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Alkington Grange - James’s Parlour

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Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps12
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms3
Pets0
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Description

Boasting fantastic facilities, this delightful barn conversion is fantastic for family gatherings or friends to get together.

Dating back to the 17th century, this barn conversion is set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, alongside four other properties, just a few miles from Whitchurch. It has been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses. The barn shares 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 the five barns on-site 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 enclosed toddler play area available for children under 6 years. Walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, just 5 minutes away, and the Shropshire Way footpath runs through the farm, while coarse fishing is less than 5 miles and horse riding 1½ miles away. 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, 25 miles, with the Blue Planet Aquarium close by. Chester Zoo, as seen on TV’s ’Secret Life of a Zoo’, is only 30 minutes away and is 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. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub approx 1 mile.

Step 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 2 additional singles, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Most rooms with beams. Maximum occupancy 12 guests and 2 infants.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 2 travel cots. 2 high chairs. 42" Freeview TV. Blu-ray. 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. Ample parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open 10am to 5pm all year, times vary. Shared mini tennis court. No smoking. Please note: A maximum of 2 infants can be booked at any time. Fenced pond in grounds, 50 yards. The property has a security deposit of £150.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Children's Play Area
    Children's Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays


Customer Comments

  • 10

    21/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2018
    We stayed in James Parlour had a wonderful time. The Barn was spacious clean and very well equipped. The sports area and swimming pool were a real bonus and we used them both. Large bedrooms and a spacious living area prefect for our large group of 12. During our stay we visited Chester Zoo and Park Hall farm both worth visiting. Ate out quite a lot can recommend The Dog and Bull pub and The Moat Shed, great food.


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