The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms

Cranage, Cheshire

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An ultra-affordable base in a great destination

Double room

Double room

Double room

Chester, Cheshire

A Cheshire gastro hotel housed in a 17th-century, Grade II-listed building, including breakfast and optional dinner allowance

Fabulous for gourmands and luxury-seekers who like the idea of staying in a rather characterful 17th-century Grade II-listed building, this self-styled ‘restaurant with rooms’ in the pretty Cheshire village of Holmes Chapel is a stylish patch to place your head.

An eclectic design theme reveals itself on arrival, most obvious in the entrance lounge, bar and signature restaurant. Expect beamed ceilings, stone floors, original joinery, clever lighting, and a charming mish-mash of artworks and curios throughout. But it’s the British cuisine with a nod to all things Cheshire that is the real winner. The culinary thrills are plentiful: full English breakfasts, superb deli lunches, and kitsch afternoon teas with thoughtful extras.

With offbeat but very tasteful décor that veers on the right side of boutique-chic, each of the individually-designed rooms allure with classic and contemporary fixtures and fittings. The vibe here is exceptionally laid-back, but lounging in the cool-looking bar with a Cheshire-brewed ale and taking long walks in the Dane Valley are definitely worth getting out of bed for.

Excellent for
Country Drink Food Scenery UK and Ireland Easter

We like

  • Lots of homely touches in the gorgeously designed rooms
  • Enjoying a walk in the scenic Dane Valley
  • Gastro dining that is hard to beat, plus an excellent drinks menu

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