Nantwich is a market town in Cheshire, famous for its many listed buildings, including some of the country’s best Tudor and Georgian architecture. It lies on the Cheshire Plain, on the banks of the River Weaver. The Shropshire Union Canal passes Nantwich and is a popular mooring for visitors to the town. Exploring the town centre from your holiday cottage in Nantwich, you will discover ancient streets lined with distinctive black and white timber homes and businesses. There are a variety of boutiques and antique shops to peruse, and many atmospheric places to eat and drink, including ancient coaching inns and tearooms.
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.
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.
Some of the finest architecture can be found on Beam Street, Barker Street, High Street and Hospital Street. Known as the Cathedral of South Cheshire, St Mary’s Church is the town’s oldest building, dating back to the 14th century. The museum is not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Nantwich, with exhibits on the town’s history of Roman salt-making, cheese-making and civil war. Barony Park is a lovely spot for a stroll or a picnic. Nearby, in the neighbouring village of Acton, the magnificent Jacobean mansion of Dorford Hall is well worth a visit.
Nantwich hosts several unique annual events, including the International Cheese Awards, which takes place in July and features more than 4,000 entries. An excellent food festival is held in September, and there is a Jazz and Blues festival on the Easter Bank Holiday. Since 1980, the town’s Worm Charming Championship has taken place in the village of Willaston, just outside Nantwich.
Nantwich holiday cottages are ideal for visitors using public transport, thanks to the town’s station on the line from Crewe to Whitchurch and Shrewsbury, along the Welsh border. The city of Chester is 20 miles northwest of Nantwich, and the edge of the Peak District National Park is 25 miles to the town’s east.