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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
Dating back to the 17th century, these barn conversions are set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football with other barns on site, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The 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 barns 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. For great shopping, there is Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks, and Telford with its indoor shopping centre. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub approx 1 mile. This property is one of five, which share a courtyard.
Ground Floor:Open plan living space.Living area: With 50" Freeview TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, laminate floor and French doors leading to patio area.Dining area: With tiled floor.Kitchen area: With electric range, microwave, american-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tiled floor and French windows.Snug: With Freeview TV.Separate toilet.First Floor: With beams.Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.Bedroom 2: With double bed.Bedroom 3: With single bed.Bathroom 1: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.Separate staircase to...Bedroom 4: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.Bedroom 5: With twin beds.Bedroom 6: With single bed.Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.Maximum occupancy 10 guests and 2 infants.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket. 2 travel cots, 2 highchairs and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. External utility room with coin-operated tumble dryer (shared). Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. 100-acre natural grounds (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open all year 10am-5pm, times vary, exclusive access to be booked on arrival. Mini tennis court and children’s play area (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £150.
Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. External utility room with coin-operated tumble dryer (shared). Barbecue (shared). 100-acre natural grounds (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open all year 10am-5pm, times vary, exclusive access to be booked on arrival. Mini tennis court and children’s play area (shared). Bike store. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £150.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77