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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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  • Upper Stanbatch Cottage

    Wentnor, nr. Bishops Castle

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 19809

    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. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single (for alternative sleeping), both with beams and sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. No TV (no reception). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Pets welcome, dogs to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). NB: Small stream in garden.

  • Ford House Cottage

    Orleton, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 2757

    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 good post office, stores and two pubs 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (reached by separate stairs from the kitchen). Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity included (by meter reading October-March). Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Use of ½-acre garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the garden.

  • 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 sleepiong)/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.

  • 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.

  • Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch

    Dudleston, nr. Ellesmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 29363

    A fantastic conversion set in Dudleston at the heart of North Shropshire.

    These two semi-detached barn conversions (29363 and 29364), adjacent to the owners’ home, are set in a quiet and peaceful location - an ideal holiday base for exploring Shropshire and the surrounding borderland counties of Cheshire and North Wales. Each property has its own hot tub and private designated patio areas. Nearby tourist attractions include the picturesque Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall working farm and Hawkstone Park. Go go-karting, paintballing and canoeing on the Shropshire canal, or visit historic Shrewsbury, with the River Severn flowing through. Across the border is North Wales, where guests will find Chirk Castle and Erddig (NT). The popular town of Llangollen is famous for its Eisteddfod motor museum, horse drawn barges and canal boat rides, plus the steam railway and white water rafting. In Cheshire, visit Chester Zoo, Bangor-on-Dee and Chester race courses. Also Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales is close to Oswestry. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Selattyn, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: E4792

    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 with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Cot.

    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.

  • 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
    • Coarse fishing foc
    • No smoking
    • NB: Ponds in grounds and
      garden

  • Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, nr. Minsterley

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44273

    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 at hand. Both Powys Castle and Attingham Park (NT) are nearby and Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ludlow Castle and racecourse, and Montgomery Castle are a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Table-top freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

  • Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow

    Middleton Scriven, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26070

    These two well appointed, semi-detached bungalows (refs 26069 and 26070), lie in the hamlet of Middleton Scriven on the outskirts of Bridgnorth, the historic Shropshire town best known for being a town of two halves: the High Town with good views down which Charles I declared to be the finest in all the kingdom and the Low Town with good views up. Now connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain. Bridgnorth is fortunate to have many attractions scattered around its luscious countryside. You can have an unforgettable day’s time travel; a combined journey by steam railway, and historic river ferry to a beautiful house and garden. Just a short car journey takes you to the world famous Ironbridge and its popular museums, The Royal Air Force Museum and Boscobel House. A few miles upstream of Bridgnorth is Shrewsbury, England’s finest Tudor town, which has one of the best waterfronts, a wide variety of shops, bars and a riverside theatre. Attingham Park, Benthall Hall, Dudmaston Hall, Rays Farm Country matters, Much Wenlock, West Midland Safari Park, Cleobury Mortimer and Ludlow are also well worth a visit. Golf and horse riding are available locally. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Wheelchair access.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patios and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Oak Cottage

    Trefonen, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 28764

    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 Powis Castles (NT). Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. CD. Washing machine. Use of owner’s tumble dryer (at cost). Freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 20-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden, sloping banks in grounds.

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