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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
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Swallows Nest Ref: 24161

Located within the grounds of the owner’s home, this pleasant, purpose-built, detached holiday let provides good quality accommodation with stunning views across the local countryside and has shared use of the gardens. Situated on the Shropshire border and Offas Dyke Footpath, in the village of Trefonen. Good access to attractions in mid Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The historic market town of Oswestry is a 5 minute drive, there are three NT properties within 20 miles, Erddig, Chirk Castle and Powys Castle. Golf, fishing and horse riding all nearby. Shops 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£266-£446
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Park Ref: RJX

Deep in rural Shropshire, this 18th-century cottage, with its own little garden, occupies an idyllic, peaceful location amidst 160 acres of countryside. Adjoining the main house on a non-working farm, it offers charming holiday accommodation with beams and inglenook fireplace. Visitors can enjoy the old moat, several ponds and the ancient haymeadows full of wildflowers, all the result of an award-winning conservation policy. Nearby are Hodnet Hall Gardens, landscaped Hawkstone Park, and some important nature reserves. Golf and fishing locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove and countryside views. Well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room. Beams throughout ground floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with extra single bed (for +1). Single bedroom leading to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electricity rads, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small garden with furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Coarse fishing foc
  • No smoking
  • NB: Ponds in grounds and
    garden

WAS
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£293-£503
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Bulkeley Wing Ref: RD8

Built in 1720 by Bulkeley Mackworth, and set in a prominent location within 18 acres of parkland, the apartment [right in photograph] of this Queen Anne mansion has been restored with character and style. With views to the Welsh hills over open countryside, the accommodation offered is of a very high standard, with comfort and all modern conveniences. An enormous games room with a full-sized snooker table, table tennis and darts allows for friendly competition in front of a roaring fire. Within the grounds lies a lake, with coarse fishing available by prior arrangement, whilst guests have use of their own secluded courtyard area.
Home of the gingerbread, the attractive town of Market Drayton was once famed for its Damson Fairs, and many Draytonarians continue the tradition with damson feasts each autumn. Keen walkers can follow the trails of the famous Clive of India or the unusual bloodthirsty ‘Murder and Mayhem’ track, whilst a wild animal trail offers a rather more sedate option for the children! Market Drayton is the ideal base for touring Stoke and the Potteries, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and North Wales. The Shropshire union canal winds it way close to the town, its tow paths, flights of locks and breathtaking aqueduct well worth a visit. Nearby you can find award-winning gardens, such as Hodnet, Wollerton Old Hall and Hawkstone Park, with its golf course and unique landscape of caves, woodland and follies. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Spiral staircase to first floor: Large living room with open fire. Spacious modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with high pressure shower and toilet, and one with wash basin and toilet. Two twin bedrooms with an interconnecting door (and each with a separate entrance from corridor), each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachments and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Cots
  • High chair
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared grounds of 18 acres with fishing by arrangement
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Games room with full-size billiards table (shared with adjoining cottage)
  • Unsuitable for the infirm (steps to first floor entrance)
  • NB: Lake in grounds

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£634-£1953
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Waen Barn Ref: 19758

An attractive, contemporary style barn conversion dating back over 100 years, adjoining the owner’s home. The front aspect courtyard with adjacent, exclusive beauty salon (consultations and treatments at cost via owner on arrival). The holiday property is well presented and well located just inside Shropshire, with the Montgomery Canal just 2 minutes from the door. Shrewsbury, 15 miles, Chester is a mere 25 miles and many North Wales attractions can be reached in under an hour. Horse riding and golf can be found locally. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Friday to Friday.

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£187-£420
Shortlist
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in the heart of the rolling Shropshire countryside near the village of Wentnor, with the East Onny river running through the garden. Each has its own garden and guests are welcome to enjoy the shared grounds with orchards. There is a network of paths in the area for walkers and cyclists and the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley are close by. Bishop’s Castle with its ‘House on Crutches’ and other historic buildings tumbling down the main street is well worth exploring and the Acton Scott Working Farm is also within easy reach. Golf in Church Stretton. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Beamed living room with open fire in large inglenook, tiled floor. Beamed dining room with slate floor. Beamed kitchen with breakfast area, tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • CD (small library)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Lawned garden
  • Garden slopes to unfenced river

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi on site
  • Patio with furniture
  • Grounds with orchard
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • NB: Unfenced river in grounds

WAS
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£397-£753
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
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£1332-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Angel Barn Ref: 29172

This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Angel Barn is the perfect location for guests wishing to really enjoy the magnificent Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside. Located on the slopes of Clee Hill in the heart of Shropshire, Angel Barn is a beautiful stone built, detached barn which offers guests fabulous views and peaceful surroundings. Perfectly located for guests to visit and explore the local area, guests will find the historic market town of Ludlow just a few miles away. Perched on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by unspoilt, hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country known as the Welsh Marches. Every September there is the famous Ludlow Food and Drink Festival where guests will be able to sample top quality local produce and Michelin starred food. Angel Barn is a great base for guests who enjoy walking or cycling as there are many excellent public footpaths and cycle paths running right through the area and taking guests through some of the most picturesque countryside in the county. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to visit Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Stokesay castle. Shop and pubs serving food 1½ miles, restaurants 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beam and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, beams, Velux and sloping ceiling. First floor: 1 double galleried bedroom with beams and wooden floor.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating £50per week, £25 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden. Small courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared tennis court. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: 3/4 steps in courtyard.

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£218-£600
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
Ladymoor Ref: RTT8

This large sandstone 17th-century holiday cottage stands detached on the banks of the River Severn with stunning views of the Severn Valley from both the house and the delightful lawned garden. It is located just 50 yards from Highley station and the Engine House Museum on the Severn Valley Railway, with steam trains running past the rear of the cottage. Journey from Marylebone station and change at Kidderminster to complete the fabulous journey by steam train. It is a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Severn Valley with its many footpaths, bridleways and river walks, with the famous Severn Way passing directly in front of the cottage and a country park just 50 yards away. This famous stretch of Stanley Water on the River Severn is one of the most prolific for barbel fishing in the country, producing barbel to 17lb on the BAA stretch of water outside the cottage. There are also two day ticket stretches at £5 per day, and lots of local carp fishing lakes. Highley 18-hole golf course is just a 5-minute walk and there are five other courses within a 15-minute drive. The West Midlands Safari Park is a 15-minute drive away, and this property makes an excellent base for visiting Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Ludlow, Worcester, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd, all within an hour’s drive. Shop 3/4 mile, pub 500 yards.

Large living room with open fire. Dining room with patio doors. Beamed kitchen with electric range, electric cooker and tiled floor. Conservatory with river views. Separate toilet. Narrow staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1), balcony, river views and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three double bedrooms, each with river views. Bathroom with double size bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Separate spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with two additional single beds (for +2), Velux windows and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • Electricity and full oil central heating £80 per week, £50 per short break
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV with surround sound
  • DVD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Internal games room with pool table
  • NB: River 20 yards

WAS
NOW
£968-£2991
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8
Pets
3

Peacefully situated within the extensive grounds of the Pitchford Estate, these three properties offer superb holiday accommodation. Windy Mundy Farm (RNG) has been converted from an 18th-century threshing barn and deer shelter and is located on an old deer park at the centre of the estate. Built on top of a south-facing hill overlooking Row Brook, and part of a working arable farm, it is surrounded by fields of wheat and barley and has spectacular, far-reaching views towards the Shropshire hills. Enclosed by a long stone wall, the farm has its own courtyard garden with a terrace and barbecue. Stockbatch Granary (RJ6) is reached by a mile-long drive passing through the mixed arable land of Stockbatch Farm, with its fields of corn encircled by woodland. It comprises an 18th-century granary, clapperboard barn, stables and cowsheds, and nestles on a south-facing slope, at the bottom of which a stream wends its way gently along. A courtyard garden enclosed by a red sandstone wall provides a pleasant sitting-out area from which to survey the countryside views. Tree House Barn (RDDJ) is a sensitively restored detached barn conversion which enjoys views of the world famous Pitchford Tree House (the oldest tree house in the world).
Within 6 miles of each property is historic Shrewsbury with its fascinating architecture, castle, museums, fine shops and wealth of traditional inns and restaurants. Easily accessible is popular Church Stretton, and Shropshire’s finest town Ludlow, framed by the gentle Clee Hills, with its impressive castle, magnificent church, many half-timbered buildings and Georgian red-brick houses. Bridgnorth has what is reputed to be the steepest cliff railway in Britain and superb cliff-top walks overlooking the River Severn below. From here, during summer, the Severn Valley Railway’s steam train chugs the scenic 16-mile route to Kidderminster. Attingham Park (NT), Benthall Hall (NT), Ironbridge Gorge and the old market town of Much Wenlock (with its medieval priory) are all within easy driving distance. Riding, sailing, fishing, golf, pubs and restaurants locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 6 miles.

(See first and second photographs.) Entrance hall. Spacious living/dining room with open suspended fire, rugs on oak floor and spiral staircase leading to double bedroom with futon bed. Well-equipped, modern farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range and door to terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms sharing an en-suite shower room and toilet First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom (one with over-bath shower) and toilet. Beamed throughout. Adjacent barn: Double bedroom with wrought-iron four-poster bed with en-suite bathroom, toilet and wood-burning sauna.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full oil central heating included
  • TV (Teletext)
  • CD
  • Electric range
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Sauna – logs included
  • Games barn with bar billiards table

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Ample parking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
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£1420-£4737
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
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£493-£493
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
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£218-£454
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