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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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  • Clunton Farm Granary - Granary Apartment 1

    Clunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RCHT73

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room with patio doors, beams and wooden floor/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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  • Cow Shed

    Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RAAE

    Nestling at the bottom of Clee Hill in the rural hamlet of Bitterley, the Cow Shed is a detached, single-storey converted barn on a ’mixed’ working farm. This beautifully presented holiday property has wonderful views over fields and hills, and retains many original features such as beams, yet with modern touches throughout. Ideally situated in superb walking country, yet within only 4 miles of Ludlow with Worcester, Bewdley and Shrewsbury within easy reach. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with French doors, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed (one zip & link); one with en-suite wet room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (entrance also from hall).

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared country estate footpaths
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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  • Old Castle Farm - Castle Meadow

    Middleton Scriven, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26070

    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/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Wheelchair access.

    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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  • The Malthouse

    The Malthouse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC21

    Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, this stunning luxury property has been thoughtfully designed and decorated throughout. Once a former malthouse, it dates back to the 1600s and is Grade II* listed. It lies in the heart of Wrockwardine village with its 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop. The parish of Wrockwardine sits mid-way between Shrewsbury and Telford, and is exceptionally well-placed for exploring the beautiful counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and bordering mid-Wales. Nearby attractions include Attingham Park (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and museums, Telford Town Park, RAF Museum in Cosford, Bridgnorth Funicular Railway and Severn Valley Steam Railway, Wroxeter Roman Vineyards, Ludlow racecourse, castle and festivals, Theatre Severn and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. There are activity centres nearby for those looking for water sports and adventures. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.Set in the grounds of Wrockwardine Hall, these two stunning luxury properties have been thoughtfully designed and decorated throughout. Wrockwardine Cottage has been converted from a traditional black and white cottage and The Malthouse was once a former malthouse, dating back to the 1600s and is Grade II* listed. They are positioned in the heart of Wrockwardine village with the 13th-century church providing a pretty backdrop. The parish of Wrockwardine sits mid-way between Shrewsbury and Telford, and is exceptionally well-placed for exploring the beautiful counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and bordering mid-Wales. Nearby attractions include Attingham Park (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and museums, Telford Town Park, RAF Museum in Cosford, Bridgnorth Funicular Railway and Severn Valley Steam Railway, Wroxeter Roman Vineyards, Ludlow racecourse, castle and festivals, Theatre Severn and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. There are activity centres nearby for those looking for water sports and adventures. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Open plan living room with wood-burning stove/dining room with kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £5 per basket
    • Electricity, gas, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Bluetooth sound bar
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £5 per basket
    • Electricity, gas, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

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  • Skimblescott Barn

    Much Wenlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: RU3

    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 5 miles.

    Step to entrance. Large living room with French windows to garden. Large kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Farmland grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: QAG


    Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished, and equipped to the highest standards. Both enjoy a totally rural outlook in the unspoilt Border country close to the River Dee (fly fishing available) and the Welsh hills. Visitors enjoy shared use of the Hall’s grounds, which are delightful in springtime, and there are lovely woodland walks. Ellesmere 4 miles (boating lake). Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and Snowdonia, all within easy reach. Llangollen (International Eisteddfod), just 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 2 miles (open 7 days).

    The furnishings and equipment of this spacious detached lodge are of high quality and immaculately maintained. All on the ground floor: Spot-lit fitted oak kitchen. Large sitting/dining room with open fire. Small step up to hallway. Large twin bedroom. Small twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.

    • Secluded patio and garden

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Hairdryer
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared use of Hall’s grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Use of owner’s tennis court (lessons available by arrangement, at cost)
    • Small trout lake (fishing by arrangement)
    • Parking

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  • Bramble Barn

    Nantmawr, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43501


    A well-presented, detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, with lovely views and a private garden. This holiday property is located on the Offa’s Dyke Footpath, in a peaceful setting at the end of the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Powys borders near Treflach, the Nant Mawr Visitor Centre, Tanat Valley Light Railway and nearby lime kilns. The market towns of Welshpool and Oswestry with a healthy selection of shops bars and restaurants are nearby. Visitors to the area will benefit from its central position where mid Wales, North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire are all easily accessible. Discover Llanrhaedr Waterfalls (one of the seven wonders of Wales), Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, Lake Vyrnwy and Llangollen with its white water centre, all within a 1/2-hour drive. Other attractions close by include go karting, paintballing, horse riding, Lake Vyrnwy, Llangollen with its white water centre, horse drawn canal barges, motor museum and steam railway, and the medieval town of Shrewsbury. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Table top freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Crabapple Cottage

    Nantmawr, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28394

    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, Chirk Castle, Erddig, water sports at Bala, Lake Vyrnwy and Snowdon are all an easy drive. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Access to adjacent field. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Pond in owners’ grounds, 50 yards. Stream and steep banks in adjacent field.

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  • Little Gable

    Little Hereford, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: E5490

    Enjoying a supremely peaceful location, this smartly furnished and tasteful, detached barn conversion offers a relaxing holiday base, set within the grounds of the owner’s 4-acre smallholding with some sheep and chickens. It enjoys its own private terrace and lovely views across its own lawn towards the fields beyond. Ludlow, a historic town renowned for its selection of gourmet restaurants, annual festival, interesting shops, magnificent castle ruins and national hunt races is just 8 miles. Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Bewdley Safari Park, Shrewsbury and Hereford are all under an hour’s drive. This is superb walking country. Golf and horse riding are both within 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, restaurants 8 miles and village inn serving food 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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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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  • 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. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 4 steps in garden, sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Bicton Cottage

    Clun, nr. Craven Arms

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30447

    In the quiet hamlet of Bicton, nearby to Clun this lovely detached, rural holiday cottage offers homely accommodation ideal for touring South Shropshire, Herefordshire and mid Wales. Visit Clun, the quaint town separated by its river into the old and new town, with its castle ruins and a small selection of shops and pubs. Explore Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Shrewsbury and Long Mynd which offer race courses, castles, NT houses, working farms, golf, walking and cycling. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 twin.

    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. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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