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SHIRLEYWICH HOLIDAY BARNS, EQUESTRIAN AND DOG FRIENDLY, SLEEPS 2-4, detached

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, ping pong table, stereo

Overview of SHIRLEYWICH HOLIDAY BARNS, EQUESTRIAN AND DOG FRIENDLY, SLEEPS 2-4, detached

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SHIRLEYWICH HOLIDAY BARNS, EQUESTRIAN AND DOG FRIENDLY, SLEEPS 2-4, detached

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Stafford, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEvans Park8 min drive
  • Popular LocationAncient High House9 min drive
  • Popular LocationShugborough Hall11 min drive
  • AirportBirmingham (BHX)43 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
    Bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

SHIRLEYWICH HOLIDAY BARNS, EQUESTRIAN AND DOG FRIENDLY, SLEEPS 2-4, detached

Adults-only holiday home in Stafford with water park
We are pleased to offer for holiday rental our first complete fully restored barn


THE SMITHY,

Dating back to 1604 , history buffs can research the property and see the local sign at the rear of the site by the canal, which tells of the life of shirleywich farm over its many decades,

our beautiful complex is nested in a conservation area and consists of a large double fronted Georgian farm house, 5 beautiful barn conversions, set in 17.5 acres of our own private land which runs to the Trent and mersey canal at the rear, and with ample, epic safe riding and hacking galore, our spot has many attractions, for anyone who wants to bring a horse or 2, with grazing and stabling available, pets are welcome as we are a farm with horses and dogs of our own.
you are welcome to bring fishing, bikes, canoes etc,,, to take advantage of the spot and the canal at the rear, or a short trip to the river Trent down the wonderful private Trent drive which leads to ingestre and one of the worlds top riding stables, a short walk further brings you to the ingestre golf club, and then off onto the delights of shugborough hall, and Cannock chase, national heritage forest.

Ideal for walkers, bikers, riders, or anyone who wants a break away in the beautiful English countryside, we are surrounded with fields, and countryside so you will not be disserpointed, excellent road connections to many neighbouring towns and heres just a few of the local attractions listed below, so if you are wanting a break away to relax or an adrenaline fun filled adventure holiday theres plenty to fill your boots with, from fine dining and spas, to zip wires and hardcore mountain bike trails, horse riding to hot air balloons, narrowboat trips to family days out, you will not be board unless you decide to, and appreciate the calm tranquility of our unique complex.

We cater for all occasions, and let for 2 3 4 or can arrange weekly lets for longer periods as we are located to many areas we cater for working away professionals who do not wish to stay in bnb's or hotels, we also cater for larger groups split between our 2 barn conversions both detached and this can allow us to hold a group/party of 6-8 and 2-4 with sofa bed options, hosting 3 large bedrooms in The Stables and our studio barn the smithy one bedroom and sofa bed. We can arrange and help to make your special occasion extra special, with pre booked/planned events, or group team building, corporate days, weekends etc.

STAFFORD COUNTY SHOW GROUND- we host riders and horses for the horse trials held 3 times per year at the show ground, spaces go fast so book in advance, brick stables with tack room, field shelter fully fenced and gates grazing with Hugh hacking potential.

There are opportunities to take your horse to ingestre to have a per booked lesson, or organise group party rides, there is also a local show every first Sunday from April to October,

STAFFORD COUNTY SHOW GROUND
SHUGBOURGH HALL
ALTON TOWERS- UKS BIGGEST RIDES PARK
ALTON TOWERS SPLAH LANDINGS- WATER/SWIMMING/RIDES
WATER WORLD- WATER/SWIMIMG/RIDES
HOAR CROSS HALL -FIRST CLASS ADULT RETREAT
SNOW DOME
TAMWORTH CASTLE
STAFFORD CASTLE
STAFFORD THEATRE
CANNOCK CHASE TREKKING CENTRE- HORSE HACKING
AMERTON FARM- GREAT FAMILY FRIENDLY FARM
GO APE- ZIP WIRE
GO APE- MOUNTAIN BIKING- CANNOCK CHASE- NEW COMMERS TO SERIOUS BIKERS!!!
CANNOCK CHASE- VARIOUS FREE PARKING AND MANY BEAUTIFUL SPOTS TO EXPLORE
OVER 4 PARKS IN ACRES OF FORST AND FIELDS, MANY HOURS OF WALKING RIDING OR CYLING.
GRUFFALO TRAIL AND PARK- CANNOCK CHASE
WICKES HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
AMERTON FARM CENTRE
AMERTON ANGLO NARROW BOAT - HIRE AVAILABLE

WESTON HALL- FINE DINING- WEDDINGS/ SPECIAL OCCASSIONS, MEALS
THE WOSELEY INN- FANTASTIC COUNTRY PUB- OPPOSITE THE WOSELY ANTIGUES VILLAGE AND NATURE TRAILS WITH GARDEN CENTRE AND SOFT PLAY- END OF OUR STREET,
THE SARACENS HEAD, LOVELY WALK ALONGSIDE THE REAR OF OUR PROPERTY CANAL TO THE BEAUTIFUL PUB WITH ALPACKERS.
THE WOOL PACK- WESTON VILLAGE GREEN- PLAYFIELD AND PARK
THE BARLEY MOW-ALWAYS A WINNER, OPPOSITE CANNOCK CHASE-MILFORD COMMON, ACE FOR WALKING BIKING ETC.., WITH A FANTASTIC PUB WITH SEPERATE WACKY WAREHOUSE FOR THE KIDS, I PERSONALLY LIKE TO RIDE THERE PITCH UP NEXT TO THE ICE CREAM VAN POP AND HAVE A CHEEKY HALF AND RIDE HOME,
MOST PUBS ARE DOG FRIENDLY, AND THE OTHERS HAVE LARGE GREENS FOR THE HORSES TO GRAZE..
PLUS MANY MANY OTHERS TOO MANY TO LIST... THESE ARE OUR FAVORITES

Family friendly animal friendly complex with further barns for the next year expanding our site into camping, fishing, and motorhome,
please feel free to look at our site, email or call myself Rachael or my husband Nick and we can see what we can do to make your break special, we have spent 10 years restoring our beautiful home and now wish to share it with the world,
anniverserys, birthdays, valentines, Christmas term and out of term, working weekly lets, all considered.
DETACHED-
PATIO/ PARKING 2-4 OPTION DOGS/HORSE STABLES/GRAZING/ FULLY RESTORED ALL APPLIANCES FULLY LOADED WIFI, NETFLIX, FULL BATH SHOWER TOILET, STUDIO KITCHEN LIVING ROOM, SOFA BED SLEEPS 2 SEPERATE BEDROOM SLEEPS 2- KINGSIZE, 2 TVS, WASHER DRYER FRIDGE FREEZER, COOKER, UNDERFLOOR HEATING, BRAND NEW - REFURB,




Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rachael
Speaks English
vrbo
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Ski

  • Close to skiing

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limo/town car service
  • Car recommended

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Ping pong table
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Boating on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ice skating nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area

Stafford

Located in Stafford, this holiday home is in a rural area and near theme parks. Ancient High House and Shugborough Hall are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cannock Chase and Cannock Chase Country Park. Go Ape Cannock Chase and Trentham Monkey Forest are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the ice skating.

What's nearby

  • Evans Park - 8 min drive
  • Ancient High House - 9 min drive
  • Cannock Chase Country Park - 10 min drive
  • Shugborough Hall - 11 min drive
  • Stafford Castle - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Stafford Station - 9 min drive
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 43 min drive

Restaurants

  • Saracens Head - 8 min walk
  • The Holly Bush Inn - 3 min drive
  • Bistro Le Coq - 3 min drive
  • Dog & Doublet - 3 min drive
  • The Knot & Plough - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

5.0

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Enjoyable stay
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Smithy. The location was great & we had fun taking our 1 year old son to Trentham Monkey Forest & Amerton Farm. The only real disadvantage was that all the kitchen cupboards were low down & our son loved to play with them & their contents! But aside from having to keep a close eye on our son, the accommodation fitted our needs & we'd consider coming again next year
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Lovely Accommodation
Excellent accommodation - socked with everything you could need for a weekend stay. Very clean and cosy.
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay!
We had a great stay in The Smithy. The property was beautiful and had everything we needed. Rachael and family were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. Our 1 year old loved feeding the horses and the pony too.
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Luxury countryside pad
A tastefully, stylish property in countryside surroundings. Exceptionally well-run by Rachael and her husband, who are extremely helpful and accommodating. We found this property as needed somewhere close to family but we would definitely return for a getaway. Location pros - picturesque canalside walks, local pubs and amazing local farm shop. Highly recommend.
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vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant stay in a beautiful property - highly recommend
I have just come back from a brilliant stay at the Stables & couldn’t recommend it more highly. The property was immaculate and there were some lovely touches. Rachael was a fantastic host & made everything very easy for us. Thanks heaps - we will definitely be visiting again!
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo