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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Location, Location, Location

It doesn't get better than this!

A lovely Grade 2 listed apartment right in the heart of Chester City centre packed with character in the form of exposed beams, sloping ceilings, sash windows etc. Just 1 minute walk in the other direction to the racecourse (see pictures).

Simply step out of your front door onto the beautiful cobbled Watergate street one of the cities most central streets lined with antique shops, restaurants and cafes and the Rows. The apartment is tucked away down a passageway ( behind black doorway as in picture) making it incredibly peaceful despite the central location.

Inside, a short flight of quite steep steps takes you up into a small but well equipped kitchen (washer/dryer, cooker, microwave, kettle, fridge freezer, etc ). The kitchen is semi open plan onto a good sized lounge with a double sofa bed( could sleep adult couple-ideal for 1 adult or teenager), table and seating for 4 for dining and a television.

There is also one small doubled bedroom with fitted wardrobe and cupboards and a ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower above. Linen included.

4 secure car parks all within 2 mins walk, average £4 per day with one car park with free parking after 3pm every day until following morning.

Wifi now at The retreat

Chester race 2014 meeting dates still available at cost price. ( most hotel accommodation double the price ) May 7/8/9/31 June 14/27/28 July 11/12 Aug 3/16/30 Sept 12/13/28

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 50 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details


Accommodation is available from 2pm on arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on the departure day.

All website information is given in good faith and is believed to be correct at the time of printing. The hirer must accept that minor small changes between photographs and actual may happen.

Upon booking, the hirer is required to pay a non refundable deposit of £50 in order to book The Retreat for your specific dates. Then on arrival that deposit will become a damage surcharge which will be refunded after inspection after departure within 48hrs (dependant on bank holidays/weekend).

Hirers obligations

Under the agreement the hirer agrees:-

To pay for any damage caused, excluding wear and tear.

To take good care of the property during your stay and leave it in a clean and tidy condition. If the property is excessively dirty, the £50 damage deposit/surcharge will be used for specialist cleaning.

No smoking within the property.

No extra people than originally agreed at time of booking (max 4 people)

Not cause a nuisance or annoyance.

No pets within property.

In a emergency the property owner may enter without prior notice.


The Retreat is situated opposite the Guildhall on Watergate street, next to the Old custom house inn.

Watergate street is closed to traffic from 10.30 am - 4.30 pm each day, so if you arrive within these times you can unload on Weaver street which is behind Watergate street. There is a pedestrian access which leads to Watergate street to the side of the Old custom house inn. If you turn left at the inn you will a black door with number 73 on it, push the door and walk up the narrow passageway, The Retreat doorway is on the 2nd doorway on right with number 4 on it.

The Heart of England/Peak District

Cheshire, England, lying on the River Dee, 2 miles from the border of Wales, and could be in rural countryside within 20 mins.

Liverpool only 25 mins drive.


Chester (Deva) the famous Roman City with medieval Grade 1 listed buildings, and one of the best preserved walled cities within Britain, The famous Rows now with boutique shops and cafe bars makes a magical setting for all ages.

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Review 1-9 of 9

18 Oct 2013


"A lovely small apartment in a peaceful part of the city."

A lovely small apartment in a peaceful part of the city. Has everything you need for a self-catering stay in Chester. A very friendly, approachable owner who listens to visitors how things may be impr… More

7 Oct 2013


"Home from home"

Such a friendly welcome from Peter the owner. The apartment is tucked away but is so central for sightseeing, its very quiet all the time as well so a good nights sleep is possible. Its not the slick … More

10 Aug 2013


"Cosy apartment in convenient central location close to EVERYTHING"

Owner Pete very friendly and helpful. He had lots of time for us from initial first booking and at the end of our stay giving us lots of tips especially about parking in Chester. The apartment itself is in an amazing location - close to everything. Lots to do in Chester itself with restaurants and pubs galore. We had a lovely meal in the Bear and Billet (Thursday night menu really reasonably priced and pub itself was very traditional). Loved the history of the town especially the Roman influence. The City bus tour was very informative and going round on a lovely sunny day really made all the difference. Visited Chester Zoo and had a great day there and only a 20 minute drive away. Did lots of shopping in Chester itself and at Chester Oaks Outlet Centre again only a short drive from the apartment. Spent a few hours at Go Ape in Delamere Forest which was so much fun. The highlight of our stay was a day out in Liverpool (half an hour's drive away). Being a Beatles fan I thoroughly enjoyed the Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour and my husband loved the Anfield Museum and Stadium Tour. Lots to do round Albert Dock and the shopping in Liverpool One was great too. Accommodation perfect for a couple and it was fine for us with two teenage daughters too as lounge was big enough. When we returned the keys at the end of our stay we had a small suggestion for Pete which he was very happy to take on board. Deposit was returned promptly too. Overall a fun packed week and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Chester especially the IDEAL location.

2 Jun 2013


"Amazing location"

Stayed here for 3 nights in May, what a find. Loved this apartment , it's quirky, well equipped ,full of character , amazing location smack in the middle of town. Would recommend this to couples … More

1 May 2013


"A Hidden Gem"

I have just returned fro a week staying at the Retreat and what a little gem of an apartment it is. Everything that Cheater has to offer is right on the doorstep as it is tucked away behind a black do… More

13 Mar 2013


"A great place to stay when visiting Chester, right in the centre!"

The Retreat is a great place to stay for your visit to Chester very near The Rows and Cathedral and convenient for the Race course. Spacious lounge, fully appointed kitchen.Well worth the climb up the… More

27 Jan 2013


"A hidden gem - we loved our stay here and will return"

We stayed at The Retreat for 8 days over the new year period. What a find!This is a cosy little flat with everything you need for a comfortable stay within the Chester city walls.Arrangements were eas… More

Thank you for the lovely review, and I hope to see you again soon, kind regards Pete

3 Dec 2012


"Excellent little apartment close to everything"

Fantastic location. Very cosy apartment, with spacious living area. Lots to see right at your doorstep. Would definitely stay here again.… More

12 Nov 2012


"Perfect City Centre location"

Great location, situated at the heart of Chester's shopping district. Close to all needed amenities - Bus station 5 mins walk, Tescos 5 mins walk, Train station 10 mins walk. Located next to a lo… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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Peter D.

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