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Cheshire Holiday Cottages
Cheshire self catering cottages are offered by the companies featured below. Most holiday cottages are inspected individually and have been graded accordingly. Visit the sites for more information about prices, availability and cottage descriptions.
- Over 30 cottages in Cheshire
from this company in places like Knutsford, Chester and Northgate Village. Week-long stays can be booked for as little as £200 during off-peak times but prices tend to rise to over £500 during the summer and spring months.
Cottages 4 You
- Cheshire holiday cottages
are also provided by Cottages 4 You, all with 4 star ratings or above. Some have also attained gold awards for their high standards. Prices are between £300 and £900 with two person discounts available for certain cottage properties.
- A small number of Cheshire cottages offered by Holiday Rentals from £250. The self catering properties are modern in style and range from apartments to luxury homes. Full descriptions are included withdetailed photos, directions and availability information.
- A few Cheshire cottage properties provided by Independent Cottages. They are rurally located and can accommodate up to 5 people with prices starting at £300 (week) with the price increasing to over £700 during high season.
Cheshire is a rural county, bordered by Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Most Cheshire holiday cottages are set in the rich farmland and woodland, which stretches out past the industrial centres of North West England and onto the Cheshire plain
The county has an eventful, Roman history that is best exhibited in the ancient town of Chester. Set on the River Dee, Chester dates back to AD 79 and is perhaps one of the most well-preserved in Britain - it is brimming with historical landmarks and buildings such as a Roman Amphitheater
and a system of enclosed ramparts that surround the town.
Towns such as Macclesfield, Marple and Knutsford also exude historical character and provide reminders of bygone times, with their narrow streets and overhanging houses. Notable visitor attractions include the 13th century Beeston Castle
. Located in the Peckforton Hills and overlooking a mock-medieval castle, it offers a stunning panoramic view of eight surrounding counties.
The grassy slopes and woodlands of the Cheshire Plain are peppered with 16th century Magpie Houses, past which flows the River Dee
, that meanders through the farmland and out in the Irish Sea.
It is a county that offers much to the self catering holiday maker in terms of peace and tranquility. Scroll down for further information about visitor attractions, top restaurants/pubs and historical places of interest in Cheshire.
Cheshire visitor attractions
We've included further details of visitor attractions and local entertainment for those renting cottages in Cheshire. This section includes information about the top restaurants, historical landmarks and outdoor activities found throughout the county.
is a popular attraction and home to over 6000 animals, some of which are threatened with extinction. The zoo is set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens and features, lions, tigers and rhinos. Admission prices range from £1.00 for infants to £11.95 for adults. The Blue Planet Aquarium
is also worth visiting and boasts Europe's largest collection of sharks - tickets may be bought online and start at £10.50 for adults. Children under 95cm are admitted for free.
Food, drink and entertainment
The acclaimed Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor
is one of the most notable restaurants in the county. It has received a number of accolades, features an extensive wine cellar and specialises in contemporary cuisine. Ranulph Restaurant
in Crewe, is also of the highest quality and serves classic dishes in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere - bookings should be made in well in advance.
Some of the best pubs include The Boot Inn
, near Tarporley and the Little Man Inn in Wettenhall. The latter dates back to the 17th century and has a distinct, rustic feel, popular amongst locals. For a night out clubbing, Chester is probably the best bet and features a few clubs such as Bar 6T9 and the Alchemy.
History and Culture
provides a fascinating day out and affords some impressive vistas of the surrounding countryside. It is open daily from 10am to 6pm - entry is £2.00 for children and £4.00 for adults.
Chester's Grosvenor Museum
is the biggest of its kind in Cheshire and includes an extensive collection of artifacts including Roman stones, paintings and silver. Admission if free. The Blakemere Craft Centre is also popular and includes a Falconry Centre and outdoor adventure park - its open 7 days a week from 10am -5pm.