Jonathan Schofield relaxes with a view, the paper, the Beaune Supremacy and the best puddings in the region.
Oh to be in Cheshire now that spring is sprung: Nodding daffodils, wine bars, stirring walks through beech woods, fine Victorian houses and linen and keys. ( And for that matter, oh to be in Cheshire now that spring is sprung, and one of the perks of the jobs dictates that you get to stay over to road test one of the reader deals).
But linen and keys, what am I on about?
Well the Alderley Edge Hotel ties with the Lowry Hotel for the best presented tables in the region. It wins on the charm front at the point of bedroom entry, by proudly sporting old-fashioned jangly keys. The bedrooms behind are cute and folksy and include a mightily well-stocked bar, a great little bathroom and all the usual internet links and so forth.
Those in north facing rooms get an uninterrupted view across the whole of Greater Manchester to the West Pennines 15 miles away. Beetham Tower and the city centre’s mini Las Angeles profile is very clear. At night when the street-lights come on it’s perhaps even more impressive. Humbling to think that contained in that view is the whole of Greater Manchester’s 2.5m population.
You can read the full review here.