Cosy studio cottage in East Cheshire


Entire guest house hosted by Emma

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
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'The Vestry' is an 1846 church building, now a delightful studio cottage for couples, families or business trips with easy access to Manchester airport/city. On the edge of the Peak District it includes a comfortable double bed, 2 single beds on the mezzanine. Relax in front of the wood burning stove, or on the lovely rear deck overlooking our brook and woodland. It’s an easy 5 minute walk to the village with great pubs, shops and restaurants. We have an EV charger available at 20p/pkh

The space
Lovingly renovated over the past 5 years, we have transformed The Vestry into a calming, private sanctuary full of character, history and interest.

With its own entrance and the ability to self check in - this property is perfect if you are currently wanting to have a break away from being at home without the worry of sharing facilities with other people. We have subscribed to the Airbnb 'Commitment to Clean' which means you can be assured of a safe space to enjoy some much needed time away.

The Vestry comfortably sleeps 4, with the main bed on the ground floor and 2 single beds on the mezzanine level. You do need to climb a ladder up to mezzanine so we recommend that only children over 7 should sleep up top. For younger children, or those who need access to the bathroom during the night, we can provide an additional single bed on the ground floor. The mezzanine isn't just for children however, and adults can also sleep up there (just watch the head height) as it can be a little tight (see photos).

There is an en-suite bathroom with a fabulous shower, and we provide towels and toiletries, as well as all linen, duvets and pillows. If you're planning to stay for more than a few days, we're happy to do a change over of linen and towels during your stay. (Please ensure you ask us to so we know to have the linen ready for you)

The wood burning stove will be ready to light on arrival, so you can enjoy the warmth and ambience of a real fire! There are plenty of board games too, and in the summer the children are welcome to play in the courtyard.

We provide a selection of teas, coffee and milk for your arrival so you can settle in after your drive, and there is a variety of cereals for breakfast. In the kitchenette there is an under-counter fridge freezer and microwave. We are within an easy walk to the village and we find a lot of our guests like to eat out when they are here, and with a variety of cafes, delis and restaurants there are lots of great options to choose from.

The bi-fold doors open up to a very private deck, overlooking the brook and our woodland, which is full of wildlife. This is a beautiful, secluded spot, with a table and chairs perfect for breakfast, or an end-of-day G&T or glass of wine!

You can park on our driveway or smaller cars can drive into the courtyard - there is additional parking around the corner from the property should you need it.

Poynton is a fantastic village for walking and cycling and The Vestry is perfectly located. From the front door you can walk to many of the accessible footpaths that weave through the village, up towards the canal and Lyme Park or down through the Village and over to Poynton Pool. We are available to give you any guidance and recommend places to go to should you need it.

We also have and EV charger available to guests at 20p/pkh so if you have an electric car you are welcome to charge while you are here. Please advise in advance so we can organise our cars.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
EV charger
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Fire pit

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Where you’ll be

Poynton, England, United Kingdom

Poynton is a lovely small town with a distinctly village feel. It's located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and separated from the Manchester conurbation by a large area of green belt, giving Poynton a semi rural character with a huge amount of green space.

We have a great selection of cafes, delis, and restaurants in the village, and lots of independent shops giving it a unique feel. There are a couple of great pubs (The Farmers Arms offers great food), bars and we also have a fantastic live music venue - The Acoustic Lounge - with gigs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Further away from the village centre, we have some classic country pubs serving great food.

The train station is about 1.5 miles away with direct routes to Manchester and we have a regular bus route too.

Hosted by Emma

Joined in June 2016
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We're a friendly, outgoing and active couple with two wonderful kids and a great dog. We love our village, and its beautiful surroundings, and look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful part of the world.


  • Ian

During your stay

Where possible we greet our guests on arrival and help settle you in, so can offer you immediate assistance. During your stay if you'd like help, guidance or local tips, Ian works from home so will be available most of the time. Alternatively you can message us, call or text us for help during your stay. Ian walks the dog every day in our wonderful surroundings so you're welcome to join him!
Where possible we greet our guests on arrival and help settle you in, so can offer you immediate assistance. During your stay if you'd like help, guidance or local tips, Ian works…

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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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