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Manor Wood

Coddington near Farndon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 933486)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Great spacious well equipped property"

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "Manor wood felt as though it wraps the building around you and makes you feel warm happy and content it is a perfect home from home very clean and well equipped with everything you could wish for and more I would highly recommend this beautiful home and will revisit at some point I spent the time with my mum sisters and friends for my birthday loved every minute if any one has a stressful job and needs to just relax and unwind enjoy country walks then this is the place to go and my pet dog was allowed to accompany me which was the icing on the cake ."

    Many thanks to the owners for such care and attention gone into this beautiful home . Miss Patricia Dunne

    Reviewed by PatriciaJan 2022

  • "Such a beautiful, clean home."

    Everything that we wanted it to be. It was just perfect, for celebrating my 50th birthday there with my family

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2021

  • "Wonderful comfortable and well equipped house"

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "Two of the king sized beds (en suite and downstairs) require new mattresses."

    The bathrooms have issues, ie new toilet seats required, cracked sink in downstairs shower room, loose taps in upstairs bathroom. Overall excellent venue, amazing space with wonderful outlook, only spoilt by these easily resolved issues. It is well presented with everything one could require for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by NoelNov 2021

  • "A very spacious house, we loved the modern open feel, very sociable layout and extremely comfortable beds."

    The views across the lake and well kept gardens are such a bonus. We would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by JillNov 2021

  • "We loved the cottage and it's surrounding."

    Lots of seating both inside and out,and all the rooms were spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2021

  • "There is a myriad of problems with both the house and inside facilities."

    I have been waiting to talk to the owner but she has apologised this is the case but said she could not talk as she had Covid 19. I will be ringing Sykes to explain.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2021

  • "The stay in Manor Wood was, as last time, excellent."

    It provides all we need for a family with 2 young children and 6 adults. However, I still have an issues with Sykes Cottages over a booking we had at Manor Wood for the first week of August 2021. As the pandemic rolled on it became obvious that we were not, as a family, living in 3 different parts of the country going to be able to live in the same place for a week. The group from South Wales could not travel more than 5 miles from home, and group from Manchester could not bubble with us. I wonder why you then charged me £770 cancellation fee? Was it not obvious to you that we were in such a position? I am almost sure you re-let the house for the period we were due to go. Did I read this year that you are offering refunds because of the pandemic? If so, what was different last year that you could not do the same? When we told the people who owned the house what you had done last year year, they were horrified.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Fantastic people. Really well equipped house.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2021

  • "It was the most relaxing holiday that I have had"

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "What a beautiful home!"

    We booked this as a last minute getaway for the family for the half term holidays (October) We are a family of 6, we had an enjoyable relaxed weekend, The views over the lake are lovely. The kids used the games room and enjoyed it. We didn't use the café so I am unable to comment. I am already looking at booking for next year.

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2020

  • "The bedrooms were rather disappointing."

    Compared to downstairs rooms, they are a little dated and not of the same standard. Many light fittings were not working mainly in kitchen and sunroom. We did report this to reception on the second day of our stay but this was not sorted. Because the aga was switched off we only had access to 2 cooker rings which is not suitable when cooking for 10 people The property would benefit from more suitable out door furniture such as chairs and table to eat from during summer evenings while enjoying the lovely views of the lake. Both lounges were very comfortable each having smart tv,s

    Reviewed by ColetteJul 2020

  • "Manor Wood was a spacious cottage for our group of 8."

    Plenty of room to relax and enjoy a family get together. It was spotless, extremely comfortable and well appointed. It was warm inside to compensate for the cold outside. The outside space would be brilliant in better weather, even so, we managed a walk around the lake. If there was a negative, it would have to be more bin bags and more toilet rolls. Only one bin bag was provided, so take your own, toilet rolls the same. Overall, we enjoyed our weekend. Would I book it again......most certainly.

    Reviewed by BobMar 2020

  • "Excellent house with conservatory overlooking the lake log burner for winter months lots of room to accommodate 10 people."

    Local pub/restaurant a short walk away. Would recommend

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2020

  • "Location of property excellent."

    Plenty of hot water all the time and very efficient heating throughout the property. Some minor maintenance problems, difficulty in flushing en-suite toilet, 2out of 3 light bulbs in dinning area not working. Overall fantastic accommodation for 10 of us.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "This was our third visit to Manor Wood."

    It’s become so familiar, family almost thinks of it as ‘their’ holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulaJan 2020

  • "Great place to stay excellent"

    Reviewed by ShaneJan 2020

  • "This house was amazing we went for christmas 2019 the whole family loved it!"

    ! the only downside was that there were not enough hob space to cook but we worked around it. the living spaces were absolutely brilliant if some needed to go have some quiet time the back lounge was perfect for that you couldn't hear a thing from the other rooms!! although most of us spent a lot of the time in the kitchen/dining area. we will 100% be booking our family christmas trip 2021

    Reviewed by RoseDec 2019

  • "The house is Beautiful, cosy and has everything you need for a perfect family get together."

    The views across the lake are stunning. The pub 10 mins walk away is excellent as well.

    Reviewed by JocelynNov 2019

  • "Please pass on our thanks to the owners of Manor Wood."

    We found it very well equipped, beautifully presented and the perfect venue for our girls weekend. We would certainly recommend it and would stay again in the future. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend was had by all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LornaNov 2019

  • "A fantastic house with great views and all you need."

    Perfect for large families or friends get togethers. Walking distance to Pubs. You feel out in the country but not too far from the city of Chester.

    Reviewed by RicOct 2019

  • "The property was great, and we would definitely return."

    I think that some of the description via your website is unclear and you should make it obvious that both the pool and games room are shared facilities within the caravan park, and that the games room needs to paid for when you want to use it.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing, comfortable and family friendly."

    We chose the cottage for the fishing lake and we weren't disappointed as the whole family got involved with fishing and loved it. Three generations, six adults and four children had a brilliant week at Manor Wood and we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing time in this beautiful spacious Cottage and loved everything about it and the view of the lake was absolutely Stunning!"

    Everything was close by including the swimming pool, badminton court and the Cafeteria which was perfect for us and the children. We loved the fireplace it was so Beautiful, the only disappointment would be that there wasn’t any logs in the accommodation which we could have used for our stay. Although they did leave instructions of where we could purchase the logs from it would have been nice to leave some in the cottage and have the option to perhaps use it with an additional charge rather than having none at all, as we were on holiday and felt we didn’t want to go out looking for logs and wasting our time. Also having a sign outside the cottage would be helpful as it was difficult finding the place especially when we were ordering takeaway orders, no one knew where we actually was and would end up going to the caravan Site instead! Cot and high hair was provided which was a bonus. Everything else was perfect And I would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by NasmahAug 2019

  • "Great house for a family holiday."

    Beautiful setting, lots of activities to keep children and adults occupied.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, well furnished and equipped."

    Staff were exceptionally friendly Very happy with our stay!

    Reviewed by HamzaJul 2019

  • "It is a lovely house, perfect for a large family holiday."

    We brought our children and small grandchildren. Plenty of room, excellent outlook over the lake, and cows in the field at the front. Great to have the option to use the pool, tennis court, recreation area and cafe in the caravan park which we did. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it as we all loved it.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2019

  • "Brilliant annual fishing holiday."

    Large superb house with garden backing on to a small well stocked lake. Fishing was excellent with wide variety and size of fish. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very good cafe close to bottom of garden. Excellent local pubs up the road and in Holt. Taxi fares to and from Chester very reasonably priced. Beautiful location and would heartily recommend! Very reasonably priced. Only recommendation would be a readily available yard brush and hose to clean down the fishing peg.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break in the most beautiful surroundings."

    The house was immaculate & very spacious. It was our first visit but we will definitely be returning.Although the weather was mixed it didn’t matter as just sitting in the large conservatory to the back of the house overlooking the lake & watching the wildlife was a wonderful experience. Everybody in the party young & old had a lovely time including the dog.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2019

  • "Good sized kitchen bin provided but it would have been helpful if it had been lined with a bin liner."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "One or two suggestions."

    We had four children in our party, who were woken early as the daylight came into the bedrooms. Possibly install blackout blinds or thicker curtains. The mattress in the en-suite bedroom was very squeaky. Several creaky floorboards upstairs. Having said all that, we all had a super time, with our family, to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary, and would recommend the house to anyone. The surrounding park is well maintained and the pool area is very good.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Manor Wood was a fabulous property."

    It certainly had the wow factor and really tastefully decorated. We celebrated a 50th birthday here with friends it was a fantastic party space. The views from the property were amazing. It was very warm and cosy and the cleanliness was spot on. It was lovely to be able to sit out on the lovely garden furniture. I think the property would really benefit from a hot tub. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by SadieMar 2019

  • "The house and location fantastic"

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday."

    The house was spacious and the decor excellent. A great pub nearby but take a good torch.

    Reviewed by JohanMar 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous house to stay in."

    The pictures don’t do it justice. Maybe could mentions that swimming pool isn’t availible during winter months.

    Reviewed by BenDec 2018

  • "We were very impressed with Manor Wood, its very spacious, lovely and warm and cosy, and had everything we needed for a stay over Christmas with family visiting."

    it was spotlessly clean too. Our children also enjoyed playing pool in the games room. A lovely relaxing stay, thankyou.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2018

  • "Absolutely gorgeous warm and homely cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings. Would definitely recommend. Perfect for big families to spend quality time together

    Reviewed by MarciaNov 2018

  • "The house was excellent."

    We loved the tennis court. The weather was glorious for November and sitting in the conservatory was a pleasure with a wonderful view over the lake. The rooms are huge and we had lots of space to all sit around the table to eat. The aga in the kitchen kept the room lovely and warm. Lots of hot water for all of us to shower. 10 min walk to a lovely pub too. Hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by JocelynNov 2018

  • "We came for a weekend break for my sister's hen doo and this house was just perfect!"

    ! Highly recommended. My sister cried when she walked into house because it was so nice. There's everything in the house for you. Although it took us ages to find cutlery draw as it's hidden away but very clever haha!! Definitely will be returning again.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was spacious,comfortable and easily accommodated our large party. The view across the lake was stunning. Because we holidayed from the first of October we had the added bonus of the Aga cooker which gave a lovely cosy feel to the kitchen as well as providing additional cooking space. Would highly recommend this property and definitely consider going back.

    Reviewed by ShelaghOct 2018

  • "We have enjoyed a family get together at manor wood and found the cottage very comfortable, big enough to spread out to different rooms (if needed) we also used the games room which was fun."

    Would definitely book again for a get together!!

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2018

  • "Very nice property with large rooms in a good area next to camp site where you could get milk and eggs and use the games room and pool, nice pub 5 minutes walk down the road."

    Reviewed by FrankAug 2018

  • "We can't complain about anything, house was beautiful."

    Only problem we had was the wasps, they maybe a nest near by, we made some wasp catchers but we still couldn't keep doors and windows open when really warm. If we had to nit pick I'd say 2 rings on cooker is not enough when they where 10 people staying, maybe invest in a 4 ring hob instead. We also think a hot tub would be a great investment for the evenings when kids are in bed. But all in all we loved our stay and would recommend minus the wasps of course.

    Reviewed by DannyAug 2018

  • "Excellent accomodation BUT it came as a surprise that the communal swimming pool was 400 yards away and the games room 200 yards."

    The cooking facilities are NOT sufficient for 10 people (small oven, grill and only TWO hob rings!). The house is in need of renovation (our window in the master suite had vines growing through it making the window unuseable). Overall a pleasant week where we all enjoyed relaxing.

    Reviewed by FrankAug 2018

  • "The house was amazing."

    It exceeded all expectations. I hope someday we can all come back and re live the amazing memories made at the house. I really have nothing bad to say at all. It was great!!!!!!

    Reviewed by RyanMay 2018

  • "Very disappointed that there was no provision whatsoever for recycling waste in this property despite the local council having plenty!"

    Also no welcome pack on arrival which is so different from other properties we have rented. The property was beautifully maintained indoors but very poor outside. Also the description of the location of the playroom etc was misleading.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2018

  • "Manorwood is beautiful property, it had everything we needed for our annual family weekend away."

    Extremely comfortable and so clean.. We would definitely recommend for a large group gathering.

    Reviewed by DebraJan 2018

  • "This is our second year of booking and we loved it."

    The house is comfortable, very well-equipped, beautifully clean and had everything we needed. We were supplied with ample wood for the fires too! Great house and we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by PaulaJan 2018

  • "This property is the best accommodation I've ever stayed in by a mile."

    10 out of 10 for cleanliness and the space in the living quarters and bedrooms was unbelievable. I would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by ThomasNov 2017

  • "Great location, very relaxing , lovely views, great walking straight from the house, lots of room for all the family, very comfortable beds, who recommend this house."

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2017

  • "Guests should be aware that nothing is provided so need to bring their own e."

    G. Dishcloth etc, salt and pepper, spare toilet paper etc. Fortunately I had gone prepared.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Would benefit from having a private hot tub"

    Reviewed by JoanAug 2017

  • "Great place for our family to have a break."

    Plenty space inside and out! A great base for north wales and Chester, would definitely consider going back!

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2017

  • "Annually we try to get together with our family who are scattered over the uk."

    This house was absolutely spot on. The grounds were fantastic and we were able to occupy the young and old!! Of course the weather was also on our side. Well done.

    Reviewed by AlunJun 2017

  • "Beautiful and comfy, suited our family well"

    Reviewed by AlmiDec 2016

  • "The house was fabulous and perfect for our large family group."

    We loved it. One of the best! Only a small thing. Would appreciate info about kitchen stuff required like dish washer tablets/washing up liquid/dish cloths/kitchen roll etc as usually in other cottages these are supplied even if just initially. I normally ask when I ring for key instructions but didn't speak to the owner herself and the person didn't seem to know any details! Also needed more kitchen utensils for using with large frying pans!

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2016

  • "Lovely spacious holiday let."

    Fantastic pub nearby serving delicious food. Wonderful views of the lake. Would like to return in the summer and use the outdoor pool.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage in an excellent location."

    We loved the views of the lake from the conservatory. The cottage is well maintained and done to a high standard, but we found the plumbing to be quite noisy and disturbed some of the family during the night. All in all we had a super weekend and would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by FayeOct 2016

  • "A lovely large and comfy home from home."

    Out of season we watched peaceful sunsets across the lake and found it central for a number of places we planned to visit although there was little in the immediate vicinity. Nicely furnished and warm it was perfect for our family gathering.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2016

  • "The property could do with a few things added eg."

    Bbq especially in summer as no aga and only two rings for cooking which are not very big. Also we would recommend is more garden furniture eg table and chairs so that you can sit outside for meals also so umbrellas and sunbeds, The main entrance with a ramp would be useful, and maybe a few blinds in conservatory. But otherwise the property was first class

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2016

  • "We are a group of family and friends and spent our holiday for 7 nights at Manor wood cottage and had a wonderful time."

    The house was very cosy, huge size for family, very well maintained. Landscaping and garden is beautiful, the lake view was amazing with 3 of the rooms, sun room and from even the kitchen/ dining looking through the lake was perfect. We highly recommend the Manor Wood Cottage.

    Reviewed by GraceJul 2016

  • "The photos don't do this place justice - it is gorgeous."

    It is very peaceful and tranquil considering it is on the caravan park, which is beautifully maintained too. We had a very enjoyable stay. It is ideally situated for Chester and North Wales.

    Reviewed by EvelineJun 2016

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The property

Farndon 4 miles.

A beautiful, detached cottage located in a delightful lakeside setting, in the scattered hamlet of Coddington between Chester and Wrexham in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Set in the grounds of an award-winning caravan park with full access to all the facilities on offer, including a heated outdoor pool, tennis court and games room, and with fishing from the coarse fishing lake in the garden, this luxury cottage will delight you whatever your pastime.

Beautifully-presented throughout, the cottage offers a social kitchen area, with granite worktops and an electric AGA which provides style and warmth in winter.

There is a breakfast bar separating the kitchen area from the delightful dining room, where you can sit and relax with friends and family over a delicious home-cooked meal.

An open arch with a single step leads down to the lovely summer room, with floor to ceiling picture windows overlooking the lake, just welcoming you to step out and enjoy the countryside from the garden.

A formal sitting room invites you to settle in front of the inglenook stove, particularly on a cooler evening, where you can snuggle up and watch a movie.

There are five comfortable bedrooms, one on the ground floor, and four on the first floor, three of which have lake views, whilst the master bedroom also boasts an en-suite bathroom.

There is a good sized utility room, styled to the same level as the kitchen, and ideal for drying boots and coats after an energetic country walk on one of the many local paths or the popular Bishop Bennet Way which is less than 2 miles away.

The owner can provide cycle storage if required allowing you to explore the many cycle routes in the area, or if you prefer staying local, then the caravan site facilities are available free of charge, with the outdoor swimming pool heated to cater for the fussiest swimmer.

There is a children’s climbing frame, a tennis court and an indoor games room with pool table, noughts and crosses and table tennis.

Carden Park is a luxury hotel a short drive away and here you will find excellent facilities including a golf course, spa, a vineyard and a choice of restaurants and bars where you can sample the locally made wine.

This is a superb Cheshire cottage for family and friends to create fantastic memories, any time of year.

Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2) and dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric AGA (available October-April), electric double oven and two-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own pool towels
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage on request
  • Lawned garden with furniture and fishing lake
  • Shared use of on-site facilities inc. outdoor heated swimming pool (available May to Sept), children's play area (suitable for children aged 6-14) and tennis court
  • Shared games room with pool table and table tennis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 6 mins walk
  • Note: the garden overlooks a lake with no restrictions/fences to separate the two
  • Unfenced lake, pets to be kept away and children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: One internal step on ground floor
  • Note: Balls for tennis and table tennis available to buy at £1 each, racquets available free of charge, and pool table charged at 50p per game
  • Note: Property is situated on the owner’s touring caravan park
  • Note: Electric AGA available October-April
  • Note: Fishing is available free of charge, license and own equipment required.

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About the location

FARNDON

Chester 10 miles; Llangollen 19 miles.

The village of Farndon nestles quietly near the River Dee, approximately 10 miles south of Chester. The village was an important place historically and has been a site of conflict and cultural exchange since the Angles settled in the area in the 8th century. The border moved numerous times during the following centuries, placing Farndon alternately in Wales and England. Today visitors will find splendid little shops, as well as welcoming pubs, ideal for relaxing in with friends and family. Why not visit the Roman city of Chester with its famous 'Rows', excellent shopping and celebrated zoo? For those who like walking and outdoor activities, Snowdonia National Park is only a couple of hours drive away and is ideal for days out. Farndon is the perfect base from which to enjoy this beautiful and exciting region.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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