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The Mission Room

(Ref. 1075871)

Malpas, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy house in a quiet location."

    Cottage description accurate. Very good communication from owner.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2024

  • "Property is Good but not excellent no wardrobes for clothes, no where to put outside coats."

    A shortage of mixing bowls or bowls for microwave use. Fire is difficult to clean out as no ash tray. Toilet seat is loose and needs fixing. Access gate needs attention as it does not shut properly. Big issue with WiFi it is very poor and not working in the evening. Also provide a teapot for 4 people please.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property but it needs to be made clear that there is a large step up to the sitting area and bathroom."

    I choose this property as it said it was all on one level. Technically it is not, which proved difficult for my elderly parents with mobility issues. Also, the area around the property is uneven and tricky to negotiate when you use a walking stick.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2023

  • "A fabulous stay."

    Owner was so helpful and welcoming. Beautiful garden. Can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Aug 2023

  • "We knew there was a step into the sitting area but not that it was so high."

    We did not know about the other extremely high step up to the bathroom and second bedroom. This made life very difficult for my husband who has mobility issues. The outside seating area and the garden, although beautiful, were also not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties as they are very uneven. There is lots to love about the Mission room and it’s in a wonderful area, but although categorised as “All ground floor” this is inaccurate. There is also no hanging or drawer space in the larger bedroom so not suitable for more than one couple.

    Reviewed by Caroline2.8Aug 2023

  • "The Mission room is a lovely holiday rental space."

    Well positioned for exploring Cheshire - we had a fantastic family getaway and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2023

  • "A delightful cottage in rural surroundings."

    The garden was a wonderful symphony of mostly wild flowers and shrubs. A gem One very minor criticism was the lack of a few kitchen utensils and cleaning materials. We will definitely return should the opportunity arise.

    Reviewed by Richard Ian4.4Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant spacious cottage."

    So warm which was a pleasant suprise. Clean and easy to find. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful cosy Christmas here."

    The wood burner is a great addition. The kitchen is a really good size and well-equipped. The hosts were really welcoming and left us a lovely Christmas welcome pack, which was most appreciated. We enjoyed seeing all the horses being riden past each day and hearing the owls in the evening. A lovely rural retreat!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolute gem of a property, spotlessly clean, comfortable."

    So peaceful & the garden is stunning, sitting outside relaxing in peace & quiet surrounded by the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Lots of walks from the doorstep. Loved it here just felt like home & will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and location with the right balance of rooms and spaces and a lovely outdoor area with wild flowers and nature."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed here for our wedding and a few days afterwards, a lovely place with plenty of space to get ready in, and the most gorgeous spot to wake up in as newly-weds afterwards!"

    The place was very clean and had everything we needed, plenty of space and very convenient location for the beautiful town of Malpas, lovely local walks and Chester very accessible for days out too. But its the setting that really made it for us- tranquil gardens, lovely views and so quiet.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "The property is beautifully situated with a lovely garden and countryside views."

    Our host Angela was very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed seeing the horses from the local racing stables trotting past and the occasional sight a hare. It was also very peaceful to sit in the warm greenhouse and observe these things whatever the weather. The accomodation is spotlessly clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and the addition of a washer/dryer in the utility room is a nice bonus. In the king-size bedroom the French doors to the patio give a lovely holiday feel and it's good to see the stars through the skylight. We enjoyed the coziness of the wood burning stove on cooler evenings. Angela kindly gave us some milk and tea so we could have a drink on arrival and brought us round some wood. As has been mentioned there is a large step up to the living room and up to the double bedroom and bathroom. When we called about the key collection Angela had told us about this, as we had our elderly mother with us, but it would only be a consideration if a member of the party had mobility issues. As has also been mentioned the white tiles in the bathroom are very slippy, but using the bath mats Angela provided, solved the problem. The shower area itself has slip resistant tiles. We would definitely like to visit again (without our mother). It's a beautiful home in a peaceful setting and Angela is a very hospitable host.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage located in a tranquil setting - home from home and a perfect getaway for Easter."

    Very friendly host and really accommodating.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property and very easy to find."

    Location great for watching the local horses from the nearby racing stables train. Lovely log burner and comfy beds. Couple of points, the white floor tiles, in bathroom, get very slippery when wet, so please take care. There is a high step into lounge, one bedroom and bathroom, so if you have difficulty in stairs/steps then this could be an issue for you. For some reason the underfloor heating was coming on in the middle of the night, I think because it is set for temperature, but this seems unnecessary and wasteful. Please could you give clearer instructions regarding recycling and provide a green recycling bin. What is collected and when and in which bin etc. Other than the above our two week stay was excellent, peaceful and Angela could not have been a better host. Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2022

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with free standing bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and step up to sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Conservatory
  • LPG gas central heating and underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Large rear garden with lawn, patio and pond overlooking the orchard and wildflower meadow
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The pond is unfenced, please take care
  • Note: Gardens and grounds are regularly maintained to maximise their impact to benefit insects and wildlife – the work continues at reasonable times throughout the year even when the property is occupied
  • Note: Bookings can only begin on a Friday.

The property

Malpas 1.6 miles.

The Mission Room is a rural retreat steeped in history.

Once forming part of the homestead of a Cheshire farmworker’s cottage this converted Shippon and Dairy lies on the outskirts of Malpas village in Cheshire.

Close to the site of a timber-framed chapel, affectionately known as “The Tabernacle”, it was a regular local meeting place.

This ground-floor property is an idyllic escape for busy professionals, as a writer’s or artist’s retreat as well as a perfect hub for walkers and active couples of all ages; why not enjoy a romantic weekend break, or a relaxing last-minute holiday.

The seasonal gardens have been designed by Matthew Wilson and remain an ongoing conservation project to attract bees and all manner of wildlife.

Ample off-road parking enables guests to arrive with ease and get settled into this stunning abode.

Combining history and contemporary, The Mission Room is a luxury barn conversion and extension; prepare your favourite meals in the well-equipped kitchen with dining for four, featuring cupboard space and a fridge/freezer to stock up on local produce for your self-catering stay, as well as a Belfast sink, electric oven and hob.

Take one step up to the sitting room and spot the original tall, cathedral ceilings, wooden beams and exposed brickwork, where you can curl up on the sofa next to the warm glow of the woodburning stove.

Rustic beams and exposed brickwork are featured in the double bedroom, and there’s a skylight for star gazing in the king-size room with a patio door leading out to the garden.

Freshen up in the smart bathroom that adds decadence to your stay with marble tiling, sensory lights, double ended bath and walk-in shower to get ready in style.

Step outside into your very own fairy-tale sanctuary to wander the gardens, admire the luscious plant life and gather next to the pond for a picnic when the sun is shining.

Enjoy the outdoor seating area on the revived crazy paved patio providing the perfect setting to toast your holiday retreat and dine alfresco.

Meander down the gravel path beneath the developing laburnum arch to overlook the seasonal wildflower meadow.

Rainy days won't stop you from enjoying this splendid garden thanks to the external conservatory with seating in a snug space to relax with a good book and a hot drink.

Venture into the local village of Malpas to where ample shops offer the self-catering essentials and there are a range of places serving delicious food and drink including a delicatessen and a traditional inn dating back to the 16th century.

Head into the city of Chester to explore the historic walls, coliseum, and the grand cathedral resting in the picture-perfect city centre or take advantage of The Mission Room’s prime location near the Shropshire and North Wales borders or you can even travel further afield to Manchester.

The neighbouring town of Wrexham is home to the 16th-century gothic Parish Church of St Giles with its imposing bell tower and learn about the eccentric history at the County Borough Museum, while Welsh castles Chirk and Powis and the splendid Erddig House can also be easily reached from the property.

Ideal for garden-lovers searching for a peaceful refuge away from the hustle and bustle, enjoy a tranquil week away, or even a short break at this wonderful country escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 Tarplorley and the Delamere Forest, with Tilston and Tushingham being within easy reach. There is access to Chester races or Bangor on Dee race course, 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 regions top tourist attractions.

Note: Bookings can only begin on a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas