I'm not sure what I think about this. Yes, it probably is an abomination of Tolkien's ideas but on the other hand I think it's quite quaint and (if the neighbours weren't going to be complete lunes) and the houses were big enough for me I don't think I'd mind living there. Of course I'd prefer it if all the houses/cottages were inhabitated by friends :p
Anyway, here is THE SHIRE. Property is currently available.