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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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  • Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43982

    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.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.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor heating included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars)

    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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  • Bramble Barn

    Nantmawr, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43501


    A well-presented, detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, with lovely views and a private garden. This holiday property is located on the Offa’s Dyke Footpath, in a peaceful setting at the end of the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Powys borders near Treflach, the Nant Mawr Visitor Centre, Tanat Valley Light Railway and nearby lime kilns. The market towns of Welshpool and Oswestry with a healthy selection of shops bars and restaurants are nearby. Visitors to the area will benefit from its central position where mid Wales, North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire are all easily accessible. Discover Llanrhaedr Waterfalls (one of the seven wonders of Wales), Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, Lake Vyrnwy and Llangollen with its white water centre, all within a 1/2-hour drive. Other attractions close by include go karting, paintballing, horse riding, Lake Vyrnwy, Llangollen with its white water centre, horse drawn canal barges, motor museum and steam railway, and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Table top freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Cleeton Gate Barn

    Cleeton St Mary, nr. Kidderminster

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30076


    Perfectly located in rural Shropshire and surrounded by magnificent countryside and rolling hills, this detached, stone barn conversion is the ideal location for guests who want to explore the majestic beauty of the local area. Perfect for walkers, ramblers and cyclists, there are many public footpaths leading from the door and will lead guests into the heart of the surrounding countryside. There is a bridleway directly opposite the barn and this leads guests on a trail through the common – perfect for observing the local wildlife and nature. Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve is only 12 miles away and is a great spot for enjoying a picnic amidst unspoilt countryside and woodland forest. Bodenham Arboretum and Titterstone Clee Hill are both just a short drive away and offer amazing views over three counties and beyond. Although situated opposite the owner’s home, Cleeton Gate Barn is private and secluded and overlooked only by the local sheep. The market town of Cleobury Mortimer is only five miles away and offers a plethora of good quality pubs, restaurants and local shops. Guests will find the historic market town of Ludlow just a 15-minute drive away. A must visit location, perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt, hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country known as the Welsh Marches. For guests with an interest in history, Hartlebury Castle and Hanbury Hall are also closely situated, as is the Heritage area of Ironbridge with its famous gorge. Also ideal for small families, guests will find the West Midlands Safari Park less than a 30-minute drive away, where there are plenty of attractions and wild animals for guests of all ages to watch and enjoy. The Severn Valley Steam Railway is also a great treat for families who love the old locomotive steam engines. The historic market town of Bewdley is a 25-minute drive away and is perfect for a spot of afternoon tea by the river and a browse around the quaint shops and museum. The property is surrounded by 8 acres of the owner’s grounds and guests may feel free to amble and browse through the gardens and beyond. This really is a delightful spot! Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with two double sofa beds (one for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with dining area, beams and wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in outbuilding). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, terrace and furniture. Shared 8-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in grounds.

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  • Clunton Farm Granary - Granary Apartment 1

    Clunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RCHT73

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room with patio doors, beams and wooden floor/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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  • Netley Hall - Camelia

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC449

    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 in the village of Dorrington which has a local shop, pubs/restaurants and a family butchers, and is approximately 5 miles from Shrewsbury with its black and white framed buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways, and over 600 listed buildings. This medieval, market town boasts many bars, shops, restaurants and bistros, the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury Castle and cruises on the River Severn. The picturesque market town of Ludlow is 20 miles away, situated on a cliff above the River Teme and hosting events and festivals throughout the year. Other places of interest and attractions within close proximity include Long Mynd with a glider centre, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, an historic, working farm at the Acton Scott Estate, Condover Hall Activity Centre, Ironbridge and museums, Bridgnorth and National Trust’s Carding Mill Valley. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
    Camelia (UKC449), Jasmine (UKC452), Peach Tree (UKC455) and Honeysuckle (UKC456) can be booked together to sleep up to 12 guests.

    All on ground floor.
    Living room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with steam shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with bath and toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi (£10 per stay). 24 hour laundry service (payable locally). Shared landscaped grounds. Shared tennis court. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a lake in the grounds, 500 yards away.

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  • The Malthouse

    Wheathill, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 24830

    This old, terraced Malthouse has been converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. It has an open-plan ground floor which successfully combines original features, including many exposed beams. Situated in a rural location with a pretty garden and set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country. Discover picturesque villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, especially in famous Ludlow. Alternatively, day trips to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge and many country houses can be made. Shop 4 miles, pub with food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor (with lift): 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps in the garden with ramp.

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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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  • 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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  • Titchbourne Cottage

    Clee St Margaret, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 9882

    An ’away from it all’ commoner’s stone cottage on a 200-acre farm and on the edge of a 560-acre common with walks straight from the door in an AONB with outstanding views. It has a studio in the garden and a large dog pen. Tastefully renovated with exposed oak beams and old flagstone floors, this detached holiday cottage is reached by a stone track, across moorland and within easy driving distance of Ludlow, Ironbridge Gorge, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and more. Shops, pubs and restaurants 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Open stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Partial NSH, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Oil Rayburn. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Phone. Enclosed garden with patio and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Two pets welcome under strict control (livestock).

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  • Little Gable

    Little Hereford, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: E5490

    Enjoying a supremely peaceful location, this smartly furnished and tasteful, detached barn conversion offers a relaxing holiday base, set within the grounds of the owner’s 4-acre smallholding with some sheep and chickens. It enjoys its own private terrace and lovely views across its own lawn towards the fields beyond. Ludlow, a historic town renowned for its selection of gourmet restaurants, annual festival, interesting shops, magnificent castle ruins and national hunt races is just 8 miles. Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Bewdley Safari Park, Shrewsbury and Hereford are all under an hour’s drive. This is superb walking country. Golf and horse riding are both within 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, restaurants 8 miles and village inn serving food 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, nr. Bucknell

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 25772


    Conveniently appointed in the small rural hamlet of Chapel Lawn, between Clun and Bucknell, this fine example of a detached barn conversion has been lovingly restored to retain many original features. The holiday property has an open plan living space where visitors can enjoy a south facing patio area, ideal for barbecues in the summer and a large lawned garden. The pub/restaurant is well known locally for serving great food and beer, and local visitor attractions include Clun Castle, Ludlow medieval town, home to many festivals, period shops and fine eateries. Shop 4 mile, pub and restaurant 31/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 twin 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.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Netley Hall - Rose

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC451

    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 in the village of Dorrington which has a local shop, pubs/restaurants and a family butchers, and is approximately 5 miles from Shrewsbury with its black and white framed buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways, and over 600 listed buildings. This medieval, market town boasts many bars, shops, restaurants and bistros, the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury Castle and cruises on the River Severn. The picturesque market town of Ludlow is 20 miles away, situated on a cliff above the River Teme and hosting events and festivals throughout the year. Other places of interest and attractions within close proximity include Long Mynd with a glider centre, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, an historic, working farm at the Acton Scott Estate, Condover Hall Activity Centre, Ironbridge and museums, Bridgnorth and National Trust’s Carding Mill Valley. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
    Camelia (UKC449), Jasmine (UKC452), Peach Tree (UKC455) and Honeysuckle (UKC456) can be booked together to sleep up to 12 guests.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with steam shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with bath and toilet. (No external windows).

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi (£10 per stay). 24 hour laundry service (payable locally). Shared landscaped grounds. Shared tennis court. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a lake in the grounds, 500 yards away.

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