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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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  • Hopton Wafers, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Hopton Wafers, near Ludlow, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Marsh Down Farm Cottage

    Marsh Down Farm Cottage

    Hopton Wafers, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2503
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ideal for exploring the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its abundance of walking and cycling routes.
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  • Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Hilltop

    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 24252
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Excellent location to enjoy Shropshire, Wales and Cheshire. Oswestry is close by and Chester and races are easily accessible.
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  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Cornhouse

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30772
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove
    This charming barn conversion is situated on a beef, cattle and sheep farm, at the foot of the majestic Wrekin Hill.
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    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire
    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire×

    Wrockwardine Cottages - The Malthouse

    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC21
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Dating back to the 1600s, this Grade II* listed property is an exceptionally well-placed base for exploring the stunning surroundings.
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    Wrockwardine Cottages - Wrockwardine Cottage
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  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26070
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    On the outskirts of Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury is close by, with its waterfronts and riverside theatre, West Midland Safari Park is well worth a visit.
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep
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  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×

    Rhuewood

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: 16570
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Wem is only 1 mile, with museum of myths and legends, while medieval Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ellesmere are easily reached.
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  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2396
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    After a day spent exploring the beautiful towns and countryside, relax in your own private hot tub.
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow
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  • Myddle, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Myddle, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Red Lion Lodge

    Myddle, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43584
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy relaxing in front of the woodburner after a busy day out exploring Shrewsbury, the Cheshire borders or mid-Wales.
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  • Selattyn, near Oswestry,
    Selattyn, near Oswestry, ×

    Honeysuckle Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry,

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    Ref: E4792
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This spacious property has an inviting hot tub, and also stabling available by arrangement.
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    Rose Cottage
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  • Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Crabapple Cottage

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28394
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offa’s Dyke National Trail is close by, making this and an ideal location for walkers, with Llanrhaedr waterfall, Lake Vyrnwy and Snowdon all an easy drive.
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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This is a wonderful period property, adjacent to Upton Cressett Hall, and is an ideal base for discovering the delights of Shropshire.
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    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Gatehouse
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  • Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Bicton Cottage

    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    1
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    Ref: 30447
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A lovely detached cottage located in South Shropshire that is an ideal base for exploring the local area with friends and family.
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