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The Dairy

(Ref. 974556)

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."


    Reviewed by DanielNov 2023

  • "Quite simply fabulous!"

    Beautifully presented with quality decor and furnishings. Plenty of space, quiet. Hot tub was a bonus, just a shame the weather wasn't conducive to using it. The bottle of prosecco was a particularly nice touch. If I could give 11 out of 10 I would.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Dairy, very clean and tidy, the welcome pack provided was very informative and helpful, lots of things to do for children and adults in the local area, the story book trail in the orchard was a lovely touch HIghly recommend for anyone wanting to stay on the outskirts of town."

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you very much, Harry, Nadine and Darcy

    Reviewed by HarryJul 2023

  • "Cottage immaculate and well maintained."

    Hot tub excellent. Staff very friendly and a lovely orchard where we were allowed to pick fruit. A little remote and not much walking from location but most things just a couple of miles away. Go to Bache station for trains to Chester and Liverpool.Good service and great value with travel day pass.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2023

  • "Excellent stay ,highly recommended."

    Due too planning permission lounge can be a bit dim so would recommend a couple of table lamps could be a help

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at the dairy, it is a beautiful property in a lovely rural area but also close by to major attractions such as Chester zoo."

    The property had everything you needed and was really well equipped! We loved the hot tub and relaxing in it in the evenings after a busy day. The large communal grass area was great for our 2 year old to run around on. Great place to stay and would stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by EllieMay 2023

  • "Thank you for a great stay in The Dairy."

    Perfect in every way. Will definitely be back later in the year.

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, spotlessly clean and well maintained."

    The accommodation is peaceful and secluded, yet in close proximity of tourist attractions, cities and coastal areas Particularly enjoyed watching the owl cam, would love to know how many eggs hatched and fledged.

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at the dairy cottage spotless comfy everything you need lots ..."

    Had a lovely stay at the dairy cottage spotless comfy everything you need lots close by hot tub was a lovely bonus enjoyed watching the live tv feed especially the barn owls would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2023

  • "We were so impressed with the cottage, we loved the location, the surroundings, the barn owl & alpaca cam, the orchard and the hottub."

    The cottage has been converted to a very high standard and is well furnished and equipped. It's a perfect place to chill out. We loved it and will be back. Thanks for the goodies too, inc tea coffee, biscuits and a bottle of bubbly.

    Reviewed by BarrieMar 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage lovely surroundings Good area for things to do Little extras left for stay Warm ( too warm at times underfloor heating seemed set could not alter or find booklet so opened windows but hate wasting energy) No sharp knives to cut food ?"

    Enjoyed the owl, bird, alpaca cams x

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing little getaway, so tranquil and peaceful!"

    Highly recommend to all age groups.

    Reviewed by JonnyOct 2022

  • "Very clean & accommodating"

    Reviewed by JazzOct 2022

  • "Stunning accommodation, had everything we needed and more to make it a cosy stay."

    Was very peaceful which was exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful grounds also. Great location, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AmySep 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing, very homely would definitely be coming back again."

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2022

  • "Everything surpassed our expectations."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2022

  • "The photos don't do the property justice."

    Just outside Chester but nicely in the country, with owl cam so you can watch the owl babies. It was beautifully decorated and spotless. Complimentary milk, tea coffee and prosecco for our arrival Robes & slippers provided to use to/from hot tub with complimentary bath/shower goodies.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in great location especially enjoyed the access to the orchard."

    Well equipped, very comfortable. the hot tub was excellent and well maintained.Owner very friendly and helpful Would highly recommend this accommodation. Lots to visit nearby such as the zoo, aquarium, Chester and Chester Oaks

    Reviewed by JacquiJul 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay, will definitely will be returning Thankyou x"

    Reviewed by EllieJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the dairy great location."

    Loved the garden area our grandchildren would have loved it. Only silly niggle would have loved to use a teapot but that's personel preferable. Hopefully we will be back.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Just disappointed there was no coffee maker, not even a cafetière! Everything else was perfect!

    Reviewed by ChristianaApr 2022

  • "Was a lovely place to stay and was very relaxing and would definitely rebook and ..."

    Was a lovely place to stay and was very relaxing and would definitely rebook and loved how although the location is rural it’s very close to all amenities with in about a 5 minute drive

    Reviewed by ZoeApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable, great location, definitely will go again."

    Perfect stay, loved the hot tub

    Reviewed by MaxineApr 2022

  • "Brilliant conversion."

    Exceptionally comfortable and equipped. Great location, nice and quiet to enjoy a few days away with a walm hot tub.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Everything was excellent."

    The property was exceptionally clean. It was also comfortable and had everything that we needed. The hot-tub was fantastic. We used it everyday. The Dairy was ideally situated, meaning that it's in the country so quite peaceful, but with shops, etc. only a short drive away. The property is a credit to it's owner for sure. Will be considering going back.

    Reviewed by JulianMar 2022

  • "Incredible!"

    The property owners couldn’t provide you with any more of they tried! We had a great games night with the games in the lodge, perfect location so close to everything ! Well worth the money would definitely go back !

    Reviewed by LaurenMar 2022

  • "Relaxing location with a very well equipped cottage very clean and well presented."

    Hot tub a nice extra

    Reviewed by KevinJan 2022

  • "Very nice house, well looked after, decorated and clean."

    We loved it

    Reviewed by AnaJan 2022

  • "The Dairy is an absolutely amazing property with loads of amazing facilities and a location to be envious of."

    The property itself is so cosy, and the location is great for any Tourist attractions like the Zoo and Chester itself. Rachel and Matt were both very friendly and have both spoken to ourselves to ensure we had the best experience whilst at The Dairy. The hot tub is a great addition, and as the cottages are in the Countryside, you really can just relax and immerse yourself in the stars above, with little noise around. We also both loved Channel 800 and enjoyed watching the Alpacas and Owl visiting!

    Reviewed by LaurenJan 2022

  • "Beautiful property!"

    Very homely, clean and all the facilities you could want for a short break:) We really enjoyed our stay and will be recommending to friends and family:)

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2021

  • "Great place for a uk holiday."

    Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a nice quiet place, but so close to surrounding attractions, with lots to do."

    Perfect little break away no matter what time of year. We’ve already booked to come again and can’t wait.

    Reviewed by ChloeNov 2021

  • "We had such a lovely week staying at The Dairy."

    It was spotlessly clean and had all the home comforts you could want plus little touches like washing up liquid and salt and pepper, which were really helpful. The hot tub was wonderful, so nice to sit and gaze up at the stars in the evening after a day of exploring the area. The property is in a lovely rural location, but only a few minutes drive and you can get to Cheshire Oaks for shopping, eating out & the cinema. The owl/ alpaca cam on the tv was a great touch, we loved watching the birds feeding in the mornings. A fantastic property, we would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2021

  • "Matt was very understanding about our unsureness about whether to visit the property because of the issue with the petrol problem but he assured us we wouldn't have a problem and thankfully we didn't."

    We appreciated a very nice welcome pack. The Dairy was very clean and we didn't have any issues with the property itself but we did find the parking a bit tight. You certainly needed to reverse in. Maybe a casserole dish would be useful. The location was very convenient for Chester, Liverpool & North Wales. It was just unfortunate the weather wasn't brilliant.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Lovely, clean and well maintained cottage."

    Had a fantastic stay and wouldn't hesitate in recommended the cottages to friends and family. Friendly owners on hand if needed. Peaceful and quiet location but very close to local amenities and attractions. Some lovely pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean and comfortable but there are a couple of points I would like to make."

    The kitchen had a fridge but no cupboard to store food you didn't want in the fridge or out in the open. For me personally and possibly other older people I found the settee very low and was unable to get up from it meaning I had to sit on a hard dining chair all the time. A slightly higher easy chair would be appreciated if only in one accommodation.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "We really loved our stay!"

    It was in the perfect location being so close to the city centre as well as other attractions. The recommendations in the book provided were brilliant and we particularly loved the owl cam (even though they weren’t nesting at the time) we thought this was such a lovely touch!

    Reviewed by AdeleAug 2021

  • "Beautiful spotless cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything. The hot tub is great. Fantastic weekend away.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very clean good location for access to Chester. Great shopping at Cheshire Oaks-15 minutes drive away. Book on local area and activities available provided by owners very helpful. Written instructions on how to use cooking appliances good. Have stayed other cottages where this was not available. Electricity went off one day Matt responded straightaway and fixed. Hot tub- fabulous immaculately clean and checked daily for bacteria/water quality. King size bed that converts to singles added bonus as allowed my friends to visit and stay overnight without extra charges. Pre- arranged with owners. Only one negative if u want to cook and eat in a serving dish, pyrex basin, and salad bowl would be handy. For real coffee drinkers like myself-there was no caffettiere. However l always bring my own. Overall a great place to stay, would certainly go back and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Superb ,all the extras provided were much appreciated."

    The hot tub was very relaxing after busy days. Although out in the country it was only ten minutes from the park and ride and main Chester railway station.will certainly stay at the Dairy again.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "The whole accommodation was amazing."

    They have everything down to a T & the location is perfect as well. It was so clean & quiet which is exactly what you want when you come away to relax. The only recommendation I have is that it would be good to have a cover/canopy over the hot tub as it’s weather permitting at the moment, and we’d have probably used it twice as much if it didn’t rain so much!! Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by KiraJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in the perfect location and was clean and modern."

    Small details had been considered like providing washing up liquid, cling film, kitchen foil, etc. The hot tub was maintained daily and we really made the most out of it. Would absolutely stay again and bring the kids next time. Would recommend to anyone, exceptional venue.

    Reviewed by BenJun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our time in the cottage."

    Highly recommend anyone who’s looking to get away to Chester give it a try!!

    Reviewed by OzMay 2021

  • "Lovely finished cottage."

    Very clean and nice touch with the prceco, coffee, milk etc. Would return again

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "Excellent stay in a very well equipped cottage."

    The owners have thought to provide everything for a comfortable and safe stay . The welcome basket and bubbly was a lovely surprise. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Had our first family getaway in this lovely cottage for 6 nights."

    Great location, lovely room and furnishings and beautiful grounds, with the hot tub out front. Highly recommend and will be back again!

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation great owners would recommend to anyone."


    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning and very comfortable."

    It was well equiped with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The welcome folder had lots of useful information about Chester and things to do in the local area. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub which was ready to use as soon as we arrived. We will definitely stay again. There were lots of little touches which made our stay even more special like a bottle of prosecco, pot of local honey and some mince pies which were delicious.

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2020

  • "The Dairy was such a fabulous cottage and was everything we could have asked for."

    It’s location is great to get to all the Chester/Cheshire attractions and the cottage itself is beautiful! Really modern but still with original beams and features is a great combination, and the extra touches that Matt and Rachel leave for guests really does exceed expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dairy and would love to book there again in the future! Thank you Matt and Rachel.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "Wonderful location, property was clean and beautifully presented, the little touches like the milk and water in the fridge made a real difference."

    All together a wonderful holiday which we enjoyed so much we’re already thinking about booking again in the spring. My only gripes are the steps into the hot tub made it difficult to get in and out, they could do with being smaller and more of them, and the sofa in the living area could be a bit bigger!

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Brilliant place to stay would highly recommend to all lovely and clean and everything you need for your stay very relaxing with having a hot tub."

    Can't wait to go back A************

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Best self catering we have stayed in so far."

    The owners left all the basics you would need for a stay including biscuits, water, milk and tea bags. A bottle of fizz in the fridge was a nice surprise too. Hot tub was easy to use although our only suggestion would be a light a bit closer to the actual hot tub as it was dark when we used it for the first time and maybe a couple of hooks to hang robes on. Comfy beds and amazing shower!

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2020

  • "Loved the stay at the diary !"

    Would 100% stay again !

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2020

  • "A lot of thought has gone into this place, from kitchen equipment to the outside with flowers picnic tables and a lovely orchard."

    I loved picking plums and apples and actually having the equipment to be able to make a crumble. Also appreciated wine milk and welcome basket.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "The Diary was in a tiny village on the outskirts of Chester, near to Cheshire Oaks designer outlet and Chester zoo."

    It's a very well equipped cottage with everything you could need and was finished to a very high standard. We slept better there than we do at home. That may have been in part down to relaxing in the hot tub after exploring during the day. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation and friendly owners ."

    .would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Would highly recommend."

    To friends and family

    Reviewed by ShaunAug 2020

  • "The holiday and the cottage was brilliant!"

    Loved everything about it. The location, atmosphere, place, amenities especially the private hot tub! I would 100% recommend for a couple looking for a getaway. Everything was a smooth transition in terms of getting there to retrieving the keys and even leaving. Amazing and would definitely go again. This was an alternative as our holiday abroad got canceled due to the pandemic and it was perfect. There was great things to do close by too. We visited Chester Zoo, the designer outlet and also did a day trip to Liverpool!

    Reviewed by PriteshJul 2020

  • "Honestly the most perfect little getaway!"

    Me and my partner loved every part of it, a lovely cottage, extremely clean and the hot tub right on the doorstep was amazing! Will definitely be returning at some point. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by StephJul 2020

  • "This was a last minute decision and find, having had our trip to Italy cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation."

    We had a wonderful time, in a lovely property, going out and about getting to know the area. It was a much needed break and we very much hope to be back before long. The only downside was that we were a bit slow off the mark using the hot tub......that will not be the case when we return!!

    Reviewed by HilaryMar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, modern and stylish and Rachel and Matt provided everything you would need and more for a self catering getaway and the hot tub was great!"

    The location was excellent.

    Reviewed by HollyMar 2020

  • "I took my girlfriend as a surprise for her birthday and when we arrived her face was a picture she was blown away, the cottage was absolutely amazing and I will be visiting again, I emailed about putting rose petals on the bed and rachel was very helpful!"

    Reviewed by JackJan 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect getaway break, excellent location and the place itself was amazing."

    Everywhere was so clean and hot tub was great.. will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x super-king-size with TV (zip/link, can be twin upon request) and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private courtyard with hot tub and communal lawned gardens with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Four pubs serving food within 2 miles
  • Within 2 miles of Hoole
  • Chester city centre 5 miles
  • Note: There is a stream to the front of the property, please take care
  • Note: Hot tub available to use until 10pm
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Please be advised this property is only able to accept Monday and Friday check-ins

The property

Set amongst three other delightful terraced dwellings, The Dairy can be found in the rural setting of Cheshire, perfect for a romantic retreat with your loved one.

Step inside to find a glorious open-plan living space, with high ceilings and oak beams, this cottage holds plenty of charm and character.

Within the open-plan space there is a contemporary-styled kitchen, home to a selection of usual amenities, a dining area where you can enjoy a romantic meal and a plush sitting area where you can unwind for a relaxing evening in with the Smart TV providing entertainment.

Catch up on your sleep in the super-king-size bedroom, also benefiting from its own TV and en-suite shower room, it makes a perfect place to rest in between adventures.

Find your own private hot tub to the front of the property, where you can spend some time stargazing, or take a seat in the communal lawned garden with a chilled beverage in hand where you can observe the far-reaching country lands.

The Dairy is a delightful base from which to explore the North West of England with your loved one.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1051836, 974561 and 1051835, together sleeping 12 people.

Lower Farm Holiday Cottages

Resting in the peaceful hamlet of Picton are the four charming terraced dwellings of Lower Farm Holiday Cottages. Suitable to sleep up to twelve people, they provide captivating accommodation for a family gathering or getaway with friends, ideal for exploring both the countryside and the historic excitement of Cheshire. Each of the properties boasts an open-plan living space with high ceilings and traditional features, making great spots to gather in individual groups for some quiet family time or to come together to celebrate a wonderful holiday. Two of the properties also benefit from hot tubs, so you can soak in your scenery from the relaxing waters, or choose to spend some time on the lawned area with a picnic in the summer months when you're not exploring the local delicacies of the area. With exposed brick walls, beams and wooden furnishings, each of the properties holds its own rustic charm amongst contemporary fixtures and features to assist you in your self-catering requirements. Wander up the steps to the owner's Orchard where you can relax in the sun and when in season sample the fruit or take some back home with you. Later on do some star gazing at night, but make sure to keep an eye out for the Barn Owls, as there are several mating pairs in the area. Within close reach by car is the Roman city of Chester well known for being one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain; complete the circuit of the Walls, wander along the Rows with their black and white timbered galleries, visit the historic Amphitheatre, or have a classic day out at Chester Races. A wide range of attractions are ideally situated near these lovely dwellings including Chester Zoo, one of the top attractions and most visited zoo in the UK, Blue Planet Aquarium show-casing Europe’s largest collection of sharks through their 71 metre underwater tunnel, or indulge in some shopping at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Coliseum Leisure Park, where you can pick up some bargains and then catch a film at the cinema after or maybe a game of ten-pin bowling. Lower Farm Holiday Cottages provide the best of both the tranquil countryside and bustling city life, perfect for your retreat to this area of Cheshire.

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About the location


  • Liverpool 17 miles
  • Manchester 36 miles

Chester has quite rightly been described as 'the jewel of the North-West of England'. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the city is that within a very small area there is evidence of every period of history - from the old walls and amphitheatre of Roman times, through medieval churches, Elizabethan timber-framed townhouses and Georgian terraces, to Victorian restorations and 21st century architecture. The city has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping in and around the famous Tudor 'Rows' and lovely walks along the Roman Walls, beside the River Dee and through the picturesque Grosvenor Park. Explore Chester's beautiful medieval cathedral, visit Chester Racecourse or spend a day at the world renowned Chester Zoo. Further afield, the stunning Welsh mountains and coastline, the quaint market towns and villages of Cheshire and the Wirral Peninsula with its first class golf courses, are all within easy touring distance, whilst frequent rail services make Liverpool, Manchester and the North Wales coast readily accessible.

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Please note: on the 10th March 2020 from 9am-9:30am - 3:30pm-4pm the electricity at the property will be interrupted due to Scottish Power cutting down trees.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas