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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Situated in the heart of the south Shropshire countryside, Kingfisher Cottage occupies an outstanding position overlooking the Severn Valley and Chelmarsh Reservoir. This thoughtfully designed, spacious, detached holiday cottage is perfect for family gatherings and groups. The large family kitchen with glazed dining area overlooks the garden and outside patio area, whilst the spacious comfortable living room offers a wood-burning stove for cosy evenings in. The property has the added benefit of a ground floor en-suite bedroom, as well as five further en-suite bedrooms on the first floor. The gardens and barbecue area provide wonderful waterside views.
Surrounded by the owners’ farmland, with footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes from the doorstep, Kingfisher Cottage is the perfect country retreat. Another popular pastime in the area is fishing, which is available for guests of the cottage on Chelmarsh Reservoir and also on the River Severn (day permits can be purchased from local fishing tackle shops). Ideally located near to the historic town of Bridgnorth and the Severn Valley railway, with RAF Cosford a short drive away, the cottage makes an ideal base for touring. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum and the hills of the Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge are about 10 miles away, whilst there are many interesting walks from the door as well as numerous picturesque villages waiting to be explored. Further afield a great place for a day trip is the West Midlands Safari Park. Shops 3 miles, pub ½ mile.

Large living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, two additional single beds (for +2) and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Four twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 8 cars)
  • Grazing and stabling for horses available
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£944-£2715
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
0

Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

All on first floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

Satellite TV. Wi-fi. Decked area. Garden with summerhouse. NB: Steps to decked area.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Well in grounds.

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£212-£499
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Piglets Place Ref: E4300

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. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep or visitors may prefer to relax with a spot of fly and coarse fishing on the owners’ adjoining land. 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. 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.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 with day bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

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.

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£368-£780
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Pentre Cwm Bach Ref: W41139

Excellent views

This cosy detached holiday cottage set in the hills of the English and Welsh borders is in a very peaceful location, with superb uninterrupted views across the valley, the hills beyond and the wildlife friendly garden. With the shops and restaurants of Oswestry only 7 miles away, both Shrewsbury and Chester close at hand there are many places to visit including the Lake Vyrnwy (as featured on ‘Springwatch’), Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall and Erdigg Castle near Chirk. Llangollen with its steam railway and canals is also close by. Golf, shooting, bird watching, riding and cycling are all available locally. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity by £1 coin meter. Bed linen included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Property is accessed via a rough track.

WAS
NOW
£218-£454
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.

WAS
NOW
£225-£685
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Little Loxley Ref: 30272


Less than 2 miles from the town centre, and a pleasant walk through the quiet, well-maintained residential area, this well-positioned semi-detached holiday property is ideal for those wishing to explore Shrewsbury - one of England’s finest medieval market towns. All areas of Shropshire are easily accessible, such as Ironbridge, Bridgenorth, Much Wenlock and Ludlow, plus the Welsh border towns. Visitors can enjoy the popular town centre of Shrewsbury, with narrow cobbled streets and timber framed buildings, castle, Severn River trips, world-famous abbey and Attingham Park (NT). There are many amenities within the local area, including a supermarket, dry cleaners, florist, chemist, vets and a holistic centre, all less than ¼ mile away. Pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with single day bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£212-£711
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Felin Rhosyn Ref: W41604

Easy reach of town and countryside

Situated 2 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury, this end of terrace house is near to both shops and restaurants, and river and canal side walks. Two miles along the tow path is Haughmond Hill and Abbey or the town centre. A short drive to Attingham Hall and Park, Mytton and Mermaid Hotel, Wroxeter Roman city and vineyard and Ironbridge Gorge. Mid Wales is a few miles’ drive and Llangollen, home of the International Musical Eisteddfod, is easily reached within the hour. The West Midland Show can be visited in June and Shrewsbury Flower Show in August, with events throughout the year at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury and Oakengates Theatre in Telford. Shops and pub 200 yards, restaurants 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with pull out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video and small library. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£187-£510
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ridgeway Lodge Ref: E5227

With solar panels and woodpellet stove, this log cabin offers eco-friendly and cosy accommodation in a magnificent position high on the Kerry Ridgeway, with far-reaching views across the Shropshire Hills. This holiday cabin has been thoughtfully situated to offer privacy and outstanding views, and a tree and decorations for Christmas bookings are available. After a glorious day’s walking or cycling on quiet rural lanes, visitors can relax in their own blissful hot tub and delight in an opportunity to star gaze into the night sky with no light pollution. Bishop’s Castle, a charming market town with two breweries, shops, pubs and eateries, is 5 miles. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders are all a short drive

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most with wooden floors

Woodburner in living room inc. CH, solar panels (run by pellet stove), elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Wii. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden, terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Easy walking access.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Corfton View Ref: RFF8

This is a beautiful example of a half timbered house with open aspect to the rear, overlooking the Shropshire countryside and the spot where Corfton Castle used to stand. The good-sized kitchen area has French windows at the far end of the dining area that go directly out onto a large slabbed patio area, and all bedrooms have their own bathroom. Situated on the Craven Arms to Bridgenorth road, the area is an excellent base from which to enjoy the wonders of Shropshire.
Nearby Tugford has numerous walking and cycling routes, while Church Stretton is within easy driving distance where the beautiful Cardingmill Valley is perfect for a picnic or walking. Shropshire boasts many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Trust properties, as well as the Glider Centre on the delightful Long Mynd. Ludlow, famous for its ‘Michelin-star’ eating houses, quaint cobbled streets and medieval castle, hosts the Ludlow Festival in June and July, and also provides a leisure centre - great for entertaining children. Further places of interest include Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Blists Hill and the Wenlock Edge. Much Wenlock offers a 12th-century priory and antique market. Younger children can enjoy an indoor play barn just outside Craven Arms or Acton Scott Working Farm Museum. Further afield are Offa’s Dyke, Hay-on-Wye and the Welsh Black Mountains. Fishing, golf and horse riding are popular activities in the area. Shop 4 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with French windows to patio and tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed; each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full oil central heating included (£30 per week October-April, £20 per short break)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£553-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Old Sawmill Ref: E3311

Set in the Clun valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this converted property was originally part of an old sawmill. Now providing spacious and tastefully furnished accommodation of a high standard, it makes a wonderfully relaxing base, ideal for walkers and cyclists – the Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath can be joined nearby. Ludlow, home to many renowned restaurants, a splendid castle and an annual festival, is just 13 miles away as is historic Church Stretton. Shrewsbury, Hereford and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum are all well worth exploring. E3311 (The Old Saw Mill) can be booked together with E3974 (Little Brampton) to sleep up to 26+18 people. Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms, 1 double (four poster), 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Oil CH, elec and bed linen inc. Satellite TV (basic package). Cot. Video. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden, patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Sauna. Wheelchair access.

Note: E3974 (Little Brampton) and E3311 (The Old Saw Mill) can be booked together to sleep up to 26+18 people.

WAS
NOW
£465-£950
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.

WAS
NOW
£242-£578
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Ellinor House Ref: 25388

This terraced holiday property is one of the few remaining Georgian town houses situated in the market town of Cleobury Mortimer and provides an ideal base from which the explore the three counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. All local amenities including pubs, restaurants, takeaways and many individual shops such as grocers and butchers are on the doorstep. The property also has a small cottage garden to the rear where you can enjoy the peace and quiet away from the bustle of the town. Centrally located on the A4117 between Kidderminster and Ludlow. A visit to Ludlow with its castle and tudor historic centre is a must while sampling some of the renowned culinary delights. Visit Bewdley with the Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park. For keen walkers a visit to nearby Clee Hill with its outstanding views from the top is a must, or perhaps venture slightly further afield over the border into Wales to take the challenge of Offa’s Dyke Path or Glyndw’rs Way. For a more leisurely drive and stroll why not visit the many pretty black and white villages which include Eardisland and Pembridge, both within easy reach. The cities of Hereford and Worcester provide an interesting day out with many National Trust properties and gardens along the way. The market town of Tenbury Wells with its individual shops, cafes and restaurants provides a welcome break for longer journeys. Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburners in living and dining room (no fuel provided). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

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£306-£1048
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