Planning a self-catering holiday can be a daunting prospect, but with these top tips you’ll know exactly what to do! If you’re looking for some advice on how to make your self-catering trip more enjoyable and stress free, read our blog post now. Continue reading “10 Tips for When Planning a Self-Catering Holiday”
Marple Locks is a very popular tourist destination for many people who are visiting the Peak District in England. For those who are staying at one of our cottages, it’s worth planning your visit to Marple Locks. This article will tell you what makes Marple locks so special and help give you some ideas for when you’re there – we’ll also explore some things that may not be on everyone’s radar!
As self catering continues to grow in popularity, it’s important for first time self-catering holiday makers to know what they’re getting themselves into. Manchester is a city with a lot of self catering accommodation options and plenty of things to do, so there’s no reason why you should be stuck eating out all the time! Continue reading “Self Catering in Greater Manchester, Post Lockdown”
Reasons To Choose Self-Catering Accommodation
Self-catering accommodation has become very popular with holidaymakers and for good reasons.
Here at Magpie Cottages, we have put together a useful resource in the form of an infographic on “The Top 5 Places To Visit in Marple”. The places we have chosen to include are deemed the best rated attractions based on their Trip Advisor reviews. As our luxury self catering cottages are based in Marple, we would like our customers to experience the vast scenery, tranquillity and popular tourist attractions that surround Magpie Cottages and its facilities. If you are looking to book a self catering luxury cottage holiday with us for 2017, get in touch today for available dates on 07718 341193!
A look at the picturesque Chadkirk Chapel and its estate, a short walk away from Magpie Cottages
Our cottages are blessed with some great views of the River Goyt. They are a good starting point for exploring the Peak District or the centre of Manchester. Only a quarter of an hour’s walk away is one of Romiley’s finest landmarks. That of Chadkirk Chapel and its estate. Continue reading “Chadkirk Chapel and Estate”
How a former railway line from New Mills to Hayfield became the Sett Valley Trail
On the 04 January 1970, the Hayfield to New Mills Central line saw its last paying passengers. The 2.5 mile line gave the villages along the Sett Valley line a direct link with Manchester Piccadilly station. In its place was a bus service from Hayfield to Manchester via Stockport. Its Manchester to Stockport section was discontinued three years later, though the route exists today as the 358 (Stockport – Marple – Hayfield).
The treasures of Etherow Country Park, another gem in the Goyt and Etherow valleys
In our previous blog post, we looked at some pubs a short distance from Magpie Cottages. The last one in the post was The Andrew Arms. It was so-called due to the mill owner, George Andrew. He built a model village for his workers in Compstall. The millponds for his cotton mills form part of the Etherow Country Park.
A selection of public houses around Romiley noted for real ales and food
One of the upsides of our semi rural location is how close we are to Manchester as well as the Peak District. Home to many established businesses such as Romiley Board Mill, suppliers of cardboard tubes and other packaging, the area around Romiley, Marple and Compstall is also noted for real ales and fine food. Whether your choice of hostelry is cheap and cheerful, or swish, there are enough pubs along the Goyt and Etherow valleys to choose from.
Why Magpie Cottages is perfectly placed for exploring the Peak District as well as the Etherow valley
In less than an hour from Magpie Cottages, you could be in the midst of the Peak District National Park. It is Britain’s oldest National Park, created in 1951, with exceptional scenic views and plenty of things to do. The Magpie Cottages are in the unique position of being close to Manchester city centre as well as places like Buxton, Edale, and Castleton. It is possible by bus and train as well as by car. Here’s a selection of places we like. Continue reading “Where To Visit In The Peak District”