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The Retreat

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

20 reviews

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 257777

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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

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( 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 available at The Retreat Chester race 2015 meeting dates still available at cost price. ( most hotel accommodation double the price ) May 6/7/8/30 June 13/26/27 July 10/11/18 Aug 2/22 Sept 11/12/26. Note at these times Chester can get busy and loud as 20,000 extra people desend on the city and in The Retreat people can often be heard from the next door pub as they usually have a function on.Arrival to the Retreat 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.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details


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 changes between photography and actual property may happen.

Upon booking, a 20% of the total amount for the holiday will be required, which includes a refundable deposit and Holiday Lettings booking fee, in order to book The Retreat for your specific dates. On arrival that deposit will become a damage surcharge which will be refunded after departure and inspection within 7 working days.

Hirers obligations

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.

If no damages are caused a refund will be returned within 7 working days.

Fire Blanket and Extinguisher are located under the sink.

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 the event of an emergency the property owner may enter without prior notice.


Please contact the owner (Peter) for cancellation policy.

Checking-in: The Retreat will normally be available after 2pm. If you plan to arrive later than 6pm, please advise the owner directly by calling the number given on your booking confirmation. Check out is at 10am.

The Cheshire region

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 City Centre

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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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.

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      • 3 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:12 Oct 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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