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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Clee View Cottage Ref: 29393


A former Victorian quarryman’s cottage, Clee View Cottage is set in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty in the rural village of Bedlam, and enjoys fabulous views over Shropshire towards the Welsh Marches. This renovated cottage offers cosy and tasteful accommodation over three floors, including quarry-tiled floors, comfy rocking chairs, and two woodburning stoves. Situated half way up Titterstone Clee Hill, guests can walk directly from the cottage onto the Shropshire Way. The surrounding countryside offers magnificent walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching. Medieval Ludlow, just 6 miles away, was once a seat of government in Tudor England and it has retained its character, with its Norman castle and church, medieval streets, listed buildings, as well as excellent restaurants, tea rooms, market and shops, with glimpses of the countryside at the very end of the street. Ludlow has become very well known to food lovers too, and has gained a reputation for being a sought after place in which to eat, with many quality restaurants and bistros in the town. Also famous for The Ludlow Food and Drink Festival held each year in September, guests will be able to visit and sample top quality local produce and Michelin starred cuisine. The cottage is within easy reach of Church Stretton at the foot of the Long Mynd, Shrewsbury, Leominster, the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle and the Roman city of Wroxeter. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Steep steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 14 steps to garden (no handrail). Slopes in garden.

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£261-£692
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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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Glebe Barn Ref: 26129

Set in beautiful countryside, Glebe Barn is the perfect location to enjoy the fabulous scenery of the surrounding area. Views all across Shropshire can be seen from all sides of the property. The popular market town of Bewdley is only a short drive away with quaint tea shops, restaurants and antiques shops. The River Severn runs through the town and guests can enjoy a spot of fishing or a riverside stroll. Cleobury Mortimer is also only a four mile journey away and offers pubs, restaurants and a golf course. Ludlow, Tenbury Wells, Ironbridge Gorge and the Severn Valley are all within an easy drive and good hill walking is accessible via Clee Hill and Long Mynd. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Ecomony 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Friday to Friday.

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£195-£578
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Old Church Ref: 28611


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

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

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

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£344-£819
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Magnificent views

This detached stone farmhouse nestles on the hillside, 25 yards from the owner’s house and surrounded by farmland in this AONB with magnificent views south to the Long Mynd. It has its own access and parking. Four pubs and the village shop are within easy reach of this tranquil setting. Several other pubs are within a short car journey. The town of Bishop’s Castle is ten minutes away, with a wonderful delicatessen and several interesting cafes and pubs, two of which brew their own beer. The gastronomic centre of Ludlow with its market and castle and the fascinating Coalbrookdale museums at Ironbridge are about half an hour away as is the county town of Shrewsbury with all modern facilities including theatre, multiplex cinema and many restaurants is 20 minutes’ drive. Walking, gliding, paragliding and pony trekking are amongst the numerous outdoor holiday activities the area is famous for. The Long Mynd, Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way and the Stiperstones are all nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1¼ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating £40per week October-March, £30per week April-September. Electricity and towels included. Bed linen hire. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Two dogs welcome (to be kept on lead at all times - sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£773-£1500
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: 28930

This beautiful detached holiday property, with sole use of hot tub, is perfectly located for sightseeing around the counties of Shropshire, mid Wales, north Wales and Cheshire. Local attractions include many NT properties, the medieval town of Shrewsbury, conveniently placed along the River Severn, and Offas Dyke path which runs close to the property. Llangollen with its steam railway, horse drawn barges, white water rafting and motor museum is a 20-minute drive. Horse riding, paintballing and go-karting all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden. Ample parking. Hot tub (£25per week, £10 per short break). Stabling and grazing by arrangement. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Small stream and pond in grounds.

WAS
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£295-£849
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Enjoying uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn and Wrekin Hill, Cronkhill Farmhouse occupies a delightful elevated position on the National Trust’s Attingham Park Estate.
This spacious, timber framed farmhouse is located in extensive and picturesque grounds including a sun trapped walled garden, fruit trees and brick apple store. Dating from the 17th century and Grade I listed, it was remodelled by John Nash, the famous Regency architect, to match the adjoining property (also National Trust and open 6 days a year).
Cronkhill Farmhouse retains many period details, including beamed ceilings, quarry tile floors and open fireplace. Providing spacious living accommodation, well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen and large dining and entertaining space, it can sleep up to 14. Its idyllic situation combines a very convenient location, close to the bustling town of Shrewsbury and the prettiest villages of Shropshire.
The property is especially popular with families and groups of friends, as it can be adapted to suit their individual needs, with four of the six bedrooms providing either twins or doubles. A la carte catering for special occasions and a freezer filling service are available to pre-book.

Accommodation: Entrance hall/boot room. Large living room with open fire. Spacious dining room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles) and additional single bed (each for +1). Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (can form two 3ft singles). Shower room with toilet. Further bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet.
Location: A local post office, shop, gastro pub and traditional country pub are all within ½ mile of Cronkhill. The National Trust’s Attingham Park is just 1 mile away, at the centre of which is a fine Regency mansion set within a deer park designed by Humphrey Repton. There is extensive year round walking to be enjoyed here.
This is an excellent central base from which to explore Shropshire. Shrewsbury lies 3 miles to the north, with its fine period architecture, cinemas, restaurants and excellent shopping. To the south are the spectacular Shropshire Hills and Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm, as seen on BBC TV’s hit show Victorian Farm and a firm favourite with families. In its medieval castle setting, Ludlow provides a food paradise with Michelin star restaurants and artisan shops galore. Eight miles to the east is the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums. Three ruined abbeys and the remains of the ancient Roman city of Wroxeter are all within a 20-minute drive.
The custodian of Cronkhill Farmhouse is Rupert Acton who helps to manage his family’s Acton Scott estate, famous for providing the film location for BBC TV’s Victorian Farm and new series, Escape in Time, presented by Ben Fogle. A thirty minute drive south of Cronkhill, three further holiday houses may be found at Acton Scott. Henley Farmhouse, sleeps up to 20, ref RJJ3; The Shooting Lodge, sleeps 8 + 3, ref RNP; and Henley Cottage, an authentic Victorian farm labourer’s cottage, sleeps 4+1, ref ROO4.

For more information see www.actonscott.com

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, oil central heating, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large secure garden, furniture
  • Barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Water feature in grounds

WAS
NOW
£794-£2469
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


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

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

  • Secluded patio and garden

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

WAS
NOW
£293-£630
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£212-£499
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

The two delightful cottages (ref RGA and RGB), surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and adjacent to the owner’s own property, are set high in the Shropshire Hills and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Both are spacious and extremely comfortable allowing guests to relax and enjoy this remarkably peaceful location. Wonderful walking from the garden gate and just a short drive away are The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. Historic Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge are within easy travelling distance as are the smaller, equally interesting towns of Bishops Castle, Montgomery and Church Stretton. Many country houses, castles and gardens nearby. Fishing, riding, cycling, birdwatching, ballooning and gliding available locally. Shop 800 yards.

Beamed sitting/dining room with large bay window, exposed stonework and wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with door to patio. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft, zip & link bed leading to cosy single bedroom (for +1).

  • Full NSH included (September-March £10per week)
  • Radio/CD
  • Use of owner’s washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed patio with furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Deep, unfenced pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£238-£526
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Set on a working farm, this detached stone barn is located just 6 miles from historic Ludlow and lies on the edge of the village of Stoke St Milborough, which nestles between the Clee Hill and the Brown Clee Hills in south Shropshire, in an AONB. Stoke Court farm Barn is decorated and furnished to a high standard, whilst retaining many original features including beams and stable walls. It offers beautiful family accommodation with additional faciities for disabled guests, and makes an excellent holiday base for exploring the local area.
The 200-acre farm is a working beef and sheep farm, and within the grounds of the holiday barn is a newly discovered 17th-century formal garden with its prospect viewing mound. There is also a Sensory Garden to stimulate sound, sight, touch and smell. The latter has been developed in association with DEFRA.
Nearby, historic Ludlow provides a wealth of interest for any visitor. John Betjeman described it as ‘the loveliest town in England’. Country Life also paid tribute, calling it ‘the most vibrant small town in the country’. It has lively markets, food fairs and speciality shops. There are many Michelin restaurants and Ludlow has rightly become known as the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. The Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival is held every September. The town boasts over 500 listed buildings, mostly Georgian or half-timbered houses as well as a castle, once the home of kings, now a centre for festivals, events and open-air theatre performances.
An unusual day out can be enjoyed at the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, which traces the geological history of the Shropshire Hills, and is housed in an unusual turf-roofed building designed to echo the hill forts found in the surrounding countryside. A simulated hot air balloon flight over the Wrekin in the north to the Stiperstones in the south forms the central attraction of the Centre. A good day out can also be had at the Acton Scott working farm and musuem. Leominster, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and mid-Wales are all within easy driving distance. Fishing, walking, horse riding are all available and Ludlow golf course incorporates the Ludlow National Hunt Racecourse. Shop 6 miles.

Living/dining room with gas woodburner. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen. Ground floor double bedroom with electrically-operated bed, and immediately adjacent, wet room with toilet (facilities for the disabled). Wheelchair access from bedroom to garden. Family bedroom with double bed, two additional single beds (each for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, one with 6ft 6in bed, sloping ceiling, en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Large bathroom, shower attachment, toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Additional Z-beds (for +2)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV/video/DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed gardens, patio, furniture
  • Grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Paddock for soft ball games available
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access (some facilities for disabled on ground floor)
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£843-£2554
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

A tranquil, rural location
Ideal for families or groups wishing to explore the local countryside
Hot tub in large garden

Located in a peaceful and tranquil setting overlooking the local countryside, this well-proportioned, detached holiday property, equipped with a pool table and table tennis, provides quality accommodation for those families or groups wishing to explore the delights of Mid Wales, North Wales, Chester and the Shropshire borders. Local activities include horse riding, paintballing and go-karting. Guests can visit Park Hall, Powys Castle, Erddig, Chirk Castle, nearby Llangollen with white water rafting, horse drawn canal barges and steam railways, both at Llangollen and at Welshpool. Also, guests can visit the historic city of Chester, which is an easy drive and, one of the seven wonders of Wales, Llanrhaedr waterfalls which is within a 15-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Utility room. Conservatory. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 2 twin (one zip and link, can be double). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub. Games room with pool table and table tennis. Cycle store. Stabling available for 2 horses. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Low wall and steps to garden.

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£526-£1631
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