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  • £900  to  £2100

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  • £425 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £780 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

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£1636 Fri, 17 Jun 2022
3 nights - Enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and friends in this stunning cottage with exclusive use of the indoor pool, multi games court, BBQ's, Bike Store, Under 5's Play area, central location

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About James Parlour

James' Parlour is one of five fantastic self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns, where facilities include a swimming pool, sports area, and a special play area for toddlers. The location is scenic and rural, with easy access to beautiful walks and bike rides. James' Parlour is the largest of the five cottages, sleeping up to 12 people in five bedrooms. It's the perfect choice for families, extended families and friends to spend time together, having fun in the Shropshire countryside.

When we say there are great walks from the door, we're not lying. The long-distance Shropshire Way passes through the farm's property on its 200-mile route, linking places that include Shrewsbury, Bishop's Castle, Ludlow, Iron-Bridge, Wellington and Much Wenlock. Other local footpaths include The Sandstone Trail, Llwybr Maelor Way, and South Cheshire Way. Just down the road is the Llangollen Canal which you can hop on and walk or cycle to Whitchurch and Grindley Brook, four miles north of the farm.

Walking and cycling aren't the only two fun activities on offer. Local attractions include National Trust properties such as Erddig Hall, Attingham Park, and the Roman ruins at Wroxeter. The Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford and the Secret Nuclear Bunker at Hack Green will both appeal to military buffs. Chester Zoo and Alton Towers are slightly further afield but still within reach for a fun day out, as is the historic city of Liverpool. There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites within an hour's drive of Alkington Grange Barns, so plan a visit to Ironbridge Gorge, Liverpool's Maritime Mercantile City, or the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. Other places for a day trip include Chester, Whittington Castle and Beeston Castle.

Staying at James' Parlour means you don't have to go anywhere for fun and adventure. Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a multipurpose sports court with markings for tennis and football, a playground especially for toddlers and young children, a picnic site and a wildlife area.

All bookings come with the reassurance of Master Cancel insurance. Please see the owner's website for more information.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

James & Emma Blantern joined Independent Cottages in October 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Shropshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

James' Parlour is the largest of the five self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns. It has an extensive private garden and accommodation over two levels.


  • Huge, light open-plan living room, dining space and kitchen. It's somewhere everyone can gather and socialise, but big enough that guests can split in to smaller groups to do their thing. The tiled floor is practical and stylish with underfloor heating to keep the temperature comfortable all year round.
  • Corner sofa to sit back, tuck your feet up and watch a film on the 50-inch TV which has Freeview channels as well as a DVD/Blu-Ray player.
  • Solid oak dining table with 12 chairs. It's in between the kitchen and the living room, so is convenient for easily serving food and quickly clearing away.
  • Fitted kitchen with lots of space to store and prepare food. There are two ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a washing machine.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside table and a reading light. It has a Jack and Jill door into the adjacent bathroom.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin. This can be accessed from the hall and the adjacent twin bedroom.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second upstairs bedroom with a double bed. All the upstairs bedrooms have exposed beams and high sloping ceilings with skylights to increase the sense of space and comfort.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds, a bedside table and reading lights.
  • Family/Quad room with a double bed and two singles.
  • Big family bathroom with a corner bath and a shower attachment, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: In addition to the shared facilities, James' Barn has an enclosed garden with a flat area of lawn for playing games, and a patio with seating and dining furniture for barbecues and outdoor meals. There is off-street parking for four cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and bath towels are provided. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Travel cot (no bedding) and a highchair are available on request. Pets are not allowed in James' Barn but there are pet-friendly cottages on site. Smoking is not permitted indoors.

Star Rating: 5 Star

James Parlour Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 2 Twins & 1 Family room)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1948 880002 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

James & Emma Blantern
Member Since October 2020

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James Parlour Noticeboard

Covid19 illness insurance available via Booking Protect
Swimming Pool Open All year Round
Catering Available
Lots to do locally, Chester Zoo, RAF Cosford, Bewilderwood, Ironbridge, The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm or Park Hall Farm

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 for 3 nights, £1636
Enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and friends in this stunning cottage with exclusive use of the indoor pool, multi games court, BBQ's, Bike Store, Under 5's Play area, central location
Fri, 8 Jul 2022 for 3 nights, £1636
Enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and friends in this stunning cottage with exclusive use of the indoor pool, multi games court, BBQ's, Bike Store, Under 5's Play area, central location

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James Parlour 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd May 2022

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