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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 18 reviews

Friary Townhouse

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 18 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Friary Townhouse is a Grade II listed period townhouse in the heart of historic Chester and within the City Walls. Within a few minutes walk to most major attractions, including the racecourse, the cathedral and Chester's famous shopping rows, Friary Townhouse is close enough to experience Chester's city life, yet because of its setting just off one of the city's main streets, it is quiet enough for when you want to relax and unwind.

Friary Townhouse is perfect for those wanting an exiting City Break or for those wanting a quieter holiday whilst still being close enough to explore all of Chester's history on foot. With free Wifi and our cinema room with large sofa and projector, Friary is also suitable for Corporate Lettings and for business people. Plug your laptop or iPad into the projector and prepare, practise and even perform your presentations.

At the end of the street you have access to the main shopping rows, as well as coffee shops, bars and restaurants. If shopping and bars are not your thing, the Cathedral is just 5 minutes away on foot, as is Chester's famous Eastgate clock. Or take a stroll around the City Walls and absorb the history en route, including the 'King Charles' tower, where the monarch watched whilst his troops were defeated at the Battle of Rowton Heath, as well as much existing Roman history, including the amphitheatre.

Set over three floors, this period townhouse retains many original features, whilst bringing you modern comforts. On the first floor there is the hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen and shower room with WC. There is also a well-sized 'courtyard' garden, which is not common in city centre properties. As well as a modern and efficient central heating system, the lounge has a wood-burning stove for those cosy winter nights.

The first floor contains the first bedroom and a cinema room with projector and DVD system. This room also has a large sofa-bed and converts quickly into a third private bedroom.

The second floor has the second bedroom and main bathroom with feature victorian-styled bath.

The accommodation is very flexible, with two lounge areas for added privacy or space, or using the cinema room lounge as an extra bedroom to make three private double bedrooms. This makes it highly suitable for people to share and for business people.

We try to extend this flexibility to arrival and departure dates too, to make sure your holiday works for you. Contact us to request a price for your preferred arrival and departure days, or simply to see if we can accommodate them. On the run up to your arrival we will give you the contact details of our property manager so that you can confirm arrival and departure dates. It may even be possible to negotiate your own 'check in' time so as to tie in with your travel arrangements and get your holiday started as soon as possible! Our property manager will meet you at the property and will be contactable throughout your stay.

There is no long stay parking outside the property, except for unloading/loading and off-peak hours, however a car is not essential due to the excellent location of Friary Townhouse right in the city centre. There is plenty of parking nearby for those who want to arrive by car.

If you want to experience historic Chester, what better way to do it than in a period townhouse?

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 55 km, Nearest railway: Chester 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

About this location

The Cheshire region

This area is steeped in relics from the Industrial Revolution, set amongst beautiful countryside ideal for hiking or simply exploring. In the heart of the Peak District National Park are the towns of Buxton and Bakewell, set amongst the rolling moors and rivers. The Peak district borders Sheffield on its east side, a city with a once thriving steel industry.

From Sheffield over to Manchester on the north western tip of the Peak District, you can follow the canals lined with old industrial buildings from steel works to cotton mills, some converted and others standing as they were. To the south of Manchester is Quarry Bank Mill, an example of how things used to be. Experience hands on exhibits and watch demonstrations of cloth making from cotton. See Europe's most powerful working waterwheel in action. Close by is Styal village, being built by the mill owners exclusively for the workers at the mill and is still a thriving community.

Manchester itself is an interesting city to visit, steeped in a history of industry and football. Moving further west is the port city of Liverpool and of course the city of Chester itself. Liverpool has many attractions aside from the excellent shopping and leisure facilities. The Maritime Museum based on Albert Docks is well worth a visit and is free to enter. The museum is spacious and the exhibits are well crafted and thought-provoking, showing a history of the port with the sea. A major attraction has to be the Titanic exhibits, including the 'Untold Story' and many artifacts from the vessel herself. A short walk away is the Museum of Liverpool, again with free admission and giving a great insight into life in Liverpool, from pre-historic times to present day.

Whether it's culture, history, walking, landscapes, shopping, dining or a mixture of everything, the Heart of England has so much to offer.

Chester City Centre

Chester is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside and close to the border with North Wales. Close to many major motorways, getting around is no problem. Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and even the Lake district are easy drives away.

On the outskirts of Chester is the famous Chester Zoo, world renown for its breeding and conservation programs. There is also the Blue Planet Aquarium.

Chester itself is known for its shopping rows and independent shops, as well as fine restaurants and bars. It is also steeped in history, from Roman Chester through the English Civil War and beyond, Chester has always been one of England's significant cities.

Chester of course is home to the famous racecourse. There are many exiting days of racing throughout the year, with many themed days and evenings.

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14 Feb 2015


"Beauitful Georgian House"

We stayed at the Friary for a wedding and the house really made the weekend relaxing. It's in a fantastic location, restaurants and shops are on the doorstep. The house is a lovely mix of modern … More

22 Dec 2014


"Great holiday house in a fantastic location!!!"

We had a fabulous stay in the Friary Townhouse at Chester. The 3 storey house has all facilities for a great stey in a fantastic central location. It was in a quiet safe area in central Chester. The h… More

5 Dec 2014


"Quaint little property in a central location"

Stayed here for one night with a few friends for a birthday. Gentleman met us at the house with the key and answered any queries we had. Property was as advertised and perfect for our needs, kitchen w… More

4 Nov 2014


"Super central location, gorgeous townhouse - fab bath!!"

Had a great 2 night stay here in October with 4 friends. The townhouse is very central - ideal for nights out and exploring the town. You can park right outside the house in the evenings and overnight… More

Thanks for the Feedback and really pleased you enjoyed the house, I would also add that we have now added a second Sofa to the downstairs lounge, which makes this a more comfortable cosy room. Thanks Andrew

13 Oct 2014


"Lovely, characterful house, but needs some warm rugs!"

Nice house, however I did find some cobwebs and dust behind the bed! This might be due to my OCD but was visible! Lovely welcome with chocolates and Prosecco in the fridge! The lounge was comfortable,… More

Louise , thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed the wine and Chocs ! We have recently changed the team that clean and service the house, and also removed the need for you as guests to do the scrubbing ! so that you can fully enjoy your break.. also we now believe the general standard of cleanliness is much improved.. We are on the look out for some more comfy seating for the Downstairs lounge, and will make a swap whn we find the right piece. thanks again Andrew

26 Sep 2014


"lovely, comfortable cottage."

Enjoyed our two nights in this very comfortable cottage, excellent position, a short walk to the main street. Would thoroughly recommend a stay in this lovely cottage.… More

22 Sep 2014



Such a great deal for 2 nights. Arrived to a bottle of champers milk and some chocies. House was lovely in a perfect location. The owners were very accommodating. The roll top bath is beautiful. Could… More

25 Apr 2014


"Great Central Fun House"

Perfect location, no need for a car, all pubs, bars, restaurants and shopping in walking distance. Not forgetting the River! Three floors with everything you need. Cinema room is excellent, its made m… More

25 Mar 2014


"fab stay would come again"

Lovely, townhouse, very central to the town centre. We loved it.Would only make one suggestion, the living room could have done with a corner suite in as we couldnt all sit down in the evening.But th… More

18 Sep 2013



I booked this property because of the swanky looking photos on the website, unfortunately it didn't quite turn out to be the comfortable stay that i had hoped for.I travelled with my husband and … More

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      Calendar last updated:20 Apr 2015

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