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Squirrel Barn: Very child & pet friendly hi-spec barn conversion, WiFi, hot tub.

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Squirrel Barn with sand pit.
Squirrel barn front door and car park.
Master bedroom with large double bed, beams and large en-suite.

Overview
5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
14 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
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Squirrel Barn is a hi-spec+hi tech ancient barn conversion, secure, secluded, very friendly+informal, very safe for children+pets. Squirrel Barn is a multiple award winning property. Squirrel Barn is set far back from the Lane in the small beautiful ancient village of Milwich. Very close is the Green Man Pub, Gold Award Winner of best local country pub. The pub is very child+dog friendly, with a small restaurant, large beer garden, does takeaway stone baked pizza:) The pub hosts a very good summer music festival with food and marquees, duck race in the brook, and is a wonderful place for an evening before staggering back to Squirrel Barn:) Squirrel Barn facilities+equipment available are extensive+well maintained, the cottage is kept extremely clean although do bear in mind Squirrel ...Squirrel Barn is a hi-spec+hi tech ancient barn conversion, secure, secluded, very friendly+informal, very safe for children+pets. Squirrel Barn is a multiple award winning property. Squirrel Barn is set far back from the Lane in the small beautiful ancient village of Milwich. Very close is the Green Man Pub, Gold Award Winner of best local country pub. The pub is very child+dog friendly, with a small restaurant, large beer garden, does takeaway stone baked pizza:) The pub hosts a very good summer music festival with food and marquees, duck race in the brook, and is a wonderful place for an evening before staggering back to Squirrel Barn:) Squirrel Barn facilities+equipment available are extensive+well maintained, the cottage is kept extremely clean although do bear in mind Squirrel Barn is 200yrs old and has lots of ancient beams, spiders, frogs and bats. There is sleeping for 15 but this is intended as a mixture of adults and children although all mattresses are adult size. 2 bathrooms+1 downstairs toilet. BUT PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFO+LOOK AT ALL OF THE PHOTOS. PLEASE ASK US ANY QUESTIONS YOU LIKE BEFORE BOOKING. The sleeping accommodation includes bunk beds, these are adult size bunk beds with deep sprung mattresses but the upper bunks are much better for children or teenagers. All rooms+bedrooms have smart TV's + Firesticks. There is a big curved TV in the kitchen/diner/family room with cinema surround sound/bluetooth system+Amazon Alexa. There is abundant secure gated off-road parking+gardens. The gardens have extensive child+adult games including zip wire, basket ball, darts, swing ball, bowls, boules, quoits, bat+ball games, badminton+croquet. There are extensive inside games, including many popular board games, Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, chess, backgammon, draughts, dominos, Brio, Lego, small snooker table+darts. Kitchen equipment is extremely extensive, including main oven with 6 ring ceramic hob, American fridge/freezer+additional fridge. Slow cooker/frier, microwave/oven/grill, cafetière, teapot, garlic press, pestle+mortar, toaster, double +single electric whisk, cold water+ice dispenser+very extensive equipment. Also big BBQ with light and parasol, chiminea with roast chestnut pan and forks. The Squirrel Barn welcome pack includes milk, juice, bread, butter, sugar, tea, instant+ground coffee, marmalade, jam, soap, shampoo, conditioner, skin lotions, general cleaning materials. Extensive bedding & towels. Travel cots, high chairs, moses basket, booster seats, toilet inserts, waterproof mattress covers. Everything you can imagine+more:) Private secure car parking for many cars. BUT PLEASE READ THE PROPERTY INFORMATION IN FULL AND PLEASE LOOK AT ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. We like all guests to have a wonderful time at Squirrel Barn, so it is very important to read our information and look at all of the photos. All guests are also sent extensive information including a welcome letter, maps and directions when we receive notification of your booking. Have a very good holiday:)
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Full instructions on all facilities are provided and are printed for use in Squirrel Barn. Wifi code is provided in our customer confirmation email. Squirrel Barn is extremely well equipped but very informal, designed for the enjoyment of all guests, groups, parties, families, pets, children, babies & even mother in laws:). All guesrs should feel completely free to enjoy their stay at Squirrel Barn. No cleaning is required.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Double1 Sofa2 Bunks4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
David and Beth H
Hosting since May 2018
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAll guests are met by a member of staff on arrival and supplied with keys. You will be shown around and everything you need to know explained to you. A member of staff is available at all times to help with any queries, either by call, Whatsapp or email. Squirrel Barn has extensive facilities, hot tub, folders with local walks, local attractions, places to visit., and a member of staff is always available to offer further advice if required.

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Reviews (13)
Kekkie B
Kekkie B
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Kids will love it ……..
I can imagine this property was in excellent condition back when, however it has not been looked after in terms of cleanliness and tidiness for a long time. It is such a shame as because of the complete lack of cleanliness, I would not return nor recommend. I can only imagine it hasn’t been cleaned for months; hence the thick dusty, dirty skirting boards, carpets, rubbish left under beds and general dirt & cobwebs everywhere. I had to clean the fridge, hoover and wash the downstairs floors upon our arrival. The garden has huge potential and has actually been designed very well but there has been no upkeep for what looks like years. The hot tub & surrounding decking area was filthy, the toddler play area had a slide & swing set that was surrounded by overgrown ivy and stinging nettles so my youngest couldn’t use it. The shed (which on the photos looks jam packed full of bikes and garden games) was nearly empty. The grass hadn’t been cut. The front garden & back garden were both very unkept and untidy. The zip wire and dart boards etc are all great and as I said, a great design; the kids loved it. The owners were very quick at responding to us generally and, after we advised of our dissatisfaction of the cleanliness of the property, were quick to ask us if we required a cleaner. We requested the property to be cleaned, however it never was. The dishwasher was out of use, as advised by the host upon our arrival, which was quick to be replaced 2 days after our arrival, however no cutlery section fitted and after advising host of this, it never arrived. The workmen left mess after fitting the replacement dishwasher. The hosts never spoke to us face to face after the complaint of lack of cleanliness; no apology, no conversation so I was very unimpressed with the lack of professionalism and care they gave towards us as paying customers. The photos of this property require updating as it is false advertising to paying customers. I would avoid.
Visited August 2023
Written 12 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicole R
Nicole R
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely property but experience spoilt by host
We booked as a family party for a pre-Christmas get together to spark some Christmas magic, after a couple of very difficult Christmas's. We had very high expectations, especially as the property and host receive such high acclaim from previous reviews. The property itself is stunning and certainly lived up to these expectations. Unfortunately we awoke on our first morning (we only had one full day together, so the day our festivities were planned for) to find we had no hot water. It took over two and a half hours to get hold of the host, by which time one of the pipes had burst and we were also managing a leak. We had been unable to reach the host, it transpired because we had not received the welcome pack (this had not been sent) which contains vital information about how to contact the host. When the host finally did turn up, he was rude, suggested that our inability to contact him was our own fault and did not offer any concern or apology for our inconvenience. Although he did then offer use of the facilities of the annexe, by this time it was 10am and there were ten of us in the party. He did not nothing about the leak and left us to monitor this and empty buckets and did not return or attempt contact with us later that day to check things were resolved. I raised a complaint with the host, who advised me to take this to the reservations manager, which I subsequently did the next morning. This was then raised with the owner. The owner dismissed our complaint, referencing responses to messages that the host did respond to, in a timely fashion, these were all after we had finally managed to get hold of him. He also made reference to previous excellent feedback and implied that this feedback and the timeliness of the hosts later messages are proof that we are simply difficult/unreasonable guests. Take care to book through an agency, as this provides more protection to guests in the event of a complaint and if you don't receive a welcome pack before your visit, be sure to chase this up as the information is required.
Visited December 2022
Written 14 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christine H
Christine H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant family venue!
Belated family get together for my daughter's 30th. Great place for families, 8 adults and 7 children all had an amazing time. We only stayed one night but managed the hot tub, zip wire and games. The host was very informative and helpful. He also didn't give a list of rules and regulations, so it felt very relaxed and very enjoyable. As head cook and bottle washer there was everything I needed although I could have done with a fish splice, ladle and large serving spoon! Hope to be back next year but already looks boojed up. Very popular place!!
Visited December 2021
Written 9 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paul A
Paul A
Thank you for your very kind review. Extremly good points on the useful extras, already bought:) Kind regards, David.
Written 18 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue L
Sue L
Derby, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Birthday Celebrations
Definitely recommend Squirrel Barn, perfectly situated, great amenities- we’ve had the best weekend. Lots of garden activities. Hot tub, fire pit & not forgetting the zip wire 😂. Great hosts too. Lovely pub in walking distance- provided a great live music festival whilst we chilled & drank gin in the hot tub.
Visited October 2021
Written 10 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paul A
Paul A
Thank you for your very kind review. We like to have lots of things to do in the garden and house for both children and adults:) Kind regards, David.
Written 19 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Raquel F
Raquel F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So generous!!!
This place is amazing... You do not want for anything... Will definitely be back!.. David is a great host.. Thank you.
Visited July 2021
Written 26 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paul A
Paul A
Thank you for your extremly knid review. We do like to have everything imaginable for both adults and children, both in the garden and in Squirrel. Kind regards, David.
Written 19 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

emilyj-d80
emilyj-d80
Leicestershire, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant fun stay!!
My friends booked for us to stay for my birthday surprise!! Dave met us on arrival and as the cleaning team were doing a great job of cleaning the accommodation we went to the local pub for lunch!! Instead of getting a Taxi Dave gave us a lift there and back which was so lovely of him!! The accommodation itself was very clean with all the mod cons! The garden has a hot tub and a fire pit!! There is also a zip wire which is amazing!!!! Literally the most fun ever!!! We realised we had no ice for our gin and tonic so text Dave to see if he had any ice trays? within 30 minutes Dave came over with a bag of ice!! Nothing is too much for him, he’s a great host!! I will definitely come back with the kids as the house and especially the garden is so child friendly!! Thanks Dave for an amazing stay!!!
Visited October 2020
Written 4 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Natalie F
Natalie F
Welling, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fun for all!
We have just arrived back from an amazing 3 night stay and our only wish was that we had longer to enjoy Squirrel Barn and the beautiful area. David our host was really friendly, he was there to meet us to explain everything we needed to know and made us feel very at home. The Barn is well equipped and clean and in the current climate with the virus we were very reassured and still had everything we needed. David was always on hand to assist if we needed anything and nothing was to much trouble. We had children from 3 to 15 and they all had an amazing time, so much to do in the lovely garden and the zip wire is amazing.....the adults definitely thought so too! Beds were comfy, fresh linen and loads of towels. Showers were nice an powerful and clean. Charming house, super host, brilliant stay......we will definitely be booking again.
Visited August 2020
Written 18 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paulaflinders
Paulaflinders
Sheffield, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5* Weekend
Have just returned from this fantastic cottage where we celebrated my 50th birthday with family. The place was well equipped to make our stay 5* plus and nothing was too much trouble for Dave. The amenities were fantastic and very very family friendly. Couldn't find any faults and will definitely be recommending to friends. A real gem.
Visited January 2020
Written 27 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Duncan C
Duncan C
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing wonderful perfect
Really can't praise David and his team enough. Five stats doesn't cover it, the barn is beautiful has everything you could want. Perfect venue for my 50 th birthday, and what a place to propose to my amazing lady! Thank you squirrel barn
Visited January 2020
Written 20 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

837charlesn
837charlesn
Kidsgrove, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutley brilliant
There were 6 adults with 7 children from 1 up to 14 and we all had an absolutley fantastic time. Everything we could have needed was there and David is an excellent host and is always on hand to answer any questions. We left a child specail toy behind which was found and dispatched by 1st class post the following day. We are now trying to get dates together as a family to go back again.
Visited January 2020
Written 8 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paul A
Paul A
Thank you for your very kind review. You are all very welcome to return. Children do have a great time:) David.
Written 18 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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Map
Getting there
Birmingham Intl Airport
52.3 km

Manchester Intl Airport
54.5 km
Restaurants
Proven Pizzeria
7.6 km

The Secret Tea Room
7.1 km

Smoke & Rye
7.1 km

Woolpack
5.3 km
Attractions
The Borehole
7.9 kmBars & Clubs

The Wren
7.2 kmBars & Clubs

Ten Green Bottles Co Stone
7.1 kmBars & Clubs

BeWildEr
5.2 kmEscape Games
About the neighbourhood
Squirrel Barn is set in the ancient village of Milwich and is set in countryside. The property is 100m from the Green Man Pub, an award winning child and pet friendly rural pub with an excellent beer garden. With 20 minutes drive is Stafford, with an extensive range of shops and supermarkets and restaurants. Within 15 minutes drive is the small canal town of Stone, with a thriving food market and many small restaurants.
Getting around
Squirrel Barn has a bus calling into the village, and is 30 mins drive from the M6 Motorway and Stafford railway station.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
All guests are emailed a welcome letter, maps, directions, contact details plus a list of the extensive equipment and facilities supplied so that guests do not have to bring anything that is not needed. For guests that arrive very late, there is a key safe by the front door. Squirrel Barn is 100yds from the Green Man Pub in the village of Milwich and is simple to find.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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