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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Stockport, Cheshire
Nestled in the heart of the Goyt Valley, Magpie Cottages are situated on the edge of the peak district in Cheshire, the banks of the river Goyt and form part of Lower Dale Farm Equestrian Centre (British Horse Society Highly Commended). With picturesque walks in all directions, you can watch for our King Fisher pair, also observe the birds of prey and the numerous herons from the banks of the river.
Conveniently situated just 2 minutes drive from Rose Hill and Marple Stations for a 25-minute journey to Manchester city centre, only 20 minutes driving distance from Manchester airport and 15 minutes drive to Stockport. Edale is just 15 miles away which is in the heart of the Peak District.
Fishermen will find Brown Trout, Grayling and even the occasional Salmon in a stretch of river alongside the cottages. A path (cycle/bridle/foot) meanders along the riverside with a short walk/cycle to a country pub which serves food all day, or for those interested in history link over to Chadkirk Country Estate and Chapel which dates back to the Doomsday book!
Here you can also visit our local farm shop and purchase organic, locally produced food and drink. Alternatively, walk around the 100-acre farm and woodland, incorporating the grounds of the historically important Marple Hall, discover our private bluebell wood or search for the Common Spotted or Northern Marsh Orchids.
If you are very lucky you may spot our small herd of fallow deer who inhabit the woodland. Learn to ride (BHS Instructor), develop horse/stable management skills, or for the more experienced, book an individual private trek. Children can experience “own a pony hour”, including grooming, mucking-out and a lead rein ride. They can also feed our chickens and collect the eggs that we provide in our welcome packs. With our “Pets Welcome” and “Horses Welcome” you can bring your beloved horse, dog or cat on holiday with you.
Here at Magpie we try to be as environmentally friendly as possibe including conservation. We recycle and have in the region of 120 solar panels in our attempt to be as green as possible and we use low energy bulbs wherever possible. Our own apiaries and bees provide local wild flower honey and wax to make soaps, lip balms etc; we also have an owl box adjacent to the river.
Family run, Magpie Cottages provide the accommodation for a peaceful retreat away from busy lives; ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and horse riders or those simply wishing to get away from it all. For more information on tourist attractions, see our infographic here on The Top 5 Places To Visit in Marple.