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View of the catherdral close by
Wander the historical walls of Chester along the River Dee
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The Old School House Chester

Chester, Cheshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
City breaks
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 200-year-old black and white period property in the heart of the city of Chester opposite the cathedral
  • Walk to a plethora of shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema, theatre and attractions
  • Take a boat trip along the River Dee, hire a rowing boat or enjoy entertainment at the bandstand
Property code: 56975

Historic Chester boasts fabulous shopping, culinary delights around every corner, cultural events to attend and attractions to visit. Walk the old city walls, visit the Roman amphitheatre and impressive cathedral, explore the Tudor 'Rows' offering a range of boutiques, interesting shops and galleries whilst the Storyhouse hosts a cinema and theatre. The property is central, with access to a large supermarket just over the road. Stroll beside the River Dee and in Grosvenor Park, take a boat trip or visit world renowned Chester Zoo. Head off to National Trust houses and gardens or to North Wales mountains and coastline, visit the quaint towns and villages of Cheshire and the Wirral. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy Chester Races and golf courses nearby. Liverpool and Manchester are within easy reach, what a great location this is.

This former school house is creatively and stylishly furnished with exposed beams, original fireplaces and interesting features throughout. The entrance leads into the spacious lounge with wood burning stove, comfortable sofas, Smart TV, books, games and Hive heating controller. At the other end of this large room you will find the dining table, with views into the secluded courtyard. Down a step and into the new kitchen with underfloor heating, you have all the equipment you need to rustle up a lovely meal with electric oven and induction hob, air fryer, electric steamer, microwave, compact fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is also a separate WC on the ground floor. Heading up the quirky oak staircase there are two bedrooms, one double and one king-size with luxury bed and stunning views of the City Wall and Cathedral. Both have dual aspect windows, soft linen and quality towels.  Shower room and WC are on this floor. 

Heading outside, the path to the front of the house leads down from the gravel parking area with secure gates and lights. There is parking for one car at the property.  The secluded courtyard garden is accessed from via two steps from the kitchen.  This private, paved patio area has potted specimen shrubs with outside table and chairs, providing a perfect spot to enjoy a meal or refreshments whilst planning your holiday activities.

Easy access to Train and Bus Station.

Please note the caretaker is on site though privacy is assured.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 king-size
  • 1 upstairs shower room and 1 separate ground floor WC 
  • Electric oven and induction hob, air fryer, electric steamer, microwave, dishwasher, compact fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Hive central heating provided
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen area
  • Basket of logs include for the wood burning stove (first basket of logs provided)
  • All towels, tea towels and bed linen included
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car within a secured gated area with security lighting
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Staircase is a little steeper than average, so may not be suitable for young children or those with limited mobility
  • This property is located in the centre of Chester City on a popular shopping thorough fare
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rebecca Kenyon

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Rebecca.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ron, 7th June 2024

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What else can we say? An excellent place to stay, we classed it as our own home for the time we were there. The host Zoe was always on hand at the other end of the telephone if we did not understand how to work some of the electrical equipment. (Understandable at our age as we were brought up in the days of blackboards and chalk. If you want to useRead more chalk to write compliments to Zoe, there is a blackboard on the wall in the kitchen) Thanks, Zoe, we plan on a return visit as soon as we can. Hide

Reviewed by David, 31st May 2024

Reviewed by Sarah, 10th May 2024

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Stayed at The old school house in 2023, it was good then , but even better now. Many improvements. Television ,New kitchen ,Bathroom Carpets , parking place. .Overall a great property in an excellent location . Would not hesitate in recommending the property. The owner Zoe is easily contacted and friendly . Sally Westbury

Reviewed by Susanne, 26th April 2024

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We enjoyed another lovely week at The Old Schoolhouse. The location, right beside the city walls and the cathedral, really is superb - lots to see and do in and around Chester. This comfortable and cosy cottage has just been refurbished and there are many improvements - there is new carpeting and the shower room and kitchen have been extensively reRead morenewed. The standard of the appliances is high, and the heating is easily controlled. The parking area has been enlarged. We shall be back! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 19th April 2024

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The cottage is in a great central location. The accommodation was lovely. It was clean and very well maintained. We had no issues and would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Kate, 22nd December 2023

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Great little cottage with everything you might need. Zoe was great at making sure our one little problem was quickly dealt with and we had a really enjoyable Christmas holiday. Location means everything is on your door step. Even though you are right in the hustle and bustle of Chester it was beautifully quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by David, 13th October 2023

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Location is perfect to explore Chester on foot and the cottage is well equipped and maintained. Zoe contacted us to ensure that we had received directions from Holiday cottages and to let us know that window cleaners may turn up early on the day of our departure.

Reviewed by Stephen, 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Rita, 2nd October 2023

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Beautiful property, ideally situated, clean and comfortable. Thoroughly pleased with everything and looking forward to going back again.

Reviewed by Colin, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Dane, 25th August 2023

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Great location, lovely atmosphere, quiet and comfortable.

Reviewed by Peter, 21st July 2023

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This cottage is all about location. A tranquil spot in the city centre. Perfect to explore friendly Chester. Cottage itself is crooked with steep stairs, well equiped, but dont expect luxury (apart from the beds, these are great). Everything is in good working order, but could do with some refurbishing.

Reviewed by Roger, 14th July 2023

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A lovely cottage in an excellent location next to the Cathedral. Close to the shops and restaurants. Parking is an added bonus.

Reviewed by Geoff, 30th June 2023

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Perfect location, with old world charm

Reviewed by Stella, 19th June 2023

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Cosy yet spacious, comfy hideaway, very clean. Clever screening from passersby but stone's throw from shops and city walls. Ideal location, 15 walk from station along canal. Clever carpentry maximises a charming well-equipped kitchen and we loved the quirky shelves! Welcoming and flexible communication. Warm bedrooms in summer and with open windowsRead more we had occasional noise from passersby, but there are helpful tips in folder for keeping rooms cooler. Altogether a lovely base for Chester! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 2nd June 2023

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Rare to find a property in a city with parking. Cottage was very clean and comfortable , the beds especially. Well equipped kitchen, the Fridge is smaller than usual but it isnt a problem as Tesco Iceland. M+S are close by. Would definitely recommend The Old School House . Had a great week. Zoe the owner is easily contactable . Would definitely retRead moreurn. David and Sally Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 28th May 2023

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Super little house. Full of character. Comfortable. Really convenient for exploring the City. On site parking. Hope to stay here again.

Reviewed by Elinor, 15th May 2023

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We had a lovely stay in Chester; the cottage was comfortable and the location excellent - we didn't need to use the car for the whole three day stay. Despite the central location it was quiet, especially inside the house, and sitting out in the courtyard was very pleasant. Lots of useful information about the house and Chester was provided. We woulRead mored be happy to come back for another stay in The Old School House. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Neil, 21st April 2023

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A perfect cottage in a brilliant, peaceful position to explore Chester and surrounding areas!

Reviewed by Davina, 14th April 2023

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The cottage was warm and welcoming, clean and well equipped. The bedrooms are a good size and beds comfortable. Although there is only a shower room, which is small, the actual shower is a good size and we had no problems with this. The cottage is perfectly located in Chester for all local attractions and the train station is close should you wish Read moreto explore further. Whilst being in the middle of Chester it does feel very secluded and was quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra, 24th March 2023

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This is our second visit to this cosy, clean cottage. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The kitchen is well equipped and the washing machine & dishwasher are useful. Comfortable sofas with cushions & throws make it cosy to read, watch TV or just relax. The bedrooms are well equipped with a fantastic mattress & duvet, a radio & hairRead more dryer. Super walk in shower. There are so many attractions to see in Chester that, again we never moved our car all week. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 13th March 2023

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Excellent location and everything you needed in the property, have already booked again for November

Reviewed by Kathryn, 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Mark, 17th February 2023

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Great service from the host regards contacting us to check all was ok, they were easily contactable and friendly. Cottage in a great location in centre of Chester but hidden away to feel private. Cottage met all our needs regards equipment and comfort. Parking room for two cars, plenty of leaflets and books in Cottage and controllable heating. OverRead moreall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely look to book again should we ever want to visit Chester again. Hide

Reviewed by Susanne, 10th February 2023

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We have stayed at The Old School House five times, always in February. The cottage is well-equipped, comfortable and cosy. Although the shower room is small, the shower is excellent! The heating is easy to control, the appliances are all very good and the location is superb. It is right in the centre of Chester, close to shops (Tesco is minutes awaRead morey) yet quiet. The owner is very friendly and did everything she could to make our stay comfortable. We intend to return again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Dawn, 31st October 2022

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The cottage is in ideal location for exploring Chester. The cottage is lovely and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would recommend you take slippers with you as the stairs are slippy if just wearing socks.

Reviewed by Ahmed, 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anthony, 25th September 2022

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Excellent holiday cottage. Spacious, characterful, homely, well equipped and in great location right in the city centre. All this and parking too! Would definitely book again for visits to Chester and would recommend.

Reviewed by Jason, 23rd September 2022

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Excellent location and a beautiful cottage, you would walk of the lovely streets of Chester go in the gate to the cottage and you are transferred to the countryside, it was that cosy we had booked a restaurant on the Saturday evening and contemplated cancelling and staying in we loved the place.

Reviewed by Andrew, 9th September 2022

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Surprisingly spacious ... you wouldn't think so from the outside. The bathroom is a little cramped but the size of the shower itself is great. The ways in which space has been used is very good. Plenty of storage for clothes. Nice to have a dining area right next to the kitchen which, itself is pretty well equipped. With the centre of Chester rightRead more on the doorstep we didn't cook much anyway. The seating in the living area was comfortable. The beds were very comfortable. It was a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Louisa, 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by D, 5th August 2022

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A black and white storybook cottage in the heart of Chester, right next to the city Walls and Cathedral and also convenient for many sights and attractions as its walking distance to the Rows and Grosvenor Park. Lots of thoughtful, characterful touches throughout. Our family loved the location, charm, comfortable beds and hot showers. The private cRead moreourtyard and car park is such a bonus. This cottage made our stay special. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 9th July 2022

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A small shower room might not suit taller guests but location is perfect - didnt use the car once during our stay in Chester.

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