also a birdwatchers paradise, woodpeckers, red kites, nuthatches, buzzards, little grebes and many more can be seen in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Crabapple Cottage

    Nantmawr, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28394

    A detached barn conversion within the owners’ grounds, in an elevated position overlooking the Tanat Valley and with a south facing patio and large grounds, the property is within ½ mile of the village of Treflach. The accommodation has been thoughtfully laid out, and visitors to the area will have easy access to Shropshire, Cheshire and Mid and North Wales. Offa’s Dyke National Trail runs within ½ mile of the property. Llanrhaedr waterfall, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, Erddig, water sports at Bala, Lake Vyrnwy and Snowdon are all an easy drive. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Access to adjacent field. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Pond in owners’ grounds, 50 yards. Stream and steep banks in adjacent field.

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  • Skimblescott Barn

    Much Wenlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RU3

    This spacious single-storey converted barn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Corve Dale, on a working family farm, where lambing takes place from mid-February to April. Adjoining a barn and beamed throughout, it boasts its own large garden as well as an enclosed courtyard. Centrally located for touring, the property is within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge. Superb walking, riding, golf and fishing are all available locally. Shop 4 miles, pub 5 miles.

    Step to entrance. Large living room with French windows to garden. Large kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Farmland grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch

    Dudleston, nr. Ellesmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 29363

    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 Oswestry, Park Hall working farm and Hawkstone Park. Go go-karting, paintballing and canoeing on the Shropshire canal, or visit historic Shrewsbury, with the River Severn flowing through. Across the border is North Wales, where guests will find Chirk Castle and Erddig (NT). The popular town of Llangollen is famous for its Eisteddfod motor museum, horse drawn barges and canal boat rides, plus the steam railway and white water rafting. In Cheshire, visit Chester Zoo, Bangor-on-Dee and Chester race courses. Also Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales is close to Oswestry. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • The Livery

    Craven Arms

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: 28958

    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 and Bridgenorth can all be reached within a half an hour drive. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (6ft zip and link) with en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (can also be accessed from double bedroom).

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. On road parking. No smoking.

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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 Malthouse

    Wheathill, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 24830

    This old, terraced Malthouse has been converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. It has an open-plan ground floor which successfully combines original features, including many exposed beams. Situated in a rural location with a pretty garden and set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country. Discover picturesque villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, especially in famous Ludlow. Alternatively, day trips to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge and many country houses can be made. Shop 4 miles, pub with food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor (with lift): 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps in the garden with ramp.

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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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