Located in the Macclesfield area of Mottram, this exclusive leisure, golf and business hotel is perfect for family breaks, couples retreats and business stopovers. The hotel has its own golf course, tennis courts and fitness center alongside a spa offering beauty and health treatments. There are also meeting rooms available at your disposal, fitted with audio/visual equipment and flipcharts. Guest rooms benefit from connecting rooms, so if you’re travelling with children you can keep them close by, and there is also cable LCD television and a daily housekeeping service provided. If you decide to explore the local area, take advantage of the free onsite parking and babysitting service and enjoy a romantic night out for two!
Once upon a time Macclesfield was the biggest producer of finished silk in the world and you can discover more about its incredible history with the silk industry at The Silk Museum. Housed in Paradise Mill, you can get a real sense of what life must have been like for the workers here in the 1930’s and learn more about their working conditions. In association with this museum is the Silk Museum at Park Lane which tells the story of silk from China to the north of England. You can find out more here about the techniques of silk weaving, dying and printing and there are plenty of workshops and hands on activities throughout the year to get involved with too.
With the Peak District so close, be sure to fit in an afternoon walk or if the weather is nice, pack a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors. On the edge of the Peak District is the aware winning Blaze Farm. The farm is free to enter and visitors can meet the resident animals, feed the chickens, watch the lamb’s coats being sheered or see how cows are milked in the parlour. Besides the animals, the highlight of the farm has to be the delicious Hilly Billy Ice Cream, which is made with the residents cows milk- the perfect day out for little ones.
Another great day out in the area is to Capesthorne Hall and Gardens. Dating back to 1719, this impressive stately home is lavishly decorated with antiquities such as Greek vases, marble and oil paintings. Take a tour of the Hall and enjoy the peaceful gardens adorned with beautiful flowers. Various events take place here throughout the year, from music concerts to Christmas fairs so be sure to check what’s on during your visit.