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E4443 - The Loft - one bedroom - sleeps two

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


The Loft - one bedroom - sleeps two

Unique and spacious, split level barn conversion with vaulted ceilings and oak beams situated within a beautiful, cobbled courtyard dating back to 1807. The Loft has a kingsize bedroom, seperate dressing room, spacious bathroom with large walk in shower. Large leather corner sofa, Light, spacious and just 10 minutes from Historic Chester. Excellent transport links to Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales.

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About the property


Welcome to The Courtyard Cheshire and our award winning, luxury self catering holiday cottages in the village of Helsby, Cheshire, which is located 2 miles from the ancient market town of Frodsham and 8 miles from the historic City of Chester. Our cottages are renovated Cheshire brick barns set around a beautifully preserved cobbled courtyard belonging to the Rake House, the old farmhouse where Jill and Roger Maher live with their 5 cats making it a perfect place to escape for romantic breaks, weekend breaks, short stays, longer breaks and for business as it is a haven for peace and tranquility. The cottages have many period features and beautiful oak beams providing lots of character and the thick Cheshire brick walls makes the cottages a haven of peace and tranquility ensuring the relaxing "getaway from it all feeling" but close to facilities and the coutryside offering the best of both worlds. Frodsham is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has a weekly market held every Thursday granted by Royal Charter granted by Charles 11 back in 1673. The location of The Courtyard Cheshire makes it easy to explore the North West of England and experience Chester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales.

Our location is just 20-25 minutes away from both Liverpool & Manchester Airports, a 2-3 minute walk from Helsby train station, 2-3 minutes walk from the local bus stops and a 5 minute drive to the M56 making The Courtyard easily accessible but the peaceful setting around a beautiful cobbled courtyard allows you to completely relax and unwind in a quiet oasis.

We are close to Chester Zoo, Chester Racecourse, Oulton Park, Cheshire Oaks and the largest Marks & Spencer store in the UK and the main areas of business as well as being close to stunning countryside through leafy Cheshire lanes and stunning drives through North Wales. The Courtyard Cheshire won the Best Self Catering in Cheshire Award 2010/2011 for Visit Cheshire and was a finalist for the North West Enjoy England awards.

Our self-catering, cottages sleep 2, 4 or 6 guests and the flexible arrival days allow you to plan a perfectbreak in Cheshire, ideal for leisure or business to suit you. Our accommodation is the ideal alternative for people staying away on business who want greater flexibility than is offered by a hotel room with the freedom to cater for yourself or use the local takeaways, pubs and restaurants in the area, of which there are many. We also work with relocation companies and insurance companies to provide short term accommodation for people displaced from their homes or in between moving home.

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Property Manager
Jill Maher, The Courtyard Cheshire,email
Member since: 2011

About Jill Maher, The Courtyard Cheshire,email

Jill & Roger Maher are in their 10th year of providing quality, luxury holiday cottages at The Courtyard Cheshire. They are passionate about old buildings, comfortable places to stay - particularly, really comfortable beds for a good sleep at night! They love the diversity of what Cheshire has to offer from the proximity to towns and cities but also the great outdoors. They are also mad about cats and now have five.

Jill Maher, The Courtyard Cheshire,email purchased this barn in 2007

Why Jill Maher, The Courtyard Cheshire,email chose Cheshire West & Chester

We originally bought the cottages in our courtyard where we lived as we wanted to share our enjoyment of living in this location with other people and for them to experience staying in heritage barn converted properties. Our home, Rake House, has a lot of history attached to it and the convenience of being able to spend our time enjoying the outdoors with close proximity to shops, pubs and restaurants made it the perfect location for us.

The moment we stepped into The Loft we knew it was special. You can drive undnreneath and park up with the entrance door under cover too. U the stairs and The Loft is on split levels. Wlak into the living/dining room and brace yourself for the surprise of the vaulted ceiling! Hidden in the far corner is another staircase taking you off up to bed for comfy nigh't sleep - zzzzzz!

What makes this barn unique

The Courtyard Cheshire properties are heritage barn conversions set around a cobbled courtyard dating back to 1807. There are views of Helsby Hill with stunning walks through beautiful countryside starting from outside the door. A combination of activites close by in the great outdoors but with close proximity to shops, pubs, restaurants makes this a unique location offering the best of both worlds. Just 10 minutes from Historic Chester, accessible by the train station just 2 minutes walk away, Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village (10 minutes), Chester Zoo (15 minutes) and borders of North Wales (10 minutes) for stunning scenic drives and walking.

The properties are in a quiet & secluded location with free onsite parking and free WiFi and have private outside space.

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5/5 -
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The Loft - one bedroom - sleeps two
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic stay at The Loft

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults and 2 young children) had a fantastic 2-night stay at The Loft.

The location was excellent, just off the motorway. When I arrived on my own with my sons, Roger was incredibly helpful and carried all of my luggage up the stairs for me.

The flat was clean and very well presented. The amenities were great - everything that we needed.

We look forward to returning next time we're in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review and we are delighted to have been able to help. Roger & Jill Maher
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Chester Zoo
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Liverpool Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Hornsmill
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Helsby Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Helsby Spice
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our cottages make a great venue for classic car touring holidays and motorbikes with stunning scenic drives in Cheshire and North Wales. Morgan car hire is also available from nearby Oakmere Morgan at Northwich.


Thurstaston Beach is 24 miles away - part of the Wirral Coastline and runs between Thurstaston and Heswall along the foot of Thurstaston cliffs. The cliffs themselves provide a fascinating backdrop. Along Thurstaston beach you will find washed up bits of knarled drift wood, sea shells, and sand eroded rocks and pebbles. Formby Beach & pinewoods incorporates a nature reserve & is home of the rare, red squirrel, & is 40 minutes drive away. Other great beaches are on the nearby North Wales coast.


Liverpool John Lennon Airport - 25 minutes

Manchester International Airport - 25 minutes

Helsby Railway Station - 3 minutes

Holyhead Ferry Terminal - 1 hour 40 minutes

Liverpool Ferry Terminal - 30 minutes

Local Bus Routes - 2 minutes


Frodsham Medieval Market Town 5 minute drive or 3 minutes by train

Chester 10 minute drive or 8 minutes by train

Liverpool 30 minute drive

Manchester - 50 minutes by train

Further Details:

Helsby has a Post Office, Fish and Chips, Beauty Salon & Spa, Curry house, One Stop Shop, Supermarket. Frodsham has many banks and a wide range of shops selling local produce.

For special occasions book a table at The Marco Pierre White Restaurant at The Double Tree, Chester.

Helsby Hill offers amazing views of the surrounding area and is great for walking.

Beeston Castle has such an elevated position over The Cheshire Plain that you can see 7 counties.

Jodrell Bank (radio telescope)is a famous Cheshire landmark with a world class visitors centre.

Frodsham is the start of The Sandstone Trail for walkers and cyclists a 35 mile adventure through the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

A visit to historical Chester is a must with its famous shopping rows and Roman walls and remains.

For shopping fans Cheshire Oaks is perfect for picking up designer bargains and Liverpool One has a great vibe.

The Museums of Manchester and Liverpool along with the Tate Modern are some of the best in the country and free.

Visit Liverpool and Manchester United Football Stadiums for the Grand Tour a must for all fans of football.

Take a coastal train journey to Llandudno in North Wales a Victorian seaside resort with amazing scenery from The Great Orme.

Visit all Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction, Tatton Park, Ness Gardens, Arley Hall.

Be adventurous and book a Go Ape session based in beautiful Delamere Forest.

Liverpool offers The Beatles Story and the new Museum of Life, the famous Ferry across the Mersey. Grade 1 listed Albert Dock and why not book a gig at The Echo Arena.

Blue Planet Aquarium offers shark dives and view the fish from a huge glass tunnel.

Cheshire offers Heritage, Culture, Food Trails, Retail, Gardens, Sport and plenty of stunning countryside for walker and cyclists all of which makes Cheshire a great place to visit and explore.



Helsby Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large walk in shower and spacious room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • King size bedroom with separate dressing room next door.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The Carriage Barn has a fully enclosed rear garden with grassed area and patio. Large oak Marks and Spencer table with two benches are provided. Planted with shrubs and colourful planting. The Loft has its own undercover parking area for one vehicle with quirky teak bench perfect to sit and take in the views of the courtyard with a glass of wine! Number 1 has its own enclosed and private courtyard garden with parking directly outside for one vehicle.

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