Terms and Conditions

Amendment of Booking
If you wish to amend your booking, please advise us as soon as possible. Amendments to bookings are subject to availability.

Check-in / Check-out
Check-in is available from 2pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate their rooms by 12noon on the day of departure. †As we are a smaller property we will contact you, by email or telephone, to request an estimated arrival time.†

Regrettably the Lakeside Barn is not suitable for pets.

Event Dates
Due to limited availability at the Lakeside Barn, and our proximity to local attractions, a minimum length of stay or package restriction may be put in place over certain dates.†

Care of the Property
We do respectfully ask that guests take all reasonable care of the property and its fixtures and fittings during their stay. †The repair of any damage to, or extra cleaning required of, the property identified on, or after, departure will incur a charge. ?We also reserve the right to charge guests in full for the replacement of any items that are removed from the premises, by them, without consent.†

Disabled Access
Accommodation at the Lakeside Barn comprises of two double bedrooms which are located on the first floor of the property. †We therefore must advise that it is not suitable for those guests with restricted mobility.

Daily housekeeping is included in all room rates. †

Spa and Leisure Facilities
Spa and Leisure Facilities, with the exception of the snooker table, are accessible with the reservation of our ëSpa and Stayí and ëExclusive Useí packages only. Use of the Spa on said packages must be pre-arranged. ††

No Smoking
There is a completely no smoking policy inside the Lakeside Barn and the grounds of the Mill Pool House. Guests who disregard or breach our no smoking policy, within the Lakeside Barn, will be charged for cleaning costs. Any further damage to any Lakeside Barn or Mill Pool House property will be classed as criminal damage and will be dealt with accordingly.

We do ask that guests are mindful of the fact that the lounge area, garden room, terrace and decked area are all available to guests of both bedrooms. †Should we deem any behaviour by a guest inappropriate, or if any such behaviour be brought to our attention, we reserve the right to take action against that guest. †It will be at the discretion of management as to whether that guest be asked to leave the property.†

School and Accommodation
The Lakeside Barn is home to Cheshire Cooks cookery school and Accommodation, we will always make every effort to ensure scheduling of the courses and overnight accommodation have minimal impact on each other, if any at all.†

A door key and fob will be provided to you on arrival for access to the property and to the Barn itself. †In the interests of security these must be returned on departure. †Failure to do so, or any loss or damage to them, will incur a charge.

Lost Property
We will make all reasonable effort to locate and return any lost property to the owners. †If we are unable to locate the owner and the item remains unclaimed for three months, we reserve the right to dispose of that item.

Parking is available at the Lakeside Barn for eight cars on the driveway. †All vehicles are left at the owner's/customer's own risk and we do not accept responsibility for loss or damage. Should a problem occur with a vehicle in the car park, we cannot accept any liability. If a vehicle is left on the driveway without our consent, the Lakeside Barn reserves the right to remove the vehicle and to do so at the owners expense.

Room Request
The Lakeside Barn offers two individually designed double bedrooms. We will always note any preference you express for a particular room and do our best to accommodate your request. †Please be advised that this may not always be possible.

Child Policy
The Lakeside Barn is an adults only property and therefore reservations will not be accepted by, or on behalf of, those under 18 years of age.

Guests liability for their account is not waived and guests must agree to be held personally liable in the event that any indicated person, group, company or association fails to pay all or part of any charges incurred.

Payment Policy
Reservations will only be accepted on receipt of full payment unless an alternative is offered by management. †Non-payment of the balance on or before the due date shall be construed as a cancellation of the contract by the Client and the Owners shall not incur any liability to the client in respect of any loss or damage following such cancellation. †The deposit paid will not be refundable. †We currently accept payment by bank transfer or cheque. †Where applicable, the date on which the final balance is required will be set out with the acknowledgement of reservation. No bookings can be accepted by those less than 18 years of age.

Rates quoted are based upon double occupancy, unless otherwise stated. †Under no circumstances can the total numbers of guests exceed the number stated. We reserve the right to alter prices without prior notice.†All incidental expenses must be paid in full, by cash, prior to departure.

Should unforeseen circumstances mean that we, The Lakeside Barn, be unable to reserve any of the accommodation requested then any deposit paid would be returned in full. We cannot pay any compensation or any reimbursement of any expenses or costs you may incur as a result of any such cancellation.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be advised in writing and an acknowledgement from the Lakeside Barn management is required to confirm that the cancellation has been processed. The cancellation period will be advised at the time of booking and it is at the discretion of the Lakeside Barn management as to whether the cancellation fee be waived. We strongly recommend that adequate travel insurance be taken out against cancellation


If there shall be a breach of any of these conditions, the management of Lakeside Barn reserve the right to re-enter the property and terminate the agreement, without prejudice, to the other rights and remedies of the management. Management shall be allowed the right to enter any property at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.†

We reserve the right to terminate Your Booking immediately without being liable for any refund or compensation where you engage in unacceptable behaviour that causes a disturbance or nuisance to other guests or residents.

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