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3 Bed House & 3 Bed Apartment - River House, Chester

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

River House, Chester

#1 on Tripadvisor & Winner 5 Star Certificate of Excellence Award 2014 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

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

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Owner
Melanie Warburton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 Cheshire West & 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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

River House, Chester
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews
5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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5

Beautifully presented holiday house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything we needed. The location was perfect with stunning views over the River Dee.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about the River House. It makes me very happy when our guests have such a lovely time there. The location is very special and we do our best to ensure the house is in keeping with it's beautiful surroundings. I hope you decide to visit again in the not too distant future and thank you for being such considerate guest. Kind regards Melanie
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Ideal accommodation for 6 adults visiting Chester and surrounding area

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant long weekend. Accommodation was just right for 3 couples. Nice, comfortable lounge and we particularly liked the large kitchen with door opening to small garden. Welcome pack and flowers were a very nice touch. Lovely view from the front of house overlooking the river. Within easy access of Chester centre and lots of nice eating and drinking places. Will definitely consider further visit earlier in the season when hopefully would be warmer and could spend time on the river etc though would be nice place to visit at any time of year.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anne - I'm glad to know the three double bedrooms worked well for you. The photos are very deceptive as the house is like a Tardis with the inside being much bigger than one anticipates. All the seasons are lovely on the river as there is always something going on. I hope you decide to come back again. Thank you very much for your visit. Kind regards Melanie
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5

Amazing House, lovely personal touches, can't fault it

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is in an amazing location, with a very high quality finish throughout and the attention to detail was lovely (Fresh flowers, bread, milk in the fridge) I would definately stay there again, it was very convenient for the centre of Chester, with a pub at the end of the road and parking for 4 cars, and very good value for what you got. The owner was very helpful with our queries beforehand, and so I can highly recommend staying here

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello - First of all, thank you for choosing to stay at The River House. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We're very lucky that our location is just the bees knees as we're in the centre but it's so peaceful at night. We really are spoilt for choice with two lovely pubs and lots of space inside and outside the house. Thank you for being such a considerate guest. I really do appreciate it. Hope to welcome you back again if you decide to come to Chester again. Kind regards Melanie Warburton
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in Chester. The Riverhouse is in an ideal location right on the pedestrianised part of the river and just outside the city wall with the park just behind it. We have two little kids who just loved being by the river with the ducks and the suspension bridge to play pooh sticks on. The house itself is well supplied and very comfortable. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to know the River House was such a delightful place for you and your family to enjoy your break. Thank you for your lovely review and for being such considerate guests. See you soon... Kind regards Melanie
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5

Beautiful apartment, fabulous views of the river

  • 5 of 5

It's all true!

I read the reviews of the River House with a pinch of salt but after a week there I have to eat my words. It’s a lovely, tranquil place to spend time. I came to meet up with family and friends and I wasn’t disappointed. When you walk into the house it’s so welcoming. You feel immediately at home. It has a timeless feel about it that so few holiday cottages have. The decoration is very relaxing and nicely done. The views from the house are quite lovely, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night when the river is still. At this time of year, it’s full of birds, and in the morning the rowers are practising. It’s a really special part of the world, in the middle of the city.

We spent most of our time chatting around the table in the very large kitchen. It has everything you might need, even things like tin foil and tupperware boxes. It was so nice we stayed in and played games rather than going out. The beds are very comfortable and we slept really well. One small suggestion for the owner would be to get a reading light for the far corner of the lounge as I struggled a little. Apart from that small suggestion, the house is a wonderful place to stay and we will definitely be back again,

Kind Regards

Debbie

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It really makes me so happy when I know our guests have had such a wonderful time and want to come back. Thank you for your suggestion, it's a great idea. See you later in the year! Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the River House. Kind regards Melanie
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Map

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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Amenities

Chester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Ensuite to Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden View Bedroom - 1 queen , Bed may be set up as a double or two singles
    Garden View Bedroom - 1 double , Victorian style room. Space for a travel cot.
    Master Ensuite River View Bedroom - 1 queen , Views over the river. Ensuite bathroom. Room for travel cot
  • Three double bedrooms, one of which can be split as a twin. All bedding and towels provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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)

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