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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Garden House Ref: W43260

Located on the outskirts of Chester, just 2 miles from the city, this semi-detached holiday property provides an ideal base for exploring Cheshire and North Wales. The city’s historical buildings, shops, bars and restaurants are just 2 miles. Enjoy walks by the canal and along the city walls, take a Roman tour or a city sightseeing bus tour. For cyclists there is a dedicated cycle route which runs behind the property. Local attractions include Chester Races, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks Shopping Village. Good public transport links close by. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 6ft, can be twin). 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Gas fire in dining room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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£519-£519
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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.

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£212-£704
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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.

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
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Granary Ref: E4703

This truly luxurious, spacious and beautifully designed and furnished barn conversion enjoys an enviable rural location within an acre of landscaped gardens and four acres of mown paddocks, all set in the heart of glorious Cheshire. Next door is a welcoming 18 hole golf course and just 1.5 miles away lies the picturesque village of Audlem – scenic towpath walks along the Shropshire Union Canal link the village with Nantwich where canal day boats can be hired – whilst Stapeley Water Gardens, Bridgemere Garden World and Tropical Oasis are all under 6 miles. The historic city of Chester, with its designer shopping and 110 acre garden zoo, and Liverpool, home to the Albert Docks, Beatles Museum and so much more, are both within an hour’s drive as are The Potteries, Alton Towers, Waterworld, and Ironbridge Industrial Museum, as well as fascinating National Trust properties including Little Moreton Hall, Tatton Park and Styal Mill. Llandudno and Snowdonia make excellent day trips. Riding 2 miles. Shops 1.5 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French door and beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area. Snooker room. Games room. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with corner bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Z bed (for child).

Open fire in dining room inc. Gas living-flame fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (family package). Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Range. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Two freezers. Terrace and furniture. Garden and paddock. BBQ. Parking. Games room with football table and Playstation 2. Full size snooker table (adult use only). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£964-£2032
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Enjoying a tranquil and rural location, this charming and well furnished cottage, adjoins the owners’ home and is set beside the neat cobbled yard on their working farm. There are footpaths and quiet cycling lanes locally and Tatton Park (NT) is just 2 miles. Knutsford and Altrincham are both 4 miles and the Jodrell Bank Science Centre is 10 miles. Chester and Manchester are both within an hour’s journey. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Z bed available.

Partial CH, elec heaters and elec inc (18th Sep - 20th May by meter reading). Bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. Use of farm laundry. D/washer. F/freezer. Walled garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Games room with pool table. Garden table tennis. Wine, chocolates and flowers on arrival. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Easy driving distance to the city of Chester

Sympathetically converted farm buildings, retaining original features, offering a very good standard of accommodation. Located at the end of an unmade road, they sit quietly in this rural community, yet they are within easy driving distance of the city of Chester, famous for being a walled city with its unique half timbered galleried shops and its Victorian Eastgate clock - said to be the most photographed timepiece in the world after Big Ben. Shops, restaurants and history are all to be found here. Chester has the largest amphitheatre in Britain, a 10th century cathedral, two renowned museums - the Grosvenor and Military Museums, and not forgetting the zoo! The walk around the walls is approximately 2 miles and offers a birdseye view of the city centre with views across to Wales’ magnificent mountains. Cheshire Oaks retail outlet village is a short drive away. At the end of the lane is the Beachin therapy swimming pool for dogs. Malpas, with its magpie style houses, Beeston with its castle, Tattenhall where the Cheshire Farm Dairy ice cream is made and Farndon which links Cheshire to Wales by a sandstone bridge are all an easy drive. Cheshire is also the gateway to some of the finest English countryside and Welsh borderlands. Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Second living room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Dishwasher. Enclosed courtyard and furniture.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Use of grounds 50 yards. Ample parking. No smoking.

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£296-£825
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Granary Ref: 29399


The Granary is a spacious detached barn conversion, which occupies a peaceful rural location in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Enjoying uninterrupted views across the surrounding farmland, it’s a great holiday location for walkers, with access to many footpaths and walks to suit any ability from gentle canal and pub walks to more challenging forest treks and trails, including the popular Sandstone Trail. Cyclists will enjoy the trails through nearby Delamere Forest, 15 miles, where there is also the ‘Go Ape’ treetop adventure park with aerial zip wires and forest segway. Other activities available nearby include golf and fishing (free fishing available locally). The Granary is located just 3 miles from the market town of Nantwich and provides the ideal base from which to explore all that this fabulous county has to offer. Cheshire is well known for its historic cities, friendly towns and villages, stately homes, museums and beautiful gardens. Chester with its historic city walls, great shopping and famous races is just 19 miles away. Manchester and Liverpool are both within an hour’s drive. Families will enjoy Anderton Boat Lift, 17 miles, Chester Zoo, 20 miles, and Blue Planet Aquarium, 22 miles. National Trust properties within easy reach include Little Moreton Hall, 12 miles, Biddulph Grange, 16 miles, and Tatton Park, 17 miles. The castles at Beeston and Peckforton are also worth a visit. There are plenty of shopping opportunities at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village, 22 miles, and Blakemere Village, 13 miles, which in addition to its antiques and crafts also has a falconry centre. Close to the Welsh border, The Granary is also very accessible for North Wales and you can be on the beach at Llandudno or Rhyl within an hour and a half’s drive. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and oak floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area and slate floor. Games room. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (6ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet, one (6ft) with en-suite toilet, one with access to Jack and Jill bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from landing), 1 twin. Second floor: Fitness room.

Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil and solid fuel central heating (underfloor in some rooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Six Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Induction hob. Rayburn included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Games room with pool table and board games. Fitness room with exercise bike and hand weights. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 6 steps and stream in garden. 4ft drop between the top and bottom lawn.

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£893-£2216
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 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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Oakmere Shippon Ref: E4893

Just 10 miles from Chester, this smartly furnished detached barn conversion with its own hot tub sits peacefully at the edge of extensive private woodland with footpaths and a cycle trail. Delamere Forest offers cycle hire and Go Ape (2 miles), whilst a zoo, Roman Tours, designer outlet and riverboat hire are found in the city of Chester – a short train ride from local Delamere station, as is Manchester. Tatton Park, Blue Planet Aquarium and Stapely Water Gardens are in easy reach and Liverpool’s Albert Dock is an hour’s drive. Golf, fishing and riding locally. Shop 0.75 miles, dining pubs and cafe within 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Large enclosed patio and furniture. Shared 60-acre woodland. Cycle store. Hot tub. Games room with pool table. No smoking. NB: Lake in woodland.

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£558-£973
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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