When it comes to weekend breaks, my most visited destination is definitely Cheshire. It’s only about three and a half hours by car from Edinburgh, and I’m down every six weeks or so, either for work meetings, to see friends, or even to get my hair done. Over the years, we’ve stayed in tonnes of hotels – from country piles to intimate B&Bs, and nowhere has ever really felt right. We had resorted to staying in Manchester, then just driving through, but when we found out that The Legh Arms in Prestbury had enjoyed a bit of facelift, we booked up pretty sharpish.
The Legh Arms is situated right in the centre of Prestbury Village, you can take a stroll up and down the hughstreet, and enjoy everything that the little town has to offer. Henry’s is right across the road, and they serve a great coffee if you need a caffeine hit in the morning!
With a buzzing pub downstairs, serving up local ales and tasty meals, your room rate even includes breakfast each morning. The building itself if beautiful – a cozy warren of beamed rooms, with features which date right back to the 16th century. The mix of modern, comfy decor with these features was pitch perfect, and it was exactly the type of spot I wanted to check-in to after the drive down south.
We stayed in the Tatton Room, which came equipped with a soaking tub, fabulous comfy four poster bed and sitting area. I loved the fact that there were even bath salts to enjoy (and happily I had brought along some sleep-aid salts and bubble bath too), which meant I got to spend a rather glorious hour in there with just a book for company.
With a view out onto the Main Street of the village, it was the perfect spot to spend an evening. When we cracked a window, we could hear the happy chatter from the restaurant across the road, and it felt like the cosiest spot in the world to spend a Friday evening. Indeed, we enjoyed ourselves so much we’re headed back this week for a couple of days of work meetings, and I cannot wait!
A night at The Legh Arms starts at £80 and you can book here.