Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Market Drayton

This pretty market town lies near the Welsh border amid the rolling countryside of North Shropshire. From your holiday cottage in Market Drayton, the historic town centre will be a stroll away, along the banks of the River Tern or Shropshire Union Canal. You will discover a maze of narrow streets lined with half-timbered and red-brick buildings and some of the area’s best independent shops and eateries. King Henry III gave the town a market charter in 1245, and a market is still held every Wednesday with stalls selling everything from collectables to fresh, local produce. Do not forget to pick up a bag of the town’s most famous export; gingerbread, traditionally dipped in port.


Rosehill is a characterful and family-friendly Shropshire holiday cottage offering group accommodation for 20 guests in 8 comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, in a rural hamlet a few miles from Market Drayton. This large holiday home has a swimming pool, games room and hot tub.

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There’s a long tradition of brewing exceptional beer from the region’s spring water, and self-catering holidays in Market Drayton are the perfect opportunity to sample local beers at the town’s many cosy pubs. At the heart of the town, Buttercross is a beautiful stone portico, built in 1824 as a cover for the market’s stallholders. Do not miss St Mary’s Church, which dates back to 1150, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river.

The rugged countryside surrounding Market Drayton is scattered with ancient sites, such as Audley’s Cross, Blore Heath and several Neolithic standing stones. Pell Well Hall, Adderley Hall and the canal locks and aqueduct designed by Thomas Telford are all worth a visit. North Shropshire is home to magnificent gardens such as Wollerton Old Hall, Dorothy Clive Gardens and Bridgemere Garden World. At the same time, Hawkstone Park features a unique landscape of follies, caves and grottoes. Market Drayton holiday cottages are ideally positioned for exploring Shropshire and over the borders into Staffordshire and Wales. Chester, Shrewsbury, Telford and the Shropshire Hills Nnational Landscape are a short drive away.