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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Chester

Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Chester, Cheshire, CH669PB, UK
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Chester Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Chester 0344 879 9038 Parkgate Road Ledsham Chester
79 out of 100% 8 votes


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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Golf in Local Area

The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa is a a beautiful secluded hotel with outstanding comfort and facilities, only 6 miles from Chester City Centre. 

Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 72

Parking Spaces: 100

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa near Chester is nestled amongst 27 acres of beautiful Cheshire woodlands. Although this four star hotel in Cheshire has a country location in the village of Ledsham, the hotel is only a few minutes away from the M53 which connects to the M56 and onto Manchester and the rest of the UK.

The accommodation as the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel offers the best of British tradition with 21st century comfort and style to ensure your stay is special. Rest assured that all of the luxurious, elegant and comfortable rooms come complete with stunning views of the gardens as standard, along with comfortable beds to snuggle up in, elegant marble en suite bathrooms and power showers to set you up for the day.

Enjoy an al fresco cocktail on the terrace before experiencing gourmet dining in the stunning Craxton Wood Grill. Choose from a range of inspired British classics with a twist, or try the chef's signature sharing platters or a mouth-watering dessert.

Indulge at the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa where there's no better place to put your feet up and let the therapists ease away your stresses.

The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel near Chester offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.




tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Complimentary Bottled Water

Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, at this country house retreat guests are offered a choice of rooms and suites so that you can select the level of comfort and the features that best suit your needs.

The Classic Rooms are situated in the modern part of the hotel and offer all the amenities required for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Awake to stunning garden or woodland views after a restful night's sleep in our comfortable beds. The modern en suite bathroom has a power shower and complimentary toiletries. Tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary filtered water, Flatscreen freeview TV and unlimited WiFi internet access are also provided. Choose from either double or king bedded rooms.

The Executive bedrooms are spacious and have unparalleled views over the gardens. Relax after a day exploring nearby Chester and sink into a relaxing bath before retiring for a great night's sleep in our comfortable king-sized bed. For those on business, take advantage of the extra-large desk and unlimited WiFi internet access to keep in touch with the business world. The Executive rooms also include additional touches such as upgraded toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

The newly refurbished Feature rooms are situated in the Original Manor House and are full of individual charm and character. Enjoy a fantastic nights sleep with soft duvets, crisp linen and comfortable pillows. Feel refreshed after showering in our stunning en-suite bathroom with walk in power shower then relax in your complimentary bathrobe and slippers. The feature rooms include modern amenities and offer wonderful views of the gardens or woodland from the original leaded windows.

The Classic family rooms are modern, light and spacious. Offering a double bed and 2 single beds you can easily accommodate a family of four so that you can all enjoy a relaxing experience. With our glorious gardens and stunning pool, the whole family will have a stay to remember. The family rooms also include a DVD Player and activity pack to keep children entertained throughout their stay. In addition these rooms include flatscreen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries and free, unlimited WiFi internet access.

The Suites offer character and style, situated in the heart of the manor house with breath-taking views over the beautiful gardens. Enjoy spacious, contemporary luxury and sink into the king sized bed with crisp linen, fluffy duvet and plump cushions. Relax in the adjoining lounge, slip into the bathrobe and slippers provided and settle into a deep, comfy sofa to watch the plasma TV. Also included upgraded toiletries, Tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary filtered water and free WiFi.

Featuring the same comfort and luxury as the Classic Rooms, the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel's Accessible Rooms have extra space to allow for easy wheelchair access. They feature wet rooms or lowered baths with handrails, reachable switches and a pull-cord alarm system linked to Reception for extra peace of mind.


Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

Craxton Wood Gril
Only the finest, locally sourced ingredients are used in the Craxton Wood Grill where classic British dishes with a twist are served in relaxed and stylish surroundings. Choose from a range of inspired dishes, or try the chef's signature sharing platters or a mouth-watering dessert. Dining here is an informal yet very special experience.

• Monday - Thursday 6.00pm - 9.30pm
• Friday - Saturday 6.00pm - 10.00pm
• Sunday 12.30pm - 9.30pm
• Food is available in the lounge from 12.00pm onwards from the Lounge Menu.

• 7am-9.30am (Mon-Fri)
• 8am-10.30am (Sat-Sun)

Cocktail Bar and Lounge
In the summer months, Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa's cocktail bar and lounge is a delightful destination; enjoy the garden views as you soak up the sunshine with a refreshing drink, or tuck into afternoon tea al fresco on the outdoor terrace. At other times of year, simply pick a cosy corner and relax with a creamy cappuccino or a glass of wine, enjoying the traditional country house ambience.

• 12noon - late
• Lounge Bar menu available between 12noon and 10.00pm
• Afternoon Tea served between 12noon and 5.30pm

Vital Coffee Bar
Set within the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club, this bright and airy coffee bar serves snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Choose the healthy option and enjoy drinks or nutritious snacks poolside.

Opening Times
• 7am-10pm (Mon-Fri)
• 8am-8pm (Sat)
• 8am-10pm (Sun)


tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Steam Room
tick Relaxation Area
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
tick Spa Lounge
tick Aerobics Suite
tick Thermal Suite

Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind with a visit to the brand new Vital Health & Wellbeing Club at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa. Having recently benefited from a £1.4million investment theluxurious new spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The 18 metre heated indoor pool allows you to enjoy magnificent countryside views through the full-length windows as you swim. Burn off the calories with a class in our studio, or leave the stresses of the day behind on the Technogym machines before enjoying a well-deserved bask in the rejuevating new thermal suite or relaxation room.

If you prefer, unwind with a relaxing hot stone massage from the trained therapists, enjoy the wonderful facilities or simply relax with a soothing herbal tea in the Woodland Café.

Residents can use these facilities for a charge of £20 per person, which includes: full use of the stunning spa thermal facilities including multi-sensory area of aromatic drench showers, sauna, steam room, thermal foot-spas and ice fountain. Fluffy robes, towels and slippers are also provided.

Opening Times
• Monday to Friday: 6.30am–10.00pm
• Saturday & Sunday: 8.00am–8.00pm
• Children's swim times: 9am-11am & 3pm-6pm


Location & Directions

Directions to Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel near Chester

2 miles from M56
6.8 miles from Chester Station
33.9 miles from Manchester Airport

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Whilst we remain open for the lockdown, it is for key workers and essential work trips only

Macdonald Craxton Wood – (The Spa at the hotel will be closed), (room service only)

Customer Notice - COVID-19: Please click here to view details of Macdonald Hotels planned procedures for welcoming guests to the hotel

Residents can use the hotel leisure facilities for a charge of £20 per person, which includes: full use of the stunning spa thermal facilities including multi-sensory area of aromatic drench showers, sauna, steam room, thermal foot-spas and ice fountain. Fluffy robes, towels and slippers are also provided. Children's swim times are from 0900-1100 and 1500-1800, we regret that children are not allowed in the pool area outside of these times

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Horse Riding
tick Cycling
tick Horse Racing
tick Golf in Local Area

Although there is not a golf course onsite at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, there are plenty of courses nearby. So if you're starting to get withdrawal symptoms, book in for a round at the sister hotels, Macdonald Hill Valley Spa Hotel & Golf and Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa.


Ness Botanic Gardens
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm
Intu Trafford Centre
Martin Mere Wetland Centre

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide in Chester.

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