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River House luxury holiday cottage in the heart of the city, 5 minutes from the shops & restaura

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

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

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 of which can be made up as a twin if needed. Two bathrooms. Parking for up to 4 carson 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 and DVD players in most rooms. Walk in shower available in the shared bathroom and bath with shower in the ensuite.

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.

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
Nearest beach West Kirby, Wirral 35 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
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 Single beds (2), Double beds (3), 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
Further details indoors

The house is full of little details that make this more of a home than 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 Heart of England/Peak District

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 is the main 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 archealogical 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.

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Review 1-10 of 55

22 Mar 2014


"Perfect house in a perfect setting"

My wife, 15 month old son and 4 month old son stayed for 4 nights. The River House was a highlight of our short break. It was the perfect base for exploring Chester and the surrounding area. Would not… More

10 Mar 2014



Just returned from a wonderful weekend in Chester, we stayed at the river house for 2 nights to celebrate our aunts birthday. The house is set in a beautiful location on the river Dee, is tastefully f… More

27 Feb 2014


"Everything we needed and more"

The River House in Chester was a fabulous place to stay. The house for clean, welcoming and comfortably furnished. The communal areas provided a great space for a group of us to chat, eat and relax. 6 of us used the River House for a university reunion and we loved the space in the house as well as its location - a stones throw from a good pub and a lovely comfy living room when we wanted to stay in and relax in the sofa in front of the fire! We stayed in one night and were so pleased to find a kitchen so well equipped with pots and pans, cutlery, serving bowls, baking trays, tin foil, tea, coffee, milk...the list goes on! The little store cupboard containing 'left over' items was great too - we'd forgotten to buy olive oil and were pleased to find some in the cupboard!

Often in rented houses, on arrival guests are presented with a daunting list of instructions and do's and don'ts - but here, a few handy pointers was all that was given, and all that was needed, which was refreshing.

Before our arrival, the River House owners were helpful and answered any queries quickly, we would have felt comfortable contacting them over the weekend if we'd had any problems - it was re-assuring to know that someone was on hand to help out.

I would definitely stay here again.

24 Feb 2014


"I wish I lived here!!"

A beautiful holiday cottage sleeps 6 comfortably. Every room is perfectly decorated and furnished. Excellent kitchen and living space. Incredible location, the river at the front of the house, greener… More

14 Jan 2014


"Fantastic house and location!"

Myself and hubby, two daughters and their partners stayed over Christmas 2013. The house and facilities were excellent and spotless, and the Christmas decorations were lovely! There was plenty of room for us all, and room for the 3 cars which was an abolute bonus being very central for Chester city centre, as we all arrived at different times. We will certainly return in the summer!

13 Jan 2014


"Comfortable accommodation in a superb location"

We arrived late Friday afternoon after following the clear directions to reach 'The River House' . We were struck by the cosy interior; imaginatively extended to provide a larger dining kitchen, the house was warm and hospitable. This Victorian property has been updated stylishly and offers three very comfortable double bedrooms, the largest having an en-suite. The position on the riverside close to the Suspension Bridge was ideal, being five minutes walk from the Walls with easy walking access to the City centre, not to mention the many excellent pubs on Lower Bridge Street!.
Because we were weekending with a 10 month old and going out to eat on the Saturday evening would have been problematic, we took advantage of the offer of a chef for the evening. Carl did us proud and served up a top quality three course meal. We would strongly recommend this as an option, particularly if staying with young children.
We loved our weekend at 'The River House' and strongly recommend it if you're looking for comfort, style and convenience on your next visit to Chester.

30 Dec 2013


"Out of this world"

We have stayed in many many places and this rates as one of the best ever, 3 couples - all friends who have many holidays and short breaks together and with all our children. The house was beautiful,… More

20 Dec 2013


"What a great property"

The River House was delighful, decorated to a very high standard and had everything you couldneed during a weekend away. We visited in December and the added touch of the Christmas decorations made it feel just like home from home. The location of the house so close to the centre of Chester is also a great bonus as you can park the car at the start of your holiday and explore the city without the need to find a parking space.

28 Nov 2013


"Great location and perfect house"

Lovely, clean and comfortable house with all you'd need in a perfect location. Friendly and helpful owners

27 Nov 2013


"Excellent accomodation ."

Beautiful location.House in excellent condition with a little arrival basket awaiting us.Very impressed with the tea, sugar, and most important fresh Skimmed Milk awaiting us.Rear garden very nice.De… More

Review 1-10 of 55

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