Treat yourself to an award winning break in Cheshire this summer! Cheshire is a county full of high quality, award winning places to stay and visit and we've put together some ideas for the perfect break away.

Where to stay

Champneys Mottram Hall, Macclesfield (Unsung Hero Award Winner)

Champneys Mottram Hall
Set within 270 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens, the beautiful, Grade II listed building boasts an impressive 18-hole Championship Golf Course which is perfect for amateur and professional players alike. The £15M Champneys Spa has a range of health and beauty treatments available with all the luxury and grandeur you’d expect from the UK’s leading health spa. 

Awarded AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, Mottram Hall prides itself on an outstanding range of dining options. With a range of dishes on offer, you’re sure to find something to tantalise your taste buds. You can enjoy a relaxing moment with friends and family, tucking into light bites or afternoon tea and on warmer days, sip on a refreshing drink on the terrace. 

Combermere Abbey, Near Nantwich (Small Serviced Accommodation Provider Winner)

Combermere Abbey Cottages
At Combermere you can either stay B&B in the stunning North Wing or self catering in one of the many luxury cottages. The North Wing combines history, luxury and beauty offering a truly unforgettable experience with personal concierge service and entrancing views across the mere (adults only, no pets).  There are 10 cottages to choose from, all offering the ideal countryside retreat and the perfect balance between privacy and luxury, suitable for families, couples and solo travellers alike. Spend the say onsite enjoying woodland walks or quiet strolls through the pleasure gardens or head out into the Cheshire and Shropshire countryside to discover some of the local attractions like BeWILDerwood, Cholmondeley Castle, Jodrell Bank or Tatton Park. Until the 1st June you can tour the Abbey itelf and get a fascinating insight into its 950 year history. On special days throughout the year you can go on a VIP Historic Houses Tour led by Combermere Abbey owner Sarah Callander Becket herself, which includes a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes, Malpas (Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park Highly Commended)

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes

If you are looking for an upmarket glamping experience then you have come to the right place, here you can enjoy a comfortable and enjoyable stay in one of their pods, all furnished to a high standard with their own ensuite shower rooms. Bradley Hall Farm is a working farm and so you can expect to see plenty of farming activities taking place during your stay, farming never stops! Ideally situated to explore surrounding areas of Chester, Shrewsbury, Nantwich, Llangollen and North Wales. 

Blakemere Hideaways, Touring and Holiday Park (Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park Winner)

Blakemere Hideaways

Blakemere Holiday Park is set in the heart of Cheshire on the long-established visitor attraction site Blakemere Village.  The multi-award winning Holiday Park hosts large and medium-size hard-standing caravan, motorhome or campervan pitchesa camping area, large amenities block, reception with licensed shop.  Offering a warm, friendly welcome and great facilities, you will love Blakemere at any time of year. There is nothing better than pitching up so that you can then sit back, spend time together and just relax..

Blakemere Hideaways is a new luxury 5* glamping retreat nestled within a hidden clearing, consisting of 9 small and 3 larger lodges all with ensuite bathrooms and private hot tubs sited on their decked gardens. With convenient access to Cuddington Train Station, the picture-perfect village of Knutsford and the historic city of Chester are just a short train ride away. 

Yew Tree Farm Holidays, Malpas (Self-Catering Accommodation Winner)

Yew Tree Farm Hoidays

Yew Tree Farm is a small quiet working farm in the Cheshire countryside situated near the villages of Tattenhall and Tarporley, within just a few miles of Chester. These eco consious, characterful cottages make the perfect base for families, couples or friends (and dogs) to enjoy country walks and a tipple or two at one of the many local country pubs.

There is also a CL Caravan site onsite, with 4 hardstanding and 1 grass pitch with 16amp EHU suitable for caravans of all sizes and motorhomes. From here you can walk across the fields and along the canal to Tattenhall Marina and the Boathouse Cafe & Bar or a little further afield along the canal to Beeston Castle.

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich (Team of the Year Winner & Business Events Venue Highly Commended)

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
Rookery Hall Hotel is a luxury country house hotel expertly blending old-world charm with modern amenities situated in 38 acres of garden and wooded parkland on the outskirts of Nantwich. There is everything you could possibly need onsite, the restaurant has been awarded four red star status from the AA and the spa and surrounding leisure facilities offer an oasis of calm, creating the perfect environment for wellbeing and relaxing.

There are interconnecting rooms for large groups and you are welcome to bring your dog with you. Indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the cosy drawing room alongside the open fireplace or alfresco on the terrace during warmer months. Or enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch and take a walk around the grounds or while away an hour with a game of croquet on the front lawn afterwards.

Where to visit

Jodrell Bank, Holmes Chapel (Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended)

Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank is situated in the heart of Cheshire. It’s a stunning green site surrounded by farmland and with an abundance of wildlife. There are four Pavilions to discover, alongside a range of outdoor exhibits and pathways to explore. You’ll also find two cafes and a gift shop. Discover the newest building, the First Light Pavilion. This stunning new addition includes a state-of-the-art permanent exhibition on the history of Jodrell Bank. It’s also home to Space Dome - an immersive auditorium, and the First Light cafe complete with terrace overlooking the Jodrell Bank Arboretum.

Book tickets in advance and visit again, FREE of charge, for the rest of the year!

BeWILDerwood Cheshire, Malpas (Visitor Attraction of the Year Winner)

BeWILDerwood Cheshire
BeWILDerwood is a huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Based on the magical and enchanting books by author and creator Tom Blofeld, a day at BeWILDerwood means endless hours spent together, exploring the wonky world of treehouses, whizzing down super slides, swinging together on giant swings and zipping along extra-long zip wires, as well as joining in with storytelling and creative crafts amongst other things!

Create memories, get outdoors, and PLAY together. Until the end of June BeWILDerwood will be alive with hustle and bustle as everyone is having a WILD wood Hullaballoo with special storytelling, face painting, crafts and a puzzling park trail where the Hootywoo Owls have been playing a game of tic-tac-toe! Follow the clues to play along with the Hootywoos and find out who the winner is! You’ll even get your very own badge if you tell the Twiggle Team whooooo the winner was…

Tatton Park, Knutsford (Business Events Venue Winner)

Tatton Park

Save on attraction entry with a Totally Tatton ticket - Save over 40% with the best value tickets! Valid for 12 months, they can be used to visit all 3 attractions (Mansion, Gardens, and Farm), or the same attraction 3 times. A visit to Tatton Park is like visiting three attractions in one; first there is the magnificent mansion with opulent staterooms, fascinating and amazingly complete servant's quarters to explore, then the 40-acre farm where you can explore original buildings and watch fascinating demonstrations and say hello to lots of rare breeds and finally 50 acres of landscaped gardens with popular features including the Japanese Garden, Walled Kitchen Garden, historic glasshouses and pleasure grounds. 

Shopping and dining has never been so enjoyable at Tatton Park, with plenty of food, drink and gift offerings to complete your day out. Head to The Gift Shop for bespoke Tatton Park gifts and the Housekeeper's Store for local artisan produce including jams, chutneys, traditional teas and English wines, and of course their estate-reared meats. Pop into the Stables Restaurant and enjoy a hearty meal made from Tatton produce or bring a picnic to enjoy on the picnic tables in the stableyard.

All businesses included in this blog were winners or Highly Commended at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2023.

Find more award winning places to visit and stay in Cheshire here.

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BeWILDerwood
Adventure Park / Playground
BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge outdoor adventure park for ALL the family to enjoy together. Make memories, use your imagination, be active and run WILD in the enchanted 70-acre woodland.

Jodrell Bank
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring place. A world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning national visitor attraction.

Champneys Mottram Hall Hotel
Hotel
Mottram Hall,Champneys

Indisputably one of the finest hotels in Cheshire, Mottram Hall is exclusively nestled amidst 270 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and an impressive golf course.

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes
Camping & Caravan Site
Cowslip Front view, Bradley Hall Rural Escapes

Luxurious, en-suite glamping pods based in a peaceful location on a working farm in South Cheshire on the Shropshire/Wales borders with unspoilt views of Malpas

Combermere Abbey Cottages
Self-Catering
Stunning view of Combermere Abbey Cottages

The Combermere Abbey estate is one of the Northwest’s historic gems – 1000 acres of stunning ancient parkland, woods and a large mere. With almost 900 years of history, the historic buildings and landscape both inspire and captivate its visitors.

Tatton Park
Historic House / Palace
Daffodils in the Parkland at Tatton Park

Tatton Park’s ancient Parkland is just waiting to be explored.

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
Hotel
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa is a magnificent country house hotel set in 38 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens near Nantwich, Cheshire.

Yew Tree Farm Holiday Cottages
Self-Catering
Yew Tree Farm Holidays, Exterior

Two holiday cottages, rurally situated on a small farm close to the pretty village of Tattenhall, close to Chester.

Blakemere Hideaways, Touring & Holiday Park
Camping & Caravan Site
Blakemere Hideaways, Touring & Holiday Park

Offering a warm, friendly welcome and great facilities, you will love Blakemere at any time of year. There is nothing better than pitching up so that you can then sit back, spend time together and just relax.

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