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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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  • 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.

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  • Hilltop

    Trefonen, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24252

    Located on the edge of Trefonen in an elevated position to take in the border countryside this holiday cottage provides an excellent holiday base for small families to enjoy the delights of Shropshire, Wales and Cheshire. The historic market town of Oswestry is a 5-10 minute drive and offers good shopping, restaurants and pubs. From this position there are 3 NT properties. Chester and races approx 30 minutes’ drive, Llangollen with its steam railway, horse drawn canal trips is 30 minutes’ drive. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steep steps from parking space to garden.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Selattyn, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: E4791

    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/kitchen area. Shower room (no toilet). First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided).

    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.

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  • Buckshead Eco Cottage

    Brynmawr, nr. Clun

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30591


    Buckshead Eco Cottage offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views and unwind or, for the more active, there is ample opportunity to explore the local countryside and wildlife, with many footpaths and cycle paths close by. The cottage is located within its own grounds on an organic hill farm in the Clun Valley, where electricity is generated by wind power and hot water provided by solar panels, and is the ideal holiday location to reduce your carbon footprint whilst taking in the landscape and experiencing organic hill farming. Carefully renovated to a very good standard, using local materials, both to retain its traditional characteristics but also to fully accommodate eco-friendly design principles. Wi-fi is available in a separate unit on site. The Shropshire Hills are located adjacent to the Welsh border and the southern part of the region, in particular the Clun Valley, has outstanding beauty and peaceful character allowing unlimited opportunity for those that love nature, cycling and walking to enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape. Visitors can enjoy the quietness of the Long Mynd, the secret beauty of Caer Caradoc and the Stiperstones, or follow Offa’s Dyke Path, which runs just outside the local village. Other local attractions include Clun Castle and the Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms. Further afield, day trips can be made to Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley reservoir, various Welsh coastal resorts, historic Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. From the door enjoy breathtaking views and wonderful landscapes. Brynmawr Farm, the holding where Buckshead Eco Cottage is located, includes the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, a beautiful large expanse of upland moorland, designated as a SSSI. Explore the farm, which hosts a range of wildlife and includes ponds, meadows and a brook. There are a number of local country pubs that offer excellent pub food and traditional ales or, alternatively, why not visit local towns such as Bishops Castle or Ludlow for a range of places to eat out. The farm leading to the property is proud to support Care Farming West Midlands. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 step to living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room included. Partial electricity and solid fuel central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. External games room with pool, table tennis, darts and skittles. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. 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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  • The Hurstings

    Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 29383

    This stunning detached holiday lodge is located in a superb position, on the same site as the largest waterwheel powering a corn mill, still working in England today and virtually unaltered since the 18th century - still in ownership of the same family for over 250 years. Set in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, deep in a wooded valley, crossed by the 19th-century viaduct, this is one of Shropshire’s finest locations. Visitors to the area are a 1-mile walk from the town centre, where you will find High Town and Low Town, plus the famous cliff railway. Other attractions nearby include Rays farm, Cosford Museum, Dudmaston Hall NT and the ever popular Ironbridge gorge and museums. There are good road links to the rest of south Shropshire including Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury, where you can enjoy anything from castles, festivals, and horse racing to the events at Theatre Severn. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • The Livery

    Craven Arms

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: 28958

    In a quiet street close to the centre of Craven Arms, this single-storey holiday cottage is ideally situated for exploring south Shropshire and bordering counties of Herefordshire and Powys. There are plenty of attractions close by including Stokesay Castle, the Land of Lost Content, geocaching at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Long Mynd and Acton Scott working farm. Nearby Ludlow and Shrewsbury offer great eateries, bars, festivals and castles. NT Attingham Park and Ironbridge and Bridgenorth can all be reached within a half an hour drive. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (6ft zip and link) with en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (can also be accessed from double bedroom).

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Netley Hall - Poppy

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC454

    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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  • Canal View

    Tetchill, near Ellesmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC404

    This perfectly positioned, single-storey barn conversion is set on the banks of the Llangollen Canal and boasts its own, private use, hot tub and well tended grounds and gardens. Canal View is an immaculate property, inside and out. The quality throughout is complemented by the contemporary décor and soft furnishings. Tetchill is a quiet Shropshire hamlet, located between the market town of Oswestry, Whittington, with its 13th-century castle, set in 12 acres of grounds, where re-enactments often take place, and Ellesmere, known locally as Shropshire’s Lakeland, with boating on the meres. The close proximity to the Welsh borders is ideal to explore towns such as Llangollen which is famous for its canal, horse drawn barges, white water rafting to tubing, and world famous Eisteddfod. There are National Trust properties nearby including Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall, Powys Castle and Attingham Park. The historic city of Chester with its race course and abundance of shops set in quaint streets is approximately a 40 minutes drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with garden furniture and gas barbecue. Hot tub for 6. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. Ground floor facilities. No smoking. Please note: Fenced canal edge is 10 yards.

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  • Mytton Oak

    Shrewsbury

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31146


    Mytton Oak is just a short walk from the town centre of Shrewsbury, which is ideal for spending the day exploring its many listed buildings and enjoying its various outdoor activities nearby. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, surrounded by glorious countryside and near to the Welsh Borders. It boasts over 600 listed buildings, including the castle, now a regimental museum, and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury, and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre, offering gentle riverside walks, or you can enjoy a trip on the pleasure boat Sabrina. Next to the river, you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. All areas of Shropshire are easily accessible, including Ironbridge, Bridgenort, Much Wenlock, Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley. There are NT properties within an hour’s drive, the nearest being Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Activities in and around Shropshire include quad trekking, paintballing, mountain boarding, gliding, clay pigeon shooting and a wide variety of walks. Shop 50 yards, pub 1/3 mile and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and bi-fold doors. Second living room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (6ft), one with wooden floor, 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor central heating downstairs), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four Freeview HD TVs. Digital home cinema. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Slate sitting-out area and furniture. Fire basket. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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