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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

*SPECIAL OFFER* Jan/Feb free spa therapy (head, shoulder and back massage or Kaeso mini facial) per person per booking!!

*MAD MARCH OFFER* 15% OFF March prices!!

Nestled in the heart of the Goyt Valley, Magpie Cottages are situated on the banks of the river Goyt and form part of Lower Dale Farm Equestrian Centre. With picturesque walks in all directions you can watch for our King Fisher pair, also observe the birds of prey and the numerous herons from the banks of the river.

Conveniently situated just 2 minutes drive from Rose Hill and Marple Stations for a 20 minute journey to Manchester city centre, and only 30 minutes driving distance from Manchester airport. Edale is just 15 miles away which is in the heart of the Peak District.

Fishermen will find Brown Trout, Grayling and even the occasional Salmon in a stretch of river alongside the cottages. A path (cycle/bridle/foot) meanders along the riverside with a short walk/cycle to a country pub which serves food all day, or for those interested in history link over to Chadkirk Country Estate and Chapel which dates back to the Doomsday book! Here you can also visit our local farm shop and purchase organic, locally produced food and drink.

Alternatively walk around the 100 acre farm and woodland, discover our private bluebell wood or search for the Common Spotted or Northern Marsh Orchids. If you are very lucky you may spot our small herd of fallow deer who inhabit the woodland. Learn to ride, or for the more experienced, book an individual private trek.

Family run, Magpie cottages are a peaceful retreat from busy lives; ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and horse riders or those simply wishing to get away from it all.

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Size Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 10 km, Nearest railway: Rose Hill 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Peak District is an upland area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire, but also covering parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and South and West Yorkshire.

An area of great diversity, it is conventionally split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found and whose geology is gritstone, and the southern White Peak, where most of the population lives and where the geology is mainly limestone-based.

Most of the area falls within the Peak District National Park, whose designation in 1951 made it the first national park in the United Kingdom. Proximity to the major cities of Manchester and Sheffield and the counties of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and South and West Yorkshire, coupled with easy access by road and rail, have contributed to its popularity. With an estimated 22 million visitors per year, the Peak District is thought to be the second most-visited national park in the world (after the Mount Fuji National Park in Japan).


The District of Marple is situated in the South East corner of Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. It adjoins the Cheshire/Derbyshire boundary and includes the "villages" of Marple, Mellor, Hawk Green, High Lane, Marple Bridge, Moor End, Strines and the hamlet of Mill Brow. The District covers just over 11 square miles of attractive countryside, ranging from heavily wooded valleys to hill-top moorland. It rises from around 300ft above sea level at the lowest point on the River Goyt to just over 1000ft at Cobden Edge. On a clear day it is possible to view the four counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire from the top of these hills. The Peak District countryside surrounding Marple offers many pleasant walks and rambles, there being 66 mile of public footpaths in the Urban District alone.

The River Goyt flows though the District from south to north, meeting its tributary the River Etherow at a point near Compstall, appropriately named "Water Meetings". It then flows down through Marple Dale and on towards Stockport where it becomes the River Mersey at its confluence with the river Tame under the M60 at Portwood. Manchester Canoe Club, founded in 1933, have their own site on the River Goyt in Marple and regularly hold slalom competitions and river races there. For more details, visit the Manchester Canoe Club site.

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Review 1-10 of 11

13 May 2014


"Absolutely beautiful, will definitely be returning!"

We stayed in the Wild Orchid cottage for three nights and we could not believe how beautiful the cottage was. Everything was absolutely spotless, it had everything we could possibly need and more. My … More

22 Feb 2014


"Beautiful, peaceful setting and luxurious cottage"

This is a beautiful setting on a riverbank, feels like you're a million miles away from town. Although there are other cottages and a working stables it's still very peaceful and quiet as t… More

20 Jan 2014


"lovely cottages and spa"

we have just spent 3 nights at magpie cottage and spa it was lovely. Ian showed us around and the room was free from 11am. The cottage is lovely everything you need. the spa is special to large h… More

31 Dec 2013


"Lovely Stay!"

I had a wonderful stay at Magpie Cottages. Liz and Ian are the nicest hosts and went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. Horseback trail riding with Liz was a definite high point of my trip! I… More

25 Oct 2013


"Perfect getaway in an idyllic setting"

Spent the weekend visiting family in and around Marple. We were a group of six - my wife and myself plus my brother, his wife and two teenage sons. We booked a short break at Magpie cottages and had W… More

7 Jul 2013



I have stayed in many cottages but these are possibly the best ! Ian & Liz made me feel very welcome. After a long drive there is a fantastic organic welcome basket on arrival and to unwind you have t… More

7 Jan 2013


"Short Term, Long Term, Perfect!"

I stayed here during December 2012 as I was working on a pantomime at the Stockport Plaza theatre nearby. Liz and Ian were wonderful throughout my stay and nothing was every too much of a problem. … More

21 Nov 2012


"Fantastic, relaxing, can't wait to go back."

Wow! Where do we possibly start. The holiday was a joy from start to finish. The owners Liz and Ian were delightful and made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived with home baked bread and freshly laid eggs. The accommodation was fantastic with everything you need from flat screen tv's, wifi, a well stocked kitchen for self catering and spotlessly clean. The spa was a bonus (hot tub, sauna and steam room) and was much needed after hours outside in the fresh air. We travelled with a 6 and 11 year and both loved being able to wander in and out of the stables, around the fields and being able to share the passion for the horses that the owners have. My daughter had two private riding lessons (£10 each) and had the holiday of a lifetime as one of the owners took her under her wing and allowed her to spend time close up with her horse. She hasn't stopped talking about it since. From walks along the river (spotting the kingfishers and herons), bbq's in the barn and wine on the outside patio. A fantastically relaxing holiday if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle. All you need to remember is your walking boots and robes. Liz and Ian couldn't do enough for to ensure we had a relaxing holiday. We have always stayed in hotels but we enjoyed it so much we have already booked to go back.

19 Nov 2012


"WOW! We loved it and you will too!"

Well, where do I start. From the moment I booked to the moment I left we were treated like royalty! Liz ad her husband really, really go out out of their way to make sure everything perfect. From a be… More

3 Nov 2012


"Would definently stay again"

I booked Holly Cottage as a last minute Birthday present for my Partner and Chocolate Labrador Rolo, (dogs welcome in 2 of the cottages). We arrived shortly after 4pm on Saturday to be greeted by a ve… More

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