Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Church Stretton

For a sleepy Shropshire town in one of England’s most unpopulated Counties, self-catering holiday accommodation in Church Stretton affords visitors a wide choice of things to see and do. The town, christened ‘Little Switzerland’ in Victorian times, lies beneath the Welsh hills on the England Wales borders. Plenty of ancient forts and castles bear testimony to past border conflicts worth a visit within an easy drive of the town.

Not for nothing was Church Stretton the first town in Shropshire to acquire ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ status. Church Stretton is a wonderful destination for walkers who can enjoy long leisurely rambles with wonderful pan views over the Long Mynd, Stiperstones and Caer Caradoc. For those less athletically inclined, getting a bus to the top of the Long Mynd is possible, leaving you with the easier option of a downhill walk home! Visit in June to participate in the annual Church Stretton Walking Festival.

A single-storey barn conversion overlook a shingled courtyard with a shrub-filled flower bed.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3

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.

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An end-of-terrace, brick holiday cottage in Church-Stretton behind a front lawn.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

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.

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A wooden-clad Shropshire holiday home overlooks a lawn backed by trees.
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5

Dingle Cottage, a large holiday home in the charming Shropshire village of Stiperstones, sits amidst the magnificent scenery of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This pet-friendly countryside cottage with a garden hot tub has table football, a country kitchen with a range cooker, and five bedrooms for up to nine guests.

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Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5

Traditional charm and modern comforts combine perfectly in Trooper’s Barn, a large rural holiday cottage with a hot tub in Shropshire’s scenic Hope Valley. The cottage welcomes families and pets. It sleeps 11 in five bedrooms, a shared games room, luscious gardens and spacious sitting rooms.

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A brick-built barn conversion in Shropshire sits behnd a hedge and a tall, rose covered picket fence
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

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.

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Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6

Corn House, on the grounds of a 700-acre farm near Church Stretton. A large luxury Shropshire holiday cottage with a pool, it offers group accommodation for up to fifteen guests. This Grade II listed barn conversion has six spacious bedrooms, an oak bespoke fully equipped kitchen, and access to a pool, hot tub and tennis courts.

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1

This cosy countryside holiday cottage for couples sleeps two on a peaceful 200-acre farm near Church Stretton in the rural village of Eaton-under-Heywood. Kite’s Nest is a beautiful barn conversion surrounded by South Shropshire’s picturesque countryside, with access to gardens, ponds and woods.

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The hills serve to create the wonderful thermals so sought after by gliding and parascending fans. Relax on their slopes on a sunny day and gaze upwards as gliders and hang gliders soar high above you, or go yourself at the Beyond Extreme Paragliding Centre or the Midland Gliding Club. Alternatively, try a hot air balloon ride over the Welsh hills.

The Long Mynd is also home to England’s second-highest golf course. Visitors are welcome, even if only to enjoy lunch and the fine spectacular views from the clubhouse.

For such a small town, visitors have a surprisingly wide choice of places to eat and drink. Should you ever tire of self-catering and decide to head out for lunch or dinner, there are over 20 restaurants, tea rooms and pubs to choose from, many serving delicious menus using local produce.

It’s possible to return from holiday with some very classy souvenirs, as Church Stretton is a well-known antiques centre with an impressive market attracting visitors from far and wide. History lovers will also enjoy a day at the Aston Scott working farm, the location for BBC2’s ‘Victorian Farm’ programme.