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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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  • Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill Lodge

    Norbury, nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: RVV7

    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 wood-burning stove, French doors and wooden floor, open plan with beamed kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with French doors to decked area and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • iPod dock (iPod on request)
    • Lawned gardens surrounding property and large enclosed patio to rear with furniture
    • Ground floor facilities

    • 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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  • Broome Farm Cottages - Bequia

    Broome Chatwall, nr. Church Stretton

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: REET

    Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a former granary and Bequia, a former carthouse have been sympathetically restored and carefully furnished to preserve the character of the original buildings. Both take in the breathtaking views over the South Shropshire hills and valleys. Situated 8 miles form Much Wenlock, 7 miles from Church Stretton, also known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and 12 miles from Shrewsbury. Ludlow and Ironbridge are also within a half hour drive. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in owner’s fenced garden

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  • Cow Shed

    Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RAAE

    Nestling at the bottom of Clee Hill in the rural hamlet of Bitterley, the Cow Shed is a detached, single-storey converted barn on a ’mixed’ working farm. This beautifully presented holiday property has wonderful views over fields and hills, and retains many original features such as beams, yet with modern touches throughout. Ideally situated in superb walking country, yet within only 4 miles of Ludlow with Worcester, Bewdley and Shrewsbury within easy reach. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with French doors, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed (one zip & link); one with en-suite wet room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (entrance also from hall).

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared country estate footpaths
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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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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  • Wrockwardine Cottages - Wrockwardine Cottage

    Wrockwardine, nr. Telford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC22

    Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, these two stunning luxury properties have been thoughtfully designed and decorated throughout. Wrockwardine Cottage has been converted from a traditional black and white cottage and The Malthouse was once a former malthouse, dating back to the 1600s and is Grade II* listed. They are positioned in the heart of Wrockwardine village with the 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop. The parish of Wrockwardine sits mid-way between Shrewsbury and Telford, and is exceptionally well-placed for exploring the beautiful counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and bordering mid-Wales. Nearby attractions include Attingham Park (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and museums, Telford Town Park, RAF Museum in Cosford, Bridgnorth Funicular Railway and Severn Valley Steam Railway, Wroxeter Roman Vineyards, Ludlow racecourse, castle and festivals, Theatre Severn and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. There are activity centres nearby for those looking for water sports and adventures. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Open plan living room with wood-burning stove/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £5 per basket
    • Electricity, gas, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - The Cornhouse

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30772

    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 the foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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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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  • The Old Forge

    Knockin, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25686

    This beautiful detached holiday barn has been restored from a former cow shed and pig sty. Situated in the garden of the owners’ home, formerly the blacksmith’s forge, it enjoys views across countryside. Visit castles, lakes, canals, steam railways and World Heritage sites such as Ironbridge and Poncysyllte Aqueduct. Why not try canoeing, paintballing or go-karting, and over the border into Wales, white water rafting or sailing. Fishing, cycling, walking, golf and horse riding locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (external utility room). Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Clunton Farm Granary - Apt 2 Clunton Farmhouse

    Clunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RCHT74

    This detached granary, set in a wonderfully tranquil and unspoilt English village, has been converted into two apartments, each retaining character and charm with beamed ceilings and oak floors. Bordered by a babbling stream with superb country views, these apartments provide ideal holiday homes in Clunton, a small Shropshire village located in the Clun Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Clunton is ideal for walkers, cyclists and riders, or those who simply want a retreat away from city life. Conveniently sited for Ludlow, famous for its historic castle and restaurants, and just a short drive from Powys Castle, David Austin Roses, the Severn Valley Railway and Wroxeter Roman Fort and vineyard. Clunton also has a village pub offering real ale and home cooked food which is within walking distance of the cottages. Craven Arms railway station is only ten minutes away and offers direct links to Manchester, Cardiff and London. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Uneven stone steps to entrance: All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Partial Economy 7 NSH, partial electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Small gated brook.

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  • The Park

    Tilstock, Whitchurch

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RJX

    Deep in rural Shropshire, this 18th-century cottage, with its own little garden, occupies an idyllic, peaceful location amidst 160 acres of countryside. Adjoining the main house on a non-working farm, it offers charming holiday accommodation with beams and inglenook fireplace. Visitors can enjoy the old moat, several ponds and the ancient haymeadows full of wildflowers, all the result of an award-winning conservation policy. Nearby are Hodnet Hall Gardens, landscaped Hawkstone Park, and some important nature reserves. Golf and fishing locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and countryside views. Well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room. Beams throughout ground floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with extra single bed (for +1). Single bedroom leading to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electricity rads, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with furniture
    • Shared grounds
    • Private parking for 2 cars
    • Coarse fishing foc
    • No smoking
    • NB: Ponds in grounds and garden

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  • The Old Chapel

    Clee Stanton, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RN6

    Situated down a quiet lane, this former old chapel has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners to provide comfortable accommodation close to one of Shropshire’s most popular towns – picturesque, medieval Ludlow. Single-storeyed and detached, it boasts a cosy and welcoming wood-burning stove, and pleasant secluded garden outside where barbecues can be enjoyed. Taking a break from culinary chores, Ludlow offers some of Britain’s finest restaurants to tempt the diner and variety of festivals hosted by the town provides good entertainment. Golf, horse riding, fishing, bird-watching locally, together with some of the best and most varied walking in England. Shops 3 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and stairs to galleried area. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel included. Electricity, electric central heating and bed linen included. TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking 5 yards.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Selattyn, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: E4791

    Amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of the borderlands of England and Wales, these charming renovated barn conversions offer stylish and very comfortable accommodation including their own blissful hot tubs. Decorations and tree for Christmas bookings are provided. Set within the grounds of the owners’ smallholding, they lie just 1.5 miles from Oswestry, a historic market town with good restaurants, shops and pubs. The surrounding area holds a wealth of delights including magnificent castles at Powys and Chirk (home to the Myddelton family for over 400 years) and Erdigg House with its woodland walks and horse drawn carriage rides (all NT). Also within easy reach, the Ironbridge Gorge museums make a fascinating day out, and LLangollen boasts a steam railway and narrow boat canal trips crossing the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct. Wonderful walking on the Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath, golf and fishing are all available nearby. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. Shower room (no toilet). First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden. Patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. Stabling and paddock for horses foc (by arrangement). Private water supply. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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