It’s peaceful here: livery to the side, paddock to the rear and farmland running down to the saltmarshes of the beautiful river Dee. These courtyard cottages, adjoining but independent, were part of the cattle farm. Now they make lovely retreats in this private estate of 300 acres: step straight onto the Wirral Way. The Hayloft is upside down with bedrooms downstairs and a light airy living room under the rafters; both have neutral colour schemes and are exceptionally comfortable.
It’s a great place for children: there’s a shared lawn fenced in from the yard and private patios for barbecues on long summer evenings. Wander the estate paths and you’ll find a tennis court on the far side of the drive (bring your own rackets).
You can stroll to a good pub, watch birds within the RSPB Nature Reserve (don’t forget binoculars), or hop in the car to visit Roman Chester. Wales is only half an hour in the car for Caernarfon Castle.