The county of Cheshire is located in Northwest England. With its rolling countryside and pretty towns and villages, it is a wonderful holiday destination. Cheshire shares a border with Wales and the English counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. Its county town is the city of Chester, and its largest town is Warrington. The county is mostly rural and occupies a large plain, with the hills of North Wales to its west and the Peak District to its east. Covering more than 900 miles, it is the perfect place for long walks in the hills, trips to country pubs, and wanders around picturesque rural communities which time seems to have forgotten. On the doorstep of Cheshire holiday cottages, ancient sites, stately homes and spectacular gardens await discovery.
Step back in time at The Old Cart House, a gorgeous former barn near Nantwich in Cheshire. Immerse yourself in country living in a rural cottage steeped in tradition and replete with modern luxury. Enjoy the games room, the view of the pond, the sunroom and the daily happenings of a dairy farm.
Curlew Cottage promises seclusion and escape. The pet-friendly rural cottage lies in Lower Peover, near Knutsford in Cheshire, and is surrounded by countryside and a delightful garden. The lovingly-appointed interior features light-filled spaces and a subtle palette and ensures a restful holiday.
Dark Ark Cottage is a romantic rural retreat for two boasting a rustic wooden exterior and sleek modern interior. Enjoy a romantic weekend break with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a nearby waterfall. The secluded cottage is set amongst peaceful woodland near Manley in Cheshire.
A barn conversion of a building dating to the 1850s, Damson & Orchard form a pair of pet-friendly Peak District cottages offering luxury accommodation for large groups on holiday near Rainow, Cheshire, individually furnished for a unique character, yet sharing a games room and croquet lawn.
This Grade II listed former barn near Nantwich, reputed to have been slept in by Oliver Cromwell, has been beautifully restored while retaining many original features. It is in the grounds of a dairy farm, in glorious unspoilt countryside.
Set among the gorgeous countryside of Cheshire, Orchard Cottage is a modern barn conversion near Rainow which offers luxury, seclusion and relaxation. The pet-friendly cottage boasts a delightful garden with wonderful views, plus a games room, an open fire, original features and sun-filled spaces.
In the northwest corner of the county, the city of Chester is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Cheshire. Founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century, it is home to a 1,000-year-old cathedral, Britain’s oldest Roman amphitheatre, and its oldest racecourse. Reserve an afternoon for a wander within the city walls, where you will discover independent shops and many of the region’s best restaurants. You will find an outstanding variety of family-friendly attractions in and around the city, including Chester Zoo, the most popular attraction in the UK outside London with 21,000 animals and stunning gardens.
Gulliver’s World Theme Park is a great day out, with loads of rides and activities for children. Near Knutsford, Tatton Park is an impressive historic estate where a neo-classical mansion, deer park, gardens and play areas can be enjoyed. A scenic drive eastward from your Cheshire holiday cottage, the Peak District National Park is home to mysterious landscapes of rugged vales, high moorland and gritstone edges, where hiking, wildlife-watching and other outdoor pursuits are popular. The little town on Nantwich on the River Weaver is well worth a visit to explore its pretty black and whit half-timbered medieval buildings - as well as a tour of its 'secret' nuclear bunker.