The market town of Whitchurch lies in the county of Shropshire, two miles east of the Welsh border and two miles south of the Cheshire border. It is the county’s oldest town, and has some of its finest historic architecture. There are more than 100 listed buildings to discover on self-catering holidays in Whitchurch, many of which can be found on Bargates, the High Street, and Pepper Street. Pick up a town trail from the tourist information centre and explore the town’s many impressive landmarks, including Cape Town City Hall and St Alkmund’s Church. Whitchurch is home to a variety of unique independent businesses, including Powell’s Pork Pie Shop, which has been selling traditional pies for generations, and Walker’s Bakery and Café, where delicious cakes and bread are baked every morning. There is a regular farmers’ market where you can pick up fresh produce to take back to your holiday cottage in Whitchurch, as well as several good pubs, including the White Bear and the Old Eagles. Superb walking and wildlife-watching can be enjoyed in the unspoiled countryside surrounding the town.
Set in the private grounds of Combermere Abbey, Callander Cottage is a light and airy property with tasteful, contemporary furnishings and a fresh, calming colour palette. With its own small private garden, it's perfectly located next to the beautiful walled garden at the Abbey.
Buttercups Haybarn is a detached 5-star rural cottage set amidst woodland and green fields in Alkington, Shropshire. The luxurious Georgian cottage blends tradition with urban chic, with shared use of an indoor swimming pool; multi-sports court, an Under 5's play area, plus wonderful rural views.
Emma’s Dairy is a cosy rural cottage surrounded by the Shropshire countryside. The pet-friendly cottage offers sophisticated accommodation with country charm in Alkington and features an indoor swimming pool, woodland, children’s play area and multi-sports court, plus private spaces for relaxation.
Endless activities greet visitors to Oliver’s Mill, a converted barn amid the rolling hills of Alkington in Shropshire. The 18th-century rural cottage boasts style and traditional character and offers woodland, an indoor swimming pool, a multi-sports court & a children’s play area, plus a log fire.
James’s Parlour is a spacious converted Georgian barn set on lush green fields in Alkington, Shropshire. The rural cottage offers an open-plan design plus exposed beams, trusses and brick pillars, as well as extensive furnished grounds with an indoor swimming pool, multi-sports court and play area.
Recommended Places to Visit
Whitchurch Heritage Centre The town’s heritage centre houses an excellent museum with fascinating exhibits on the area’s history.
Park Hall Countryside Experience Have a day out at this family-friendly attraction, with play areas, farm animals, and educational tours.
The Horse Drawn Boat Centre Take a horse-drawn canal trip through a spectacular stretch of the Welsh countryside.
Home Farm Attingham Visit this working Shropshire farm where you can take a tour of the livestock before stopping for a refreshment at the tearoom.