The House

Pickmere Country House is a Georgian grade ll listed building dating back to 1772. Originally built as a farmhouse, it was the largest of its kind in Cheshire and commands picturesque views over the surrounding countryside. We are situated in the centre of the village of Pickmere and the house is now a family-run small hotel. We are fully licenced and serve lunches and evening meals on request.

Felicia & Tony Dykstra

What We Offer

Sitting Room


7 ensuite rooms – 4 superior doubles with king size beds on the top floor, 1 superior double/twin with a zip and link bed and 1 family room with a king size & 3 single beds on 1st floor, 1 Garden Annex with a king size bed (good for guests not wishing to climb the stairs or who have dogs)

Full Monty Breakfast


We offer a full English breakfast with vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options available together with a selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, fruit juice, toast, tea and coffee. Special diets are catered for – we should be advised on booking.

Property Highlights



Free WiFI

Off road parking

Dog friendly

Great location

7 bedrooms

16 Guests

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Despite the secluded and picturesque area around Pickmere Country House, we are also within commutable distance of a variety of business and industrial parks and areas. Nearby business parks include Radbroke Hall, Gadbrook Park etc …… . Business events or industry conferences can be draining, and a picturesque location and accommodation are the perfect way to relieve such stress. Pickmere Country House can offer a unique and affordable alternative for your business events. Please call 01565 733433 for further information and to discuss your requirements.

Business meetings

Want to get away from the office and constant interruptions? Why not choose a country retreat to get the most out of your working day. You can have a small business meeting in the peace and quiet of our guest lounge and dining room. We welcome a maximum of 12 people therefore still allowing you to  maintain a professional boardroom meeting style. We can cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please telephone 01565 733433 with your requirements and for tariffs.


Pickmere Country House can be booked for your exclusive use for a variety of functions including wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, naming ceremonies, renewing your vows and other special occasions.

Felicia & Tony Dykstra

Felicia and Tony have been in the travel and tourism business for many years and have been living and working at Pickmere Country House for the last 14 years. We brought our family up here (now all flown the nest) who loves to welcome guests. Pickmere Country House is a Georgian grade ll listed building dating back to 1772. Originally built as a farmhouse, it was the largest of its kind in Cheshire and commands picturesque views over the surrounding countryside. We are situated in the heart of Cheshire, in the centre of the village of Pickmere and the house is now a family-run small hotel. We are a 30 minute drive from all that Cheshire has to offer from 11 National Trust properties, Chester Zoo, many lovely walks, shopping and great places to eat. We are fully licensed and serve meals on request.

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Things To Do

The UK’s number 1 zoo, boasting an impressive 12000 animals and around 400 different species. Chester Zoo is a world renowned zoo with every changing activities and demonstrations as well as a constantly increasing roster of wildlife. Chester Zoo is open everyday from 10am with the exceptions of Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

Another one for animal lovers of all ages. Knowsley Safari Park is one of the best Safari parks in the UK with an impressive array of animals. Knowsley also offer Birds of prey and sea lion displays as well as hands on animal experiences with GiraffeS, Meerkats, Big Cats, Elephants and Rhinos. Knowsley Sarafi Park is open everyday from 10am till 5:30pm.

Blue Planet Aquarium is perfect for a family day out. With a huge array of fish and other sea life, Blue Planet is boy entertaining and educational, with an array of talks and feeds throughout the day for all ages to get involved in. Blue Planet also offers an outdoor play area, an Otter enclosure and Swimming with Shark experiences. Blue planet is open every day, 10am to 5pm monday to friday and 10a, till 6pm at weekends.

An outdoors adventure for all ages. There are several tree top experiences for different ages, a child friendly one and a more challenging one for the older members of the family. As well as the tree top experiences, there are segway tours and zip-line courses as well as a children’s play area. They are closed during December and January and their opening times are dependant on what experience you want.


Tatton Park

Historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park and playground. Explore 1,000 acres of beautiful Parkland with walking trails, picturesque meres, and an abundance of wildlife to share with your loved ones.


Jodrell Bank

The Jodrell Bank Observatory – originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station and from 1966 to 1999, the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories – hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester.

Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.


Lion Salt Works

The Lion Salt Works is the last remaining open pan salt works in Marston, near Northwich, Cheshire, England. It closed as a work in 1986 and is now preserved as a museum.


Cheshire Oaks

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We accept adult, house-trained and well behaved dogs with responsible owners

Evening meals are served Monday to Thursday (except Bank Holiday Mondays) 18:00 – 19:30.  Lunches, afternoon teas and dinners by prior arrangement at weekends.

Yes, we serve wines from Tanners of Shrewsbury, local ales from The Tatton Brewery, Peroni, spirits and have a range of soft drinks

Guests may cancel by 10am 2 days prior to arrival free of charge, after that time we will charge for 1 nights stay except for Easter, Bank Holiday weekends, The Cheshire Show (June), The Tatton Flower Shower (July), Christmas and New Years Eve where we require 1 weeks notice of cancellation. For whole house bookings we require a 25% deposit at the time of booking and the balance 30 days before arrival.

Dogs must not be left alone in their rooms and can come into the guest sitting room, if other guests have no objections. There is a £8 charge per dog per night.

In the village there is a lovely lake, which is a 5 minute walk away. It takes about 45 minutes to walk around the lake. There are many other walks in the area, just a short drive away, including Neumann’s Flashes, Marbury Country Park, Delamere Forest, the Sandstone Trial and Teggs Nose in the Peak District

We have a large family room with a double, 2 single beds, a z-bed and 2 travel cots. Children under 2 are free of charge.

you can have a micro wedding (12 guests including yourselves) with a Celebrant. Otherwise, there are many venues nearby in which to get married including Great Budworth Church, Arley Hall, Tatton Park, The Oak Barn at Peover, Leicester Warren Hall in Knutsford and many others. We can accommodate you and your guests and can cater for pre-wedding dinners as well as micro wedding breakfasts.

The Garden Annex is on the ground floor, This room is not in the house, but is attached to it and situated along the terrace. The room can accommodate a wheelchair user. The bathroom has a walkin shower.