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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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  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×

    Rhuewood

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: 16570
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Rhuewood, a cosy detached property situated near to the owner’s home, offers comfortable holiday...

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  • Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire
    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire×

    Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire

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    Ref: 25772
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Conveniently appointed in the small rural hamlet of Chapel Lawn, between Clun and Bucknell, this fine example of...

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  • Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire
    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire×

    The Oast House

    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire

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    Ref: 9383
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Beams, original oak studding, a panelled ‘oast house’ ceiling and lovely views make this exceptional...

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  • Tetchill, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Tetchill, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Canal View

    Tetchill, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC404
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This perfectly positioned, single-storey barn conversion is set on the banks of the Llangollen Canal and boasts its...

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

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire

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    Ref: W44273
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    A stand alone lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, overlooking the magnificent Shropshire and Powys...

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  • Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Hilltop

    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 24252
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Located on the edge of Trefonen in an elevated position to take in the border countryside this holiday cottage provides...

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  • Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire
    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire×

    Wrockwardine Cottages - Wrockwardine Cottage

    Wrockwardine, near Telford, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC22
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, these two stunning luxury properties have been thoughtfully designed...

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  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29363
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - 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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  • Craven Arms,
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    The Livery

    Craven Arms,

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    Ref: 28958
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    In a quiet street close to the centre of Craven Arms, this single-storey holiday cottage is ideally situated for...

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  • Brynmawr, near Clun, Shropshire
    Brynmawr, near Clun, Shropshire×

    Buckshead Eco Cottage

    Brynmawr, near Clun, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30591
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove


    Buckshead Eco Cottage offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views and unwind or, for the...

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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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    Felin Rhosyn

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41604
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Easy reach of town and countryside

    Situated 2 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury, this end of terrace house is...

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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Clee View Cottage

    Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29393
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    A former Victorian quarryman’s cottage, Clee View Cottage is set in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty...

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