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'My 2015 Festive signature dishes for you to recreate. We would love to see how you get on, send us your photos for a chance to win £100 Cheshire Cooks course voucher' 

Best wishes, Philip

If you were listening closely to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show yesterday you might have heard Chris' announcement about CarFest 2015.....The dates have been set for CarFest North, 31st July and 2nd August and CarFest South, 28th Aug and 30th August. Make sure that you start booking your holidays now to make sure that you don't miss out and stay tuned to hear more about tickets going on sale!

Is your heart sinking at the thought of arranging this year's Company Christmas do? Well we have the perfect solution for you which will leave you to get back to the day job knowing that you have an amazing experience lined up that your colleagues will be talking about for years to come.

The Festive Foodie Package at Cheshire Cooks combines festive cookery experiences with the full range of facilities available at Lakeside Barn. †Available for †either a lunchtime or evening sitting, and suitable for groups of between 6 and 10 people, the parties commence with a welcome drink followed by a cookery lesson and 5 course meal with wine, including the dishes that you have made. †Your menu can be tailored to suit your requirements, but we can assure you that all our parties will be designated Turkey Free Zones!


For a limited period the Festive Foodie Package - which usually costs £165+vat - is available for £95+vat per person, which also includes a free gift for each guest to take away. †At this price we envisage that dates will soon be filling up, so if you are looking to hold your party between 25th November and 20th December, or 3rd -14th January, then we would love to help you to plan your event. †

Simply call 01829 760902 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Tuesday 16th September we will welcome local chocolatier Charles Hardy to Cheshire Cooks for our very first 'For The Love Of Chocolate' cookery course!

A fun full day course introducing you to the world of tempering, moulding, decorating and dipping!

Chocoholics and Anyone Interested in Chocolate Follow This Link!!†

Don't worry if you can't make this date. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know about future dates!

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August†

The North's biggest historic race meeting†i
s celebrating 60 years this Bank Holiday!†

There'll be Classic Cars, Rally Demonstrations, Wingwalkers and Air Displays,†Military Vehicles, Super and Historic Touring Cars and plenty more.

Find out why you should choose comfort over canvas at the Lakeside Barn for your visit to Oulton Park's Gold Cup.

Getting your feedback means so much to us - high praise indeed from someCarFest for BBC Children in Need†ViPs, so we must be doing something right...

"You really should try this gorgeous place. The hosts are so kind and friendly too and†their standards are very high. Plump bedding, little dressing table, high barn ceiling, slate hearts for coasters...Fine choccies and Prosecco to greet you.

Light-filled little lounge and honesty bar (Fine choices there too - I noticed gin was Bombay though I didn't taste!).

The food choice delicious for breakfast. Latte from intense, fresh espresso on the go (the only way to have coffee) and warm croissant for me but many more options - healthy or a morning banquet.

If you like a gym, spa and treatments you can find that too...calm, elegant travertine abounds

For me a highlight was feeding the adorable, lady ducks on the lake from the decking on the property, which you reach with but a few steps from the barn..."

Did you know you can have the Barn all to yourselves?

By exclusively reserving the Barn, you and your family or friends have the opportunity to enjoy all that it has to offer, in total privacy, from just £495.00 per night.†

This is a guide price and is based upon our ëSerenityí package. For further details or a personalised quotation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01829 760902

It's Here!...Our Book On-line feature is now up and running! So†day or night†you can reserve your perfect Barn experience.

  • Choose from one of our Cheshire Cooks cookery courses and still benefit from a Special rate if you bring a friend along too!
  • Consider our†'Stay and Cook' which, together with our 'Cook and Stay' allows you to choose whether you enjoy your cookery course before or after your perfect night's sleep.
  • If pure relaxation is on the agenda, look no further than 'Peace', 'Tranquillity' and 'Serenity', three packages based upon luxury bed and breakfast experiences.†

With two simple steps to booking. I think it is safe to say that the hardest part will be deciding what to do!

Our Countdown doesn't lie, that means there are just over two days until CarFest North starts at Oulton Park race track. †Hosted by Chris Evans, it is expected to welcome 26,000 people each day and has already raised over half a million pounds for BBC Children in Need. †

We have just one room available for the third and final day of the event - Sunday 3rd August, so if you want to stay in luxury, on the doorstep, we would love to welcome you. Call 01829 760902.

Believe us when we say, you can't stay closer -†

We always love to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay at the Lakeside Barn or cookery course at Cheshire Cooks and today was no exception.†We received another fabulous review from guests who joined us over the weekend.†

"Gorgeous building...immaculate rooms...amazing food...picturesque setting...stimulating conversation...a real sense of fun!"

†We are not sure we could add anything, other than a big thank you of course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Start your experience with a†glass of bubbly in the spa bath or drinks on the decking overlooking the Mill Pool. †Choosing from a range of treatments†from salt scrubs to mud wraps, facials to massages, truly unwind in the hands of our therapist†Rebecca Jayne. After your treatment relax on the loungers or†take time out in the sauna and let your everyday stresses melt away.†

A wonderful treat for yourself and your partner and a great way to catch up with friends. †

We will be posting more details of our Spa experiences on our Facebook page

To make an enquiry call 01829 760902 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Philip and Janice,

Just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely day.

You both made us all feel so very welcome.  It was such a special day on so many levels, it was good for us all to be together as a family in such lovely surroundings with great tuition and great food. What could be better and you made it all possible, such a perfect entertaining day, learning has never been this much fun under your expert guidance.

Best Wishes

Steve, Sue and family