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The county of Cheshire is not only home to the historic city of Chester, but also has a varied landscape of rural country villages, peaceful pastoral lowlands, purple clad moorland and wooded glades.

A cottage holiday here offers you the chance to enjoy a peaceful break with lots of things to do and places to visit right on the doorstep.

The city of Chester combines wonderful historic attractions, a modern cosmopolitan ambience and a wealth of activities within easy reach. Make sure you walk the ancient city walls and in the summer months you can take to the River Dee by rowboat; a lovely way to spend a relaxing hour or two!

Venture into Cheshire's Peak District, which extends to cover 100 square miles of uplands and plains and forms part of the Peak District National Park. Enjoy striking scenery, historical sites, country inns, heather clad moorland and wonderful views. In contrast the adjacent Cheshire plain is noted for its gentler characteristics of a lowland landscape of canals, historic buildings and landmarks.

There's plenty to see and do in Cheshire; maybe spend the day at the world famous Chester Zoo which houses over 11,000 animals, birds and reptiles within 110 acres. This Zoo has been acknowledged for its educational and conservation work. Or if you fancy a flutter check out Chester race course, one of the smaller tracks with a lovely easy going atmosphere.

Tatton Park is a beautiful historic estate with 50 acres of landscaped gardens, rare breed farm and a deer park covering some 1,000 acres; it's a great family day out and look out for their forthcoming events calendar. In a similar vein the National Trust Georgian house and gardens at Dunham Massey are worth a visit.

Cheshire is perfect for getting out and about with great walks and cycle routes, byways and bridleways for horseback riding, waterways and rivers for canoeing, plenty of green parkland and woodland for gentle strolls and historic buildings.

Thanks to its central location, bordering Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Shropshire and Wales, choosing a holiday cottage in Cheshire provides for the perfect base for those who want to get out and explore more of the UK.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Waldeck Ref: 27139

Waldeck is a spacious, detached holiday home, located in the village of Mouldsworth, which lies on the edge of Delamere Forest. The property is just 8 miles from the historic city of Chester and is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful county of Cheshire and North Wales which is a popular area for both walkers and mountain bikers. Delamere Forest is just a mile away from Waldeck and offers dedicated trails for walkers, cyclists and riders. The more adventurous will enjoy the ’Go Ape’ tree top adventure course, and for horse lovers there is a 12 mile equestrian loop. Golf, polo, fishing are all available locally. Shopaholics will love Cheshire Oaks, and Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester races also make for a great day out. With an abundance of craft centres, stately homes, museums, and parks there really is something here for everyone, and in summer the beaches at Southport, Formby and North Wales are all within driving distance. For those who want to leave the car behind for the day, Mouldsworth railway station provides regular and easy access to Chester (10 minutes), Manchester and Liverpool. Shop 1 mile, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French door and wooden floor. Dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Study/snug with 2 single sofa beds (for alternative sleeping). Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (2 cars). Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

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£360-£1122
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Watermill Cottage Ref: E4908

Idyllically situated by a small river and enjoying extensive country views from its private and peaceful patio, this rebuilt barn also boasts a very smartly furnished interior and lovely walking from the door. Set on the owners’ dairy farm, through which the canal towpath runs, it is just 5 miles from Delamere Forest, with Go Ape and cycle hire, and 7 miles from Chester’s smart shopping, zoo, Roman walks and river trips. Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the Mersey Ferry, Llandudno and Manchester are under an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles, farm shop and dining pub within 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and oak floor/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with additional pull-out single (for child) and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking adjacent. One pet welcome (must be kept on a lead). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced riverside orchard garden.

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£337-£704
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Meadow View Ref: 29351


Enjoying a peaceful rural location just 1 mile from the Cheshire village of Audlem, Meadow View, accessed via a private driveway, is ideally placed for exploring all that Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire have to offer. These former stables, situated in the grounds of the owners’ working farm, have been transformed into a contemporary and spacious holiday home which has unspoilt views of the undulating countryside and provides access to lots of pleasant country walks and public footpaths. The area is abundant in wildlife which includes foxes, badgers and many species of birds making it popular with bird watchers. It is also popular with artists who like to come to the Audlem area to paint and sketch. The Shropshire Union Canal runs through the village and its towpaths provide pleasant walks, while its church is one of the oldest in Cheshire. Audlem also has a good selection of pubs, a post office, supermarket, cafe and take aways. A wider selection of amenities can be found in the historic market town of Nantwich, 7 miles, or Crewe, 10 miles, which as major interchange offers good rail links to most of the country including Manchester, Stoke on Trent, Wales, London and Glasgow; Liverpool and Manchester are both less than an hour by train. The historic town of Chester, whose attractions include the races, river cruises and museum is within an hour’s drive, as is Chester Zoo and Shrewsbury. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Whitchurch, 10 miles, Market Drayton, 9 miles, and Stoke-on-Trent’s potteries, 17 miles. Shop/PO, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over P-shaped bath and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge (to be kept on a lead, working farm). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream on boundary, 200 yards.

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£262-£513
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Smithy Barn Ref: E5563

This lovely, welcoming, contemporary barn conversion is very smartly furnished, well-equipped, set within the peaceful lawned grounds of the owner’s home and conveniently situated near the hourly train service to Chester and Manchester. Delamere Forest, with cycle hire and Go Ape, is just 5 miles for holiday excitement and can be accessed by train. Cheshire has an abundance of country houses and gardens with Tatton Hall, Dunham Massey, Little Moreton Hall and many more within an hour’s drive. The famous Anderton Boat Lift is just 2 miles. Chester is 15 miles with Roman history, medieval tiered rows of smart shops and there is a big designer outlet nearby. Liverpool’s Albert Dock is under an hour’s drive and Llandudno, on the Welsh coast, is about 2 hours’ drive; both are accessible by train. Shops and pubs serving food 0.5 miles, restaurants 2 miles.

First floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 galleried double (5ft) bedroom.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. D/washer. Wi-fi. Shared 0.5-acre lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Small pond in grounds.

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£286-£585
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Nestled in picturesque, historic Whitegate, this detached cottage peacefully enjoys uninterrupted views over Cheshire out to the Pennines. Relax on the patio, watching the sun set over gently undulating hills and forests. Just 20 minutes from Roman Chester and 10 minutes from the beautiful Delamere Forest, this cosy cottage, in the owner’s grounds, is an ideal holiday base to explore Cheshire, Chester and Manchester. Chester Zoo, Oulton Park Racing Circuit, Arley Hall, Tatton Park and Beeston Castle nearby; countryside walks from the door. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Large living room with high, pitched ceiling, exposed beams and wood-burning stove, open plan with oak/granite kitchen. Double bedroom with oak 5ft bed, contemporary en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Cosy galleried reading area. Large twin bedroom with exposed beams, sloping ceilings and Velux windows.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, full gas underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • 32" Freeview TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden, secluded sandstone patio, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£285-£916
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Byre Ref: E4190

This beautifully converted and tastefully furnished semi-detached barn faces into an enclosed aromatic courtyard garden with a lovely patio area. Farm walks join the Sandstone Way on the nearby hills and visitors may fish the owners’ carp pond (0.5 miles). Tarporley’s pubs, restaurants and organic farm shops are 2 miles and the Roman walled city of Chester (8 miles) has heritage trails, a zoo, racecourse, boating and designer shops. Jodrell Bank, Liverpool ferries and Snowdonia are within easy reach. Dining pub 100 yards. These two beautifully converted and tastefully furnished barns face into a safely enclosed aromatic courtyard garden where they enjoy individual patio areas. Farm walks join the Sandstone Way on the nearby hills and visitors may fish the owners’ carp pond (0.5 miles). Tarporley’s pubs, restaurants and organic farm shops are 2 miles and the Roman walled city of Chester (8 miles) has heritage trails, a zoo, racecourse, boating and designer shops. Jodrell Bank, Liverpool ferries and Snowdonia are in easy reach. Dining pub 100 yards

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Z bed available (for child).

Gas living-flame fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared courtyard garden. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

Gas living-flame fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared courtyard garden. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£514-£1059
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

A great rural location

These spacious, semi-detached holiday properties share a wonderful 17-acre garden which leads down to a pond with resident swans. Visit attractions nearby, including Bridgemere Garden World, the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker or Stoke-on-Trent with the famous potteries, and Alton Towers. The historic town of Nantwich is also close by. Golf 1 mile. For a great day out visit Monkey Forest, 11 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ¾ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area, beams and tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electric heaters included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March ). Two satellite TVs. Oil Aga included. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Private terrace with furniture. Balcony with furniture. Ample parking.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 17-acre lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced pond in garden 50 yards.

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£296-£825
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Beautiful surroundings

These charming apartments in a 16th-century barn conversion are situated close to 8 acres of spring-fed lakes set under the Peckforton Hills in beautiful surroundings, just 10 miles from Chester and within sight of Beeston Castle. Here, at extra cost, guests may fish and have fly-fishing lessons on lakes that are well stocked with coarse and game fish.
The apartments are well appointed and comfortably furnished, and provide an excellent base for touring and this lovely part of Cheshire. Chester with its black and white buildings and Heritage Centre will provide a very pleasant day out. There are lovely old houses and gardens to visit, a fine museum at Nantwich and Chester Zoo. There is good access to the Welsh borders and coast at Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms, both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating included.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry room with washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Small patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Two small well behaved dogs, must be kept under control due to deep water. No toddlers or young children (except babies) due to nearby lake.

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£207-£633
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Rookery Ref: E4238

Peacefully nestling in lovely Cheshire countryside, this contemporary property offers smartly furnished and very comfortable accommodation just 12 miles from the beautiful Roman walled city of Chester. Forming a wing of the owners’ home, it is ideally placed for exploring the area’s many National Trust properties and lies within easy reach of Beeston Castle (3 miles), Cholmondely Castle Gardens, ‘The Secret Bunker’ wartime museum and the Anderton Boat Lift, whilst Liverpool’s famous Albert Docks are under 30 miles and Llandudno is an hour’s drive. Canal day boat hire 2.5 miles, golf and riding are nearby. Shops are 2.5 miles and Nantwich boasts excellent facilities (5 miles), a good dining pub is 300 yards. There is a small caravan club field adjacent (max 5 units).

Ground floor: Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Galleried living room. 1 double bedroom.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£229-£523
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Oak Cottage Ref: 29742


This charming semi-detached Grade II listed cottage, built in 1738 is situated in the heart of the historic village of Hale, just 2 miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and 10 miles from Liverpool city centre. Providing spacious living accommodation, off road parking and a beautiful ⅓-acre garden with a fountain and covered patio, perfect for al-fresco dining, this semi-detached holiday cottage is a real ‘home-from-home’, which is well-located for all that the area has to offer. There is a good local bus service which links to the rail network and the cottage, and is within easy access to the M56, M62 and M57 motorways. The village, home to two local pubs serving food, a village shop, café and park with children’s play area, is on the Trans Pennine Trail and the area is great for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Places to visit within easy reach include Speke Hall, Liverpool, Albert Dock, Knowsley Safari Park, Chester, Haydock and Aintree racecourses. The North West also has miles of unspoilt coastline, including beaches at Ainsdale, Formby and Crosby, where you can see the famous Anthony Gormley sculptures. Beach 1 mile. Shop 20 yards, pub 50 yards and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Two Freeview TVs. Blu-ray. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small front garden. Enclosed, ⅓-acre lawned garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fountain in rear garden. 6 stone steps to lawned area. 3 steps up to decked patio.

WAS
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£224-£704
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Southfield Lodge Ref: 29604

Shared indoor swimming pool

With private gated access, this single-storey, detached annexe provides comfortable holiday accommodation and is ideal for families or couples who want to explore all that Cheshire has to offer. Situated within the grounds of the owners’ home, guests can enjoy shared use of the owners’ indoor heated swimming pool, which is one of the largest in Cheshire. Southfield Lodge is located in the village of Styal, which is home to the National Trust’s Quarry Bank Mill; in fact most of the village’s housing was originally built to house the mill workers. Styal has a village pub, restaurant, golf club and a train station, which operates trains into Wilmslow, Crewe, Manchester and Manchester Airport. Its proximity to Manchester Aiport (3 miles), makes it ideal for overseas visitors or those that maybe want to combine a UK break with an overseas trip. A wider range of amenities, including some great bars and restaurants, can be found in the nearby affluent villages of Wilmslow (3 miles), and Alderley Edge (5 miles). Manchester city centre can be reached in around 20 minutes. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the National Trust’s Dunham Massey and Tatton Park (both 12 miles), Buxton (21 miles), and the historic city of Chester (36 miles). The Peak District National Park is also accessible from here, with Bakewell approximately an hour’s drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV (family package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in pool room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared, indoor heated swimming pool (18m x 9m) with shower and changing facilities, open 2pm to 6pm. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Millers Cottage Ref: 28433

Millers Cottage, with views over Dymocks Mill pond and the Wych Brook, is situated in stunning countryside down a single-track road. This detached holiday cottage is adjacent to the owner’s property, a corn mill dating back to 1780. Completed to a very good standard, the property has views of the pond and river. Millers Cottage is 3 miles west of the historic village of Malpas, which has two stores, a bakery, two restaurants, butchers, pubs, and a Post Office. It is perfect for exploring the counties of Cheshire and Shropshire as well as North Wales. The Roman city of Chester is within easy driving distance with its amphitheatre, zoo, shopping, and museums. An hour’s drive away is Liverpool’s Albert Dock, Beatles museum, Tate Gallery and the Liverpool One shopping centre. Other places of interest include walking the Sandstone Trail on Bickerton Hills. Beeston Castle is worth a visit, with views over the Cheshire countryside. Cholmondeley Castle with its gardens and tea rooms is nearby, as are National Trust properties Erddig, Chirk Castle and Powys Castle. The Bishop Bennet Way is close by, as are miles of footpaths and cycle ways. For peace and quiet this is the place with an abundance of wildlife to watch; regular visitors are kingfishers, otters, mallards and mandarin ducks, plus garden birds including the Grey Wagtail, nesting in the water wheel. In the evenings see the stars and watch the bats or bring your fishing rod and try to catch your supper. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles.

9 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, wooden floor and bifold doors. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Video. CD. Gas range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared 1½-acre lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.4m) with conservatory, shower and changing facilities, open 8am to 7pm, everyday. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Large pond and brook in garden.

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