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Wattle Cottage

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Malpas, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage with gorgeous traditional quirky features."

    We had everything we needed, particularly as it rained non stop so we stayed indoors, it was so cosy. Loved the additional treats which were left for us (and doggy treats!) We would definitely stay here again, it's a lovely little village and ideal to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Dec 2023

  • "Wattle cottage located within the South Cheshire countryside in a picturesque village of Malpas - perfect for a weekend stay."

    Whilst the car parking was limited was reasonably safe found the property compact and bijou. The kitchen was dysfunctional and almost impossible to prepare from scratch dinner using fresh ingredients emphasizing the wattle cottage is just a short stay operation. Disappointment whereas that the shower room well appointed, the toilet seat was displaced requiring replacement/repair compounded with an inadequate provision of toilet paper for the stay. In conclusion our stay was a pleasant experience and certainly would recommend the cottage and make a subsequent reservation for a possible stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely simple comfortable cottage in great location."

    We really enjoyed our week there, very relaxing. Thank you for the flowers, milk, biscuits and wine, a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice Cottage in a pretty village, we liked it very much and had a really great time"

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    We loved the location great for visiting both North Wales and Shropshire. Village of Maplas is lovely enjoyed walking to Village and lovely walks from cottage too. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great little cottage in a lovely village."

    Plenty to do and see locally with some great walks over fields with views of the Welsh hills in the distance. Cottage is small and care must be taken on the stairs. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage - the facilities were enough for a nice holiday."

    Malpas is a great base for exploring the area with great facilities in the village. Very relaxing holiday with plenty of walks from the door with our little dog.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in a lovely location."

    A name plate on the door or gate would be helpful for people arriving for the first time.

    Reviewed by Roland5.0May 2023

  • "It would help future residents if there was a name or number visible on the property - only finally found it by looking at the picture, with the postcode taking you some way up the road."

    Otherwise a nice cottage, thank you although a soap shelf or equivalent in the shower would be good. To be clear we enjoyed our stay, and would recommend to others

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Apr 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and extremely clean and comfortable."

    Owner left us a nice bottle of wine and Cookies, which was very thoughtful and a nice welcome. Enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend. Beeston castle is worth a visit, we took a picnic and went to Chester, lovely town.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Wattle Cottage."

    It was quite small but comfortable enough for 2 people. The bed was lovely and comfy and the shower was excellent. Great base for visiting the area of Cheshire, Shropshire and N. Wales.. Malpas itself has good facilities - shops and pubs. Lots of lovely dog walks.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Mar 2023

  • "Warm, small but perfectly formed."

    You need to bend your head to get up and down stairs if you are over 5ft, however this did not cause us any problems. The cottage was peaceful, cozy and withh all amenities on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, very clean, and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "A charming and quirky little cottage."

    Owner was very responsive to a slight problem we had. The kitchen is rather limited if you want to cook your main meals yourself but if you like to eat out there are opportunities within walking distance. Good selection of walk books and maps provided. Take your own hairdryer if you need one.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie4.4Oct 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage, lovely area, but could have provided cleaning products."

    Had a great stay. Thanks

    Reviewed by and Mrs3.1Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely village with good facilities."

    Clean and welcoming with treats for us and our dog :-) Minor quibbles: Dishwasher is loose in housing, no information about how to use the smart TV or the induction hob for dinosaurs like us - but we worked them out! Roadside parking is a bit exposed - we had originally planned to travel up in our (small) camper van and would certainly not have been able to safely leave that on the road. However overall we greatly enjoyed out stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2022

  • "We stayed at Wattle cottage for a week in August, found it very clean and well equipped, lovely, charming cottage."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Connie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable, We did not use the dishwasher so a drainer and fairy liquid would have been good."

    Upstairs in the bedroom a mirror on the wall opposite the bed would have been very useful when drying hair as there was a socket nearby. The bottle of wine and biscuits were a nice touch. A lovely area to stay, with National Trust properties within short distances. We ate at the Lion twice very good and also the Bickeron Poacher also good. It is a lovely spot for a short break and you could buy most things in Malpas.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful, so much history, the beams are wonderful."

    The stairs are a little challenging but within a day or two I got used to them but my husband did struggle a little as he has mobility issues. So long as he went slow and steady he managed them well, just mind your head!! The cottage is tucked away nicely with parking a little way along the road from it but the road is pretty quiet so it wasn’t an issue. Everything in the cottage was perfect, a comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and a good lounge area. The coffee machine is a lovely idea though making my pot of tea in a cafetière was novel!! It took me a few days to realise there wasn’t a bug on my side plate

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at wattle cottage, the cottage was clean and comfortable and everything we needed, dog friendly."

    Really enjoyed our holiday visiting surrounding areas such as Chester, Taporley Nantwich and North Wales,

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the cottage, everything you need is there, the bed was so comfortable and the shower brilliant."

    Thank you for the welcome bottle of wine and cookies, they went down well. There is plenty to see and do around the area and we would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "Delightful, light and would recommend."

    A little hard to find at first as a beautiful rose bush covered the cottage name

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just perfect, so comfortable and lovely…."


    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0May 2022

  • "We loved our stay in this little cottage, and it is an excellent base for so many things to do."

    The bed is the most comfortable one we have had whilst away, and the same for the shower just fabulous. Flowers were lovely, many thanks for the little gifts. The cottage was spotless, and we would definitely recommend, and also return if in the area again. Just one very little point for me, there are a lot of glasses in the cupboards but no egg cups, and I do like my boiled eggs, not a major issue, we just went with scrambled while away. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2022

  • "I had a lovely stay."

    Cottage had everything needed, although a washing machine would have been helpful, although there was a launderette in the village. Owners were friendly and helpful. Cottage was a delight. Lovely walks on the doorstep. somewhere to hang coat(s). May I suggest put some hooks on bottom of cutlery cupboard and could hang a coat or two there, out the way and also of coat wet drips into stone floor. I had put my coat on hook by the stair but a bit in the way there.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2022

  • "I had a lovely time at Wattle Cottage."

    Everything there for a comfortable stay. May I suggest putting a couple of coat hangers on the bottom of the kitchen cupboard to the right of the back door, or on the back door, somewhere to put coats, especially if they are wet as stone floor there. The owners were friendly and helpful. Super walks easily accessible on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely 5 weeks at Wattle Cottage and found it to be the perfect location for us to explore from."

    Malpas itself has everything you need, pubs, restaurants, fish and chip shop, local food stores, bakery all within a short walk. The cottage is very cosy, clean, and well equipped, perfect for 2 travellers. The location is peaceful and private due to its slightly elevated position. Our very, very small dogs enjoyed the front garden and the treats left by the owner who also made sure we weren't left out with a welcome gift of biscuits, coffee and wine. Thank you, we did enjoy them

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wattle Cottage was truly excellent in every respect."

    It is compact and bijou but had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The owners provided a welcome pack on arrival which included a little treat for our furry friend who came with us, which was really thoughtful. The cottage itself was immaculately clean and tidy and was within a five minute walk to Malpas Village which had two little grocery stores, a delicatessen, bakery, chip shop, a wine bar and two pubs. We only went into the The Fire Station Wine Bar and The Lion but they were both very welcoming and homely. It was also centrally located for our trip to Chester, Cheshire Oaks and a little ride out longer to Liverpool. We will definitely be returning for another stay in the near future. Well done to the Owners for all the lovely touches!

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in that nice cosy cottage!"

    We will definitively come back and stay there again!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a great break in this quirky cottage."

    Lovely place, well equipped, the bed was so comfortable. Although located on a main road, didn't really notice the traffic noise. I forgot my hair dryer so contacted Jonathan who happily provided me one. My four legged friend enjoyed his little holiday with lots of dog friendly place near by

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely - everything we needed for our stay."

    Location was great with a few shops for essentials. The area was stunning with lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful and cosy cottage."

    The facilities all felt like we were the first to use them and everywhere was spotless. The owner even called to check everything was ok. Malpas was a surprisingly wonderful base for exploring the stunning and undiscovered Cheshire - the best of Britain everywhere. Lovely walks, countryside, canals and exceptional views. Every pub we visited was top notch for food and service (Bear - Whitchurch, Swan - Marbury, Ship - Chester, Pheasant - Burwardsley) Everywhere was dog friendly (inside too) and all were extremely friendly. Cheshire is a jewel that most people miss who head for the coast or Wales.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2021

  • "Just returned from a fabulous 5 night stay at Wattle Cottage, the cottage itself was full of character and extremely comfortable, a lovely comfortable bed and an amazing welcome pack of goodies which was greatly appreciated by us and our 4 legged friends."

    A certain amount of contortionism was required to manoeuvre the stairs but only added to the charm of the property. Parking was never an issue for us - yes there is no parking directly outside the cottage but just a little way down the road was where we parked and we could see our car from the bedroom window it was never a worry at any point. The cottage is really well situated as a base for exploring Cheshire and North Wales we did many day trips including Cheshire Oaks, Delamere Forest and West Kirby Beach The Village itself is charming, quiet and peaceful but has everything you need within a couple minutes walking, we very much enjoyed the Malpas Chippy after a day at the beach and Forts of India was also fabulous. Overall a fantastic stay and we'd love to return, thanks Again

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wattle Cottage was a truly lovely place to stay, loved the character and feel of the property."

    Well equipped for our needs, nice touch with cat treats in the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Malpas cottage is a very quaint, cosy cottage."

    The surrounding village is lovely, with a great pub too. The parking isn’t a bother, although it is worth noting your car won’t be outside the property and needs to be parked a little up the road. Amenities in the cottage were as expected, the only small thing was there wasn’t any washing up liquid nor a sponge/cloth to wash up with. In addition, there were quite a few cobwebs around. Otherwise, lovely stay and I would recommend.

    Reviewed by Alice3.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is fantastic, very well furnished and comfortable."

    Just a couple of points, not criticisms, i think it should be made more clear that the kerbside parking is a little walk away. You cannot see your car from the cottage and the roads are very narrow. Also don't expect everyone to use the dishwasher, it would be a bonus if washing up liquid and a drainer were supplied.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, well presented cottage, had everything needed for a relaxing break, thoroughly enjoyed, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Frances5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely small but well equipped cottage."

    We had a wonderful time exploring the local area and visited Chester and managed to fit in shopping at Cheshire Oaks. Lovely village with most amenities unfortunately due to COVID-19 we didn’t get chance to try the local pub or restaurants. As noted in other reviews the stairs from the roadside to the cottage are steep and there is very little headroom for the stairs in the cottage. Less abled may have problems. Would happily recommend this cottage and we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7May 2021

  • "Wattle Cottage is beautifully restored and furnished with good taste and first class fittings throughout."

    It is small but perfectly formed and located in the wonderful village of Malpas with great architecture, plentiful amenties and country walks on the doorstep. Going down the stairs required a little body origami for this taller visitor, but we like quirky places and this ticked all of our boxes and gave us a few new boxes besides. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2021

  • ""Practically perfect in every way"."

    Petite but perfectly proportioned, Wattle Cottage has absolutely everything you need for a really comfortable stay. The owners have furnished it beautifully and left lots of small, thoughtful touches which, after seven months lockdowned in London made my stay feel extra special. My 5-year-old nephew who lives in the village came for a visit and described it as 'The best holiday cottage in the whole world'. I would very much like to stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by A5.0Apr 2021

  • "Charming cottage ,perfect home comforts with hotel standards."

    Reviewed by Julieanne5.0Dec 2020

  • "Excellent location and very comfortable cottage."

    .just a few suggestions..instead of a bar of soap to use in the kitchen a pump soap dispenser would be better..with bar soap you should throw outwhich is wasteful..a pump you can easily disinfect the outside of the pump which can be used over and over...also...I was one person..I did not need the dishwasher, by hand was easier plus it is suggested to wash the frying pan by hand but there was no dish soap to do this so I bought some and left it for the next guest...also..if you offer the use of outdoor table and chairs, they should be cleaned off just like indoor furniture before guests arrive then perhaps I might have used them....luckily I brought my own outdoor chair....these are just points to ponder..I was very satisfied with what I had and what I was able to use...I would definitely book again if I want to treat myself to a quiet getaway and Wattle Cottage was perfect for that...I did speak with the owners for parking clarification and they were wonderful and accommodating...thanks again

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Oct 2020

  • "Well placed for getting about nearby Cities by Car ."

    Pubs that allow dogs nearby Friendly Village Great T.V. size with Netflix !! Have to use dishwasher as no drainer in the kitchen There are 10 steps to the property. Lovely, helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2020

  • "Enjoyed a great week in this lovely cottage, ideal for 2 people, great location to other areas to visit, would reccomend and go again."

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Aug 2020

  • "It was a lovely cottage, just right for where we wanted to visit."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay at wattle cottage!"

    The cottage is beautiful, clean and in the best location. The cottage had a lovely feel to it and we even had a bottle of wine waiting in the fridge along with welcome pack! We had day trips to Chester, Snowdon and went on plenty of local walks. We can’t wait to go back again next year!

    Reviewed by Lily5.0Aug 2020

  • "We will definitely book again through your site, we got the accommodation we wanted at a great price and received great service, thank you."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wattle Cottage is an absolutely beautiful little place."

    Perfect for what I wanted. Relaxing, everything I needed inside and a great base to explore the local area. It’s small but really has a touch of luxury about it. The shower is fantastic!!! The owner is friendly and helpful and the welcome pack was amazing. You can tell I loved this place and will return!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2020

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  • One king-size double with TV
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining area with gas fired wood effect stove
  • Gas central heating with gas fired wood effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available, There is roadside parking available for Wattle Cottage, please do not park in the layby opposite as this is private parking.Parking is strictly on the kerbside
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • 2 pets on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Enclosed patio with seating and outbuilding with secure storage, table top freezer and dog bowls and towels
  • Shop 0.2 miles, Gastro pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a set of steps with a handrail to access the property, care to be taken
  • Note: The internal stairs are narrow, care to be taken and may not be suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: Minimum of x3 nights for short breaks
  • Please note: The fire in the living room is currently not in use, once we have an update we will provide one.

The property

Located on a quiet road in the charming village of Malpas, in the Cheshire countryside, is this delightful terraced cottage, Wattle Cottage.

A characterful property with traditional features and beautifully styled with a high standard of finish, this one-bedroom property is ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a relaxing rural retreat, within easy reach of Cheshire, Shropshire and Wales.

Parking is available roadside, and the property is accessed up a flight of paved steps with a handrail, through the charming gate and into the pretty front garden, with colourful flowers and a patio area with furniture.

Step through the front door and straight into the open-plan living area, with the sitting room featuring traditional wooden beams on the ceiling, a wonderful parquet flooring and a choice of armchair and sofa to relax on whilst enjoying the warmth of the woodburning stove and flicking through the TV channels to find your favourite show.

A slight step up into the dining area, with tiled floor and dining table with seating for two, where you can enjoy a romantic home-cooked meal together, lovingly prepared in the well-designed kitchen, with contemporary furnishing, a Belfast sink, dishwasher and all the amenities you could wish for during your stay.

Upstairs, is a stunning bathroom, finished to a very high standard in neutral tones with characterful wooden beams on the ceiling, a large walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The king-size bedroom also showcases these wooden beams, along with a spacious setting, lots of storage, a TV and bedside tables with lamps, should you wish to enjoy a bit of late night reading before bed.

Outside there is a rear patio garden with seating, where pets can run around freely, and an out building with secure storage and dog bowls and towels.

Maplas centre is right on your doorstep, with a range of amenities, including excellent pubs, restaurants and shops just a 3 minute walk from the property, along with plenty of stunning country walks to partake in.

The historic Roman city of Chester, with its Roman walls, the rows shopping centre and Roman Ampitheatre, is a short drive away, along with the town of Shrewsbury, resting inside of the loop of the River Severn with a Tudor centre, lined with stunning half-timbered houses and home to a striking red-brick castle.

Wattle Cottage is a charming couple's retreat in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.

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About the location


Tarporley 12 miles; Chester 15 miles.

Malpas is a charming village deep in the south Cheshire countryside, home to Norman Motte and Bailey Castle, as well as a medieval street pattern. There are ample shops in the area, together with traditional inns, one being The Lion at Malpas, a quintessentially British inn serving delicious food and drink, with beautifully designed seating spaces to relax in, it dates back to the 16th century and is a real gem. The area is scattered with holiday cottages, found tucked away in quiet parts of the town, or in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Without doubt the town's treasure is its church, built of rich red sandstone with good examples of fine medieval work. Malpas lies within the shadow of the Peckforton Hills, is close to Tarporley and the Delamere Forest, with Tilston and Tushingham being within easy reach. There is access to Chester races or Bangor on Dee racecourse, several golf courses and fishing. It is good cycling countryside and boating is one of the pleasures of the nearby Shropshire Grand Union Canal. Cholmondeley Castle and Garden is well worth visiting, one of the region’s top tourist attractions.

Minimum of x3 nights for short breaks
One well-behaved pet welcome. 2 pets on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas