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To the best kept secret in the city

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The Story of Lock Keepers Cottage

At the intersection of comfort and convenience lies Lock Keepers Cottage, a city centre hideaway that is guaranteed to make your stay a memorable one.

Built in 1804 to aid the connection and crossing between Rochdale Canal and Bridgewater Canal, The Lock Keepers Cottage is a beautiful piece of industrial history in the city. 

Originally built for a 'lock keeper' to collect toll monies and open the lock gates; it has seen many tenants and fallen into complete disrepair before finally being bought and brought back to life in the early 1980's.

Bought by the Ramsbottom family, it has since been a home for many members of the family, opened as a café, been used as office space and now as a holiday cottage.

Many original features are still visible inside the house, mainly the original fireplace and stone floor in what would have been the Lock Keeper’s office.

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Lock Keepers Cottage Today

Being only a stone’s throw from Manchester city centre, you are able to take full advantage of excellent transport links, nightlife, shopping and events. Despite the central location, the cottage feels like a retreat away from the city.

Boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, a full kitchen and dining room as well as office space; Lock Keepers is ideal for couples, small groups, families and business travellers, we cater to all. 


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We guarantee you won’t want to go anywhere else.

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Castle Street
M3 4LZ

0161 834 8088

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