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  • James's Parlour Exterior | Alkington GrangeJames’s Parlour, Alkington, near Whitchurch
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  • James's Parlour Exterior | Alkington GrangeJames’s Parlour, Alkington, near Whitchurch
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    James's Parlour

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    Property ref: S16842

    • Bedrooms 5

    • Sleeps 12

    • Baths 3

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (6)

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    About this property

    This beautifully converted, 18th-century barn offers spacious living accommodation and entertainment space, ideal for larger families or groups of friends.
    Ground Floor:
    2 steps to:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 50" Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and DVD player.
    Dining area: With tiled floor.
    Kitchen area: With 2 electric ovens, electric hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail (also accessed from hallway).
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With corner bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Maximum occupancy is 12 guests and 2 infants.
    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs and stairgate available on request. Coin-operated tumble dryer in utility room (shared with other properties on-site). Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. BBQ (shared with other propertie on-site). 100-acre natural grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Indoor heated swimming pool (shared with other properties on-site, 7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open 10am to 5pm all year, times vary, exclusive access to be booked on arrival. Mini tennis/games court with children’s play area (shared with other properties on-site). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 50 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £150.
    Dating back to the 17th century, this barn conversion, one of five, is set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. The barns share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each barn 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. For great shopping there is Shrewsbury, with its medieval architecture and riverside walks, and Cheshire Oaks, with its amazing shopping centre. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub approx 1 mile.

    Accommodation

    Bath
    Barbecue
    Bike Store
    Dishwasher
    Ground Floor Facilities
    Fuel and Power Included
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Highchair
    Pub within 1 mile
    Horse Riding Nearby
    Rural Location
    Stairgate
    Television
    Decorated at Christmas
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Cot Available
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool - Indoor
    Washing Machine
    Working Farm
    Pets – not allowed
    Heritage Collection
    Green Scheme
    English Country Cottages
    Open Plan
    Accessible Cottages
    Parking - On Site
    Childrens Play Area
    Shower Cubicle
    Celebration Houses
    Great Value Properties
    Country Cottages

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    Local amenities

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    • Lynn's Raven Cafe
      2 miles
    • The Black Bear
      2.5 miles
    • Sainsbury's
      2.5 miles
    • The Combermere Arms
      6 miles
    • Cholmondeley Arms
      8 miles
    • The Shroppie Fly
      9 miles
    • Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
      9.5 miles
    • The Thatch
      10 miles
    • Cock o Barton
      11 miles
    • The Pheasant Inn
      11.5 miles

    Reviews (6)

    Barbara ‐ 8 Aug 2019
    "We stayed in this former milking parlour that has been tastefully converted into an amazing holiday home with our children and grandchildren. Quiet, rural location with added attraction of a small indoor swimming pool. Very clean, comfortable, well equipped and child friendly with stairgates, cot, highchair, plastic cups, plates etc and a large fenced garden as well as an outdoor toddler play area and mini sports court. All rooms spacious and the open plan kitchen / living room with ample seating and a large dining table meant all the family could be together. Nice touches such as a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival, some toys and a selection of games.Many tourist attractions within 30-40 minutes driving range - very important with 4 children under 5!!"
    Lynn ‐ 16 Jul 2019
    "We had a superb weekend with our family celebrating our ruby wedding at James Parlour."
    Wendy ‐ 26 Feb 2019
    "Great weekend away with kids & grandkids (2-5yrs)Spacious cottage Grand kids loved pool & play areaPlenty of things to see in area ie. 4-5hrs in RAF Museum CosfordCanal Park (Whitchurch)"
    Simon ‐ 28 Nov 2018
    "We needed a large cottage for my family to attend a nephew's wedding at Hawkestone Park. There was my wife & I, our three adult daughters and their partners, and a total of five grandchildren ranging from 8 years down to 3 months. James's Parlour is ideal - has bags of room, a huge kitchen diner, it's child friendly - stairgates, cots etc. Thank you Emma and James, we really enjoyed our long weekend."
    Martha ‐ 18 Nov 2018
    "Lovely homely environment for family celebration of 70th and 21st birthdays. Nice, comfortable, open kitchen and lounge space. We had a peaky blinders fancy dress party! Small fun swimming pool (too much chlorine) and good sports court for football and tennis."
    Trish ‐ 27 Oct 2018
    "We - eight adults and six children (1 - 12) spent a very enjoyable week at James Parlour. It’s very well-equipped and comfortably furnished, and we all commented well- soundproofed too! Stairgates are fitted for little ones and the pool and playground were great. You can book for your own sessions which is good as the pool is not huge. The barn looks better than the photos in my opinion. Just one thing - if you often use a hand blender for cooking take one with you as there are no kitchen ‘power tools’ but other than that it’s ideal for a family gathering."

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