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Luxury Unique Boutique Retreats 'Winner Best Place to Stay in Cheshire 2016' - The Garden Room (2 +1)

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The Garden Room (2 +1)

The Garden Room is essentially a 5 star hotel suite without the intrusion of the hotel! It has fantastic views, huge, squashy feather sofa, additional single day bed if required, roaring log burner, drinks chiller, tea and coffee making facilities, a super sized, double ended copper bath and your own hide-a-way mezzanine floor which holds nothing but a 'White Company' Clad kingsize bed beneath two huge skylights (so you can drift off to sleep looking at the stars and listening to the owls hooting in the woods below). There is no kitchen as such within this property (there is a small fridge, microwave, freezer, kettle, toaster etc) & we are situated between two excellent gastro country pubs (one of which has been voted the best rural pub in Britain - think more roaring fires, beautiful pub gardens, fabulous food and superb ambience. The Garden Room has its own private garden and fabulous country walks start from your doorstep. Breakfast can be provided or feel free to bring your own.

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 could not be more glad we choose here to spend our valentines weekend and two year anniversary. We stayed in the Garden Room, the decor was amazing, with so much attention to detail. This barn also has an amazing copper bath which we enjoyed an romantic soak in. The bed is so comfortable and we both slept so well. The log fire was great fun to keep going and it made the whole room so warm and cosy. Rachael is an amazing hostess and checked we had everything we needed. This is such a lovely area to stay in with cosy pubs and lovely walks. I hope we will be back soon!
Feb 2016
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Booking Notes:
Min 2 night stay at weekends. We can offer a range of 5* Extras for your stay such as a private driver, in-house beauty treatments, champagne on arrival and many more. Please email for detals or visit

Changeover Day:
Arrival between 4pm and 7pm on first day and departure before 11.00 am on last day unless by prior arrangement.

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 will be an extra charge of £20 - £30 p/p for each additional guest after the first two people that stay in the Old Parlour or the Garden Room.


Cheshire Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Huge roll top copper bath for two with skylight above for view of the stars! Walk in Fired Earth Wetroom Style Shower, Fired Earth Granite Stone Sink. Simply stunning!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Stunning, romantic mezzanine bedroom looking down onto open plan lounge with log burner. White Company crisp white bedding, 2 huge skylights above the bed so you don't miss a shooting star!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
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, The Garden Room and The Nest 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 Garden Room (2 +1)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

WOW, what a find! Impossible to fault any element of this gorgeous and very private hideaway. Owner, Rachael has thought of every little thing to make your stay unforgettable. Stayed with my daughter, who didn't want to leave, and I can't wait to come back with my husband. This is one of those places that you instantly fall in love with (as you will with Rachael) and you will be reluctant to leave and may well want to keep it a secret!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 relaxing days at The Garden Room to mark my 50th birthday. We were prepared for the accomodation not to live up to the photographs on the website, as it looked too good to be true. Well, it was even better. The cottage has lovely panoramic views, and is situated in some beautiful countryside, where you are never far from the tranquil sight of long boats gently moving along a canal. Rachael, the owner (and neighbour!) was lovely, and couldn't have been more helpful. She really cared that we were happy and had everything we needed to have a good time. We certainly did and we are looking forward to our return.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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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.


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