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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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  • Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    The Old Forge

    Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 25686
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ironbridge and Poncysylte Aqueduct nearby, with white water rafting, canoeing and paintballing all available.
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    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 (bikes available to hire...

  • Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire
    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire×

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire

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    Ref: W44273
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Located in a peaceful and tranquil position, Callow Lodge provides a paradise for walkers and nature lovers.
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    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...

  • Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Ford House Cottage

    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 2757
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ludlow and Leominster are close by, excellent walking country, with castle, museums and gardens within easy reach.
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    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...

  • Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    Skimblescott Barn

    Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In an AONB in the Corve Dale, on a working family farm, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge within easy reach.
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    This spacious single-storey converted barn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Corve Dale, on a working family farm, where lambing takes place from mid-February to April. Adjoining a barn and beamed throughout, it boasts its own large garden as well as an enclosed courtyard. Centrally located for touring, the property is within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge. Superb walking, riding, golf and fishing are all available locally. Shop 4 miles, pub...

  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Hurstings

    Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29383
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore Shropshire from this idyllic location, and visit the ever popular Ironbridge Gorge and museums, easily accessible from the property.
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    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,...

  • Easthope, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Easthope, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    The Summerhouse

    Easthope, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27181
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, well known by walkers, well marked cross-country routes for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.
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    This detached holiday property that stands alone in large gardens - there is a fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, an area of Shropshire that is well known by walkers. The Wenlock Edge links Much Wenlock with Church Stretton, the only market town in this AONB. You’ll find many attractions around these areas where the surrounding villages form an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike, in all seasons. Cross-country routes are well marked for hikers, horse riders and...

  • Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Malthouse

    Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 24830
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Shrewsbury and Ironbridge Gorge are easily accessible from this old, terraced Malthouse set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country.
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    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 on a working rare breeds farm, the property has a pretty garden and is set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country. Discover picturesque villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, especially in famous Ludlow, which is 9 miles...

  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Jasmine

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC452
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Jasmine offers a relaxing base for your holiday.
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    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.

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    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Angelica

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC450
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    Netley Hall is a perfect base to simply relax in the rustic beauty of Shropshire’s countryside.
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    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...

    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Peach Tree
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Crabapple Cottage

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28394
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offa’s Dyke National Trail is close by, making this and an ideal location for walkers, with Llanrhaedr waterfall, Lake Vyrnwy and Snowdon all an easy drive.
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    A detached barn conversion within the owners’ grounds, in an elevated position overlooking the Tanat Valley and with a south facing patio and large grounds, the property is within ½ mile of the village of Treflach. The accommodation has been thoughtfully laid out, and visitors to the area will have easy access to Shropshire, Cheshire and Mid and North Wales. Offa’s Dyke National Trail runs within ½ mile of the property. Llanrhaedr waterfall, Powys Castle,...

  • Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Barn

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Barn

    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2048
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    A great cottage for a small family or two couples, with walking direct from the door and an abundance of local attractions.
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    This pair of pretty stone barn conversions sit overlooking the well tended grounds and private lakes of the owners 40-acre estate. Coarse fishing is available free of charge for guests (licence required). They have been thoughtfully furnished and renovated to provide quality accommodation where guests can relax and unwind. Located in south Shropshire, just outside the village of Hope Bowdler, with walking direct from your door onto the hills of Hope Bowdler and Church Stretton, or...

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables
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  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26069
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Middleton Scriven is on the outskirts of Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, The Royal Air Force Museum and the famous Severn Valley Steam Railway are all nearby.
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    These three well appointed, semi-detached properties, two of which provide ground floor accommodation, and the third providing a private hot tub and open plan upside-down living, 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. They are now connected by the...

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow
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    Old Castle Farm - Castle Keep
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