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The market town of Whitchurch in Shropshire is found to the north of the county, close to the Wales-England border. The town is the oldest in Shropshire and is packed with charm and character, providing a wonderful destination for a luxury self-catering break in the heart of England.
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.
Shropshire is probably one of England’s more quiet counties but don’t let that fool you. Found in the west of England, bordering Wales, Shropshire boasts over 90 places of interest to visit as well as traditional market towns, outstanding countryside and a tranquil environment. Visit historic houses, awesome castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge or one of the many family attractions and enjoy many great days out on your Luxury break to Shropshire. Shrewsbury is also a fantastic place to visit, the birthplace of Charles Darwin and surrounded by the River Severn, Shrewsbury is home to a collection of delightful medieval black and white buildings that retain a wonderful history. If you’re looking to revitalise and take in some fresh air then you can always get out in the Shropshire hills, by the Meres or Mosses or take a stroll beside the Shropshire Union or Llangollen canal. Take your family pet along for the fun and discover a Luxury pet-friendly cottage.