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Chambers Pig Cotes

Macclesfield Forest, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 990987)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful property."

    Facilities spot on and more. Views fantastic. Lovely people

    Reviewed by KayOct 2021

  • "The cottage is very spacious, with everything you could possibly need."

    There are several walks directly from the door and many others nearby.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion which was spotlessly clean."

    Well equipped, and in particular has a very comfortable bed and amazing shower. Kitchen spacious and has all you might need and more. The countryside around and about is stunning. We managed a number of walks with our dogs, but the weather was very hot! which meant we couldn't get out and about as much as we would have liked. Gin distillery on the doorstep. The hosts, En and John, were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2021

  • "WiFi connectivity can be a bit problematic especially when the clouds ceiling is low."

    This is not a direct reflection on the WiFi facilities offered by the cottage. We did have a reception on most of the days, but if anyone expects lightning speed connection, then first please consider where the cottage is placed. The owner resolved the WiFi connectivity without any issues at all. Thank you!

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2021

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, very peaceful & good walks on the doorstep."

    Small pub very short walk & they serve good pub food. Great farm shop half a mile away. I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage- excellent location - perfect get away for walks in amazing countryside literally in the doorstep."

    Very high standard of facilities in this accommodation which was comfortable and clean. Friendly welcome by the hosts who were on hand if needed. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by TeresaJun 2021

  • "Very friendly hosts better lighting would be appreciated very positive experience beautiful countryside And ."

    ....we had sunshine!!!

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - perfect location!"

    Couldn’t ask for more really.

    Reviewed by BelindaMay 2021

  • "This is a lovely barn conversion."

    The owners live next door and are there should you need them, and very discreet if you don’t. They are absolutely lovely. Especially Thankyou for putting up with our grumpy rescue dog. The barn is really comfortable and is furnished and stocked with everything you need. If you enjoy reading this is an absolute paradise. Loads of walks straight from the door . We didn’t have to move our car at all . There is a farm shop not far away along a footpath, and also a walking route up to the cat and fiddle should you fancy a visit to the famous landmark. Very clean , very well presented , lovely owners, lovely walks from the door.

    Reviewed by MelvynMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very warm and cosy and far more spacious than expected."

    It was a bit dark inside and not a lot of natural light so you needed the lights on. The owners were very discreet but we’re very helpful if needed, and brilliant with dogs.

    Reviewed by VirginiaMay 2021

  • "This is wonderful self catering accommodation in a fantastic area for exploring the Peak District."

    En and John gave us a very warm welcome, and ensured that our stay was as comfortable as possible. We would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by PatsyApr 2021

  • "The little things make all the difference, milk, bread, butter, tea and coffee on arrival was unexpected and very welcoming."

    Was so comfortable and quiet. The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend here and will hopefully be booking again.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely wonderful - spacious but also cosy and with everything you need to relax and also cook!"

    The cottage was really clean and comfortable and En was really proactive with communication so the arrival and leaving was really easy. The area is beautiful and there are fantastic walks from the front door. We couldn't recommend this cottage enough! Thank you :)

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2020

  • "Excellent location in this beautiful region, cottage very well equipped and provides for every need, especially the kitchen equipment."

    The owners particularly welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2020

  • "Fantastic property, very cosy with lots of unexpected extras."

    Very welcoming, spotlessly clean and in a great spot for walks and other attractions. Would definitely recommend and will be back as soon as we can. Thank you for a wonderful stay...wish it was for longer.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2020

  • "An incredible converted barn furnished to a very high standard; everything and more had been catered for."

    En and John, the owners, are extremely friendly and very welcoming. The location of this cottage is perfect for walkers in that you can literally walk out the front door and begin your adventure up into Macclesfield Forest without having to drive around for ages to find a parking space. The forest has plenty of well-marked routes and stunning views. The Stanley Arms Pub is well within walking distance, 5 minutes, and provides good home-cooked food. There are plenty of other pubs in and around the area all with good reviews and food; The Ship Inn is definitely worth a visit. My husband and I, along with our dog (Weimaraner) stayed here for a week at the end of August and thoroughly enjoyed it; we are looking to return next year. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2020

  • "The cottage fulfilled all our requirements and more."

    A beautiful location and welcoming extras on arrival. The dogs are made to feel welcome too and the surrounding area provides fantastic walking and exploring opportunities. A truly lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2020

  • "A fantastic and quirky place to stay."

    Spacious, furnished to a high spec and well equipped. Lovely large shower to ease aching joints after walking. Nice additional touches such as toiletries and coffee machine. Highly recommended. Pub across the road and an ideal base to explore the Peak District.

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2020

  • "En & John were lovely the meet - They were good to keep in touch and were incredibly welcoming."

    The barn itself was amazing, I was blown away. You felt right at home and the scenery around the area was phenomenal. Already planning on revisiting the property. 11/10 would recommend for any couple looking to get away for a while.

    Reviewed by DanAug 2020

  • "This was our second stay at Chambers and it was wonderful and the owners are lovely and welcoming."

    We will definitely go back again in the future. It felt like a home from home. The little lawn at the back just for the dogs is really safe and pefect for toilet breaks. The cottage is finished to a really high standard and the home made jams and loaf of bread on arrival were a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by JoannaMar 2020

  • "A very comfortable, cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners are lovely and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by TimFeb 2020

  • "En and John were very friendly and helpful ."

    The cottage was just what we needed the photographs didn’t show how big it was x Suzanne and Frank

    Reviewed by FrankJan 2020

  • "This little cottage looks quite tiny on website listing but when you walk in, I actually had a wow moment how spacial it is."

    Awesome bathroom!! 100% cotton bedsheets!! Loved staying in and will come back for sure!

    Reviewed by VeraJan 2020

  • "Spent 2 weeks here and absolutely loved it."

    En and John are very welcoming and the cottage has everything you could want while on holiday. Great accommodation, fantastic shower room and lovely log burner in lounge. The Kitchen has everything you could need. Gin distillery next door is great to visit and sample their gin or whisky. Lovely area to visit especially if you like walking or cycling in Macclesfield Forest around the reservoirs but it can be busy. Super accommodation - you will love it.

    Reviewed by EileenDec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful few days in the cottage."

    Lovely quality finishes and furniture with some nice bread and jams on arrival. Perfect location for walks and driving to local towns. The owners of the cottage were very welcoming. We would like definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JoannaNov 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage and fitted to a very high standard."

    We fully intend to return.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Very cosy and a lovely comfortable bed. Lots to do in the surrounding area. Had a lovely Sunday lunch in the Stanley Arms, unfortunately not dog friendly. Had a nice morning at Tegg's Nose country park. Had an enjoyable few days even though the weather was quite wet. Can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "So relaxing, cannot begin to describe how cosy it was."

    the wood burner was fantastic and only needed to light it once. bed was really comfy,if you like to read you are in paradise, although please try to drag yourselves away to the markets,treacle market is so good,as is the stunning views, cannot wait to go back ,as words cannot do this cottage justice,Thanks once again En for the warm welcome and the welcome pack,Hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by Susan AnnAug 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful in wonderful surroundings ..."

    The cottage is beautiful in wonderful surroundings Owners are very helpful about and friendly (whilst keeping their distance) Pub in walking distance (better ones not far by car) Walks from the doorstep

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Charming host, great cottage with lovely personal touches, lots to do in the area."

    Many thanks Max and Linda

    Reviewed by MaxJul 2019

  • "One of the best dog friendly cottages we have stayed in, there was a food parcel on our arrival which meant we didn't need to go shopping until the next day, En and Jon were very helpful and friendly, Macclesfield forest and surrounding areas are beautiful, we had some fantastic walks, the Stanley arms is just 3 mins walk which serves lovely food, and there are some other great restaurants within 15 mins drive such as the ship inn in wincle and the Rose and crown, but our favourite place to eat was peak view restaurant, we had a couple of gins in the forest gin distillery which is next to the property again the people were so friendly, our dogs loved this holiday."

    There was lots of info about the walks available for us to read in the cottage, along with a lovely library of books. Myself, hubby and our two dogs had a fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by JANETJun 2019

  • "Good quality accommodation with everything you could need."

    Great walks nearby. Helpful hosts in a great setting. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2019

  • "This is the most dog friendly cottage we've stayed in."

    Treats, dog food bowls, poo bags are all provided. There is space enough for a doberman sized dog and its crate. The hosts were so understanding of our needs and were helpful without being intrusive. Loads of walks in the area like Trentabank reservoir and the pubs are also good.

    Reviewed by IvoryMay 2019

  • "Furnishings better and more interesting than anything we have encountered in the past."

    The only thing we thought would add to the comfort would be a reading lamp. There are 17 small lamps all shining upwards but because of the dark decorations not sufficient downwards to make reading comfortable. The hosts were most helpful and the welcome pack appreciated. A set of bagpipes and an organ not to mention a complete wall full of books all added to the interest. The rest of the equipment was all top quality.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Really friendly owners and to top it all off a gin distillery right outside what more could you want

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Fantastic few days of escaping the real world in this gem of a property."

    We found it had everything we needed and the owners were very helpful and friendly. Plenty of space to relax in, excellent selection of books in "the library" and gorgeous roaring fire every evening to settle down in front of. The Gin distillery next door is wonderful and well worth popping round to. Beautiful walks near by and some further a field. Will definitely be coming again soon!

    Reviewed by NatashaMar 2019

  • "We had a short break at the cottage for 3 nights and enjoyed every bit of it."

    The owners have put in a lot of effort to make the cottage comfortable and charming. The cottage has character yet modern with everything you can ask for in a holiday cottage. The owners thoughtfully provided us some goodies when we arrived. We didn’t have the best weather (rain on one day and snow on the other) but the cottage was warm, welcoming with a fantastic fireplace and generous amount of fuel. Very large bathroom the best we have seen in any of the Sykes cottages we have been to before. The bedroom was a good size with comfy bed and nice beamed high ceilings. Wooden floors with underfloor heating to keep the place warm. The location is perfect with a small stream close by and fields as far as the eye could see. The 3 pubs (Stanley Arms, Rose and crown Inn and Sutton Gamekeeper) were excellent and served amazing food. Stanley arms was the closest 3 min walk while the others were about 3 to 4 miles. The property is easily accessed from main road and very convenient to drive to. Country views from the living room and kitchen were great. Living room has an entire wall full of books, an amazing library stocked with books on travel, classics and fiction. This lovely cottage is a great place for peace and tranquility which would appeal to those wanting an outdoor break or others who prefer a lie in with loads to read on a dull winter’s day. When I received a welcome email from En and John soon after booking, I knew I was in for a treat!!! A super host and a great property. Thank you En and John and hope you continue to help guests enjoy the peak district. We will be back soon.

    Reviewed by FurrokhMar 2019

  • "Lovely stay, wonderful logburner."

    And most importantly a good bed and linen, we slept very well and that’s hard to find a bed to suits us both. The shower was a force to be reckoned with, in a good way. So many books to read, my husband was engrossed. Stunning area with an abundance of streams and small waterfalls. All in all a good stay.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2019

  • "We booked last minute ( last minute for us ) in this really super holiday let."

    We had more than enough of everything we needed. It was exceedingly well equipped. It was warm and cosy, plenty of logs for the wood burner. The instructions for finding it were clear and easy to follow. Our bonus was the snow, which I love, and it didn’t hinder our getting out for our walks. We will certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AileenJan 2019

  • "My family, including dogs, spent a very merry Christmas at this lovely cottage."

    Our stay exceeded our expectations in every way. It is truly a gorgeous place, every need was catered for. It is very well appointed with everything, that you don't expect to need, provided for. The whole cottage is finished to a very high standard. The log fire is a dream, so much so I'm looking to get one back at the house! Location is perfect between Macclesfield and Buxton. Pub two minutes walk around the corner (and many more) with Macclesfield Forrest on your doorstep which our dogs and five year old loved! I can't say much more on the stay we had here and I'd highly recommend it. The owners En & John really went above and beyond even providing a Christmas tree and decorations for us plus mince pies! Lovely couple who we had a nice Christmas drink with. Thank you both, it was a magical stay and won't be forgotten. Thank you! Shaun, Maria, Noah (Bailey & Bella) x

    Reviewed by ShaunDec 2018

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The property

Located right next to the Forest Gin Distillery, engulfed by beautiful Cheshire countryside, is this well-appointed barn conversion.

Set in the heart of Macclesfield Forest, with access to some fabulous walking country and ever changing landscape scenery, you can enjoy a healthy break with your loved one.

This cottage is attached to the owner's home, with high vaulted ceilings, character details and a cosy feel throughout.

The lounge boasts eclectic furnishings, warmed by a vibrant, red colour scheme and a woodburning stove.

Those who enjoy a good read can choose from a selection of over 100 books in the large bookcase set against the far wall.

A farmhouse style kitchen is well-appointed with a dining area and integrated fixtures, uplifted by the A framed exposed beams.

The shower room is modern in design and serves the king-size bedroom.

There are even two pull-out sofa beds in the lounge for two extra guests to use.

To the exterior is off-road parking and a small courtyard area, suitable to let your dog out.

There are some remarkable countryside views, with the nearest pub only a 10-minute walk away.

The Forest Gin Distillery next door has a bar within the premises, which is open to the public most Tuesdays to Fridays between the hours of 1pm and 5pm.

They also offer regular tours of the distillery at the weekends, but make sure you book in advance as the tickets sell out fast!

Nearby you have the reservoirs of Trentabank and Ridgegate, providing the town of Macclesfield with natural drinking water, and there are many walking trails you can follow within the forest to marvel splendid scenery.

Pay a visit to the nearby village of Wildboarclough and climb Shutlingsloe hill, or venture further into the Peak District National Park for further walking and other outdoors activities.

There are many notable landmarks also worth a visit, including the spa town of Buxton.

A lovely base to choose for your next holiday.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x king-size double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine
  • Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent; extra logs charged via honesty box
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small courtyard and lawned area to the side of property
  • One well-behaved pet welcome free of charge, 2nd dog charged at £25 per holiday
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is a natural spring water supply at this property
  • Note: This property allows children over the age of 3

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About the location


Macclesfield 5.1 miles; Buxton 7.2 miles

This beautiful area of woodland, believed to have been occupied during the Bronze Age, is located some three miles south east of Macclesfield, in Cheshire. The region lies on the western fringes of the Peak District and includes two reservoirs, Trentabank and Ridgegate, providing Macclesfield town with drinking water, as well as a vast area of conifer plantation. There are many forestry waymarked trails you can follow, within ever changing woodland scenery, brought about by the felling and replanting of timber. Discover a plethora of wildlife and livestock grazing in the open moorland. The nearby villages are Langley, with its silk printing history and riverside location, and Wildboarclough situated at the foot of Shutlingsloe hill. Walkers can take advantage of the wonderful views at the summit and there are many bridlepaths in the forest for cyclists and horse riders to enjoy. Bird watching is popular at Trentabank heronry, with a viewpoint and information board near to the Visitor Centre. Fly Fishing is also available at Ridgegate Reservoir, where the Macclesfield and District Fly Fishing Club have fishing rights, however there are a limited number of day tickets available. Macclesfield town offers a gateway to the National Park, with many attractions, independent shops, restaurants, country pubs and coffee shops to enjoy. There are also many historic sites, country parks, discovery centres and museums, along with the Macclesfield Golf Club. The spa town of Buxton nearby, also enjoys a wide variety of attractions waiting to be explored. A wonderful location offering an adventure to remember!

Region Information

Note: This property allows children over the age of 3.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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