East House - Stunning Cottage, Arley Hall, Cheshire

East House was built in the 1980s on the old foundations of the original dining room of Arley Hall which was demolished in 1968. Access to the cottage is through the main courtyard with its stunning archways and decorative brickwork which has stood the test of time.

Fully refurbished with a light and airy feel throughout, the ground floor boasts a fully-fitted modern kitchen with breakfast area, a separate formal dining room with double doors leading to a cosy sitting room with comfortable seating, a wood burning stove and views of the rear garden. On the first floor are four tastefully furnished double bedrooms, all with super-king size beds that can convert into full size single beds on request, offering flexible accommodation for friends and families to come together.

As well as having access to the Estate’s stunning gardens, guests at East House have their own private rear garden which is partly walled from the Chapel. Outdoor furniture makes this an ideal space to relax after a day exploring; or simply just to sit and take in the morning birdsong.

Arley Hall and Gardens is a stunning historic house and wedding venue with gardens open to the public for much of the year. Guests staying at East House have complimentary access to all of the facilities on-site including the award-winning manicured gardens, plant nursery, café and children’s play zone. Just outside the cottage’s front door is The Grove, a well-established arboretum and a Woodland Walk covering approximately 6-7 acres. Arley is conveniently positioned in a very quiet and peaceful rural spot, yet is not far from the M6 and M56 motorways, making it easily accessible for weekend breaks. The area is perfect for countryside walks and many of Cheshire’s finest gardens and stately homes are nearby. If you fancy venturing further afield, the walled city of Chester, with its famous zoo can be reached in 30 minutes’ drive. Alternatively Manchester and Liverpool are great day trip destinations, both can be reached in under an hour.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground Floor:
Open-plan sitting and dining area
Sitting room
With a wood burning stove, two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa, 3 armchairs, television with Freeview and views across the garden and estate.
Dining room
With a dining table seating eight guests and french doors leading to the courtyard.
With an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and a table seating eight guests.
With a washing machine, wash basin and WC.

First Floor:
Bedroom one
With a 6' super-king size bed (can be configured as 3' twin single beds on request) and en-suite bathroom.
En-suite bathroom
With a bath and over-head shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom two
With a 6' super-king size bed (can be configured as 3' twin single beds on request).
Bedroom three
With a 6' super-king size bed (can be configured as 3' twin single beds on request).
Bedroom four
With a 6' super-king size bed (can be configured as 3' twin single beds on request).
Family shower room
With a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.

Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and views of the chapel and estate.
Designated parking for three cars.

Additional Information:
Sorry, no pets.
As the gardens are open to the public, visitors may be wandering the area and therefore please observe the 10mph speed limit.
Gardens open 10am-5pm during the summer and 10am-4pm during the winter.
Children and infants welcome. Please provide your own infant equipment.
East House is accessed by the courtyard which is shared with neighbouring properties.

  • Child Friendly
  • Countryside
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Near a Shop
  • Near Golf Course
  • Near Walks
  • Open Fire / Log Burner
  • Parking Available
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Unusual
  • Washing Machine

About the area

There’s lots to enjoy on-site at Arley Hall & Gardens. There’s a lovely café serving freshly made produce during the day, a gift shop and kids will love the play zone.

For wedding enquiries, please click here.

Recommended pubs close by include The George and Dragon and The Cock O' Budworth, both at Great Budworth, the Antrobus Arms at Antrobus and The Spinner & Bergamot at Comberbach. All are only 3-4 miles from Arley.

Just 5 miles from Arley is the lively village of Stockton Heath with several places to eat to choose from. For fine dining there’s The Terrace Bistro; or for Greek and Mediterranean inspired food, try Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar.

Knutsford is a lovely historic town 8 miles from Arley. If you are staying over the May Day Bank Holiday, the Knutsford May Day parade held on the first Monday in May is definitely a local highlight.

The area is great for walking with numerous parks and woodlands to explore. Marbury Park, 5 miles from Arley, is a country park with an arboretum. Covering nearly 200 acres, Dunham Massey Deer Park features a magnificent collection of ancient trees and woodland occupied by a herd of fallow deer. For a shorter lakeside stroll, head to Shakerley Mere, home to many species of wildlife and popular with anglers and bird watchers alike. A little further afield is Tatton Park, a sizeable 2000 acre estate with plenty of open parkland, red deer, stunning landscaped gardens and little farm, perfect for younger visitors.

Many of Cheshire’s finest historic homes are easily reached. Lyme Park is an attractive National Trust house surrounded by gardens, moorland and a deer park. Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston Castle is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England.

If you fancy playing a round or two of golf whilst staying at Arley, several local clubs welcome non-members including High Legh, Antrobus and Hartford.

Racing enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with Haydock, Aintree and Chester racecourses all easily accessible from Arley.

Feeling adventurous? There’s Go Ape at Delamere Forest with treetop adventure and all-terrain forest segway experience, or get behind the wheel for an off road Land Rover Experience at Peckforton Castle.

The walled cathedral city of Chester is steeped in history dating back to Roman times. It’s definitely worth the easy 30 minute drive. If visiting with children, make sure to visit Chester Zoo. It has over 35,000 animals in its zoological gardens.