Holiday cottages in Shropshire (Salop)

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Holiday cottages in Shropshire

map for holiday cottages in central englandCompared with the Cotswolds there's a definite feeling that Herefordshire, Shropshire and even parts of Worcestershire see the start of the (slightly) wild west. They are further from London, closer to Wales. The hills become bigger and the rivers wider. The prettiness of the country villages is undiminished, though the very English black and white of half-timbering replaces golden stone in the cottages.

Shropshire is made up of a series of traditional market towns (such as Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth) and offers the very essence of rural Englishness with its rolling hills, marches and patchwork countryside of fields, woods and green valleys.

Shropshire is a rural county but with no shortage of things to do and places to go. The main Shropshire attractions include the the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Hawkstone Park and Follies, and the RAF Museum at Cosford. You can visit beautiful Shropshire gardens, Roman remains, Medieval castles or ancient churches. Use your Shropshire cottage as a base for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golf and many other countryside activities.

Typical Shropshire holiday cottages

Often Shropshire cottages will be in rural settings so transport will be vital if you want to get to nearby towns, but because they are in the countryside you will find no shortage of traditional cottages, converted farm buildings, or farm houses.

Shropshire is ideal if you and your family enjoy country pursuits or just want to get a feel for rural life. Look out for cottages on working farms, where you'll be welcome to watch the farming activities and explore the farmland. Often such places also provide riding, pony trekking, stabling for your own horse, fishing and access to plenty of footpaths.

Also look out for Shropshire holiday accommodation in larger country houses, perhaps apartments within the house or cottages in the grounds.


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