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River House or Apartment City Ctr- each 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,3+ parking spaces - 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. 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.

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
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

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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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

Available Rentals

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Notes

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 Hen or Stag parties permitted
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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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River House, Chester
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews
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: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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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: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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

A luxury house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

No expense has been spared to make River House a lovely place to stay. Everything was of high quality and in immaculate condition. The welcome basket and Easter treats were a thoughtful touch.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you Magdalene! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit to Chester. We hope to create a home from home feeling for our lovely guests, with all the convenience of being in a quiet oasis in the middle of the city. I hope you decide you'd like to stay again one day. Until then, thank you for your visit. Melanie
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5

Fantastic house in beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to River House and we enjoyed another wonderful stay. The house is perfectly situated and beautifully furnished and maintained. The generous welcome basket and seasonal flowers and decorations were much appreciated. The owner goes to great lengths to ensure the highest standards throughout. River House is a fantastic place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The River House, especially as it was your second visit. We try to make it a home from home and leave the little extra touches that help you to settle in quickly. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for being such considerate guests- it is much appreciated. Kind regards Melanie
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Fabulous riverside property

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a fantastic location, on the river and within walking distance of almost everything you could want. The house is beautifully appointed and perfect for entertaining if you are visiting friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We are so lucky with our location. We hope the interior matches up to the beautiful setting outside. It's a short walk to everywhere in Chester once you arrive so that's a lovely rest for our guests. Thank you for being such considerate guests and please come back again if you're ever in Chester.
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