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Bollington Town & Countryside

Red Oaks Farm nestles in the Bollington valley. This quiet town provides excellent links to the local countryside and the Macclesfield Canal.

We encourage our visitors to explore the local countryside and take digital photographs. If you would like to submit a photo to add to our Gallery please contact Brenda Buxton at Red Oaks Farm. We hope you enjoy the images and you visit Bollington, stay with us at Red Oaks Farm, and visit all our local attractions.

The images used have been acquired from various sources. If you require an acknowledgement for an image used or would wish it to be removed from our Bollington Town and Countryside gallery please do not hesitate to contact Red Oaks Farm. The music accompanying the gallery is performed by Bollington Brass Band.

Local Shops

From specialist furniture to art, bakeries to restaurants, public houses and its very own brewery. Although a small town, Bollington has a number of shops for everyday items to something a little more personal. Macclesfield Town Centre is only 4 miles away which provides more shopping and entertainment, and Prestbury Village offers something a little more exclusive.

Macclesfield to Manchester is just a short train journey of 30 minutes away.

White Nancy

White Nancy is less than a mile away. Fantastic views from the top on a clear day.

Click on the map marker for more information.

Anson Engine Museum

This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best-kept secrets among Cheshire’s many attractions. Over the past few years, it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums.

Situated just south of Manchester in the leafy countryside of Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. It is the result of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor’s years of hard work collecting and restoring engines. This award-winning museum houses a unique collection of over 200 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines to more modern diesel. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum.

Please visit the Official Anson Museum website.

Gawsworth Hall

Gawsworth Hall is an ancient manor house wrapped in romance, intrigue and great charm. Here you will find the Fitton family Chapel, first licensed in 1365, and still used by the family today.

The original Norman house was rebuilt in 1480 and, following extensive remodelling in 1701, was the subject of the most famous duel in English history in 1712 Lord Mohun and the Duke of Hamilton fought over the estates and both duellists were killed.

Here lived Mary Fitton, the younger daughter of Sir Edward and Lady Alice Fitton (Sir Edward had inherited Gawsworth Hall on the death of his father in 1579). Mary is possibly the Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Her short, but brilliant career at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I (where she was appointed Maid of Honour in 1596) ended in 1602 following a rather wild affair with the Earl of Pembroke – she became pregnant, a matter that so outraged the Virgin Queen that both she and the Earl were sent to the Tower for an undisclosed period.

Macclesfield Silk Museums

The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian Silk Mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays.

This ‘hands-on’ experience allows children and grown-ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk!

Macclesfield Silk Museums offer a variety of experiences designed to meet National Curriculum requirements at the Primary level. Covering Victorians, Egyptians, silk and science, our educational visits bring history to life in a fun and interactive way.

Access to the collection is offered in terms of changing exhibits on display, particularly in the costume galleries. We also offer behind-the-scenes tours. Special interest groups or individuals can make arrangements to view items from our study collection. As part of craft workshops, we endeavour to include relevant items from the collection for close examination. We regularly lend items to other museums to include in their exhibitions.

Our philosophy is to preserve our collection whilst, at the same time, making it available to the public.

The collection and library are consulted by researchers from all over the UK and overseas. Please visit the official Macclesfield Silk Museums website.

Tatton Park At Knutsford

Set amidst more than 50 acres of Tatton Park gardens, at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant Mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position. The impressive portico of the South Front dominates the view of the house from the parkland.

From the turn of the 18th century, the Egerton family made a home on this site. An earlier house was extensively re-modelled in the Neo-Classical style, between 1780 and 1813 by the architects Samuel Wyatt (1737-1807) and Lewis William Wyatt (1777–1853). The rich furnishings of the Tatton Park mansion and its important collection of paintings and books reflect the growing wealth and status of the Egerton family at the end of the 18th and during the 19th centuries. The mansion houses one of the National Trust’s finest libraries and an outstanding collection of Gillow’s of Lancaster furniture. Add to this the extensive array of domestic offices and servants’ quarters and the Mansion offers a complete view of life in days gone by.

Tatton Park has recently embarked on a project with the Family History Society of Cheshire to document historical information about the hundreds of people who worked and lived at Tatton Park throughout the Egerton family’s ownership.

Please visit the Official Tatton Park website

Little Moreton Hall

The development, decline and subsequent restoration of Little Moreton Hall, near Congleton in south Cheshire, shadows the fortunes of the Moreton family who built it. Today the building could be the ‘crooked house’ of nursery rhyme fame. As one of the most famous timber framed buildings in England, Little Moreton Hall’s aesthetic appeal lies both in the variety of chequerboard patterns of black timber and white mortar, arranged to dazzle visitors, and the way that the house appears to be collapsing slowly under its own weight. The lack of furnishing and decoration throughout gives visitors an almost unique opportunity to study Tudor building techniques and architecture.

Please visit the National Trust Little Moreton Hall website

Oliver TL
Oliver TL
Great and friendly service. Charming old farm house with period features. Comfy ensuite rooms with traditional yet tasteful adornments. A gem in the Bollington area.
Tania Gregory
Tania Gregory
This place is alittle gem, the owners are so lovely the place is clean and the breakfasts are amazing. We have used them several times and always will, even better they are dog friendly. Red Oaks Farm has quite afew animals too as well as the sheep and cows they have chickens, doves, ducks, peacocks, emu's, larma's and family dogs a great place.
Alan Sprowell
Alan Sprowell
Excellent B&B. Comfortable bedroom and an excellent breakfast.
Dapper Chappy
Dapper Chappy
Lovely place
Absolute gem and find this place fantastic little farm. hosts are excellent so warm and friendly the pod we stayed in was absolutely amazing and stunning views all round everything you need in this little pod eco toilet on site and plenty of cooking equipment provided well as fire logs for the outside fire pit seats to sit outside on very comfortable sleep night out under the stars of you want that come here friendly sheep around keep you company at night I wish I could give them more stars thankyou for such a stunning stay we will definitely be back again.
James Sharp
James Sharp
Stayed in the log pod last night, and had a really lovely time. Brenda was welcoming and drove us herself to the log pod upon arrival. Log pod itself spotless, in a lovely location and full of all necessities. Beautiful surrounding area too with plenty to do. Would recommend 100% and we hope to be back soon!
Projects uk Nick Waite
Projects uk Nick Waite
Lovely friendly farm house, lovely clean rooms with everything you need, will definitely stay again
Jake Lowe
Jake Lowe
I stayed in the log pod on the Saturday. I would like to say was probably the cutiest one I've ever stayed in. I booked it for me and my partner and we really loved it. Its on its own, in the farm fields with a cosy fire pit, all logs provided and even fire lighters to get it going. Tea and coffee with hot chocolate and even marshmallows. All the little bits added up and I would highly recommend a stay here. Brenda and Alan were lovely and I shall be visiting again.
David Spicer
David Spicer
Spot on lovely place and lovely people