Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Brassey's Contract Cottage is an adorable, beautifully restored 17th Century thatched cottage in the quiet hamlet of Edge in south Cheshire.
The cottage is one of the most comfortable holiday cottages you will ever find, and the enclosed two acres of private gardens with their lawns, orchard, pond and wild flower meadow are a haven for wildlife, as well as visitors.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool 25 km, Nearest railway: Chester station 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
You enter the cottage through a half-timbered inner entrance hall with Victorian tiled floor and early oak coffer.
The well proportioned sitting room is flooded with natural light and surrounded by the garden on all sides with French doors leading onto the terrace.
There is an Alston stone flagged floor, wood burning stove, two big comfy sofas, reading chair and reading lamps, antique dresser with pewter chargers and very unusual 19th century dutch coffee table! Flat screen TV with DVD.
The dining room has a refectory fruit wood table seating six, early Welsh dresser base and country landscape oil pictures.
The fully fitted kitchen has slate worktops, built in cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave with stylish Denby pottery and crystal glassware.
The downstairs snug has the original black cast range (no longer in use), leather library chairs, reading lights, ipod station and an 18th century livery cupboard.
The study area with desk and reading shelves is ideal for computer use.
The downstairs rear lobby has a washing machine and clothes airers and bird food, please feel free to feed the birds!
The downstairs cloakroom has a corner power shower.
The master suite has a luxury slate en suite bathroom with full sized bath and shower over. This room has pretty views over the wildlife pool and the meadow and plenty of storage.
In the old thatched part of the cottage there are two bedrooms, each with their own staircase and en suite toilet and washbasin. One room with king size bed and concealed TV, the other is a part galleried room with pretty twin beds. Both rooms have magnificent low timber beams and original lime plastered ceilings.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage garden has gated parking for three cars, lovely lawns, borders, large apple orchard, sunbed outside, wildlife pool (with moorhens!) and peaceful seating area around the pond. When not in flower, the wildflower meadow is sometimes home to our three rescued donkeys - the lawnmowers!
All bed linen, towels and logs for the fire are provided. Brassey's Contract Cottage is an old building and therefore has some low beams in the oldest part of the house.
A highchair and travel cot are available on request and we accept younger children and well behaved pets at our discretion - please call us on 01829 782800 prior to booking to confirm.
Strickly no smoking.
Corporate lets are available in conjunction with Carden Park Hotel. Ask for details.
There is a welcome hamper on arrival containing essentials, a bottle of bubbly and seasonal goodies.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The idyllic rolling hills and sweeping valleys of the Welsh Border country, the natural beauty and serenity that can be found along Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail and the plentiful flora and fauna that decorate Delamere Forest are all reasons enough to come to this beautiful region, and we haven’t even scratched the surface.
Cheshire’s unspoilt countryside offers the perfect retreat to slow-down and enjoy some peaceful relaxation, away from the stresses of everyday life.
The Carden Arms pub is our local and is a very traditional, working village pub with good beer, simple food and fab hand made chips, very good value for money.
The Cock o’Barton bar and restaurant is close by and provides fine dining and contemporary interiors in their recently renovated pub. The Bull at Shocklach and the Pheasant Inn, Burwardsley on the pretty Sandstone Trail are worth the drive out too.
The larger villages of Malpas and Tattenhall are three and four miles away and are complete with pubs, butchers, well stocked village stores, Post Offices and restaurants such as Try Thai, in Tattenhall. We also recommend a meal at the Grosvenor Arms by the river Dee in nearby Aldford on the Duke of Westminster’s estate. It never disappoints.
Walkers can find lovely scenic walks with memorable views along the Sandstone trail on the National Trust owned Bickerton Hills, less than two miles away with free parking.
The historic Roman city of Chester is twelve miles away. Chester is a walled Roman city with the historic Chester Cathedral within the walls and St. John’s Church overlooking the river. There are lovely strolls through the town park to the river Dee where you can hire a rowing boat or jump on the open topped tour bus. There is excellent traditional shopping especially on Watergate and Bridge Street and for a treat walk through Godstalls passage to enter the grounds of the cathedral. A lunch at the five star Chester Grosvenor Hotel in its Brassiere is highly recommended as is their Michelin starred Arkle restaurant.
The National Trust properties of Erddig, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle are within easy reach. Nearby is Cholmondeley Castle, eight miles away, whose privately owned grounds and tea rooms are exemplary. They have excellent late spring and summer flowers including spectacular zeleas and rhododendrons. Less than five miles away, Beeston Castle in its glorious setting is well worth a visit to walk up, as the view from the top gives a spectacular vista over Cheshire and surrounding counties.
The Dee valley at Llangollen is also a fascinating place for a day out and we can recommend a meal on the river Dee. The taxidermist, who stuffs the road kill that we find has a most unusual and interesting shop! Go for a steam train ride on Llangollen railway, with a farmers market at the end of the track, or horse drawn canal boat trip.
The Cheshire Oaks outlet village has numerous designer shops, boasting to be one of the biggest and best in Europe.
The very pretty market town of Shrewsbury is less than a forty minute dive away. A visit makes a lovely day out with many privately owned shops, museums and a beautiful park bound by the river Severn.
Alternatively, for a day out in Liverpool, park at Hooton and take a day return train to Liverpool Lime Street. The Albert Dock is the 5th most visited tourist attraction in England, and definitely worth a visit, as is the Lady Leverhulme art gallery on the Wirral.