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Canal View is a picturesque two bedroom country cottage that sleeps 4 people.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Barbridge, Nantwich, Cheshire, England - Idyllic location backing onto the Shropshire Union Canal. Close to several places of interest.

NO SMOKING & NO PETS ALLOWED. THREE STOREY HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN CHESHIRE SLEEPS 4. Ideal for exploring the Cheshire countryside, Nantwich, Chester, Shrewsbury etc. Quiet location, but close to The Barbridge Inn pub/restaurant. I will leave one 20% discount voucher off food and drink.

Lounge with wood burner (1 basket of logs included), dining room , Wi-Fi, fitted kitchen including dishwasher and microwave, coffee machine, toaster, fridge freezer. First floor utility room with washer dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, hanging space. Master bedroom with king size bed, bedside tables and wardrobe, wall mounted TV, hair dryer all located on second floor leading through double patio doors to a balcony with a table and chairs overlooking countryside and the picturesque Shropshire Union canal. Second bedroom on first floor with twin beds, TV with in build DVD player, chest of drawers. Bathroom with large walk in shower, washbasin and toilet. Small private garden with decking, large barbeque, table and chairs, which backs directly onto a private side of the canal. Ideal for narrow boat enthusiasts. The cottage is located alongside a busy stretch of the British Waterways Shropshire Union Canal with canal branches from Middlewich, Chester, Nantwich and Llangollen. Watch the narrow boats go by as you sit alongside on the private decking or from the balcony on the second floor, the choice is yours. The following take place yearly: Nantwich jazz festival takes place around April, Nantwich agricultural show in July and the Nantwich food festival usually takes place in September. Please check the internet for actual dates.

Please note this is a PET FREE and SMOKE FREE property.

More Details

Charlie Holt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Charlie Holt

Welcome to my own cottage Canal View. Canal View is my home that I have decided to make available for holiday rental. It started life as a British Waterways workers cottage around the turn of the 20th century in 1905. It is located in a small village just off the main road from Nantwich to Chester.

I have tried to retain its character but with the added comfort of modern technology.

It is a cosy cottage ideally located for anyone who loves the countryside, walking, cycling, canals, fishing and visiting historic areas.

I use Canal Cottage when I can and even now after 5 years, every day feels like I am on my holidays as the location is fabulous. I have local information available in the cottage to assist your visit.

If you decide to visit Canal Cottage I wish you a fantastic holiday.

Charlie Holt purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

The local pub/restaurant 'The Old Barbridge Inn' is a must during your stay. The food caters for all tastes ranging from fish and chips to steaks. The large outside eating area is extremely popular and gets full at weekends. I will leave a 20% discount voucher on food and drink for a visit to the Barbridge Inn.

My balcony is one of the unique features of the property with far reaching views as far as the eye can see of the Cheshire countryside with the canal running at the bottom of the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Lovely views of the canal and countryside from the balcony'.

'Recommend without any doubt'.

'Lots to visit within the area'.
Jan 2016
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Tarporley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) one kingsize, twin singles. Notes on bedrooms: Floor 2: Master bedroom with King size bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. Remote control Freeview TV. Double patio doors lead out to the balcony with table chairs and outside light. Floor 1: Bedroom Two with 2 single beds. Remote control Freeview TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Canal View is a small cottage that is approximately 115 years old previously owned by British Waterways. Canal view is one of 7 workers cottages backing onto the Shropshire Union Canal. The accommodation is tastefully decorated and furnished to give it an old worldly feeling but with the inclusion of modern technology. It is close to a well established recommended canal side pub/restaurant that caters for all tastes and prices. Outside: Small garden includes decking leading to the canal side, large table and four chairs, barbecue, chimenea, private with seating adjacent to the canal side. Ideal for fishing or just enjoy the close proximity of boats sailing past all day long. Utility Room: Floor 1: Small utility room with automatic washer/drier, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner and area for hanging clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the property. Other: Dining room with table and four chairs overlooking the rear of the property. Sideboard with crockery, and a glass fronted display cabinet with a variety of glass ware Wi-Fi, arm chair, logs store.


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Canal View is a picturesque two bedroom country cottage that sleeps 4 people.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Cute house on the Shropshire Union canal in Barbridge

  • 5 of 5

Canal View in Barbridge is a delightful place to rest while enjoying the quiet canal side in the little hamlet of Barbridge. It is a well-appointed, cosy, three-storey house in a row of brick buildings. (The staircases are quite steep and not appropriate for anyone with mobility issues.) The back garden (accessed across a narrow alley) is delightful, and the secluded back deck is right on the canal and is an ideal place to sit and watch the narrow boats slowly putter by. The kitchen and bathroom are newly renovated, and there is a wood fire in the downstairs as well as barbecuing in the garden. The upper floor has a very comfortable double bed and a wonderful baloney; the middle floor room, with its two single beds, is fine for children but might be a bit cramped for two adults.

The owner is easy to work with and communicates quickly. While just off the A51, Barbridge is quiet, and the Barbridge Inn--just two doors down--is a wonderful pub with great food. Barbridge is very near quaint Nantwich and Tarporley, and is ideally situated for excursions into Cheshire County.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review for Canal View its very much appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the Canal View cottage, and it was great. The place was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. Barbridge is a small hamlet with a great country pub, five minutes from Nantwich. There are some really good restaurants and pubs locally and some beautiful countryside. We found the owners to be very helpful and good communicators. We would definitely stay again and recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Barbridge Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Chester Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Barbridge Inn
Car: recommended


Canal View is located approximately 4 miles from the nearest railway station at Nantwich. A bus stop is available a few hundred yards away.


Canal View is located close to the historic town of Nantwich. Battles during the English Civil War took place very close by.There are lots of interesting artefacts in Nantwich museum. Historic Chester is approximately 22 miles away by car or bus or by train from Nantwich.

Shrewsbury approximately 35 miles away has lots to offer including the castle and lovely river walks. The scenic train journey from Nantwich to Shrewsbury is a must.

Further Details:

There are several supermarkets, banks, restaurants and individual shops and country pubs located close by. Information is located within the property indicating directions to these.

Canal cottage is within easy reach of the following visitor attractions:

The Anderton Lift in Northwich, National waterway museum in Elsmere Port, Cheshire Oaks designer Outlet, The Deep near Chester, Chester races, Chester Zoo, Sandbach, Audlem locks, Whitchurch, Congleton, Macclesfield, Chester, Liverpool, Knutsford, Middlewich, Jodrell Bank, Peckforton castle, Beeston Castle, Coaching village of Tarporley, River Dee, Little Moreton Hall, Tatton Park, Dunham Massey, Bunbury lock staircase and so much more.

Restaurants in Nantwich include Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and traditional restaurants. Takeaways include Indian, Chinese, Italian and traditional Fish and Chips.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $135.91

Booking Notes:
Bookings are direct to the owner. If you wish to confirm a booking please contact us by telephone or by e mail to discuss your requirements.
A deposit of £100will be required with the remaining amount to be paid in full 4 weeks before your arrival. We also require a damage waiver of £100 which is fully refunded within 10 days of leaving Canal View providing no damage or loss have been incurred.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure day is usually Friday to Friday. Arrival after 2.00pm Friday and departure by 11.00am Friday.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week start at £325 low season up to £455 high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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