The Cottage in Frodsham has been inspected and accredited by the Team of famous travel writer, Alastair Sawday, as a very special place to stay.....
It fits right into this traditional Cheshire market town: a half-timbered cottage from 1645 with original wooden pegs, wattle and daub and a stylish twist. Everything kindles quirk and charm, from studded oak door to spacious wooden stairs up to the cosy mezzanine 'library' overlooking the expansive living room. Timber beams spider over walls and down cathedral ceilings. Step into the elegant dining room with sophisticated table and chairs to seat 6, through to a modern country kitchen, then saunter up gleaming stone stairs to the living room's comfy sofa and rug-topped floors. The master bedroom has an oak dresser and fireplace with views over the main street; the second double room overlooks a leafy, secluded courtyard. Frodsham's main street – one of the widest in England. The cottage bursts with character and charm and makes the ideal retreat.
It's perfect for visiting Chester, Oulton Park, Chester Racecourse, shopping at Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales.
From £150.00 per night fully inclusive. Weekend breaks commence on a Friday.
The nightly rate quoted does not include Christmas & New Year breaks - please enquire separately.
Guests can arrive from 4pm on any day for a minimum of a 2 night stay. Our departure time is 10am.
On reservation a 25% deposit is required or full payment if 8 weeks or less to arrival. Payments can be made via debit/credit cards (2% charge for credit card payments) or bank transfer (£10.00 fee if an international payment).
The Cottage is a traditonal, half timbered property with wattle and daub walls built in 1645 with solid stone floors downstairs and solid wood floorboards upstairs.
The King Size bed with hotel style duvet overlooks on to Main Street. Solid wood furniture. Ornamental hanging rail.
Double bed with hotel style duvet overlooks the rear courtyard. Solid oak furniture.
Large, spacious bathroom with large bath and separate shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower, inset basin and toilet. Gas central heating boiler is located in the cupboard along with heating controls.
Solid wood painted kitchen with fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, cafetierre, toaster, kettle and microwave oven.
Matching traditional style sofa, chair and foot stool. Solid oak coffee table, drawers and TV corner unit.
Laura Ashley wing back chair, solid oak table. Book case containing books.
Large glass table on ornamental, metal frame and six ornamental metal, padded chairs.
Unrestricted parking is available in the parking bays outside on Main Street.
The rear courtyard area has a metal and ceramic, bistro style table and four metal chairs. From time to time the staff to the two neighbouring shops may need occasional access to the courtyard.
The Cottage will have been professionally cleaned for your arrival and all linen, towels and kitchen towels are provided and changed after 7 days (unless arranged sooner for an additional fee). Toilet rolls, hand wash, dish wash tablets, washing up liquid, bin bags, tea and coffee are provided at the start of your stay.
· Rangemaster Electric range. Double oven, grill and warming drawer
· Fridge and freezer
· Washing machine
· Coffee Maker
· Iron/ironing board
· Toshiba 32” TV & DVD player
· Wi-Fi Internet access
· Gas Central heating
· Sony iPod Docking Station
· Hairdryers in each bedroom
Entrance is directly from the pavement with a 5" (12cm) step down into the Dining Room. The floor is solid stone. Stone staircase to the first floor is just off the right hand side of the dining room. There are ten 10 " (250cm) steps leading to the first floor with handrail. At the rear is the doorway through to the to the kitchen. From the rear of the kitchen is the back door leading out to the outside courtyard area with a step of about 5" (12cm).
From the top of the stairs it leads into the large living room.
There is a doorway just to the right leading to the bathroom.
A narrow, wooden staircase of nine 8" (20cm) steps leads up to the small library area into the roof space overlooking the living room.
A small corridor leads off the dining room to the two bedrooms.
Main lighting for all rooms is controlled by switches just inside each doorway and small occasional lamps. In the interests of helping the environment and saving energy as well as for health and safety reasons please ensure all lights and appliances are turned off on leaving the property.
All radiators throughout are thermostatically controlled and in the interests of the environment would be be greatful for heating to be turned off/returned to automatic programmes when not in the property.
Additionally, there are bedside lamps on each side of the bed.
TV (includes Freeview) and DVD are remote controlled and the controls are located next to the TV.
A non-slip bathmat is provided.
Wireless broadband is available through a secure network. Details will be provided on how to gain access.
We welcome guide dogs but please advise us at the time of booking.
The duvets and pillows are hotel style standard suitable for allergy sufferers.
No smoking is allowed throughout the property and smoke detectors are fitted throughout.
Waste & Recycling
The Courtyard supports the recycling policy of Cheshire West & Chester Council which has one of the highest recycling rates of any council. In the rear courtyard garden is a green plastic box for cans and bottles and a red box for plastic bottles. Newspapers can be placed in the boxes. General waste can be placed in the black bin outside in the courtyard.
We would be grateful for your support in helping to look after our environment.
Health & Safety
To minimise the risk of fire please ensure when going out from the property that all appliances and lights are turned off at the wall. This includes making sure appliances such as the TV, DVD player etc are not left on standby. Please also ensure that no taps are left running.
If you have any specific mobility issues or matters that you think may be relevant to your stay we would be grateful if you could advise us at the time of enquiry so we can see how best we can meet your requirements.
Access Statement for The Cottage at The Courtyard Frodsham
We would like to extend a warm welcome to everybody at The Courtyard. To ensure we can make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible we would be grateful if you can inform us of any special requirements upon booking.
We aim to provide an excellent visitor experience and continually strive to improve our service. We are a small family run self catering accommodation business based in the village of Helsby. The Cottage, built in 1645, is located on Main Street in the heart of the market town of Frodsham. As a business we believe that we should, wherever possible, appreciate the abilities, whilst giving full consideration to any disabilities of our customers, visitors and staff.
The Cottage is located a few minutes’ walk from Frodsham Railway station which is on the Manchester Piccadilly-Frodsham-Helsby-Chester-Llandudno line. Local buses run along Main Street and the stops are located just outside The Cottage on both sides of the street. We are 25 minutes from Liverpool & Manchester Airports. Frodsham has a Post Office, a wide variety of shops, banks, bars, restaurants, Arts Centre and other businesses along with a market held on the street every Thursday. Morrisons Supermarket is a few minutes walk away. There is a telephone box about 200 yards away, on the opposite side of the street just outside Milmark Health Shop.
A comprehensive website with galleries of pictures show the exterior as well as the properties room by room. Information can be provided in large print.
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities:
Luggage assistance is available.
As the owners live in the nearby village of Helsby arrival will be pre-arranged and you will be welcomed by them to The Cottage and any assistance required.
For more information on accessibility of The Cottage please see above.
A large print version of The Welcome letter is available on request. A large print version of the Property Guide is available on request. All properties are fitted with fire blankets in the kitchen. All properties are fitted with smoke alarms. A non slip bath mat is provided. All TV & DVD and ipod appliances are remote controlled. All bedrooms have main lighting controlled with switches by the door and also have bed side lamps. Heating is thermostatically controlled and adjustable. Coloured drinking glasses are available on request.
Free WiFi wireless broadband is available.
Allergies - The duvets and pillows are hotel style standard.
Waste & Recycling:
The Courtyard supports the recycling policy of the local Council which has one of the highest recycling rates of any council. At the rear of the courtyard is a small green plastic box for cans and bottles and a small red box for plastic bottles. Newspapers and magazines can be left inside one of the boxes for us to separate later. General waste can be placed in the black plastic bin. We would be grateful for your support in helping to look after our environment.
The staff are trained to be very aware of guests needs. The staff will gladly assist guests with any help they may need to ensure as comfortable and enjoyable stay as possible.
Guide dogs are welcome but please advise when enquiring. We operate a no smoking policy in The Cottage. Guests are welcome to smoke outside in the courtyard but it is requested that it is done responsibly and all butts should be disposed of in the bin.
We feel that we have achieved much but will continually review ways of improving our facilities to increase the convenience and enjoyment of all. We are continuously re-assessing our access statement to ensure that it accurately reflects our access for all policy. We are always pleased to hear feedback from our guests and welcome your views at all times to help us improve our service.