Lakeside Cottage offers an oasis of tranquillity within the beautiful grounds of a historic mansion and is ideal for two couples or a family to embark on an adventure in the Cheshire countryside.

Key Features

Highlights

  • Free-standing Bath
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • Part of a historic estate boasting 19 acres of stunning grounds
  • Waterside property with beautiful lake views
  • Minutes away from the market town of Nantwich
  • About the property

    Lakeside Cottage is a charming and traditional character cottage set on the grounds of Grade I listed Jacobean mansion which is the residence of the family that owns it. The cottage exudes period glamour through details including exposed wooden ceiling beams and a 400-year-old sandstone fireplace complete with wood burner, whilst luxuries include a sumptuous slipper bath. As the name suggests, there are views of the lake just outside, whilst the estate grounds offer nineteen acres of gorgeous gardens and parkland to explore, including a walking trail that leads to a 1,000-year-old chestnut tree.

  • The space

    Lakeside Cottage is reached along a tree-lined drive that also leads to the spectacular, historic hall which is lived in by the family that owns it. Open the front door and take two steps down into the lounge and dining area. While the decor is simple and fresh, there is a traditional charm created by the period exposed ceiling beams, the original lead window panes and a beautiful 400-year-old sandstone fireplace where there’s a cosy wood-burner installed. For your entertainment needs, there’s a 43" HDTV with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, standard cable/satellite. When it’s time to dine, there’s a table and chairs set up to seat four.

    Meanwhile, the well-appointed kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to self-cater including an oven, microwave and dishwasher while the washing machine and tumble dryer come in handy after muddy walks. The kitchen also boasts lovely views out across the lake.

    Climb up the original spiral staircase and you’ll notice the exposed frame and a delightful feature window that add to the enchanting character of the cottage, as do the uneven floors of this historic building. The two bedrooms can be found up here and both feature a king-size bed, whilst the stylish, modern bathroom boasts a free-standing slipper bath and a large rainfall shower.

    Outside of the cottage, there’s a patio area at the foot of the neighbouring clock tower where there’s a bistro set up for you to enjoy the sunshine and a bite to eat or relax with a glass of wine on a summer’s evening.

  • Guest access

    There is a lockbox with a key for a self-check-in,There is a member of the estate team on hand who can help during working hours if you have any queries.

    Your parking spaces are located behind your cottage. You will be able to explore the grounds freely, however, the South Garden is for private use by the family.

    You will also be able to use the tennis court, but the time must be pre-booked with the owners. Please note that there is another holiday cottage within the grounds.

  • Sustainability

    If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 16:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    A dog lives on the estate, but with 19 acres of gardens there is plenty of space for him and all guests to enjoy.

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • No pets
    • The tennis court must be booked, please provide your own rackets and balls
    • Property is suitable for babies in arms and of children 4+ who can safely navigate the steep stairs

Amenities

Health & Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector

Family Friendly

  • Cot

General

  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Private Entrance
  • Seating Area
  • Smart TV With Internet Access
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi

Highlights

  • Extensive Gardens
  • Free-standing Bath
  • Roll Top Bath
  • Stunning Countryside Views
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Burner

Collections

  • Minimoons
  • Small Cottages
  • Wedding Venues

Experiences

  • Tennis
  • Walking

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Location

Local Info

The neighbourhood

The nearest town is picturesque Nantwich which is about a 5-minute drive away. It’s famous for its medieval timbered buildings and offers a choice of places to eat and drink, as well as an array of shops including antique and craft shops.

If you’re looking for a good walk, take a drive of around 15 minutes and join the Sandstone Trail, which stretches for 34 miles from the market town of Frodsham to Whitchurch in Shropshire in its entirety. The trail follows Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge and offers spectacular views of the countryside. Or, take a stroll in Delamere Forest which is also home to Go Ape where thrilling adventures in the treetops can be had along rope walkways and zip-wires.

Other attractions nearby include the Oulton Park driving circuit, the Ice Cream Farm which is a big hit with kids, Chester Zoo and The Secret Bunker which was built in the 1950s.

Getting around

There is a bus stop outside the estate where you can catch a bus to Nantwich. Crewe train station is about 15 minutes away with connections to Manchester taking 35 minutes and to London taking 90 minutes, whilst Manchester Airport is about a 45-minute drive away.

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