Manley is a small village in the county of Cheshire. There are a remarkable number of listed buildings in Manley, especially considering its size. The medieval gatehouse which has been converted into a dovecote is well worth looking out for. Nearby, New Pale Lodge is a graceful sandstone house with a slate roof, dating back to 1623, and Manley Knoll is an impressive 20th century country house in the Vernacular Revival style. There are no shops in the village, making self-catering holidays in Manley perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a traditional rural community. Long walks through the surrounding moors, fields and woods are highly recommended.
Just south of Manley, in Mouldsworth, The Goshawk is a charming pub serving local ales and delicious food. There is a post office and a small grocery nearby, in Ashton. The county of Cheshire is scattered with historical sites, many of which will be on the doorstep of your Manley holiday cottage. Tatton Park is a historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, featuring an impressive collection of family portraits, paintings, china and silver. The ruins of Beeston Castle can be found on top of a crag, with wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. And Little Moreton Hall is a unique moated, half-timbered manor house near Congleton. A 20-minute drive southwest from Manley, Chester is a lively city with a stunning cathedral and Roman city walls made from sandstone. The city centre has a variety of independent shops and some great places to eat and drink.
There are many family-friendly attractions within a few miles of holiday cottages in Manley. Chester Zoo is home to rare and endangered species, with ornate gardens to explore. Gulliver’s World Theme Park features rides, shows and water games. And sharks, rays and otters can be encountered at Blue Planet Aquarium.