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Holiday Cottages in Cheshire

With a large majority of the area being rural land, the county of Cheshire in the North West of England provides some of the best landscapes and views in the whole country. The region is filled with diversity and visitors can find small sleepy villages and towns with centuries-old agriculture, besides larger bustling cities such as Chester that offer a more familiar experience for urban dwellers while still retaining its charm. Read more

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53.216982, -2.274686

OUR  BADGER POD HAS IT’S OWN TOILET, SHOWER AND KITCHEN….AND HOT TUB!! Our ADULT ONLY pod can sleep 2 people on a double bed and has been furnished to the highest standard with all the facilities needed to make your stay a comfortable and relaxing one. Inside the pod you will find a toilet and shower, a small kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, hot plate, kettle and television. Plates, cups, cutlery, pans are all included, just bring your own towels and bedding. Outside there is an electric heated hot tub on the decking…

Weekly price:
£700 all year
Short breaks from £100 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.216982, -2.274686

Our ADULT ONLY POD can sleep 2 people on the DOUBLE BED and has been furnished to the highest standard with all the facilities needed to make your stay a comfortable and relaxing one. The pod has an electric heated hot tub, guests will need swimwear if they wish to use it, all included in the price.. Inside the pod you will find a good size kitchen with a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, electric hob, kettle and television. There is also an en-suite toilet/shower, Plates, cups and cutlery are included, just bring your own towels & all bedding.

Weekly price:
£875 all year
Short breaks from £125 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.216982, -2.274686

Plates, cups and cutlery are included, just bring your own towels & bedding. This pod has an electric heated hot tub. Set in the beautiful surroundings on our 270 acre working farm with fantastic views that are hard to beat, feel free to use our 3km lawned farm walk and enjoy the Cheshire countryside. Our Pod has a minimum two night stay requirement

Weekly price:
£125 all year
Short breaks from £125 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.216982, -2.274686

Our NEW ADULT ONLY  SHEPHERD’S HUT can sleep 2 people on the DOUBLE BED and has been furnished to the highest standard with all the facilities needed to make your stay a comfortable and relaxing one. Inside the hut you will find a good size kitchen with a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, hot plate and television. There also is an ensuite toilet/shower. Plates, cups and cutlery are included, just bring your own towels & all your bedding.(inc bed sheet) Outside there is an electric heated hot tub all enclosed with a wooden fence to keep any pets contained.

Weekly price:
£875 all year
Short breaks from £125 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.216982, -2.274686

The hut has an electric heated HOT TUB, guests will need swimwear if they wish to use it, all included in the price.. Inside the hut you will find a good size kitchen with a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, electric hob, kettle,toaster and television. There is also an en-suite toilet/shower, Plates, cups and cutlery are included, just bring your own towels & all bedding. The hut has gas central heating so nice and warm in the winter! Set in the beautiful surroundings on our 270 acre working farm with fantastic views that are hard to beat, feel free to use our 3km lawned farm walk and enjoy the Cheshire countryside.

Weekly price:
£875 all year
Short breaks from £125 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.234931, -2.314458

A spacious farmhouse sleeping large groups of up to eighteen in seven bedrooms set amongst rolling Cheshire countryside. With plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden) this is an ideal place for friends and families to enjoy a break away together or celebrate a special occasion. Hen and stag parties are welcome.

Weekly guide price:
£3000 to £5200
Short breaks from £575 per night

18  |   7  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.196177, -2.167120

A welcoming holiday cottage sitting in the Cheshire village of North Rode just a five minute drive from the Peak District National Park and within easy reach of Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, the cities of Chester, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent and a host of other attractions. Lovely walks from the front door.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £840
Short breaks from £92 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.943093, -2.605373

A pet friendly 4 Star holiday home just ten minutes away from Audlem village where you can enjoy lovely canal walks and sample the tasty cakes at one of the many tearooms or enjoy a drink sitting by the canal at the Shroppy Fly pub which serves lovely food.  Guests staying at Oakwood have countryside walks straight from the front door which includes the 20 minute walk on a hardstanding footpath to the Olde Jack Inn -  an ideal self-catering rental to relax and unwind.  We are also lucky to have a community owned pub on our doorstep which has  been voted the countrys best pub , this can be walked to across the fields or a 5 minute drive.   Brown Moss Nature Reserve with woodland walks  is a beautiful place to stroll round and near to this we have a 200 acre estate with no livestock and so perfect for walking your dogs.  The bustling old market town of Whitchurch which is the oldest town in the country has fine dining including Docket 33 and the italian restaurant Enzo`s.  The town has beautiful Tudor buildings and is renowned for its production of the Joyce clocks and its canalside walks.Chester and Shrewsbury are close by as well as Ellesmere with its scenic lakes. Chester Zoo and the Grosvenor Museum are worth a visit as well as a lovely stroll around the Chester Roman Gardens. We have quite a few places to visit on rainy days such as Dagfields Craft and Antique Centre and the Secret Bunker plus Bridgemere Garden World with its splendid gardens.  The Dorothy Clive and Trentham gardens are this side of Staffordshire and well worth a visit or have a look at the Wedgewood museum and then go across to the JCB factory for a very interesting tour. The world is your oyster as we are very fortunate to be central to 4 counties which includes Wales. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £650

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.955095, -2.588033

A delightful holiday cottage for two providing the chance to enjoy a taste of country life  in a peaceful tranquil position amongst countryside on the Shropshire/Cheshire borders. Perfect for escaping away from the crowds and providing the ultimate in relaxation.  Chester and Shrewsbury are lovely towns to visit as well as the numerous gardens and attractions. There are wonderful walks from Sandstone Hills to easier walks along the canals of Audlem and Whitchurch with tearooms on route. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £495

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star Gold

52.9543675718374, -2.5900843652674825

A delightful Gold  award winning detached  country cottage set in a peaceful  waterside location which is perfect for a family of 4 and spacious for a couple.   This home from home Cottage is close to a canalside village with tearooms and a Nature Reserve with woodland walks and is central for Chester and Shrewsbury.   Oakpond is based on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border and is within easy reach of Staffordshire and Wales and so plenty of places to visit.There are National Trust Houses and beautiful gardens to visit such as Dorothy Clive, Hodnet Hall and Wollerton gardens as well as the famous Ironbridge. Whitchurch is the oldest town in the country and has an abundance of restaurants including Docket 33 and Etzios. This delightful market town has many beautiful buildings from Georgian, Tudor and Medieval times and  is a Walkers Welcome town. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £650

2-6  |   3  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star Gold

53.196177, -2.167120

This pretty one-bedroom self-catering cottage has everything you need for a romantic holiday. Tucked away in quiet rural village close to the Peak District National Park and within easy reach of Stoke-on-Trent, Chester and Alton Towers, couples can plan a holiday that includes countryside walks and bike rides, spa days, shopping, history and culture.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £780
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.213089, -2.266793

The Hoglets No 1 offers a delightful retreat in rural Cheshire. This cosy barn conversion, recently revamped with a modern country-chic vibe, is perfect for couples year-round. Tucked away at the end of a tranquil country lane, yet just a short stroll from The Old Pub in Lower Withington, it's an ideal spot for a romantic getaway or an extended stay exploring the northwest. Conveniently located near Alderley Park and the M6, it's also great for business travellers seeking the comforts and privacy of a home away from home. Enjoy scenic walks, horseback riding, walking, cycling, fishing, and local attractions like Little Moreton Hall and Capesthorne Hall, all within easy reach of The Hoglets.

Weekly guide price:
£805 to £896
Short breaks from £115 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.116521, -2.329802

The superb barn conversions can be found in an idyllic rural setting in the hamlet of Day Green, Sandbach. Newly renovated in 2022 you will find that wonderful care and attention has been taken to retain original features where possible, both inside and out.Perfect for couples, friends, small families and pets. We also cater to those who would like a holiday with their horse using the onsite equestrian facilities of Cheshire Racehorse Retraining (at additional cost agreed separately) and to those attending or competing at local equestrian events. Barn One has a separate kitchen, and the living room features a sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements and additional overnight guests.Sandbach is a historic and charming town that can be found in wonderful South Cheshire. It offers all the best requisites of modern living with shops, bars and restaurants catering for most tastes. Day Green Barns is in close proximity to the M6 motorway, which makes it an ideal location for easy access to

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.116521, -2.329802

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Patio with fire pit and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Ground Floor:Open plan living space.Living area: With Freeview Smart TV and double sofa bed.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric oven, 4-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.Separate toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With double bed.Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1300
Short breaks from £100 per night

2+2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.246820, -2.321843

Couples and individuals love The Hayloft for its peaceful location and chic interiors which combine original rustic charm with modern comforts. The charming holiday cottage is in Blackden, on the outskirts of Goostrey village, just a few miles from Holmes Chapel and within easy reach of Knutsford. Chester and Manchester are half an hour away but you only have to step outside the door for beautiful footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes. Guests are welcome to bring their dog or horse with them on their self-catering holiday, and there's also bike storage and an electric charging point. 

Weekly guide price:
£589 to £839
Short breaks from £79 per night

2  |   1  |     |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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Where to Stay in Cheshire

The Peak District falls under Cheshire’s borders and with over 100 square miles of fantastic landscapes, wildlife, country pubs and attractions as well as old English villages, you will find plenty to do here.

The county is not just about the countryside, the city of Chester is also a great attraction. It might not be the modern, glass and skyscraper-laden metropolis of most 21st-century cities, but it still has all the trimmings such as high street stores, shopping centres and lively nightlife.

Cheshire is also home to a wide variety of local foods. Cheshire Cheese is the most famous with a national and international reputation. However, within its boundaries, you can also find acclaimed locally brewed ales, smoked meat and dishes that represent the diversity of the county.

The region as a whole is a source of traditionalism and landscapes and views not often seen elsewhere in the country. Cheshire is a nature lover’s paradise and it combines this with a deep sense of history, alongside elements of modernity. This creates a diverse county that can claim to cater to all tastes.

Cheshire Travel Guide

Before booking your holiday cottage in Cheshire, you can find all the information you need for your trip here.

When to Visit Cheshire

Before booking your Cheshire holiday cottage, it’s best to know when to visit. The weather can play a part in planning for your trip, alongside knowing what activities you can do whilst visiting. Below is a little more on each of the seasons so you know what to expect during this time.

With some great sunny days and pleasant weather, Spring is an excellent time to visit Cheshire. Between March and May, expect temperatures to average around 13°C, a splendid climate to get out and active. This season is perfect for those also hoping to explore the beautiful countryside as it begins to bloom with colourful flowers.

If you’re seeking a warmer trip to Cheshire, summer is the time to visit here. During this time visitors can expect average temperatures of around 20°C. This is great for those looking to explore quaint towns and villages, or simply relax in the garden of your lovely holiday cottage in Cheshire.

For frosted landscapes and cosy weekends away, winter is an excellent time to visit Cheshire. The average temperatures during this time are around 7°C to 9°C, with the occasional cooler day. This is also a perfect time to wander around the many idyllic towns and villages as they begin to prepare for the festive season.

What to Do in Cheshire

Falconry has a long history in Cheshire and visitors can join in on the hobby or simply watch the majestic birds in action. The Gauntlet Bird of Prey, Eagle and Vulture Park provides a wide variety of different birdlife on display and offers a great chance to see some lesser-known and lesser-spotted birds inside the county.

The vast acres of countryside and unspoilt land also allows for great walking and cycling experiences. One of the most popular is the renowned Trans Pennine Trail, stretching from the east coast to the west coast of England and making its way through Cheshire. This is only the tip of the iceberg, as the county provides numerous walking and cycling trails for everyone with varying levels of difficulty.

How to Travel to Cheshire

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below displays an average distance to Cheshire so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 187 miles

Birmingham: 73 miles

Glasgow: 228 miles

Liverpool: 37 miles

Bristol: 155 miles

Manchester: 29 miles

Leeds: 71 miles

Edinburgh: 236 miles

Newcastle: 172 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to Cheshire. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About the Region

The county is a great representation of Old England and much of the architecture harks back to a previous age. Inside the county are numerous stately homes providing a grand and eloquent stature to the area. The Arley Hall and Garden, which has been present for over 550 years, serves as a slice of Cheshire’s magnificent history. It is a great glimpse into the past with peaceful and exemplary gardens and centuries-old buildings. The county as a whole has a great ‘outdoorsy’ feel to it and for lovers of the countryside, there is no shortage of options for entertainment.

Cheshire FAQs

  • Can you stay in a luxury cottage in Cheshire?

Cheshire is a county full of glamour and sophistication, meaning it only makes sense that there are several luxurious holiday cottages here. No matter where you decide to stay, you can discover some beautiful cottages with plenty of lavish amenities on offer. With so many to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.

  • Are there holiday cottages with hot tubs in Cheshire?

There are some excellent holiday cottages in Cheshire with hot tubs. This allows for a relaxing break in the county, with a luxurious place to stay. Cottages with hot tubs are perfect for a range of holiday itineraries, whether you’re hoping to relax and unwind, or have some fun with the whole family, these rentals are perfect for all!

  • Are there pet-friendly holiday cottages in Cheshire?

If you’re planning a trip with the whole family, including your four-legged friend, there are several amazing pet-friendly holiday cottages in Cheshire. This allows for an excellent break hiking in the countryside, with the perfect place to relax and unwind together afterwards.

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