This charming Mews holiday cottage is a stone's throw from the River Teme and within an easy walk of Ludlow castle, pubs, superb restaurants, shops and other amenities. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has no passing traffic, and it is perfect for a relaxing escape for couples, friends or small families. There's always something to see or do in Ludlow and, with the Welsh Marches on the doorstep, guests have a wide variety of places to walk, cycle and mountain bike. Guests of 2 The Vineyard rave about its comfort and location, with many returning to enjoy its hospitality more than once. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Bothy is a romantic stone self catering holiday cottage for two guests nestling amongst beautiful Shropshire countryside overlooking the valley. Ideal for visiting popular places such as Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside, The Gatehouse is a lovely retreat for two. Located close to Clun, this gorgeous stone holiday cottage is a good choice for those who want to walk, tour the area or simply relax in a picturesque rural setting! Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Enjoy 5-Star accommodation in the heart of rural Shropshire when you stay at Buttercups Hay Barn. The gorgeous Georgian barn conversion overlooks fields and a wildlife pond, with guests having use of facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, toddler play area, sports court, woodland picnic spot and wildlife trail. It is close to Whitchurch, the Llangollen Canal and Shrewsbury, and within easy reach of Chester, Liverpool and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Buttercups Hay Barn sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms and is perfect for large families or groups of friends. If you need even more space, then there are four more superb self-catering properties on-site. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Emma's Dairy is one of five charming self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns, a few miles from Whitchurch in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It sleeps up to five guests in three comfortable bedrooms, providing facilities that include a multi-use sports court, toddler's adventure playground, wildlife walk and a woodland picnic spot, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool and a private garden. The cottage is dog friendly. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
William's Hayloft is in an idyllic location in rural Shropshire, close to Whitchurch, Grindley Brook and the Llangollen Canal, and within easy reach of places like Shrewsbury, Chester and Ironbridge Gorge. It sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has a layout that suits families or friends. Guests have use of excellent facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, wildlife area and woodland picnic spot, multipurpose sports court, and a playground just for toddlers and young children. It is one of five superb self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Stay in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside in this lovely barn conversion which sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms. It is one of five 4-and 5-star self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns, with guests having use of a heated indoor swimming pool, sports area, toddler playground, and a woodland picnic site. Oliver's Mill is close to Whitchurch, Grindley Brook and the Llangollen Canal, and within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Chester, and Liverpool. It's ideal for big families or groups of friends who are celebrating a special occasion or just catching up over a relaxed few days in the countryside. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
If you're searching for a fantastic self-catering property with plenty of space for up to 12 people, a quiet rural location and activities on the doorstep, then James' Parlour is for you. The gorgeous five-bedroom holiday retreat is one of five stunning self-catering cottages at Alkington Grange Barns, close to Whitchurch and Grindley Brook, and with direct access to the Shropshire Way. Guests have use of amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, toddler play area, sports court, picnic spot and wildlife area. Guests can opt to take out Booking Protect insurance to protect their bookings. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
There's nothing like being surrounded by beautiful countryside to help you unwind and relax. Swallow Lodge is in a quiet spot in the Shropshire Hills, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms. The views are incredible, and there is lots of scope for walking, cycling and horse riding. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Montgomery are all within easy reach, making this self-catering lodge perfect for couples, families and friends in every season.
Relax in the luxurious surroundings of this contemporary lodge, which offers a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms. It is one of two fantastic self-catering properties on a family-run farm in the Shropshire Hills AONB, with beautiful walks from the door. The owners also offer stabling and grazing for horse riding holidays so guests can make the most of the fantastic riding conditions for which the Shropshire Hills are renowned. With its peaceful location a mile from Priest Weston and the Miners Arms pub, as well as luxurious touches like a private hot tub, Curlew Lodge is an ideal self-catering choice for couples, families and friends.
Churn Cottage is a pretty brick barn conversion with beautiful views. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms, with guests enjoying a spacious open-plan living/dining area and a private patio overlooking fields and a river. The layout is suitable for couples, families and friends, including those with limited mobility or who use an assisted wheelchair. Churn Cottage is one of three lovely properties at Sambrook Manor. It's a short drive from Market Drayton and Newport and within an hour's drive from Shrewsbury and Stoke-on-Trent. There are beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, with fishing, golf, horse riding and other outdoor activities nearby.
The Old Shippon ("shippon" being a cattle barn) is a beautiful conversation in a spectacular location. It is one of three lovely holiday cottages on Sambrook Manor House's grounds in Shropshire, a short drive from Market Drayton and Newport and within easy reach of Shrewsbury and The Potteries. The cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms with the potential for a further two to sleep on a double sofa-bed. The layout works well for two families sharing the cottage as there is a central living area with two bedrooms and a bathroom at either end.
A delightful 4 Star Gold pet-friendly holiday cottage to rent in a peaceful rural position on the Shropshire/Cheshire border. Nestling amongst tranquil countryside with the use of a hot tub, Oakpond Cottage is an ideal retreat to enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the crowds. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A pet friendly 4 Star holiday home just ten minutes away from Audlem village where you can enjoy lovely canal walks and tea rooms etc. Sitting on the Shropshire/Cheshire border, guests staying at Oakwood have countryside walks straight from the front door - an ideal self-catering rental to relax and unwind. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Barn at Lower Beach is a perfect, romantic “away from it all” holiday retreat for two in a brand new stylish apartment conversion set in glorious countryside near Bishops Castle within the beautiful Shropshire Hills (AONB). Lovely walking, wonderful wildlife, stunning views, easy for Ludlow and Shrewsbury. All the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
Sleeping up to ten guests in a high degree of comfort and style, The Coach House provides an ideal retreat to relax and unwind for either a short break or longer holiday with friends or family. It sleeps up to ten, has plenty of space inside with five bedrooms, and outside with garden and additional 'chill-out area' with hot tub, sauna pod and BBQ hut. Sitting in the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Powys border, there are an abundance of attractions to visit nearby. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A charming farmhouse-style cottage in a peaceful location close to Shrewsbury and within walking distance of Bomere Heath and the Red Lion Inn. Albion Hayes Cottage is a detached, two-bedroom holiday rental with space for four people and one dog. It's big enough for families but not too big for couples. Shrewsbury is a 10-minute drive, and places like Ludlow, Oswestry, Ironbridge and Offa's Dyke are all within easy reach. Guests can go walking and mountain biking, play golf, fish in the Severn, and explore attractions like Stokesay Castle and Hawkstone Park.
A delightful holiday cottage for two providing the chance to enjoy a taste of country life in a peaceful tranquil position amongst countryside on the Shropshire/Cheshire borders. Perfect for escaping away from the crowds with the use of a hot tub providing the ultimate in relaxation. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A character dog-friendly holiday cottage in the market town of Bishop's Castle in Shropshire on the border of England and Wales. Plasauduon is surrounded by glorious scenery with pubs, restaurants and shops within a short stroll and fantastic walks through glorious Shropshire countryside.
The Shropshire Hills are heavenly, especially when you stay in a self-catering holiday cottage as lovely as In the Hills. Surrounded by gardens and with panoramic views, this one-bedroom cottage is ideal for two but can accommodate four people when you use the double sofa-bed. It's in the quiet hamlet of Priest Weston, within a short walk of the Miners Arms pub and close to other amenities at Churchstoke. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is on the doorstep, and Offa's Dyke, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, and Ludlow are all within easy reach.
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Its welcoming hospitality and superb local produce makes Shropshire popular with those who enjoy fine dining. The thriving market town of Ludlow has gained a reputation for being a foodie’s paradise with its annual food festival and Michelin star restaurants. This vibrant town bustles with festivals and events throughout the year and embraces the whole foodie culture with great independent shops, a market place open four days a week and numerous eating establishments, transforming mouth-watering local produce into culinary delights.
Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and the birthplace of Charles Darwin. Set amongst glorious rolling countryside, Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns. Its cobbled streets are lined with black and white timber-framed buildings that provide a haven for shoppers with independent and designer shops to browse. With its lovely riverside walks, famous Shrewsbury Abbey, museums and great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, Shrewsbury is a must to visit!
Other popular attractions in and around Shropshire include: the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution set within the beautiful Severn Valley; the quintessential medieval town of Much Wenlock; the Severn Valley Railway and numerous remains of ruined abbeys, hillforts, Roman cities and castles.
With its good range of holiday accommodation and a convenient central location, Shropshire is an ideal holiday destination at any time of the year and if you are still undecided, find out more.