Orchard Cottage, Rainow

This fine cottage offers comfortable living in a historic setting, next to the former Cheshire Hunt Inn from which the Hunt used to ride. It enjoys wonderful country views and is in walking distance of the old mill village of Bollington.

Orchard Cottage Rainow

Welcome to Orchard Cottage, one of the exquisite Cheshire Hunt holiday cottages nestled close to Rainow on the scenic Cheshire border. Our charming accommodation includes Orchard Cottage and Damson Cottage, both lovingly crafted from a barn conversion project completed in 2008.

The original structure, dating back to the 1850s, is adjacent to a local landmark—the former Cheshire Hunt Inn, once frequented by the Hunt riders. While each cottage offers its own distinct amenities, they can be rented together to accommodate up to 11 guests, making them an ideal choice for extended family vacations.

Recognised by the esteemed Peak District Authority for its architectural significance, our barn is situated along a tranquil pathway that winds through the picturesque valley, forming part of the renowned Gritstone Trail—a favourite among avid walkers. Indulge in a luxurious self-catering retreat where each cottage has been thoughtfully furnished, boasting its own unique character. Admire the breathtaking vistas of the open countryside, and relish the convenience of being within walking distance of the historic mill village of Bollington. Here, you’ll discover an array of delightful pubs, enticing restaurants, charming local shops, and scenic parks.

Unwind, explore, and create treasured memories at Orchard Cottage—a hidden gem in the heart of Cheshire’s natural beauty. Book your stay today for an unforgettable holiday experience.

Orchard Cottage at a glance:

  • Sleeps six guests.
  • Three bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one family bathroom.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • A games room with full size table tennis and pool tables is available for the use of the occupants of both Damson and Orchard Cottages and is located within the grounds of the barn.
  • Exposed beams.
  • Orchard which provides additional grounds for visitors to explore and enjoy.
  • Private garden to the rear with York stone patio.
  • Ample parking at the rear of the property.
  • One well behaved dog is welcome (small additional charge).
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Visit the well-known spa town of Buxton and the underground caverns at Castleton.
  • Explore one of the many National Trust Properties including Tatton Park, Dunham Massey and Lyme Park.
  • Manchester with its excellent museums, shops and restaurants is a 45-minute drive away.
  • The picturesque Roman city of Chester is an hour away for those who wish to travel a bit further afield.
  • Manchester Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away and Macclesfield railway station a 10-minute drive away, which provides good rail connections and a regular two hour rail service to London.
  • The Tytherington Club Golf Course – An 18-hole course set within gentle rolling countryside

Further places within the area to visit include:

Poole’s Cavern and Country Park – Visit and explore the vast caves and crystals that have been created.

Gawsworth Hall

Jodrell Bank observatory

Macclesfield Forest

Hare Hill Gardens and Alderley Edge

Goyt Valley

Rudyard Lake

Capesthorn Hall & Gardens

Buxton Opera House

Gawsworth Hall

Stockport Air Raid Shelter