Chester girl who loves wine, comfort, culture and travel, husband, children and dog... not necessarily in that order. Foodie. Love our city bolthole No.5 and escape when we can. Feel free to ask me any questions and for recommendations to help make your stay memorable.
Samantha purchased this House in 2017
Why Samantha chose Chester
After looking at many properties in the city centre this is the one we fell in love with, it had a great feel and we knew immediately this was the one for us. The location is perfect, right opposite the park and the river. It was important to have our own front door and little sunny garden (British weather permitting) and No.5 ticked all the boxes. After a total renovation (great fun!) we feel that we've given this little gem of a cottage a new lease of life.
What makes this House unique
Location! Logburner! Little garden!
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Wow, wow, wow!
What an amazing house no.5 is; Sam the delightful owner really has thought of absolutely everything to make this a wonderful city centre retreat. We would love to revisit very soon & wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this house to anyone. Thank you very much!
Thank you Jane! You are welcome back with open arms anytime! Sam x
A beautifully presented cottage equipped and furnished to a very high standard. Sam provided many special extras which made us feel at home straight away. She is a warm ,welcoming and caring host.
I was celebrating my 70th birthday and we wanted somewhere in the heart of Chester, 5 Union Street fitted the bill perfectly. It was lovely to be able to stroll out into the city centre, meet up with friends and enjoy some of the very good restaurants.
Full marks Sam and a big thank you, we had a fantastic time.
Thank you Pamela, I’m absolutely honoured that No5 has been part of your wonderful birthday celebrations!! Here’s to celebrating for the rest of the year! Xxx
Beautiful house and excellent host!
Sam is a fabulous host. The property is gorgeous. The interior design is amazing and it has everything you could possibly want, including a very generous welcome basket left by Sam.The location is perfect for parking the car and spending all your time walking around the city. Everything is in walking distance. I would thoroughly recommend staying here for a city break.
What a stunning little house in the heart of Chester
We walked into a perfectly presented property, which is situated in the heart of Chester, a short walk from the park, river, shops and wall. Sam had thought of everything and left us with a gorgeous basket of goodies and a birthday cake:-) The beds were very sumptuous, the shower a delight and the open fire a real bonus. We had a fabulous few days here and really enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable house. Thank you Sam, you are an owner who goes above and beyond.
Myself and my mom have had a great stay at No5. The house is immaculate and the personal touches very much appreciated, including breakfast. The decor of the house is beautiful too. Just our taste, we wouldn’t hesitate in booking to stay again. Thanks Sam for everything.
We spent a month in this outstanding flat in Chester. The entire experience, from the initial booking until we checked out, was perfect. We have rented many holiday properties, in the US and in other countries and we can say that by far, this is the best one we have ever rented. Sam was a terrific hostess. From the time we booked, and all through our stay, she went above and beyond to make sure we had a welcoming and comfortable visit. The flat is beautiful and finished to the highest standards. It was impeccably clean and well furnished. So much thought was put into the details--not a single thing was lacking. The kitchen was a cook's dream and the bedding was plush and inviting. There were so many lovely "extras", too. Fresh flowers, luxurious toiletries, a welcome basket full of tasty treats and a lovely garden with outdoor seating. It was like staying in the home of a dear friend--if that friend owned a boutique hotel! The location was perfect, too. Chester is a wonderful, lively city with so much to see and do and we could walk everywhere in town. It was also a great base for trips further into England and Wales. We would give this flat more stars if we could--it really is exceptional. Even if Chester weren't such a great place to visit (which it is), it would be worth the trip just for the opportunity to stay in this beautiful home. We can't thank you enough, Sam and Mat. Cheers!
Thank you so much Christine and Richard for your lovely review and kind words, it was so lovely to have you stay! We are inspired by your adventuring, enthusiasm for searching out new places and boundless energy - please keep in touch to let us know where in the world you are! We aspire to be more Christine & Richard! Have fun guys, you were great guests!
We are very lucky to have numerous fantastic restaurants and bars in Chester, and champion the many independent special places in our city. A guest book with details of our favourite restaurants, bars and places to visit is provided, and if you find somewhere new please be sure to tell us about it! If you are looking for a specific recommendation we would be happy to help.
Chester itself is an incredibly ancient place founded in the year 79AD by the Romans. It is one of the most architecturally rich cities in Britain full of architectural treasures such as the Roman city walls, and the unique Chester ‘rows’ a medieval castle, partially exposed amphitheatre, many Roman relics and a beautiful riverside, complete with bandstand, cafes, bars and boat tours. Its no surprise that Chester was recently voted as one of the prettiest cities in Europe!
Throughout the year Chester hosts many events, festivals and parades. From mid-November the wonderful Christmas markets are a must visit. Chester cathedral has amazing exhibitions, from modern art to the falconry displays. The Cathedral at Height tower tour is an award winning way to see the best view of the city whilst travelling back through 900 years of history.
The recently completed Storyhouse, with its reported £37 million pound investment brings excellent Theatre, Cinema, Library and bar/restaurant space to the city, for a taste of whats on visit www.storyhouse.com for listings - there are exciting touring plays, shows and dance along with comedians, lectures, literary festivals and the famous Theatre in the Park. This year this excellent company will show The Tempest, Swallows and Amazons and Much Ado about Nothing, just across the road from No.5! Plays are shown in the Grosvenor Park, in the round, and are a truly magical experience. Take your picnic and your fizz for a memorable afternoon or evening - book early as they are extremely popular. During the summer months there is also opportunity to visit the open air cinema in the Roman Gardens, a selection of classic and contemporary movies are shown.
Chester is famous for its racecourse - the oldest in England! The horse racing season starts with the Boodles May festival - this year from 9-11th May, for information about the Chester Races events and to book tickets visit www.chester-races.co.uk There are 15 meetings across the year and its advisable to book tickets, restaurants and accommodation well in advance as the City is extremely busy on these dates!