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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
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Elleray Ref: 29082

Games room and hot tub

Elleray is a spacious and comfortable semi-detached holiday home located on a quiet residential street in the Chester suburb of Hoole. Less than 2 miles from the city centre with its historic walls, cathedral and amphitheatre, Hoole offers a good selection of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants, making it ideal for couples looking for a perfect city escape. For horse racing fans, Chester races are also within easy reach. Facilities on site include games room with pool and table football and there is an outdoor hot tub from which to enjoy the pleasant rear garden. Elleray is well located for all the major local attractions including Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village and Blue Planet Aquarium, making it the perfect choice for families as well as couples. Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales are all within an hour’s drive making this a great base for exploring the North West. Leisure facilities available locally include golfing and fishing and there are numerous hotels in the area which offer spa and swimming facilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Garden room. Games room (external access). First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping) and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over ½ bath, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single (for alternative sleeping) and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Hot tub. Games room with pool and table football. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£579-£1636
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Old Stables Ref: RUU4

The Old Stables at Walnut Tree Farm is a superb, first floor, Grade II listed barn conversion with magnificent views, adjacent to the owner’s farm. Situated in the countryside offering the benefit of a quiet and relaxing holiday, yet only 5 miles from Cheshire Oaks designer outlet village. Transport links are excellent with Chester being only 8 miles away with its famous Rows, cathedral and world-renowned zoo. Manchester and Liverpool just 30 minutes away. Golf and windsurfing available nearby, whilst Delamere Forest Park is but a short drive. Shops 1 mile, pub with good food and real ale 300 yards.

First floor: Entrance hall. Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, one with feature roll-top bath. Two single bedrooms, one with additional pull-out single bed (for +1, to form double bed). Two shower rooms with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Courtyard with with decked patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Private stable and tack room/cycle store with grazing

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£393-£1066
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Smithy House Ref: RUU8

Situated next to the owner’s 15th-century coaching inn in the conservation village of Kettleshulme, this detached period cottage is heavily beamed with oak floors. Conveniently set on the B5470, it has been furnished to a high standard and enjoys its own small raised lawned area. Set in the Peak District National Park near the Goyt Valley, an AONB, there are excellent walks from the door. Lyme Park is just 2 miles, whilst Whaley Bridge, Macclesfield and Buxton are all within 7 miles. Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Carsington Water are all within an easy drive. Shops 2 miles, pub 10 yards.

Living room with multi-fuel burner and French doors to patio. Dining room with small pot-belly stove. Kitchen with range (for cooking) and tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Single bedroom (for +1) with day bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

  • Multi-fuel burner and pot belly stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Small lawned garden with enclosed patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 10 steps in garden

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£372-£681
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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Brook Farm Cottage Ref: E4757

Set in the heart of beautiful Cheshire, within easy reach of a host of visitor attractions including many National Trust properties, this splendid, detached beamed cottage offers a peaceful retreat for all seasons. Its spacious, oak finished interior boasts high quality contemporary furnishings and its large enclosed lawned garden enjoys views over the owners’ farmland. Nantwich (7 miles), a pretty ‘half timbered’ town, offers good shopping, a summer salt water swimming pool and Bridgemere Garden World. Chester’s Roman walls and Zoo, Liverpool’s Albert Dock, Manchester, the Peak District and the North Wales coast are all under an hour’s drive. Shop and country pub 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. 0.5-acre lawned garden. Patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Garage/games room with pool table, table tennis and table football. No smoking.

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£514-£1059
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
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 room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio area.

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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£274-£728
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 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
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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
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

WAS
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£285-£916
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

This detached, Grade II listed, thatched holiday cottage, dates back to the 15th century and was the birthplace and home of John Middleton, the 9ft 3in giant known as the Childe of Hale. The village, home to two local pubs serving food, is on the Trans Pennine Trail and the area is great for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Visit 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. Shop 500 yards, pub 150 yards, restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom. Beams throughout (except kitchen and bathroom).

Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Off road parking. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£265-£709
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Smithy Farm Ref: 28703

This 18th century, semi-detached holiday farmhouse is located in the quiet village of Dunham-on-the-Hill, just 6 miles from the historic city of Chester. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has a café and pubs. A wider range of amenities can be found in nearby Helsby or the market town of Frodsham (market on Thursdays). Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village is within easy driving distance. The accommodation is well proportioned and combines original features including a fantastic outdoor covered hot tub and games room. With such great facilities on site it is tempting to just stay home and relax, but with so much to see and do in the area its just not an option. Smithy Farm offers something for everyone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the beautiful Cheshire countryside, walks include Helsby Hill and quarry walks, whilst those who prefer a city landscape are ideally placed for commuting into Liverpool and Manchester. There is also a bus service from the village into Chester. There are lots of local attractions for families including Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and Delamere Forest’s Go Ape adventure. Other activities available locally include numerous fisheries, golf (Helsby), and horse riding. Watersports fans will enjoy Manley Mere which offers windsurfing, sailing and kayaking as well as having an adventure trail. Cheshire is also a food lovers paradise with lots of great restaurants and pubs nearby including Marco Pierre White’s restaurant, which is less than 6 miles from the village. Shop 2 ½ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. Games room with pool table. Table football in dining room. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£421-£1140
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