Magpie Cottages & SPA
About the home
NEWLY OPENED MAY 2012
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.
Please visit our website for further details www.magpiecottages.co.uk
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / 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|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
The Heart of England / Peak District / Peak District/Derbyshire region
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 Disley area
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.
How to get there
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From the M60 – take junction 27 off the M60. At the roundabout take the 4th exit, A626 following signs for Marple. At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn left and stay on Stockport Road for 4 miles. This road will bring you into Marple.
Just up the large steep hill (Dan Bank) look out for the Railway Pub on the Right hand side, turn left onto Dale Road at the pedestrian lights. Follow the road until it narrows to a lane (Marple Dale Care Home is on the left).
Bear right and continue for a further mile until you see a stone wall with Lower Dale in black letters. Magpie Cottages are just past Lower Dale Cottage (on the right).
Activities near Disley
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
07 Jan 2013
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
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
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... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn 2012||24 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 900||-||£ 600||3 Nights|
|Winter 2012||26 Oct 12||1 Mar 13||£ 600||-||£ 400||3 Nights|
|Spring 2013||1 Mar 13||31 May 13||£ 900||-||£ 600||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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