Bedrooms - 2
Sleeps - 4
Bathrooms - 1
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Smithy Lodge At Heaton Park Cottage
Such a wonderful opportunity to stay in a historic Grade II Listed former gatehouse, within one of Europe’s biggest municipal parks.
8 steps to entrance.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Steep and narrow stairs to.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twins beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area. Private permit parking for 1 car, £3 for additional parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has steep narrow stairs.
Dating back to 1806, Grade II Listed Smithy Lodge was once the original gatehouse for Heaton Park, and part of the Earls of Wilton estate. Instantly recognisable with its distinctive eight-sided design, it has now been fully restored providing a wonderful opportunity to stay within the grounds of one of Europe’s biggest municipal parks. Sleeping up to four guests it’s perfect for couples and small groups alike, looking for a unique stay on the outskirts of Manchester city centre. Once inside, downstairs you’ll find a comfortable lounge and spacious kitchen/dining area, and then upstairs two good sized bedrooms and the bathroom. The property holds certain features which due to its original design and Grade II Listing, must remain.
The stairs for instance are incredibly steep, and most of the lighting is through lamps. Although this may not suit all, it adds to the charm and historic nature of this wonderful property.
Heaton Park itself is a historic, stunning green space and Grade II Listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks. It’s home to the Manchester Beekeepers Association and has the only flat bowling greens in Manchester (which were built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games). There are cafes, a farm, Tram Museum, championship quality golf course, and a boating lake. It also holds a superb year-round calendar full of events from recitals in Heaton Halls music room, to outdoor concerts where the likes of Oasis and The Stone Roses have played.
Heaton Park and Smithy Lodge are within proximity to both Prestwich and Whitefield where you’ll find all the usual amenities including shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. The centre of Manchester itself is also just 3. 5 miles away. Across the other side of Heaton Park is Heaton Park tram stop which for those who’d like to give their cars a rest, provides extensive access to Manchester and its suburbs including Altrincham, Didsbury, Old Trafford and Salford Quays amongst others.
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