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River House or Apartment City Ctr- each 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,wifi,free parking - River House, Chester

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

Description

River House, Chester

#1 on Tripadvisor & Winner 5 Star Certificate of Excellence Award and a Visit Britain Gold Award! On the banks of the river, in the heart of the city, this luxurious house is ideal for a family or a group of friends to enjoy Chester and the surrounding area. Please note that weekends and weeks start on a Friday outside of the winter period. The owner Melanie Warburton is always happy to talk to potential guests.

Next door is Riverside Apartment, of a similar size that can also be rented for a mixed group wanting somewhere special to stay.

The River House has 3 beautifully presented double bedrooms; one can be made up as a twin if needed. 2 bathrooms. Parking for up to 4 cars on 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 & DVD players in most rooms.

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About the property

3 Bed House & 3 Bed Apartment

#1 on Tripadvisor & Winner 5 Star Certificate of Excellence Award and a Visit Britain Gold Award! On the banks of the river, in the heart of the city, these luxurious properties are ideal for a family or a group of friends to enjoy Chester and the surrounding area. Available to rent individually or together.

Weeks and weekends generally start on a Friday outside of winter. The River House has 3 beautifully presented double bedrooms; one can be made up as a twin if needed. 2 bathrooms. Parking for up to 4 cars on 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 & DVD players in most rooms.

The Riverside Apartment, next door, has 3 doublebedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one of which is ensuite), and parking for three cars. TVs in all rooms except bathrooms, and DVD players. The living, dining, kitchen area is a large open plan space overlooking the river. Perched on the first floor, it is an ideal spot to people watch.

The River House set the standard for all the properties. It has been shortlisted twice in the national finals for self catering accommodation of the year and sits in the middle of a world class location. In the heart of the city, the properties enjoy 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.Weekend bookings start on a Friday for a minimum two nights. Late check out may be available - please ask.

Melanie is always happy to talk to you during working hours about River House or Riverside Apartment.

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Owner
Melanie Warburton
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Melanie Warburton

I worked on the board of a large company for many years but delighted in running the River House as a top end holiday cottage. So I decided to make it my full time job and dedicate myself to making it the best self-catering property in Chester. After nearly 7 years I'm an experienced provider of short stay holidays.

Melanie Warburton purchased this house in 2010

Why Melanie Warburton chose Chester

I would like the River House to be as comfortable as your own house, if not more so. We like to think we have covered every little detail to surpass your expectation of your stay at The River House. My aim is to give you a taste of what it is like to live in the very best location in Chester in one of the best positions on the river.

In the middle of city, busy by day and tranquil by night, our guests have left wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor about their visits and I'm delighted that the River House is a part of their lovely holiday experience.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. The river is literally in front of you. The boats pass by, the ducks waddle along and the salmon come a leaping in Spring. Every day there is something wonderful to see. Park up, forget the car, and enjoy all the benefits of the city centre within a 5 minute walk. 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 properties back 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We chose to stay at The River House due to it's location and upon our arrival were glad we had.

The house is right on the river and as other reviewers have pointed out a short stroll into town.

Booking the property was straightforward and Melanie was very helpful with her suggestions on places to eat etc.

The house itself is tastefully decorated and clearly a lot of thought has gone into the decor. The outdoor courtyard to the rear is small but is a pleasant retreat to sit with a cup of tea or glass of wine.
Jul 2015
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Notes

Weeks and weekends start on a Friday in busy periods.
No Hen or Stag parties permitted. If booked with the River House, no single sex bookings across the two properties.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due on booking. If you cancel your booking within seven days of receiving our written confirmation, we will refund the balance of any money you have paid us. After such period, if you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we will retain the Initial Deposit and refund the balance of any money you have paid to us.

If you cancel your booking less than four weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Deposit and the Rental. In these circumstances we will refund the Rental (less any additional costs incurred) to you if we are able to secure an alternative booking for the Property.


No smoking
Any damages must be paid for
Full booking contract must be signed, returned and accepted to validate the booking


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chester in Cheshire West and Chester

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please refer to Owner’s Booking Contract for cancellation policy.
  • No Hen or Stag groups.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite to Master Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden View Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed may be set up as a double or two singles
    Garden View Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Victorian style room. Space for a travel cot.
    Master Ensuite River View Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Views over the river. Ensuite bathroom. Room for travel cot
  • Three double bedrooms,the master overlooks the river and has an ensuite bathroom with shower and bath. One of the kingsize beds can be split as a twin. All bedding and towels provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
River House sleeps six adults and couple of babies in travel cots. Next door, Riverside Apartment, also sleeps six adults and a couple of babies in travel cots. The properties may be rented individually or together for large family groups. (Sorry, no hen/stag groups as this is a very tranquil area at night)

Reviews

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River House, Chester
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews
5

Just gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

This was a repeat visit to River House for one of us and a first time visit for the other.

We were both delighted with everything about the house - immaculately presented, clean, comfortable and with a little supply of basics to get our break off to a good start as soon as we arrived.

The location is fabulous and looking out over the water from the comfy, peaceful sitting room is a very therapeutic experience.

Great beds and a warm and cosy property.

The purpose of our trip was to shop until we dropped...and we did.

Chester shops were very near and we went to Cheshire Oaks shopping village (approx 20 mins) to get more bargains.

We're saving up now for the next time.

Would recommend River House wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Norah I was delighted that you chose to come and visit the River House again. You are such a very considerate guest and I really appreciate that. Thank you for your visit and I hope you decide to return some time in the not too distant future. Kind regards Melanie
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5

First Class Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The house is a home from home, a lot of thought has gone into the furnishings and the house is really well equipped. The location is superb, on the river in a beautiful location. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spot on

  • 5 of 5

River house ticked all the boxes for us, location, facilities, parking, quiet area providing a good night sleep in the comfy beds. The landlords have thought of everything, very well equipped, and clean. Easy access - enjoyed our stay, happy to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Phillip- thank you for choosing The River House and for being such lovely, considerate guests. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Melanie
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Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
4

Lovely apartment with comfortable furniture, great bedding and beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was perfect for the five of us. It was a family holiday. We are a retired couple from Arizona and my son, daughter-in-law and 4-1/2 year old grand-daughter are from Boson, Mass. The view from our window was fantastic. The Park was right next door with wonderful grounds, play ground, church and other great amenities. It is in a great location. The apartment was fully equipped for cooking. The three bedrooms and two bathrooms were perfect for us. Beds and bedding very comfortable. A perfect place to stay and would recommend it highly. We loved This apartment and Chester.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely well maintained and the owners were very helpful before and during our stay. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nik and thank you for your kind review. You too were very helpful and prompt to communicate with me. Thank you for being such considerate guests. Come back soon! Kind regards Melanie
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5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely property with great amenities. The living space cosy and ample in equal measure. We loved the "sit-ootery" back garden - lots of wild birds and a friendly squirrel thrown in. The kitchen a real pleasure to cook in - old fashioned round the table family conversations (no wine involved of course)! Upstairs bedrooms were beautiful and with incredibly comfortable beds. Having the two toilets upstairs was a bonus when sharing with family (one very small down side was the lack of a downstairs cloakroom as the stairs inside were steep. I understand the geography of the building might be prohibitive in this department - but Dad being disabled struggled a bit). However I would say that my parents, husband and myself wanted for nothing - everything required for a home from home stay was included. The welcome pack was generous and thoughtful too. I would recommend this holiday venue to everyone partcularly because of the close vicinity to the centre of Chester and it's fabulous setting by the river - made all the more fabulous by the wall to wall sunshine we were lucky to have all week! On the whole a great holiday - thank you to Melanie and Craig.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit Margaret and your kindness. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather was superb! Whatever the weather though the location is always a delight. As I was next door that weekend, it was a pleasure to meet you over the garden wall! We try to make your stay as easy as possible by providing the welcome pack. So you only need to arrive with your suitcase and start your holiday! I hope you'll decide to come back again. Thank you for being such considerate guests. Kind regards Melanie PS I agree on the downstairs cloakroom. We just couldn't find an appropriate space for it.
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Liverpool
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Boat House
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Holyhead
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Westminster Park
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Chester
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M56
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Hickorys
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Wirral
Car: not necessary

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