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Excellent 5/5 

92 reviews

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Twice Cheshire finalist luxury holiday home The River House, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bath, 4 car spaces

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

#1 on Tripadvisor & Winner 5 Star Certificate of Excellence Award 2014 and a Visit Britain Gold Award! On the banks of the river, in the heart of the city, this luxurious property is ideal for a family or a group of friends to enjoy Chester and the surrounding area. The River House has 3 beautifully presented double bedrooms; one can be made up as a twin if needed. 2 bathrooms. Parking for up to 4 cars on the private driveway. Both the living room and the kitchen dining room are large, sociable areas, finished to an excellent standard. With the exception of the bathrooms, every room has a flat screen TV & DVD players in most rooms. Walk in shower available in the shared bathroom and bath with shower in the ensuite.The Riverside Apartment, next door, is also available (Home ID 5521353). The same size as the River House with parking for two more cars. It is possible to rent both the River House and Riverside Apartment, next door, for special occasions, sleeping up to 12 adults. In addition the owners also have The House at Waters Edge, a three bedroom, three bathroom house, near the race course (Home ID 5822914)The River House, twice shortlisted in the national finals for self catering accommodation of the year, sits in the middle of a world class location. In the heart of the city, the house enjoys privileged driving access to this pedestrian area, and so benefits from peaceful nights and interesting days, watching the boats, the people and the wildlife on the river. There are 3 restaurants, 2 pubs and a cafe within minutes walk. There is no need to drive around the city as everything is within easy walking distance.Weekend bookings start on a Friday for a minimum two nights. Late check out may be available - please ask.Chester has plenty of festivals to enjoy. It is full of wonderful shops hidden in the Tudor rows, good restaurants, museums and great connections to North Wales, Liverpool and Manchester. The house backs on to a beautiful park with a wonderful miniature railway for children. Chester Race course is a 10 minute walk away, Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium are a short drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach West Kirby, Wirral 35 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool 40 km, Nearest railway: Chester 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The house is full of little details that make this more of a home than your normal holiday accommodation: organic cotton, pocket sprung beds, a selection of books and games, a cosy fire, a double oven, fresh herbs in the walled garden, and a liberal scattering of paintings and curios make the River House a very pleasant experience. Fresh Egyptian bed linen and towels are provided. There is a welcome pack on arrival. The house is stocked with kitchen essentials such as oil, condiments, herbs, tin foil, cling film, kitchen roll, tea, coffee, sugar.

Perfect for a family to stroll along the river and feed the ducks or enjoy the music on the bandstand. Great for an extra special romantic break with all the luxury of a boutique hotel. The perfect treat for a group of friends on a weekend away, enjoying the shops and restaurants. The ideal base for a to relax and get ready for a special occasion such as a graduation, a family wedding or christening in Chester.

Further details outdoors

15 meters in front of the River House is the River Dee and the promenade along the river. The walled garden at the back of the house is a sheltered sun trap. Relax on the bench at the front of the house and listen to the music from the bandstand at the weekend. Take a seat in the walled garden and relax to the tinkling bells of St John's Church. There is seating for 6 people in the garden and an infra-red patio heater to ensure every comfort if you are dining alfresco.

Take a short 5 minute stroll into the heart of the city and enjoy the Roman ruins, the shopping in the Tudor Rows, the museums, restaurants and shops. Or take a stroll along The Meadows, opposite the River House and simply watch the world go by on the river.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival along with details of local events. English, Spanish, French and Italian spoken by the owners.

Weekend breaks may not be available in peak season.

If you would like a special treat, we can also arrange for a private chef.

The Cheshire region

The north west region enjoys an excellent reputation for golf courses, football, shopping and farming. There is a wonderful network of cycleways, canals, and great rail links to London or Ireland. The road network is excellent.

The area is home to many of England's banks. Cheshire has a diverse economy with significant sectors including agriculture, automotive, bio-technology, chemical, financial services, food and drink, ICT, and tourism. The county is famous for the production of Cheshire cheese, salt and silk. The main cities are Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. The region has two race courses: Aintree in Liverpool and Chester.

The area of Cheshire is mainly rural with lots of villages. The cities are home to many outstanding universities such as Manchester Business School, UMIST, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Chester Law School, to name but a few.

Chester City Centre

Chester is the capital city of Cheshire. Once a Roman city, Deva, evidence of Roman occupation can be seen at the nearby amphitheatre, the walls that surround the city and the many archaeological finds in the museums. The centre of Chester is an an architectural feast with Roman, Saxon, Tudor and Victorian buildings and sites that are quite beautiful.

Attractions for Chester visitors include the Roman Walls surrounding the city; Chester Zoo; The River Dee and The Groves, Grosvenor Museum, Chester Races, Chester Food and Drink Festival, Plays in the Park, Chester Marathon and the many restaurants and bars to enjoy.

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16 Jun 2015


"Relaxing, Rejuvenating, Resplendent, River Retreat"

As a family of three currently living in Asia we were looking for a base to reconnect with family and friends, enjoy home cooked food, slow down the pace and savor the scenery. The River House quite simply ticked all those boxes and more. So if you are looking for somewhere ideally located in Chester to enjoy river walks, roman amphitheaters, great restaurants/pubs and quite simply relax then the River House is the place for you. In total we stayed for two weeks and these are a few of our highlights: - Location - The open plan kitchen/diner and cottage garden is fantastic place to spend many hours. - Quality of decoration/finish is a step ahead of many other places that we have rented. - Very well equipped with everything that you could hope for ... a home from home. - Welcome and attentiveness of the owner, special thanks to Melanie. As always there were a few niggles over the course of the two weeks, and to provide a little bit of balance: - The stairs are quite steep and I wouldn't recommend the property to anyone with mobility issues. - All the bathrooms are upstairs. However these are very minor points and I won't hesitate to re-book the next time that we are in the area.

Thank you for you kind words. You're so right, the courtyard garden is lovely at this time of year. We hope to welcome you back again next year to use the River House as your home from home. Thank you for choosing the River House as your base in the UK. Kind regards Melanie

29 May 2015


"What a lovely place!"

We stayed at River House over the Bank Holiday an we couldn't get over what a lovely place it is! The location is AMAZING; right on the River Dee with ample parking for our 3 cars and what was even better was we didn't need to use them at all as everything is so close. The accommodation was very cosy with plenty of room for all 5 of us in the huge kitchen and roomy lounge. The heater on the back patio has inspired to buy one too! The bedrooms were well appointed and comfy. We found the information provided about the local sight and eateries very useful and we particularly loved The Architect near the racecourse. We booked the house for a joint 60th birthday and due to a bereavement were hesitant about keeping the booking but we're so glad we did. We'll be back!

I'm so happy that you decided to come to the River House and let the location work its magic on you and your family. I hope to welcome you back again and thank you for looking after the house so beautifully. Kind regards Melanie

27 May 2015


"Fabulous House in Fantastic Position"

We hired River House for a long weekend over the May Bank Holiday. What can I say, fabulous house in fantastic position right overlooking the River Dee in Chester, but only minutes walk and you are in the City Centre. Loved the décor and absolutely everything in the kitchen you could wish for - now have kitchen envy and will have to rip mine out ! Everyone in our party really relaxed and enjoyed the break, felt at home straight away and will definitely be back later this year. Only one slight negative as had some older relatives visit, is if you have trouble with stairs. Stairs are quite steep and toilets are all upstairs. That said, only a pointer for the less able, as I would not hesitate to recommend River House. Book it !

Lovely to host you and your friends and discover that you felt so at home. I will update you with available dates for later this year. Thank you for choosing the River House. Kind regards Melanie

29 Apr 2015


"Absolutely Gorgeous"

An absolutely wonderful house set in beautiful surroundings which is just a stone throw away from Chester Town Centre, the River House was an absolute revelation. Comfortably sleeping six adults, the house has generous proportion rooms decorated to the highest standard and it truly felt that we were in five star luxurious accommodation. What made our visit extra special, however, was the little thoughtful gestures left for us by the owners - simple things like leaving the fridge stocked with milk and condiments, a fresh loaf of bread for breakfast and even a pack of digestives for that ever need cup of tea after a long journey, made our stay even more special. It was a joy to know that a supermarket run was not needed immediately! The owners even went above and beyond to leave a birthday balloon for my mother who was celebrating a special birthday (as she referred to it)! Throughout the booking process, I found the owners to be approachable, friendly and accommodating and was very impressed with the detailed welcome note/instructions that were sent to me well in advance of our stay. The house itself is a mere 5 minute walk into Chester Town Centre, although, with a view facing directly onto the peaceful River Dee, you would never have thought you were so central to everything. We had a fantastic 3 day stay and will definitely be booking The River House again in the future. (PS: The cafe next door serves amazing soups and had us salivating at their homemade cakes. Definitely worth a visit!)

When we set out to create a holiday home from home for guests we were hoping that this is how you would feel about the house. So, thank you so much for your lovely review.

25 Jan 2015


"Lovely stay"

4 of us stayed for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is lovely and the location is very central. You can easily walk into Chester city centre.

Hello - I was so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and your special celebration. It is a short walk to the very centre of the city which makes it very convenient. It's nice to read that you enjoyed the comfort of the house. Thank you so much for drawing to my attention that the heat was unevenly distributed. I have adjusted the settings of the heating controls and the ground floor is warmer, and nice and toasty. Please get in touch if you would like to come back as we very much appreciate such thoughtful guests, and I will ensure that the House is just right to make your stay delightful. Kind regards Melanie Warburton

16 Dec 2014


"Stunning cottage in the perfect location"

I stayed in Melanie'e stunning cottage with my parents and sister for our annual christmas weekend away. With 6 adults staying in this lovely period cottage there was plenty of space for us all. We arrived to find the heating had already been put on so the place was lovely and warm and Melanie had kindly left us a complimentary bottle of champagne as an apology for building works happening next door. The cottage is decorated and furnished to the highest quality with anything you could possibly need within the kitchen. The lounge has incredible views over the River Dee and is just a 30 second walk from a good pub. Location couldn't be better - we walked around the city walls, down to the racecourse and into the city centre all in under 10 minutes and Melanie had recommended some lovely bars and restaurants for us to sample. She emailed promptly when answering any questions i had and really made our weekend extra special with the finishing touches she placed in the cottage. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, luxurious but homely and Melanie was really very helpful.

Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review. I was so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. The River House is located in such a very special place that it always surprises our first time guests. Although they didnt' disturb you, you'll be pleased to know that our neighbours have finished their building work and their house looks absolutely beautiful. Between guests, the River House is having it's annual lick of paint to make sure we keep up the standards of this beautiful river promenade. Please do get in touch if you would like to come back as you were lovely guests and we'd love to host you again one day. Kind regards Melanie

24 Nov 2014



Fantastic house, fabulous location, perfect hosts and a wonderful weekend was had with wonderful friends.Would defiantly stay here again and have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends.

10 Oct 2014



Stayed with the girls for a racing weekend. Perfect location and a beautiful house with everything we needed and more. Very friendly and helpful owners. Would definitely recommend.

7 Oct 2014



Would like to say what a wonderful weekend I have shared with six friends,at The River House In Chester, beautiful room's views were lovely the location was prefect within 15 mins walk to the shops and restaurants, but still a relaxing spot to stay plus plenty of parking. Carnt stay enough really, just thankyou to Melanie for a great weekend

5 Oct 2014



Excellent house in an ideal location next to the river and close to the town centre. Enclosed rear garden ideal for young children.

Review 1-10 of 92

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    Melanie W.

    • 4 Years listed

    95% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:24 Jul 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian

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    +44 77366 10221

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