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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
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
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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.

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£187-£510
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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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Laurels Ref: RMM7

The Laurels is a superb example of a large, Grade II Listed town house, which is decorated to a very good standard, located in the very small, friendly town of Bishops Castle. The holiday home is within walking distance of the many interesting little shops in the main street, two banks, PO and five pubs, two of which are famous for brewing their own beer. There are several good restaurants and also a very good Indian restaurant. Shrewsbury - a delightful medieval town with the River Severn flowing through its midst makes for a pleasant day out, as do Ludlow, Powys Castle, Offa’s Dyke, the Long Mynd and Acton Scott Working Farm Museum. There are also many picturesque villages in the surrounding area. Many National Trust properties are nearby and the whole area is very popular with walkers and hikers. The Welsh coast with its beautiful beaches lies 63 miles distant. Shops ½ mile.

Living room with electric ‘flame-effect’ fire and French windows looking out to walled garden and patio. Oak-panelled dining room. Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Beamed breakfast room. Laundry room. Sun room looking out to walled garden and patio. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, Sky TV, additional pull-out beds (for +2) with adjoining bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet shared with twin bedroom. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), and single bed (for +1) in small adjoining room. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with walk-in shower, double basin, bidet and toilet.

  • Electricity `flame-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating included (January-April £60per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed walled garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£1209-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
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 room/bedroom area with double (6ft) zip and link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Dining room/kitchen.

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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£224-£499
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Meadow Barn Ref: RBBU

Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two. This historic, romantic, detached hideaway dates from 1750 and is built from local stone and oak. Surrounded by meadowland with wonderful views over the dramatic Shropshire Hills, steeped in myth and legend, peace and quiet preside over this location. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers will be enthralled with the abundance of wildlife that can be seen from the window. Set in the pretty rural hamlet of Pennerley, the barn nestles between the Stiperstones Nature Reserve and the Welsh borders. Close by are the towns of Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle and Clun. Horse riding can be found nearby. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, underfloor oil central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£268-£640
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Oast House Ref: 9383

Beams, original oak studding, a panelled ‘oast house’ ceiling and lovely views make this exceptional first floor property a delight! A super base for couples and small families to enjoy a quality country holiday, it adjoins the owners’ farm deep in wooded country, between Ludlow and Tenbury Wells. Close to the slopes of Clee Hill, there are good walks from the door, and a trout stream nearby. Shropshire hills, Ludlow and Ironbridge Gorge museum, a short drive. Shop 2½ miles, pub 2 miles. Can be booked with ref 17945.

All on first floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Large garden with patio area and chairs. Paddock. Parking (2 cars). One well-behaved dog welcome, under control (livestock in area). No smoking.

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£242-£612
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Arbour Cottage Ref: 13423

This comfortable, character, terraced holiday cottage, in the beautiful Clun Valley, is named after the Arbor tree that grows at the village cross-roads; the tree is dressed with flags each May, to celebrate the traditional ‘wedding day’ pageant. Excellent walking with good access to the Welsh borders, Shropshire and Herefordshire. The village has some charming and historic houses, including a round house thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shop and pub within 164 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep original stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with access from 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with small patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

WAS
NOW
£258-£675
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Crabapple Peace Ref: RW9

Set in the heart of rural Shropshire, Crabapple Peace is a traditional stone-built cottage and is the ideal base for touring and exploring this delightful corner of England. Standing detached, the cottage has been sympathetically renovated and provides modern facilities yet has retained a feeling of an ‘olde-world’ cottage, with a multi-fuel stove within an inglenook fireplace. Excellent walking and cycling is available and makes the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and sofa-bed (alternative sleeping only). Galley-style fitted kitchen. Separate toilet. Original winding stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Laundry facilities (by arrangement with owner)
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car)

WAS
NOW
£289-£503
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
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).

Furnished and equipped to the same exacting standard as The Lodge and immensely spacious. Outstanding views down over the River Dee to the Welsh hills beyond and to the superb gardens of the Hall, a large part of which are available to guests. Modern fitted kitchen. Dining room. Large, light sitting room with open fire. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. All bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic-tiled floor.

  • 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

WAS
NOW
£293-£630
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Endslane Cottage Ref: 25764

Situated in a quiet position within this well kept village, this apartment offers a peaceful holiday retreat for couples wishing to explore the Shropshire/Mid Wales Borderlands. Tastefully furnished throughout, with its own private patio area, guests can relax and enjoy this beautiful countryside. Walkers can explore Offas Dyke Footpath and other varieties of walks from the door, Chirk Castle and Viaduct, Erddig, Powys Castle are all an easy drive away. The market towns of Oswestry and medieval Shrewsbury with its contemporary bars and restaurants, Theatre Severn and vast array of shops is 30 minutes. Chester Racecourse also 30 minutes. Shop and pub 700 yards.

Spiral open tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (6ft, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available. Enclosed patio and furniture. Garage (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£170-£512
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Boraston View Ref: 17945

A good base for touring

Set on a working farm and adjoining the owner’s farmhouse in a quiet setting, the property provides comfortable holiday accommodation. A perfect peaceful retreat where couples can enjoy the local scenery, and nearby is the tourist attraction Clee Hill with breathtaking views and excellent walks, as is the Severn Valley Railway. There are several National Trust and English Heritage properties within easy reach. Easy drives to Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge, Stokesay Castle and the market town of Leominster makes this a good base for visitors. Shop and pub serving food 2½ miles. Can be booked with ref 9383.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared garden and furniture. One pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£202-£502
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