Holiday cottages in Billingsley are perfect for visitors who are planning to explore the spectacular scenery of the Marches and the Wyre Forest. This small village is located six miles south of Bridgnorth, in the county of Shropshire. It covers roughly 1,300 acres, and lies on a country road near Deuxhill. Take a wander along the banks of the Horsford Brook from your Shropshire holiday cottage in Billingsley and you will discover a peaceful rural community surrounded by unspoiled hills, valleys, woods and farmland. There are a couple of farms, but no pubs or shops. On the road which runs through the village, St. Mary’s Church is a listed building which is believed to date back to 1140. In the churchyard, there are two remarkably old yew trees.
Garden Barn is a gorgeous rural cottage situated on a farm, which spoils guests with endless rustic charm, an open fire, contemporary comfort, a sun-drenched summerhouse and expansive views to Billingsley and the Shropshire region from its generous garden, where children and pets can run free.
One of the area’s best attractions to visit on self-catering holidays in Billingsley is The Severn Valley Railway, a breathtaking route which crosses a series of towering viaducts on its way from the neigbouring town of Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. The line has stations in Bewdley and Bridgnorth, both of which are a short distance from Billingsley. Reserving an afternoon to explore the riverside town of Bewdley is highly recommended. The historic town centre is home to fine Georgian architecture and a variety of family-run businesses. It has been an important river crossing for centuries and Bewdley Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, remains its most famous landmark.
One of the area’s best family attractions is West Midlands Safari Park, covering 150 acres with hundreds of exotic creatures, a theme park and discovery trails. On Billingsley’s doorstep, the Severn Valley is home to some of the UK’s most impressive scenery, where hiking, water sports and other outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed. The riverside town of Bridgnorth is also worth a visit, with a cliff railway and several cosy, old pubs.