TV presenter Michelle Ackerley on all things Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 04 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:03 04 July 2019
The TV presenter, from Alderley Edge, talks coming home, eating cake and romantic countryside strolls
The thing you love most about Cheshire?
It's where I've grown up. It's part of who I am. The fact that I can walk through Alderley Edge village and people will stop, chat and ask how I am. The countryside walks, the spontaneous nights out and the long, lazy lunches.
Where do you head for a health kick?
Nourish on Bank Square in Wilmslow for a berry smoothie and quinoa salad. I always feel like I'm doing my insides some good when I go there!
And to indulge?
If I feel like a cheeky breakfast it's got to be the Village Cafe in Alderley Edge. No messing around; I'll dive right into a full English with a side of buttered toast. If I'm after cake then I love the Courtyard Tea Room in Knutsford - their Victoria sponge is heaven!
Where are you guaranteed to cause some credit card damage?
The candle section in Coggles, Alderley Edge. I absolutely love all their Tom Dixon candles and the new quirky ranges they bring in. Also the perfume department in Hoopers, Wilmslow.
Your most romantic moment in Cheshire?
Walking through a field past the Edge with my boyfriend. We found a small pond and just lay down in the sun. It was so quiet and peaceful - the sun on our faces watching the clouds roll by.
If you could move into any building in Cheshire?
Tatton Hall in Knutsford is such a fabulous building. I'd certainly feel like the lady of the manor living there and it's not bad having Tatton Park and the lake as your back garden.
Your Cheshire beauty secret?
I love Beauty Works on London Road, Alderley Edge. I go there to get my nails done.
Your favourite place to relax?
Mottram Hall has a lovely spa where I can while away a few hours on a good book or just sit in the jacuzzi to chill. The grounds are lovely too; it feels like a place you can really escape.
The moment I get off the train from London I feel…
I'm home. As soon as I get back into the village I'll end up bumping into friends and it suddenly feels a world away from work.
The finest view in Cheshire?
Either up at Tegg's Nose, staring across the lake at Tatton Park or the view from Alderley Edge Cricket Club. I look up to the Edge on a sunny day and it reminds me what a beautiful
area this really is.
I'm never happier than when I'm…
Out in the sunshine finding new walks around the countryside and catching up with my mum over a glass of something fizzy at the end of it.
Your Cheshire Life in three words?
Sense of belonging
Catch Michelle back on The One Show, 7pm, from August.