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South Tower Cottage

(Ref. 1007701)

Capesthorne near Macclesfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our recent stay at South Tower Cottage."

    Upon arrival it was spotlessly clean, and we found it to be very spacious. It was the perfect base for us to explore Cheshire for a few days, we didn’t get chance to walk around the grounds due to weather and time constraints but this just means we will have to visit again. As others have stated, the welcome tray was a bit lacklustre, a cafetière with nothing provided to be able to use it, and a new toilet seat is needed for the top bathroom. I would’ve found it useful as well to have access to a hoover and been provided with a dishcloth but this does not put me off wanting to return again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and have noted your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindzi5.0Oct 2023

  • "It is a large, beautiful estate, peaceful, and relaxing with lots of things to see around."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back here again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vladimir4.7Oct 2023

  • "Gorgeous grounds with this property, bed in top bedroom needs a new mattress, and a new toilet seat I'm the loo!"

    We love it at Capesthorne Hall! But we'd prefer one with less stairs! The South Tower was the only one we could book for the dates we wanted to go!

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look at the points you have raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay, the tower has everything you need and the grounds are great to walk around."

    Only criticism would be to make sure the little things are there ie: salt in the salt pot, dishcloth and more than one toilet roll for a 5 night stay.

    Hi Dianna, Thank you so much for your feedback. We have noted your comments and will ensure these are in place in the future. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianna4.4Sep 2023

  • "A cottage befitting of its location in the grounds of a stately home with beautiful soft furnishings, relaxing bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms."

    Lovely views from all windows of the surrounding estate, and although we didn't use it, it was good to have a private garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the cottage which was well located to access the surrounding area. The only negative was the welcome tray which, laid out with water bottles, sachets of coffee (and a cafetiere?), 1 tea bag, little pots of milk, and two pack biscuits was more like a hotel room tray and not in keeping with the quality of the cottage. It compared badly to the treats, usually locally produced, that owners have left out to welcome us to other cottages we have stayed in. Obviously this didn't spoil our stay but given the attention to detail in the furnishing of the property and the stunning location it was somewhat disappointing.

    Thank you for your feedback, which is appreciated. We have noted your comments on the welcome tray and hope to welcome you back here again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful accomodation I fantastic surroundings."

    Perfect really. Steep stairs but it is a tower. Will recommend for sure. Capesthorne is a wonderful estate. Walks in grounds were an added bonus. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in South Tower and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andreana5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    We had an amazing time. Accommodation was fantastIc and the Hall and grounds were great to spend the day walking around. The beds were so amazingly comfy and loved the little garden. One minor thing was no soap/shower gel but that’s was a very minor thing over the course of a fabulous weekend. Thank you so much.

    Hi Sophie, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at South Tower and hope to welcome you back some time in the future. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loved the house."

    It was so comfortable and quiet. The grounds were lovely. We don’t know what it would be like if there were a wedding on - it would probably be a bit noisy, but for us it was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful, peaceful and very comfortable property in a wonderful location."

    The grounds were lovely and the surrounding area is excellent for walking. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at South Tower Cottage and hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely place to relax."

    Great facilities, nice and modern and very comfortable. Shops are not too far away. It was nice to walk through the gardens. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at South Tower, Capesthorne Hall and hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vishal5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at South Tower Cottage."

    The house is even nicer than it looks in the photos! It is huge with two bedrooms, bathrooms, separate living and dining rooms and a kitchen. Everything was clean and very comfortable. It was great to have the grounds to explore (the house is only open to the public on Sunday and Monday). Highly recommended. One minor warning for guests is to be alert when driving on the long driveway; there were a couple of rather fast drivers who preferred to overtake on the grass rather than use the passing places.

    Your feedback is appreciated, thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tristan5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a delightful place to stay, we came because we needed a rest and it was the perfect setting."

    Our accommodation was beautifully furnished and very clean, with gorgeous views of the grounds and old chapel. Enjoyed eating outside in our own private garden and also wandering down to the lake in the evening with a glass of wine. Hope it’s not too long before we can come back again!

    Thank you for your feedback which is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Oct 2022

  • "The location was outstanding with beautiful walks and interesting places to visit."

    The cottage was well presented with very comfortable rooms. The beds and duvets provided a really luxurious sleep. We would certainly like to visit again.

    We value your feedback, thank you. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property was immaculately clean with lovely views of the grounds of Capesthorne Hall from all the windows."

    It is ideal for 2 couples staying as the two bedrooms are on different floors and both have their own bathroom. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, only missing a washing machine, although we would have appreciated better quality pans. There was a small welcome pack of coffee and tea, biscuits, water and a bottle of prosecco. Washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets were also provided. The location was very peaceful as the grounds are only open to the public 2 afternoons a week, we enjoyed lovely quiet walks and runs through the grounds, around the lake and through the woods. The Hall itself is well worth a visit on the afternoons that it is open to the public. We had a very enjoyable week here and can absolutely recommend.

    Thank you. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Apr 2022

  • "We have stayed at Capesthorne Hall a few times when we have been working in the area, and it's always a delight to return after a day's work."

    The properties are beautifully furnished, extremely comfortable, and set within magnificent grounds.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again very soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Thank you

    Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kat4.1Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Beautiful grounds. Super friendly staff. Amazing holiday only wish we could’ve stayed longer!

    Thank you. We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, would thoroughly recommend staying there."

    Very comfortable, beds, lovely thick fluffy towels, spacious, wonderful gardens to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a wonderful location, for us."

    You do have to travel to do anything; but as this location was close to family, it was awesome. Plenty of living space for a 2 bed facility Lots of outside space for the children to roam, safely and explore. Would have no problems in highly recommending this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jun 2021

  • "Probably the fridge should have a freezer compartment."

    Also warn older clients that the stairs are quite steep.

    Dear Shirley, thank you for your feedback. We have now purchased a small worktop freezer for South Tower cottage and will ask Sykes to amend the description to mention the steep stairs. I do hope you get the chance to stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Sep 2020

  • "Luxurious, spacious and stylish accommodation."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lovely surroundings with great walks.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous stay at the cottage in the grounds of Capesthorne Hall."

    This was where we married in 2006 and we loved going back to visit. Great location, short drive from nearest town and the grounds are beautiful, perfect for kids to run around or romantic walks in the woods and around the lake. The cottage has everything you need, very well equipped kitchen and generally throughout. The decor is lovely, clearly a lot of thought went into the design of each room and it is stylish but very comfortable also. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The cottage was spotless and everything was super clean, clearly important at the present time. We will definitely be going back to stay here!

    Reviewed by Esme4.7Aug 2020

  • "After a terrible trip with motorway delays it was great to finally arrive at South Tower to such lovely accommodation."

    All info emailed in advance re how to get into the Hall grounds. Lovely dining room and lounge, kitchen has everything you need with views over the grass towards the lake. Lovely small private garden. Great bedrooms and bathrooms. I would say there’s alot of stairs in the property in case people struggle or have small children. My parents stayed at the lakeside cottage, smaller living space , no views and next to the bigger property for 12 so not ideal if that’s booked as likely to be noisy. Nice to mooch around the grounds and woodland area too. They were filming an advert in the grounds during our stay.m for one day. We were given prior notice and left some Prosecco on our doorstep as it over ran. Nice touch. South tower was a great base for us and we would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Despite "corporate" nature of owners, very friendly, very helpful and will be recommending this accommodation to my friends."

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Feb 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.3 miles, pub within 3.4 miles
  • Note: The property is situated on a estate that frequently holds weddings and events
  • Note: You will be required to provide the names of each party member and your vehicle registration numbers for security purposes
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £200
  • Please note: There is a camera close to South Tower which overlooks the garden gate to the property
  • This camera does have sound with it and its purpose is to monitor traffic passing under the archway adjacent to the property.

The property

Macclesfield 6.5 miles.

This enchanting cottage can be found settled amongst the wonder of the heritage building of Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.

In easy reach of the Peak District National Park, it makes a delightful base for a group looking for an outdoor adventure to this scenic area of England.

Walking through the signposted gate and past your private garden, enter into the hallway and choose to take a seat in the sitting room where you can unwind on the sofa or one of the snug tub chairs beneath the character high ceilings, whilst the television provides entertainment for your evening.

The kitchen is a contemporary area hosting a wide selection of amenities to assist you in your home-cooking when you're not exploring the delicious eateries of Alderley Edge or Macclesfield.

Come together in the dining room for a board game and some quality family time, before sitting down for an evening feast lovingly prepared and toast to your holiday.

On the first floor you can find a delightful twin room, and a beautifully finished shower room for you to freshen up in, while the second floor holds the impressive king-size room which benefits from an en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate shower, altogether making a superb layout for a family of four.

Spend some time in the garden in the summer months, choosing to dine alfresco under the sunset; the perfect way to end your action-packed days.

Explore the surrounding areas like Alderley Edge, a quaint village with a bold nickname of ‘Britain’s Champagne capital’ being home to the rich and famous, as well as charming shops and businesses and wonderful eateries producing top class food.

Or why not head to the town of Macclesfield for the day, enjoy the bustling town centre and treat yourself to some shopping or catch a film at the cinema on a rainy day.

For those who want to be in the heart of the outdoors, pop over to the Peak District for endless incredible scenery, hills and fells for all abilities, and stunning wildlife too.

South Tower Cottage is a wonderful retreat to base your exploration of the wonders of Cheshire and beyond.

Note: This property can be booked with PR 1021414 & 1021415, together sleeping 20 people

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Alderley Edge 4 miles. Prestbury 4 miles

Macclesfield is a market town and civil parish resting in Cheshire, England, on the outer fringes of the Peak District National Park. Boasting a wide range of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience, as well as some shops and supermarkets for picking up any last-minute essentials and indulging in a shopping spree, also offering the Macclesfield Golf Club for enjoying a friendly game. The Peak District National Park offers a large number of country sites with ample walking and cycling opportunities. Further afield is the thriving city of Manchester which boasts plenty of popular tourist attractions, including Old Trafford stadium if you're a Manchester United fan, the popular theatre and art museum The Lowry and even family-friendly activities such as SEA LIFE Manchester. Macclesfield is a delightful choice for friends, families and couples seeking to explore this wonderful area of Cheshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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