The Lock Keepers Cottage
About the home
The Lock Keeper's Cottage is a beautiful 18th century cottage offering self catering canalside holiday accommodation in Chester. With two bedrooms and sleeping up to 4 guests, this historic cottage is ideal for family breaks or holidaying with friends. The cottage was built in around 1790 and offers unique accommodation situated on the Hoole Lane Lock on the Shropshire Union Canal.
The Lock Keeper's Cottage has excellent facilities including a comfortable lounge area with a HD TV with DVD player, a dining room with lock side views, wifi access and a modern kitchen ensuring you have everything you will require for a self catering break in Cheshire.
The cottage is ideally placed for exploring all that Chester has to offer. The city centre is just a 10 minute stroll away and is home to an excellent selection of local shops, bars and award winning restaurants along the Chester canal.
Walk in the other direction along the canal and you will be in the Cheshire Country side, with canalside pubs along the towpath.
The cottage is also an ideal base for sightseeing and is within walking distance of Chester Cathedral, the historic city walls and the Roman Amphitheatre. Chester Racecourse is also within reach, and Chester Zoo is a short drive away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The Lock Keeper's Cottage has excellent facilities, with everything you will require for your self catering break. The cottage has two bedrooms, with one double and one twin room, as well as a luxury bathroom with a roll top bath, living room with a HD TV and DVD player, internet access, iPod player and a fully fitted kitchen with all modern conveniences. There is also a dining room with lock side views and a courtyard garden.
Further details outdoors:
Walled court-yard Garden and seating. Plenty of on street parking alongside the cottage, with no restrictions.
Please note smoking is not allowed in any of the rooms at The Lock Keepers Cottage, and sorry to say pets are also not allowed at the cottage for the interest of all future guests.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Cheshire region
Cheshire is an area packed with charms and attractions for visitors. The area boasts Chester, a Roman city set on the borders of Wales; the silk town of Macclesfield located in the Peak District foothills; historic Nantwich in the county's rolling dairy country - and Daresbury, birthplace of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll.
As if that weren't enough there's dynamic Ellesmere Port, where waterway history comes to life; ancient Sandbach with its Saxon Crosses, the modern retail centre of Warrington - and at the heart of it all, Northwich, a town literally built on salt.
Yet Cheshire is more than the sum of these parts. It is one great, accessible destination - rich in gardens and heritage, exciting family attractions and fascinating museums, intriguing craft centres and tempting designer shopping.
For more information on Cheshire visit http://www.visitcheshire.com/
The Chester / Hoole area
Chester holds some gems of history within the Chester City Centre Walls, including the historic clock on Eastgate Street which is Chester’s best known landmark and the second most photographed clock in Britain. It was paid for by Colonel Evans-Lloyd out of his own pocket to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 80th birthday
Chester has a quality selection of sights to be seen, all just a short walk from the Lock Keepers Cottage. Due to the design of the Chester, the Chester rows and city walls, it makes it an ideal place to stroll around to see the sights. Although there is a bus stop just outside of the lock keepers cottage if you want to get a lift into the Chester City Centre.
For more information on Cheshire visit http://www.visitchester.com/
Also, see Chester Walls Information site http://www.chesterwalls.info/chester.html
How to get there
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On the edge of the Chester leg of the Shropshire Union canal, this is a great location to access the City centre, as well as local attractions such as Chester Zoo and the Historic Race Course. Access to the cottage is simple via main roads into Chester, Rail (with direct 2 hour trains from London), or by canal (Hoole Lane Lock No. 5, Chester)!
The cottage is well placed and a short walk to Chester rail station. Which is along the canal path and then City Road (by Harkers Arms). Liverpool is around 1 hour in one direction and Manchester around 1 hour 20 minutes in the other. During the week there is also a fast 2 hour train direct into London.
If you are looking at hiring a car during your stay, the following companies will be able to help you here:
Budget: 01244 851 510
Hertz: 01244 374 705
Enterprise: 01244 399 393
Activities near Chester
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
09 Oct 2012
Just returned from a long weekend at Lockkeepers Cottage in Chester. The cottage itself is very nice and despite being on quite a busy road, it was really quiet. It is not a big cottage, but it is very well furnished and the fresh flowers and welcome bottle of wine were a nice touch. We sat in the sun and watched the canal boats going by, chatting to some of the people, very relaxing. Its location is excellent, being just a short stroll into Chester City Centre. There are 3-4 bars and restaurants within a short walking distance along the canal path so if you don't like walking much you can have a stop or two before you get to Chester! We were very fortunate to get beautiful weather - wall to wall sunshine - which just made the weekend. The walk around the city walls was very nice with some lovely views in parts. We stopped at the Albion for lunch on the way -a very old fashioned pub with great home cooked food - can recommend it. This was our first time in Chester, but we liked it very much and am sure we will return.
02 Jul 2012
I have stayed in many self catering places and this one is one of the best. The rooms were clean. There was a bottle of wine waiting for me on arrival. The bathroom is spacious with a lovely roll... more
01 Jun 2012
We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years and this was by far the best. From superb comunication with the owner to the bottle of wine that was waiting for us on arrival. Spotlessly clean, everything that would be needed for a s/c holiday was provided. The proximity to the town was excellent, just a 15 minute stroll along the canal and you arrive in town.Peace, comfort and superb facilities - what more needs to be added !! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Well done Steve !!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January||4 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 105||3 Nights|
|February - March||1 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 460||£ 85||£ 115||3 Nights|
|March||29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 595||£ 115||£ 140||3 Nights|
|April||5 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 550||£ 105||£ 120||3 Nights|
|May||3 May 13||10 May 13||£ 595||£ 115||£ 140||3 Nights|
|May||10 May 13||24 May 13||£ 550||£ 105||£ 120||3 Nights|
|May||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 595||£ 115||£ 140||3 Nights|
|June||31 May 13||21 Jun 13||£ 550||£ 105||£ 120||3 Nights|
|June - August||21 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 595||£ 115||£ 140||3 Nights|
|August - October||30 Aug 13||11 Oct 13||£ 550||£ 105||£ 120||3 Nights|
|October - December||11 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 460||£ 85||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The Lock Keepers Cottage is typically let on a Friday to Friday basis (although can be flexible, based on availability). Entry on the day of arrival is 4pm and guests are required to depart by 10.30am.
All prices are inclusive of accommodation, linen, towels, heating, electricity, Wi-Fi broadband. Stays for more than 1 week, towels, linen will be replaced and the cottage cleaned to ensure high standards of stay.
Special mid week pricing available for 3-4 night bookings starting on a Monday or Tuesday (excluding Bank Holiday weeks, Christmas and New Year).
Weekend breaks may not be available in high season.
For more detailed pricing, please visit our website www.thelockkeeperscottage.co.ukBook
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