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The Blue House

(Ref. 1033556)

Bickerton near Malpas, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was excellent One of the best we have stayed in we had a lovely welcome on arrival The food hamper excellent everything in the kitchen plentiful coffee butter bread and a lot more unbelievable Everything provided i the bathroom also."

    It was a home from home we could easily live here. I hope we will be able to visit here many times in the future Our Thanks to Sally and Jayne

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at the blue house perfectly situated for walking ..."

    We had a really lovely stay at the blue house perfectly situated for walking plus day's out in North Wales and Liverpool Thank you so much Karen and Mike rose

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Nice property on a working stud farm."

    Lovely people who left us to our own devices. Would stay again. Bed very comfortable, clean, well equipped kitchen. Excellent TV in lounge. You do have to drive to nearest pubs.

    Reviewed by Bob4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Blue House Chose The Blue House to enable access to The Sandstone Trail and was not disappointed."

    Fabulous place to stay, clean, lovely accommodation with thoughtful touches. Home from home. Loved the welcome basket

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very large utility room so expected a decent size fridge freezer but just a worktop small freezer."

    BBQ in details but there wasn't one Rubber back mats would be good on tiled floors Reasonable price Owner gave permission for family to visit us which was appreciated

    Reviewed by Pam4.4Sep 2023

  • "The Blue House was just the perfect little get away!"

    The property is well maintained and extremely well equipped! The owners have thought of everything! We loved it!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable house, spacious yet cosy -and with everything done up to a very high spec."

    Well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, excellent beds and shower etc. The owners seemed to have thought of everything. They were also very friendly and helpful - and gave a generous welcome basket of bread, eggs, tea, milk and wine.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property is truely a hidden gem."

    hosts cannot do enough to help, very accommodating and the cottage is totally equipped. I went for R and R after an operation and spent time in the garden over looking the fields, watching the horses play. It was cold but warm in the sun so i easily dosed; this place is idyllic. I will be back x

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2023

  • "One of the most beautiful cottages we have stayed in."

    Stunningly decorated with all the facilities you could possibly need. Lots of space, including a light landing area perfect for reading on. I booked this cottage very much spur of the moment and then panicked I'd booked something without really taking time to check it out. I need not have worried. There are many places to visit nearby, both for young and old. Local walking routes certainly stretch the leg muscles and are plentiful and well marked. Hosts were so very kind in all respects and welcome gifts so thoughtful. Communication better than any I've experienced.

    Reviewed by Corrie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We spent a very comfortable, warm and cosy Christmas at the Blue Cottage in Bickerton."

    It is very tastefully decorated and exceptionally well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The owners, Sally and Richard made us feel very welcome by making the barn very Christmasy with a beautifully decorated tree in the lounge and also providing chocolates, Prosecco and beer together with a welcome pack full of goodies. Most appreciated. Will definitely be returning. Margaret and Ian Dibben Copthorne West Sussex

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2022

  • "Sally and Richard were perfect hosts at this hidden gem."

    You arrive at electric wooden gates with a secluded country lane and are greeted with a warm welcome and a peaceful haven. Spectacular grounds with lots of amenities on the doorstep - although you may not wish to venture out from your gorgeous cozy cottage. This is a wonderful experience and caters for the discernong traveller. Enjoy the natural beauty!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Blue House was everything described and more."

    It is a gorgeous country cottage, beautifully presented with all the amenities you could want for a stay away from home. Hosts Sally and Richard could not be more welcoming or helpful. We would be delighted to recommend The Blue House to our friends or any other potential visitors.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Blue House is an excellent self catering cottage."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return. We would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a relaxing break. The owners pay great attention to detail and were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "We recently enjoyed a stay at the Blue House which is located in tranquil rural Cheshire near Chester."

    It is a spacious well appointed ultra clean accommodation situated on a working racehorse stud. The owners Richard and Sally are very friendly as all the staff we encountered having the run of the premises. All credit to Donna who looks after the Blue House the photo's show what high standard the premise is. It was a relaxing place to return to after a day out Chester being very close and an excellent Park & Ride priced at £2 each. If you require to travel by train anywhere there is a hourly 41 bus service from nearby Tattenhall . This runs direct to Chester Station and operated by Aintree Coaches and keeps you from driving to Chester approx. 30 minute run. We used the nearby Poacher Inn frequently about a mile away the food was excellent. and well priced for Cheshire ! We will book the Blue House again in the future and have no adverse comments to make it was excellent. Our stay April 22.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect stay in an idyllic location."

    The Blue House is a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the stay at the Blue House."

    Richard, Sally, Donna were really welcoming as were everyone else who was around at the stud farm. We’d definitely recommend staying here and hope to come back someday ourselves

    Reviewed by Nimesh5.0Oct 2021

  • "A great place to stay, bit on the pricey side."

    Would highly recommend the Blue House.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Blue House is wonderful!"

    This cottage has everything you could need and more. The location is quiet and well situated for walking & cycling routes. Donna, Kate, Ellie, Jane and the dogs are very welcoming, friendly and helpful! Lovely welcome pack on arrival too. Absolutely recommend this gem & we hope to return for another stay soon

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Couldn't ask for more, the quality of everything was superb, the hosts were accommodating and friendly/approachable and the location is stunning 10/10."

    ..we'll be back!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Aug 2021

  • "What an amazing place to stay!"

    The cottage is fantastic, the photos and description really don’t do it and it’s location justice. We had a fantastic week and will be returning!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely house with superb attention to detail: everything provided, very comfy beds and quality linen, very well-equipped kitchen."

    There's good cycling in the area; Chester was fascinating and we visited an RSPB bird reserve.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cleanliness and hospitality were exceptional."

    Everything that you needed and more was there and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend as a place to stay - ideal for walking. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a truly wonderful place , from the friendliness at the beginning by the owners and others at the stud farm , lovely welcome and welcome goodies ."

    It was immaculate throughout . Situated in such a lovely spot . Would definitely recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "A fantastic week in a beautiful setting."

    The house has all we needed and is beautifully decorated and presented. The BBQ and outdoor seating area was a bonus and the team at the Stud where all so lovely and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly owners and the area was beautiful."

    Loved the horses, cleaner was helpful and the cottage was lovely and clean on arrival. Excellent hamper left for us on arrival

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2021

  • "Cannot fault this accommodation, Richard, Sally and Donna went above and beyond expectations."

    Reluctant to give more positive comments as may not be able to rebook in the future

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "We would highly recommend staying here."

    Donna was so thoughtful and had left a tub of sweets for the kids, plus had stocked up on the essentials for us, such as bread, milk.. beer! The place itself was so cosy and just the perfect escape from reality. Sally and Richard were really accommodating and let the kids visit the horses whenever they wanted, even going as far as fetching ones they thought they’d like, back in from the fields. Overall we have such a lovely week and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Oct 2020

  • "I have thoroughly enjoyed my two week stay at the Blue House."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. I have no complaints whatsoever and staying there gave me the opportunity to explore an area of Cheshire previously unknown to me and not far from home. If you are interested in historical buildings, walking and appreciate time out, then you will love this area and all that the Blue House offers. I highly recommend this cottage. Thank you Sally and Richard.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2020

  • "There isn’t a front door to this property as you would expect from the photo the door belongs to next door also only skylights in the bedrooms, from the front of the property it looks like you have proper windows, also they belongs to next door!"

    Steep steps going down at the back of the property to the back door, also stepping stones a trip hazard !

    Reviewed by Eira3.8Sep 2020

  • "Can only highly recommend the Blue House."

    Excellent facilities and the owners and Donna go the extra mile to make it most welcoming. Set in very nice peaceful part of Cheshire with easy access. Hoping to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Immaculately clean premises; daily needs all met in the property; the hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    Overall a very enjoyable stay and highly recommended

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was lovely staying at the blue house, my daughter loved it psecially because is a stud so she got to see and stroke horses everyday, was like a super plus for us."

    wonderful location owners great people, we would come back next time for sure.

    Reviewed by Alfredo5.0Jul 2020

  • "We couldn't have stayed in a more beautiful cottage surrounded by countryside views and good walking straight outside the door."

    Sally and Richard think of everything to make your stay a memorable one and though busy with a stud farm are always on hand and generous with their time. We love horses and so staying on a working stud farm was an added bonus.. We shall certainly return

    Reviewed by angela5.0Mar 2020

  • "Staying in the Blue House for a week was a most peaceful and relaxing experience."

    It is a lovely house, which is so well equipped with everything you need to make it a real home from home. Its location in the beautiful Cheshire countryside adds to the serenity of this wonderful and very comfortable house. You are welcomed warmly by the owners, Sally and Richard, who make you feel at ease right away. I would recommend very highly this excellent accommodation and I look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize and 1 x twin, both with Smart TVs
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower and bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living room/diner with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Sky and DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample Off-road parking
  • Gravelled area with seating, barbecue and chimnea, with access to all of owner's grounds, Bike storage
  • Stabling for one horse on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 3.9 miles, pub within 1.7 miles
  • Note: The owner lives on the grounds in the house opposite this property
  • Note: This property rests on a working stud farm
  • Note: Taxi rides from owner from pub on request
  • Note: There is shooting and horse hunt locally
  • Note:The property entrance is down stone steps which may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

The property

Malpas 4 miles.

This beautiful cottage is situated on a working stud farm in the picturesque South Cheshire countryside, within the village of Bickerton.

Resting opposite the owner's own home and with guests enjoying access to all the grounds, The Blue House is perfectly suited to a small family or a couple looking to enjoy the outdoors in this delightful part of the world.

Enter the grounds through your own electric gates and park up before exploring your new home-from-home; head inside through the large utility area and into the long galley-style kitchen where you'll soon be rustling up something tasty after your travels.

Moving through the big wooden doors and past the powder blue painted walls, you can find the living room/diner, where a striking arched mirror is featured, next to a TV, amidst classic and vintage style furnishings, it creates a perfect mix of old and new, wind down into your evening taking in the pretty interior.

Gather at the dining table in the corner, with equestrian-themed art adorning the walls, you can plan the rest of your holiday together before tucking into a home-cooked meal.

The property has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated, with the blue and white hues offering a serene and calming effect, a fantastic environment for a well-earned break.

End a summer day with a refreshing drink out on the seating area after a classic barbecue, and when the temperature drops light up the chiminea to keep you warm.

Find two bedrooms on the first floor where you can retire for the night, comprising of one double and one twin; both rooms rest in the eaves, with sloping ceilings and enjoying pretty decor.

Freshen up in the morning and prepare for your day in the bathroom where a bath with shower over means you can choose how best to wake yourself up, whether that's with a warm soak or a hot shower.

When the gang is all ready to go, you can find walks on your doorstep, take a delightful stroll around Bickerton village passing the Maiden Castle Hillfort and Bickerton Hill, you will encounter some gorgeous views while you are getting to know the area.

Visit the historic Beeston Castle, perched atop a craggy hill with woodland and trails winding through it, wander through the ruins of this English Heritage gem.

Head into the city of Chester for a lovely day out, walk the Roman walls, discover the ancient ruins of the amphitheatre and the Roman gardens, walk along the River Dee and through the Chester meadows, or simply delight in a wonderful shopping experience in the Grosvenor Precinct and the bustling high street.

The Blue House is a fabulous base for those seeking tranquility in the country, whilst never being too far from life's luxuries.

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About the location


Tarporley 12 miles; Chester 15 miles.

Malpas is a charming village deep in the south Cheshire countryside, home to Norman Motte and Bailey Castle, as well as a medieval street pattern. There are ample shops in the area, together with traditional inns, one being The Lion at Malpas, a quintessentially British inn serving delicious food and drink, with beautifully designed seating spaces to relax in, it dates back to the 16th century and is a real gem. The area is scattered with holiday cottages, found tucked away in quiet parts of the town, or in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Without doubt the town's treasure is its church, built of rich red sandstone with good examples of fine medieval work. Malpas lies within the shadow of the Peckforton Hills, is close to Tarporley and the Delamere Forest, with Tilston and Tushingham being within easy reach. There is access to Chester races or Bangor on Dee racecourse, several golf courses and fishing. It is good cycling countryside and boating is one of the pleasures of the nearby Shropshire Grand Union Canal. Cholmondeley Castle and Garden is well worth visiting, one of the region’s top tourist attractions.

Please be aware - this property does not accept bookings for less than 3 nights.
Note:The property entrance is down stone steps which may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas