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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
2
Crabapple Cottage Ref: 28394

A detached barn conversion within the owners grounds, in an elevated position overlooking the Tanat Valley and with a south facing patio and large grounds, the property is within ½ mile of the village of Treflach. The accommodation has been thoughtfully laid out, and visitors to the area will have easy access to Shropshire, Cheshire and Mid and North Wales. Offas Dyke National Trail runs within ½ mile of the property. Llanrhaedr waterfall, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, Erddig, watersports at Bala, Lake Vyrnwy and Snowdon are all an easy drive. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Access to adjacent field. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country). NB: Pond in owners grounds, 50 yards. Stream and steep banks in adjacent field.

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£201-£635
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Whitehill Ref: 16631

Occupying an isolated position with breathtaking views across the unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire. Whitehill, is 2 miles from the town of Clun which is within an AONB and is well known for rolling hills, hidden valleys and good walking country. The property is detached, comfortable and decorated to a good standard. It makes a good holiday touring base for visiting Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Offa’s Dyke, The Long Mynd and Wales. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Payphone. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Friday to Friday.

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£275-£680
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Darlee Cottage Ref: W42758

Cosy lodge style property

This cosy detached, lodge-style property is quietly tucked away in the grounds of the owners home just on the edge of Ruyton XI Towns, a small village in the heart of Shropshire. The large gardens that surround the holiday property lead down to the river where fishing can be arranged. The village itself provides a selection of shops, pubs and eateries. Tourist attractions nearby include, Chirk Castle, Erddig, Historic Shrewsbury with theatre and River Severn. Paintballing, go-karting, bowling and horse riding all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Open tread stairs to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric central heating included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Large private garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: Unfenced river in garden. Drop from parking area. Slopes in grounds.

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£202-£410
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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 2 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Granary Ref: W4583

Quiet country location

This delightful first floor barn conversion with exposed beams has been converted to provide cosy accommodation within a 30 acre small holding accessed via a rough track. Surrounded by peaceful countryside this cottage is ideal for the relaxing holiday. Medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle, renowned architecture, famous restaurants and beautiful antique shops is only a short drive away. Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles, Burford House Gardens, and Ironbridge Gorge, all within the local area. Shrewsbury and the wonderful Long Mynd Hills known as little Switzerland and the Secret Hills are close by, as well as the Shropshire Discovery Centre. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

Steep stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric oven. Microwave. Lawned garden and furniture. Courtyard. Parking (2 cars).

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£213-£441
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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

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£968-£2991
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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

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£2172-£2172
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Seifton Court Ref: 28197

With its 5½ acres of land, and situated a few miles from the historic market town of Ludlow, this detached holiday cottage is in the perfect location for guests wishing to really explore the local area and enjoy all the attractions that Ludlow has to offer. Although the town came into existence when Ludlow Castle was built in the 11th century, and has many traditional buildings and historical attractions, Ludlow has become more recently recognised for its abundance of fabulous restaurants, bistros and cafes. The famous Ludlow Food and Drink Festival takes place every September and there are also regular farmers’ markets. For guests wishing to enjoy a day at the races, Ludlow racecourse can be found a few miles away. Perched on a cliff, overlooking the River Teme, Ludlow is famous for the magnificent views, beautiful countryside and rolling hills. There are footpaths, walking routes and cycle ways, including Long Mynd, Brown Clee and Stiperstones, which pass through the local area. A little further afield, guests can visit the counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, and explore the towns of Tenbury Wells, Bromyard, Leominster, Malvern, Hereford and Bewdley. Alternative places of interest include the Severn Valley Steam Railway, Cardingmill Valley in Church Stretton, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum and the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with slate floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Games room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with beams, Velux and en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire in second living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Oil aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi included. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 5½-acre natural, unspoilt grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with computer and pool table. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£551-£1497
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Bicton Cottage Ref: 30447

In the quiet hamlet of Bicton, nearby to Clun this lovely detached, rural holiday cottage offers homely accommodation ideal for touring South Shropshire, Herefordshire and mid Wales. Visit Clun, the quaint town separated by its river into the old and new town, with its castle ruins and a small selection of shops and pubs. Explore Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Shrewsbury and Long Mynd which offer race courses, castles, NT houses, working farms, golf, walking and cycling. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£206-£605
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Ideal touring base

Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these two holiday properties, (refs 27518 and 27519) nestled around an attractive courtyard, enjoy all that Ironbridge has to offer on the doorstep. Many museums, spread along the banks of the River Severn, trace Ironbridge’s history. The ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder to its importance. Visitors can browse around the array of craft and souvenir shops as well as great bars and restaurants. Visit Bridgnorth, an historic town split in two but connected via a unique Victorian cliff railway. Madeley, 1 mile, boasts listed buildings galore, the grandest being Madeley Court. Newport offers a plethora of independent shops and eateries, whilst Telford has an indoor shopping area with over 150 shops and cafés. Wellington, hosting one of the oldest markets, is also worth a visit, and Wrekin Hill is a comfortable walk away. Kayaking, canoeing, cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing are all available for the active, whilst places to visit include castles, abbeys, working farms and museums, discovery centres, gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas included. Gas hob. Electric oven. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£264-£578
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Little Gable Ref: E5490

Enjoying a supremely peaceful location, this smartly furnished and tasteful, detached barn conversion offers a relaxing holiday base, set within the grounds of the owner’s 4-acre smallholding with some sheep and chickens. It enjoys its own private terrace and lovely views across its own lawn towards the fields beyond. Ludlow, a historic town renowned for its selection of gourmet restaurants, annual festival, interesting shops, magnificent castle ruins and national hunt races is just 8 miles. Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Bewdley Safari Park, Shrewsbury and Hereford are all under an hour’s drive. This is superb walking country. Golf and horse riding are both within 5 miles. Shops and restaurants 8 miles, village inn serving food 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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

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

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

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

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£0-£0
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