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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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166 cottages are available
  • Trefonen, near Oswestry×

    One Piccadilly

    Trefonen, near Oswestry

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    Ref: RCCN
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A beautiful, detached holiday property in an elevated setting overlooking the countryside, occupying a quiet...

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  • Aston Munslow, Craven Arms×

    The Malt House

    Aston Munslow, Craven Arms

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    Ref: E2828
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This comfortable period cottage boasts an abundance of old beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and...

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  • Ellesmere×

    Hart Cottage

    Ellesmere

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    Ref: W43468
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    This beautiful, detached cottage is tucked away in a quiet location, within walking distance of the town...

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  • Ellesmere×
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    Ref: E5557
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    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This contemporary coach house conversion, with spacious rooms, lots of character and an enclosed garden boasting its...

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  • Alkington, near Whitchurch×

    William’s Hayloft

    Alkington, near Whitchurch

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    Ref: 30920
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful barn conversion is set around a courtyard on a...

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  • Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge×

    Dale Cottage

    Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge

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    Ref: 27517
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Situated on the edge of Coalbrookdale, just a short walk from the River Severn and the centre of Ironbridge,...

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  • Llanymynech, near Oswestry×

    The Coach House

    Llanymynech, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 28930
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This beautiful detached holiday property, with sole use of hot tub, is perfectly located for sightseeing around...

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  • Ludlow×
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    Ref: W44258
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Friary Cottage is a Grade II Listed, detached and renovated town cottage. Well-positioned and beautifully...

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  • Hopesay, near Craven Arms×

    Furlongs

    Hopesay, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: W43524
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Tucked away in a quiet corner of Shropshire, close to the popular destinations of Clun, Craven Arms and Ludlow,...

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  • Obley, near Clun×

    Sandbank

    Obley, near Clun

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    Ref: 93
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    The steep, wooded hill country to the west of Clun is some of the most beautiful in Shropshire. This...

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  • Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton×

    Broome Farm Cottages - St. Vincent

    Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton

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    Ref: RNR
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a...

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  • Corfton, near Craven Arms×

    Goosefoot Barns - Pinstones Cottage

    Corfton, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: 31024
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025...

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