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History of Ash House Farm

Samuel Greg started an old cotton mill in the 1700's and it had become a National Trust property today as Samuel's great great grandson, Alexander Carlton Greg, gave this old mill to the National Trust in 1939. Mr Greg lived at Ash House Farm for over 50 years until his death in 1990. We purchased Ash House Farm and run it till today. In our main farmhouse accommodation, there is still a room called The Greg Room in rememrance of Mr. Greg.

 

While the working Farm still took its usual farming routine, Sue Schofield took the lead and started the family B&B business in 1994.  The farm had been very well known for growing fruit in this area and Fruit Store is the original building where the fruit was packed for market, therefore Sue kept the names of all the rooms that are all named after fruits. She had also given each room an unique style and renovated to a high standard, comprising of four en-suite bedrooms with all rooms having underfloor heating.

 

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Ash House Farm is a genuine working farm where we now have our own free range hens scratching away happily in the Orchard at the bottom of the garden, lovely fresh free range eggs for breakfast. Apples from the orchard are picked and bottled into our very own Ash House Farm Apple juice, which tastes absolutely delicious - you can really taste the difference!

 

When you come to Ash House Farm, you will have a bit history mixing with modern comfort which makes an ideal escape place from the stress of city life.

 

Ash House Farm is such a central location for Arley Hall, Tatton Park, Dunham Massey, Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Oulton Park Racing Circuit, Anderton Boat Lift and Blakemere Craft Centre where Falconry Days are held.  The historical city of Chester, Liverpool, Chester Zoo and Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, Ellesmere are all within easy access. Very good area for country walks along the river,  ideal location for Cyclists passing through from Lands End to John o' Groats or doing the Cheshire Cycleway.  A large selection of maps and information on the surrounding area is available, including books on detailed walks and cycle routes to borrow whilst staying.  It would be our pleasure to welcome you for a short break in the peace of the Cheshire countryside.  Do come and explore all that Cheshire has to offer.

 

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Plan your trip

We have created a Map of things to do around Ash House Farm. In the map we've highlighted four places to visit.To find out where these are and more about each one, simply click the places on the map to get detailed directions from Ash House Farm - you will be amazed how many things you can do during your stay...

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Main Attractions

There are many attractions and activities - from motor racing, stately homes and cycle tracks - within easy reach of Ash House Farm. Take a leisurely country stroll along the river on the edge of the village of Acton Bridge where river cruise trips run from just off the A49. Or visit Arley's Hall...

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Family Activities

There are a range of family activities within a short distance of Ash House Farm. Why not take the family for a visit to Arley on a weekend break. Perhaps you would like to visit Chester Zoo, which is said to be one of the best zoos in the country. If the weather is not too good there is always the Blue Planet Aquarium ... 

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Cycling in Cheshire

Ash House Farm is located near the Cheshire Cycleway Route 70. Cheshire's got the lot for cycling holidaymakers - flat routes for eating up the miles, exhilarating hills for the energetic, tarmac, tracks and tow-paths, quiet lanes and bustling market towns and a calendar's-worth of scenery...

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Holiday at Ash House Farm

Whatever the reason of your stay, you are assuared a lovely time:

  • 6 en-suite bedrooms to choose from
  • authentic local food and drink from our working farm 
  • delicious farmhouse breakfast 
  • Free Wifi
  • great location to many cities and attractions
  • ideal cycling route

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