Thursday 16 February 2023

Shepherd's Hut & Otter's Retreat, Wincle, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Peak District National Park (Sleeps 1-4)

Shepherd's Hut & Otter's Retreat are in a stunning part of Cheshire, at Mellor Knowl Farm in Wincle. Our holiday accommodation is in the beautiful Dane Valley and is conveniently located for Buxton, Macclesfield and Leek. It is just 35 minutes from Manchester airport. Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and the Potteries are all within reasonable driving distance. From Wincle you can explore the whole of the Peak District National Park.

For those who want a get away from it all break, our shepherd’s hut and cottage are the perfect place to stay. Each provides a quiet place from which to escape the stresses of modern-day living.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the surrounding countryside and are very welcome to roam our 38 acres of fields, woodland and riverbank.

Shepherd’s Hut: Bordered by a bluebell wood with rookery there is an abundance of wildlife to see. The views from the hut are stunning. There is a summerhouse to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down and a BBQ/fire pit to sit around when the night draws in.

The Shepherds Crook sleeps two and has an en suite bathroom with shower, a well-equipped kitchen and a large double bed.

Otter’s Retreat: For families who are looking for a rural break or a couple who enjoy the extra space, this beautiful cottage is the perfect place to stay. It can be combined with Shepherd’s Crook if you have a bigger party that needs to be together in the same location.

This award-winning cottage has been finished to the highest of standards.

Visiting Wincle & Exploring Cheshire
Mellor Knowl Farm is a sheep farm and is surrounded by 48 acres of land and woodland. There is also a stretch of the River Dane and a pool known locally as Otter’s Pool. There’s a couple of footpaths that cross our fields that you can pick up and follow for some picturesque walks. Otter’s Retreat guests are free to roam our land as long as you respect the livestock and wildlife.

The village of Wincle is a great base for exploring the Peak District. The area has a wealth of walks and trails just waiting to be explored, along with numerous attractions including:

Tittesworth Reservoir.
Rudyard Lake.
Biddulph Old Hall.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.

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