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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
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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Weston Lodge Ref: E5504

Enjoying a truly unique location adjacent to the owner’s well stocked course fishing lakes, and just 1 mile from the historic border town of Oswestry, these two delightful real wood lodges make cosy and comfortable year round retreats. Fishermen are well catered for at Weston Pools with the choice of five fishing lakes (by arrangement, extra charge), a well-stocked tackle shop and a small cafe. Oswestry offers a fine selection of independent shops, a weekly street market and an excellent selection of eateries and pubs. The surrounding area holds a myriad of visitor attractions and outdoor leisure pursuits, including magnificent National Trust castles at both Chirk and Welshpool, and Erdigg Hall at Wrexham with its woodland walks and horse drawn carriage rides. Llangollen, just over the border in Wales, is home to steam trains, horse drawn canal boat rides, the world famous annual music Eisteddfod and, for the more adventurous, white water rafting on the River Dee. Golf, riding, climbing and walking can all be enjoyed locally. Shop 1 mile and pub 0.5 miles.

3 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Both properties: Underfloor CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Terrace and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fishing lakes on site.

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£244-£638
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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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

The two delightful cottages (ref RGA and RGB), surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and adjacent to the owner’s own property, are set high in the Shropshire Hills and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Both are spacious and extremely comfortable allowing guests to relax and enjoy this remarkably peaceful location. Wonderful walking from the garden gate and just a short drive away are The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. Historic Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge are within easy travelling distance as are the smaller, equally interesting towns of Bishops Castle, Montgomery and Church Stretton. Many country houses, castles and gardens nearby. Fishing, riding, cycling, birdwatching, ballooning and gliding available locally. Shop 800 yards.

Beamed sitting/dining room with large bay window, exposed stonework and wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with door to patio. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft, zip & link bed leading to cosy single bedroom (for +1).

  • Full NSH included (September-March £10per week)
  • Radio/CD
  • Use of owner’s washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed patio with furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Deep, unfenced pond in garden

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NOW
£238-£526
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Greyling Cottage Ref: 26252

A lovely three storey town house in the centre of Ludlow, down one of the most expensive rows in the town. With much to offer, the town itself is a lively and unspoilt market town, with great charm and character it breathes history at every turn. Alongside the independent shops are the traditional market and award winning restaurants. For those wishing to explore the countryside, the town’s outskirts are surrounded by the beautiful and unspoilt Welsh Marches. Tourist attractions are plentiful and include the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Ludlow Castle and racecourse. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wooden floor throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Gas central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden. Public car park 200 yards. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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£305-£825
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Malthouse Ref: 24830

This old, terraced Malthouse has been converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. It has an open-plan ground floor which successfully combines original features, including many exposed beams. Situated in a rural location with a pretty garden and set amidst wonderful walking and cycling country. Discover picturesque villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, especially in famous Ludlow. Alternatively, day trips to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge and many country houses can be made. Shop 4 miles, pub with food 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor (with lift): 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There are 5 steps in the garden with ramp.

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£242-£578
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: 28930

This beautiful detached holiday property, with sole use of hot tub, is perfectly located for sightseeing around the counties of Shropshire, mid Wales, north Wales and Cheshire. Local attractions include many NT properties, the medieval town of Shrewsbury, conveniently placed along the River Severn, and Offas Dyke path which runs close to the property. Llangollen with its steam railway, horse drawn barges, white water rafting and motor museum is a 20-minute drive. Horse riding, paintballing and go-karting all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden. Ample parking. Hot tub (£25per week, £10 per short break). Stabling and grazing by arrangement. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Small stream and pond in grounds.

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NOW
£295-£849
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Timber framed cottage

This three storey, charming, 17th century, cosy Grade II listed town cottage is close to the centre of this medieval town and near to Michelin recommended restaurant ’La Becasse’. The holiday property has exposed beams, timber framed walls and woodburning stove creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic holiday. Enjoy Ludlow’s 11th century castle, excellent pubs, restaurants, specialist shops and riverside walks. Shropshire is ideal for walkers with the Mortimer Forest, the long Mynd Hills, Church Stretton and the Stiperstones. Discover Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Shrewsbury. Shop 300 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Very steep open sided stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room. Very steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room (fuel £15per week October-March). NSH, electricity, bed linen included. Video. Electric cooker. On road parking. No children except babes in arms. NB: Although there are beds for 4 guests, maximum occupancy is 3 guests.

WAS
NOW
£493-£493
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Little Gable 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. Shops and restaurants 8 miles, 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 CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£305-£638
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Harpers End Ref: 26571

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wooden barn has been carefully converted to form a warm, simply furnished property. It lies just a few hundred yards from the foot of Long Mynd, 5,500 acres of National Trust moorland, ideal for walking, cycling, bird watching and riding (and for the more adventurous, gliding and hang gliding). Golf can also be found nearby. Standing beside the owner’s home, in 6½ acres of shared grounds, the cottage has its own spacious lawns and enjoys open views from the patio of the Mynd, across to the legend-steeped Stiperstones and the surrounding hills. Local pubs serve excellent food. Ludlow and Shrewsbury (15 miles). Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 13/4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional Z-bed. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. 6½ acres of shared grounds with furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Easy walking access. NB: Covered pond in grounds.

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£0-£0
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Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
West Windows Ref: 1961

This detached house is situated on the outskirts of the Shropshire town of Church Stretton, with fine views of the Long Mynd hills. It is in a quiet cul-de-sac and is an excellent holiday base for walking in the surrounding hills and countryside. Guests can also enjoy use of a piano. Railway station in Church Stretton is less than a mile away. Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and many interesting Shropshire towns and villages are all within easy reach. Shops and pubs within 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun porch. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment. Separate toilet.

Solid fuel burner in living room included. Partial NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave.Telephone-outgoing and local calls only. Gardens. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
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£190-£572
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Summerhouse Ref: 27181

This detached holiday property that stands alone in large gardens - there is a fabulous view of Wenlock Edge, an area of Shropshire that is well known by walkers. The Wenlock Edge links Much Wenlock with Church Stretton, the only market town in this AONB. You’ll find many attractions around these areas where the surrounding villages form an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike, in all seasons. Cross-country routes are well marked for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, one with additional fold-up single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£233-£757
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