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Elv Cottage

(Ref. 962021)

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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114 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi just had three wonderful days staying at elv cottage in Chester the property ..."

    Hi just had three wonderful days staying at elv cottage in Chester the property was gorgeous and had everything you needed for a romantic getaway spotless clean and some lovely touches Flowers and bubbles were a nice touch Could not fault the property or the location Would definitely re-book this cottage and would highly recommend Communication with Gaynor the owner was quick simple and excellent Thank you once again Regards Jamie & Paula

    Thank you for such lovely feedback and taking the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely few days at the cottage."

    It was very comfortable and cosy. We'll be back very soon .

    Thank you for leaving a review We look forward to welcoming you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jan 2024

  • "Awesome cottage, everything we wanted, and Gaynor was amazing, had stays in previous places were we just payed and stayed."

    But with Elv cottage gaynor was always in contact, before our stay, during our stay giving local stuff we could do during our stay and after our stay was over. Would definetley stay again.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "We’re so grateful to Gaynor for accepting our booking as such short notice."

    We had a lovely week, Gaynor was attentive but not obtrusive and it was great to meet her when we were leaving. Elv Cottage is lovely, very clean, and well equipped. It has a very comfy bed and a super shower. We loved the mix of period features with the new. And big thanks to Gaynor for the Prosecco and roses, what a thoughtful generous touch!

    Thank you for reviewing Elv cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Would love to know more about the history. Bit surprised at first that it was on such a busy road but soon got used to the traffic. We were also a bit disappointed that the walk to the town was along a main noisy road but then found, at the top of our road, the tow path along the canal which runs parallel to the main road and that was great. Peaceful with easy access to everywhere we wanted to go - town, walls, bus station, cafes along the waterside where you can sit and watch the barges and the world go by in peace without the noise of traffic. The holiday ticked all our boxes - thank you.

    Thank you for leaving a review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "What a great home from home."

    We spent a week at elv cottage and had a great stay. It was the cleanest,homeliest place we've ever stayed. The hot tub is lovely after a day exploring Chester. A 15min walk takes you into the city with its amazing history.

    Reviewed by Corrie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this charming cottage."

    Gaynor was extremely friendly and informative. The cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed- from the amazing modern kitchen to the most comfy bed. The hot tub in the secluded garden was the end to every perfect day. Parking wasn't a problem as there is plenty of on street parking. Elv cottage is well located- just a 15 minute walk into Chester centre. There's also a lovely pub a few minutes walk up the road with the most amazing views of the river. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2023

  • "We stayed in the lovely Elv cottage at the beginning of August."

    This is a lovely little cottage in Chester. Elv cottage is very well presented, very clean and well stocked with everything you need for a comfortable week away. The hot tub is an added bonus. Gaynor was extremely helpful, gave very good instructions on hot tub use and kept us informed when cottage was ready for our stay. Chester town centre is an easy walk away where there is lots to see and do. Train to Liverpool is cheap and run frequently, so worth a day trip. If we are back in Chester, I would certainly look to stay at Elv cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had an amazing two weeks at Elv cottage."

    The cottage is even better than the photos and the attention to detail and little touches made our stay. Beautifully decorated, very comfortable and so well thought out. The jacuzzi is fab! I think it's the cleanest place we've ever stayed and Gaynor was so helpful. The cottage has really good local transport links near by if you don't have a car. Perfect romantic getaway and we hope to be back! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely self - catering base handy for Chester centre and also surrounding attractions."

    The bed was so comfortable, and facilities excellent, including a hot tub very much appreciated. We enjoyed our stay, would go back again and would recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is truly wonderful."

    Gaynor, the host has thought of everything to ensure it is a home from home. Beautifully decorated, comfortable bed, immaculatly clean and has a hot tub. It is just 15 minutes walk into gorgeous Chester and the cottage is across the road from the picturesque River Dee. There is a lovely pub with outstanding views a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. Gaynor was responsive when we had a couple of queries and didn't make me feel a nuisance. If you are thinking of booking, do it, you'll have the best time.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Elv cottage. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Elv cottage is in a great location for exploring Chester and within walking distance of most of the attactions."

    The cottage is beautiful with everything you could need.The bed was very comfortable.It was great to have the hot tub to relax in after a full day of sightseeing.The only negative was that we found the sofa uncomfortable but this wouldn't stop us staying here again.Although we never met Gaynor she was very informative and helpful throughout our stay via text.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4May 2023

  • "We spent 3 nights in April and had a lovely mini break."

    The centre of Chester is an easy 15-20 minute stroll and is well worth a good look. The cottage is spotlessly clean and very well kitted out. The standard of kitchen appliances and equipment is very high too. Hot tub was a lovely luxurious treat and I didn't worry about hygiene which was a plus as it is obviously immaculate. All in all a lovely spot for a romantic break for 2. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Perfect base for shopping and exploring in Chester. Everything within walking distance. Hot tub is a real luxury.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to place an online review Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "High end accommodation full of character."

    Everything we needed for a much needed rest. Within easy reach of local bars and restaurants and some very scenic walks. Would definitely recommended.

    Thank you Very much appreciate you taking the time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annmarie5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, well situated to be able to walk to all that Chester has to offer."

    The accommodation was extremely clean, comfortable and well provisioned with the necessary features to enable us to have a relaxing and stress free stay.

    Thank you for those comments Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very beautifully presented cottage with everything you need."

    Very high spec Great communication from Gaynor We will definitely return. So much to see and do in the area and easy to walk to the centre Louise

    Thank you for that feedback Very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Nov 2022

  • "Great place to stay loved the hot tub looking at the night sky."

    A stones throw from Chester city centre and just down the road from a great pub with amazing views of the Dee river and chester meadows. Gaynor the owner was very friendly and helpful making us feel very welcome.

    Thank you for that feedback Very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent cottage well organised & owner most helpful hot tub & garden lovely & well maintained."

    Welcome package information & bottle of wine made you feel welcome.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "A good spot for exploring the Chester area, and easy local parking."

    Thank you for your feedback Very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely and comfortable stay."

    Ideal location to explore Chester and surrounding areas. Host delightful and very attentive and informative.

    Thank you for that feedback and taking the time Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely return to Elv cottage."

    Fantastic location with easy access to city, river and transport. Gaynor was very helpful and informative and seems to have thought of everything you would need for your stay. When we arrived Meg was very kind and helpful and gave great advice on places to visit. Looking forward to returning!

    Thank you for that kind feedback Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Elv cottage didn’t disappoint."

    Really tastefully furnished & top quality facilities. The cottage felt the perfect mix of character & modern. The hot tub was just fabulous! Perfect base for exploring Chester & surrounding area. Fantastic communication with the host & the bottle of fizz was a lovely touch. Will definitely be back.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage very well presented."

    Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Highly recommend

    Thank you for taking the time to review Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gaynor is such a fantastic host, so helpful and gave us a great restaurant recommendation."

    It was so lovely to be welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco and all the fresh flowers around the house. Gaynor really does think of everything! The cottage is immaculately clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need, really lovely comfy bed and the hot tub was amazing in a really charming private garden which is a real sun trap. The cottage is in a fantastic location, a minute walk to the river and 20 minutes walk to the city and grosvenor park, couldn’t ask for a better location. It’s also only a 10 minute drive to Chester zoo so really convenient for a day out seeing the animals! Only regret we have is not staying for longer but we will definitely be back to make up for it!

    Thank you for that review. Delighted and much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2022

  • ""Great place in great location."

    " Great host. We had all the necessary information few days before. Cottage was ready a few hours earlier. Which was ideal. The Cottage was spotless on arrival. Located right next to the river and only a 10 - 15 minutes from the city centre. the kitchen in the cottage has everything you could need and is well equipped for cooking. Hot tub outside was great and ideal after a full day out. We had a really great stay and will hopefully come back again. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful place in great location."

    The host was great even before we got there. We had all the necessary information few days before. We were told that the place was ready few hours earlier if we needed it. The Cottage was spotless on arrival. Located a minute walk from the river or 15 minutes from the city centre. There is a nice cafe for the breakfast at the top of the road. If you prefer to make your own, the kitchen in the cottage is well equipped for cooking. Hot tub outside was great addition and probably a main selling point. We had a really great stay and will hopefully come back again. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Maciej5.0Jun 2022

  • "Stayed for 4 nights at this lovely cottage."

    Great location for local exploring. Comfortable and well equipped property. Hot tub was excellent in a privet and not overlooked garden. Very much enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable, has everything you need with the bonus of a Lovely hot tub."

    home from home. The cottage is in a good area within short walking distance to Chester Town centre and easy access to the train station for visiting Liverpool. I would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for that feedback Very much appreciate you taking the time Kind regards Gaynor Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, beautiful and clean owner is such a lovely lady, we stayed for a full wk to celebrate our wedding anniversary out of this world,8min walk into chester Town centre."

    And the hot tub was just amazing we will be booking again, would recommend the Elv cottage to anyone that wants a lovely break away we loved it thank you Gaynor for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage xx

    Thank you so much for your feedback and taking the time I look forward to welcoming you again Kind regards Gaynor Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay at this lovely cottage."

    It’s beautiful, cosy and ticks all the boxes with a roll top bath , wood burner, super kitchen and hot tub. Great location . Easy walk into Chester. Great pub nearby looking out over the river.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent holiday cottage not far from the city centre of Chester."

    Immaculately clean and bed super comfortable. Gaynor was super friendly and even checked in with us to ensure we were having an enjoyable stay. We will definitely be back to this gorgeous little cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time. Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have used Sykes cottages a number of times this past year al very good and this was excellent."

    The booking was easy but the owner of this cottage was excellent in communication and instructions ( Gaynor ) there isn’t enough I could say and we had the privilege of meeting her when she did midweek check on jacuzzi. The kitchen well designed for easy use and very well equipped with everything. Bed really comfortable. We do a lot of walking so the jacuzzi was a massive plus for the cottage and to relax in the evenings in it was heaven. Thank you Gaynor and thanks again for our easy booking and facilitating our stay Best Regards Peter & Carolyn Pennington

    Thank you both Pleasure See you again then Thanks for taking the time to do a review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great time staying at Gaynor’s property."

    A warm welcome and the house is well placed for a short walk to town. Overall we were very happy for the accommodation, on a personal note being tall did not help in this cottage as I needed to duck my head many times from light fixtures or doorways. All the amenities were great and the hot tub was a feature as the garden is not over looked.

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Apr 2022

  • "Gaynor was the perfect host."

    Helpful without being invasive. The cottage itself was beautiful, very clean and had everything we could possibly need. The fresh flowers and prosecco was a lovely touch. It was even closer to Chester than we thought, well within walking distance and we had some lovely days exploring the city, topped off with a nice soak in the hot tub. You definitely won't regret a visit here. Thank you Gaynor for a lovely break :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time So pleased you enjoyed X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Saranne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing stay!"

    Gorgeous cottage and perfect location near to the city centre! Lovely little touches from start to finish! Could not recommend enough, hot tub was also amazing! Host brilliant :)

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really good location, close to city centre."

    We had no problem parking in adjacent side street. Hot tub a definite bonus. Lovely touch with fresh flowers and bubbly!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2022

  • "A stunning little cottage, excellently presented with everything we needed and more."

    The hot tub was an added luxury. Also a perfect location for a visit to Chester, only a short walk from the city centre.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "This cottage is a lovely little property just outside Chester."

    It's very cosy, very well furnished with everything we could have needed. Hot tub was a fantastic addition in a private courtyard with lovely lighting. Great for a romantic retreat. The owner was lovely, kept in touch regularly, letting us know when the cottage was available.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had such a lovely stay."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and in an excellent position with a 20 minute walk into Chester. The hot tub was lovely and private. Gaynor was amazing, texting us with cottage instructions near to our holiday date. We would highly recommend this cottage and will almost certainly return.

    Reviewed by Corrina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage and for being a super host."

    It was perfectly located to explore Chester. We hope to return later in the year.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jan 2022

  • "Perfect way to bring in the new year, loved it."

    Only thing is it can be loud due to the upstairs window and the main road. Overall the stay was amazing and would recommend

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Dec 2021

  • "Already left feedback with owner"

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Oct 2021

  • "Little gem walking distance to bars/restaurants in Chester."

    Comfy bed, well equipped kitchen but the icing on the cake was the hot tub. Absolutely loved it. Found a chilled bottle of my favourite pink fizz on arrival. Perfect

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "This place is just perfect!"

    It has everything you could possibly want for a relaxing stay and the attention to detail has clearly been thought out very carefully. Was a wonderfully stay and anyone visiting Chester I would highly recommend to make this your cosy and comfortable base for as long as you can.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2021

  • "10/10 a lovely property!"

    Well designed , lots of attention to detail make the property feel very special.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic stay."

    A fully equipped cottage and the hot tub a bonus. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Oct 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage and a wonderful attentive host!"

    Was clean and had all the facilities we could ever need, even a fan in the unseasonably warm weather! Could not fault it in any way. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2021

  • "The host Gaynor was amazing, not only did she advise us on all the best places to eat and drink, as it's was our anniversary on arrival we were met with a beautiful bottle of wine and a cake."

    The Cottage itself is absolutely beautiful. Spotlessly clean it caters for everything. A very informative welcome pack, beautiful stunning hot tub and the most comfiest bed. I would highly highly recommend this Cottage we will definitely be back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Accommodation provided everything we needed, was in a great location a short distance from city centre."

    It was great having the luxury of hot tub in garden to relax in at the end of day

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely Location, very clean, hot tub was added bonus."

    Great communication from owner for arrival and departure.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, the hot tub was lovely after pottering around Chester."

    Would definitely visit again, thank you x

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent communication with the owner."

    The cottage was absolutely stunning with everything you could possibly want. We had a wonderful break and didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2021

  • "The area around us,eg."

    River Dee a few minutes walk away. Handy locations, Chester Zoo. Tatton Park And many other places we didn’t have time to visit. The cottage was great, especially the hot tub was a bonus. Gaynor is the perfect hostess, nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Gaynor from Peter and Kathleen

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Second visit to this beautiful cottage."

    Great location, cottage is spotless, the kitchen had everything you could think of. Hot tub is lovely at the end of busy day walking, site seeing.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "I thought the cottage was more than homely."

    ..very clean .we were well looked after and then we could relax in the hot tub was a lovely few days in chester .elv cottage is fantastic

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location nice Italian restaurant ten minutes walk from cottage beautiful views highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very clean cottage, amazing decor, and little touches from the owner including flowers and a bottle of fizz."

    The location is great with easy access to parking on the road. The rooms were cool with the cottage being at the perfect temperature to stay comfortably. The only small things that could be improved is the main door key entry is a bit fiddly and the garden could be improved to attract fewer insects.

    Reviewed by Chi5.0Jun 2021

  • "Elv cottage was a great place to stay for a mini break to Chester."

    Good location, characterful little house and a lovely hot tub too!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantasist host couldn’t do enough for us, the fizz and cake for my boyfriends birthday was a lovely added touch, we had a lovely break away it was well needed."

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very well looked after by Gaynor, everything supplied and catered for."

    Jacuzzi brilliant, location great. Top line.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stayed here for a week in June, loved our stay, the cottage has everything you need and more."

    Around a 20 minute walk away from centre of Chester.

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was absolutely superb."

    We loved every second of it. Gaynor has a beautiful home, it was a pleasure and a treat to be able to stay there. Will definitely return at some point in the not too distant future!

    Reviewed by Leearna5.0May 2021

  • "This cottage is superb!"

    ! The owner, Gaynor, has thought of everything and expectations are far surpassed. Communication from the owner was fantastic, both pre and during our break. The cottage itself is fitted with a very modern sleek kitchen, whilst retaining its romantic cottage charm. The hot tub is great and a lovely way to spend an evening after a day of exploring Chester. 10/10 A+++++++

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was just perfect, the owner, Gaynor, contacted us before our stay to run through the details and let us know when it was ready."

    The cottage itself had everything you could possibly need plus more, it was clean and beautifully presented. The hot tub was on my wish list and I’m so glad it was as it was amazing and the plus side is that the house isn’t overlooked at all so it was very private. My only regret is that we didn’t book a longer stay. The parking options are a little out of date and could do with updating on the website but having said that, we managed to find street parking so this wasn’t a problem at all. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we will hopefully be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time in Gaynor’s Amazing little cottage Gaynor was very welcoming."

    The cottage had everything that we needed and the hot tub was great. We throughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Dominique5.0Apr 2021

  • "Gaynor (the cottage owner) called and messaged us prior to the holiday to check our needs and clarify the arrivals process, which felt a really personal experience."

    On arrival the cottage was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and there were fresh flowers in two rooms and a bottle of chilled bubbly in the kitchen. The hot tub was incredible, and wonderfully private, and the bed was deliciously comfortable. We also had contact from Gaynor during and immediately after our stay to check all was as we would have wanted. We cannot fault our stay, wouldn’t have changed anything and would recommend the cottage to all.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had such a lovely few days staying in Gaynor's cottage."

    It was everything we needed it to be, so clean, friendly, cosy and great facilities! I have never been to a better equipped holiday cottage, she thought of every small detail. Gaynor was super friendly and welcoming. The cottage was perfectly located and the hot tub was a highlight of course! Would definitely consider returning :)

    Reviewed by Alina5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Elv cottage, everything was perfect."

    Gaynor was the best host and communication was excellent throughout. We felt so welcome, she left us a bottle of fizz and a postcard. It was immaculately clean. We loved how cosy it was and made the most of the log burner, hot tub and free standing bath. It's a short walk into Chester and even though it's not in the countryside where we usually book lodges, it feels so private and secluded and you have the option of shopping or going to the pubs in town. We didn't want to leave and will certainly be back at some point

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is fantastic, an excellent standard and spotlessly clean."

    The facilities within the cottage are excellent and the hot tub was wonderful. Gaynor was helpful, informative and friendly. The Mount pub just up the road was excellent too.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was very close to heart of Chester also driving reach to Cheshire Oaks."

    The locals were very friendly which made our stay even more pleasant

    Reviewed by Evonne5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    We had the most relaxing week here. Living area really cosy, bed super comfy. Hot tub was great and although right on a main road it was completely private and outdoor seating made garden the perfect chill out area. 5 mins walk to nearby pubs and further 5mins to further bars and main shopping area. Nearby walks along river Dee and Chester zoo only 10mins by car so great location for everything. House really clean which was reassuring during current situation. Def recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2020

  • "The holiday was originally booked for May but due to the current climate had to be moved which was easy to do and we didn't need to contact Sykes as they provided all the information needed."

    The cottage was exactly as described and was so lovely and cosy, even when the weather was wet we felt able to relax inside which was a bonus. The owner was fantastic with communication and all the little personal touches around the cottage added to the honely feel. Parking information was possibly a little out dated as the car park recommended for overnight parking seems to have changed the ticket machines and as such we couldn't find a way to park overnight without having to get up at 6.59am when the parking charges kicked back in, thankfully we always managed to park on the road so it wasn't a problem.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2020

  • "Gaynor, our host, was extremely helpful and the property was very clean, tidy and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect Base for exploring Chester."

    Plenty of amenities in the area.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2020

  • "Very cute cottage."

    Incredibly clean and great facilities. Loved the hot tub - obviously! Nice location easy to walk into Chester.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amazing cottage with an excellent host would love to return"

    Reviewed by Roxanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Elv Cottage is a beautiful cottage."

    Everything was perfect, well located to walk into Chester, kitchen had all mod cons you need, the bed was so comfortable, the garden and hot tub was amazing. Would recommend Elv cottage.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Elv Cottage was fantastic."

    We were made to feel welcome before we even arrived by messages and a call from Gaynor. This continued throughout our stay with Gaynor happy to answer any questions. The pint of milk and bottle of fizz on arrival was an extra special touch. The hot tub was amazing, especially after a long day out walking. The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. I would definitely recommend Elv Cottage! Just perfect!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic communication from the host Gaynor, superb cleanliness and a great location!"

    Would definitely recommend for a break in Chester...the hot tub was a brilliant addition.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2020

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage!"

    Just about everything you could want for self-catering in the kitchen, from crockery to cutlery, to pots and pans. The island makes eating in the kitchen a must, as well as providing the luxury to sit down whilst cooking. A large size fridge and freezer means you have plenty of room to store fresh or frozen food at the right temperature. Those little must haves are in abundance - hooks on bathroom doors and by the hot tub to hang gowns and towels on, shelves in the shower cubicle to put requirements on, bedside tables, tables in sitting room for those relaxing drinks, etc. If anything is amiss, Gaynor is on hand almost immediately to put things right. She is also very open to receiving feedback as to how she could improve the cottage further. The hot tub in the sheltered garden is perfect and was well used. The cottage itself is on a busy road at times but within walking distance of Chester town centre, which can be reached by roadway or canal towpath. There is no carparking space with the cottage, but plenty of free, unrestricted parking on the road nearby. The position of the cottage does not detract from its suitability at a good price. We would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely weekend in this very comfortable cottage, with the private Hot Tub a particular feature."

    Elv Cottage is also probably the best equipped property we have ever rented.. Nick + Frances K.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, perfect for a little get away for the Hubby's birthday."

    Very attentive host. Great location for walking to the centre or down to the river or even to a nice little pub round the corner. Smart hot tub in a nice big garden with a hedge and fence surrounding it.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jan 2020

  • "Elv Cottage was absolutely stunning."

    Stayed here over Christmas and was made all the more homely with all the Christmas trimmings and touches. Beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need. Point of contact was so lovely and helpful. Plenty to see and do in Chester and surrounding area. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with many nice touches."

    Within easy reach of city centre. Loved the hot tub. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. The bed was comfy and the christmas trains other decorations were a lovely thought. Really enjoyed exploring Chester from this base.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2019

  • "We can’t rate this cottage highly enough."

    It is superbly located to walk into Chester to see all the sights (and in the lead up to Christmas with the Christmas market, Cathedral etc, it is a magical place to be!) The cottage itself is charming and extremely well furnished. The lounge is really cosy complete with Woodburner which we made use of, the kitchen is ultra modern and very well equipped, the huge bathroom is stunning and the bedroom is beautifully furnished with a very comfortable bed. The hot tub was just the icing on the cake after a day out in Chester and it was fabulous to relax in it, gazing up at the stars on crisp cold nights. Perhaps what sets Elv cottage apart from other 5 star cottages is the owner, Gaynor. She was so accommodating with every aspect of our booking and nothing was too much trouble. You will not be disappointed if you book this cottage, we are already booked in for a return visit in December 2020!

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Nov 2019

  • "Everything I needed for a relaxing birthday."

    The cottage is lovely all the little touches make it feel very homely. Owner is lovely too. Nothing was too much. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2019

  • "We booked this for our wedding anniversary weekend and what a great little cottage."

    We were pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and well equipped the cottage was and, frankly, couldn't fault it in any way. The bottle of sparkling wine on arrival was a really nice little touch. The owners couldn't have been more hospitable and welcoming, yet remaining non-intrusive. A delightful place to spend a few days and well located for a short and easy walk into the city centre. Will definitely be booking to stay at this cottage again. One of the best cottages we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Elv Cottage."

    Situated just right with easy acces into town. Perfect for a short break. Nice to be able to walk along the river.

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Oct 2019

  • "We have stayed in many cottages all over visiting over 40 cathedrals This ..."

    We have stayed in many cottages all over visiting over 40 cathedrals This cottage was one of the best we’ve stayed in Very clean and good location

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, no expense spared on equipment and fittings. Gaynor is a wonderfully attentive host. Champagne on arrival was a lovely touch. Will definitely return again. Thank you Gaynor!

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Elv Cottage is an amazing place to stay."

    Quaint cottage with literally everything you would ever need. Situated in a great location and the owner is superb. Can’t fault the property at all and would 100% recommend. No real comment on Sykes as it’s a booking site!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent well presented cottage."

    Everything you require for that perfect relaxing stay, and more.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2019

  • "Elv Cottage with its individual blend of period charm and modern comforts makes it a charming place to stay."

    It is thoughtfully equipped with everything for a comfortable stay. Its location allows for an easy walk along the canal into the city so the car is not needed and the station with its links to Liverpool is nearby. There are plenty of interesting places to visit, all within an hours drive so if you wish to explore the area it is an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2019

  • "Elv Cottage is absolutely beautiful and everything we could have dreamed of for the start of our honeymoon week."

    The cottage is supplied with everything you could possibly need plus more. so many lovely extra touches made it a very special romantic break. The very private hot tub is a lovely way to end a day of exploring the local area. Chester is a short stroll away and the pubs in the immediate vicinity are welcoming and offer great food and the chance to play a few games of pool. We would definitely stay here again! A gorgeously romantic little cottage! We loved it!

    Reviewed by Julie Anne5.0Aug 2019

  • "‘I can only agree with all the previous reviews!"

    Elv Cottage is absolutely wonderful, and fully equipped with everything that you might need no matter how long you might choose to stay. The cottage was exceptionally clean and bright, with a cosy feel, enhanced by the homely decor. We very much appreciated the coffee machine in the mornings. The well maintained and private garden with hot tub is a real asset and Gaynor provided comprehensive instructions regarding how everything worked and information about the local amenities. The cottage is also wonderfully placed to enjoy Chester for a romantic weekend away, next to the beautiful River Dee and a very short walk from a pub with welcoming staff and really exceptional views of the river. We were really quite touched by the pink fizz and the personalised postcard. I think this is a weekend away we will always remember, thank you very much Gaynor!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Elv cottage."

    It is a beautiful and relaxing little cottage and with all the extra little touches feels like a home away from home. The owners seem to have thought of nearly everything. It is in a great location and the hot tub was fantastic!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Nice and cosy ,kitchen was a dream,ideal spot ."

    ..downside got ticket for parking at back gate.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2019

  • "Last minute break for my husband and myself."

    It looked nice on the pictures but WOW it is really beautiful in real life! Absolutely spotless (I'm a clean freak so very important :) ) kitchen is fab and very well equipped, great shower, comfortable mattress and the hot tub was a god send! If your after something a little different but cosy for the 2 of you then this is the place. Definitely coming for another visit soon. And thanks for the bottle of fizz!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "Very nice cottage , hot tub fantastic ,"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2019

  • "What can I say this is truly a beautiful little cottage and Gaynor has thought of absolutely everything."

    We had such a lovely stay and it's perfectly located for the centre of Chester and beyond. We can't wait for our next visit. Keep up the good work Gaynor and thank you for making our stay so perfect.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "This was a lovely cottage within walking distance from central Chester."

    Beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and comfortable with all the utensils and equipment you would need. Owner quick to respond to an issue with the washing machine. A great stay.

    Reviewed by Cate5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    It’s the best cottage we have stayed in

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage and all its luxuries were absolutely fantastic, the Hot Tub was immense and we had some lovely weather in the evenings to enjoy it."

    Overall this has been a fabulous week in a delightful setting just the right walking distance from Chester city centre. The love that has gone into preparing this cottage is plain to see and even the tortoises were in on it! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Apr 2019

  • "For two people, the cottage is the perfect place to stay for a trip to Chester Quality fittings throughout, and a level if luxury and comfort hard to beat."

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 2019

  • "The online guide to the cottage was very accurate, and in addition, there were a host of small, personal touches all about the cottage, so it was more like being a guest in someone's (very nice!"

    ) home than in a hotel, or most holiday lets.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Elv Cottage is an absolute gem!"

    Everything was just perfect; from the bedding and lovely pillows, to the hot tub, location, and the lovely thoughtful touches around the cottage. Loved it, loved it, loved it !!!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage within walking distance of historical Chester."

    The detail and care taken by the owners over presentation and ensuring every need is catered for was simply fabulous.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay the bed was so comfortable which we really appreciated, the kitchen design was an excellent use of space."

    Reviewed by D5.0Dec 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, friendly owner, perfect location!"

    This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in I cannot recommend it enough, everything was just as it should be and it could be seen that thought was put in to the smallest detail. Stay for yourself you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by Zachary5.0Dec 2018

  • "Excellent location, fantastic cottage for a couple."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. A welcome bottle of Fiz, with a decanter of sherry are great touches. Plus milk in the fridge and kitchen necessities ie salt, pepper, cooking oil, tea bags, coffee etc in the cupboard meant you didn't need to rush out to the supermarket asap, also washing up liquid, and hand washing soap, plus shower gel, infact all these little touches made you feel like you'd arrived at a 5star hotel

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2018

  • "Elv Cottage is not only well equipped, comfatable and clean, it is also Charming."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great location for walking into City centre and visiting amazing Chester zoo."

    Everyone should go!

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is quite unique."

    Not only is it outstanding in its decor and comfort, but has every conceivable amenity you could possibly need. There has been no expense spared in its furnishings, both inside and outside the cottage. The owner was very hospitable and welcoming, leaving as much information as possible about Chester and the surrounding area. What an amazing week we have had at Elv cottage, truly a dream come true x

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Aug 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker
  • Wood Burner
  • Smart TV with Netflix, Bose sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Drop off parking available outside the property by the garden gate for unloading only
  • Pay and display car park 3 minutes away on Christleton Road £3 all day and overnight, and a further car park 2 minutes away on Sandy Lane where there is 4 hours free parking
  • Secluded courtyard with hot tub and bistro furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Waitrose 10 minute walk, Chester racecourse 20 minute walk
  • Note: Due to the style of the property, care to be taken on the stairs and may not be suitable for the less mobile
  • Please note: This property is adults only and cannot accept infants
  • Please note: Elv Cottage is non-smoking
  • Please note: This property has achieved a consecutive perfect 10 award

The property

Welcome to Elv Cottage, a charming Victorian house situated five minutes from the banks of the River Dee, and 15 minutes walk from the centre of the vibrant and artistic city of Chester.

Offering luxurious interiors and stylish decor this four star holiday home features everything you need for a romantic getaway.

Highlights include a king - sized double bedroom with original cast iron bed and fireplace, a cosy and comfortable lounge with an elegant period bathroom with roll top bath and shower for two!

The contemporary kitchen is equipped with high quality appliances and has plenty of storage and preparation space if eating in.

The light and cheery outlook from the cottage transitions into a secluded terrace area for private dining and refreshments, providing a truly atmospheric feel to your stay.

Elv cottage is ideally situated with the River Dee a short stroll away and from here you can take the tiny ferry boat to the Meadows in the Summer months or just sit and indulge in the events surrounding the water.

Fancy a pint?

There is a traditional pub (5 mins walk) "The Mount" with an outstanding beer garden positioned on the riverbank.

Chester has been named "The jewel of the North - West" and quite rightly so, with some of the most fascinating historical aspects, the city boasts old walls, medieval churches, and Elizabethan timber - framed townhouses.

Explore the magnificent Chester Cathedral, spend a day at the zoo and if you time it right, the spectacular Chester Racecourse might be hosting an event, so grab your best finery and head on down to place your bets, it's only a short walk away.

The Chester Roman Walls and Amphitheatre are worth a visit, whilst the city hosts a delightful Christmas market across the winter months, recommended to visit if you're in the area, or perhaps drive 15 minutes to Cheshire Oaks for a spot of shopping.

A stone's throw away is the stunning Welsh coastline and mountains and Liverpool and Manchester are easily accessed via train or road.

See for yourself, Elv Cottage really does ooze character and charm and will provide a relaxing and memorable experience to any mini break.

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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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Please note: Elv Cottage is non smoking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas