The Best Hotels to Book Near BeWILDerwood, Cheshire

Visit BeWILDerwood with the whole family and explore woodlands, treehouses and mazes galore
Visit BeWILDerwood with the whole family and explore woodlands, treehouses and mazes galore | © Toddlerstock / Alamy Stock Photo
Sadie Whitelocks

BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge woodland full of family fun and outdoor adventure, based on the enchanting Boggle at BeWILDerwood book series by author, Tom Blofeld. The multi-million-pound attraction, set across 70 acres (28ha) of woodland, features dozens of attractions including treehouses, mazes, super slides and extra-long zip wires. To make the most of your visit, we’ve picked out some of the best hotels nearby – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Cholmondeley Arms

Pubs with Rooms, Hotel

Classes at this former school have been swapped out for pub sessions – the teachers’ quarters have been converted into charming bedrooms. There are six rooms at this red brick 19th-century property, just a 25-minute drive from Cheshire and each one is named after a teacher. The entire venue has a warm and welcoming feel, with a blend of period and modern features. Lacklustre school meals have been replaced by a mouth-watering menu at the ground floor pub – the most popular dishes include the legendary steak and kidney pie and the famous Cholmondeley Mess, featuring a moreish mix of meringue, cream, strawberries and raspberries.

2. The Pheasant Inn

Hotel, Pubs with Rooms

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Enjoy sweeping country views at this impeccable five-star inn. The characterful property – which is a 15-minute drive from BeWILDerwood – features 12 boutique-style hotel rooms and an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant with Instagram-worthy dishes. There is also a three-bedroom self-catering property, which makes for a great base if you’re travelling with family or friends. The sandstone main building dates back more than 300 years – and historic features run throughout, with low-slung beamed ceilings creating a cosy atmosphere.

3. Manor Farm Egerton B&B

Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

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© Manor Farm Egerton B&B / Expedia

Feel right at home at this picture-perfect manor house, in the heart of rural Cheshire and less than 10 minutes by car from BeWILDerwood. This B&B offers five classically furnished rooms with en-suite facilities – the ground-floor rooms open out onto leafy patio spaces that you can enjoy from dawn to dusk. Guests come for the expansive grounds which frame the property – and the generous full English breakfast. If you’re looking for more space, the owners also have two self-catering cottages nearby.

4. Cheshire Boutique Barns


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Don’t let the word barn put you off, because these farmyard buildings – a six-minute drive from BeWILDerwood – have been upcycled into luxurious five-star lairs. There are three barns to pick from: the Cowshed and Old Parlour can sleep up to four, while the Nest has been designed as a romantic retreat for couples. Each barn has unique furnishings – but some of the features in common include fully equipped kitchens, Nespresso coffee machines, surround-sound entertainment systems and romantic mezzanine bedrooms decked out with White Company bedding. They also feature private outdoor spaces with roll-top baths – and an onside beauty therapist can be booked for in barn spa treatments. If you don’t fancy cooking at home, there are several gastropubs in the area.

5. New Farm Bed and Breakfast

Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

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Keen anglers will be in their element at this bed and breakfast, next to a well-stocked carp fishing lake. The farm’s former milking parlour now has five modern rooms in various configurations – and there’s an adjoining caravan park with 27 pitches. Tuck into a farmhouse-style breakfast made with locally sourced produce before you head out to explore. There are acres of countryside surrounding the property – as well as historic Cheshire within easy driving distance and BeWILDerwood less than a 20-minute drive away.

6. Peckforton Castle


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© Peckforton Castle / Expedia
Play at being king or queen for the night at this magnificent castle hotel – this Grade I-listed property has 48 individually designed rooms that exude opulence. The higher-tier rooms feature lavish four-poster beds but for solo travellers, there are single rooms and for those travelling as part of a group, there is a luxurious lodge that can sleep up to nine adults and two children. The dining options are equally as exquisite: the 1851 restaurant offers artfully presented dishes and the lower-key 2010 brasserie serves up a must-try peanut butter cheesecake topped with banoffee ice cream. The castle is next to the small village of Peckforton and less than 15 minutes by car to BeWILDerwood.

7. The Lion at Malpas

Hotel, Pubs with Rooms

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© The Lion at Malpas / Expedia

Nestled in the historic village of Malpas, this pub with rooms makes for a great base to see the surrounding sights – it’s just over a 10-minute drive from BeWILDerwood. Thanks to a meticulous renovation, the interiors of the pub are fit for an Instagram shot or two, with a modern rustic vibe running throughout. From the outside, the pub doesn’t look too big, but several outbuildings house a stunning collection of rooms and a duplex suite. Along with a fine selection of ales and artisan gins, the pub restaurant serves up a hearty menu – with the Sunday lunch being a popular sitting with locals and travellers.

8. Carden Arms

Hotel, Pubs with Rooms

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Step into this 18th-century coaching inn and prepare to be wooed by the cosy interiors and historical character. Carden Arms – which is located in the village of Tilston and less than 15 minutes from BeWILDerwood – features a ground-floor bar with local ales on tap and a dining room that specialises in using seasonal locally-sourced ingredients. The juicy steaks here are a year-round favourite with diners. Upstairs, there are three double rooms, a single room and a master suite – all are named after horse breeds, from the Shire to the Shetland, as part of the building originally served as stables.

9. The Bickerton Poacher

Hotel, Pubs with Rooms

Park yourself at this traditional country pub and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and rural surroundings. The inn has 11 rooms and there is a campsite which includes a community shop and children’s playground. For those home-from-home comforts, the inn serves up a top-notch Sunday roast – the Beef Wellington is another speciality. There are numerous walking trails on the doorstep and BeWILDerwood is less than 10 minutes away by car.

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