Mottram HallTom Grieve, Cinema Editor
For those looking for a true luxury stay in Cheshire, it is hard to beat Mottram Hall. Set within a massive 270 acres of pristine landscaped gardens, this grand four star hotel and spa also boasts an 18-hole Championship golf course fit for the pros. The elegant estate has a history that spans as far back as 1310, when it was originally established by Adam de Mottram. Much has changed since then of course, but the 18th century, Grade II listed Georgian country house that holds the hotel’s 120 stylishly outfitted bedrooms, remains a sight to behold.
Located in the leafy village of Mottram St Andrew, Manchester Airport is a short drive, while the upmarket villages of Prestbury and Alderley Edge are conveniently just down the road, as is the bustling town of Macclesfield. There are plenty of things to do on the doorstep then, but Mottram Hall’s guests will find enough to keep them occupied within the hotel’s extensive grounds. In addition to the golf course, the recently outfitted £15m Champneys Spa provides ample opportunity for a luxury pampering following a dip in the pool, a workout in the cutting-edge gym, or even 90-minutes on the FIFA accredited football pitch.
Dining-wise, expect quality local produce served across multiple restaurants — the hotel has earned a AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence. Whether you’re sitting down for a Sunday lunch soundtracked by a live jazz singer, or enjoying a cocktail on the terrace, the service shouldn’t disappoint. Given its lavish credentials Mottram Hall is also choice location for your function or event, with options for everything from magnificent fairytale weddings, to corporate meetings or gala dinners.