Tarporley Shacks

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Tarporley, near Cheshire

An epic cabin experience for true nature lovers (each sleeps 2)

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

Parking

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

Woodburner

Space & setting.

*Brand new*
An off-grid, off-line dream, these beautiful cabins set on a working farm will have you slowing down to reconnect with the land and – if you’re travelling with partners/family/friends — each other. Taking cues from Danish design, the bright pine and clean lines balance minimalism and warmth in a perfectly cosy, clutter-free space that’s as inviting as it is immersive in the rural countryside of Tarporley, where rolling green hills, pasture and woodlands stretch out in all directions.

The combination of cool, contemporary design is balanced with playful, nostalgic details that encourage guests to go analogue: a cassette player (complete with tapes by The Police and the Pointer Sisters), books on cosmic events, and card games to play as the log burner crackles in the background. Both cabins have outdoor seating so you can enjoy your morning cup of Dark Arts Coffee as the curious Shetland cows and Valais Blacknose sheep graze nearby (even if you’re travelling solo or seeking solitude, you’ll never be totally alone here). Whether you want to hunker down with a stack of books and blankets or strike out into Cheshire’s countryside, these rural retreats have it all.

Getting here: drive, or train to Chester then taxi (25 mins)

 

Inside Tarporley Shacks, Cheshire

It all started a few years ago. Harry and George had always had a keen interest in building and constructing things — initially, it was treehouses, speakers and furniture, then they built their first cabin on Harry’s family farm. For a small structure, it was a little more complex than you might think. With composting loos, solar power, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom all integrated into a small space, the process threw up all sorts of challenges. Though it was stressful, they were delighted to create such a unique holiday experience with such a low carbon impact, and went on to create more. Their aim is to unlock amazing places for holiday makers all over the UK.

My Kip favourites

They love
The location. Just 40 mins from Liverpool or an hour from Manchester, to utter solitude.

We love
Being immersed by nature, but in hotel-style comfort, meaning long walks then deep sleeps in Piglet-in-Bed linens.

You may not love
Stays are Fri-Mon, or Mon-Fri only (3/4 nights). No WiFi. The cabins are truly off-grid, and the surroundings can be muddy and hostile in winter months.

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  • "Three days spent in blissful peace, star gazing after a long day of hiking in the Welsh hills…Just the thing! Location is very easy to reach. The stylish cabin, affording stunning views, had every modern convenience, including an excellent shower, a fully stocked kitchen (a coffee grinder to boot!), and comfy bed. Little thoughtful details made the experience just that bit more special, like the personal note on arrival and board games: they’ve really thought of everything. Would highly recommend to those looking to unwind and get back to nature."

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Sustainability.

The cabins are built from sustainable materials, and are fully off-grid, with solar power, compost toilets, and spring-fed water.

Surrounds.

  • Countryside views surrounding Tarporley Shacks, Cheshire
  • Countryside views surrounding Tarporley Shacks, Cheshire
  • Countryside views surrounding Tarporley Shacks, Cheshire
  • Join the Sandstone Trail and follow the Raw Head circular section, which takes you to the trail’s highest point for epic views over Cheshire.
  • Walk to The Boot Inn for a pint in its lovely beer garden, or hop in the car to Bunbury where the Yew Tree Inn’s steak burger is made from beef sourced 200 yards away.
  • Tarporley is a 10-min drive or hour’s walk. Book in for afternoon tea at Ginger & Pickles on the high street, where you’ll get 3 tiers of freshly-baked scones, finger sandwiches and local clotted cream.
  • Climb to the top of the medieval Beeston Castle, where history buffs should check out their exhibitions and kids will love ‘sword school’.
  • Schedule a taproom visit and craft beer tasting at Weetwood Ales brewery.
  • A little further away, The Fishpool is a multi-award winning gastro pub located close to Delamere Forest (which is also great for a nice walk!)
  • Wild shore is a waterpark located in Delamere. Here you can tackle the aqua park/aqua chimp, and try wakeboarding or paddleboarding.

Specifics.

  • Two secluded cabins, 700m apart
  • Off grid with solar power
  • Teal sleeps 2 + a child is welcome to share the kingsize bed with parents
  • Tawny sleeps 3 in a kingsize bed and single bed
  • Each has:
  • Ensuite bathroom with compost toilet and shower; Faith-in-Nature toiletries
  • Kitchenette with 2-ring gas hob and eco fridge; basics provided
  • Bench seating
  • No WiFi but good phone reception
  • Dog friendly – see FAQs
  • Alfresco picnic table and firepit
  • Parking area with log store, wellie store with wellies to borrow, and trolley to transport your luggage to the cabin
  • The team are available by phone/Whats App if you need
  • Walk /rive to shops, pubs and restaurants in Llangollen (1 hr/10 mins)
  • Booking conditions: check ins on Friday/Mon only, for a 3-day weekend or 4-day midweek stay
  • Remember to pack: walking boots, waterproof clothing, torch and batteries, USB chargers (no sockets here) and pre-charge any electrics

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30% deposit, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to stay. All payments are non-refundable.
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FAQs.

In: 3pm / Out: 10am. Upon booking you’ll get the code to a keybox for self check-in.

Absolutely. There is a £35 flat charge, and dog bags, bowls and treats are provided.

There’s enough for your first woodburner and firepit, or you can pay an extra £25 for unlimited firewood.

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