About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 Luxury riverside properties, city centre, #1 Tripadvisor Chester self-catering
#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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- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
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.
First Class Accommodation
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.
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.
Hello Phillip- thank you for choosing The River House and for being such lovely, considerate guests. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Lovely apartment with comfortable furniture, great bedding and beautiful view.
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.
Beautiful property in an excellent location
The property is extremely well maintained and the owners were very helpful before and during our stay. I would highly recommend staying here.
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!
What a gem!
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.
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.
PS I agree on the downstairs cloakroom. We just couldn't find an appropriate space for it.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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