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The Hawthorns

(Ref. 1097353)

Christleton, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Very good property for the price."

    The accommodation is comfortable and has good space. Easy access to Chester itself.

    We’re really appreciative of your review and the time you took to share your positive feedback. Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Hawthorns."

    The hosts was very accommodating with access and general information about the property It was in such a lovely area. Nice quiet Village. Nice local pub within walking distance and a convenience store next door. Also it was only a short drive to the main supermarket which was ideal as there were 6 of us staying. Lovely to have fresh clean towels out for all of us for our stay ready Kitchen had everything we needed for cooking during the week if we didn't go out. Beds we're so comfortable and fresh, wonderful nights sleep Lovely spacious front room with big sofas for us to relax and as there were 6 of us it was great with the additional table and chairs. We didn't use the back room too much but was also lovely to have more sitting areas if we needed it. The TV had netflix on so was good to watch a bit of TV during our stay

    Thank you Laura for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback and so pleased you enjoyed the lovely village atmosphere. Hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2023

  • "The holiday was disrupted from the start."

    The own phoned me 2 weeks before our holiday and asked if we would be willing to travel on the Sunday instead of the Saturday but we had an all day event to attend so couldn't manage so he said that would be OK. 2 days before our holiday Sykes phoned me and informed me as there was a leak in the bathroom could we travel on the Sunday instead or if not arrangements would be made to put us up in an hotel for the Saturday night which at that time we had no alternative but to agree. Trying to find out which hotel it was was another nightmare as nobody seemed to know and it was actually the day of travelling (and we were coming on a journey of over 400 miles from Scotland ) that we found out which hotel after numerous phone calls! We couldn't get into the Hawthorns until 12.45 on the Sunday which really disrupted our plans for the all day event we were attending. It was all very stressful and Sykes didn't appear to be concerned at all. As for the property itself that was big disappointment after some of the lovely properties we've stayed in. It wasn't very clean at all, kitchen dirty, TV didn't work properly, electric fires in both rooms downstairs had no plugs and just wires hanging out, underneath the seating in the living room was very dirty and dusty and the back garden was a disgrace. 4 cars parked outside the property which didn't add anything at all to neglected feel of the property. Very poor facilities and a really neglected air to the place. And also no sign of any work being done for a leak in the bathroom. I presume you do inspect these properties as there is a considerable amount of work needed on this house which could be lovely. Compensation was offered by the owner but never forthcoming and then to add insult to injury we were phoned about missing items which we knew absolutely nothing about. All very stressful indeed and I feel some sort of recompense should be offered by you or the owner. I'm so disappointed with Sykes and feel very let down after all the years we have been dealing with you. It's been a really stressful time for us both and your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Josephine1.3Oct 2023

  • "The garden was terrible."

    The grass had not been cut for a long time and there were piles of junk in it. There was no patio and the patio furniture was awful - standing water in the table and two very rickety, shabby chairs. The back door would only open part way. The kitchen was a disappointment, little surface space, partly because the huge fridge/freezer took up so much room. We couldn’t get any free view channels on the television and even BBC broke up a lot. Neither of the fires was working. The front entrance looked shabby and uncared for. However the owner was very helpful when we had no heating and the upstairs was fine (except a very hard bed) The two downstairs rooms were ok though the settees were not very comfortable. Really not worth three stars.

    Thank you for your candid review of your recent stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve each and every stay. We shall be implementing some of your suggestions. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.5May 2023

  • "Lovely stay , warm and well equipped , helpful owner , lovely peaceful location in a village with lots of character ."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have been delighted with Sykes Cottages before, and were therefore very disappointed with this one."

    It wasn't as good as it sounded in the description. We weren't impressed with the cleaning before our arrival e.g. Plates had been washed then put in the cupboard still wet, the oven knobs and bowls were very greasy and we had to wash them before they could be used. There was not enough washing up liquid, toilet paper or hand soap provided to see 4 economical people through a week, yet alone 6 as advertised. Therefore, we did have to use "a well-stocked convenience store for picking up any last-minute essentials". We had only expected to use the shop for newspapers, milk and food. It wasn't a "well equipped kitchen" for 6 e.g. only 3 egg cups, only 4 dessert spoons, only 1 shelf in oven, no lids for v limited range of pans. There were no cupboards for us to store our food. The space was used storing more wine & other glasses than we can ever imagine being used all at once. Not as comfortable as expected e.g. leaf of dining table sloped, and once the table was laid for a meal it was hard for people to pass to sit down. There weren't a matching set of dining chairs, we had to gather chairs from various rooms. The sofas were very low, there weren't sets of matching crockery etc. It was very difficult to "head out to the large rear garden" as back door was very hard to open, and side gate was very badly damaged before we arrived. Hard to "retire to the sitting room to relax" as there was only 1 small candle like light bulb in a light fitting that should have 5 lights. We wanted to be able to see so that we could read and write. The dining room only had 3/5 bulbs working. I found a spare bulb, but it didn't fit in either room. It looked like an "overhead shower.", but the fitment was broken before we arrived, so it could only be used as a hand held shower head which was awkward, especially as we'd been asked to leave the shower curtain draped over the shower screen. We eventually found the bath plug and ran baths instead. The bedrooms didn't have "plenty of storage for your belongings" as 2/4 cupboards in master bedroom were secured closed, and the other two cupboards already stored things like spare linen & clothes drier. In the back bedroom we couldn't turn the knobs to open either of the white cupboard doors, so all of us had to live out of our cases all week. However, we do agree that The Hawthorns is in "a prime location", "Tucked away in the pretty Cheshire village of Christleton", we did "enjoy leisurely strolls along the Shropshire Union Canal or around Christleton’s Duck Pond". We also appreciated that it was only a "short drive into the bustling city centre of Chester". It would have been nice to have some leaflets, bus timetables and maps available to read. We would also have appreciated information on basic things like which bin was for which rubbish - none of us came from Cheshire so we didn't know the system here. The wonderful location was the main reason for selecting this property as 40 years ago we had our wedding night in Chester. This holiday was to mark our Ruby Wedding Anniversary with our best friends. It was certainly a memorable holiday.

    Thank you for your candid review of your recent stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve each and every stay. We shall be implementing some of your suggestions. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin1.3Oct 2022

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  • Property has now been refurbished as of 06/10/2023,
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single, 1 x family room with double and single
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Christleton is a pretty village located less than 1 mile away from City Centre
  • Christleton has been voted one of the best places to live in the UK
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Sky and Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • The property is semi-rural with plenty of walking paths straight from the front door
  • Note: This property is now available for corporate bookings

The property

Tucked away in the pretty Cheshire village of Christleton, is this wonderful three-bedroom, semi-detached house, The Hawthorns.

Enjoying a prime location just moments away from the local amenities, and just a short drive away from the historic city of Chester, The Hawthorns is a fabulous pet-friendly dwelling for a group or family of six, plus their two canine companions.

Leave your vehicle in one of two off-road parking spaces, before making your way into your new abode.

Look forward to cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy washing machine, ready to enjoy at the dining table in the living/dining room.

After dinner, why not head out to the large rear garden, where you can play a game of fetch with your pooches or catch the last of the day’s rays as they run and play.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room to relax on the plush seating and snuggle up in front of your favourite show the TV.

The living/dining room also has its own TV where you can watch something different.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a soothing soak in the bath, complete with overhead shower.

When sleep calls, retreat to one of three well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest, a double, a single and a family room with double and single, all with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Explore the local village, where you will find the delightful Ring O’ Bells pub, serving a tasty menu of British favourites and local ales, the perfect place to refuel after a day of exploring.

The village also offers the traditional inn of the Cheshire Cat, a charming café where you can savour a light bite and a well-stocked convenience store for picking up any last-minute essentials.

From The Hawthorns you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the Shropshire Union Canal or around Christleton’s Duck Pond where you can spot the local wildlife.

Take the short drive into the bustling city centre of Chester (or less than a mile walk along the scenic canal route), where you can indulge in some retail therapy at the variety of shops speckled amongst the historic rows, wander the Chester City Walls, marvel at the remarkable Chester Cathedral, meet the resident squirrels in Grosvenor Park, enjoy a boat trip along the River Dee, have your picture taken with the Eastgate Clock, well-known for being the most photographed clock in the UK.

Time your visit right and spend a day at the annual Chester Races which take place annually between May through to September at the Chester Racecourse.

There are plenty of places to enjoy drinks and dine, including The White Horse, Telford’s Warehouse, Olive Tree Brasserie and Oddfellows.

Continue onto Chester Zoo for a fun-filled family day out, or head to Ellesmere Port for further shopping opportunities at Cheshire Oaks.

All this and more awaits at The Hawthorns.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Chester 3 miles.

The pretty Cheshire village of Christleton offers visitors a shop, a traditional village inn serving food, an historic church and a large pond, home to the resident ducks! Just 3 miles away, the Roman city of 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 town houses and Georgian terraces, to Victorian restorations and 21st century architecture. The city has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping, in the famous Rows, and lovely walks within the city boundaries - around the old Roman walls, along The Groves beside the River Dee or through the picturesque Grosvenor Park. Further afield, the stunning Welsh mountains and coastline, and the market towns and villages of Cheshire, are all within easy touring distance, whilst the nearby Wirral Peninsula has many splendid courses to tempt the golfing enthusiast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas