Backwood Hall dates from 1840 and is in the heart of a 300-acre estate with uninterrupted views of the Dee Estuary and the hills of North Wales. While it feels quiet and secluded you’re not remote; Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are in easy driving distance.
Sandra and Jim are keen for their guests to love staying here. Open fires in the dining room and sitting room keep things cosy, or if it’s sunny you can have a picnic on the rolling lawns in front of the house or play tennis – there’s stabling for horses too.
You can cook together and eat at the large kitchen table or the formal dining room or walk 15 minutes to the Boat House in Parkgate RSPB Nature Reserve to watch wildlife activity on the marshland while you eat. The lovely coastal town of Parkgate is a 20-minute walk mostly through the estate, and you can stock up at Heswall, a ten-minute drive away.