Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa

Ledsham, near Chester, Cheshire


up to -55% today

Classic room

Executive room

A peaceful Cheshire spa retreat with prized dining

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Up to 55% hotel's website rate ?
Accommodation in a Classic room, including full English breakfast.

This offer also includes use of the thermal suite.

This offer is available for stays between October 2017 and January 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Pets are not allowed at this hotel.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 54% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 13/11/2017, two people may book a one-night stay or more in a Classic room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £79 per room, per night compared to the hotel's website rate of £171 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 54%

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 05/10/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A peaceful, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-awarded country hotel near Chester, with breakfast, use of the thermal suite and optional dinner or spa treatment

Surrounded by 27 acres of pretty woodland, the AA Rosette-awarded Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa really is hidden away in a peaceful country bubble, yet it's also just a 15-minute drive from the historic city of Chester, the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and 30 minutes from hip Liverpool. For more reasons than one, it's scooped up a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Dining is a huge draw here, with familiar British flavours given a thoroughly modern makeover. For spa relaxation, the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club reveals beautiful countryside views from the 18-metre pool and features a quiet spa cafe serving herbal fusions. If you'd rather not leave your work-out plan at home, you can take your Lycra to the air-conditioned Technogym and wind down afterwards in the sauna and steam room.

Good to know

Pre-booking treatments at the spa is required, to avoid disappointment.


Opt to stay in a Classic room, which has a traditional style and pretty garden or woodland views, or an Executive room, which features garden views, upgraded amenities, bathrobes and slippers. Each has a seating area and en-suite bathroom with power shower.


- Flatscreen TV
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Bathroom amenities
- Hairdryer
- Wi-Fi access


Choose from a range of inspired British classics with a twist at the AA Rosette-awarded Craxton Wood Grill, or try the chef's signature sharing platters and desserts. Dining here is an informal yet very special experience. There's also a cocktail bar and lounge serving snacks, drinks and afternoon tea (al fresco on the terrace, if the weather permits it), plus a coffee bar with healthy options.


This Vital Health & Wellbeing Club has an 18-metre heated indoor pool with full length windows, giving you a glorious view of the countryside while you swim. There's also a Technogym, steam room, thermal suite, sauna and a spa café lounge. You can book a range of treatments, including a wonderful hot stone massage. It's required that any treatments are pre-booked in advance.


Sitting pretty amongst 27 acres of woodland, this hotel is a quiet country retreat, but is also just a short drive from Chester, where you can walk along the ancient city walls, shop in Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet or visit Chester Zoo. You're also just 30 minutes from Liverpool and if you're a golfer, there are plenty of good courses nearby.

Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire CH66 9PB

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

The hotel is easily accessible by road as it's just two miles off the M56. You're a 30-minute drive from Liverpool and an hour's drive from Manchester. You can also catch the train into Chester Station, from where it's a 15-minute transfer.

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You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

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We like

  • Staying in the heart of a peaceful woodland, yet being just a short drive from Chester
  • Swimming in the heated indoor spa pool, where you'll have a view of the surrounding countryside through floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Choosing to add on the 25-minute spa treatment for ultimate pampering
  • Fine British dining in the AA Rosette-awarded restaurant

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