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If you get lost at any point please call us on 01260 226609. There is car parking at Chels Barn but please consider the environment and car share or use public transport where possible. To help the environment (and yourselves!) by not being stuck in traffic please check traffic conditions before you travel; in case there is a holdup and you wish to plan a different route. Live updates, average road speeds, weather conditions, what the variable message signs are saying, live images from CCTV cameras, etc are on http://www.highways.gov.uk/ or on 08700 660 115 (Traffic England - this is a chargable call!).
For public transport information please visit the relevant website:
trains http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or call 08457 48 49 50
coach http://www.nationalexpress.com/ or call 08717 818 181
airports http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/ (with buses to Buxton from the airport Skyline 199 bus http://www.skylink.co.uk/ ); http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/;
(OS Reference SJ 958 626)
From the South And East
Leave the M1 at Junction 23A. Follow signs to Stoke and Uttoxeter on A50. Continue to the turning off to Ashbourne A515. Take this road until you reach Ashbourne and then follow signs for A523 to Leek.
Continue on this road through Leek following signs for A523 to Macclesfield. About 2 miles out of Leek take the right hand fork signposted Heaton. Travel for ˝ mile up a hill and take the first right, signposted to Meerbrook, Swythamley and Danebridge. You are now on the right road – do not turn off this road following signs to Heaton.
After about 1 mile you will go straight over a junction. The next house on the left has a brown standard lamp in its front garden (Toft Lodge Farm). Turn off the road into the lane next to this house and continue to the end where you will find Toft Hall. Chels Barn is below Toft Hall on the left hand side of the courtyard.
From the North And West
Travel to Macclesfield and leave Macclesfield in a southerly direction on the A523 signposted to Leek. After about 8 miles you will enter the village of Rushton (beware the 2 speed cameras). Travelling through Rushton you need to travel up the hill in front of the Royal Oak pub, signposted to Meerbrook (the main road bears right at this point, so whilst you are technically turning left you actually travel in a straight line).
After ˝ mile at the top of the hill, turn left by some rusty white railings. Continue to the top of this road (ignoring any signs to Heaton). At the junction turn left (signposted Meerbrook, Danebridge, Swythamley). The next house on the left has a brown standard lamp in its front garden (Toft Lodge Farm). Turn off the road into the lane next to this house and continue to the end where you will find Toft Hall. Chels Barn is below Toft Hall on the left hand side of the courtyard.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Please note – not to be confused with Toft Hall, Knutsford
Unfortunately no buses pass Toft Hall. The local Moorlands Bus can be ordered during the week to take you anywhere in the Moorlands. If arriving at Toft Hall by train the nearest stations are:- Buxton(Manchester/Sheffield line) or Macclesfield or Stoke on Trent (London Euston – West Coast Main Line). All are c 10 – 12 miles away.
The following are telephone numbers of cab companies, and directions to give your taxi driver to find Toft Hall. If you have any problems call 01260 226609 and we will talk the driver in!
Buxton Radio Taxis 01298 23457
Allied Taxis 01298 72123
Pete’s Taxis 01298 25010
Take the road to Leek. As you come down the hill past the Roaches and Winking Man rocks, into Blackshaw Moor turn right at the Three Horseshoes pub. Follow this road over Tittesworth Lake, through Meerbrook village and up over Gun Hill to its end (approx 2 miles). At the end turn right (signposted Wincle and Danebridge and Swythamley). Toft Lodge Farm is the first property on the left hand side (it has a brown standard lamp in the garden). Turn into the track next to the farm and Chels Hall is at the bottom.
FROM MACCLESFIELD (Railway Station = approx 11 miles)
Dave’s Taxis 07801 433698 (This driver regularly drops off at Toft Hall – so he is probably your first call!)
Atax 01625 423333
Take the road to Leek. As you enter Rushton, take the Old Leek Road up the hill at the Royal Oak (the main road bends right at this point), it is signposted to Meerbrook. After half a mile (up steep hill), turn left by the rusty white railings. Continue until the end of this road (ignore any turn offs to Heaton). Turn left (signposted Wincle, Swythamley, and Danebridge). Toft Lodge Farm is the first property on the left hand side (it has a brown standard lamp in the garden). Turn into the track next to the farm and Chels Hall is at the bottom.
FROM STOKE ON TRENT (Railway Station = approx 16 miles)
Intercity 01782 855855
Embassy Express 01782 285005
A1 National 01782 207676
Take the road to Leek. (If you know the short cut to Macclesfield via Rudyard - take this route onto the A523). If not, in Leek follow road signs to Macclesfield A523. About two miles after leaving Leek take a right hand fork signposted to Heaton. Continue up this hill for about half a mile and take the first right turning to Wincle. Continue for about one mile on this road (ignoring any signs to Heaton). Pass straight over a junction and Toft Lodge Farm is the first property on the left hand side (it has a brown standard lamp in the garden). Turn into the track next to the farm and Chels Hall is at the bottom.
ACT Taxi: 01335 343928
Coaches & Mini Bus Hire:
Robin Hood Coaches: 01538 306618 or Aimees Coaches & Taxis: 01538 385050
Manchester Airport = approx 27 Miles, East Midlands Airport = approx 55 miles
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