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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 Old Forge Ref: 25686

This beautiful detached holiday barn has been restored from a former cow shed and pig sty. Situated in the garden of the owners’ home, formerly the blacksmith’s forge, it enjoys views across countryside. Visit castles, lakes, canals, steam railways and World Heritage sites such as Ironbridge and Poncysyllte Aqueduct. Why not try canoeing, paintballing or go-karting, and over the border into Wales, white water rafting or sailing. Fishing, cycling, walking, golf and horse riding locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (external utility room). Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£264-£680
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
The Livery Ref: 28958

In a quiet street close to the centre of Craven Arms, this single-storey holiday cottage is ideally situated for exploring south Shropshire and bordering counties of Herefordshire and Powys. There are plenty of attractions close by including Stokesay Castle, the Land of Lost Content, geocaching at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Long Mynd and Acton Scott working farm. Nearby Ludlow and Shrewsbury offer great eateries, bars, festivals and castles. NT Attingham Park and Ironbridge and Bridgenorth can all be reached within a half an hour drive. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (6ft zip and link) with en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (can also be accessed from double bedroom).

Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio. On road parking. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£215-£649
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.Near Much Wenlock, in the village of Harley in Shropshire, these 2 spacious, adjoining holiday cottages (refs 28382 and 28383)look out over fields to the ever-changing woodland of the Wenlock Edge. These holiday cottages have been converted from a large stone barn to offer spacious and comfortable family accommodation through the year. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, with period features on show, the properties feature original wooden beams and stone walls. Centrally located between the medieval towns of Shrewsbury, a large town with shops, a castle, theatre, riverside boat trip, abbey and museums, and Much Wenlock, a stunningly beautiful, historic town home to the modern Olympics and many unique shops, inns, tea rooms, a popular family butcher, a 12th-century priory and museum. There is easy access to many attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Attingham Park and Cardingmill Valley (both part of NT properties), Acton Scott ‘Victorian Farm’ and the Severn Valley Railway in Bridgnorth. For the more adventurous, enjoy pony trekking on Wenlock Edge, clay pigeon shooting, hill walking, cycling and a glider centre. Garage 2 miles. There is a country pub 5 minutes walk from the property. Shops and restaurants 2 miles.

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

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

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£411-£902
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These two well appointed, semi-detached bungalows (refs 26069 and 26070), lie in the hamlet of Middleton Scriven on the outskirts of Bridgnorth, the historic Shropshire town best known for being a town of two halves: the High Town with good views down which Charles I declared to be the finest in all the kingdom and the Low Town with good views up. Now connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain. Bridgnorth is fortunate to have many attractions scattered around its luscious countryside. You can have an unforgettable day’s time travel; a combined journey by steam railway, and historic river ferry to a beautiful house and garden. Just a short car journey takes you to the world famous Ironbridge and its popular museums, The Royal Air Force Museum and Boscobel House. A few miles upstream of Bridgnorth is Shrewsbury, England’s finest Tudor town, which has one of the best waterfronts, a wide variety of shops, bars and a riverside theatre. Attingham Park, Benthall Hall, Dudmaston Hall, Rays Farm Country matters, Much Wenlock, West Midland Safari Park, Cleobury Mortimer and Ludlow are also well worth a visit. Golf and horse riding are available locally. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles.

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

Wheelchair access.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patios and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£239-£685
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: E5519

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

Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Sprial stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom (can be double by arrangement) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread second staircase to first floor: 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Both bedrooms are interconnected by a lockable door.

Oil CH inc. Cot. Three Freeview TVs. No children under 10 years except babes in arms.

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

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

This charming and historic Grade II listed ironworker’s cottage featured at Blists Hill Victorian Museum retains original features including a restored 1840 Victorian cast iron bed, an original Coalbrookdale fireplace as well as a feature inglenook and Belfast sink in the kitchen. The holiday cottage stands at the end of a small terrace in this World Heritage Site, only a few yards from the Iron Bridge with views over the River Severn in the gorge. Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and NT properties are an easy drive. Walks include the Wrekin, Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd. Fishing, golf and leisure activities. Shops, pubs and restaurants 150 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. 24hr laundry service available. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Extensive enclosed garden. Enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking.

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£231-£604
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Old Church Ref: 28611


For a truly unique and memorable self catering holiday experience, the Old Church is a property that is hard to beat. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Hopton Cangeford, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this professionally converted Nave of a 1766 Grade II* listed church still has many of the original features such as Squire’s pews, oak dado panelling, font and pulpit. The mix of 21st century décor and facilities such as flat screen TV’s in both the living room and bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen with hand-painted tiles and underfloor heating blends effortlessly with the original stain glass windows and architecture. The double bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom , tiled extensively with travertine and granite, providing both a shower enclosure and a Jacuzzi spa bath. If you love unusual properties then The Old Church ticks all of the boxes. You can even dine by candlelight in the Vestry! You will never stay anywhere like this again and it’s a true gem hidden away in the Shropshire countryside. A once in a lifetime experience! The quiet country lanes surrounding the Old Church are ideal for walking and cycling. Just 4 miles from Ludlow, surrounded by the unspoilt hills of the Welsh Marches, this historic market town offers the medieval castle, fine restaurants and, in September, the famous Ludlow Food Festival. Visit Tenbury Wells, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the breathtaking Long Mynd. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 50’’ Freesat plasma TV. Blu-ray home cinema system and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed, lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge - must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fish ponds in garden.

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£344-£819
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

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

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

Playstation.

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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£288-£680
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Hope Cottage Ref: 14141


A well positioned stone holiday cottage at a midway point on the Powys/Shropshire border between the popular towns of Clun, famous for its castle, and Knighton, a town on the Offa’s Dyke path with its pretty timber framed buildings many dating back to the 17th century, its narrow sharply climbing streets lined with antique shops and a good selection of coffee houses and traditional inns, plus of course its strong connection to Owain Glendwr. Visitors can easily enjoy trips to nearby Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and numerous festivals. Enjoy a trip to Bishop’s Castle with its market town and home brewers, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Carding Mill Valley, Ironbridge, Bridgenorth, Attingham Park (NT) and Shewsbury. Other places of interest include Presteigne, home to the Judges Lodging, Churchstoke Country park, Powys Castle (NT) and Llanfair Light Railway. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living/dining room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Payphone. Landscaped gardens with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). One well-behaved dog welcome (sheep country), free of charge. No smoking.

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£184-£554
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.

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£493-£493
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

This peaceful, rural retreat, awarded ‘5 Stars’ by VisitBritain, enjoys views over open countryside and mature woodland. A detached, period, listed cottage, with exposed beams, it is set within the owners’ 5-acre grounds. An ideal holiday base from which to tour the spectacular countryside of Shropshire and The Marches, medieval Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Ellesmere Lakes and Llangollen are accessible. Hawkstone Park follies, Oswestry, Wroxeter’s Roman ruins and vineyard are within easy driving distance, as are many National Trust properties. Riding, swimming, fishing and golf available locally. Shrewsbury 3½ miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Entrance via secluded garden. Ground floor: Hall. Beamed living room with open fire and door to garden. Dining room with beams and quarry-tiled floor. Fully fitted kitchen. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom with electric shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - logs included
  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome grocery pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream with steep banks at garden boundary

WAS
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£397-£753
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


Two delightful cottages in the grounds of Grade II listed Sodylt Hall, carefully modernised and furnished, and equipped to the highest standards. Both enjoy a totally rural outlook in the unspoilt Border country close to the River Dee (fly fishing available) and the Welsh hills. Visitors enjoy shared use of the Hall’s grounds, which are delightful in springtime, and there are lovely woodland walks. Ellesmere 4 miles (boating lake). Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and Snowdonia, all within easy reach. Llangollen (International Eisteddfod), just 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 2 miles (open 7 days).

The furnishings and equipment of this spacious detached lodge are of high quality and immaculately maintained. All on the ground floor: Spot-lit fitted oak kitchen. Large sitting/dining room with open fire. Small step up to hallway. Large twin bedroom. Small twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.

  • Secluded patio and garden

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared use of Hall’s grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Use of owner’s tennis court (lessons available by arrangement, at cost)
  • Small trout lake (fishing by arrangement)
  • Parking
  • Friday to Friday

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£293-£630
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