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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

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.

Riverside Apartment, next door, has 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one of which is ensuite), and parking for two 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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 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 single sex bookings across more than one property. 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.818182 based on 25 reviews
5

Fantastic Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay we had with our boys and their grandparents at The River House. We needed to get away for a few days’ relaxation and it was just perfect for us and our twins. Right on the river, our boys loved the ducks, the boats, the ice creams, the garden, the park. We loved the shops, bars and restaurants, just minutes from the oasis of the River House.

The moment we walked in it was our home. Melanie had left everything we needed to start our stay. There is everything you can think of at the house. I have to say that it’s immaculately clean and the beds and towels are all so fresh. It’s so comfortable and homely we didn’t want to leave. We had such a good time, we’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlotte and thank you for your lovely review. I’m so glad you all had such a wonderful time at the River House. It’s in a perfect location for everyone in the family to enjoy a special treat. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Melanie
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5

Beautiful house in a great lication

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed for 4 nights. It was our second visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. So convenient for everything.

We enjoyed the garden area and patio in the wonderful sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, outstanding, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in another of the owner Melanie's holiday homes for the past few years as a group of 6 (the water's edge) but this year we stayed at the River House.

This house is amazing. Tastefully furnished, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable and the rooms had ample storage.The garden is well kept and a wonderful addition to the house.The hoise has everything you could need and everything has been thought of for you.

The house has plenty of parking for uptown 4 cars and the location couldn't be better. Beautiful views from the house of the River Dee. The house is located in the city centre but you would never know, it's feels like your tucked away in the countryside.

We could not find fault with this house and Melanie is the perfect hostess.

We would not hesitate to recommend this house to people. So much so we have already booked this for next year . A+++++

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula. Always a pleasure to have you and your friends as guests. I very much appreciate how much you enjoy your visits and really look after our lovely house. See you next June! Kind regards Melanie
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A very well looked after property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at River House very much. The location of the house could not be bettered sitting as it does overlooking the River Dee and within a short walking distance of the town.

The house is very well looked after and equipped to a high standard. The reason I only gave four stars is that we felt that apart from the kitchen which is large and adequately caters for six, the other rooms were smaller than we expected. We would have liked a bit more room in the lounge. There was insufficient space in the bedrooms for our belongings and more shelf space would have been appreciated.

That said, we really enjoyed our stay there with friends and would come again as the position of the house is excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Regina I’m so glad you loved the River House and would like to come back again. I was happy to supply the extra changes of towels and bedding, and answer your queries during your stay. All part of the service and I’m only a phone call away at any time. HomeAway lets guests talk to owners before their stay. I’d recommend this service as website descriptions sometimes need talking through. I was a little sad with only four stars because The River House is a period property, in a world class, conservation area. With “conservation” comes compromise, e.g the living room is 24 foot by 12 foot. If we have the chance to host you again, our Riverside Apartment is a super option as it has large bedrooms and a large, open plan living area and more shelves. And, like the River House, it is beautifully presented. Until then, thank you for your visit and for looking after the River House so nicely, it is appreciated. 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
Owner's Response: Glad to know you so enjoyed your stay, Neil. Thank you for your visit. Kind regards Melanie
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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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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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