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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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  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Rickyard Cottage

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30770
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    Situated in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, this barn conversion is the perfect retreat.
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    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the beautiful holiday accommodation boasts five cosy semi-detached barn conversions (refs W43982, 30769, 30770, 30771 and 30772) in an idyllic farmyard setting, and three restful shepherds hut retreats (each with their own private bathroom facilities nearby, refs 30773, 30774 and 30775) located in the owner’s breathtaking valley gardens. All beautifully furnished and nestled at...

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton, Shropshire
    Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton, Shropshire×

    The Garden Lodge

    Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27285
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Amongst stunning countryside in the Teme Valley, a haven for walkers with Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, Mortimer Trail and the Shropshire Hills.
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    This detached holiday property is set in the Teme Valley, amongst stunning countryside on the Wales/Shropshire border. The area is a walker’s haven as it is close to Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, the Mortimer Trail and the Shropshire Hills, AONB. The owners have devised a number of local walks that can be achieved from the front door. Knighton, 3 miles, offers independent shops, pubs, restaurants and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. Castles in the area include Ludlow, Powys...

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC456
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Honeysuckle is perfectly set in a beautiful area of Shropshire, close to the ancient town of Shrewsbury.
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    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area. The extensive grounds are well preserved, carefully tended and cover approximately 160 acres. Much of the grounds are free for guests to explore and the lakes on site are a haven for wildlife, and create stunning backdrops for holiday photographs. The tennis court is available for use by guests, with prior arrangement with the owners.

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    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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  • Hyssington, Shropshire
    Hyssington, Shropshire×

    Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington, Shropshire

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    - Luxury Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Great for walkers with Long Mynd and glider centre is close by, as are Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow.
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    Pultheley Farm nestles in delightful countryside with views over the rolling hills of Shropshire. This beautiful detached holiday property has been lavishly furnished throughout and is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home with its own lake, both of which are as well tended as the unit. Great position for walkers and wildlife lovers as well as visitors to the Long Mynd with its glider centre, and those wishing to discover the border towns of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and...

  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26497
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Built around 1890, this detached cottage is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy glorious countryside near the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is nearby.
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    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very good level of accommodation for couples wishing to enjoy the delights of Shropshire, and glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders. The Severn Way, walking, cycling and touring are all on the doorstep. Golf can also be found locally. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, packed with timber-framed black and white buildings including the...

  • Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables

    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2049
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy cottage for a couple, complete with a wood burner, making it ideal for all year use, with walking direct from your door.
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    This pair of pretty stone barn conversions sit overlooking the well tended grounds and private lakes of the owners 40-acre estate. Coarse fishing is available free of charge for guests (licence required). They have been thoughtfully furnished and renovated to provide quality accommodation where guests can relax and unwind. Located in south Shropshire, just outside the village of Hope Bowdler, with walking direct from your door onto the hills of Hope Bowdler and Church Stretton, or...

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Barn
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  • Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Hayloft

    Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26253
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    For couples loving the outdoors, this is the ideal location, in an AONB, short drive to the Marches, Craven Arms and Ludlow are nearby.
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    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its own garden area and patio overlooking the local countryside it’s ideal for couples who love the outdoors and nature. Just a short drive to the Marches area, visitors can explore the picturesque towns of Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. In the opposite direction you have Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Local...

  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×

    Grange Farmhouse Cottage

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1508
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This rural cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and has its own private wood-fuelled hot tub.
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    Grange Farmhouse Cottage is a cosy, well-presented property which is tucked away next to the owners home, in a quiet area of Shropshire, with a lovely, large garden boasting a private wood-fuelled hot tub. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the property is located near to the old Saxon town of Wem, a small town which has a variety of shops and traditional pubs. Wem is located between medieval Shrewsbury, historic Whitchurch and Ellesmere lakes. One of the main attractions of visiting this area...

  • Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28611
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Converted nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church with original font and pulpit. Country lanes ideal for cycling and walking close by.
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    For a truly unique and memorable self catering holiday experience, The Old Church is a property that is hard to beat. On the site of a medieval chapel, (an incumbant is recorded as early as 1355), the present church was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, and is of sufficient architectural merit that it was included in the guides of the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Hopton Cangeford, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,...

  • Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    The Bothy

    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Bothy is a cosy, Grade II listed cottage for 2 with a woodburner and fishing available.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of the charming village of Clun, just a short stroll from two pubs serving excellent food and shops offering local produce. Skilfully restored in rustic style, with oak beams throughout and large inglenook fireplace in the living room, it enjoys a private patio and shared use of spacious lawned gardens leading down to the River Clun. Excellent circular walks are close by,...

  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Holiday Cottage

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W8946
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Local walks, cycle trails and horse riding close by, with Clee and Caradoc Hills within easy reach, Wroxeter Roman city and Ironbridge Gorge within easy reach.
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    Perfect touring location

    This cosy, detached, studio bungalow, more suited for a couple, stands in the grounds of a large house. It is a perfect location for exploring some of England’s most beautiful countryside. There are local walks, cycle trails, horse riding, golf and fishing close by and the famous Clee, Caradoc and Long Mynd Hills, known as Little Switzerland, are within easy reach. Enjoy famous Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with medieval castles, excellent...

  • Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41298
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Designed with couples in mind, with large south facing sun lounge, Wroxeter vineyards, Ludlow Castle and race course, and Ironbridge all easily accessible.
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    Rural location

    This holiday property has been designed with couples in mind and allows them all extra living space in the large south facing sun lounge to the rear of the property. A superb central location ideal for visiting the main tourist sites of historic Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Ironbridge. There are many village pubs and eating houses locally to choose from, and things to do include, Acton Scott Working Farm, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Ludlow Castle race...

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