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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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  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Minsterley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 23774

    Built in the 1850s, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been upgraded and is located on the outskirts of Minsterley with its own gardens and countryside views. Walking, fishing, horse riding and a number of NT properties are all available locally, and a short drive will take you into local towns such as Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, and in less than 15 miles you can cross over the border into mid Wales. Shop and pub 500 yards, pub serving food 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Front garden. Rear courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the front 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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  • Little Duckling Cottage

    Farlow, nr. Kidderminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43685

    This detached holiday cottage is located in a peaceful location. The owners live on-site and take care of hens, ducks, geese, quail, ponies and pigs. Little Duckling Cottage is quaint and quirky and enjoys a cosy woodburner and access to the owners 7-acre grounds. It is within easy driving distance of the Wyre Forest, West Midland Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway and the Museum of Carpet. Canoeing on the River Severn, mountain biking and Go Ape are available near Kidderminster. Nearby is Ludlow, a beautiful medieval town best known for its famous eateries, castle, racecourse and festivals. All areas of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire are an easy drive. Shop 11/2 mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 single with additional pull-out single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 7-acre grounds with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover

    Middleton Scriven, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 26069

    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 room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft, zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair 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.

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  • Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill House

    Norbury, nr. Bishop’s Castle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: RVV6

    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 open fire in large inglenook, tiled floor. Beamed dining room with slate floor. Beamed kitchen with breakfast area, tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • CD (small library)
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned garden
    • Garden slopes to unfenced river

    • 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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  • The Pitchford Estate - Tree House Barn

    Pitchford, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: RDDJ

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary (RJ6) is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views. Tree House Barn (RDDJ) is a sensitively restored detached barn conversion which enjoys views of the world famous Pitchford Tree House (the oldest tree house in the world).
    Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 6 miles.

    Open-plan wood-panelled living/dining room with kitchen area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with open-plan en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with open-plan en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Full underfloor central heating by air source heat pump included
    • Satellite TV
    • Washer/dryer
    • Large garden with patio
    • Natural water supply from well

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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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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  • 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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  • The Old Toll House

    Coalport, nr. Ironbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 30125


    The Old Toll House is a traditional, detached country holiday cottage in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge and is ideally placed to explore this world famous Heritage Site. It sits less than 110 yards from the River Severn and is a short walk from the popular Coalport China Museum, or only a 5-minute drive away from Ironbridge. This detached holiday cottage benefits from close proximity to a variety of great pubs and restaurant’s. People who enjoy the outdoor life are spoilt for choice; there is a National Cycle Route 55 yards from the property and cycle hire is available in the close by village of Jackfield. For the more adventurous, canoe hire is available in Ironbridge. There is a free shuttle bus, from April to September, 550 yards from the cottage which can be used as many times as you wish and will take you round the 7 museums in the immediate area. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Open-sided, open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Small pond in garden.

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  • Apple Cottage

    Culmington, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43460


    Nestling in the small village of Culmington in the picturesque Corve Dale Valley, this single-storey, beamed barn conversion with a vaulted ceiling and cosy woodburner, has been stylishly renovated and provides an ideal year-round romantic holiday home. There is also a selection of books, a sitting-out area to the front of the cottage and shared use of communal grounds with stunning views. Nearby are The Clee and Long Mynd hills, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge, all of which are a walkers paradise. The medieval town of Ludlow, 5 miles, has a racecourse, 13th century castle, wonderful architecture, street markets, antique shops and Michelin-starred restaurants. Visit Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury, with its wonderful buildings, shops and riverside walks. Horse riding, fishing and golf can be found within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Most rooms with beams and flagstone floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (1 car). Small book library. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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