The farmhouse kitchen is the natural home of good, wholesome food. Start the day with an excellent breakfast, freshly-cooked from local or home-grown produce and choose a farmhouse which serves dinner for really delicious homemade dishes.
For the Cheshire Farm Stay experience you could:
Spread the Dalemain Marmalade Festival’s 2009 gold award-winning marmalade on your toast at Yew Tree Farm, Congleton | Decide whether aga fried Rhode Rock hen eggs really are the best in Cheshire at Hill House, Tarporley | Buy produce from an on site farm shop so you can relive the taste of Cheshire at home at Holly Tree, Lower Withington, Macclesfield | Devour a delicious fruit salad containing apples from the orchard at Ash House Farm, Acton Bridge, Northwich
Some of our Cheshire Farms have developed Nature Trails and circular walks where you can see wetland habitats, traditional farmyards, beautiful butterflies, woodland wonderlands, hedgerows and ancient pastures (to download your copy see the Nature Trails section of this website):
Farming families know all there is to know about local country life. You'll find them helpful, friendly and unobtrusive hosts - always happy to recommend the best pubs, finest attractions, loveliest walks and most rewarding views. And if you would like to know more about the farming life, just ask - we'd love to show you around! Why not: See a carpet of primroses, violets and bluebells in early spring and spotted orchids in June at Bridge Farm B&B, Blackden, Holmes Chapel | Listen to the dawn chorus of the blackbirds in spring at Goose Green, Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield
Cheshire is home to a huge number of plants and animals, some common and some rare. If you are an avid bird watcher, someone who enjoys wildlife or just loves the great outdoors, Cheshire has lots to offer. Come and discover more about our countryside and the wildlife that lives here, we are passionate about our wildlife residents.
Here you can: Head off on a night badger watch at Acorn Cottages, Congleton | Watch partridges and pheasants saunter past at Fir Tree Barn Cottages, Crowley, near Northwich | Watch a peacock display its feathers during breakfast at Lea Farm, Wybunbury, Nantwich
Tucked away in villages or rural settings off the beaten track, most Farm Stay properties are still well within reach of key routes and popular visitor attractions. They are perfectly placed for short breaks or family holidays, an overnight stop on long journeys or as a restful haven at the end of the working day.
Why not try something different at one of our rural retreats: Stay with the backdrop of the Jodrell Bank telescope on your doorstep at Bridge Farm B&B, Blackden, Holmes Chapel | Stay where an episode of soap opera Hollyoaks was made at Ash House Farm, Acton Bridge, Northwich | Take part in a fishing match for adults at Goose Green, Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield | Make friends with Soot the cat, Jenny the seaside donkey and Arnie the black Labrador at Coole Hall Farm, Coole Pilate, Nantwich | Get your metal detector out whilst you stay at the site of the Battle of Nantwich 1644 at Henhull Hall, Nantwich | Let an AA’ Friendliest Landlady of the Year finalist cook your breakfast at Hill House Farm, Tarporley | Take part in cowpat bingo and stay where turkeys were kept in bedrooms in wartime and where maggot races once took part in loft rooms at Acorn Cottages, Congleton | At Millmoor Farm, we allow you to get up close to farm life, guests can feed the pigs and calves, collect the hens eggs and groom the horses