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Smithy Farm

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Dunham-on-the-Hill, near Frodsham, Cheshire
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Traditional family farmhouse with games room and hot tub, Manley Mere with adventure trail, sailing and kayaking close by.

This 18th century, semi-detached holiday farmhouse is located in the quiet village of Dunham-on-the-Hill, just 6 miles from the historic city of Chester. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has a café and pubs. A wider range of amenities can be found in nearby Helsby or the market town of Frodsham (market on Thursdays). Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village is within easy driving distance. The accommodation is well proportioned and combines original features including a fantastic outdoor covered hot tub and games room. With such great facilities on site it is tempting to just stay home and relax, but with so much to see and do in the area its just not an option. Smithy Farm offers something for everyone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the beautiful Cheshire countryside, walks include Helsby Hill and quarry walks, whilst those who prefer a city landscape are ideally placed for commuting into Liverpool and Manchester. There is also a bus service from the village into Chester. There are lots of local attractions for families including Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and Delamere Forest’s Go Ape adventure. Other activities available locally include numerous fisheries, golf (Helsby), and horse riding. Watersports fans will enjoy Manley Mere which offers windsurfing, sailing and kayaking as well as having an adventure trail. Cheshire is also a food lovers paradise with lots of great restaurants and pubs nearby including Marco Pierre White’s restaurant, which is less than 6 miles from the village. Shop 2 ½ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. Games room with pool table. Table football in dining room. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    Well equipped farmhouse. Great facilities with there being a hot tub, pool table and tv for entertainment. Owner very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. She is always on hand to help if need be and responds quickly.Ideally located for exploring the Chester area and lots of nice eating places nearby to suit all ages and budgets. Like others have said in their reviews the accommodation itself is in need of an upgrade and we found it to be quite dusty and could have been a bit cleaner in places. However as we were using it as a base this did not affect our enjoyment.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2017
    The cottage was fantastic; great location, a pub that serves food less than half a mile away, and only a 10 minute taxi ride into Chester centre. I spent the wweekend here with my partner and friends for 2 nights, and our children and in laws for the final night. The weekend was perfect! Most of Saturday was spent in the hot tub which is amazing! I will definitely be visiting again x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2017
    Beautiful place to stay. 7 of us stayed last week and had the most amazing time. Rooms were very comfortable and nice touch having a pool table there. Vicky was the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble for her. Looking forward to going back again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    The location is top class, our host 100 % despite being poorly. Small things spoilt the overall ambience of this cottage, bathroom in need of revamp, kitchen in need of new utensils and cooking facilities again revamp. Child friendly I would say not.... Did we enjoy our stay yes.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/07/2017
    We had a long weekend break to celebrate Mums 80th Birthday. The cottage was in a perfect location for us being a ten minute drive from Chester. The cottage its self is in a quiet village with little traffic. We were with permission of the owners able to invite family to celebrate the 80th birthday . Lovely quirkie cottage on different levels will definately go back sometime. Thanks to Vickki.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    We had a lovely family stay at Smithy Cottage. Everything was clean and comfortable - ideal for a mixed age group family. The hot tub was brilliant and the location ideal to get to lots of local attractions. The only downside was the wifi which came and went rather - though this did have advantages at times to escape too much Peppa Pig on the ipad!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    As a group of ladies looking for a weekend away relaxing and having a bit of fun, Smithy farm was ideal. Everything about the cottage was perfect, and Vicky was so helpful and accommodating. The hot tub was amazing, and the local hornsmill gastropub was some of the best food and service we have had in a long time. Fabulous weekend, will without doubt be booking again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 24/04/2017
    Smithy Farm is a good cottage with a great outdoor space next to the hot tub. The house is spacious for 7 but does need a certain amount of upgrades in the bathrooms and a little more care needs to be taken with dusting and hoovering .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2017
    A great cottage. The hot tub and pool table was a bonus! Comfortable and cosy, but plenty of space for a bigger party. The owners were more than helpful and very welcoming. Would recommend this property as it is in a lovely area with plenty of restaurants close by.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Lovely quirky cottage in a fantastic location. One main route to most places we wanted to visit:- Chester, Zoo, Frodsham, Crocky Trail, Erddig etc. Cottage was spacious enough for us all. Hot Tub was a big hit as was the pool table & the garden. Victoria who runs the cottages was lovely and welcoming and helpful with everything. Kitchen has enough equipment in but personally I would have preferred a few more dishes etc. Only other downside was the showers weren't great but we managed. Overall a fantastic week in a lovely cottage in a brilliant location. Would definitely return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/03/2017
    Quirky fabulous place, close to chester & Liverpool 👍👍👍

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/02/2017
    Lovely cottage, ideal location. The cottage was spacious and cosy. The hot tub was fab. The host was Friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back :-)

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    Had a lovely stay here would recommend it for anyone looking for some where close to Chester ,two public houses serving food within a 5 minute walk and plenty more a short drive away,it was perfect couple all our family, the hot tub made it for us due to it being a celebration ,definitely will be returning

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