Ivy Barn

Clive, Heart of England (Ref. 1728)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A delightful barn conversion situated in the charming village of Clive, 9 miles north of Shrewsbury.

Beautifully clad with timber and local Grinshill stone, this attractive cottage retains a wealth of original features including exposed beams, wall timbers, oak and stone flagged floors and a warming woodburning stove.

The property offers quality accommodation, with a small but lovely garden, perfect for dining alfresco.

The village has a pub, and nearby Grinshill boasts an excellent pub and restaurant and an array of Jacobean and Georgian architecture.

The surrounding Shropshire countryside offers excellent walking and cycling, whilst historic Shrewsbury and the delightful Ellesmere Lakes are within easy reach.

A charming holiday home in a stunning area.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (shower cubicle, basin and WC), 1 x double (accessed via 4 steps down). Bathroom with bath with hand held shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner and French windows leading to garden.


Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Stoves Newhome dual fuel cooker with electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player. Telephone for outgoing calls (with honesty box). Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden, two decked patio areas and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub/restaurant 1.1 miles. Note: Access between kitchen and dining room has limited head room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A Wonderful Week!”
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    • “We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, fabulous Barn and location! Our only concerns were the amount of spiders in the Barn and no internet access provided, a definite negative in this day and age.”

    Kazzabel, Western Australia, August 2011

    • “Clive”
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    • “Very enjoyable stay”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, March 2010

    • “A beautiful home from home.”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very well equiped with everything you could possibly need and was very spacious. We had a 19 year old nephew from Australia with us & he loved the traditional look & feel of the cottage. The booking service was also very good & the scones & cream on our arrival were a lovely surprise. The large living room had very comfortable seating, there were lots of books to browse through - it was a home from home. The wood burning stove was needed to boost the heating while we were relaxing in an evening & was much appreciated. The bedrooms were well furnished & the beds very comfortable. Our only fault was that we found that the bath took rather a long time to fill. The only downside of the village was that there was nowhere to get an evening meal & the restaurant in a neighbouring village was very nice but rather expensive & the portions were very small. However, we did really enjoy our holiday there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northumberland, December 2009

    • “Home from home”
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    • “Pretty decor, comfy beds and so clean and neat! Maybe it was even better than home..... We loved the garden, the regular striking of the church clock nearby, the convenient and friendly village shop. In fact, we liked the area and the cottage so much that we have already booked for next year.”

    Elizabeth, UK, December 2009

    • “Excellant location,in spacious, well planned barn conversion.”
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    • “Excellant value for money, quite and well appointed. Let down by poor cleaning.”

    Robert & Melanie, Surrey, December 2011

    • “A well-fitted barn conversion”
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    • “Conversion was beautifully designed and carried out, but pity that the second bedroom was not larger. Kitchen needs a fridge/freezer, ot at least a fridge with a frozen food compartment. Low beam over kitchen/dining area opening should be altered, to avoid knocking heads. Well furnished rooms. Door knobs on both external doors need replacing, to avoid trapping fingers. Pretty garden. Peaceful location apart from church clock chimes, which we soon got used to.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Tonbridge, November 2010

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    • “The barn is beautifully renovated and finished and very comfortable and in a beautiful area.”

    Mrs Bingham, Hazlemere, March 2014

About the location


Shrewsbury 9 miles; Ellesmere Lakes 10 miles.

The picturesque village of Clive centres around the charming manor house of Clive Hall, situated on the steep wooded slopes of Grinshill, 9 miles from medieval Shrewsbury. This stunning area, famous for its ancient mines and beautiful natural stone production boasts numerous scenic walks and cycle routes, all with stunning views of the nearby Welsh mountain peaks. Historic Shrewsbury, located on the banks of the River Severn, boasts a wealth of timber framed, black and white buildings in addition to its fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and famous for being the home of the fictional Brother Cadfael, is well worth a visit, as is Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive building set in beautiful gardens and housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. A great holiday location at any time of the year.

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