Dating back to the 17th century, these delightful barn conversions (refs 30917, 30918, 30919 and 30920) are set around a courtyard on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They have been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses, whilst at the same time offering all the comforts needed to create a charming homely atmosphere. The barns also share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each barn and booking slots are available throughout the day, booked on your arrival. The swimming pool is open all year round but opening times may vary. A woodland picnic area lies a short walk away from your barn and there is a fantastic toddler play area available for children under 5 years.
Walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, just 5 minutes away, and the Shropshire Way footpath runs through the farm. For cyclists, the Mercian Cycle Path runs past the farm. Whilst the barns enjoy a peaceful rural setting, they are still very close to amenities. Whitchurch is approximately 2½ miles away, the delightful market town has many splendid buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmund’s Church. Internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s, Whitchurch is known as ’the Home of Tower Clocks’, and a fine example can be seen on one of the barns. There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in the town which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire.
Attractions close by include Ellesmere with its beautiful lakes, 11 miles, a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens, and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping and famous races, and the well-renowned Chester Zoo, 25 miles, with the Blue Planet Aquarium close by. Chester Zoo has expanded to include ’The Islands’, making it one of Europe’s largest zoos, helping endangered animals from all over the world. Other places of interest include Hawkstone Follies, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, RAF Cosford, Fenn’s and Whixall Mosses, and the incredible Ironbridge Gorge. For great shopping, there is Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks, and Telford with its indoor shopping centre. Delamere Forest, with its Go Ape Treetop Adventure, makes a fantastic family day out. With so much to see and do, Alkington Grange Barns makes a wonderful location for an enjoyable year-round holiday.
James’s Parlour (30917) is the largest of the four barns, with five bedrooms and a sociable open plan living area, making it ideal for a large family or group of friends. Emma’s Dairy (30918) offers an open-plan living room and a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, as well as three cosy bedrooms enabling five to share this lovely holiday home. William’s Hayloft (30920) offers cosy, characterful bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and a spacious living room with a woodburner. The enclosed front garden is perfect for dining alfresco, and relaxing in after an enjoyable swim. Oliver’s Mill (30919) is a spacious terraced barn providing five bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and a spacious living area with a cosy woodburner. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (also accessed via hallway). First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional double, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Most rooms with beams.
42" Freeview TV. Blu-ray. Ample parking.
All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared coin-operated tumble dryer in utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open 10am to 5pm all year, times vary (two private sessions per property, per day by arrangement). Shared mini tennis court. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in grounds, 50 yards.