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Smithy Farm

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Dunham-on-the-Hill, near Frodsham, Cheshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
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Description

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.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    06/05/2017
    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

    02/05/2017
    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

    25/04/2017
    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

    24/04/2017
    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

    25/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 20/03/2017
    Quirky fabulous place, close to chester & Liverpool 👍👍👍


  • 9

    17/02/2017
    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

    28/01/2017
    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


  • 10

    21/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/01/2017
    Lovely house with amazing hot tub :) lots of history in the house. Owners very nice


  • 9

    23/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 12/12/2016
    Brilliant getaway with a group of girlfriends. Hot tub was fab and was lovely to have a Christmas tree in the lounge. Second stay and we'll be back again!


  • 10

    10/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2016
    Quaint farmhouse cottage with plenty of character and decorated to suit the style of cottage and its surroundings. Old low beams and rooms on varying levels adds distinct personality and ambiance. Has added modern facilities such as hot tub and pool table to attract varying customer needs so they have thought of everything. Just learn to keep ducking under the low beams if you are over 6 ft tall - slight issue in the shower - but there are two baths as an alternative so you cant complain about that. It all adds to the cosiness. We (party of 7 of mixed ages inc children) all had a wonderful stay and would definitely return and have recommended it already to other friends and family. Victoria was a lovely host and very informative on the local area.


  • 9

    24/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2016
    A cosy property with lots of character that leaves you constantly trying to work out how it must have looked 100 years ago - so many levels and doorways. The cottage is well heated throughout and even getting out of the hot tub on a chilly autumnal evening was bearable as it is under cover. The warmth is also reciprocated in the welcome. The village of Dunham-on-the-Hill is quiet with some nice eating places within easy reach - the Dunham Arms is within walking distance and is good if you like Chinese/Thai but you can also get good meals at The Hornsmill, The Chester Fields and The Shrewsbury Arms a short drive away. The cottage is ideally located for Chester Zoo, the city of Chester and places further afield such as Tatton Park, Jodrell Bank and Liverpool - all less that an hour's drive.


  • 8

    09/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    Very spacious and attractive cottage. Hot tub was good feature. Comfortable and peaceful location but usefully close to Chester.


  • 10

    06/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 26/09/2016
    Brilliant stay! 6 of us went for a girls weekend away, great location, wifi works in the living room only, hot tub is great! Three big bedrooms, and one single bedroom. Big enough for us all to fit in, 15-20minute taxi drive into Chester. Will definitely be booking again :) !


  • 10

    02/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    Great place for family get together. Everything was excellent. Location for good for visiting Chester and lots of interesting places.


  • 10

    01/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2016
    We had a fab time at Smithy Farm. We were visiting Chester for a family reunion so the ease of access to the city was important. We were able to have the wider family around on the Sunday which gave us a really good opportunity to just chill and relax together. We were even able to FaceTime with those who were unable to join us. Definitely recommend and Vick our host was most accomodating.


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