Alkington Grange Barns

West Midlands Shropshire Whitchurch

  • 5 Cottages Sleeping 5 to 12
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Amazing facilities and high-class self-catering cottages in the heart of stunning Shropshire countryside

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'Something for everyone' might be an overused phrase, but it's spot on for the group of luxury, self-catering holiday cottages that make up Alkington Grange Barns, set among hedgerows and oak trees in the heart of stunning Shropshire countryside. For a start, the location suits all kinds of activities and adventures – close to the charming market town of Whitchurch, itself just a couple of miles from the Welsh border, and within easy range of days out to places such as Chester Zoo, the woodland park at Bewilderwood or the historic Ironbridge Gorge. Walks on the doorstep include the Shropshire Way and Whixall Walks, running straight through the farm, while the Shropshire Union Canal is less than a mile from the site.

Then there are the cottages themselves – five lovingly converted Georgian barns of differing sizes, sleeping between two and twelve people, which makes this a great choice for an extended family and friends get-togethers. The largest have two family bathrooms plus extra en-suites, so can easily cater for bigger groups with different needs; two of them have wood burners (Oliver's Mill and William's Hayloft), and three of the cottages are dog-friendly too. The old beams and brickwork have been retained where possible, and the decor throughout is bright, cheery and modern. You can also expect all the high-spec facilities you need for a family holiday, from well-equipped kitchens to cosy lounges with big TVs, Blue-Ray players and the like. Enclosed patios and gardens provide private outdoor dining and play space for each property – or enjoy a relaxed chill-out at one of the three brick-built barbecues in the grounds.

It gets even better, though, since the grounds at Alkington Grange also feature an amazing array of facilities, starting with a heated indoor swimming pool that can be booked for exclusive use. There's a multi-sports court for football, tennis and basketball, a super under-five's play area, and, in high season, there's a family-friendly cricket area. The woodland picnic and wildlife area on the farm grounds are a really popular family haunt. There are also areas for bird-watching – a resident kingfisher feeds from the pond – and star-gazing in these deep, dark, rural skies. Everyone really should be able to find their special 'something' here, even a pampering facial or massage or a bespoke afternoon tea, delivered to your cottage door.

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We have 5 cottages on site, all of them are modern barn conversions keeping some of the traditional barn features, set around a court yard and with fields & country walks just on your doorstep. We are just a short drive to our local Market town of Whitchurch, just 40mins from the Historic town of Chester & right of the border of Wales. So a perfect location to dive into Wales, Chester & Shropshire!
All barns have well equipped kitchens with ovens/hobs, fridge/freezers, dishwashers, microwaves & washing machines. All barns have Freeview TV's with DVD players, Alexa's, CD Radio players, USB Hub. All have enclosed gardens.  All have shared access to 3 BBQ's on site, a Bike Store, Drying Room etc

James's Parlour: Sleeps 2-12 (plus 2 infants) 5 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms - Downstairs twin bedroom with jack& Jill access to family bathroom, upstairs has a twin bedroom, double bedroom, double bedroom with en-suite shower room, large family bathroom with corner bath, family bedroom with double bed & twin beds. Spacious open plan living area of kitchen, dining & sitting area. Outside has a large enclosed garden & patio area

Buttercups Hay Barn: Sleep 2-10 (plus 2 infants) 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms- Two doubles with en-suite shower rooms, a twin, a double room, two single rooms, 2 family bathrooms. Large kitchen diner with snug, further spacious sitting room, cloak room, enclosed patio areas to the front and rear of the property.

Oliver's Mill: Sleeps 2-10 (plus 1 infant) PET FRIENDLY: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms- 3 double rooms, twin room, bathroom, Master bedroom with en-suite shower room.  Good sized kitchen, dining area, snug & sitting room with woodburning stove, cloak room, enclosed garden & patio area.

William's Hayloft: Sleeps 2-6 (Plus 1 Infant) PET FRIENDLY: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - Twin bedroom, double bedroom, family bathroom, Master bedroom with king sized bed & en-suite bathroom. Large kitchen/diner, spacious sitting room with woodburning stove, enclosed garden & patio area.

Emma's Dairy: Sleeps 2-5 (Plus 1 infant) PET FRIENDLY: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom - Twin room, single room & double room with Jack & Jill access to family bathroom. Large kitchen with breakfast bar, sitting room, dining room, small enclosed garden area & patio.

Suitable For

Alkington Grange Barns is perfect Family Friendly Holiday Accommodation, great for a small Group Get Away and ideal to Celebrate a Special Occasion or, come and stay with us to Unwind in the beautiful Shropshire Countryside.

We do not encourage, nor tolerate loud parties on site. We have hosted many lovely Hen Do's with the ladies enjoying the luxury we offer and the many onsite extras that are available to book such as On Site Chef, Afternoon Tea delivered to your barn, Pamper Sessions in the barn, Pottery Painting Parties off site & Jewellery making workshops off site.

Alkington Grange Barns offers high quality accommodation and a large selection of shared facilities that are included in the price. The Indoor Swimming Pool, Multi Sports Court & Under 5's Play Area are booked on arrival for your guests exclusive use. Our other facilities are shared and used on a first come first served basis.

Three of our cottages, Oliver's Mill, William's Hayloft & Emma's Dairy are PET FRIENDLY, we ask that the dog is NOT left unattended in the property, this is for the welfare of the animal.


Alkington Grange Barns sit on the border of Wales, Chester and withing Shropshire, so there is an abundance of things to do, venues to visit & places to discover. Within a short drive we have the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo, the wonderful Bewilderwood, the family friendly Park Hall Farm, for the adventurous visit Hawkstone Follies, water fun at Alderford Lake with their large Inflatable Aqua Park & water activities, meet the dinosaurs at Hoo Farm, great wet weather day painting pottery at Doodle Alley, tire out the kids what ever age they are at The Crocky Trail, RAF Cosford is an incredible day and FREE to get in, we have several National Trust properties close by including Attingham Park & Erddig, experience the wonders of the SSSI at the Iron Bridge Gorge, walk in another SSSI at Fenns & Whixall Mosses or Brown Moss, visit Shrewsbury Prison if you want to be tested in a Panic Room or enjoy a Ghost Tour........... SO MUCH to do locally!!!!!
If you want to explore our local towns we have the Historic town of Chester with it's incredible Roman remains and city walk & the renowned Chester Races, great for a group day out!! Why not visit Shrewsbury with its stunning park, river walks and great Market Hall or Nantwich with its beautiful Tudor buildings and great shopping.
Whitchurch is our most local town, filled with artisan shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, perfect to explore for all ages.
If you want to go further afield then Liverpool is just over an hour away with the history of The Beetles, the stunning Cathedrals and the great Liverpool Docks.
Also just over an hour away is Alton Towers, theme park, with rides to thrill all ages, definelty worth a trip out if you have the time!!

Food & Drink

Whitchurch and our surrounding area has a host of wonderful places to eat & drink & all of the supermarkets (Tesco's, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury's, Morrisons & Iceland) located in Whitchurch (2 miles) All major supermarkets can deliver to your barn.
Etzios in Whitchurch a GREAT Italian you must book in advance.
The Combermere Arms a country pub with wonderful food and a bit of luxury
The Bull & Dog our local country pub, very family friendly, great for groups, has a large garden for the kids to play
The Swallow Chinese Restaurant in Whitchurch amazing Spare Ribs!! Good Take away and eat in.
Reubens BBQ & Grill in Whitchurch great steaks, burgers, nacho, & ribs.
Blue Water Indian in Whitchurch great to eat in or take away
The Boat House in Ellesmere does AMAZING Afternoon Teas located next to the meres, lovely food as well and welcomes dogs
Spice Heaven Indian Restaurant in Whitchurch to eat in or take away
Thai Vintage Restaurant in Whitchurch great food to eat in or take away
Alderford Lake Cafe, lovely food & Afternoon Teas and you can take your dog
Docket 33 in Whitchurch a Michelin star restaurant, with incredible food and delightful surroundings
Jones's Coffee house, lovely food and Pet Friendly
Benjamin's Deli & Cafe great food and extensive deli
The Black Bear in Whitchurch great food and extensive beers
The Willy Moor Lock, lovely local pub by the canal, good wholesome food 
Fast food restaurants including McDonald & Dominos Pizza


Available all year.


Short breaks from £400 to £1500, or 7 nights from £500 to £3000 depending on barn type & group size. Please see all pricing and details via Book Direct Link at the top of this page.

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If you are looking for Family Friendly Holiday Accommodation, a Group Get Away,  wanting to Celebrate a Special Occasion or, just wanting to Unwind, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here at Alkington Grange Barns, located in the beautiful Shropshire Countryside. We have 5 stunning Self Catering Holiday Cottages of varying sizes, sleeping from 2 to 12 people to choose from and 3 Pet Friendly cottage as well. We have lots of onsite facilities, that are included in the price. They are shared but you book for your own exclusive use, including Indoor Pool, Multi Sports Court, Under 5's Play Area, Woodland Picnic Site, BBQ's, Bike Store, Bird Watching & Star Gazing areas and on site parking and WIFI.  This is a family run business, we live onsite and try hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay with us.                                                           


Contact Website  01948 805 000  Alkington Grange Barns, Alkington, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3NH

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Getting There

The postcode for Alkington Grange Barns is SY13 3NH, please be aware this code does cover several houses, so look out for our black & white sign saying "Alkington Grange Barns"

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From Shrewsbury follow the A49 to Whitchurch. At the roundabout take 2nd exit signposted Whitchurch. Immediately filter off dual carriage way to the Left signposted 'Tilstock'.

Follow the road through the village, bear to the left at the fork in the road and then turn Right onto the B5476. Take first left onto 'Hollins Lane'. At the end of the lane turn Left signposted 'North Wood' and follow for approximately 500yrds and you will see the barns on your RIGHT hand side with a large back gate with a black & white sign saying "Alkington Grange Barns". Please turn in and up into the car park.

From Telford arrive at Tern Hill roundabout and take first exit onto A41. At the next roundabout take third exit to Whitchurch and filter off to the left to Tilstock. Follow above directions:

From Chester follow the A41 to Whitchurch and then turn onto the B5476 signposted Wem. Take the first right hand turn onto 'Hollins Lane' and follow directions as above:

The nearest train station is Whitchurch railway Station 2.8miles away


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  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
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  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Wifi

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