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Buttercup's Haybarn in Alkington, Shropshire

1444
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sleeps 10
6 rooms

Buttercup's Haybarn description

Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful, detached barn conversion is set around a courtyard, along with other holiday properties, on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm. It has 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 barn shares a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, which is available for exclusive use. Booking slots are available throughout the day and can be booked on your arrival. A woodland picnic area lies a short walk away and there is a fantastic enclosed toddler play area available for children under 5 years. This superb detached barn is ideal for larger families or groups of friends wanting to get together, or to celebrate a special occasion.

The delightful market town of Whitchurch, approximately 2½ miles away, has many splendid buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmunds 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-site. Walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, just 5 minutes away, and the Shropshire Way footpath runs through the farm. Coarse fishing and horse riding within a mile and golf are available less than 5 miles away . For cyclists, the Mercian Cycle Path runs past the farm. Whilst the barn enjoys a peaceful rural setting, it is still very close to amenities. There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in Whitchurch, which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire.

Attractions close by include Ellesmere with its beautiful lakes (11 miles), Blue PLanet Aquarium, a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens, and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping, famous racecourse and well-renowned zoo (25 miles). 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, this property makes a wonderful location for an enjoyable year-round holiday. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
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 and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Separate staircase to...
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bedroom 5: With double bed.
Bedroom 6: With single bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Shared coin-operated tumble dryer in external utility room. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Three shared barbecues. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open all year, times vary (two private sessions per day by arrangement). Shared mini tennis court. Children’s play area. 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.

Amenities

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
  • Car Parking - On Site
  • Owner Services Region

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