A Shropshire holiday cottage is a lovely way to enjoy this beautiful part of England. As well as its 32 castles, grand stately homes such as Attingham Park near Shrewsbury, the "finest view in England" from Bridgnorth (according to Charles 1st) and the 16-mile Severn Valley Railway, Shropshire is also lesser-known to visitors as the home to the birthplace of the mythical pair, King Arthur and Guinivere or and for the glacial lakes of Ellesmere. It's a county of beautiful half-timbered homes such as Ludlow with its impressive Tudor shops and historic castle.
Make Hillgate House in the hamlet of Hemford, Shropshire, your holiday base in the Welsh Marches, an 18th-century stone-built countryside cottage that boasts a wealth of original features, including exposed beams, ornamental Victorian fireplace, and Shepherd’s Hut amidst large lawned garden.
The Dairy in the village of Leighton, Shropshire, provides couples looking for a romantic cottage for a quiet countryside holiday. Guests receive a welcoming gift upon arrival and feel right at home on this working cattle farm nestled in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside.
Guests at The Hayloft, a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 10, can enjoy a blend of exercise and relaxation during their stay. It's part of a small rural complex which offers a hot tub, indoor heated pool, tennis court, squash and a host of walks in the stunning Shropshire countryside.
This hand-built and wonderfully fitted log cabin oozes charm and romance. The entire cabin, from the bold exterior to the charming interior, was designed with Western Red Cedar and thoughtfully furnished to ensure that the country charm is carried throughout his Shropshire eco cottage.
Traditional charm and modern comforts combine perfectly in Trooper’s Barn, a large rural cottage in Shropshire’s scenic Hope Valley. The cottage welcomes families and pets. Sleeps 11 in five bedrooms, a shared games room, luscious gardens, spacious sitting rooms and an outdoor hot tub.
Tucked away in the sleepy Shropshire village of Shrawardine near Shrewsbury, Old Coach House is the luxury cottage with stunning rural views that your family needs for their next holiday. This child-friendly cottage has sleeps six, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Pets welcome.
One of four countryside cottages beside a working farm in the tranquil hamlet of Plaish, Shropshire, Spinney Retreat is a two-bedroom stable conversion that makes a countryside holiday feel luxurious, combining comfortable accommodation with access to an indoor pool, two games rooms, and more.
Henley Farmhouse is a traditional rural cottage on The Acton Scott Estate which is a working farm featured on the BBC. The pet-friendly property in Acton Scott, Shropshire, features oak floors, exposed beams and open fires as well as elegant furnishings and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces.
A modern and attractive pet-friendly lodge with room for three, The Callow Lodge offers access to a private hot tub as well as Beaconsfield Holiday Park’s terrific facilities. Many other attractions are also available in nearby Iron Bridge, Church Stretton, or Ludlow.
The Old Dairy is a lovely ground-floor barn conversion dripping in character and situated on 200 acres near the pretty village of Stapleton. The semi-detached, pet-friendly holiday cottage in Shropshire transports guests back to yesteryear blending rural charm with modern comforts.
The Hop Barn is a pet-friendly holiday cottage in Shropshire, an imaginative barn conversion nestled in the rural village of Neen Sollers. The two-bedroom cottage, boasts manicured gardens with stunning views, an open fire, exposed beams, peace and tranquillity and modern comforts. Pets welcome.
Castell Courtyard is a large holiday cottage with a hot tub on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Shropshire Countryside, sleeping up to 24 guests in 11 bedrooms near Oswestry. Perfect for walking holidays in the Tanet Valley and Berwyn Mountains.
Based near Alberbury in Shropshire, The Old Sheep Shed is a stunningly renovated countryside home with a hot tub, offering luxury family holiday accommodation. The Old Sheep Shed is a 17th-century barn conversion, a lovely rural retreat amidst boundless Shropshire hills.
Corn House on the grounds of a 700-acre farm near Church Stretton in Shropshire, is a luxury holiday cottage with a pool for large groups and families. This Grade II listed barn conversion has six spacious bedrooms, oak bespoke fully equipped kitchen, and access to a pool, hot tub and tennis courts.
Take in all the attractions of the Welsh Borders with a stay at Virginia Cottage, a superb barn conversion on a working farm on the edge of the historic village of Burnell near Much Wenlock. The pet-friendly Shropshire farm cottage comes with two private patios and modern fitted kitchen.
Rosehill is a characterful and child friendly holiday cottage accommodating large groups, sleeping 20 in 8 comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms in a rural hamlet a few miles from Market Drayton in Shropshire.
Immerse yourself in resort-style luxury at this stunning eco cottage in the Shropshire countryside. Indulge in the four-bedroom cottage’s pool, play tennis, relax on the balcony or by the pond and s in this grand eco-friendly cottage with four-poster beds, the latest technology and an open fire.
The picturesque village of Bucknell has a train station served by The Heart of Wales Railway and to the south are the traditional cider orchards and black and white villages of North Herefordshire.
This large detached and holiday farmhouse is located in the village of Northwood between the Shropshire towns of Wem and Ellesmere near Shrewsbury A dog-friendly rural holiday home in 40-acres of farmland, it can sleep thirteen people in five bedrooms.
The Old Workshop is an elegant romantic cottage in the delightful Shropshire village of Picklescott near Church Stretton. The pet-friendly, 19th-century cottage boasts contemporary comforts and traditional features such as an open fire, beamed ceilings and a lovely garden with rural views.
A charming terraced Shropshire holiday cottage in Alberbury with original oak beams and trusses, and wood burner in the open plan living area. It sleeps 6 in 3 delightful bedrooms all en-suite. Add in the private patio with hot tub, and this is a perfect country cottage for a family holiday!
An enchanting Shropshire countryside farm cottage near Shrewsbury, the Corn House is located on a 100-acre working cattle farm. This small, rural house, with a fabulously luxurious yet rustic interior lies on the outskirts of the village of Leighton, sleeps four.
Little Brampton Farmhouse is a distinguished rural cottage promising a memorable location for a grand celebration. The pet-friendly cottage near Clunbury in Shropshire offers views over the Clun Valley as well as a hot tub, sauna, games room, cinema room, open fire, plus beautiful gardens and style.
Betty’s Barn is a brick-built barn conversion on a 200-acre farm, in the peaceful, village of Eaton-under-Heywood, 5 miles from Church Stretton. This beautifully furnished countryside holiday cottage in South Shropshire sleeps 5, with gardens, ponds and access to idyllic woodland. Pets welcome.
Shropshire offers more than its fair share of picturesque old-fashioned market towns; for example Church Stretton, (also known as Little Switzerland), Ludlow, Wroxeter and Oswestry. From the medieval town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Charles Darwin), the Victorian industrial museums at Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, to the contemporary international Story-telling Festival, "Tales From the Edge" in Much Wenlock. Both Ludlow and Much Wenlock (birthplace of the modern Olympics) also boast two Michelin-starred restaurants. From the Christmas Mistletoe Festival in Tenbury Wells in the south of the County to towpath walks along the Grand Union Canal at Market Drayton in the North, Shropshire, as a self-catering holiday destination seems to have it all.