Cottage in Helsby, Frodsham, Chester area, Cheshire, England - Located In A 200 Year Old Cobbled Courtyard In A Cheshire Village
Welcome to The Courtyard Cheshire and our award winning, luxury self catering holiday cottages in the village of Helsby, Cheshire, which is located 2 miles from the ancient market town of Frodsham and 8 miles from the historic City of Chester. Our cottages are renovated Cheshire brick barns set around a beautifully preserved cobbled courtyard belonging to the Rake House, the old farmhouse where Jill and Roger Maher live with their 5 cats making it a perfect place to escape for romantic breaks, weekend breaks, short stays, longer breaks and for business as it is a haven for peace and tranquility. The cottages have many period features and beautiful oak beams providing lots of character and the thick Cheshire brick walls makes the cottages a haven of peace and tranquility ensuring the relaxing "getaway from it all feeling" but close to facilities and the coutryside offering the best of both worlds. Frodsham is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has a weekly market held every Thursday granted by Royal Charter granted by Charles 11 back in 1673. The location of The Courtyard Cheshire makes it easy to explore the North West of England and experience Chester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales.
Our location is just 20-25 minutes away from both Liverpool & Manchester Airports, a 2-3 minute walk from Helsby train station, 2-3 minutes walk from the local bus stops and a 5 minute drive to the M56 making The Courtyard easily accessible but the peaceful setting around a beautiful cobbled courtyard allows you to completely relax and unwind in a quiet oasis.
We are close to Chester Zoo, Chester Racecourse, Oulton Park, Cheshire Oaks and the largest Marks & Spencer store in the UK and the main areas of business as well as being close to stunning countryside through leafy Cheshire lanes and stunning drives through North Wales. The Courtyard Cheshire won the Best Self Catering in Cheshire Award 2010/2011 for Visit Cheshire and was a finalist for the North West Enjoy England awards.
Our self-catering, cottages sleep 2, 4 or 6 guests and the flexible arrival days allow you to plan a perfectbreak in Cheshire, ideal for leisure or business to suit you. Our accommodation is the ideal alternative for people staying away on business who want greater flexibility than is offered by a hotel room with the freedom to cater for yourself or use the local takeaways, pubs and restaurants in the area, of which there are many. We also work with relocation companies and insurance companies to provide short term accommodation for people displaced from their homes or in between moving home.
Details for holiday barn Number 1 - two bedrooms, two bathrooms - sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms
Beautiful two bedroomed two bathroom cottage with many original features and furnished with a contemporary twist. Kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower and twin room with family bathroom. 'No.1' has parking directly outside the front door and views from the front of Helsby HIll and overlooks the beautiful cobbled courtyard. A large well equipped kitchen opens out on to a secure, proivate rear courtard cottage garden, perfect to sit outside and enjoy a relaxing glass of wine.
Please note: Owners Terms and Conditions will relate to any bookings and can be provided on request including information on our Cancellation Policy.
About the Owner
Jill & Roger Maher are in their 10th year of providing quality, luxury holiday cottages at The Courtyard Cheshire. They are passionate about old buildings, comfortable places to stay - particularly, really comfortable beds for a good sleep at night! They love the diversity of what Cheshire has to offer from the proximity to towns and cities but also the great outdoors. They are also mad about cats and now have five.
From the Owner
“We originally bought the cottages in our courtyard where we lived as we wanted to share our enjoyment of living in this location with other people and for them to experience staying in heritage barn converted properties. Our home, Rake House, has a lot of history attached to it and the convenience of being able to spend our time enjoying the outdoors with close proximity to shops, pubs and restaurants made it the perfect location for us. The moment we stepped into The Loft we knew it was special. You can drive undnreneath and park up with the entrance door under cover too. U the stairs and The Loft is on split levels. Wlak into the living/dining room and brace yourself for the surprise of the vaulted ceiling! Hidden in the far corner is another staircase taking you off up to bed for comfy nigh't sleep - zzzzzz!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Our cottages make a great venue for classic car touring holidays and motorbikes with stunning scenic drives in Cheshire and North Wales. Morgan car hire is also available from nearby Oakmere Morgan at Northwich.
Thurstaston Beach is 24 miles away - part of the Wirral Coastline and runs between Thurstaston and Heswall along the foot of Thurstaston cliffs. The cliffs themselves provide a fascinating backdrop. Along Thurstaston beach you will find washed up bits of knarled drift wood, sea shells, and sand eroded rocks and pebbles. Formby Beach & pinewoods incorporates a nature reserve & is home of the rare, red squirrel, & is 40 minutes drive away. Other great beaches are on the nearby North Wales coast.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport - 25 minutes
Manchester International Airport - 25 minutes
Helsby Railway Station - 3 minutes
Holyhead Ferry Terminal - 1 hour 40 minutes
Liverpool Ferry Terminal - 30 minutes
Local Bus Routes - 2 minutes
Frodsham Medieval Market Town 5 minute drive or 3 minutes by train
Chester 10 minute drive or 8 minutes by train
Liverpool 30 minute drive
Manchester - 50 minutes by train
Helsby has a Post Office, Fish and Chips, Beauty Salon & Spa, Curry house, One Stop Shop, Supermarket. Frodsham has many banks and a wide range of shops selling local produce.
For special occasions book a table at The Marco Pierre White Restaurant at The Double Tree, Chester.
Helsby Hill offers amazing views of the surrounding area and is great for walking.
Beeston Castle has such an elevated position over The Cheshire Plain that you can see 7 counties.
Jodrell Bank (radio telescope)is a famous Cheshire landmark with a world class visitors centre.
Frodsham is the start of The Sandstone Trail for walkers and cyclists a 35 mile adventure through the beautiful Cheshire countryside.
A visit to historical Chester is a must with its famous shopping rows and Roman walls and remains.
For shopping fans Cheshire Oaks is perfect for picking up designer bargains and Liverpool One has a great vibe.
The Museums of Manchester and Liverpool along with the Tate Modern are some of the best in the country and free.
Visit Liverpool and Manchester United Football Stadiums for the Grand Tour a must for all fans of football.
Take a coastal train journey to Llandudno in North Wales a Victorian seaside resort with amazing scenery from The Great Orme.
Visit all Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction, Tatton Park, Ness Gardens, Arley Hall.
Be adventurous and book a Go Ape session based in beautiful Delamere Forest.
Liverpool offers The Beatles Story and the new Museum of Life, the famous Ferry across the Mersey. Grade 1 listed Albert Dock and why not book a gig at The Echo Arena.
Blue Planet Aquarium offers shark dives and view the fish from a huge glass tunnel.
Cheshire offers Heritage, Culture, Food Trails, Retail, Gardens, Sport and plenty of stunning countryside for walker and cyclists all of which makes Cheshire a great place to visit and explore.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
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To secure a booking a deposit is required of 25% unless 8 weeks or less before arrival when full payment is due. Credit and debit cards accepted with a 2% fee for credit card payments.
We pride ourselves on our flexible arrival days - you can arrive on any day of the week although weekend breaks start on a Friday. Minimum stay is 2 nights and arrival is from 4.00pm and departure is by 10.00am except on Sundays 12 noon.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for guidance as we specialise in flexible short breaks from 2 nights. The rates shown as nightly are for Sunday to Friday breaks. You can arrive on any day of the week except for 2/3 night weekend breaks which start on a Friday. Please enquire separately for Weekend, Christmas & New Year breaks.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The Courtyard Cheshire properties are heritage barn conversions set around a cobbled courtyard dating back to 1807. There are views of Helsby Hill with stunning walks through beautiful countryside starting from outside the door. A combination of activites close by in the great outdoors but with close proximity to shops, pubs, restaurants makes this a unique location offering the best of both worlds. Just 10 minutes from Historic Chester, accessible by the train station just 2 minutes walk away, Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village (10 minutes), Chester Zoo (15 minutes) and borders of North Wales (10 minutes) for stunning scenic drives and walking. The properties are in a quiet & secluded location with free onsite parking and free WiFi and have private outside space.”
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- Tourist Attractions
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- Hair Dryer
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- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items
- Hob ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 800 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower attachment to mixer taps
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: The Carriage Barn has a fully enclosed rear garden with grassed area and patio. Large oak Marks and Spencer table with two benches are provided. Planted with shrubs and colourful planting. The Loft has its own undercover parking area for one vehicle with quirky teak bench perfect to sit and take in the views of the courtyard with a glass of wine! Number 1 has its own enclosed and private courtyard garden with parking directly outside for one vehicle.