James's Parlour

Alkington near Whitchurch, Heart of England (Ref. 14921)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

Cottage features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Alkington Grange Barns

Alkington 1 mile. Four delightful, 17th century, brick-built barn conversions in a courtyard setting on a 100-acre family-run working arable and livestock farm, a few miles from Whitchurch. Whitchurch is known as the ‘Home of Tower Clocks’ and indeed, an example of a fine Tower Clock can be seen from the cottages. These four Whitchurch cottages have been lovingly converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining original features including exposed oak beams and trusses, whilst also offering modern fixtures and fittings to create a charming homely atmosphere. The front courtyard outside these Shropshire cottages boasts an impressive Georgian hay barn, now a shared undercover area for relaxing or enjoying a barbecue while young children play safely in the adjoining toddler's play area. These Whitchurch cottages share an indoor heated swimming pool, with time slots bookable for exclusive use. There is also an enclosed multi-use games area marked out for tennis, badminton and football, as well as farm walks and a woodland picnic area. Cyclists will appreciate the Mercian Cycle Path, which runs past the farm, while walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, 15 minutes from these four delightful Shropshire cottages, plus the Shropshire Way runs through the farm. The nearest pub is 1.2 miles away, and enjoy Whitchurch, Hawkstone Follies with its wonderful walking and excellent golf course, the nine Ellesmere meres, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, RAF Cosford, Ironbridge, Llangollen canal viaduct, Shrewsbury, Chester Zoo and more. A wonderful location for an enjoyable year-round holiday.

The property

This large, well-presented, end-terrace cottage near Alkington offers five bedrooms, plus a sociable open plan living area, making it ideal for a large family or group of friends.

An enclosed garden with a large patio area to the front and side is a perfect spot for relaxing in the sun after a day spent in the shared indoor pool.

An ideal Shropshire cottage for a family gathering.

Note: This cottage sits on the same site as Refs. 14919, 14920 and 14922.


Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with interconnecting door to 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x family room with 2 doubles. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC and Jack-and-Jill access to twin bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Oil central heating
  • Two electric ovens, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coin-operated tumble dryer in shared drying room, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring own pool towels
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Shared drying room/bike storage
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (by arrangement with owner), exclusive booking times available
  • Enclosed multi-use games area
  • Shared covered communal area with 2 BBQs and enclosed toddlers' play area with play house, toys etc
  • Farm walks and woodland picnic area
  • Enclosed front lawned garden, with patio to side and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Max
  • 1 infant under 2 years old
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: WiFi 2MB max. speed due to rural location
  • Note: The owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150

About the location


Ellesmere 13 miles.

Known as Mediolanum in Roman times, today this 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". There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in the town which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire. Close by are attractions such as Ellesmere with its beautiful lakes, a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens, Chester’s wonderful shops and zoo, Hawkstone Follies, the Ironbridge Gorge museums and lovely Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks.

Region Information

Note: Max. 1 infant under 2 years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute