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Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM
Dinner: 19:00 – 21:00
- Opening times: Mon - Thurs 10am – 3pm
- Opening times: Fri - Sun 10am - 4pm
- Bar opening times: 10am – 6pm
There is complimentary parking available & the hotel has a charging point for electric vehicles.
The hotel has lift access to all floors.
Accessible rooms available upon request, please contact our reservations team prior to booking to discuss your needs.
Children 3 and under stay and dine for free
Children under 12 years receive complimentary bed and breakfast when sharing a room with their parents.
Children 4 years and up to 11 years: breakfast is included in the rate; all other meals will be charged at 50% of adult price or as priced on the children's menu.
Z-beds are not suitable for children over 12 years of age.
Children 12 years of age and up to 18 years will be charged a £25.00 bed and breakfast supplement when occupying a sofa bed in the room with their parents and will be charged for all other meals as taken.
Family swim times:
Monday-Thursday - 2pm – 5pm
Friday - 3pm – 6.30pm*
Saturday & Sunday - 9am-11am and 3pm-6.30pm*
Bank Holidays - 9am – 11am and 2pm – 5pm
Last entry for children's swim 6pm
The lovely setting of the hall amid 38 acres of gardens and wooded parkland, fringing the banks of the River Weaver, ensures complete tranquillity and the atmosphere of a bygone age. The front entrance looks across lawns to a small lake, while to the rear a magnificent terrace overlooks a fountain and lawn garlanded by well stocked flower borders. From this side of the property there are great views across timbered parkland to attractive meadows and woods.
History of the hotel
When Rookery Hall was built in 1816 it was known as "The Rookery, Worleston" and was the home of William Hilton Cooke, whose family portrait hangs in the Salon.
Apart from owning Rookery Hall and 500 acres of surrounding land, Cooke was also the proprietor of a sugar plantation in Jamaica named Chester Castle.
The next chapter comes in 1867 when Baron William Von Schroder bought the hall together with the park, farms and greenhouses, where vines were grown successfully. He was the son of Baron John Henry Von Schroder, founder of merchant bankers J Henry Schroder and Company.
Baron William became a justice of the peace, Lieutenant of the County of Cheshire and, finally, High Sheriff in 1888. He was a keen sportsman and loved hunting. He died in 1912 at the age of 71 and is buried in Worleston churchyard.
The Von Schroder crest and coat of arms can be seen on the beautiful barrelled ceiling in the main dining room. The baron changed the traditional Georgian mansion into a small chateau. Furthermore, he was responsible for substantial additions to the building, giving the house the unusual character which makes it almost unique in this country.
In 1990 a new wing was created and in 2007 the property was enhanced with a health club and spa, stylish new executive bedrooms
Unfortunately, pets aren't allowed in the hotel.