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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Swallows Barn is set on a lovely working farm in Cheshire - nestled in the foothills of the Peak District National Park. The cottage has been newly created from a farm barn and has been tastefully converted to create a spacious, warm, cosy and comfortable cottage with two en-suite bedrooms, open living/dining/kitchen area with wood burning stove, utility room with washer / drier, and flat screen TV's in all rooms. Ample parking is available on site for up to four vehicles and an exclusive patio and garden are provided. Lovely walks are available from the doorstep including a farm walk and you can even fish in our stream. The Gritstone Trail is nearby and lots of other superb walks. If you like cycling, then super off road cycling opportunities are available in Macclesfield Forest, Delamere Forest the Biddulph Valley way and the Middlewood Way. Golf courses, fishing, sailing and horse riding are nearby. This is the perfect base from which to explore the beauty and delights of our lovely coutryside. We are ideally located to visit the delights of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Numerous local attractions are within easy access including historic houses, NT properties, superb gardens, Jodrell Bank, Alton Towers, the historic market towns of Leek and Macclesfield and the spa town of Buxton. The historic city of Chester is under an hours drive away and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool are also within easy access. For the shopaholics then why not try the Trafford Centre, Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool One and Manchester. An array of cosy rural pubs and restaurants are nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Llandudno / Blackpool / Southport
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Macclesfield
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Swallows Barn is situated on a working farm in a small rural village with a view of Bosley Cloud - the local landmark - and superb walks from the doorstep or within easy access. The location is a perfect 'central' position for exploring the many delights of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The farm is nestled in the foothills of the Peak National Park of Derbyshire - with it's outstanding beautiful countryside, villages, the spa town of Buxton and stately homes such as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Staffordshire similarly enjoys outstanding countryside including the Roaches and also has lovely villages, the towns of Stoke 'Potteries', Trentham Gardens and Shopping Village, Rudyard Lake and Alton Towers theme park. Cheshire has an abundance of places to visit - from historic houses, spectacular gardens, museums of all types, historic woodlands such as Macclesfield and Delamere Forests, Jodrell Bank and National Trust properties such as Styal Mill. If you wish to enjoy the great outdoors - then this area is a must for fantastic panaromic views and fabulous walking routes whatever your walking ability. Teggs Nose and Shuttlingslow are a must ! Cyclists can get 'off road' in the forest routes or on the nearby Biddulph Valley Way or Middlewood way. Golf courses are in abundance and horse riding, fishing and sailing opportunities are nearby. You can even bring your horse to our farm and perhaps visit Somerford Park Farm's superb farm ride and facilities. Country pubs and lovely restaurants are all nearby. Visit the market towns of Leek, Congleton and Buxton during your stay and enjoy a trip to the theatre - Buxton Opera House is an absolute gem. The historic 'Roman' city of Chester is under an hour's drive away and also the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Serious shoppers may enjoy a trip to the Trafford Centre or to Cheshire Oaks. All in all - whatever your interest may be - it can be found here from a beautiful location - and we guarantee that you won't be disappointed.


This must be one of the most beautiful areas in England - from the Cheshire plains - to the fabulous 'Peaks' of the Peak District and Staffordshire. There is an abundance of things to see and to do - whatever your interest may be. Lovely quaint villages with their own annual well dressings or fetes, market towns with outdoor markets, and the spa town of Buxton with its original well of healing water, pavilion gardens and historic Opera House. Canals - such as Macclesfield canal with its 12 locks at Bosley and other waters such as Rudyard Lake, Tittesworth Reservoir and the three reservoirs at Langley are there to be enjoyed. The Gritstone Trail and Pennine Way can be accessed nearby, as can Macclesfield Forest and Delamere Forest, rural pubs and restaurants. Golf courses to play golf, reservoirs for sailing, rocks to climb, horses to ride, fishing lakes to fish , a local brewery to enjoy, Alton Towers for a theme park or 'go ape' in the woodlands - the list of interesting places to see and activities to do are endless! The roman town of Chester with its racecourse and Zoo are under an hour away. We can guarantee that there is something for everyone of all ages in this lovely area. But be warned - once seen - you will have to return again and again to further enjoy the fabulous countryside and local experiences on offer.

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Review 1-1 of 1

27 Jan 2014


"Excellent facilities, well-equipped & beautifully presented"

I stayed in Swallows Barn with my three young children for 7 weeks whilst I was waiting to move to a longer term rental property. We had a wonderful stay in the Cottage. The owners, Brenda & Tom, co… More

Many thanks for your lovely review of our new holiday cottage. We aim to present a clean, comfortable and cosy cottage with high quality standards. We also aim to offer a warm and friendly welcome and every assistance to make your stay at with us as enjoyable as possible on our working farm. We are therefore so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Swallows Barn / Colley Farm. We really enjoyed having you and look forward to your return visit. With every good wish from Tom & Brenda

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