Silk Moth Cottage is set in 30 acres, adjoins the owner’s home and offers a truly rural experience, with windows and French doors looking out onto the surrounding countryside and a variety of farm and domestic animals. The studio style living area has a beautiful beamed vaulted ceiling, and the hallway has an unusual glass skylight creating a wonderful sense of space. Dressed with locally manufactured furniture throughout it has a real story to tell.
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.Silk Moth Cottage can be booked together with River Cottage (CC412103) and Dye House (CC412109) to accommodate up to 10 guests.
Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has underfloor (seasonal) electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge/bedroom: Beamed with vaulted ceiling, tiled floor, 32" smart TV and double bed.
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Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and French doors.
Shower room: With shower and WC.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Designated sitting-out area. Coarse fishing on site at cost (licence required). Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Fenced river and pond, 100 yards.