This timber clad, barn conversion cottage with woodburning stove for 4 people is situated in the small village of Clive which is 9 miles from the historic market town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Ivy Barn, as its name suggest, was originally a barn, built from traditional Grinshill sandstone. It has been lovingly restored to provide accommodation for groups of up to 4 people. Many of the barn's original features have been incorporated into the conversion, such as oak beams, stone-slated floors and a wood-burning stove. All the accommodation is spread out over one floor and French windows from the sitting room lead to a small, charming garden...; perfect for enjoying a spot of outdoor-dining in the summer months. Off-road parking for 2 cars is available, but the local shop is a short stroll away and the local pub is just over a mile away.
Amenities: 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.
Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Town: Clive is a small village located around the west side of Grinshill Hill. Grinshill Hill is a local beauty spot and there is a nearby mine from which the Grinshill sandstone was excavated to be used in building the village of Clive. Attractions are wide and varied in this part of Shropshire and there is plenty for outdoor-types, such as walking and cycling. If you prefer to take things a bit easier, but still want to enjoy the stunning scenery, a boat-trip on the Severn will relax and inspire you. The nearby village of Wroxeter pays testament to the region's historic past, having uncovered a myriad of Roman artefacts, such as the magnificent Roman Baths. There is even a Roman vineyard which still produces wine for sale to the public.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Excellant location,in spacious, well planned barn conversion.
Left on 12/08/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Robert & Melanie
Excellant value for money, quite and well appointed. Let down by poor cleaning.
Perth, Western Australia
A Wonderful Week!
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Kazzabel
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.
A well-fitted barn conversion
Left on 11/11/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Richard
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.
Left on 03/18/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Holidayer
Very enjoyable stay
A beautiful home from home.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | hazel
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.
Home from home
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Elizabeth
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.
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