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12 Deva Terrace

(Ref. 922999)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous house, great location."

    Parking can be awkward if you have a big car.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Oct 2023

  • "Hi we had a lovely stay in your house and would recommend to our friends."

    Just a few things that we think yiu should be aware of. The left hand side of the toaster doesn’t work And the freezer looks like it needs defrosting as is leaking and looks like it has for some time as the kitchen end panel is water damaged. This did not impact our stay it is more of a courtesy notification so as you can act on these issues. Thankyou for letting us use your home and will hopefully be up in Chester again very soon. Regards Ken

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very convenient for walking around Chester, the city walls, River Dee, the Shropshire Union Canal - and Waitrose."

    Conwy Castle, Bodnant Garden, Chirk Castle & RHS Garden Bridgewater all within one hour's drive. Could do with more than one bath towel and one hand towel per person for a week's stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was an amazing property."

    A lot of love for the property and to make the stay as wonderful as possible for their guests. The beds are very comfortable. It’s in a great location for walking around the town. My only criticism is that they must upgrade their router. The Roku streaming stick could only connect to it when the TV was moved so it had a line of direct sight to it! And wifi in some of the rooms upstairs was non existent. If you are visiting with teenagers or anyone who likes to stream films then that is extremely problematic. They should also install a network extender upstairs. If not for the wifi this is a 5 star property!

    Reviewed by Katharine4.7Apr 2023

  • "Guests need to remember the stairs are very steep and that the downstairs toilet should only be used to urinate in."

    It would have been good to have a dining table in the living room area so that we could sit in comfort when eating - the one in the kitchen was small and in a cramped space. Also the parking was a bit of a problem - the whole terrace needs to get together to paint white lines on the road to ensure everyone parked properly. However, these may sound like big moans - they are not - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and being so near to the city centre was excellent.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Sep 2022

  • "A great stay in Chester."

    Property is beautiful and very well decorated. View of the River Dee one of the best we’ve seen, and the terraced garden was wonderful to sit on to enjoy the cool breezes off the river. The decor itself is very grand and just as seen in the photos; very accurate. Location is good, close to Grosvenor Park, the river bank, and the city centre of Chester. One issue; the WiFi is very weak in rooms other than the TV lounge/kitchen area. It often kept reconnecting, and in the master bedroom and the bunk bed room, it went off for some periods of time and we had to disconnect/reconnect etc. This improved towards the end of the trip but was a major issue on the first night. Other than that, we were there during the unprecedented summer 2022 heatwave and a portable fan or something of that sort could be provided given that this is the new normal. But I’m really clutching at straws here, as such a fan isn’t expected and the WiFi I’m sure will be fixed. Highly recommended property in Chester, and we will be staying here whenever we next visit the city!

    Reviewed by Shehryar Tajammal4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property, it felt like stepping into a Jane Austen film!"

    Incredible view of the river, so much so it was tempting to sit and watch the boats and canoes all day! But also easy walking distance to the multiple delights of Chester (we didn't take the car out at all!) Not to forget the bottle of wine and milk awaiting us on our arrival. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house which is very convenient for a stay in Chester."

    You can walk along the river into the City or the road. It is also near to the canal. There is a convenience store within minutes or a large Waitrose. The house is well equipped with a generosity in terms of things like dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls. The property description does not include the microwave. As per other comments the recycling and bin system is excellent. One thing the owners may like to do is make the wall with exactly where the parking space is (some of the other owners had done that) as one of the other people kept parking in a way that made it harder for us to get into the space. It's not vital but if we had a bigger car it could have made it harder to get in and out of the parking space.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect home, comfy, beautiful throughout and lovely owner"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were made very welcome."

    there was a bottle of wine and milk waiting for us .The house is beautifully placed with marvellous views and access to the river. It is a very short walk to the centre of Chester with its shops, restaurants and Roman history The house is spacious, clean and well equipped. They have a good recycling system which we value, particularly as many cottages don't have these facilities We left feedback that one of the beds was a bit uncomfortable and were told they had acted straight away and replaced the mattress.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Oct 2021

  • "The location is fabulous the owners left us well stocked with goodies the house ..."

    The location is fabulous the owners left us well stocked with goodies the house was immaculate the only thing wrong it wasn't long enough could have stayed longer x

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "In many ways this was absolutely excellent."

    The only downside is that it is not pointed out how steep the stairs are. This was an issue with an 81year old, as was the couple of angled stairs on the landing for going to the toilet in the night. Otherwise the place is superb in every way. The location, the quietness, the cleanliness - all perfect.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "A really lovely house with lovely views of the River Dee especially from the garden."

    Yes the stairs are quite steep but that didn't effect us at all. Kitchen is well equipped. House is really well located to the centre of town and both Tesco and Waitrose are within walking distance. Had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Amita5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation, great location and views from the River Dee side of the property."

    There is limited parking space due to the age of the property, I struggled to get past larger vehicles parked before No 12s allocated space. So if you have an estate or large SUV look to arrange for alternative parking during your visit.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely superb location and accommodation."

    Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jonathon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    It would have been helpful to have had warning about the parking. We had difficulties due to the way one of the neighbours who lived further down parked and the size of our car. Not sure if that neighbour was supposed to park there as she did not live next door but she always parked at an awkward angle, making it difficult for us to get out. This made it difficult to use the car during our stay. Luckily my partner is a good driver and the next door neighbour also helped guide us out but it did spoil our stay a bit.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.1Jun 2021

  • "This is a great place to stay."

    Very comfortable with everything and more in the house. However, the property is over three floors with a flight of stairs up to the bedrooms and bathroom and a flight of stairs down to the "snug" and out to the garden. These stairs are from the lounge/ dining area/ kitchen and back yard access from the car park. This is not a suitable property for disable access and it does not mention it in the literature in the house. It was a delight to stay there but we are very fit.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a fantastic position"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had an amazing week at Deva Terrace."

    The location was perfect being on the river and only a short walk through the park into Chester. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed sitting out on the terrace watching life on the river go by. We would all love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2021

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay Very comfortable and spacious, well equipped ..."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay Very comfortable and spacious, well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, plenty of storage space in the bedrooms Lovely to watch the activities on the river Close to the centre and a Waitrose with in walking distance Anyone going wi enjoy their stay

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "We knew it was a three story house but we did not expect the stairs to be so steep and so many."

    Could do with more instructions on use of oven, and a few more oven dishes, although we did not use it as when we managed to turn it on it smoked a lot. On a good note the bed was so comfortable we slept really well The house was in a good area, excellent for river walks and walking into Chester town centre. Overall it was a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.1May 2021

  • "Stunning property comfortable beautiful views will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful house in a fabulous location, very close to the city but in a quiet area with amazing views of the river, loved it!"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "The location was perfect, very quiet but also not far from town."

    Stunning view with lots to see throughout the day and plenty of seating on various levels. Our only negative was the work vans which did block us in, however a neighbour was very helpful and I am sure this was only a temporary issue. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Sep 2020

  • "The location of the property was perfect for my elderly parents."

    They were able to enjoy leisurely strolls along the river and up to Chester centre. The views from the property over the river were amazing. On New Years eve we lit the open fire in the snug and at midnight we went out into the garden and watched fireworks going off all along the river whilst sipping champagne, it was brilliant and really made our New Year. Chester is a beautiful and very friendly place and what they have done In the market place is a credit to both the stall holders and the council

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful property."

    First time in a rented property. Had all essentials in kitchen with clementines /mince pies left for us ( thank you !). Very well looked after. Felt instantly at home. Decor is gorgeous and classic. Kitchen was superb and to have access to a snug with a log fire was perfect for the cold winter evenings. Maybe a small investment could be made into the sofas for comfort. There is a day bed In addition and the design is in keeping but a comfy sofa would be more beneficial to families. We will most definitely be wanting to stay in this property for our next visit. Stunningly beautiful

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "The accommodation was very good, just as described."

    On arrival, the entry lock didn't work, and we could not gain admittance. The property maintenance team were so helpful, especially George, who stayed with us until his colleagues arrived. Very professional approach by maintenance team, and we were in the property very quickly. Superb location of property, lovely River view and near to city centre. Accommodation clean, warm, beds good. We stayed in winter, but in summer, with access to garden and overlooking River, it would be so lovely.Lovely park nearby, with tame squirrels that children love feeding. Very quiet location.Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gayna5.0Dec 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Chester, the house lived up to expectations and was extremely comfortable."

    Well equipped with comfortable beds and pretty views over the river, we do intend to return at some stage for another stay. The only minor concern we had was the parking arrangements which weren’t marked very clearly and we weren’t sure exactly where to park. All round a 5 star holiday home, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Nov 2019

  • "A beautiful house, very clean and comfortable and really close to the city centre, riverside pub restaurants and other tourist attractions."

    The view of the river was amazing, watching both the rowing teams practice and the pleasure boat river cruise, plus the wildlife was such a joy! There was parking right outside the back door although pretty much everything was within walking distance. Lovely break, definitely would recommend

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2019

  • "Have stayed here before and it is a shame that the cleanliness does not do the property justice."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Aug 2019

  • "The property was beautifully decorated and placed close to the centre, as well as the river."

    My only quibble would be that foam mattresses are unpleasant, especially in the heat! I don't think the house would be suitable for a young family or any adult with mobility issues-the stairs are problematic. The area was charming, and far more interesting than we had anticipated. My husband is coeliac, and we found plenty of good restaurants which took this seriously, and could offer great service which is a pleasant contrast to being invited to go elsewhere! The public parks are well- maintained, and apart from the city centre you never feel oppressed by the number of tourists that coaches regularly deliver.

    Reviewed by Don5.0Jul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at 12 Deva Terrace, in a beautiful position next to the River Dee, yet close to Chester centre."

    However it would have been useful to have a sun parasol in the garden To enhance our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by T A4.7May 2019

  • "This is a wonderfully situated property overlooking the River Dee and near the City Centre."

    It has all the mod cons as well as charming original features. We didn’t want for anything while we were there and a caretaker is readily available and helpful if you have any questions. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone thinking if staying in Chester.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "Visiting family, Chester zoo, Blue planet aquarium, Chester city, walking the Roman walls, seeing the Roman history, Chester boat trip, watching the activities on the river from the comfort of the holiday let, feeding the ducks from the garden and the beautiful Grosvenor park with its Squirrels which you can walk through to the lovely shopping areas thus avoiding most of the roads."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house is beautiful and was clean and well equipped except that one of the chairs in the main living area had springs sticking up and could not be sat in because it was so uncomfortable."

    I felt that the gardens had not been taken care of and looked rather shabby and overgrown. The patio was full of weeds and rather mucky and the steps down to the grassed area on the river were difficult to get down because of the overgrowth. I rented this property 5 years ago and felt that the outside was better looked after and more pleasant to sit outside so was a little disappointed.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely Edwardian terraced house tastefully decorated with very nice pictures on the walls."

    Perfect location next to the river but also close to the center and an excellent location for visiting Chester zoo.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stated two bathrooms ( simbles of bath with shower over x2) but only 1 bathroom!"

    Toilet and small basin sited in lounge area! Had to un block sink in bathroom( not very welcoming for us) leaking radiator in lounge area in which a bowl from the kitchen cupboard was placed on floor and blue bottle fly in bowl!!! ( lifeless) also not welcoming for us all!! Very dusty and window sills sash windows and frames dirty and sticky! Work tops and kitchen table very sticky and un clean, broken tea pot left by kettle & very dirty!! All draws greasy and sticky (inside) Sofa (cream) needs some TLC & other furnishings ( especially the tub chair, springs gone!!) We was so looking forward to our stay at 12 Deva Terrace but will not be returning!! Such a shame as it is the most beautiful house in such an idyllic area, owners need to chase up cleaning of such a beautiful house & furnishings. Such a shame about the house but absolutely enjoyed our stay in Chester ( we normally stay in hotel in chester, been returning to Chester every year x5 years now! We thought we would try house/ cottage in Chester with our friend's as looked and sounded so beautiful matching in with such a beautiful place chester is, so sorry for the review but just been honest and truthful.

    Reviewed by Debbie2.5Jun 2018

  • "Suggestion, the information about the boiler operation would be better put in a laminated folder & left out in the kitchen."

    Arriving as we did later in the evening very tired & finding no hot water was a shock but reading the owners folder next day revealed all. Other than that we had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "Upon arrival we found the house stone-cold."

    Turning the heating thermostat up yielded no result. Tried to call the listed service number, no response. It was when I found the boiler that I discovered that the heating water was set as low as 38 degrees centigrade. I changed this to a normal temperature of around 60 degrees. The house very slowly warmed up. The house was also quite dusty. I could write my name in the dust on the floors, the mantlepiece, etc. cutlerly in the kitchen was there but of a very awkward design (like a dagger). It was not thoroughly clean either. We found dirty crockery in the dishwasher, left behind by previous guests. The bed in the master-bedroom was very hard and quite uncomfortable. All things considered, a bit dissapointing. I would also suggest to write on your website that the stairs are very steep.

    Reviewed by E.r.2.8Mar 2018

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at this beautiful property, we just love it and will certainly be back again!"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Lower ground floor sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Terraced garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Property backs onto the River Dee, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Max 4 guests
  • Please note: due to the nature of the property the stairs are steep, so please take care when using them
  • Note: Friday arrivals only, please

The property

A superb Grade II listed, Georgian mid-terrace property, set beside the River Dee and commanding some of the best views in Chester.

Dating back to 1827, this wonderfully-presented townhouse is ideal for those wishing to be close to the hustle and bustle of this beautiful city, yet have the feeling of open countryside with river views and panoramas across the beautiful Chester Meadows.

Set over three floors, this stunning cottage has been finished to exacting standards to provide a comfortable retreat, with a modern fitted kitchen, two stylish living rooms and three inviting bedrooms, making it ideal for families and groups of friends.

Outside, the terraced gardens cascade down to the riverside, providing the perfect place to while away a quiet afternoon or evening, reading a book or sharing a bottle of wine.

Take a short stroll into Chester along the riverbank to experience a fantastic range of renowned eateries, entertainment venues and of course, world-famous shopping on the Tudor Rows.

Within five minutes’ walk you can be roaming the ancient city walls or discovering the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, or why not take a short drive to spend the day at Chester Zoo?

This superb, historic city is also a great base from which to explore North Wales, the North West and the Peak District, all within easy reach and well worth a visit.

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About the location


Liverpool 17 miles; Manchester 36 miles.

Chester has quite rightly been described as 'the jewel of the North-West of England'. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the city is that within a very small area there is evidence of every period of history - from the old walls and amphitheatre of Roman times, through medieval churches, Elizabethan timber-framed townhouses and Georgian terraces, to Victorian restorations and 21st century architecture. The city has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping in and around the famous Tudor 'Rows' and lovely walks along the Roman Walls, beside the River Dee and through the picturesque Grosvenor Park. Explore Chester's beautiful medieval cathedral, visit Chester Racecourse or spend a day at the world renowned Chester Zoo. Further afield, the stunning Welsh mountains and coastline, the quaint market towns and villages of Cheshire and the Wirral Peninsula with its first class golf courses, are all within easy touring distance, whilst frequent rail services make Liverpool, Manchester and the North Wales coast readily accessible.

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Note: Max 4 guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas