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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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  • Wentnor, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire
    Wentnor, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire×

    Upper Stanbatch Cottage

    Wentnor, near Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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    Ref: 19809
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    19th century cottage at the head of a valley on the slopes of the Long Mynd, wonderful views, birdwatching and walking from the door.
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    This 19th century cottage at the head of a valley on the slopes of the Long Mynd, is accessed via a steep track. In a secluded setting it adjoins acres of NT land, within an AONB and SSSI with wonderful views and birdwatching. Walking from the door with the Shropshire Way, 500 yards away. Close by are Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton and Ironbridge. Longmynd summit (517 metres) is a 30 minute walk. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room....

  • Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Ford House Cottage

    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 2757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ludlow and Leominster are close by, excellent walking country, with castle, museums and gardens within easy reach.
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    Situated in the pretty village of Orleton, with its 16th-century pub, this semi-detached, 17th century holiday cottage is only a short drive from the historic towns of Ludlow and Leominster. It is of half timber and brick construction, and has been renovated and furnished to a good standard. The surrounding attractive countryside is excellent for walking and touring, two National Trust properties within 3 miles. A wealth of castles, museums and gardens within an easy drive. Village has...

  • Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire
    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire×

    The Oast House

    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire

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    Ref: 9383
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Deep in wooded country, between Ludlow and Tenbury Wells, walks from the door and a trout stream nearby, Ironbridge Gorge a short drive.
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    Beams, original oak studding, a panelled ‘oast house’ ceiling and lovely views make this exceptional first floor property a delight! A super base for couples and small families to enjoy a quality country holiday, it adjoins the owners’ farm deep in wooded country, between Ludlow and Tenbury Wells. Close to the slopes of Clee Hill, there are good walks from the door, and a trout stream nearby. Shropshire hills, Ludlow and Ironbridge Gorge museum, a short drive. Shop...

  • Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire
    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire×

    Wrockwardine Cottages - Wrockwardine Cottage

    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC22
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the heart of the village with a 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop, this traditional black and white cottage provides an idyllic holiday base.
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    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...

    Wrockwardine Cottages - The Malthouse
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  • Ironbridge, ShropshireShropshire
    Ironbridge, ShropshireShropshire×

    Ironmasters House

    Ironbridge, ShropshireShropshire

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    Ref: UKC2230
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Ironbridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the property iis situated on the River Severn, ideal for exploring museums and places of historical interest.
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    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, this holiday property, nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoys all that Ironbridge has to offer. Many museums that are spread along the banks of the River Severn, trace Ironbridge’s history. The iron bridge itself is a reminder to its importance. Visitors can browse around the array of craft and souvenir shops as well as great bars and restaurants. Visit Bridgnorth, an...

    Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle
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  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27516
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet close to Ironbridge, family days out at Telford Town Park and Wonderland easily accessible.
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    Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref 27514, ref 27515 and ref 27516)benefit from the tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet only a few minutes drive from all that Ironbridge and the gorge has to offer. Its difficult to believe this picturesque town was once the centre of the industrial world. Tourism is now the most precious resource. The many museums trace Ironbridge’s history and the ’Iron...

    Riverside Apartments - Riverside Apartment
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    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio
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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Poppy

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC454
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Lying in a courtyard setting, Poppy offers a comfortable base for exploring the surrounding picturesque countryside and villages.
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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 - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Oak Cottage

    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28764
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    18th-century barn conversion overlooking the beautiful Tanat Valley and Offa’s Dyke Pathway, Oswestry is close by, and Shrewsbury easily accessible.
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    This 18th-century, stone-built, mid-terrace barn conversion is set within a courtyard in a rural location overlooking the beautiful Tanat Valley and Offa’s Dyke Pathway. The shared garden and 20 acres are perfect for relaxing or dining alfresco. Located on the beautiful Shropshire/Wales borderlands, just 4 miles from Oswestry, 20 miles from Shrewsbury and 30 miles from Chester, this holiday property is ideal for visiting the wonderful Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, or Erddig, Chirk and...

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

    Netley Hall - Jasmine

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC452
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Jasmine offers a relaxing base for your holiday.
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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.

    The cottages are located...

    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Angelica
    4
    2
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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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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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire
    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire×

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire

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    Ref: W44273
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Located in a peaceful and tranquil position, Callow Lodge provides a paradise for walkers and nature lovers.
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    A stand alone lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, overlooking the magnificent Shropshire and Powys county borderlands. The lodge is located on farmland in a central location for easy access to the historic town of Shrewsbury with its great shopping, theatre, bars and river cruises. Walkers and nature lovers can enjoy the peacefulness of this fabulous position, whilst knowing the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, Long Mynd with its glider centre and Carding Mill Valley are close...

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

    Netley Hall - Camelia

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: UKC449
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    This delightful cottage is perfect for families to enjoy the extensive ground and abundance of wildlife.
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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.

    The cottages are located...

    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    2
    2
    Netley Hall - Rose
    4
    2
    2
    Netley Hall - Jasmine
    4
    2
    2
    Netley Hall - Rosemary
    4
    2
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    2
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Cow Shed

    Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: RAAE
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ludlow is only 4 miles from this detached barn, in superb walking country, Worcester, Bewdley and Shrewsbury are easily accessible.
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    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...

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