This stunning conversion of a former dye house exudes character, personality, heritage and history. With its beamed, vaulted ceiling and original stone flagged flooring, the open plan living arrangement is both impressive and spacious. Industrial in design to reflect its former use, and combined with modern day enjoyments including a wood burner, the result is truly spectacular and unique.
Other buildings at the silk mill have been sympathetically converted in the last ten years and featured in interior design magazines. Michael Portillo visited during the filming of his Great British Railway Journeys where he follows routes up and down the country originally suggested in an edition of George Bradshaw’s guide. The unique ’Silk Gardens’ - seven indoor themed gardens which evoke the silk route from China - can be viewed by arrangement with the owner. Visitors can also enjoy private fishing and the farm animals such as miniature horses, sheep and chickens.
Langley is a quiet village close to Macclesfield, with picturesque rows of mill worker’s cottages surrounded by spectacular countryside. Several small reservoirs, attractive woodland and ancient packhorse routes characterise the area, with good walks in Macclesfield Forest, up the peak of Shuttlingsloe and across to Tegg’s Nose Country Park. This is also a convenient place to stay to explore the attractions of the north west - Jodrell Bank Observatory, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Chester and Liverpool and historic houses such as Gawsworth Hall (with its summer open air theatre), Little Moreton Hall and Styal Mill.Dye House can be booked together with River Cottage (CC412103) and Silk Moth Cottage (UK4000) to accommodate up to 10 guests.
Ground Floor: The property has night storage heating in the summer, ground source heat pump central heating in winter and comprises:
Open plan living space: Beamed with vaulted ceiling and stone flag flooring.
Lounge area: Spacious with wood burner, 42" satellite TV (full package including movies and sport) and DVD player.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Shower room: With shower, WC and stone flag flooring.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: Galleried with beams and king size bed.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Small courtyard with furniture. Coarse fishing on site at cost (licence required). Hot tub. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced lake and river in grounds.