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The Shippon

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1051835)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by MeganMay 2022

  • "We have not long returned from an absolutely wonderful stay at The Shippon (Lower Farm Holiday Cottages)."

    We have stayed in a number of holiday cottages around Chester over the years and this was certainly one of the best we have ever stayed at. The location is fantastic and very easy to get to all the main attractions around Chester, but still with the feeling that you are out in the countryside. The facilities at the Lower Farm Cottages are perfect and The Orchard area is wonderful. Our children spent many a happy hour playing over there. The family who own the cottages are lovely and couldn't be more accommodating towards us. We can't wait to return and would certainly recommend these cottages to anyone looking for a home away from home near Chester.

    Reviewed by KatherineApr 2022

  • "The Shippon was absolutely super."

    Thank you for taking so much care.

    Reviewed by DianneMar 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Lovely! Spacious for us and our little boy. Close to alot of attractions /activities. There was a lovely welcome pack on our arrival and there was additional things in the cupboard to make our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable eg. Information packs, films and a box of toys for our little boy. Thank you for such a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by SianMar 2022

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    Every attention to detail. 5 Star decor, cleanliness, interior design, and the imaginatively kept garden. The hot tub is very welcome after a day out. And the nature cameras are lovely to watch. A real credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful location and exceeded expectations"

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2022

  • "Excellent stay!"

    The cottage had absolutely everything we could have wanted and more. Our two children loved the games, the orchard with toys, the hot tub and the novelty of a tv in their room. For us adults the location was perfect, the property exceedingly clean and everything so thought out. Thank you so much, we will be back.

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Has all home from home amenities! Beautifully furnished. Hot tub is a fab added extra! Chester and Cheshire Oaks are on the door step. Would highly recommend. This is my second stay and will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2022

  • "4 of us have just stayed here for 3 nights."

    I have stayed here before which is why I booked again. It’s perfect!! Clean and tidy and the hot tub is amazing! We asked if the hot tub could be turned up slightly, it wasn’t cold at all but we just like it that little bit warmer. It was turned up no issues. Chester centre is only a 10 minutes drive away, as is Cheshire Oaks so it’s in the perfect location. As we was going away with another couple the two bathrooms are so handy! The kitchen is fully equipped for everything you need to make food! Thankyou so much again for a perfect stay!

    Reviewed by SophieJan 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay in the Shippon over the new year period."

    The property was very well presented and immaculately clean. The welcome pack of tea,coffee, sugar, biscuits & milk was a lovely touch. Loved the hot tub, would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay."

    Perfect location - great facilities inside - we brought things along with us such as kitchen utensils and extra toiler paper but none of this was needed. Lovely deco Close to the Centre - we used a taxi that was in an information book left by the owners - this was a cheap price A lovely little welcome hamper filled with hot chocolate tea, coffee and biscuits - We thought this was a nice touch We had a perfect stay. Only point was one of the light bulbs in the large lights seemed to be out but as there was another large one, small one and spot lights it did not make a difference to our stay. Wonderful place - Highly recommend and will be coming back!!

    Reviewed by LydiaNov 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was really nice and accessible."

    It was well equipped with kitchen utensils, and the bathrooms very well maintained. The grounds were nice to wander. The owners were very helpful when we queried the wifi, which is very good when you get the signal. Our only criticism is the lounge seating was not really adequate for 4 adults. The corner settee would not seat 4 people.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Shippon."

    The cottage is immaculate with plenty of space and everything you need. The hot tub was great and our children enjoyed playing in the large garden. There is lots to do with children in the local area and we had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2021

  • "A lovely well maintained cottage which was perfect for a week with family."

    Hot tub was amazing and the owners were lovely. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay both the cottage and location was perfect with everything we needed."

    Only reason it’s a 4 star not 5 was the 10pm curfew for the hot tub was a bit early for us but we do understand why it’s in place and respected it.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Everything about the property was amazing, it was all exceptionally clean, the ..."

    Everything about the property was amazing, it was all exceptionally clean, the welcome pack was a lovely gesture and the owners were very friendly

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful relaxed holiday, the owners exceeded all expectations and made our holiday lovely."

    Reviewed by RebekahJun 2021

  • "Ideal location for the city and for a countryside feel."

    Very enjoyable and comfortable stay - Beautifully furnished to a high standard with a lovely private hot tub too. We will be returning :)

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Highly recommended to stay. We will be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "We stayed here for 4 nights and it was absolutely perfect!"

    The location was brilliant, so close to the city centre, Cheshire Oaks, the zoo, etc, but also far enough away to feel like a little country retreat. The cottage itself was beautiful, bed extremely comfortable and the hot tub was lovely. I would definitely recommend this place and we will be back ourselves. Thank you very much to the hosts for such a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful property and a fantastic location highly recommended!"

    ! Would stay again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by WillOct 2020

  • "Well equipped cottage and excellent location."

    Relaxed and recharged, thank you.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at The Shippon and would definately return."

    Loved the attention to detail in the cottage's features and decoration. The beds were comfortable and the location, whilst in the countryside, was only a 10-15 minute drive to all amenities and attractions. A perfect and relaxing break. Thanks.

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2020

  • "Just the lovely special touches milk wine water and an assortment of biscuits ..."

    Just the lovely special touches milk wine water and an assortment of biscuits jams tea and coffee all beautifully presented great owners who nothing was too much trouble for them all together made a terrific break

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2020

  • "We had a most relaxing break."

    The accommodation was FIRST CLASS ( 5 star standards). It was easy to find, close to everything, and far enough away not to impede on our experience. The amenities on site were brilliant. Easy safe parking.Gardens to relax in, decked area for shade. Rachel and Matt were very welcoming, their welcome pack was very tasteful, along with their brief of the surrounding area and places to go/visit, it helped our overall experience. Can't find any faults.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing and even better than we had hoped!"

    The extras the owners had left on arrival were very much appreciated. The owners went out of their way to help us when we needed advice again really appreciated. The cottage was so central for everything but tucked away enough to feel like you were in the middle of the country. We enjoyed the Zoo which is literally on your doorstep. The Ice cream farm was a hit with not only my 2-year-old granddaughter but all of us! There are plenty of local pubs offering delicious food but if we wanted to cook for ourselves, the supermarkets were very close. We visited Cheshire Oaks a few times and got some great bargains. Finally, it was lovely to relax in the pristine hot tub after being out all day, then getting a good night sleep in the super comfy beds. I would highly recommend these cottages; I don't think anyone would be disappointed. Thank you so much, exceptional value for money.

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2020

  • "Great location base with good facilities including Netflix."

    We had a fab family holiday and the kids loved the Hot tub.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "We recently visited this cottage and were very impressed."

    The welcome supplies including cereal, milk and fizzy wine were really appreciated. The location of the cottage was excellent being around 2 miles from Cheshire Oaks and around 5 miles from Zoo and Chester. The cottage was well equipped with dishwasher and appropriate supplies. The Netflix was greatly appreciated by the kids and we loved being able to watch catch up TV via IPlayer and 4OD. WiFi speed was adequate for our needs. There was a selection of things to entertain our boys too. Nice orchard with fruit trees to play in. Only suggestions were that under sofa and beds needed vacuumed otherwise cleaning was spot on. Would also suggest as no laundry that might be benefit in providing different towels for use with hot tub so that could segregate and keep bathroom ones dry for only showering.

    Reviewed by CraigJul 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at The Shippon."

    The accommodation was clean and well equipped, including some little extras that we weren't expecting! Thank you for making our holiday so relaxing.

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2020

  • "The house is absolutely stunning, the hosts extremely accommodating and the extra touches outstanding."

    We had a fantastic time at the Shippon and will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Jul 2020

  • "Amazing lodge, would highly recommend."

    Perfect facilities and location

    Jul 2020

  • "What a lovely place!"

    Really well decorated and spacious, comfy sofa and bed, well equipped kitchen and lovely hot tub. Little extras provided by the hosts really made the holiday, and we will definitely be booking to go again. Couldn’t fault it at all!

    Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent in every way,we had everything that was essential to our daily needs."

    The welcome pack full of goodies for all the family to enjoy was really appreciated but didn't expect it so lovely surprise, The family were lovely, very welcoming and they also let us use apples from their trees too which were nice of them. The hot tub was fantastic,there were even your own slippers n robes for each family member to use going to and from the hot tub area which was a great idea. We will be certainly making this one of our favourite cottages and recommending these cottages to friends n family, can't wait for our next visit to the Shippon. Thank you Matt, Rachel n Olivia it was lovely meeting you all.

    Mrs AshcroftJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC (both bedrooms have zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car and additional parking maybe available on request
  • Gated front courtyard with seating and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Within 2 miles of Hoole
  • Four pubs serving food within 2 miles
  • Chester city centre 5 miles away
  • Note: Hot tub available to use until 10pm
  • Note: Check in is after 4pm.

The property

Set in the Cheshire countryside in Picton, not far from the homely suburb of Upton-by-Chester is this delightful ground-floor cottage, The Shippon.

Set between its neighbours on either side, it is a perfect spot for a country getaway with your loved ones and friends.

Begin by coming into the social hub of the property, the open-plan living space, head left and sink into the corner sofa before the Smart TV, a great spot to wind down in at the end of the day.

Move across to the kitchen where you'll be preparing picnics for walks out in nearby nature, or cooking an evening meal for the group to be served up on the wooden dining table.

Use this space for gathering round to plan the rest of your trip, or spread out with a board game.

To either side of the living space are the two super-king-size bedrooms, both benefiting from en-suite bathrooms and zip/link beds, so you can request for them to be twin rooms instead, great for accommodating different party setups.

Expect to find exposed brick walls and wooden ceiling beams throughout, as well as bespoke features like the rope light fitting feature.

Relax out in the hot tub in the front enclosed courtyard, it can't get better that this!

Enjoy the surrounding countryside for walks, or take a trip into the Roman city of Chester for some sightseeing.

Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked with Refs. 974556, 974561, and 1051836, together sleeping 12 guests.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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