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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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177 cottages are available
  • Myddle, near Shrewsbury×

    Red Lion Lodge

    Myddle, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: W43584
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Located in the small village of Myddle in north Shropshire, this detached, lodge house is presented to a very...

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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury×

    Netley Hall - Jasmine

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: UKC452
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area....

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  • Oswestry×
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    Ref: 30846
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Stunningly situated with views over the Shropshire plain and the Welsh hills, these holiday cottages (refs 30846...

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  • Little Drayton, near Market Drayton×

    Buntingsdale Cottage

    Little Drayton, near Market Drayton

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    Ref: UKC1095
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities


    Nestled in the grounds of Buntingsdale Hall, this cosy cottage is ideal for couples and small families looking...

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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury×

    Netley Hall - Poppy

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

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    Ref: UKC454
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area....

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  • Corfton, near Craven Arms×

    Goosefoot Barns - Corfton Cottage

    Corfton, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: 31025
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025...

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  • Bromlow, near Minsterley×

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley

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    Ref: W44273
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    A stand alone lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, overlooking the magnificent Shropshire and Powys...

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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Gatehouse

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth

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    Ref: UKC770
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    These two award winning, period, historic properties have been given the highest luxury ranking by Shropshire Tourism...

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  • Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell×

    Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell

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    Ref: 25772
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Conveniently appointed in the small rural hamlet of Chapel Lawn, between Clun and Bucknell, this fine example of...

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  • Wrockwardine Cottages - The Malthouse×

    Wrockwardine Cottages - The Malthouse

    Wrockwardine Cottages - The Malthouse

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    Ref: UKC21
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, these two stunning luxury properties have been thoughtfully designed...

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  • Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle×

    Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill Lodge

    Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle

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    Ref: RVV7
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in...

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  • Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton×

    Broome Farm Cottages - Bequia

    Broome Chatwall, near Church Stretton

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a...

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