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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
  • Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere×

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed


    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished,...

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  • Clun, near Craven Arms×

    Bicton Cottage

    Clun, near Craven Arms

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    Ref: 30447
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    In the quiet hamlet of Bicton, nearby to Clun this lovely detached, rural holiday cottage offers homely...

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  • Much Wenlock×

    Skimblescott Barn

    Much Wenlock

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This spacious single-storey converted barn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Corve Dale, on a...

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  • Bromlow, near Minsterley×

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley

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    Ref: W44273
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    - 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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  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere

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    Ref: 29363
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

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

    These two semi-detached barn...

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  • Coalport, near Ironbridge×

    The Old Toll House

    Coalport, near Ironbridge

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    Ref: 30125
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine


    The Old Toll House is a traditional, detached country holiday cottage in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge and...

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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

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

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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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  • Pitchford, near Shrewsbury×

    The Pitchford Estate - Tree House Barn

    Pitchford, near Shrewsbury

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb...

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  • Clee Stanton, near Ludlow×

    The Old Chapel

    Clee Stanton, near Ludlow

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Situated down a quiet lane, this former old chapel has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners to...

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  • Trefonen, near Oswestry×

    Oak Cottage

    Trefonen, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 28764
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This 18th-century, stone-built, mid-terrace barn conversion is set within a courtyard in a rural location overlooking...

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  • Ludlow×

    Cow Shed

    Ludlow

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Nestling at the bottom of Clee Hill in the rural hamlet of Bitterley, the Cow Shed is a detached, single-storey...

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