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Granary Cottage

Brown Knowl near Bickerton, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 26632)

  • Granary Cottage - (Ref. 26632)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Sandstone Trail Cottages

These two heart-warming bolt holes embrace a countryside location in the small village of Brown Knowl, Cheshire. Surrounded by Cheshire Countryside, the cottages have beautiful view of Bickerton Hills managed by the National Trust. Appointed perfectly for cosy weekends in, and placed ideally for discovering the fantastic opportunities nearby, the Sandstone Trail Cottages are the ideal spot to enjoy a break in this astounding area. Both benefit from welcoming and rustic open-plan living areas, fully equipped with everything from all of the necessary kitchen appliances to a wonderfully warming spot to kick back and make the most of the Blu-ray player, Smart TV and bluetooth speaker - setting you up brilliantly for your Cheshire cottage break. Both bedrooms are immaculately dressed to a hotel-like finish and boasting super king-size beds. When the sun comes out, take a stroll into the pleasing garden, set with a well-kept lawn and a patio to choose from, either spot is ideal for enjoying a refreshing drink whilst taking in your idyllic location. The Sandstone Trail in which these cottages are named after runs nearby, showcasing some of the most scenic walking in the region. Further afield you can visit the striking city of Chester and make the most of its multitude of quality amenities, history and plenty of activities to keep you occupied. A pair of comforting cottages conveniently located for exploring Cheshire and all that it can offer.

The property

Granary Cottage was originally a grain store for the old bakery buildings attached.

Demolished six years ago, it has been rebuilt using the old bricks for the facade.

Its heart-warming living areas, wonderful mezzanine and en-suite bedroom and the fabulous location make this an ideal base for a memorable break with your loved one.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 26631, together they can sleep four people.


One bedroom: 1 x super king-size zip/link (can be twins on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Eco heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, Delonghi Coffee Machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, Smart TV with freeview, Blu-ray player, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and toiletries inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Enclosed Garden with BBQ, patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared car charging point for Type 2 EV
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Warm Dog Shower, Dog Cage if requested
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles.

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About the location


Chester 13 miles

Bickerton is one of the few remaining lowland heaths in Cheshire. It's a place of wild and rugged tranquility, with open heath, woodland, and splendid views towards distant hills. It has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its lowland heath plants and wildlife. In addition to the SSSI, Hether Wood is a Site of Biological Importance and a great place to find a quiet spot to walk in amongst the sweet chestnut, birch, oak, rowan and beech trees. The red sandstone of the area comes dramatically to the surface across the landscape. An Iron Age fort, Maiden Castle, a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance lies at the highest point of the hill - 212m above sea level. On a fine day you can see all the way to the Welsh mountains. The castle was built at Bickerton between 500 and 600 BC, and was probably still occupied when the Romans arrived in Britain. The whole site would have been a bustling settlement with stone and timber buildings, trackways and livestock enclosures. Today you can still see the two semi-circular ramparts that were used to defend the settlement. A short drive away you can visit Beeston Castle, explore the stunning Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, or spend an afternoon at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre. Delamere Forest is great for picnics and birdwatching, and there are several walking and cycle routes to be enjoyed too. The Historic City of Chester can be reached in less than half an hour. You can walk the perimeter of the city on the original Roman walls, discover the amphitheatre and visit the city’s wonderful cathedral. It is great for shopping and dining out, offering a good selection of restaurants and quirky cafes, as well as bars and pubs where you can sample the local nightlife. As well as exploring Cheshire and Chester, you can easily venture across the border into North Wales!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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