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Ashlea Pools Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, enjoying a peaceful lakeside setting in one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas of South Shropshire.
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Beaconsfield Park

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Beaconsfield Park is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, nestling in the heart of glorious Shropshire countryside close to the village of Hadnall, just 2 miles from the medieval historic town of Shrewsbury.
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Commanding panoramic views over the Banwy Valley from their peaceful setting above the small village of Llangadfan, these well-appointed lodges enjoy elevated balconies overlooking their own lawn and are perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life.
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Black Hall Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection.
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Set in secluded grounds within the Shropshire border with Wales, this small park boasts fantastic views of Chirk Castle.
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Peacefully tucked away in the breathtaking Clun Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these stunning lodges sit just 5 minutes’ walk from Clunton village.
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Nestled peacefully in the wonderful Shropshire countryside, this exclusive cluster of luxury lodges offers the perfect escape for couples or families looking to kick back and relax in an idyllic location.
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Henlle Hall Cottages

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Henlle Hall Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage style Collection, a rural idyll nestling in 17 glorious acres of parkland encompassing Henlle Hall, an exquisite Georgian country house set peacefully on the English–Welsh borders.
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Henlle Hall Woodland Lodges is tucked away in 17 acres of glorious parkland surrounding historic Henlle Hall.
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Hidden Firs

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Hidden Firs, part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, is a cluster of outstanding, quirky micro-lodges situated in the village of St Martin’s in north-west Shropshire.
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Love2Stay Shrewsbury

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Love2Stay Shrewsbury, a carefully developed resort location set in 22 acres of stunning countryside overlooking the Shropshire Hills National Landscape, offers everything you could ever need to unwind and reconnect with the world around you.
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Penllwyn Lodges is a peaceful paradise of unspoilt woodland and meadow nestling off the beaten track in breathtaking mid-Wales.
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Riverside Cabins

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Nestled on the banks of the picturesque River Perry within the heart of rural Shropshire, this exquisite location offers the ultimate relaxing boutique escape for couples and families alike.
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A unique contemporary-style collection of shepherds hut-style accommodation boasting stunning river and scenic views and lodges.
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The Astbury is an outstanding luxury lodge resort set within 300 acres of beautiful rolling parkland with stunning views of the surrounding Shropshire countryside, brand new for 2022.
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Shropshire Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Shropshire, where rolling hills meet medieval market towns. This underrated gem offers a smorgasbord of local food, from Shrewsbury biscuits to hearty pub fare. Thrill-seekers can tackle the Long Mynd's hiking trails, while those after tranquility can meander through the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shropshire is also the birthplace of Charles Darwin, adding a touch of historical intrigue. Seeking a cosy retreat? A lodge or cabin stay in Shropshire caters to all – perfect for couples' escapes, family fun, or a mates' holiday. Discover the charm of rural England in this idyllic county.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Shropshire?

Shropshire is a gem that's often overlooked, but it's a mistake to pass it by. It's a county brimming with rolling hills, medieval towns, and a laid-back vibe that's hard to find elsewhere. In 2024, Shropshire is upping its game with new attractions and events. The Shrewsbury Flower Show and Ludlow Food Festival are just a couple of the annual highlights. Lodges offer a more personal, secluded experience compared to hotels, and in Shropshire, you're often treated to views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right from your window. What's unique here? It's the blend of tranquil countryside and vibrant market towns, each with its own character and a story to tell.

If you're visiting Shropshire with kids

Absolutely, Shropshire is a playground for kids. There's heaps to do, from exploring the ruins of castles like Stokesay to getting hands-on at the Enginuity science museum. Lodges are ideal for families, offering space and freedom that you don't get in a hotel room. Plus, many have outdoor areas for kids to run around in.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  2. Weather-appropriate clothing – layers are key
  3. Swimwear for any lodge pools or nearby leisure centres
  4. Binoculars for bird watching in nature reserves
  5. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  6. Backpack for day trips
  7. Any favourite snacks or comfort items
  8. Travel games or books for downtime
  9. Sunscreen and hats for sunny days
  10. Wellies for muddy adventures

Pet Friendly Shropshire Adventures

Shropshire loves pets, and there are plenty of places that welcome furry friends. Restaurants and pubs like The Fox Inn in Much Wenlock and The Green Dragon in Ludlow are happy to host your four-legged companions. When booking a lodge, look for those with enclosed gardens to give your pets a safe space to roam. Remember to check the local sheep and cattle grazing areas – keep dogs on leads to respect wildlife and livestock.

Dog walking ideas in Shropshire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
The Wrekin 3.5 Woodland & Panoramic Views TF6 5AL
Carding Mill Valley Varies Valleys & Streams SY6 6JG
Long Mynd Up to 9 Heathland & Hills SY6 6JG
Attingham Park 4 Deer Park & Estate Grounds SY4 4TP
Clee Hills Varies Rugged Terrain & Views SY8 3PA

Remember, these are just hints of what Shropshire has to offer. There's plenty more to discover, and a lodge break is a perfect way to immerse yourself in this county's charm.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to whisk your partner away for a bit of romance, Shropshire's lodges are a perfect choice. Picture this: a secluded lodge, perhaps with a crackling fireplace or a private hot tub under the stars – it's the ideal setting for a cosy retreat. For couples, there are lodges that go the extra mile with pamper packs, including champagne and chocolates on arrival.

For a touch of indulgence, seek out lodges that partner with local spas, offering couples massages and wellness treatments. Dining out is also a treat, with many lodges situated close to quaint country pubs and fine dining restaurants, where you can enjoy intimate meals together. The combination of beautiful landscapes and luxurious accommodation makes Shropshire a top pick for couples.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Shropshire's local cuisine is hearty and traditional, with dishes like Shropshire Fidget Pie and Shrewsbury Biscuits being local favourites. When it comes to dining, The Haughmond in Upton Magna is a must-visit for its modern British menu. For a family-friendly option, The Fox Inn in Much Wenlock offers a warm welcome and dishes that everyone will love.

Couples might enjoy the intimate setting of Mortimers in Ludlow, known for its fine dining and seasonal dishes. It's the perfect spot for a romantic meal after a day exploring the Shropshire countryside.

For a good night out

Shropshire may be rural, but it's got plenty of options for a fun night out. For live music and a vibrant atmosphere, check out The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury, which is one of the largest entertainment venues in the area. If you're after a traditional pub experience, The Loggerheads in Shrewsbury is a historic pub with great reviews for its ales and cosy vibe.

Fishing

Shropshire is a haven for anglers, with its rivers and lakes teeming with fish. Here's a list of top fishing spots:

  • Weston Pools - SY4 5JY
  • Spring Lea Fishery - SY5 9BB
  • Ellesmere Fisheries - SY12 0EJ
  • Boldings Pools - WV16 4SS
  • Hawk Lake - SY5 8BP

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Shropshire doesn't disappoint. The Edge Adventure Activities in Much Wenlock offers everything from quad biking to mountain boarding. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £30 for an hour of quad biking, with activities available year-round, weather permitting.

Watersports enthusiasts should head to Chirk Marina, where you can hire a boat or try your hand at canoeing along the scenic canals. They're open from April to October, with canoe hire starting from around £15 per hour.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Shrewsbury Shopping Centre Shopping Centre High street brands, eateries SY1 1PL
Ludlow Market Traditional Market Local produce, crafts SY8 1AY
Tanners Wines Wine Shop Fine wines, spirits SY1 1HL
Ironbridge Gorge Museums Shops Gift Shop Heritage gifts, souvenirs TF8 7AW
The Silver Pear Boutique Homeware, jewellery SY8 1AS

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, Shropshire's lodges offer a unique and memorable experience. With so much to see and do, it's a destination that truly has something for everyone.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Shropshire

Love2Stay Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 2 minutes | Sleeps: up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: At Love2Stay Shrewsbury, guests can indulge in a luxurious retreat set within 22 acres of beautiful countryside, offering a BIOTOP natural swimming pool, a variety of lodges and safari tents, and an array of activities, all designed to provide a serene and fully serviced holiday experience.

Who will love these lodges? Families and couples will find Love2Stay Shrewsbury an idyllic getaway, with its pet-friendly policy ensuring even furry family members are welcome. The resort's extensive facilities and activities cater to all ages, making it a versatile destination for relaxation and adventure.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can swim in the natural pool, enjoy the beach area, exercise in the gym, or try their hand at fishing. For dining, the resort's restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with a menu that includes hand-made stone baked pizzas. Additional activities such as paddle boarding and archery are available for a fee.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the historic town of Shrewsbury (driving time: approximately 10 minutes), Shrewsbury Castle, Abbey, and Prison, as well as Attingham Park. The Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are also within easy reach for outdoor enthusiasts.

Accommodation options: Love2Stay Shrewsbury offers a range of accommodation options suitable for couples, families, and groups. The pet-friendly lodges and safari tents come with modern amenities, private hot tubs, and outdoor spaces equipped with firepits and picnic tables.


Beaconsfield Park, Shropshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 9 minutes | Sleeps: up to 2 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Beaconsfield Park, an adult-exclusive retreat, offers a serene environment with luxurious lodges featuring French doors and hot tubs, set against the backdrop of Shropshire's stunning countryside and just a stone's throw from Shrewsbury.

Who will love these lodges? Adults seeking a tranquil and romantic escape will adore Beaconsfield Park. The park's peaceful setting and high-end amenities provide the perfect atmosphere for couples to unwind and enjoy each other's company.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can relax in the indoor pool, engage in fishing at the lake, or savour local cuisine at the on-site restaurant, which opens on weekends. Although the park is exclusive to adults, it offers a range of activities to ensure a memorable stay.

What's nearby? The historic town of Shrewsbury (driving time: approximately 10 minutes) is nearby, offering a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants. Guests can also visit Ironbridge or take a trip to mid-Wales, both accessible from the park.

Accommodation options: Beaconsfield Park provides a selection of luxury lodges, some with verandas and all with outdoor hot tubs. The lodges are designed for couples, with some being pet-friendly.


Wigmore Lakes Lodges, Shropshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 16 minutes | Sleeps: up to 6 | Pet friendly? Some options

What to expect: Wigmore Lakes Lodges is a Bouja Luxury Caravan Breaks Collection member, offering exquisite lodges with stylish interiors and hot tubs, nestled between fishing lakes and rolling hills, perfect for a tranquil escape.

Who will love these lodges? This secluded retreat is perfect for couples and families looking for a peaceful break, with the opportunity to engage in fishing or simply soak in the hot tub while enjoying the picturesque views.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Fishing is a key attraction at Wigmore Lakes Lodges, with charges applying for some facilities. The natural beauty of the area provides a serene backdrop for relaxation.

What's nearby? The market town of Shrewsbury (driving time: approximately 20 minutes) offers a mix of history and modern amenities. Ironbridge and Powys Castle are also within reach, as are Birmingham and Chester, both about an hour's drive away.

Accommodation options: The lodges at Wigmore Lakes cater to both families and couples, with some pet-friendly options available. Each lodge boasts a hot tub and is designed with luxury and comfort in mind.


Riverside Cabins, Shropshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 25 minutes | Sleeps: up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Riverside Cabins offers a boutique escape with cosy cabins and lodges furnished for comfort and relaxation, each featuring a hot tub and situated by the tranquil River Perry, perfect for a serene getaway.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for families and couples, Riverside Cabins provides a secluded environment where guests can enjoy the natural surroundings and the soothing sounds of the river, with pet-friendly options available.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The cabins and lodges are designed for relaxation, with hot tubs and beautiful views. The peaceful setting allows guests to unwind and connect with nature.

What's nearby? The cabins are well-positioned for exploring rural Shropshire, with the town of Shrewsbury (driving time: approximately 30 minutes) offering a variety of cultural and dining experiences.

Accommodation options: Riverside Cabins features a range of cabins and lodges suitable for families and couples. The pet-friendly accommodations are spaciously arranged to provide privacy and come with modern amenities and hot tubs.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Shropshire

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

  • Opening Times: Vary depending on the museum
  • Prices: Tickets for individual museums or a Passport Ticket for multiple sites
  • Postcode: TF8 7DQ
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours per museum
  • Nearest parking: Several car parks available in the area

Ironbridge Gorge is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution. It's a fantastic day out for families and anyone interested in the roots of industry. The area is home to multiple museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Town, where you can step back in time. The best time to visit is during the summer when all the attractions are fully operational. Tip: Get the Passport Ticket to save money if you plan to visit multiple sites.

Phone number: 01952 433424 | Web: ironbridge.org.uk


Stokesay Castle

  • Opening Times: 10am - 4pm
  • Prices: Adult £8.90, Child £5.30, Family £23.10
  • Postcode: SY7 9AH
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Stokesay Castle, not a true castle but a fortified manor house, is one of the best-preserved medieval buildings in England. It's perfect for those who love architecture and exploring historical sites. There's also a lovely garden to relax in. Spring and early summer are great times to visit when the gardens are in bloom. Tip: Check out the audio tour to enhance your experience.

Phone number: 0370 333 1181 | Web: english-heritage.org.uk


Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

  • Opening Times: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Prices: Adult £11.95, Child £10.95
  • Postcode: TF6 6DJ
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Free on-site parking

Hoo Farm is a hit with kids and animal lovers. It's a family-run wildlife conservation park where you can meet a variety of animals, from farmyard favourites to exotic creatures. They've got interactive experiences, such as animal feeding and handling sessions. Visit in the spring to see baby animals. Tip: Wear comfortable shoes as there's plenty of ground to cover.

Phone number: 01952 677917 | Web: hoofarm.com


Attingham Park

  • Opening Times: Park: Dawn to dusk, Mansion: Check website for times
  • Prices: Free for National Trust members, otherwise prices vary
  • Postcode: SY4 4TP
  • Est. time required: Half a day
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking on-site

Attingham Park is a grand estate with a stunning mansion and beautiful gardens. It's ideal for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The Deer Park walk is a must-do. For the best experience, visit in autumn to see the deer rut and enjoy the changing colours of the trees. Tip: Check out the events calendar for workshops and guided walks.

Phone number: 01743 708123 | Web: nationaltrust.org.uk


The Severn Valley Railway

  • Opening Times: Timetable varies, check website
  • Prices: Adult from £19.80, Child from £13.00
  • Postcode: DY10 1QR
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours for a round trip
  • Nearest parking: At stations along the route

The Severn Valley Railway offers a nostalgic trip on a steam train through the picturesque Shropshire countryside. Train enthusiasts and families will love the themed journeys and dining experiences. For a unique trip, book one of their special event days like the Steam Galas or Santa Specials. Tip: Sit on the right-hand side of the train for the best views of the river.

Phone number: 01562 757900 | Web: svr.co.uk


Shrewsbury Prison

  • Opening Times: 10am - 5pm
  • Prices: Adult £15, Child £9.50
  • Postcode: SY1 2HR
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking nearby

Shrewsbury Prison provides a gripping insight into life behind bars. It's a unique experience for those interested in criminology or history. They offer guided tours and even the chance to participate in an escape room challenge. Visit on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Tip: Wear layers as it can get chilly inside the prison walls.

Phone number: 01743 343100 | Web: shrewsburyprison.com


When planning your trip to Shropshire, consider staying in one of the many cosy lodges in the area. Lodges in Shropshire offer the perfect base to explore these attractions and more, providing a comfortable and serene retreat after a day of adventure.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home, often surrounded by nature. Many lodges in Shropshire offer stunning views of the countryside. You'll have privacy, space, and often a deck or garden. It's a chance to unwind, with some lodges featuring luxuries like hot tubs.

What should I pack when visiting Shropshire?

Pack for the outdoors – sturdy boots for walking, a waterproof jacket, and layers for changeable weather. Don't forget your swimsuit for hot tub lodges and a camera for capturing the scenic views. Essentials like toiletries and a first aid kit are always a good idea, too.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Shropshire provide on-site parking, often right outside your lodge. It's super convenient for unloading your gear. Check with your specific lodge, as some more secluded spots might have a short walk from the parking area to your door.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are perfect for exploring local attractions like Ironbridge Gorge Museums or enjoying the cosy indoors of your lodge. Many lodges come with board games, books, and TVs. Plus, it's an excuse to relax in your hot tub – it's even better in the rain!

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely! Many local eateries and supermarkets offer delivery services to lodges. For a special treat, check out local farm shops for fresh produce. Some lodges also provide a list of recommended takeaways that deliver right to your door.

Is Shropshire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Shropshire is great year-round. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. You'll enjoy the same beautiful landscapes and attractions like Stokesay Castle or Shrewsbury Prison tours, just with a more personal feel. Plus, lodges are super cosy in the autumn and winter months.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, hot tubs are thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before new guests arrive. It's all part of the service to ensure you have a relaxing and safe experience. If you have any concerns, lodge owners are usually on hand to help out.

Are there any child-friendly activities nearby?

Shropshire is fantastic for kids. Check out Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom for a family day out or Adventure Rope Course for older kids. Many lodges are also close to walking trails and parks, perfect for burning off that extra energy.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges cater to guests with mobility issues, offering features like ramp access and ground-floor bedrooms. It's best to discuss your needs when booking to ensure the lodge is suitable. Places like Beacon Lodge often highlight their accessibility features online.

What local events should we look out for during our stay?

Shropshire is home to vibrant events throughout the year. The Ludlow Food Festival is a must for foodies, while the Shrewsbury Flower Show dazzles garden enthusiasts. Always check the local calendar for festivals and events happening during your stay for a taste of local culture.

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