WELCOME TO CHURTON HEATH FARM BED AND BREAKFAST

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                          WELCOME TO
            CHURTON HEATH FARM
               BED AND BREAKFAST


We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing time.

In order to get the most out of your stay here, and to ensure your safety and
comfort, we would be grateful if you could take the time to read this
information on arrival.

In case of emergency, you will find us in the farmhouse downstairs.

•   If it is during the night, our bedroom is at the top of the stairs on the left
    (from leaving your room)
•   If we are out, please call us on our mobiles:
    > Vanessa - 07773-237-396
    > Jim – 07802-577-309.
Thank you!




Vanessa Stratton.

! If you would like this information in a larger or

    different font, please let us know.




           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Medical and Emergency Information
Dial 999 only in an emergency if you need to contact the Police, Fire Brigade,
Ambulance Service, where there is a danger to life or a crime in progress.


 Service            Details            Telephone No.              Address        Distance
                                                                                   from
                                                                                 Churton
                                                                                  Heath
                                                                                  Farm

Accident &    Countess of Chester       01244 365000        Liverpool Road,       5 miles
Emergency     Hospital
                                                            Chester, CH2
                                                            1UL

NHS Direct    For immediate and           0845 46 47        n/a                    n/a
              confidential advice
                                      www.nhsdirect.co.uk
              and information 24
              hours a day, 7 days a
              week

Doctor        Drs Sowerby &              01829 733456       Tarporley Health      7 miles
              Partners                                      Centre,
                                                            Tarporley,
                                                            Cheshire

Dentist       Oaklands Dental            01829 732979       5 Nantwich            7 miles
              Practice                                      Road, Tarporley,
                                                            Cheshire
                                                            CW6 9UN

Vet           Barnhouse                  01244 335550       1 Tarvin Road,        8 miles
              Veterinary Practice                           Littleton, Chester
                                                            CH3 7DD

Pharmacies    Farndon Pharmacy           01829 270364       The Pharmacy,         4 miles
              (GJ Rigby)                                    High Street,
                                                            Farndon,
                                                            Cheshire, CH3
                                                            6PT

Petrol        Sainsbury                 01244 350086        Caldy Valley          4 miles
Stations                                                    Road Great
                                                            Boughton
                                                            Chester Cheshire
                                                            CH3 5QJ




             Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                    Tel: 01244-620-420
                          Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                           Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Fire and Safety Emergencies
There is a mains powered (battery backed up) smoke alarm in both bedrooms,
and also in the hall, landing and downstairs sitting room. Please acquaint
yourself with the house upon arrival to ensure that you know your escape
route in case of an emergency.

In the event of fire, please leave your room immediately, go down
the stairs and out of the front door. Wait on the lawn, well away
from the house.

If you lock your bedroom door from the inside, please make sure you do
not leave the key in the lock – this ensures access can be gained in case of
emergency.

If you have an emergency in the night, then we can be found in our bedroom,
which is at the top of the stairs on the left (from leaving your room). In the
evenings, please either knock on the kitchen door (closed because of the dogs),
or find us in the family sitting room.

If we are out and you need to contact us then please call our mobiles :

•   Vanessa - 07773-237-396
•   Jim – 07802-577-309.
If you have any accessibility issues regarding emergencies (such as difficulty
hearing an alarm), please advise us on or soon after arrival.

There is a first aid kit, spare shaving kits, toothbrushes and sanitary products
in the drawers in the cupboard outside of your room. Please notify Vanessa if
you have needed to use any of these items.




           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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About Churton Heath Farm
Churton Heath Farm is a working beef farm, with a Georgian Farm House.
The size of the farm is about 360 acres, with approximately 350 head of cattle
on the farm at any one time.        We sell this meat through “Stockton and
Stratton”, to local shops, pubs and restaurants.


About Us
The Stratton family consists of Jim, Vanessa, Sam and Charlie. We moved
here in March 2005, and as well as running a beef farming enterprise,
Vanessa has a business (Kids Corner), which sells outdoor activity toys and
Jim has set up Stockton and Stratton, an on-farm butchery supplying local
outlets with fine quality meats.

Both Jim and Vanessa are from local backgrounds, and Sam and Charlie go to
school locally, in Aldford, where they seem to be very happy! Jim has a
farming background and has always wanted to run his own farm, and Vanessa
had various interesting administration posts, until the boys came along, and
has since then worked from home running her own businesses – Kids Corner
and Churton Heath Farm Bed and Breakfast.

They have two dogs, Biscuit (a Jack Russell) and Treacle, a black Labrador.
Both dogs are very friendly, and enjoy being made a fuss of! Corkie, the
African Grey parrot joined the Stratton family in November 2005, and her
vocabulary is coming along tremendously!


About the Area
Bruera reflects the pastoral side of Cheshire – rolling fields with cows and
sheep, and a tradition of rural life stretching back over centuries. Dairying
has traditionally been important in this part of the world, and despite the
parlous state of the industry these days, it continues to be so. A patchwork of

           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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small villages and hamlets stretches south from Chester, reaching down to the
Shropshire Marches. (‘March’ here is a reference to a border or boundary’ and
indicates that the area was border country, with long-running disputes over
land for many centuries.)

Chester itself was of course an important Roman city – some experts believe it
was intended to be the capital of an expanded Britannia following the
intended conquest of Ireland, which never took place. Today, it is a modern,
thriving city, with a mixed economy owing a lot to tourism and financial
services.

South Cheshire is a quiet, relaxing place to spend some time – but if you want
a change of pace, then it’s never too hard to find some city life.


Guest Registration
We are required by law to ask you to complete a guest registration form please
do this on your arrival.


How to Work the Television
The five UK terrestrial channels are operated using the larger remote control.
This also operates the DVD player which is located in the right hand side of
the screen.

The freeview digital channels are selected using the smaller remote control.
Press the power button, then for a menu of the channels available press the
‘Guide’ button and follow the on screen menu.


Smoking
Please note that we operate a no smoking policy throughout the whole house
(this is in line with UK legislation, although Churton Heath Farm has always


            Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                   Tel: 01244-620-420
                         Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                          Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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been ‘no smoking’). You may smoke in the garden, but please dispose of
cigarette butts safely!


Access to the House
The key to the front door is on your room key. If the door is locked when you
come in, please lock it after you using the Yale lock on the door. If you have to
leave the building in an emergency, unlock the Yale lock on the door.


Departure
We do ask that guests arrive no earlier than 4pm and that you vacate your
rooms by 10am on your day of departure, so that we have time to prepare for
the next guests, go shopping and to have family time! Please remember to
return your room key on departure!

If you wish to buy any of our Stockton and Stratton produce upon departure,
please let us know.


Breakfast
The Dining room can be found by coming down the stairs turning right into
the Guest’s Lounge. The dining room is through the door on the right.

Breakfast is normally served between 8.00 & 9.30am. If you would like
breakfast outside of these times, please let us know. To ensure that we can
serve you promptly, please complete the breakfast menu and leave it
downstairs before you retire for the night.

We appreciate that many people come to Churton Heath Farm for some time
alone! So if you would rather dine alone at breakfast, not with the other
guests and can be flexible about the time you have breakfast, please let us
know and we will do our best to accommodate you.


           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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We supply cereals, toast, juice, fruit and a cooked breakfast as standard.


Room Tea Tray
All beverages supplied in the room are complimentary and are restocked daily.
If you wish to purchase additional items to take away please let us know.

Each room has a fridge with fresh milk for you to make tea or coffee in your
room. (You will also find bottles of still and sparkling water in the fridge.)


Blankets and Pillows
There are extra blankets and pillows in the wardrobe.             Each room has
bathrobes for each guest.


Spare Toiletries
We have a supply of spare toiletries just in case you’ve forgotten any essentials
(toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razor, shaving form, ladies sanitary
products). These can be found in the drawer in the cupboard outside your
room. Please make a note of what you have used and we will add it to your bill
at the end of your stay.


The Toilet
We have a septic tank, so please don’t flush anything down the toilet apart
from toilet paper. Please use the sanitary bags and bins provided.


Iron
If you wish to borrow an iron and ironing board – please let us know.




           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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CDs and DVDs
There are CD’s and DVD’s in the cupboard outside your room which you are
welcome to borrow.


Telephone
Mobile signals are quite good around here. If you need to use the house
phone, please ask.


Internet Access
Both rooms have internet access, by the ‘plug and play system’.            Simply
connect your laptop to the extension socket provided.


Noise
It is very difficult to sound proof such an old house and some noises do travel.
Most people come to Churton Heath Farm for a peaceful time so we would ask
that you respect other guests by not playing the TV or CD’s loudly, especially
after 10.30pm.


Heating
If you do feel cold, please say, and we will adjust the heating. The heating is
thermostatically controlled. You can adjust the control on the radiator in your
room. The hot water is on constantly, so there should be plenty for baths and
showers at any time.      The hot water on the shower is thermostatically
controlled – it should be preset to 38oC. To increase the temperature past
38oC, depress the grey button and rotate the control to the required
temperature. (38oC is the recommended temperature.)

The radiators in the bathroom also keep the towels aired.



          Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                 Tel: 01244-620-420
                       Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                        Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Churton Heath Farm and the Environment
As our contribution to saving energy, we will change the sheets and towels
after every guest or once every 4 days in the case of longer stays. If you wish
to have them changed more regularly, please put towels in the bath or shower,
and advise us if you wish to have the beds changed - we will be happy to
oblige.

You can help save water and energy by avoiding leaving the taps running
when you clean your teeth, and turning off lights and the TV when not in use.


Cleaning
We will make up and clean the bedroom and clean the bathroom everyday
between the hours of 10 and 12. If you prefer us not to come into your room
during your stay please hang the ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ notice on the door.

(We reserve the right to enter the room in any case of emergency or
problems).


Books
There are guide books and maps for the local area in the dining room. Please
feel free to take these out with you, but please remember to return them at the
end of your stay.


The Garden
In the summer a table and chairs are available for guest use.




           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Restaurants and Pubs Serving Food

Grosvenor Arms, Aldford

Best dining pub in Cheshire for the second year running. Large and friendly
pub serving very good food and real ale. Nice garden, plenty of indoor seating.
Open all day. Dogs allowed in bar. Just over a mile from Churton Heath
Farm. Worth booking ahead for peak hours.

Tel. 01244-620-228.


Mitchells Wine Bar – Tattenhall

A family-run wine bar and restaurant set in the delightful village of Tattenhall.
Offering International cuisine, with a big emphasis on local produce. Fresh
food, home made. Again worth booking for peak hours.

Tel: 01829-771477


White Horse, Churton

About 5 miles from Churton Heath Farm. Food and good ales.

Tel. 01829-270-244


Calveley Arms, Handley

Gastropub just off A41 (on the old road which has been bypassed), about 6
miles from Churton Heath Farm. Large and varied menu, real ale
(Boddingtons and guest brews).

Tel. 01829-770-619




           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Francs, Cuppin Street, Chester

Rustic French restaurant, long-time fixture on Chester dining scene. Good
choice of vegetarian meals.

Tel. 01244-317-952


Frogg Manor

Unusual and eccentric restaurant. English food, 1930’s music and frogs. To
quote one review - “unashamedly bourgeois, eccentric, original and
quintessentially English.” About 8 miles from Churton Heath Farm.

Tel. 01829-782-629


Travel Information

Rail

Chester station is the nearest. Direct trains to North Wales, Liverpool,
Manchester and London. Local trains to the rest of Cheshire and Shropshire.
The rail companies operating from the station are Arriva Trains Wales,
Central Trains and Virgin Trains.


Bus

There is a bus service to and from Chester which runs regularly (mostly
hourly) from outside the farm. The number of the service is C56, and it is run
by D Jones & Son, departing from Foregate St in Chester, at Stand H. There is
a website which will give you up-to-date information on this service – address
below, then choose ‘Route Timetables’ lower down the page:

•   http://journeyplanner.cheshire.gov.uk
Most bus services depart from either the Bus Exchange, which is to the rear of
the Town Hall; or Foregate Street, in the centre of the city.

           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
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                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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National Express coach services

These arrive and depart from Vicars Lane – note that this isn’t a coach station,
and there are no facilities at all. It’s on the street next to the amphitheatre,
opposite the Chester Visitors Centre.


Park & Ride

There are 4 sites in Chester. The nearest to Churton Heath Farm are the sites
at Wrexham Road (the A483 into Chester from the south) and Boughton
Heath (on the A41 just to the south of Chester, between Ramada Hotel and
roundabout). This is a good service and runs every day of the week.


Car parking in Chester

It can be difficult to find spaces on some days, and it isn’t cheap. There are
short term car parks at Pepper Street and Newgate Street, and long stay at
Crane Street (near the racecourse) and Cuppin Street.


Tourist Information

Chester Tourist Information Centre

Town Hall,
Northgate Street,
Chester,
CH1 2HJ.
Tel : 01244 402111
www.chestertourism.com


Chester Visitor Centre

2 Vicars Lane, Chester, CH1 1QX.
Tel : 01244 402111

           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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www.chester.gov.uk


Cheshire Oaks Tourist Information Centre

22b Cheshire Oaks, Outlet Village, Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9JJ.
Tel : 0151-356-7879


Nantwich Tourist Information Centre

Church House, Church Walk, Nantwich, CW5 5RG.
Tel : 01270-610-983


Other Local Amenities

Nearest Bank/Cash Dispenser

Sainsbury’s, Caldy Valley (take Caldy Valley Road exit from roundabout at
junction of A41 and A55 Chester Ring Road)


Nearest Post Office

Aldford Village – just past the Church on the left. It is shut on Wednesday
afternoons, Saturday afternoons, and open from 9 to 10am Sundays and Bank
Holidays.


Nearest Public Telephone

Aldford Village, just outside the village hall.


Nearest Post Box

Just past Bruera Church – go down the drive, turn right it is about ! mile.




            Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                   Tel: 01244-620-420
                         Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                          Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Luggage Transfer
Subject to availability, and at a fee of 50p per mile, we can provide luggage
transfer to your next destination. If we are unable to do this then ere are local
taxi companies who will be able to transfer your luggage for you.


Local Taxi Companies
There are black cab taxi ranks outside the Railway Station and close to the Bus
Exchange Point next to the Town Hall in the city centre. Private hire taxi
companies are also available – you may find these useful:

•   Abbey Taxi's Tel: 01244 318318
•   Chester Private Hire Tel: 01244 370999
•   King Kabs Tel: 01244 311551
•   344 Cabs Tel: 01244 344344
•   464 Cabs Tel: 01244 346464

Local Walks

Riverside walks

The River Dee has footpaths along it for much of its length, but a couple of
good places to walk alongside the river are at Aldford; and Farndon and Holt.


Aldford

A pretty village, part of the Westminster estate. It used to be a major river
crossing in Roman times, being the point where the Welsh Watling Street (the
main north / south road, linking Chester to Wroxeter) crossed the Dee by a
ford. You can see the site of the mediaeval castle just behind the church.




           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Farndon and Holt

This pair of villages sit either side of the Dee – in fact, the churches almost
seem to be trying to outstare each other! Farndon is in England, and Holt is
in Wales. There is a boardwalk on the Farndon side along the river from the
mediaeval bridge (built around 1350) to the south end of the village – you pass
impressive red sandstone river cliffs on the way. On the Holt side, you can
walk through riverside meadows to the site of the 13th century castle, which
would have had a rather impressive moat in its day.


Circular walks from the farm

There is a good network of paths, which are mostly across fairly flat fields. You
can borrow an OS map from us. A nice one is south to Lea Hall, then east to
Calveley Hall along the Aldford Brook, before heading back north to Bruera.

Peckforton Hills and Sandstone Trail – the Sandstone Trail goes from
Frodsham to Whitchurch, and is around 30 miles long. But part of it goes
along the sandstone ridges of the Peckforton and Bickerton Hills, from where
you can get great views across the Cheshire Plain to the Cambrian Hills in
Wales. It’s a bit of a climb to the ridges, but once up there the walking is easier
– if rather exposed on a windy day! You can see the site of the Iron Age fort at
Maiden Castle. The best access points are at Gallantry Bank, on the A534 to
the east of the Peckforton hills; and Bickerton, to the south of Bickerton Hill.


Shopping
Chester city centre shopping is excellent. From Browns department store to
the smaller independent shops, you can find a huge range of things to buy.

Most of the shopping is on the streets that form a cross, radiating from the
City Cross in the centre of the city - these are Bridge Street, Watergate Street,



           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
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Eastgate Street and Northgate Street. Eastgate Street leads on to Foregate
Street and Frodsham Street, which have been pedestrianised.

The world-famous ‘rows’ – tiered shops dating from the Middle Ages – can be
seen on Bridge Street and Eastgate Street.

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre provides extensive undercover shopping.


Out of town shopping
Chester Oaks Designer Outlet is to the north of Chester, just off Junction 10 of
the M53. There are also cinemas and eateries at this popular outlet.

The Greyhound Retail Park is to the west of the city, past the racecourse,
where there are all the major chains, cinemas and eateries.


ACCESSIBILITY
We welcome everyone at Churton Heath Farm. Due to the layout of the house
we are unable to provide a downstairs bedroom or to accommodate guests
who are unable to manage stairs. If you have any specific requests or
questions that you would like to discuss with us, please call or email.


House Layout

The guests’ part of the house is on 2 levels; ground and first floor. There is
plenty of parking on the driveway in front of the house. The driveway is
covered with pea gravel and is directly accessible from the road. The parking is
about 20m from the front door. There is a single small step into the house.

The ground floor is on a single level with no steps. There are no ground floor
bedrooms. There is a single flight of 15 steps to the first floor, with a handrail
on the left.



               Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                      Tel: 01244-620-420
                            Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                             Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Assistance Dogs and other Pets

We welcome assistance dogs.

Please note that pet dogs and a pet parrot of our own, so Churton Heath Farm
would not be suitable for anyone who is allergic to animals.


Bedrooms

Menus and guest welcome information are available in large print on request.

Cordless kettles are available in both rooms.

The bedrooms are lockable with a key and guests are provided with a front
door key. If you lock the door from the inside, please make sure you do
not leave the key in the lock – this ensures access can be gained in case of
emergency.

The televisions in the room have remote control handsets.

Each bedroom has a main ceiling light, controllable from the door. There are
also bedside lamps on each side of the bed.

The duvets and pillows are made of a synthetic filling, suitable for people with
allergies.

Both rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms. The Garden Room has a
separate walk-in shower, whilst the bathroom in the Beech Room has an over-
bath shower.

Heating is thermostatically controlled and adjustable in both guest rooms.




             Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                    Tel: 01244-620-420
                          Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                           Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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Other Information

All the mobile phone networks have good to average coverage in Cheshire,
although Vodaphone tends to be more patchy than the rest. You can get a
good to usable signal for them all at Churton Heath Farm.

We have wireless broadband internet access, which is free for guests to use. (If
you do not have a computer with you, we are happy to search for information
for you on our computer.)

A cordless telephone handset on the house phone line can be made available
for guest use on request.

People with nut allergies should be aware that we do use nuts in the kitchen.


Finally…
If there is anything else we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please
let us know.

Jim, Vanessa, Sam and Charlie Stratton.


The Small Print

Liability for Personal belongings.

We do not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to any cash, money,
jewellery or other articles.

In the event of negligence on the part of the B&B which gives rise to loss of or
damage to property belonging to a Guest the B&B’s limit of liability will be
limited to £50 for any single article and subject to a total of £100 in the case of
any one Guest. No liability is accepted for any consequential loss arising from
loss or damage to property of the Guest.


           Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                  Tel: 01244-620-420
                        Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                         Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk
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We do not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to motor cars or other
vehicles of any kind, or any property lost in them; or horses are other live
animal including pets.

We refer you to and rely upon The Hotel Proprietors Act 1956.




          Churton Heath Farm B & B, Chapel Lane, Bruera, Chester CH3 6EW
                                 Tel: 01244-620-420
                       Website: www.churtonheathfarm.co.uk
                        Email: info@churtonheathfarm.co.uk

				
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