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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Views over Wenlock Edge

Near Much Wenlock, in the village of Harley in Shropshire, these 2 spacious, adjoining holiday cottages (refs 28382 and 28383)look out over fields to the ever-changing woodland of the Wenlock Edge. These holiday cottages have been converted from a large stone barn to offer spacious and comfortable family accommodation through the year. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, with period features on show, the properties feature original wooden beams and stone walls. Centrally located between the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, a large town with shops, a castle, theatre, riverside boat trip, abbey and museums, and Much Wenlock, a stunningly beautiful, historic town home to the modern Olympics and many unique shops, inns, tea rooms, a popular family butcher, a 12th-century priory and museum. There is easy access to many attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Attingham Park and Cardingmill Valley (both part of NT properties), Acton Scott ‘Victorian Farm’ and the Severn Valley Railway in Bridgnorth. For the more adventurous, enjoy pony trekking on Wenlock Edge, clay pigeon shooting, hill walking, cycling and a glider centre. Garage 2 miles. There is a country pub 5 minutes walk from the property. Shops and restaurants 2 miles.Near Much Wenlock, in the village of Harley in Shropshire, these 2 spacious, adjoining holiday cottages (refs 28382 and 28383)look out over fields to the ever-changing woodland of the Wenlock Edge. These holiday cottages have been converted from a large stone barn to offer spacious and comfortable family accommodation through the year. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, with period features on show, the properties feature original wooden beams and stone walls. Centrally located between the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, a large town with shops, a castle, theatre, riverside boat trip, abbey and museums, and Much Wenlock, a stunningly beautiful, historic town home to the modern Olympics and many unique shops, inns, tea rooms, a popular family butcher, a 12th-century priory and museum. There is easy access to many attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Attingham Park and Cardingmill Valley (both part of NT properties), Acton Scott ‘Victorian Farm’ and the Severn Valley Railway in Bridgnorth. For the more adventurous, enjoy pony trekking on Wenlock Edge, clay pigeon shooting, hill walking, cycling and a glider centre. Garage 2 miles. There is a country pub 5 minutes walk from the property. Shops and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (5ft) with additional single. Bathroom with toilet.

Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included October-March). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Ample parking. Shared cycle store on request. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£411-£902
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Piglets Place Ref: E4300

Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep or visitors may prefer to relax with a spot of fly and coarse fishing on the owners’ adjoining land. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses lying just 6 miles from the interesting shops, inns, restaurants and cultural life found in the handsome medieval town of Shrewsbury. Excellent golf course at Arscott 0.5 miles.
The beautiful Shropshire landscape promises delight for bird watchers and walkers alike – Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is easily accessible, with many circular walks taking in hill forts and castles on the way, whilst buzzards and skylarks soar above. Caer Caradoc and the Devils Chair on the Stiperstones possess a wild beauty and the conservation area of Long Mynd offers a wonderful day out. Spanning the River Severn, Ironbridge and its fascinating museums are among a wealth of attractions discovered within a short drive as is Ludlow, a famous paradise for ‘foodies’, with its superb annual festival, racecourse, impressive castle, fine shops and delightful old inns. Fishing nearby, licences available at local post office. Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.Dating back to 1600 and bursting with character and charm, these tastefully converted barns retain many of their original features whilst offering all modern comforts in their smartly furnished interiors. Decorations and tree for Christmas and New Year bookings available. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Set on a courtyard, and each enjoying its own terrace and lawned garden, the cottages are located in Plealey, a peaceful and pretty village of half timbered houses lying just 6 miles from the interesting shops, inns, restaurants and cultural life found in the handsome medieval town of Shrewsbury. Fishing 0.5 miles away and excellent golf course at Arscott 0.5 miles.
The beautiful Shropshire landscape promises delight for bird watchers and walkers alike – Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is easily accessible, with many circular walks taking in hill forts and castles on the way, whilst buzzards and skylarks soar above. Caer Caradoc and the Devils Chair on the Stiperstones possess a wild beauty and the conservation area of Long Mynd offers a wonderful day out. Spanning the River Severn, Ironbridge and its fascinating museums are among a wealth of attractions discovered within a short drive as is Ludlow, a famous paradise for ‘foodies’, with its superb annual festival, racecourse, impressive castle, fine shops and delightful old inns. Fishing nearby (licences available at local post office). Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with day bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

All properties: Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Patio/terrace. BBQ. Parking. Games room with table tennis, pool table, 3/4 snooker table, table football and air hockey table. Toddler’s area. No smoking.

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£368-£780
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Angel Barn Ref: 29172

This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Angel Barn is the perfect location for guests wishing to really enjoy the magnificent Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside. Located on the slopes of Clee Hill in the heart of Shropshire, Angel Barn is a beautiful stone built, detached barn which offers guests fabulous views and peaceful surroundings. Perfectly located for guests to visit and explore the local area, guests will find the historic market town of Ludlow just a few miles away. Perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt, hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country known as the Welsh Marches. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food and Drink Festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin starred food. Angel Barn is a great base for guests who enjoy walking or cycling as there are many excellent public footpaths and cycle paths running right through the area and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside in the county. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay castle. Shop and pubs serving food 1½ miles, restaurants 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beam and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, beams, Velux and sloping ceiling. First floor: 1 double galleried bedroom with beams and wooden floor.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating £50per week, £25 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden. Small courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared tennis court. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: 3/4 steps in courtyard.

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£226-£600
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Situated in a peaceful location

These beautiful barn conversions are situated within the grounds of Woodhouse Farm. Both holiday properties have been tastefully furnished throughout with a private patio area to the rear and lawned gardens. An excellent holiday base for exploring the Shropshire and mid Wales borderlands. Close to the villages of Minsterley and Pontesbury, and a short drive from medieval Shrewsbury, Attingham Park (NT), Long Mynd and glider centre. Visit Church Stretton, a quaint town full of independent and antique shops and Ludlow with its castle, famous eateries and racecourse. Home cooked meals can be provided by arrangement from the farmhouse kitchen. Properties 15965 and 28099 can be booked together to accommodate up to 11 guests. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for child), and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared large garden. Private patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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NOW
£274-£728
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Situated in a peaceful location

These beautiful barn conversions are situated within the grounds of Woodhouse Farm. Both holiday properties have been tastefully furnished throughout with a private patio area to the rear and lawned gardens. An excellent holiday base for exploring the Shropshire and mid Wales borderlands. Close to the villages of Minsterley and Pontesbury, and a short drive from medieval Shrewsbury, Attingham Park (NT), Long Mynd and glider centre. Visit Church Stretton, a quaint town full of independent and antique shops and Ludlow with its castle, famous eateries and racecourse. Home cooked meals can be provided by arrangement from the farmhouse kitchen. Properties 15965 and 28099 can be booked together to accommodate up to 11 guests. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared large garden. Private patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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£274-£728
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref 27514, ref 27515 and ref 27516)benefit from the tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet only a few minutes drive from all that Ironbridge and the gorge has to offer. Its difficult to believe this picturesque town was once the centre of the industrial world. Tourism is now the most precious resource. The many museums trace Ironbridge’s history and the ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder of its importance. Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn. For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge you can step outside the gorge and get a taste of modern hubs to medieval market towns including, Bridgnorth, a picturesque historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today, Madeley which is just over a mile out of Ironbridge and has many listed buildings scattered throughout, one of the grandest being Madeley Court, medieval Much Wenlock and Newport with its bustling high street with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting the town on a market day is a must. Telford is home to family attractions including Telford Town Park and Wonderland, delicious restaurants and the town centre. Wellington, whose market is one of the oldest in the country, is also worth a visit. Shropshire has an array of outdoor activities on offer from kayaking and canoeing to cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing. The area is never short of places to visit from castles, abbeys, farms, museums and discovery centres to gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

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All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Shared laundry service. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and terrace. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: River in shared grounds.

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NOW
£288-£680
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Felin Rhosyn Ref: W41604

Easy reach of town and countryside

Situated 2 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury, this end of terrace house is near to both shops and restaurants, and river and canal side walks. Two miles along the tow path is Haughmond Hill and Abbey or the town centre. A short drive to Attingham Hall and Park, Mytton and Mermaid Hotel, Wroxeter Roman city and vineyard and Ironbridge Gorge. Mid Wales is a few miles’ drive and Llangollen, home of the International Musical Eisteddfod, is easily reached within the hour. The West Midland Show can be visited in June and Shrewsbury Flower Show in August, with events throughout the year at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury and Oakengates Theatre in Telford. Shops and pub 200 yards, restaurants 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with pull out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video and small library. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£202-£510
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Broome Farm, once a small arable farm, nestles in the heart of the Shropshire Hills in an AONB. St Vincent, a former granary and Bequia, a former carthouse have been sympathetically restored and carefully furnished to preserve the character of the original buildings. Both take in the breathtaking views over the South Shropshire hills and valleys. Situated 8 miles form Much Wenlock, 7 miles from Church Stretton, also known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and 12 miles from Shrewsbury. Ludlow and Ironbridge are also within a half hour drive. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in owner’s fenced garden

WAS
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£289-£702
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Stables Ref: E5518

The 17 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Henlle Hall, a fine example of a Grade II listed Georgian country house situated on the borders of England and Wales, provides a wonderfully peaceful rural setting for these four cottages. They have been skilfully converted into holiday retreats of quality from the 17th-century courtyard stable block adjacent to the hall and combine magnificent oak beams and fine quirky original features with smart contemporary furnishings. Each spacious cottage has its own bath or shower room with bathrobes, slippers and complimentary welcome toiletries as well as its own sitting-out area. Decorations and a tree for Christmas bookings are provided. Explore the grounds, comprising open parkland and mature woodlands with fabulous views, and the beautifully preserved walled garden. Enjoy coarse fishing in the pond or the 18-hole golf course a short stroll away. Each property also has its own hot tub. Beauty and spa treatments are available (at cost). Henlle Hall is well situated for exploring the many historic border land market towns, with their independent shops, eateries and pubs. Local activities include walking, pony trekking, golf and kayaking on the River Dee, in Llangollen, also home to a steam railway and horse-drawn narrow boat rides over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Chester and Shrewsbury are both easily accessible, as are Chirk and Powis Castles (NT). Home delivery of local produce can be arranged. Country Club and spa complex plus 2 restaurants within 0.5 miles. Shop and post office 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. First floor: Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (can be double by arrangement) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

Oil CH inc. Cot. Three Freeview TVs. Range inc.

All properties: Woodburner in living rooms (initial fuel inc). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. DVD. iPod dock. M/wave. Shared laundry room. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden furniture. Shared grounds. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

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£640-£736
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Fiddler’s Green Ref: 26662

This comfortable, single storey holiday cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt village and has its own large, south-facing garden. To take advantage of this aspect, solar panels have been installed to reduce the cottage’s dependence on oil. Originally built for a sea captain returning home from the war, the cottage offers visitors wonderful walking from the doorstep. Bucknell offers village shops, an inn and a stream with ducks within walking distance, as well as, surprisingly, a stop on the Heart of Wales Railway Line. Knighton, on Offa’s Dyke, 5 miles, medieval Ludlow, with its castle and town square, is 12 miles. Cycle hire locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 4ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Terrace and furniture. Parking.

WAS
NOW
£303-£861
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Old Barn Ref: E1267

Beautifully converted from a traditional barn, this beamed cottage is one of two standing on a smallholding on the edge of the Shropshire Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visitors enjoy shared use of the 44-acre grounds and there are two well stocked fishing pools which can be made available to experienced anglers (booking in advance of the holiday is essential). Church Stretton, with good sports amenities, and glorious 6 mile Long Mynd, with gliding, is nearby. Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury and Ludlow are all within easy reach. Golf, tennis and riding locally. Shops, pubs and restaurants is 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

NSH, elec and bed linen inc. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Shared patio and furniture. Shared 44-acre grounds. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£288-£523
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Criftin Farmhouse Ref: 29204

Ideal touring base

In a beautiful and quiet location, on the outskirts of Wentnor at the foot of the Long Mynd, this pleasant, detached dormer bungalow, adjacent to the owner’s home, provides ideal holiday accommodation. The property has a large garden area for those wishing to discover the peace and tranquillity of Shropshire life. This proves to be a great central point of Shropshire, where visitors can easily discover the Marche town of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, with its Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Secret Hills exhibition, Church Stretton, a picturesque market town with many unique shops. Nearby Stiperstones, a distinctive rocky hill, popular with visitors and conservation groups, is looked after by the National Trust and National Nature reserves, as well as being home to the Bog Visitor Centre and Snailbeach Mine. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow offer a variety of activities, including festivals, castles, Attingham Park (NT), Michelin Star restaurants and racecourses. Also within an easy drive are Much Wenlock, Bridgenorth, the Severn Valley Railway and Ironbridge Gorge. Mid Wales is also close by, giving access to Powys Castle, steam railways and plenty more. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV (Sky, basic). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Pets free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

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£388-£1290
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