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    Gorgeous Macclesfield Lodge

    Property ref: S18173

    • Bedrooms 5

    • Sleeps 10

    • Baths 4

    • Pets Yes

    • Wifi Yes

    • Hot tub Yes

    • Reviews (34)

    About this property

    Tucked away behind electric gates in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, this substantial 18th-century detached farmhouse has been recently renovated and is very well equipped, yet still retains all its charm and character. The spacious, bright and inviting accommodation featuring exposed brick fireplaces, wooden beams, galleried landing and lead light windows, plus all the recreational facilities on offer, combine to make this an ideal holiday experience. The well laid out and mature gardens with a well stocked decorative pond provides a secluded, attractive and relaxing environment. Within the grounds is private stabling for up to three horses available for guests. A further part of the extensive grounds comprise 30 acres of farmland including 8 acres of woodland with forest trail which boasts livery stabling and its own fishing lake complete with cabin. On the woodland walk there are several summer houses conveniently placed where guests can rest and take in the sights and sounds of the abundant wildlife to be found all around. Many of the region’s country estates and historic houses such as Tatton Park, Arley Hall, Dunham House and Gawsworth Hall, to name but a few, are within easy reach and a golf course is on the doorstep. The historic village of Knutsford offers an abundance of top class restaurants and cafes together with its individual shopping facilities along its narrow streets. The Cheshire Smokehouse in Wilmslow is well worth a visit. The airport is 5½ miles, Manchester and the Trafford Centre, 8 miles, Old Trafford cricket ground, 15 miles. Chester and Liverpool are 28 miles and the Peak District, with its stunning scenery and many attractions is only 20 miles. Wales or The Lake District can be reached in 1-2 hours. Shops and pub 1½ miles.

    Large, beamed living room with vaulted ceiling. Large sitting room with TV. Large farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with electric Belling range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Utility. Large conservatory with wooden floor. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet (access also from hall). Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for +1) and doors to garden. Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried landing. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle, twin basins and toilet. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower.

  • Elec fire, elec ‘coal-effect’ fire, elec ‘log-effect fire’ inc
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen, towels inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Elec Belling range inc
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden, patio, furniture
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • 30-acre farmland (8 acres woodland)
  • External games room with small-size snooker table, table tennis, darts, board games
  • Private hot tub for 6
  • Private stabling avail
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond, well in garden. Small lake in grounds
  • Accommodation

    - Barbecue
    - Cot Available
    - Detached Property
    - DVD player
    - Dishwasher
    - Fuel and Power Included
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio
    - Garden / Patio
    - Games Room
    - Highchair
    - Hot Tub
    - Rural Location
    - Shower
    - Television
    - Wifi
    - Short Breaks All Year
    - Car Parking Available
    - Bed Linen & Towels Included
    - Washing Machine
    - Heritage Collection

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    Reviews (34)

    Anna
    "We had a lovely girls weekend in the cottage, the only complaint would be the temperature inside the cottage and games room. The cottage took a good 24 hours or so to heat up and one of the bedrooms remained cold throughout our time. The stove in the games room didn't do much and so we had to be wrapped up in there, appreciate the time of year we chose though. Other than that the owners were very friendly and helpful when needed! Would stay here again!"
    Phil
    "Third time our group has stayed at S18173. It has everything we need and bags of space. No hesitation in rebooking for next year"
    Kerry
    "Lovely peaceful place to stay. Everything you need is there, owners very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend for family get together."
    Nasser
    "It was absolutely wonderful place and location to spend holiday in with the family.. wonderful people, wonderful service, wonderful property and facilities. However we spent 30 nights but it wasn't enough.We are looking forward to our next holiday on same place again.Every one don't miss the opportunity to enjoy staying at S18173.Nasser Almansory."
    C
    "Lovely house and grounds. Was an excellent house to hold a suprise 70th birthday party. Shame about the lack of cleanliness throughout the house. Had to clean before guests arrived. House also in desperate need of tlc, wiring and leaks need attention. Towels/tea towels provided were new but not washed, therefore not absorbent. On a brighter note, jaquzzi & bbq, EXCELLENT!"
    Sulaiman
    "Very comfortable stay with very pleasant landlords who were easily contactable if there were any issues. We had plenty of fun in the games room and found the cottage to be very comfortable."
    Kathryn
    "We had a lovely weekend celebrating my mums 60th birthday with family. A lovely house with all the equipment we needed to cater for us all. We enjoyed using the hot tub and games room and had nice walks in the surrounding area. The key holder Heather was very helpful when we needed to arrange collecting the key and when the electric gate broke she was very quick to get it fixed. A lovely big house to get family together in a central location."
    Mike
    "Great Christmas holiday had at S18173.Great house for a large group to spread out.Location good with excellent cycling, walking and pubs nearby.Hot tub ace.Would recommend and return."
    Katie
    "We have young children (aged 5,3 and a baby) the cottage was an excellent choice for us. We received a very warm welcome on arrival, it was clean and warm and very welcoming. The games room was a fantastic space for the kids to let off steam and the house itself v well equipt and comfortable. We will definitely return."
    Adnan
    "Absolutely fantastic. Very welcoming (hampers and towels etc). Hot tub was perfect (even in the cold winter!). Games room was brilliant, and location was 15mins from Manchester city centre. Had a great time, and the owner ensured we were okay. The guys had a great reunion here and we will be definitely re-booking in the near future. I just want to thank the owners for a lovely cottage."
    richard
    "Great set up, thoroughly enjoyable. A few "buts"...games room roof leaks spoiling use of facilities and games room stove didn't seem to draw properly. Grill pan/rack ill fitting and no handle. Shortage of some kitchen saucepans etc. But hey what, what lovely rooms, bathrooms, hot tube etc. Yes we would go again."
    Mr Singh
    "Needs a good clean, make sure items i.e. Shower, toaster etc are all working"
    Sarah
    "Lovely comfortable house - great accommodation. Attentive hosts/owners who resolved our minor issue with the heating (we couldn't find the controller!) within about 5 minutes.Lovely welcome basket of goodies.Would go back."
    david
    "We stayed on fri 6th nov in a party of 10. The location of the property was perfect and quiet.the day we arrived the owner stopped by to show us around and was very polite. We had everything we needed and the house was warm and comfy at all times. The games room was amazing . everyone in our party had an amazing stay and would love to stay again in the near future"
    Jo
    "We are three families with young children and had a great stay in S18173. We found it clean, spacious, warm and well-equipped. The woodland nearby was perfect for short walks and it was lovely for the kids to be able to see horses in the fields and to pick blackberries. The photos don't do the house justice. Its décor won't be to everyone's taste, but it feels fresh and clean and was ideal for our family break."
    Jill
    "The property itself was lovely, very spacious and in a good location for visiting the surrounding attractions.We did, however, have a few issues during our stay.1. The free view tv box in the sitting room was old, did not work and had exposed wires which could have electrocuted somebody. We replaced it and were told by the owner they would repay us but this has not happened.2. The fifth bedroom had two very small beds (probably only suitable for under 10s), it had no storage facility, very poor mattresses and duvets which were grubby.3. The general cleanliness was sub-standard (stains on cushions and floors, finger prints on tv and windows, fridge not clean etc).4. About 30% of the light bulbs either did not work or were missing.Money should be reinvested to bring the property up to the level expected for the star rating it has and the amount charged to stay in it. It needs a thorough clean."
    Jennifer
    "Had a great time. The house and facilities were fantastic. Would certainly return :)"
    Jill
    "The property was spacious allowing all to gather together or each to find their own space. The facilities were as described and perfectly adequate for our stay. The house and garden were clean and tidy but the decor was tired and generally the appearance was of a house that needs some TLC. This was of little concern to us and did not affect the quality of our holiday."
    Nicola
    "Would have liked to be able to control the heating as the cottage got cold when the heating was off. Sharper knives to prepare food would have been useful. However, great value for money and would definitely return in the future."
    Phil
    "Our second visit to S18173. A wonferfully secluded cottage with ample space. The games room has plenty of activities and the house is stocked with plenty of essentials and utensils.Our only gripe was that the games room isn't sufficiently heated in cold weather. Although a log burner and logs were supplied there wasn't enough to keep the room heated for 3 nights. Aside from that it suited our needs perfectly."
    Gwen
    "Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend, spacious house with good facilities - hot tub in particular"
    Roz
    "A lovely spacious, well equipped and clean cottage. The owners and team were extremely helpful. Our party of nine really enjoyed a birthday weekend and the bonus of a hot tub and good games room made for happy children. Would recommend this cottage as a good base for the Manchester area. "
    Confirmed guest
    "S18173 is a lovely house in a great location. The pictures on the website don't do it justice, it is much more spacious and grander than it looks there. The owner/key holders were lovely, extremely helpful and very welcoming. We would recommend S18173 to anybody."
    Confirmed guest
    "We had a wonderful weekend with friends, lovely cottage."
    Allison
    "We had a lovely weekend, even used the hot tub in the rain! Lovely place, would definitely stay again."
    naiomi
    "Amazing for our family and friends getaway. Hot tub was a great bonus along with the games room. Was an amazing view to wake up to with fields of land witg horses. Over all it was perfect! "
    Lesley
    "Lovely time spent at S18173 for my mothers 80 th Birthday .House was warm and spacious and welcome pack was generous. The games room was a great bonus ,our dogs were with us too and very nice country walks on the doorstep."
    Previous guest
    "This is an amazing property to stay at. The accomodation is extremely well looked after. The greeting we recieved was lovely. Feb 2012."
    Previous guest
    "Enjoyed the freedom the property gave us and the hot tub was brilliant. Nov 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Thoroughly impressed with the accommodation and location. I have booked S18173 two years running and i intend to do the same next year. June 2011. "
    Previous guest
    "Excellent property with use of five bedrooms, hot tub, conservatory and two sitting rooms set in acres of land and with a beautiful garden. Highly recommended. A welcoming touch was the basket of food and fresh milk and garden flowers. Would use farmhouse again for another short break. May 2011."
    Previous guest
    "A lovely house with excellent facilities. As a group of friends we really enjoyed the games room and hot tub. The property was very spacious and well equipped, and we are already planning our next visit! May 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Fantastic property with a brilliant games room for the kids & adults! Bit hard to find but really is a hidden gem! Livery yard is close to the property - fantastic for the kids. March 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Welcome hamper on arrival, very clean, well stocked with kitchen utensils and crockery all bedrooms furnished and decorated to high standard. Sept 2010."

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