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The Parlour

(Ref. 999307)

Helsby, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (14)
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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at the parlour was above and beyond expectations."

    The cottage is truly beautiful in the perfect location, being just a taxi ride away from Chester itself. I cannot fault the accommodation in any way. We were a group of 8 and there was plenty of room for everyone with all catering and facilities needed, nothing missing at all. We cooked two full meals and found all the utensils, pots, pans, glasses everything you need. Having researched the location beforehand you don't have to cook if you don't want to, there's a great foodie pub across the road, takeaways and a tesco supermarket 5 minutes drive away. Hot tub was cleaned every day, lovely and warm, easy to use, in a very private location. This is the best large accommodation I have ever stayed at, gorgeous open plan kitchen with great views over the expansive, manicured lawns, comfy beds, quiet location, plenty of fluffy bath towels, great sound system. It's an amazing house, not one of us wanted to leave. As soon as I have an excuse to book again, I will! Thank you so much for making our stay so special and memorable.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Nov 2023

  • "Love love love it."

    Perfect for get togethers like we did. Canny fault it. Everything you need is there to relax and enjoy. The

    Reviewed by Jessie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely weekend stay with friends, for my 40th birthday."

    Complimentary cupcakes and wine on arrival. The cottage was amazingly well equipped, owners literally thought of every possible need even down to personal touches like throws on the couch (lovely to wrap up and sit on patio first thing and take in the beautiful morning view) and umbrella in cupboard. Cottage was warm, clean and cosy. Had issue with the speakers not working, owners came straight away to try and fix problem but when it couldn't be fixed we were offered her wireless speaker from home, nothing was too difficult. Hot tub lovely and easy to use. Helpful guide to cottage facilities available to use and easy to read. Cannot fault our stay from start to end. Check in and out was simple and flawless process. Safe, secure and lovely surroundings. Will be coming back, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Oct 2023

  • "An amazing property that was super clean and had everything you would need."

    The owner even came to clean the hot tub every day. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing place."

    Comfortable beds beautiful layout. Amazingly clean and well maintained. All the added little extras just made the difference too. kids loved the toys and games. The fresh flowers and cupcakes on arrival. It was beginning of September and fans had been left in every bedroom. Towels and flannels provided. Hot tub amazing and relaxing. Cleaned daily. Kids ran all over the field playing and exploring and having an absolutely fantastic time on the climbing frame. Pub over the road lovely and we managed a few walks around the area. Would highly recommend a family stay. This is my second time here at the parlour last was with work colleagues on a retirement fairwell and both times have been absolutely amazing the owners are contactable if there are issues and provide a lovely escape in a beautiful venue. 10/10

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great booking, would 100% recommend."

    Thank you for having us !

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect weekend in a lovely place!"

    Owners were very kind, lovely and accommodating. The pub across the road is amazing too!! Also who’d have thought Frodsham on a Sunday night would be the best night out I’ve had in a long time!! Fab all round long weekend away!!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing house had an amazing stay would definitely book here again."

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "Moved from The Shippon to The Parlour for 12 nights."

    Fantastic property, decorated to a high standard, spotlessly clean. Again, would highly recommend. Jo

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property and well located with a nice pub for food across the road."

    The property was well maintained and very clean with daily hot tub cleaning as the hosts live onsite. Very friendly hosts. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great property, had all the necessary amenities."

    Perfect for our family get together over Christmas!

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was immaculate, the hosts were lovely and generous with their time and anything we needed."

    They took great preparation to think of needs we would have before we thought of them, within reason. Absolutely lovely people.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was perfect for our weekend away."

    Paul and Zuzana were absolutely lovely hosts. The parlour was spotless and had everything we needed, the outside area is great. We had the best weekend and will definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "The perfect place to get together with friends whom we don’t see often enough!"

    The communal living area is great for socialising, cooking & playing board games! Everywhere was spotless & the hot tub was fantastic, we even made the most of the large lawned area with a game of rounders! Hopefully we’ll return again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing accommodation."

    We would highly recommend. Owners thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing property that caters for all."

    Great location and fabulous hosts.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage."

    Fantastic location too. Only grumble is downstairs beds are a bit on the small side.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2022

  • "What an amazing property the Parlour is!"

    The hosts Paul and Zuzana gave all the information needed for arrival. The property was immaculate, the beds really comfy, bathrooms modern and had all the amenities needed. The hosts have really thought of everything. All of the girls said how much they loved the property and we are just looking for an excuse to go back for another stay! Next time we want longer.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week at the Parlour with our family including two grandchildren aged 2 and 4."

    Owners Paul and Zuzana were really helpful and supplied stairgate and high chair on request and dealt with queries right away. The outside space is perfect for bbq and the children loved the field with play equipment. Hot tub was very popular!! All in all the Parlour was perfect for us all.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Owners were so welcoming and polite!"

    Welcome cupcakes, fizz and even milk in the fridge. This house has everything you would need which I have never experienced, things like kitchen foil, sewing kit, umbrellas everything to make you feel at home. Tastefully decorated and beds very comfy. Hot tub cleaned everyday. Thanks for the stay!

    Reviewed by Jess4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, thank you, the little home comforts were a lovely touch for example, milk,flowers, fizz and cake."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more a home from home. The cottage was central to where we wanted to go around Chester. Thank you

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The location was perfect to see lots in the area. Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and everything provided that we could possibly need for our stay."

    The children's games and books were a great idea and the flowers and cakes a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great accommodation for our girls weekend, fabulous facilities and communication from the owner."

    We were left to our own devices however was more than helpful when we needed anything. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Highly recommend!"

    Lovely place! Just returned from a 2 night say at The Parlour with 6 family and friends. The parlour is beautiful, very clean, well equipped and the host Paul and Zuzana are really lovely. The house was a perfect space for us to celebrate my cousins 30th birthday, the hot tub is great and the Bluetooth speakers were very easy to connect and worked. (Unlike a lot of places I have visited before where the speakers didn’t work). The view from the hot tub and open plan dining/kitchen is beautiful and can be taken in whilst having a soak, enjoying a morning coffee or whilst dining at the large kitchen table. The mezzanine is a great space to spend that time to relax and unwind after a walk up Helsby hill or just to chill out, it is very cosy. The rooms are brilliant great sizes again well equipped with wardrobes or draws, (only complaint here is it would be handy to have a mirror in the upstairs bedrooms). The beds are very comfy and all 7 of us slept very well. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into the space to ensure the guests stay is perfect and works for all guest staying and offers space to socialise together or some time to sit alone reading a book. Whether you are looking for a weekend break with all adults or longer with your children I would highly recommend The Parlour.

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Feb 2022

  • "Our stay at The Parlour was nothing short of spectacular."

    Myself and 6 other friends stayed here for a 3 day staycation and it completely exceeded our already high expectations. The house was uniquely designed with an upstairs open plan view of the lower floor, The Parlour is absolutely stunning with a huge outside field with a spacious hot tub (which was cleaned daily), an incredibly comfortable bed, stunning living space with cosy woodburner and a fully equipped kitchen, not to mention the well cleaned bedrooms and bathrooms. The weather was cold during our stay but that just made The Parlour feel like more of a safe haven, with the log fire and underfloor heating and peacefulness of the gated location. The owners Paul and Zuzana have done the most incredible job with this hot tub holiday cottage and are both absolutely lovely, with frequent communication and bottle of Prosecco upon arrival. We were also granted a later check out as some of my friends trains were not until later in the day. There's plenty to entertain nearby but also have the options of board games/ surround sound speakers and multiple other activities, including a pub just across the road. We had an amazing stay, and we can't wait to return already!!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely home."

    Great facilities. Helpful hosts. Good location.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful rental property and welcoming hosts."

    Great communication throughout, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly owners who have a house on the site."

    Hot tub cleaned every day. Nice little extras like providing an extra swing for our twin girls / free ice creams for us all. Cottage was pretty spotless and all the kitchen equipment you would need. Would certainly consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous accommodation and Paul and Zuzanne were lovely and very helpful."

    Lovely extra touches like cava and cupcakes on arrival and ice creams on the last night added to the feeling we were welcome. Great base for exploring too. We would definitely recommend and are likely to return.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2021

  • "I travel alot and this place was one of the best places iv booked it was absolutely amazing."

    The hosts were absolutely brilliant.

    Reviewed by Faisal5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owners of the property are amazing."

    The house itself is finished to a very high standard and it’s just a pleasure to be in. We highly recommend staying over and enjoying attractions they have to offer.

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great hot tub and outdoor space Accommodating hosts."

    Will be back x

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean and well equipped."

    WiFi connection was good which is a must in today’s technology especially for children. We didn’t want to leave so that should tell anyone it is a nice place, with lovely owner’s who are there should you need them. We will go back at some point…..

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely property which is well situated to be able to access easily all that the area has to offer."

    The hot tub was particularly welcome as we had amazing weather.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful long weekend away."

    Such an incredible cottage. Brilliant hosts who have thought about everything! Can’t wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation is excellent."

    We have stay in many UK let’s and this is superior. Excellent for Family visit and exploring the local area. Delamere forest and the Ice cream farm. Also excellent to explor Liverpool, Chester. The rail links from nearby Runcorn to Liverpool are excellent so you can always park and ride if you wanted a different day trip. Very pleased to find this gem. It would also be excellent for a friends meet up as both bathrooms are on Ground floor, one being an en-suite with bath and the other outside double Room is a toilet with shower. It is Worth being mindful of this if booking multiple families.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with Smart Tv, 1 x first-floor king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with smart TV
  • First-floor snug
  • Gas central underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, hair dryer, x4 TV's, games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, BBQ, hot tub, seating and shared lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Please bring your own towels for the hot tub

The property

Enjoying a lovely position in the Cheshire village of Helsby, surrounded by open fields and countryside whilst within easy reach of Chester, is The Parlour.

This semi-detached, contemporary cottage offers eight guests a beautiful holiday home to relax in when not out enjoying the attractions of the North West, with luxury, stylish interiors and fantastic features including a hot tub.

Park up to four cars on the private driveway before entering into this attractive dwelling, stepping onto the engineered wood floor warmed up with underfloor heating.

Discover a bright and spacious open-plan living space lit up with large windows and beautiful copper feature lights hanging from the ceiling; relax with your group in this social space after days outdoors.

The wonderful fitted kitchen is bursting with all you need to rustle up your favourite dishes, with an impressive island home to a gas hob and a breakfast bar to perch at, along with top quality appliances, you can begin making the evening meal whilst still being part of the conversation.

Relax on the sofa as you unwind into the evening watching TV, or take the conversation outside, sliding open the patio doors to access the fantastic hot tub, sinking into the warm bubbling waters!

Enjoy meals alfresco out on your private patio, and on warm days play family games on the large lawn space shared with the neighbouring holiday let.

When sleep takes hold, find a tranquil spot in either the ground-floor king-size or double bedroom, with one boasting patio access and a beautiful en-suite bathroom, whilst the other is served by the family shower room also on the ground floor.

Take the stairs up to the mezzanine to find a relaxing snug space complete with a TV and sofas as well as some games, perfect for finding a quiet moment to yourself.

Discover two more bedrooms up here as well, both featuring sloping ceilings with Velux windows looking out to the fields beyond, one is king-size and the other is a twin room which can be transformed via zip/link into super-king-size beds, perfect to suit all types of groups.

The charming village of Helsby is home to everything you need on a self-catered stay, with the nearest shops being just over half a mile away, and a pub, The Hornsmill, sitting opposite The Parlour.

The luscious greens of Helsby Golf Club are close by too, with Frodsham Golf Course being within easy reach too, whilst Helsby Hill, mostly owned by the National Trust, is the ideal local walk to begin your exploration of this area, commanding some wonderful views of Cheshire.

Enjoy a day out for all the family at the famous Chester Zoo, home to lions, tigers, giraffes and elephants, you can learn about the incredible work the zoo does for conservation all over the world whilst meeting your favourite animals, as well as taking a trip on the river cruise and dining in the excellent cafés.

The city of Chester has plenty to offer, from walks along the winding River Dee, cycling down the Chester Millennium Greenway, or strolling through the Chester Meadows, there is plenty of delightful scenery to soak up.

Discover the ancient Chester City Walls still standing since Roman and Medieval times, walk around the real life Roman Amphitheatre and visit the beautiful Chester Cathedral, with plenty of excellent shopping to be enjoyed at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and the unique Tudor-style 'Rows'.

Trips to West Kirby, Liverpool and Manchester are all just a scenic train or car journey away, along with the enchanting Delamere Forest, home to Go Ape Delamere.

Bring your loved ones together for a fun-filled stay at The Parlour in Cheshire.

This property can be booked with ref. 999305 and can sleep 14 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

HELSBY

Chester 9.3 miles; Ellesmere Port 9.7 miles; Warrington 12 miles.

Helsby is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. There is suggestion the village dates back to the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic era, meaning there is an abundance of history to be found here. Helsby Hill is a wooded sandstone and is mostly owned by the National Trust. With numerous footpaths in the area, leading towards the famous hill fort, giving those active types plenty of walking opportunities. Rock climbers will love this village, as Helsby Hill features a craggy face, giving climbers the perfect opportunity to see how far they can get before tiring! Helsby offers a local supermarket, pub and café for fine food and local produce. Ideally situated for exploring the towns of Ellsemere Port and Warrington, or the walled city of Chester, with so many sites and tourist attractions to be seen.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £450 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas