VISITORS to Cheshire West could soon be able to stay in a luxury log cabin, complete with hot tub.

A planning application has been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council to build eight holiday lodges on land off the A54 Chester Road in Little Budworth.

The lodges, which are designed by Winsford-based Beaver Log Cabins, will offer three bedrooms, an open plan living area – comprising of a kitchen, dining room and lounge – and outdoor seating on a rear veranda.

In a design and access statement, prepared on behalf of the applicants, it states: "Covid-era restrictions in the global travel industry are encouraging increasing numbers of British people to holiday in the UK.

"This growing demand in the domestic holiday market is creating opportunities for the provision of overnight visitor accommodation.

"One such opportunity is the proposed development of eight luxury holiday lodges near Tarporley.

"The proposed development would benefit the Cheshire West economy whilst complementing the wide-ranging existing tourist visitor accommodation in the area."

Each log cabin provides a master bedroom with en suite toilet and bathtub and two smaller double bedrooms with a shared shower cubicle and toilet.

This design aims to cater for the needs of a range of users, from families with children of both sexes through to three couples.

The application states the borough attracts about 25 million visitors annually, worth £1.2 billion to the local economy and this development would provide accommodation close to several nearby attractions.

The design and access statement added: "The application site is supremely located on the A54 to provide visitors of all ages with a wealth of experiences.

"It is very close to Oulton Park with its calendar of Formula 3, saloon cars and superbikes races.

"Oulton Park also offers the opportunity for people to hire a racing or rally car under supervision. Other nearby local attractions include balloon or micro-light flights and horse riding.

"For younger families there is the Crocky Trail adventure playground, Blakemere Village and Snugbury’s Ice Cream.

"For couples there is fine-dining at Nunsmere Hall, a trip to Weetwood Brewery and Distillery or a golf or spa day at the Portal Hotel at Tarporley.

View and comment on these plans by searching reference 21/03431/FUL on the council's planning portal.