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

Gas central heating included. Dishwasher.

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
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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Ash Cottage Ref: 13230

Set in this quiet hamlet, adjacent to the owner’s house, this cosy holiday cottage enjoys many pretty touches. There is a lawned area to the front of the property for relaxing in the evenings on the patio area. Seven miles from the historic city of Chester and with North Wales and the Peak District close by for an alternative day out. Golf course 1 mile, horse riding locally. Excellent cycling and walking area (Sandstone Trail). Shop and pubs 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Internet connection on request. Garden with patio and picnic table. Use of lawned paddock. Parking (1 car). Pet free of charge.

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£228-£567
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Hayloft Ref: 29993


This delightful little thatched property for two lies in the owners’ grounds in a surprisingly rural part of the Wirral Peninsula. Built of warm Cheshire stone, it makes a great location for exploring this lovely area. It’s within walking distance of the local pub serving food and there is a great choice of eateries in the nearby village of Irby. The Dee Estuary’s beach is just a mile away and there are plenty of walks available locally, including the beautiful Wirral Way, which runs from Hooton to West Kirby along the course of an old railway line. From West Kirby you can catch a train direct to the vibrant city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles and with so much to see and do - or visit historic Chester with its famous cathedral, city walls and unique shopping rows. Beach 1 mile. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area, beams and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children except babes in arms. NB: 1 step in garden.

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£188-£572
Shortlist
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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£339-£1122
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
New Farm Court Ref: 19160

Countryside views

Delightful holiday accommodation converted from an old dairy farm building in the grounds of the owner’s property, it has reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Located in a rural community half a mile from Malpas village centre, it benefits from access to 130 miles of bridle paths throughout Cheshire and Shropshire. Within easy driving distance of historic Chester, Nantwich, Wrexham and Shrewsbury. Stables/grazing available on request. Shops and pubs 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Cloakroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single (for child), 1 twin, both with beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Chestnut Cottage Ref: 25680

18th-century stone cottages

These two pretty 18th-century stone holiday cottages sit together and nestle on the outskirts in the hamlet of Rainow, idyllically lying in the foothills of the Pennines and on the edge of the Peak District. Attractively presented and offering lovely views across open fields, there are excellent walks from the doorstep. This is a great base for exploring other local interests. The charming village of Bollington with its canal is only 3 miles away, and is the start of the Gritstone Trail. Macclesfield Forest and Teggs Nose Country Park are within 3 miles. Manchester and the Trafford Centre lie only 30 miles away. Famous Chatsworth House, Bakewell and medieval Haddon Hall 20 miles, and only 12 miles away lies the spa town of Buxton with its opera house where you can take in a show or stroll the beautiful Pavilion Gardens. Arts, crafts, antique fairs and festivals are to be found throughout the area along with bars, restaurants cafés, home made cakes and delis combine to make this a place you will want to return to. Shops 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Steep, spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

Travel cot. High chair. Washing machine.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Small walled courtyard. On road parking. No smoking.

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£212-£499
Shortlist
Grade 2 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.

Ground floor: Living room. 2 steps down to dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

Oil central heating included. Fridge/freezer. Friday to Friday.

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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Holly Bank Cottage Ref: E5117

This beautifully restored detached barn has been designed and finished in smart contemporary style to offer luxuriously appointed accommodation in a quiet rural hamlet set in pretty countryside on the Cheshire cycle loop. Delamere Forest (with Go Ape and cycle hire), Beeston Castle and Oulton Park are all within 5 miles whilst the delightful Roman walled city of Chester, with its medieval tiered shopping rows for designer shopping, and its garden zoo, is under 15 miles. Manchester, Liverpool and Llandudno are 1 hour’s drive. Tarporley (2.5 miles) has good shops, restaurants and pubs. Pub 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French door. Dining room/kitchen with French door. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 8 years.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Weetwood Lodge Ref: 26952

This detached, cosy holiday property is located in a lovely rural part of Cheshire, with a wonderful private patio looking out over the fields. In the grounds of the owners’ small farm, it provides an ideal base for walkers being close to the Sandstone Trail and Eddisbury Way and there being a number of footpaths locally. The village of Kelsall is a short distance away and the delightful leafy Delamere Forest Park is a short drive. This property also makes a great base for exploring the historic city of Chester with its cathedral, city walls, unique shopping Rows and lively nightlife. Shop 1.4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors/kitchen with tiled floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 1 double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin).

Oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s lawned garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£178-£554
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Sophie’s Retreat Ref: E5146

This romantically styled and beautifully furnished cottage offers a splendid base for exploring the local countryside and beaches of the Wirral at any time of year. Set on a very quiet lane, it is just 0.25 miles from shops in quaint Oxton village, which numbers a Michelin starred restaurant among its pubs and eating places, whilst 4 miles away, the Mersey Ferry takes visitors into the heart of vibrant Liverpool’s Albert Dock, setting for the Beatles Story, Tate Gallery and Maritime Museum. Locally, Port Sunlight model village is fascinating, and the beautiful Cheshire landscape is dotted with great houses and gardens. Snowdonia and Chester’s garden zoo make good day trips. Sea fishing 7 miles. Pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Gas CH inc (£40pw, £30 per short break Oct-Apr). Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. Enclosed walled courtyard and furniture. Sun deck and furniture. Chiminea. On road parking 50 yards. Hot tub. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Uneven surface to entrance.

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£368-£780
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