Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LE
Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LE
Shirwell park is a beautiful historic and unique place to stay. Nestled in 160 acres of its own Parkland and gardens. Shirwell Park bedrooms are all elegantly furnished in keeping with the house. With excellent hospitality and food, Shirwell Park is a fabulous place to relax and unwind. Dogs, walkers and cyclists all welcome.
What makes a stay at Shirwell Park unique?
Shirwell Park dates back to 1516 with various additions in the C18th. It was family home of the Chichester Family until 1920. The house has undergone a lot of restoration in recent years, maintaining a lot of original features.Approached through the original gate lodges, along the horse chestnut lined drive, guests will then get their first glimpse of this historic house. Where a warm welcome awaits.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Shirwell Park?
Shirwell Park offers 4 double bedrooms,2 super king/ twins and 2 doubles. All ensuite and individually decorated in a traditional style in keeping with the house. The morning room is a delightful room to relax in front of the open fire before dinner or to enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea. Breakfast is served in the dining room using as much home grown produce as possible. There is a tennis court and swimming pool ( not heated) onsite.The Parklands, Lakes and walled gardens make lovely walks where distant views of Exmoor and the North Devon Coast can be seen.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Barnstaple area?
Barnstaple is the nearest town where most shopping amenities can be found. Exmoor is a wonderful place to visit with its undulating valleys, moorland and quant villages. The North Devon Coast offers a variety of beaches and amazing cliff edge coves. Your Hosts are more than happy to help with ideas for places to visit.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
A delicious full English breakfast with many options is served in the dining room. Dinner is also available ( prior booking please).Or, a delicious cream or afternoon tea may be taken in the morning room. There're many good pubs and restaurants in the area. Your hosts are more than happy to help with bookings and suggestions.
Information on Shirwell Park B&B , Shirwell , Barnstaple
|B&B Price per person from:||£ 145.00 - £180.00 (based on two people sharing a double room)|
|B&B Price for Single Occupancy from:||£145.00 – £180.00|
|Dinner available from:||£ 25.00|
|Credit Cards Accepted:||Delta, Mastercard, Maestro / Switch, Visa|
|Bedrooms:||4 , consisting of 4 ensuite|
|Romantic Details:||Perfect for honeymoon and special occasions|
||Open all year|
Garden. Lovely listed walled garden.
Other Entertainment (generally indoor) Tv Room
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Free to use.
|Local directions:||Found on A SATNAV postcode will take you to the back drive so use it to get to Shirwell village only then see point (6) below: (1) We suggest either the M5 (or the A303 then the M5 if you are travelling from the South East) to the West Country. (2) Exit the M5 at Junction 27 and take the A361 to Barnstaple. From junction 27 (of the M5) it normally takes approximately 45 minutes driving depending on the traffic. (3) Come through Barnstaple follow directions at the roundabouts for “A39 and Lynton” (well sign posted). (4) After 7 roundabouts (you will still be following signs for A39 and Lynton), you will come to a set of traffic lights with a petrol garage on your right hand side. Go straight across the lights and continue up the hill. The fire station will be on your right hand side. (5) At the top of the hill you will come to a roundabout The North Devon District Hospital will be on your right. Continue straight across, onto the A39. (6) Stay on the A39. Most of the traffic will shortly turn left towards Ilfracombe. You don’t! (7) Continue on the A39, up a gentle incline and pass through the hamlet of Burridge. (8) The next village is Shirwell. Stay on the A39 as it passes through the village. (9) As you proceed through Shirwell you will follow the road left and onto a straight section of the A39. Proceed along the A39 for a further 250 yards and the entrance to Shirwell Park is on the left hand side, big black metal gates between 2 matching, Georgian single storey gate lodges. (10) Drive down the main drive and take the left fork in the drive following the “private” sign, which will bring you to the front entrance.|
Review of Shirwell Park
Posted David SCustomer stayed Jun 2019by
Have you ever visited a National Trust or English Heritage stately home and wondered what it would be like to stay overnight? As you pass through the formal dining room behind the velvet ropes, admiring the long, formally set table, the trompe d'oeil ceiling, the massive fireplace, the gold leaf decoration, and the assorted paintings and other artworks? As you pass through the master's bedroom, with a chandelier and even more artworks? As you descend the main staircase, with even more artworks and hunting trophies? If so, don't wonder any longer. Instead, visit Shirwell Park. The adventure begins as you pass through the twin gatehouses and proceed down the long drive to a classic Georgian House, passing through an impressive English garden first designed by Capabiility Brown. You park the car on the forecourt and enter a dark stone entrance hall, where Gary, the butler, is waiting. He shows you through through the formal dining room and also the morning room, with a roaring log fire and still more art. After seeing your room (and being suitably impressed), you return to the morning room and are met by the manager and cook, Debbie, who brings a lovely cream tea, with homemade scones and cake.(Must be pre-booked, but highly recommended for arrival!) When the rain pauses for a while (this is, after all, England), take a walk through the estate and visit the large walled rose garden. There you will find statures, benches, arbors, and formally arranged roses. And you will likely be aloe, as the garden is there for the owners of the house and the tenants of the 4 rooms offered for visitors. You haver certainly seen such gardens at NT and EH properties – but perhaps there, you have shared them with 20 other visitors... If you pre-order dinner, it will be served in the dining room, where the table is now graced by a silver soup service and full place settings. (Go for the 3-course dinner!) You also will take breakfast in this room, which is then set only slightly less formally. Debbie and Gary are happy to provide advice on sightseeing in the area, other dining possibilities, etc. They are also well informed on the history of the house, which is fascinating but would be even more meaningful to British visitors. If staying over in a stately home is also your fantasy, then fantasize no longer! I was enchanted by my stay at Shirwell Park, and recommend it highly!
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