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Longing to escape to verdant open countryside, plunging valleys, and rolling hills? A rural retreat in Shropshire is the perfect way to treat yourself post lockdown. Whether you’re looking for a couples retreat or a family farm to rent, Shropshire has a great selection. Here are the top rural retreat self-catering cottages in Shropshire.

Dinney Farm Holiday Cottages – Bridgnorth

Located just a few miles from Bridgnorth, Dinney Farm Holiday Cottages offers a perfect rural retreat with 6 delightful holiday cottages to choose from in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. The cottages are surrounded by 150 acres of private farmland with sheep, cattle, and horses grazing at various times of the year. 4 legged friends are also welcome in the cottages with walks, bridleways, and a cycle route from your doorstep! Take a virtual tour of each cottage on their website and book your favourite!

River Steam Holidays – Bridgnorth

In between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, River steam holidays have a variety of holiday cottages nestled in the Severn Valley. The cottages are situated between the River Severn and Severn Valley Steam Railway, with beautiful clear views over the river and the valley. Fan of fishing? Enjoy a quarter-mile of fishing beat with pegs right in front of your cottage.

Pillar Box Farm – Ludlow

Want a rural escape but don’t want to be too far from the action? Pillar Box Farm offers the best of both worlds, with stunning views across to Brown Clee Hill and the Long Mynd whilst only being a 10-minute drive from the market town of Ludlow. Perfect for hitting the town for activities and relaxing in the countryside in the evening. Fancy breakfast in bed? Breakfast hampers are available to order when you book!

Combermere Abbey – Whitchurch

Nestled on the border between Cheshire and Shropshire, you’ll find a stunning grade one-listed estate. Combermere Abbey offers true tranquillity for a rural retreat. Enjoy the 143- acre mere, incredible woodland walks and quiet strolls through the gardens. Whether it’s a romantic weekend or a family week away, with 10 luxury cottages to choose from there is something for everyone.

Burlton Spa Cottages – Shrewsbury

Is a pool a priority when planning a break? At Burlton Spa Cottages, you are never more than 30 steps away from an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room! There are 3 fully equipped cottages to choose from all with an enclosed outside seating area. If you don’t fancy cooking, there is a fantastic local pub within walking distance. Alternatively, you can hire a private chef to enjoy 5-star dining without leaving the comfort of your cottage.


Grove Farm Holiday Cottages – Shrewsbury

The perfect rural retreat for couples! Just south of Shrewsbury, Grove Farm Holiday Cottages have two luxury converted barns, with spacious living areas and cosy log burners. The cottages are also a 10-minute drive away from Attingham Park – one of the largest National Trust properties in England.

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