Our Bedrooms

Trafford Hall is a magnificent grade II listed Georgian Manor house, situated in 14 acres of award winning gardens and surrounded by the beautiful Cheshire countryside just 5 miles from Chester City Centre. If you are seeking a personal and friendly experience then Trafford Hall is the perfect venue for you.

The bedrooms are located adjacent to the main house and all of our rooms have full en-suite facilities. There is free off-road car parking for guests.
By choosing Trafford Hall for your stay day you can be sure that while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings we are doing our utmost to protect and respect the environment in which we all live and work. All profits generated by accommodation, weddings and events at Trafford Hall are reinvested into the charitable work carried out at the hall as well as the development of our environmentally friendly facilities.

Breakfast is included within your accommodation and is served in our restaurant within the main house. We also have a bar and TV lounge where guests can relax for the evening, complimentary Wi-Fi is also available within the public areas.

Room Types Available.

Double & Twin Bedrooms
These bedrooms are located in our eco-chalets adjacent to the main house, there are 42 of these bedrooms and are all en-suite.

Facilities include complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, towels, hand & shower gel and radio. Iron & ironing boards and hair dryers are available upon request.

Family Bedrooms
These bedrooms are situated in the Stable, a carbon neutral building adjacent to the main house. The configuration of these rooms consist of two single beds with fold down bunks for up to 4 family members and are all en-suite.

Facilities include complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, towels, hand & shower gel and radio. Iron & ironing boards and hair dryers are available upon request.

42  ‘Segal’ bedrooms in the gardens of Trafford Hall with their timber-covered walkways and grass roofs, are built following the Walter Segal method of construction.

Walter Segal, an enlightened wartime architect whose home was bombed during the war, built a temporary timber and plaster board home for his family in the garden, while he gradually rebuilt the bombed house. We copied this method with advice from Pat Borer. Standard 4” x 4” posts created the frame for the structure.  Each post stands on a small concrete plinth, sunk into the ground, so no major foundations are necessary.  The posts are placed a standard (plasterboard) width apart so the walls can be simply made by nailing plaster board to both sides of the vertical posts with Warmcel insulation in between. The floors and roofs are similarly installed using strong ply board.

Shredded newspaper known as Warmcel provides high value, low cost insulation between the outer and inner layers of walls, floors and ceilings. All the wall and ceiling joints are covered with pine strips 2” x 1”, running up the walls and across the ceilings, giving a wood chalet feeling to the rooms.  Standard size windows and doors fit into spaces that match the distance between the posts. They are double glazed, insulated and draft proofed to minimise energy use. The bedrooms have very small radiators. Pipes and electrical wires run under the floors in the (insulated) spaces between the floor and the boards nailed under the joists. There is a two foot gap between the boards and the groundwork. Plants grow, tree roots are undisturbed, and wildlife can run through. All the Segals are heated through the Centre’s biomass boiler.

The roofs extend out to form a continuous wooden veranda running the length of the bedrooms on both sides of the garden. The floors extend out to form a walkway, so people can walk under cover from the Hall to the last Segal, bedroom 42. The roofs of the bedrooms are covered with a heavy rubberised membrane, boxed in with wood edges, and laid with turf. This is both a form of insulation and a beautiful way to ‘green’ the chalets. Snow drops, daffodils and other plants have self seeded on the grass roofs.

The Segal method offers many advantages:

  • High quality insulation, with natural drainage under the bedrooms which are supported by wooden stilts and concrete plinths
  • Trees growing within a few feet of the windows
  • A woodland and garden vista from the bedrooms
  • A unique eco-design

The Segal bedrooms offer an “imaginative” model of sustainable self-help building and training – simple and truly green – “magical” as many visitors say.

 

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  • "I just wanted to catch up after the retreat on Sunday. The day went really well, everybody loved Trafford Hall and the atmosphere of the place and the gardens were beautiful. Please pass on my thanks appreciation to your staff. Everybody was great and extremely helpful, especially reception, she was great and couldn't do enough for us in helping to organise everything. Hopefully we'll be back soon for another retreat in spring/summer. "

    Louise - Bluestone Yoga