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“Hidden South Cheshire gem”

Rode Hall and Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Rode Hall is a beautiful Cheshire country house with a fine collection of English porcelain and extensive gardens.The extensive grounds include a woodland garden, formal garden and a two acre walled kitchen garden where our Head Gardener grows his record breaking gooseberries! It also provides a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit which are sold at our monthly farmers' markets.Popular for our Snowdrop Walks in February when over 50 varieties of Snowdrops carpet a mile long refreshing walk along Rode Pool. Colour continues with the flowering of many species and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas.Delightful tearooms selling homemade light lunches and cream teas. Gift shop selling Rode Hall produce and seasonal gifts.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Did not think Rode Hall and gardens would be as nice as they are. Easy to get to - just off the main A34 in Scholar Green. Picked a glorious June day to visit. Nice courtyard with shop and cafe - this is where you pay your entrance fee. Good service in the cafe and nicely presented food. The gardens, whilst not on a scale of Biddulph Grange, are very pretty and well kept. The walled kitchen garden is a real hidden gem behind the unassuming door. Stroll through the woods to the lake and heronry. Wasn't planning another visit but think will have to as the place is really worth it. Lots of seats and sitting areas but a few more litter bins would be beneficial.

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"walled kitchen garden"
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"tea room"
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"cakes"
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"each month"
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"knowledgeable tour guide"
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"afternoon tea"
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"small gift shop"
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"interesting stalls"
in 2 reviews
"baked potato"
in 3 reviews
"stuffing"
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"look forward to visiting again"
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"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
"lovely walk around the gardens"
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"bank holiday"
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"arts and crafts"
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"glass of prosecco"
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! Had a superb day out with my mother, baby and dog.
It’s not very well advertised and I came across the signs for Rode Hall when heading to Little Moreton Hall the week before. It was very easy to get to and has ample parking.
We didn’t go in the house as we had the dog and the weather was glorious.
Gardens were beautiful with a natural looking woodland, lake and small structured garden. It was like a quiet little sanctuary with few people around. There are lots of lovely benches dotted around with sculptures and flowers to admire.
The terrain is not the easiest to navigate. We took a pushchair and managed (although some parts required two adults pushing and pullign) but I imagine a wheelchair or a tandem pushchair would not make it around the paths. We didn’t mind though and next time I will use a baby carrier.
There is a lovely little cafe and shop in the courtyard. The cakes are heavenly and freshly made in the morning. The food available for lunch looked good but we didn’t eat any. Ikea highchairs are available and they also seemed very dog friendly.
Toilets were clean and well presented.
The shop stocks their award winning honey! I’ve struggled to find local honey so was very happy to purchase a jar - it’s delicious!
All in all it was a lovely, relaxed and laid back day. We can’t wait to return (and order lunch in the cafe next time).

1  Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Excellent visit, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a most interesting tour of the main building. The gardens are lovely particularly the rhododendrons and bluebells. the food in the tea room was first class and good vale for money.

1  Thank davelindop12
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

What a waste £5 per person to walk around a very unkept garden and grass unkept and messy , spoilt a bank holiday weekend visit ! Don’t waste your time not much of a bluebell walk.Definitely not up to standard and not worth paying for !!
avoid at your own peril

Thank wayneandann
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Ceri F, PA at Rode Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We were disappointed that you did not enjoy the Bluebell Walk and are unclear as to whether you discovered it all as it is over a mile long with carpets of Bluebells throughout the Old Wood. The walk by the lake is also lovely and there is also the Ice House and kitchen garden to discover.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Went on the bluebell walk today and had a lovely time. There were carpets of bluebells through the woods and all the way down to the river. The gardens were beautiful.We visited the tea rooms and had lemon and elderflower cake and a delicious cup of tea.
Such beautiful surroundings.

Thank marsbar522
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Ceri F, PA at Rode Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

So glad you had a wonderful time! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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