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Spacious bed/sitting room with vaulted ceiling Fully fitted kitchen/diner including washing machine & dishwasher. Full control of  central heating
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45 reviews
Welcome, park on the drive and come on in
Spacious bed/sitting room with vaulted ceiling
Fully fitted kitchen/diner including washing machine & dishwasher. Full control of  central heating
Modern wet room style shower room
Your own private , enclosed cottage garden, put your feet up and enjoy the view
Private fishing pool in the grounds
Keep an eye on the neighbours
A regular visitor
Biddulph Valley Way - cross the road, up the steps and away you go
Local canal walk - from the doorstep
Bosley Cloud from the bottom
Bosley Cloud from the top - a circular walk from the doorstep
The Castle Inn - A quick stagger away
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Congleton, Cheshire, England

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Frank S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Brilliant accommodation!”
Reviewed 16 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Hilary appeared from the backwoods of a huge garden on our arrival, welcomed us and gave a brief tour of the cottage which included instructions on adjusting the heating controls, emphasising that we should ensure we were warm enough. It was evident that enjoying our stay was her main concern and we were made to feel very welcome.

The property itself was wonderful – larger than expected and beautifully equipped with quality furniture. The superking bed was much appreciated, as was the powerful shower which dispensed plentiful quantities of hot water. We also liked the kneehole desk/drawers next to the bed, ideal for using a laptop. Wi-fi was 100% and any previous issues have obviously been resolved. The sitting area is furnished with a large leather sofa and matching armchair, flat screen wall-mounted TV, chest of drawers, large coffee table, wardrobe and a small table between kitchen and bathroom doorways.

A door separates the kitchen from the bed/sitting room, useful for containing cooking odours. It is fitted with a hob and oven, cooker hood, double sink, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and enclosed central heating boiler. Cupboards above and below the worktops contain everything needed for cooking, serving and eating a meal, and for cleaning up any mess afterwards!

The dining area at the far end of the kitchen is furnished with a round table and four chairs. It is on a lower level than the kitchen floor (about 8 inches) but is well lit with wall and overhead lights. An external door leads out to a small secluded patio area containing a circular table and two chairs.

The cottage is the best equipped we have ever rented, with videos, board games, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, toiletries, extra bedding, cleaning cloths and materials, kitchen utensils, cutlery, glassware, crockery and a cupboard stocked with items such as salt/pepper, sauces, tea, coffee, sugar, oil, vinegar and sweeteners. The welcome basket was also much appreciated.

The gardens, which we were free to explore, are beautifully laid out and most parts are well established with shrubs, plants and trees. They form a circular border of varying widths and sizes around the very large pond (perhaps it should be called a lake?) which is inhabited by wildlife and can be fished by guests. The far side, opposite the main house and cottage, is a work in progress but has the basics already in place.

Entry from the main road can be a bit tight depending on vehicle size. The drive is gated at the house end and parking is well off-road so is quite secure.

We walked miles - into Congleton twice, both ends of the Biddulph Valley trail and both directions along the canal towpath, our longest being the hike to Bosley lock 12 and back. Biddulph Grange NT gardens were well worth the footslog and we only used the car twice, once to get to the other eleven Bosley locks and the other to buy groceries and petrol at the enormous and newish Sainsburys at Biddulph.

All in all a fabulous holiday cottage run by Hilary and Andrew, who gave us all the help we needed and made us feel so welcome. Last but not least – Bailey, who turned up on the doorstep each morning for his doggie biscuit, provided by Hilary in a tin under the sink! A lovely, friendly dog!

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Liked best: The welcome and extreme comfort.
Liked least: As with other visitors, having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stephen A
Dudley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Quiet getaway for couples”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Upon arrival, my girlfriend and I were immediately met by Hilary, who gave us a short introduction to the accommodation. Though brief, it was enough to both give us an idea, and give us the time to settle in. We also met her cute dog, Bailey, who is always there to keep visitors safe.
The home is lovely; equally cosy and spacious, and decorated for both comfort and business purposes alike. It has plenty of basic amenities for use, given you can't or won't be visiting any shops the moment you arrive, and the house itself is very clean & neat. I could go on, but in short, they provided everything needed, and even a little extra (such as milk & cereal).
The hosts themselves, Hilary & Andrew, were very welcoming, and available for if you ever needed anything. And Bailey gave the place a charm and character, making the place memorable and even keep you entertained. The ground contains a vast area filled with a lake and surrounding delightfully natural sights; it will ensure a peaceful walk, that is easy on the eye.
Congleton town itself, as well as various attractions, are a bit of a walk away, and so it's probably best suited for those with a form of transport; be it their own car, or hiring a taxi. However, there is a quaint walk, less than five minutes up the road, that will guarantee you enjoying a lovely couple of hours. Not to mention the beautiful canal walk not too far away, of which leads to Congleton - of which is the scenic route, rather than the shorter main road.
Overall, it's a beautiful place, with some friendly hosts, and was a well-invested trip. We certainly think that it's worth a re-visit in the future.

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Daryl L
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing getaway”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Just have to say what a brilliant little hideaway this is.
It's the perfect little couples retreat we came for a short break on our honeymoon any loved every minute.
From the moment bailey (the guardian of the gate the big softy) met us to the moment we sadly had to depart.
The owners hillary and Andrew couldn't be more helpful there is nothing you should need to ask for . To the point that the welcome book is so full of use full info that you can barely pick it up. It's also in the perfect location as to be far enough away to really enjoy the serenity of the area but also close enough to everywhere that there's plenty to do.
If it was possible to give more than five stars I'd give it ten
Definitely will be back again and I know family and friends that will for sure be visiting.
Many thanks
The new Mr and Mrs leeson

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Mardeg
Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Returned for another fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This is our second stay of a three week block and will not be our last!. The Wow! factor is still there and like our last visit, we didn't want to leave. The colourful and well-kept garden and mill-pond are outstanding. The hosts, Hilary and Andrew, are a joy to be with and they have become another reason for our return visit. Bailey, the family dog, is a pleausre to have around and never fails to greet us on our return home after a busy day. The surroundings are peaceful and serene as is the accommodation itself. Birdlife, frogs, bumblebees....it is a wildlife retreat. Dane Cottage is well-located with many National Trust properties, private properties, walks, gardens and pubs to visit, in such close surrounds - that's if you can drag yourself away. This is a jewel of a place. It is one of, if not, the best accommodation we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. We give it 6 stars!

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Liked best: Everything. A faultless holiday stay due to such high standards of presentation by the hosts.
Liked least: Leaving. It is so hard to do!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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John3909
Barlaston, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A perfect spot for a holiday.”
Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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The cottage is located in a beautiful garden which includes a lake with various waterfowl. The view from the cottage across to the numerous surrounding trees and bushes is exquisite. Last thing at night and first thing in the morning the various bird songs really lift the spirit. The cottage has all you need for a comfortable stay and the welcome pack was really enjoyed. Hilary is most welcoming and together with her husband Andrew will do anything and everything to ensure you have a comfortable stay. We really enjoyed Bailey the resident dog who was always most pleased to see us each day when we returned from a trip. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet spot and a well equipped and comfortable cottage, then this is the place.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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ChesterLi...
1 review
“Beautiful cottage and welcoming hosts!”
Reviewed 19 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful location, couldn't fault anything. Attention to detail was impeccable, there was everything you could ever need and more, Beverly was very welcoming and couldn't have been more attentive. Will definitely be visiting again!

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Tonygilli
Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Cottage with beautiful surroundings !!!.”
Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Lovely private cottage in stunning location, well presented with everything you need for your stay Ideal for visiting Congleton and surrounding areas, Hilary and Bailey the dog gave warm welcoming on arrival cant recommend the cottage enough will be sure to visit again in the future.

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Liked best: Everything one of best cottages we have stayed in.
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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