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Luxury Unique Boutique Retreats 'Winner Best Place to Stay in Cheshire 2016' - The Old Parlour Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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Property type barn



The Old Parlour Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

The Old Parlour has a clearview log burner, squashy sofas, surround sound entertainment, fully equipped kitchen, romantic mezzanine bedroom, further double bedroom and wet room. All set in beautiful rolling countryside, walking distance to great pubs (One is Clarissa Dickson Wrights all time favourite!) and easy access to coast, mountains and great cities! It can be let on a self catering basis or for an additional £15 p/p/p/n a delicious breakfast hamper can be provided so you can enjoy it in the privacy of your own retreat and at a time to suit you. The Old Parlour has it's own rustic courtyard garden and there are numerous fabulous walks from your doorstep.

About the property

Cheshire Boutique 5* Barns

The Old Parlour, The Garden Room, The Cowshed & The Nest Barnlette are four beautifully converted, private, boutique barns in the grounds of Heald Country House, situated in some of Cheshire's most beautiful countryside. The Old Parlour sits separately from the main house and has a large open plan lounge with log burner and surround sound entertainment system, wifi, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with a king-size mezzanine bedroom and a further double bedroom and wet room below. It can be booked on a self catering or B&B hamper basis. The Nest sits next door to The Old Parlour. The Garden Room is across the drive, adjoining the house yet very private with it's own entrance and garden. It has a large lounge with log burner, TV, ipod docking station,dining area, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, croissant warming oven (so you can breakfast at your leisure) and kingsize mezzanine bedroom above. Large folding doors off the lounge reveal a bathroom with wet room style shower and huge copper roll top bath! The most luxurious romantic retreats in Cheshire! Guests are also entitled to half price spa days at nearby 5* spa, 30% off beauty treatments and 10% off shopping at nearby Cheshire Oaks Designer Retail Outet

Rachael Hill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017

About Rachael Hill

Hello, My name is Rachael and my passion in life is making beautiful homes. I also love to go on holiday and over the years have stayed in countless holiday homes, B&B's and hotels - some great, some not so great. At Heald Country House I have pulled together everything I have learned about what makes a great place to stay and have created the sort of holiday home I would love to stay in - a private haven that feels like a real home - deep baths, powerful showers, surround sound, drinks chillers, coffee machines, roaring fires, sink into beds and inspirational decor. We have a range of VIP 5* Extras such as a private driver (cheaper than local cab), on-site beauty treatments, champagne and other goodies on arrival plus you can make your stay extra special by booking our VIP arrival service or our StarGazer and Fire Pit or Double Bubbles experiences. More details at

Rachael Hill purchased this barn in 2005

Why Rachael Hill chose North West England

Winner of 'Best Place to Stay in Cheshire 2016! Visit England

Voted 'Best in Northwest' by The Telegraph!

We bought this property, not just for the great feel that it has, the views and the character but for the location too. Sitting on top of a hill with the river Weaver meandering through the land it's a peaceful haven that just oozes well-being and yet it's so accessible to Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, pretty market towns such as Nantwich, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the mountains and coastline of Northwales, beautiful walks such as the 36 miles of stunning Sandstone Trail just a couple of miles away, an abundance of great days out (Chester Zoo, Alton Towers, Delamere Forest, National Trust properties and cycle routes. We were also just a little influenced by the fact that we sit between two fantastic, gastro, country pubs, one of which is voted one of the best rural pubs in Britain! Think real fires, great food, buzzing atmosphere, candle-lit tables and over 180 gins to choose from!

What makes this barn unique

Feel like being pampered? The beautiful, rather grand, Rookery Hall Hotel, with it's second to none spa facilities, is just 10 minutes away an offers free day passes to all new guests. Alternatively, simply call one of our recommended therapists to arrange for them to come to you. We also have a special arrangement with the most fantastic spa situated in a beautiful walled garden of a country home not far away. The spa has been voted Spa of the year several times and the therapies are like none you'll try elsewhere - pure heaven! We are also just up the road from The Famous Cholmondeley Arms - voted one of the best rural pubs in Britain. Think roaring fires, beautiful gardens, fabulous food, perfect ambience and one of the largest collections of gins (and all their mixers!) in Britain!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for 3 nights and had the most amazing time. The interior of the Old Parlour is beautiful its so welcoming and cosy. Its clear to see that a lot of time and effort has been spent on creating the perfect space. The extra touches of coffee, tea, milk etc are a very welcomed thought.Sitting in front of the log fire a glass of wine and a book it was perfect. My two children really enjoyed it and loved the fact there was board games and DVDS for them. I can't wait to stay again.

P.s sorry about my little smurf :)
May 2016
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Booking Notes:
Please note that a 2 night min stay usually applies at weekends. Exceptions can be made for last minute bookings or for group bookings of three barns or more. Please email for more information. For full prices please see our website as per person per night prices vary depending on how many nights you would like to stay. Please email for availability. Deposit required to confirm booking and full payment due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival between 4pm and 7pm on first day and departure before 11.00 am on last day unless by prior arrangement. An early check in of 1pm or late checkout of 1pm can be booked subject to availability and costs £30 for one or £50 for both an early check in and a late checkout. Please email for more information.

Notes on prices:
N.B. Prices start from £60 p/p/p/n depending on how many nights you would like to stay. Please see our website for full information on pricing and more photos Breakfast is a continental hamper of delicious yummies left in your room so you can enjoy it in private and at a time that suits you. (extra £15 p/p/p/n)

There is an extra charge of £40 per person per night each additional guest after the first two people that stay in the Old Parlour, The Cowshed or the Garden Room.


Cheshire Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 kingsize mezzanine bedroom upstairs and a double bedroom down stairs on ground floor level next to the wetroom/toilet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The Old Parlour and The Garden Room have great walks from the door step are less than 20 minutes from Chester and surrounded by lots of really fabulous places to eat out. A perfect place to chill out and relax and an increasingly popular favourite hideaway from a number of well known celebs! Outside: The Old Parlour has its own private, rustic courtyard garden complete with tables and chairs for alfresco dining and chiminea. The Garden Room has its own private garden area complete with loungers and fire pit for star gazing and table and chairs with great views of the valley below. Both properties have fantastic walks from the doorstep and sit in the middle of acres and acres of prime, rolling Cheshire countryside.


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The Old Parlour Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A pleasure. Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my fiance stayed at the nest on the 29th October. What an adorable barn. Felt at home from the minute we arrived, to the second we left. We will be returning as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope we can entice you back to try one of the other retreats soon!
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this delightful barn conversion. It was extremely well appointed, beautifully furnished with lots of lovely little touches. The owner Rachael was very kind, considerate and nothing seemed too much trouble. I would recommend this accommodation un-reservedly to any of my friends/acquaintances.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a total pleasure to meet you both. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We really appreciate it!! xxxx
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Great place to escape

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully furnished and equipped. Great location for Chester and North Wales. Great pubs and restaurants nearby and very quiet and peaceful.

Luxurious barn conversion for a 'hotel' experience without the other guests! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

A whole range of special interest activities are on our doorstep - everything from off road driving, hot air balloon riding, garden visiting, cycling, painting, cooking, indoor skiing, go ape zip wiring whizzing, horse-riding, fishing, golf - you name it, we can help you organise it so just email with your requirements and we'll put you in touch with all the right people! Just let us know your interests and use our local knowledge to do the rest.


Just 1 hours drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in Wales as well as the mountains, rivers and lakes of North Wales and Snowdonia. 11/2 hours drive from Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula.


Liverpool - 45 minutes by car

Manchester - 55 minutes by car

Birmingham - 1.5 hours by car

East Midlands - 1.5 hours by car

Chester - Beautiful walled Roman Town - 25 minutes by car

Shrewsbury - 25 minutes by car

Crewe - Mainline Train Station to London (1.5 hrs), Manchester, Liverpool, Chester - just 15 mins by car.

Wrenbury Train Station - 1 minute by car - direct trains to Crewe and heart of beautiful old town of Shrewsbury

Nantwich - 5 minutes by car

Whitchurch - 5 minutes by car


Wrenbury Village - 1 mile

Beautiful Cholmondeley Country Estate and all it's exciting events - 2 miles

Sandstone Trail for walking - 6 miles

Chester - just 15 mins by car.

Wrenbury Train Station - 1 minute by car

Nantwich - 5 minutes by car

Whitchurch - 5 minutes by car

Liverpool - 45 minutes by car

Manchester - 55 minutes by car

Knutsord and Tatton Park - 35 minutes by car

North Wales - Mountains, Rivers, Beaches 60 - 90 minutes by Car

Further Details:

The Old Parlour and Garden Room sit on the edge of The Cholmondeley Estate with all it's exciting events and just 1 mile outside Wrenbury village with two great pubs, shop, post office etc and beautiful Shropshire canal. The Dusty Miller, an old converted Mill now a great pub with lovely outdoor garden fronting the canal serving delicious food is walking distance and just two miles up the lane is officially one of the best rural pubs in Britain - a firm favourite with Clarissa Dickson Wright from The Two Fat Ladies, The Cholmondeley Arms. An old converted School house with more great decor, fab food and the largest collection of Gins in Britain!

We are just minutes from the beautiful gardens and grounds of The Cholmondeley Estate, the stunning Bickerton Hills with their wild ponies and Sandstone Trail - paradise for walkers and nature lovers. Perfectly placed for day trips to National Trust properties such as Erdigg, Chirk Castle, Dunham Massey and Attingham Park. Big and little kids can get to Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, Go Ape at Delamere Forest, The Crocky Trail, and many more in 30 - 60 mins. The Roman walled city of Chester just 25 minutes away and great shopping, restaurants, theatres in Liverpool and Manchester max 60 mins drive. Go to London for the day (1.5 hrs) by train from Crewe station just 15 mins by car or chill within the mountains, rivers and spectacular coastline of near by North Wales.