Castles, churches, medieval streets, parkland and river walks are all a stone's throw from Shrewsbury holiday cottages. This ancient market town lies on the banks of the River Severn, in Shropshire, and is well known as the birthplace of Charles Darwin. It is also famous for its flower displays, which fill the town with colour every spring. Shrewsbury's beautifully preserved medieval centre is home to more than 600 listed buildings, including fine examples of timber-framed architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries. Walk into the town centre from your holiday cottage in Shrewsbury and explore the tangle of narrow lanes and squares. You will notice narrow passages known as 'shuts', which pass through buildings, from one street to another. Around every corner, you will find unique independent shops and restaurants. In the heart of the town, the Quarry is a 29-acre park where you can wander along the riverside with lovely views of the surrounding countryside
One of two delightfully renovated 18th century Grade II-listed barn conversions on a 22-acre smallholding near the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, The Wainscott is a rural cottage that offers an escape from everyday life, with access to fishing pond and hard tennis court.
The Sheep Shed at Upper House Farm sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. This lovely farm barn conversion with hot tub sits on a 220-acre arable farm, in the rural village of Alberbury, 9 miles from Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Perfect for family holidays!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shrewsbury is almost entirely encircled by the River Severn, with nine historical bridges. 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 which, according to legend, was damaged by the Devil in 1553 and climbed four times by a drunken steeplejack in 1621.
There's a huge range of festivals to enjoy on self-catering holidays in Shrewsbury, with events celebrating everything from cartoons and comedy to cycling and dragon boat racing. Shrewsbury's annual flower festival is said to be the world's longest-running event of its kind. It has been held annually for more than 125 years and runs for two days in August with exhibitions, gardens and a brilliant fireworks display. The Shrewsbury Folk Festival also takes place in August at various venues in the town, and the Shropshire County Show is held in May, on Coton Hill.