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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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165 cottages are available
  • Oldfield, near Bridgnorth
    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth×

    The Little House

    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: W43994
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    A charming and cosy detached holiday cottage, on the site of the owner’s home, in the quiet village of Oldfield...

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  • Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow
    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow×

    The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow

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    Ref: UKC753
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    The Roost, a detached barn conversion, occupies a quiet position in the picturesque village of Ashford Bowdler....

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  • Clun, near Craven Arms
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    The Bothy

    Clun, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: E2934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of...

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  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge×
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    Ref: 27514
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref...

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  • Corfton, near Craven Arms
    Corfton, near Craven Arms×

    Goosefoot Barns - Munslow Cottage

    Corfton, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: 31023
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

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

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  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury
    Bicton, near Shrewsbury×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: 26497
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very...

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  • Walcot
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    Ref: 26068
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This cosy and well appointed holiday apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and provides an excellent holiday base...

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  • Pennerley, Minsterley
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    Meadow Barn

    Pennerley, Minsterley

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    Ref: RBBU
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two....

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  • Whitchurch
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    Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch

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    Ref: UKC171
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Surrounded by open fields yet just 1 mile from Whitchurch, Shire’s Loft is the perfect base for couples seeking...

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  • Bitterley, near Ludlow
    Bitterley, near Ludlow×

    Angel Barn

    Bitterley, near Ludlow

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    Ref: 29172
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of...

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  • Ludlow
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    Ref: 28539
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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect holiday location to enjoy all amenities...

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  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton
    Tyrley, near Market Drayton×

    The Nook

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton

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    Ref: 29688
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Amidst the beautiful Shropshire countryside, just a short stroll from Tyrley locks on the Shropshire Union Canal,...

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