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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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Barn Ref: RAV

Very cosy and comfortable, The Barn is less than 2 minutes’ walk from all Much Wenlock’s inns, restaurants and shops. The small medieval town, home of the original Olympic Games, is very well situated to visit the nearby Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and its museums, Stretton Hills and Shrewsbury’s historic town centre are all within 10 miles. Compact sports centre with swimming-pool and tennis courts locally. The cottage has a pleasant, secure enclosed walled garden to quietly relax. Shops and pub 100 yards.

Sitting-room with gas ’coal-effect’ hole-in-the-wall fire and French doors to garden. Dining room with French doors to garden. Well-equipped, fitted farmhouse-style kitchen. First floor: Two bedrooms, both with sloping beamed ceilings; one double, one twin. Bathroom with bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Small secure garden with furniture
  • Patio
  • Roadside parking
  • Public car park 50 yards at cost
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£412-£753
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Pigsty Cottage Ref: E2783

Stunning views over open countryside towards the Welsh border are enjoyed by visitors to this delightful and very comfortable detached cottage. Enjoying a wonderful location for walkers with Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath just 200 yards from the door. The holiday property has an enclosed paddock with a wildlife pond, suitable for exercising dogs. Market town with good shops and restaurants 4 miles. The historic city of Chester and Shrewsbury are both under an hour’s drive and Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible. Village shop/post office and pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Underfloor CH and elec £20 pw, £10 per short break. Bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps in garden, pond in paddock.

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£245-£523
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Whitehill Ref: 16631

Occupying an isolated position with breathtaking views across the unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire. Whitehill, is 2 miles from the town of Clun which is within an AONB and is well known for rolling hills, hidden valleys and good walking country. The property is detached, comfortable and decorated to a good standard. It makes a good holiday touring base for visiting Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Offa’s Dyke, The Long Mynd and Wales. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Payphone. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Friday to Friday.

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£275-£680
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
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 room/bedroom area with double (6ft) zip and link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Dining room/kitchen.

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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£224-£499
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Crabapple Cottage 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. Offas Dyke National Trail runs within ½ mile of the property. Llanrhaedr waterfall, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, Erddig, watersports 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. Access to adjacent field. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country). NB: Pond in owners grounds, 50 yards. Stream and steep banks in adjacent field.

WAS
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£201-£635
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

A finely restored and spacious character property situated in its own private grounds, commanding uninterrupted views across open parkland towards Wenlock Edge.

Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century and occupies an idyllic position in a picturesque estate landscape unchanged for two centuries. This exclusive property retains all its original privacy and character while providing every modern day comfort.
The Shooting Lodge includes a wealth of period features, such as beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fireplaces. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room, for relaxing and entertaining, spacious and bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen, the convenience of a secondary kitchen and south facing lawns and patios.
With bedrooms and bathrooms thoughtfully appointed, it is furnished with a mix of new and antique and the use of traditional English fabrics throughout. There is a rustic log cabin summerhouse with viewing platform and external table tennis room. The property is very popular with families and small groups of friends, achieving many repeat bookings.
Accommodation: Large beamed banqueting room with open fireplace and flagstone floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with feature fireplace, LPG range and Belfast sink. Utility room with additional electric oven and hob. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Narrow steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (can form 5ft double), with wooden floor and wash basin. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles), wash basin, wooden floor and low door. Larger double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form 3ft singles) with additional 2ft 6in bed (for +1), wash basin, oak floor and feature fireplace. Log cabin (35 metres from main house): Double sofa-bed (for +2) with vanity unit and commode-style toilet.


Location: You will discover a piece of British history at Acton Scott, for it achieved national fame as the setting for BBC2’s hit TV series Victorian Farm, acknowledging the Acton family’s championing of sustainable practices. It has been followed by another Acton Scott-based BBCTV series Escape in Time, new for 2010 and presented by Ben Fogle.
Guests can enjoy a memorable setting and a multitude of activities on this lovingly preserved estate, including the Historic Working Farm - where the land is worked with heavy horses to preserve a way of life before the age of the tractor. This visitor attraction is a firm favourite with families. There’s the handy School House café (open April to October) and lovely guided walks and cycle rides.
The prettiest market towns and traditional country pubs are all close at hand. Including Shrewsbury to the north, on the banks of the River Severn; and Ludlow, to the south, in its medieval castle setting. This is a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. The spectacular Stretton Hills and Welsh Marches offer riding, cycling and walking. Among the many nearby sites are Attingham Park, the famous Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums, the castles of Powis and Stokesay and Wroxeter Roman city.
But if you simply cannot tear yourself away from Acton Scott, the finest local produce and home prepared meals can be delivered to your holiday house, with a la carte catering available to pre-book for special occasions.
The Shooting Lodge is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse is a finely restored, detached character property in its own extensive grounds, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three Acton Scott properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
Nearby and three miles to the east of Shrewsbury, Rupert Acton is also the custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse on the National Trust’s Attingham Park estate. A spacious 17th century timber framed property with spectacular views towards the River Severn, it sleeps up to 14, see property ref RN5.

For more information about Acton Scott visit www.actonscott.com

  • Electricity and full oil central heating included
  • Electricity oil rad in log cabin
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden with patio sitting-out area and furniture
  • Shop 2 miles

  • Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen and towels inc
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • Mini-portable t/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals and farm shop food deliveries by arr
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday

The flexible accommodation at Acton Scott can be taken together by larger parties so that 36 people can stay for family gatherings and weddings etc. Thirty minutes’ drive to the north, near Shrewsbury, is Cronkhill Farmhouse, sleeping 14, which is also managed by the Acton Scott estate. See property ref RN5.

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£637-£1972
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: OVP

With breathtaking views of the countryside, this traditional detached coach house conversion lies in the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Powys border. Set within the owner’s estate, amongst its own gardens and courtyard, it is the ideal holiday retreat in which to relax and unwind. Nearby attractions are Powis Castle, lakes Vyrnwy and Bala. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum, full of history, is a great day out for all the family. Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible from The Coach House, with its majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls. Walking, fishing, cycling, canoeing and white water rafting are all popular activities within this idyllic landscape. The Berwyn mountains are within easy reach, ideal for sailing and tennis, or leisurely pursuits on offer such as golf and fishing. This area is also a renowned mountain bike hot spot with a varied range of challenging routes for enthusiasts. Highly recommended days out Chester races or Bangor-on-Dee. Also view the countryside differently on nearby Welshpool’s steam train or travel lazily along the canal on the various barges. Interesting things for the children are ample and varied. There is a trampoline on site with a safety net and a large paddling pool provided on request. There are local swimming pools - those at Welshpool and Wrexham boasting wave machines and slides. Boreatton Park provides a great PGL experience and nearby Crazy Knights is a indoor climbing area which suits tiny tots up to mums and dads. Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and the Royal Air Force Museum are also close by. For those seeking a more cultural experience, there are NT properties such as Chirk Castle, Erddig and Attingham Park. All these have super walks and scenery for a memorable day out. Also worth visiting are the historical sites of Whittington Castle and Ellesmere. Nearby Oswestry has become a natural setting for a vibrant market town and has the longest street market in the borderlands; with specialty shops and eateries jostling with the market stalls it makes a wonderful trip out. Flowers and celebratory cakes can be organised by prior arrangement with the owners, and nearby restaurants recommended and booked. Supermarket delivery also available. Shops 4 miles, good traditional pubs nearby.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with quarry tiled floor. Twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 6ft double by prior arrangement) with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms (zip and link, can be 6ft double by prior arrangement). Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV (Sky, basic package)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi available at £3per week
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£689-£1891
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 150 year old former farm barn has been tastefully converted to provide spacious, very comfortable single storey accommodation (shown left). Adjoining the owners’ home, it enjoys superb, panoramic views over open countryside towards Ludlow’s historic parish church, 7 miles distant. Famous for its ancient castle, gourmet restaurants, antique shops and National Hunt races, Ludlow holds an annual food festival. Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shrewsbury and Hereford all under an hour’s drive. Good walking country. Shops 3.5 miles, pubs nearby.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living/dining room inc. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. M/wave. W/machine. Tel–honesty box. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. BBQ. Parking. Pets – 1 dog max (sheep nearby). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£227-£477
Shortlist
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.

Ground floor: Living/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.

WAS
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£368-£902
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Super walks direct from the door

These two properties are tastefully converted from farm buildings, in a small hamlet just outside Craven Arms, where the pilgrims are thought to have rested at the round house there, on their journey between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys. Surrounded by restful country, they provide some super walks direct from the properties. The historic towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge are within an easy drive. Locally there is fishing, horse riding and golf. Clun and Offa’s Dyke close by. Nearby towns within easy reach include medieval Ludlow, Knighton and Bishops Castle. A good holiday base for touring Shropshire and the borders. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Partial NSH, convector heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Separate shared utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Ample parking.

WAS
NOW
£195-£447
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Cherry Cottage Ref: 24030

Once the residence of the farm labourers and herdsmen, this charming holiday cottage has been carefully modified without compromising the character and features that are part of its history. It occupies a superb position overlooking the rolling hills that make up the Shropshire countryside. The cosy living room gives a homely feel and the garden is ideal for dining al fresco in the summer months. This is a central location for enjoying the activities on offer in Ludlow, Clun, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgenorth. Shops 2 miles, pubs 11/2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£188-£558
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

A fantastic conversion set in Dudleston at the heart of North Shropshire.

These two semi-detached barn conversions (29363 and 29364), adjacent to the owners’ home, are set in a quiet and peaceful location - an ideal holiday base for exploring Shropshire and the surrounding borderland counties of Cheshire and North Wales. Guests will be able to enjoy the hot tub within the shared grounds and each property has its own private designated patio areas. Nearby tourist attractions include the picturesque Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall working farm and Hawkstone Park. Go go-karting, paintballing and canoeing on the Shropshire canal, or visit historic Shrewsbury, with the River Severn flowing through. Across the border is North Wales, where guests will find Chirk Castle and Erddig (NT). The popular town of Llangollen is famous for its Eisteddfod motor museum, horse drawn barges and canal boat rides, plus the steam railway and white water rafting. In Cheshire, visit Chester Zoo, Bangor-on-Dee and Chester race courses. Also Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales is close to Oswestry. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Kennel available. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£227-£758
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