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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
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

This beautiful 18th-century single-storey holiday cottage, one of a pair, stands in an elevated position. It enjoys lovely views over the Teme Valley and surrounding farmland, just 2 miles from historic Ludlow. An open air market is regularly held and there is splendid walking, cycling and riding in nearby Mortimer’s Forest and Offa’s Dyke, with golf and horse racing locally. Midland Safari Park and Ironbridge 1 hour’s drive. Shop 1 mile.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors. Beamed dining room. Large well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1 child). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter £4 per basket
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small patio, terrace, furniture
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Shared use of owners’ partially enclosed heated swimming pool (10ft x 18ft), open 4 July to 4 September, 9am–7pm
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

Note: Charlie Woods Barn (RNC) can be booked together with Rhyse Cottage (RNE) to sleep up to 9 people

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Field House Ref: RK6

This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the attractive Shropshire village of Baschurch. Spacious rooms and a full range of leisure amenities make it an excellent choice for large family holidays or group gatherings whatever the season. Guests benefit from year-round use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room (with pool table and darts), sauna and Jacuzzi available 2pm-7pm, as well as their own enclosed lawned garden complete with furniture and barbecue. Close to the village church, the house is also conveniently located within walking distance of a range of shops and the village pub.
Just 9 miles north west of historic Shrewsbury and close to the Welsh Borders, Field House stands in an ideal position for exploring and sightseeing within this lovely region. England’s largest inland county, Shropshire remains one of the country’s least populated and unspoilt landscapes, where bustling ancient market towns lie encompassed by acres of countryside. This is an area immersed in history, with Domesday Book associations; noteworthy castles include the English Heritage castle at nearby Moreton Corbet, the hilltop remains at Montgomery and Clun to the south, and of course the splendid sandstone fortifications which dominate the centre of Shrewsbury. Whether you crave nightlife, history, culture or shopping, nearby towns have plenty to offer all tastes and ages. Oswestry boasts the legendary King Oswald’s Well, said to have curative powers, and nearby Wem has plenty of rustic pubs in which to sample the local ales; the 200-year-old ale brewing tradition can still be observed at Wem’s Hanby Ales brewery. Other notable attractions include Hawkston Historic Park and Follies, Wroxeter Roman City, Hodnet Hall Gardens and Attingham Park (NT). Go karting, paint balling and quad biking are available in the local area, depending on the season. Shops ¼ mile, pub 300 yards.

Large living room with ‘living-flame’ gas fire and patio door to garden. Dining room with countryside views. Kitchen with breakfast room. Utility. Games room with board games and nursery equipment. Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling and two additional single beds (each for +1). Bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Gas fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone – incoming calls only
  • Wi-fi
  • Hostess trolley
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle storage
  • Games room (in property) with board games
  • Sole use of indoor heated swimming pool (13m x 8m, max depth 2m), Jacuzzi and sauna plus pool table and darts in separate games room, available from 2pm - 7pm every day, all year
    round (customer use only)

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£1332-£3152
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Drury Lane Barn Ref: RKK3

Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its present owners to a high specification, with modern conveniences added for ease of use - visitors can also enjoy sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court during their stay. Set in a slightly elevated position away from main roads, and on the owners’ estate, there are far reaching views across open countryside and meadows - making this a truly peaceful setting. Drury Lane Barn is situated less than 5 miles from Whitchurch - a compact Shropshire town just inside Shropshire’s border with Wales. It is a town steeped in history with an array of beautiful buildings that house shops, pubs and some very notable restaurants. Built in Queen Anne style, the distinctive St Alkmund’s Church dominates the town, and the courtyard off the Bullring survives as the last remaining of several which existed until the 1950s. Close by are the villages of Hanmer and Malpas, with the City of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Llangollen with its river, canal, mountains and wonderful views of the Welsh countryside, all within easy access.
The barn’s central position on the Welsh, Shropshire and Cheshire borders makes it a perfect holiday base for exploring the sights of the three counties. There are a number of National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, and golf, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared access to en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio and sitting-out area
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (18ft x 9ft), (open 6 hrs per day flexible from 9am-8pm, all year)
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£1591-£3677
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Rhyse Cottage Ref: RNE

A sympathetically converted, beautiful 18th-century brick built holiday cottage, standing in an elevated position, enjoying lovely views over the Teme Valley and surrounding farmland. Rhyse Cottage is just 2 miles from historic Ludlow (part of the Cittaslow network), famous for its Michelin starred restaurants and summer Shakespeare Festival. There is splendid walking, cycling and riding in nearby Mortimer’s Forest and Offa’s Dyke, with golf and horse racing locally. Shops 2 miles.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, rugs on brick floor and door to terrace screened by fuchsia and passiflora. Modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Two bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings; one double and one twin with exposed brick walls. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, extra £4 per basket
  • Electricity, full central heating (electricity rads), bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with secluded south-facing terrace, furniture
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Shared use of owners’ partially enclosed heated swimming pool (10ft x 18ft), open 4 July to 4 September 2014 (21st June - 20th September 2013), 9am–7pm
  • Pet free of charge
  • Friday to Friday

Note: Rhyse Cottage (RNE) can be booked together with Charlie Woods Barn (RNC) to sleep up to 9 people

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£266-£646
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