Rolling hills, meandering waterways and idyllic villages can all be discovered on self-catering holidays in Acton Round. The village of Acton Round is set amid unspoiled countryside, in the county of Shropshire. With Shrewsbury to its north and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to its west, this sleepy community is the perfect base from which to explore the region. Acton Round is little more than a scattering of historic cottages and farm buildings, near the banks of Moor Brook. Approaching your holiday cottage in Acton Round by car, you will follow a narrow country lane lined with hedgerows into the village. There are no businesses, but there is a beautiful church, St Mary’s, which is well worth visiting for its graceful architecture. For shops or a bite to eat, Much Wenlock is a short drive north, and Bridgnorth is roughly the same distance heading south on the A458. 

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The Hayloft is a unique Z-shaped barn conversion on a small farm in the quiet, peaceful Shropshire countryside near Bridgnorth. This luxurious and dog-friendly rural retreat sleeping 2-6 is perfect for a family self-catering holiday exploring Shropshire.

On the doorstep of Acton Round holiday cottages, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a wild expanse of hills, farmland, and river valleys, where walking and wildlife-watching are a joy. Offa’s Dyke, Stiperstones and Long Mynd and are all popular among hikers, while Stokesay Castle is an impressive 13th century manor house and moat on the area’s southern edge. The ancient market town of Shrewsbury is a half-hour drive northwest from Acton Round, with a beautifully preserved medieval centre to explore. Famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin, and for its dazzling flower displays, Shrewsbury is home to 600 listed buildings, including many fine examples of timber-framed architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries. From the hillside overlooking Shrewsbury, you will see several church spires rising from the town centre, including Roman Catholic Shrewsbury Cathedral and St Alkmund’s. Ludlow, Kidderminster and Telford are also popular destinations for day trips from holiday cottages in Acton Round.