Need to know
18, including two suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability (charges vary depending on time). Earliest check-in is 3pm.
Double rooms from $88.75 (£71), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (£9 for Continental, £13.95 for full English, à la carte from £7).
The Oddfellows Hall now housing the hotel was once a member’s organisation for the misfits of society – hence the quirky interiors by Ken Roscoe, a local Cheshire interior designer and the driving force behind the hotel.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, Nespresso coffee maker, Roberts radio, iPod dock, minibar, Plantation toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
In restored Victorian Caldecott cottage, room 19 boasts a roll-top bath and lampshades decorated with the delicate work of Cestrian illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Overlooking the garden, the Douglas Duplex suite has a shuttered skylight above the freestanding bath on the mezzanine level – perfect for a long soak gazing at the stars.
Flat leather sandals for roaming the designer outlets; pick up a wispy blue silk dress to play Alice in the secret garden come cocktail hour.
The hotel has two vintage bicycles to hire free for countryside jaunts (a security deposit is required). The two-bedroom Caldecott Cottage is fully accessible to wheelchair users, as are the garden, bar and restaurant.
Welcome. Extra beds for children only (£35 a night) and cots (£17.50) can be added to the rooms; there’s a children’s menu with a breakfast option for £4.50 and mains for £5.