Of the three Barnacre cottages, ‘The Shippon’ is the one designed especially with children in mind. Its three bedrooms – one single and two double – sleep 5/8 people.
Simply furnished, this toasty warm cottage nevertheless has everything needed for a very comfortable stay at any time of the year. And while the cottage’s rustic fittings will ease anxieties over children’s capacity for boisterousness, it quirkiness will delight.
Many of the original features of the ancient barn have been preserved; much timbering is exposed and the owl flight holes and archers' windows are preserved and snugly glazed, giving the bedrooms a unique charm. The atmosphere is completed with flagstone flooring and a woodburning stove downstairs and oak floors upstairs.
Ideal for all times of year with full double glazing, gas central heating and woodburner
Two luxurious bathrooms (one ensuite) with solid granite tiling and showers
Two double bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe)
One single bedroom with pull out extra bed
Additional double sofa bed in the living room.
Cosy lounge with TV & DVD, woodburner and beamed ceiling
Underfloor heating to warm the sandstone floor
Large oak and granite kitchen/dining room, fully equipped with washer/dryer, full size electric oven/grill, five ring gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc
Off-road parking for two cars
Additional car parking available onsite
A small courtyard and enclosed garden
Outdoor hot tub/jacuzzi
Cots and high chairs available
Well-behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement (a small charge is payable)
All bed linen and towels provided at no extra cost
Welcoming tea, coffee, milk, and sugar ensure a good start to your holiday (often there are also little extras, such as our own free-range eggs when available)
Prices are inclusive (ie we do not add extras for electricity, bedding, towels etc)
Starter pack of fuel for the woodburner (additional fuel available to purchase on-site and locally)
All cottages have free use of our heated swimming pool, hot tub/jacuzzi and coarse fishing lake (fishing tackle is available for hire at a modest charge)
Both the Old Mill Barn and The Shippon Barn are in the lovely old village of Saughall Massie with a village pub and neighbours.
We must insist on no parties or outside noise or use of hot tubs after 11pm. Anyone causing disturbance to neighbours will be asked to leave immediately.