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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Superb area for touring and walking

Charmingly named after a famous local pony, this detached, comfortable house provides spacious and well-equipped holiday accommodation in a rural setting. A superb area for touring and walking, being within easy reach of the many famous and historic places which enrich this unspoilt county. Offa’s Dyke and Clun nearby. Craven Arms itself has some engaging and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Shrewsbury and Wigmore Abbeys. Medieval Ludlow, with nearly 500 listed buildings, Bishops Castle and Knighton, are well worth a visit. Fishing, horse riding and golf available locally, ease of access to the Welsh borders, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Ironbridge World Heritage Site museums and exhibitions approximately 30 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Second living room. Two kitchens. Utility room. 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 3 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 bunk. Two bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburners in living rooms (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Two electric cookers. Two microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£652-£1572
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
The Olde Granary Ref: E4298

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/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (5ft), 2 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping).

CD. D/washer. Shared payphone.

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

WAS
NOW
£601-£1318
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
8
Pets
0
Halford Big Barn Ref: 10359

This superb, detached barn conversion is one of those uniquely rare properties that can accommodate the larger of family parties in true comfort and style! Its spacious living rooms, generous en-suite bedrooms (some of which suit partially handicapped guests), and wealth of extra facilities will delight guests, and the property retains many character beams, with fine joinery and decor. There are separate stairs to 2 ’wings’, so plenty of room to spread out. An ideal base for a year-round holiday, with fine walks to Stokesay Castle, a short drive to Wenlock Edge and Long Mynd, and about half an hour from Ironbridge museums. Offa’s Dyke and Clun are nearby. The village of Craven Arms has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrim’s travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys. Knighton, Bishops Castle, medieval Ludlow, home to nearly 500 listed buildings are within easy reach. There is half a mile of coarse fishing within walking distance. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¾ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor wing: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second staircase to separate first floor wing: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawn and grassed area. Large courtyard with patio and chairs. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Family bookings only. NB: The first floor wings are not interconnecting.

WAS
NOW
£799-£2006
Shortlist
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
NOW
£689-£1891
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Filbrenik Ref: E5550

A wonderful holiday base whatever the season perfect for family get togethers or reunions, this spacious and comfortable, detached property boasts a large, enclosed, rear garden with far-reaching views over the Shropshire countryside. With easy road access, it is ideally located for exploring the border lands of England and Wales, an area bursting with historic market towns, tranquil villages and a myriad of visitor attractions and outdoor leisure pursuits including magnificent NT castles at both Chirk and Welshpool. Llangollen, just over the border into Wales, is home to steam trains, horse-drawn canal boat trips and narrow boat journeys across the amazing Pontysyllte Aqueduct, the highest and longest on the canal system. For the more adventurous, white water rafting is available on the River Dee. Golf, fishing and riding are all available nearby. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Second living room. Dining area/kitchen with patio doors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (5ft), two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. X-box. DAB radio. iPod dock. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
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)

WAS
NOW
£1332-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

The Threshing Barn, Water Tower and Dairy (refs RFFD, RFFE and RFFF) are set amongst tranquil, unspoilt countryside and are available for a holiday or short break, and also as a venue for corporate events and wedding receptions. Choose from the spacious five bedroom Threshing Barn or one of the two bedroom cottages. The detached holiday cottages can be booked individually or together and are situated in a beautiful rural location, perfectly suited to exploring the countryside, visiting the market towns of Bridgnorth and Ludlow or visiting one of the many local attractions all year round. The cottages are a short distance from World Heritage site, Ironbridge and the Severn Valley Railway. The River Severn, only a few minutes’ walk away, offers lovely paths along its banks amongst beautiful scenery, and Dudmaston Hall, a National Trust property, is on our doorstep. There are numerous cycling routes which can be taken over the pedestrian bridge at neighbouring Arley and Hampton Loade which lead to Bewdley and Bridgnorth. Fishing and canoeing are also available on the river. Fishing rights are available to guests subject to availability on the River Severn’s famous ‘Barbel Alley’. Horse riding lessons and ‘Loan a Pony Days’ are available with a fully qualified and insured instructor by prior arrangement. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards and restaurant 200 yards.

Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and slate floor. Well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking). Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed, dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electric air source underfloor central heating included
  • Two travel cots and high chairs on request
  • Electricrange included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Ample parking
  • Natural 1-acre grounds
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge - to be kept on a lead at all times
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£2172-£2172
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1
The Knowle Ref: RCCL

The Knowle is a large, Grade II listed, part-Georgian, part-Victorian house adjoining another property. Enoying a prominent position within a mile of Bridgnorth, it is located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside overlooking the River Severn. The spacious gardens of approximately ¾ of an acre feature a large barbecue area, plus a climbing frame and a swing for children. Internally, this holiday property boasts good-sized rooms ideal for family or group get-togethers, a snooker/billiard room and wi-fi. There is easy access to the town and the River Severn, and it is just a 2-minute walk to the local pub and restaurant. Local attractions include the Cliff Railway, the Severn Valley Railway and Visitor Centre, Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian Town museums. Walking, cycling, golf, fishing and horse riding nearby. Shop 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

Large living room. Dining room with three steps down to kitchen with breakfast area. Games room with TV. Utility. Two separate toilets. First floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms each with TV; one with additional bunk bed (for +2 children). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom (for +2). Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating included, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with children’s play area
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with snooker/billiard table
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

WAS
NOW
£1253-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Set on a working farm, this detached stone barn is located just 6 miles from historic Ludlow and lies on the edge of the village of Stoke St Milborough, which nestles between the Clee Hill and the Brown Clee Hills in south Shropshire, in an AONB. Stoke Court farm Barn is decorated and furnished to a high standard, whilst retaining many original features including beams and stable walls. It offers beautiful family accommodation with additional faciities for disabled guests, and makes an excellent holiday base for exploring the local area.
The 200-acre farm is a working beef and sheep farm, and within the grounds of the holiday barn is a newly discovered 17th-century formal garden with its prospect viewing mound. There is also a Sensory Garden to stimulate sound, sight, touch and smell. The latter has been developed in association with DEFRA.
Nearby, historic Ludlow provides a wealth of interest for any visitor. John Betjeman described it as ‘the loveliest town in England’. Country Life also paid tribute, calling it ‘the most vibrant small town in the country’. It has lively markets, food fairs and speciality shops. There are many Michelin restaurants and Ludlow has rightly become known as the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. The Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival is held every September. The town boasts over 500 listed buildings, mostly Georgian or half-timbered houses as well as a castle, once the home of kings, now a centre for festivals, events and open-air theatre performances.
An unusual day out can be enjoyed at the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, which traces the geological history of the Shropshire Hills, and is housed in an unusual turf-roofed building designed to echo the hill forts found in the surrounding countryside. A simulated hot air balloon flight over the Wrekin in the north to the Stiperstones in the south forms the central attraction of the Centre. A good day out can also be had at the Acton Scott working farm and musuem. Leominster, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and mid-Wales are all within easy driving distance. Fishing, walking, horse riding are all available and Ludlow golf course incorporates the Ludlow National Hunt Racecourse. Shop 6 miles.

Living/dining room with gas woodburner. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen. Ground floor double bedroom with electrically-operated bed, and immediately adjacent, wet room with toilet (facilities for the disabled). Wheelchair access from bedroom to garden. Family bedroom with double bed, two additional single beds (each for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, one with 6ft 6in bed, sloping ceiling, en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Large bathroom, shower attachment, toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Additional Z-beds (for +2)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV/video/DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed gardens, patio, furniture
  • Grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Paddock for soft ball games available
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access (some facilities for disabled on ground floor)
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£843-£2554
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0

This roomy and most well-equipped detached barn conversion is one of those rare holiday properties that can accommodate the larger family party in comfort and style. It boasts a wealth of old oak beams and half-timbered walls, with twin stairs to each wing, and plenty of space to spread out. There’s a children’s sitting room, plenty of bathrooms and some en-suite facilities, and large gardens with meadows and woodland beyond, forested hills an easy walk. The barn is 2 miles from the border Marches town of Craven Arms, close to Stokesay Castle and Acton Farm Museum, and handy for hill walking on Wenlock Edge, The Wrekin and Long Mynd. Ironbridge Gorge museums, Severn Valley Railway and medieval Shrewsbury all an easy drive. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. Twin stairs to first floor: 7 bedrooms: 4 double, one with additional single, two with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 3 twin. Two bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. Two high chairs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned gardens with patio and chairs. Adjoining wild areas. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£515-£1612
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill, Cronkhill Farmhouse occupies a delightful elevated position on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate.
This spacious, timber framed farmhouse is located in extensive and picturesque grounds including a sun trapped walled garden, fruit trees and brick apple store. Dating from the 17th century and Grade I listed, it was remodelled by John Nash, the famous Regency architect, to match the adjoining property (also National Trust and open 6 days a year).
Cronkhill Farmhouse retains many period details, including beamed ceilings, quarry tile floors and open fireplace. Providing spacious living accommodation, well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen and large dining and entertaining space, it can sleep up to 14. Its idyllic situation combines a very convenient location, close to the bustling town of Shrewsbury and the prettiest villages of Shropshire.
The property is especially popular with families and groups of friends, as it can be adapted to suit their individual needs, with four of the six bedrooms providing either twins or doubles. A la carte catering for special occasions and a freezer filling service are available to pre-book.

Accommodation: Entrance hall/boot room. Large living room with open fire. Spacious dining room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and additional single bed (each for +1). Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Shower room with toilet. Further bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet.
Location: A local post office, shop, gastro pub and traditional country pub are all within ½ mile of Cronkhill. The National Trust’s Attingham Park is just 1 mile away, at the centre of which is a fine Regency mansion set within a deer park designed by Humphrey Repton. There is extensive year round walking to be enjoyed here.
This is an excellent central base from which to explore Shropshire. Shrewsbury lies 3 miles to the north, with its fine period architecture, cinemas, restaurants and excellent shopping. To the south are the spectacular Shropshire Hills and Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm, as seen on BBC TV’s hit show Victorian Farm and a firm favourite with families. In its medieval castle setting, Ludlow provides a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. Eight miles to the east is the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums. Three ruined abbeys and the remains of the ancient Roman city of Wroxeter are all within a 20-minute drive.
The custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse is Rupert Acton who helps to manage his family’s Acton Scott estate, famous for providing the film location for BBC TV’s Victorian Farm and new series, Escape in Time, presented by Ben Fogle. A thirty minute drive south of Cronkhill, three further holiday houses may be found at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3; The Shooting Lodge, sleeps 8 + 3, ref RNP; and Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4.

For more information see www.actonscott.com

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, oil central heating, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large secure garden, furniture
  • Barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Water feature in grounds

WAS
NOW
£794-£2469
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
3

This large and finely restored period property is situated within extensive and picturesque parkland and provides every modern day comfort and style.

Dating back to the 16th century, Henley Farmhouse occupies an idyllic position affording uninterrupted views from south-facing lawns and patios, towards Wenlock Edge and Flanders Folly. Thoughtfully appointed and boasting a wealth of period features including beamed ceilings, oak floors and open fires, this is a desirable and spacious ten-bedroom character property.
Restored to an excellent standard, it provides large relaxing and entertaining space including dining for 20, two spacious living rooms and a separate children’s play area. There is a bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen and convenient secondary kitchen/utility. Its ample bedrooms are thoughtfully appointed and there are nine bath/shower rooms, seven en suite. The property is furnished throughout with a mix of new and antique andthe use of traditional English fabrics.
Very popular with families and groups of friends, Henley Farmhouse achieves many repeat bookings, not least as it can be adapted to suit the individual needs of larger parties, with six of the ten bedrooms offering either twins or doubles.
Accommodation: Entrance porch/boot room. Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Beamed sitting room with open fire in stone fireplace. Dining room with feature fireplace and table seating 20. Well-equipped, bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen with two gas/electric ranges and island. Children’s play area with adjacent kitchen/utility. Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Wet room and toilet. Separate toilet. Three staircases to separate areas of the first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one with oak floor. Two large double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and feature fireplace; one with inter-connecting door to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles); one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three staircases to separate areas of the second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with beamed sloping ceiling; one with en-suite bathroom with centre stage roll-top bath and toilet, and one with roll-top bath within bedroom and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds (can form 6ft double) with wooden floor and sloping ceiling.


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 BBC TV 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.
Henley Farmhouse is one of three holiday houses at Acton Scott. The Shooting Lodge is a finely restored and spacious character property set in its own private grounds, sleeps 8+3, ref RNP. Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, as seen on TV, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4. All three properties may be rented together or individually, to accommodate the needs of larger parties.
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 ref RN5.

For more information visit www.actonscott.com

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Two gas/electric ranges included
  • Two microwaves
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi broadband available £15 per week, £10 per short break
  • Large secure south-facing garden with patio and furniture

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Bed linen and towels inc
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle storage
  • External table tennis room
  • Home cooked meals and farm shop food deliveries by arr
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday
  • Shop 2½ miles, pub 1½ mile

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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