2 (all year)
Buttercups Hay Barn has five bedrooms to sleep up to 10 guests in 5-Star comfort. The period Georgian barn has been lovingly restored and renovated to offer a high standard of self-catering accommodation in beautiful rural Shropshire, close to Whitchurch and Shrewsbury, and within easy reach of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and plenty of local attractions. It's everything you want for a holiday with family and friends.
Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is on the doorstep, starting with the superb facilities that include an indoor heated swimming pool, toddler playground, multi-purpose sports court, wildlife area and woodland picnic spot. The long-distance Shropshire Way footpath passes through the farm, and you don't have to go far to get to the Llangollen Canal. Offa's Dyke, the Whitchurch Wheel, and the Sandstone Trail are just three more beautiful footpaths you can use to explore south Shropshire and the picturesque Welsh Borders.
Be sure to add at least one of these three places to your itinerary. The Ironbridge Gorge showcases a time when local mines literally fuelled the Industrial Revolution. The bridge was a world-first when constructed in 1779, and looks as impressive today as it did at its official opening nearly 250 years ago. Liverpool is about an hour's drive from the barn, with lots of places to eat, drink and shop as well as the historic Maritime Mercantile City district that was once one of the world's busiest ports. Over the border in Wales is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, an impressive feat of engineering that takes boats from the Llangollen Canal to the River Dee.
Local attractions include the Roman ruins at Wroxeter, the Grade I listed house and gorgeous gardens at Attingham Park, and the elegant redbrick Erddig Hall. There are museums and galleries, golf courses, cycling routes and mountain bike trails, and even a rally car track close by. Slightly further afield but still near enough for a day out are Chester Zoo and Alton Towers.
The owner uses Master Cancel insurance, so you can book Buttercups Hay Barn with confidence knowing you're protected if your plans change at short notice. For details, please see their website.
James & Emma Blantern joined Independent Cottages in October 2020
Buttercups Hay Barn has been skilfully converted into a welcoming holiday property with accommodation over two levels. It has views of the farmland and countryside and is close to the (fenced) wildlife pond.
Outside: Buttercups Hay Barn has an enclosed patio at the front and the rear, and a seating area with garden furniture. There is private parking for up to four cars. Guests also have use of the shared grounds and facilities.
Additional Information: Two travel cots (no bedding), stairgates and highchairs are available on request. Pets are not permitted in Buttercups Hay Barn but there are two pet-friendly properties on site. All utilities, WiFi, sheets and bath towels are provided. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season, depending on availability. No smoking indoors.
Star Rating: 5 Star
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Covid 19 insurance available
Swimming Pool Open all year round.
Catering available on request
Lots to do locally including Chester Zoo, Bewilderwood, Park Hall Farm, RAF Cosford, Chester, Ironbridge well know Ice Cream Farm
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Relax with friends in wonderful surroundings and enjoy an exclusive swim in our pool
| Fri, 15 Jul 2022 for 3 nights, £1551
Celebrate a special occasion in style in beautiful surroundings and enjoy our indoor pool