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Sykes Cottage

(Ref. 1068009)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • canal (25)
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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Pleasant apartment with outdoor space and parking."

    Was well positioned to explore Chester using the canal towpath to avoid traffic

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2023

  • "The flat is in a quiet location near the canal and a 15-20 minute walk into Chester."

    As said in previous reviews, parking is tight but we did manage it (thankfully the people above parked very well and central). The postcode is accurate and the flat easy to find. As also mentioned before, storage is seriously lacking. This could be easily rectified with different bedside units (with drawers) and some shelves in the main bedroom. We managed to cope (two adults and two children) but it wasn't ideal. Kitchen would benefit with some more crockery. There are still some chipped bowls and not enough glasses. The flat was clean but when we arrived there was no clean dish cloth/sponge, only one left by a previous guest which was pretty disgusting. Also, the toothbrush holder was not at all clean. We tried to clean it (in the dishwasher) but it was still disgusting. We left a note so hopefully this has been replaced! Fixing little details like these, and providing better storage, would provide an overall better experience.

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our time in the property and it was in a good position being only a short distance to the canal so walking into the city was very easy."

    The listing was accurate and everything seem in order and clean, there were only 2 small issues, the lack of storage in the double bedroom (this wasn't much of a problem as we were only staying for the weekend but longer it may have been), and the tight parking space, which may be an issue especially if the renters of the other property have a very large 4 x 4 pick up. we were lucky that a parking space across the road was free.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jul 2023

  • "I wouldn’t describe the property as perfect, as there were several issues regarding maintenance and cleanliness."

    1..The bath is slippery and requires non slip bath mat before we could contemplate using shower the suction side could only be described as a health hazard as was the seal on shower door on bath, both had severe mould which took over half an hour to clean before shower could be used it put me off my breakfast! 2..I would have thought non slip mats would be cleaned at each change over as well as shower door seal which does slide off to soak . 3 ..The kitchen bowl also required a good clean we didn’t use that , I purchased dishwasher tablets as there was only 1 tablet left for guest use . 4..There didn’t appear to be a plug for kitchen sink. 5..A decent size set of mugs would be good as the 5 mismatched ones there were are on the small size 6..Although there were 5 dishes again on the small size 2 were badly chipped. 7..There bulb in the wall light over the television needed replacing. 8..The settee although quite comfortable getting off it is a challenge and not an ideal position/ style for more than one person to watch television, 9..Although cushions are on the settee , they need a clean as they are all covered in bits and fluff we didn’t want to use them. 10...The property is described for 4 people .although kitchen / living area & bathroom are ok for size for 2 adults and children ,4 adults would definitely be hard pushed to stay in property because of the limited space in main bedroom, which only has room for bed ,2 small bedside cabinets and a small shelf that is a bit loose. The only wardrobe is in the 2nd bedroom is wobbly, and the doors don’t shut properly, inviting in moths and small insects we ended up taking any clothes out of it and living out of suitcases for the week! Small shelf in this bedroom is also loose. 11..The windows are lockable but there aren’t any keys 12..The guest handbook for disposal of rubbish isn’t clear .. the grey bin is it kept in the courtyard or alley? Previous guests rubbish was still in the bin...there are instructions for recycling but not for when they go out ? 13.. The panel above the front door lock has a 1/4 inch crack in in you can actually see daylight through it ! These above issues could be so easily rectified I hope the owner takes them on board and addresses them for future guests. On the positive side the instructions for finding the property were good ..You have a parking facility and the property is in a good quiet location, Chester town centre is a 15 min stroll along the towpath beware of the cyclists ! Last but not least is the added bonus of a small sunny courtyard with seating.

    I would like to thank Jane for this valuable feedback . Some of the mentioned item are already on the list of jobs to do and the others will be attended to asap. I apologise for the inconvenience caused. Most of our feedback is highly positive and as a result of this, we are very well booked at rates that are reasonable. We will monitor any future feedback closely. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.1Jun 2023

  • "Overall a conveniently located and pleasant apartment with one major issue."

    There is zero storage in the main bedroom, not even space to put a suitcase by the bed. Ok for a couple because we used the second bedroom for storage and used the one modest sized wardrobe. No drawers or cupboards. If we had travelled with another couple or told we children it would have been impossible. We found the apartment superficially clean but there weee cobwebs in both bedrooms, the lounge and the bathroom where theee spiders were walking across the ceiling. Mouldy bath mat ( which we had to clean before using) and dirty shower. It just needs a really thorough clean. This could be a very nice base for a couple or adults and young kids on a short break. Disappointingly, the kitchen mixer tap spout came free of the mounting while I was washing up. I replaced it and hand-tightened it as I had no tools. Told the agent but not a word in reply, no thanks for pointing it out or my temp fix. I think that is poor customer service. More importantly the fault needs fixing urgently.

    Reviewed by Jim3.4Jun 2023

  • "Good value for money holiday cottage, nice location with pubs and supermarkets near by and short walk into Chester old town."

    Nice walk along canal towpath on doorstep Very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Steven4.7May 2023

  • "This is a well appointed cottage with easy access to Chester."

    We didn’t use the car the whole weekend and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants close by (and Waitrose in easy walking distance). The only problem we had was finding the cottage initially so a little more information on the directions would be useful. The walk into the city along the canal was lovely.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent, immaculate property; generously equipped and extremely comfortable with its own dedicated parking space."

    Situated close to Chester city centre very near to a picturesque canal and lock with tow path access to the city. Friendly, accessible and helpful hosts. We had a fantastic and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the stay and the apartment was so spacious and very well equipped."

    We didn’t need to use any of the extras we brought. Literally just your clothes and food is all that’s needed. Brilliant location and surprising quiet to say how close to the canal and the road being used as a thoroughfare to access it. The courtyard garden was a lovely sun trap with space for seating and chilling. Aldi and Home Bargains a 10/15 minute walk along the canal. 10 minutes in the other direction is a Waitrose and a further 5 to Chester centre with plenty of bars along the way Would definitely book again and hopefully the upstairs apartment too.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay for my 60th birthday weekend."

    Short walk into chester. Xmas market lovely. We were very comfortable in apartment, beds were so comfy. Would suggest a Xmas tree would have been a lovely addition. Everything you could need was there. Thank you for a lovely stay. Karen, Di and Clare

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is ideally located for a stay in Chester."

    The area is very quiet, parking is not a problem and with two pubs nearby what could be better. It’s a short 15 minute walk into the city centre along the canal, a 15 minute walk into the centre of Hoole for some local shopping and an easy drive out on the main road. The apartment was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen has plenty of appliances which are straightforward to use, the beds are comfortable and the heating was easy to adjust, something we were very grateful for as the weather was exceptionally cold. We had a great week and would certainly return to this property.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is ideal for a couple, being spacious and well equipped."

    The only problem we found was that lightning in the lounge/diner could be brighter, accepting that our stay was the first week of December. The location of the cottage is ideal for access to the city centre. A mere 15 minute stroll along the nearby canal bank.

    Reviewed by Norman4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, Ideal for exploring Chester."

    Nice stroll along canal tow path past eateries into Chester. Pleasant pub 2 minutes walk away very reasonably priced drinks. Accommodation has everything you need, quiet location and comfortable interior. Train station close by with easy access to Liverpool. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christina3.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a very nice 7 day stay in November after a fairly last minute booking."

    The flat is clean and well equipped and the bed was comfy. It would be bijou for 4 adults (clothes storage would be pushed for space). The sofa was very squishy and was hard for us creaky oldies to get up from! It’s a nice walk of about 1 mile along the canal to Chester centre and local shops are a 5-10 minute walk one way and Waitrose about the same going the opposite way towards town. Parking on site was convenient. We visited Port Sunlight and, about an hour away, Llandudno. St Winifrede’s shrine at Holywell is interesting and we spent a fortune in the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet! We had a busy and interesting week.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Nov 2022

  • "Great property."

    Just as described. Only a 10 minute walk into Chester. We didn’t need to use our car at all. 10 minute walk to the train station with regular trains into Liverpool. Lots to do and great places to eat all around. Had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "The moment we walked into the apartment we were impressed by how clean and tidy it was."

    It had a very well equipped kitchen, a good size dining table, comfortable leather sofa and a good sized TV. But the main attraction was the location: in a quiet side street just 100m or so from the canal tow path which leads past an excellent Waitrose and several bars before joining City Road and Foregate Street. We could walk into the historic city centre in 15-20 minutes. An ideal place to stay for a short city break.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Oct 2022

  • "Sykes Cottage is a comfortable and spotlessly clean holiday cottage in an excellent location in the centre of Chester."

    The area is quiet and the cottage offers a lovely walk into the city beside the canal. It also has the added bonus of having parking but also is a short walk from the railway station. It offers everything needed for a city break and I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Spotlessley clean, very well equipped with nice touches like coffee, tea, sugar left in cupboards plus pods for the coffee machine."

    Also good to find that things like washing up liquid and toilet rolls had been provided. Beds were very comfortable. Bedrooms were a little small leading to minimal storage but this was manageable. Outside patio was cool in the evening (we were there during recent heatwave) so able to sit out and eat. Unlike other reviews didn’t find position of sofa an issue, neither did we feel the location was an issue. We found the area quite quiet, despite significant roadworks literally on doorstep, and locals friendly and helpful. Canal at end of road and Waitrose is easy 5 min walk to the left along towpath ( or similar drive along main road), with city centre a further 10 mins walk away. Choice of canal side pubs and eateries also within 5 min walk. All things considered Sykes Cottage was ideal for our short break and I can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very good location to explore city without having to use the car."

    Really easy access to everything you should need when away on holiday. Would recommend the location.

    Reviewed by July5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was in a perfect location for Chester."

    A 10 minute walk up the canal and you are in the town. Waitrose is about five minute walk away which was handy too. It was very quiet at night, a bonus so near to the town. Could not fault it. We are a couple so it was an ideal size for us, don’t think I would want to share it with more than two but we like a bedroom each so it was perfect. The property has a private parking space always a must and had everything we could need. The beds were comfortable too which isn’t always the case in a lot of rentals. We have used Sykes and rental properties for holidays for some time and would rate this at the top of the list. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was as described, nice and clean - everything you needed for your stay."

    The beds were comfortable - plenty of hot water and heating when required. The outside area is useful and a suntrap. The apartment was a short walk away 10 - 15 minutes from the city center along the canal. There is limited clothes storage in one of the bedrooms - something to think about. The off street parking was great to have and there was generally additional parking outside within 3 or 4 minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7May 2022

  • "Returned early from Sykes Cottage due to a feeling of disappointment with the package."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped with two big exceptions, the corner settee was very uncomfortable and totally misplaced with regards to the TV useless for 4 people viewing. The cottage was not near the centre of Chester walkable if under 50 but not for older people and the surroundings are not "des res ". I am not a snob being from 2 up 2 down in earlier years. I feel a bit downbeat overall.

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Apr 2022

  • "Thanks a lot for the lovely stay The cottage is really nice so close to the canal and it was a nice walk to the centre The terrace was a real plus."


    Reviewed by Stephane4.7Apr 2022

  • "We met the property owner & said how pleased we were with the property."

    It was very convenient for Chester town centre & the advantage was on site parking.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great weekend away."

    Lovely property and great location. Nice stroll up the canal to the city with some nice pubs and restaurants on the way. Nice local pubs with great views of the river in close location. Will be booking again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely property, very comfortable and very well equipped, with everything we needed and expected."

    The beds were comfy and the decor fresh and welcoming. It is also handy for walking to the centre of Chester and to and from the station. The only difficulty we found was in finding it in the first place, our taxi driver dropped us off at the end of Spital Walk and we spent quite a while trying to locate the right house! Some clearer directions of where to find the property once you turn into Spital Walk would have helped in this regard. But, a great place to stay for a short break in Chester.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2022

  • "We loved the apartment and were lucky enough to meet the owner, who was a really nice individual."

    It was perfect for our needs, allowing us to explore Chester and get in a lot of walking along the canal system. The only observations would be: 1. add a downlighter over the dining table, as it can be quite a dark spot 2. add blinds to the bedroom windows, as the street light shines in and can make the rooms really light 3. work out some storage for the double bedroom. Not a problem for us, as we only wanted one bedroom and used the second (with single beds) to store our clothes for the few nights we were there. Otherwise: Perfect!

    Reviewed by Sandi5.0Feb 2022

  • "User instructions for the coffee machine plus the oven would have been helpful as they were quite different from what we have at home."

    thank you our stay was just great.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our weekend break at this property."

    Our only issue was the small main bedroom with its lack of wardrobe space. This bedroom (double bed) only has 2 small bedside cabinets and so we had to hang our clothes in the wardrobe in the twin bedroom. Not really a big issue for a weekend break but could’ve been had we been staying for a week. There is room for a small wardrobe in the large area outside the bedroom door, towards the bathroom. Everything else is perfect for a holiday in Chester, great location and good parking for 1 car.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Jan 2022

  • "Comfortable, cosy and with its own parking space would have been enough but excellent restaurants and Waitrose and Aldi all close by along a lovely canalside walk, all made a very pleasant short break."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic location, within walking distance of Chester City Centre and just 200 yards from Waitrose."

    The property was immaculately clean and the beds were very comfortable. The area was so quiet, we slept very well. We will have to come back in the summer to enjoy the lovely outside area. Thank you also for the lovely treats on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Oct 2021

  • "Nice well-positioned and well-appointed apartment."

    Handy to walk into Chester along canal. Off-road parking very useful. Cleanliness could have better in one or two areas. Also WiFi code not given in welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2021

  • "This flat is in a great position for visiting the city and surrounding countryside."

    We particularly enjoyed having the small, private courtyard to sit in.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    It was very clean and had excellent facilities, including a coffee machine - which was a nice touch. The courtyard garden was lovely and felt very private. The cottage was in easy walking distance (along the canal) of the city and the train station. Lots to see in Chester and North Wales/Liverpool easy to get to for days out. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    .in ideal location... very clean... enjoyed our stay .........would book again ....

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good access to town along the canal at the end of the road, Waitrose 5min walk away on the canal too."

    A wonderful breeze nearly all the time along the canal towpath.

    Reviewed by P B4.7Jul 2021

  • "We have stayed all over the world in rented accomodation and this was first class booking for the below reasons :- 1."

    Great communication with Sykes Cottages and ease of booking the property. Plus more communication of Sykes before we arrived with property procedures before arrival. 2. On arrival we was very impressed with cleanlness of the property and communcation messages of the owners Ian and Janette with Wifi codes before arrival. 3. Kitchen come lounge very welcoming but the little gem for us was the Court yard at the back well presented , loved sitting there in the evening and when the sun was shining till 8pm in the evening having our G &T and Cava . when dusk came the wall decortion lit up , very nice touch. 4. Very important that you have a good sleep when away from home the beds was of excellent quality not hard and not soft absoloutly perfect. 5. Location perfect not right in the center hence no noise but just a short walk away from the property. We are fitness people so the gorgeous walks along the canal both ways was marvelous . Waitrose 10 minutes walk from the property into the city and its Huge. plus the other way about 15 minutes was an Aldi . We would definatley book this property again and can't thank the owners enough for the effort to make our stay very relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you Ian and Janette Best Regards Peter and Carolyn Pennington

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ian and Jeanette are lovely people and their house was perfect ."

    Having the very private patio was fab. The canal is a minute from the house and from their it's less than a 15min walk to the centre of Chester. A 5 min walk will take you to The Mount pub and restaurant that overlooks the River Dee with plenty of outdoor space.

    Reviewed by Wilma5.0Jun 2021

  • "Romanian English the house is very beautiful, clean and spacious."

    it has everything you need for a successful vacation. the terrace is something of a dream especially in the hot summer evenings, very nicely arranged. the owner was at my disposal at any time, very friendly. for a week and I was so happy that I stayed two. and location everything was close, pub 2 minutes walk, shops 3 minutes

    Reviewed by Elena5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic place, the hosts had clearly put a lot of thought into the needs of the guests and it was a home from home."

    Great quality bedding and very comfortable beds, lots of lovely touches that made it simply stress free. Location was perfect with some lovely walks to local pubs and restaurants located nearby, look forward to booking again

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, roadside parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: There are currently on-going emergency road works at the Water Tower, these have been delayed but are expected to be finished weekend of 16th September.

The property

Sitting in a prominent position in the heart of Chester city centre is this gorgeous ground-floor apartment, benefiting from a wonderful setting just a short stroll away from the city centre's wealth of amenities, idyllic canal and fun days out.

Sykes Cottage offers a welcoming abode, perfect for a joint couple's getaway or group of friends look to enjoy an exciting city break.

Be welcomed into a beautifully-renovated property, finding a contemporary kitchen/diner fitted with fantastic amenities to rustle up an evening meal for your group, gathering together on the sociable dining table as you share a bottle of wine over good conversation.

Casual meals can be enjoyed in the living/dining room, a snug space where you can tuck into a Saturday night takeaway accompanied by a film from the Smart TV before cuddling up on the sofas.

Spend a warm summer morning in your own private courtyard, listening to the birds singing as you wake up with your morning coffee.

Choose to unwind in a sumptuous bubble bath during a lazy Sunday morning or soak your muscles after a long day of exploration with a glass of fizz, the bathroom also benefits from an overhead shower and toasty underfloor heating.

As the evening draws to a close, head to one of the charming bedrooms, finding a double room and a twin both boasting an inviting ambiance and ample storage.

Right on the property's doorstep is the Spital Vaults, a dog friendly pub offering a welcoming spot to sip on a refreshing afternoon pint joined by some tasty pub grub, whilst a wealth of Chester's dining options await just a short walk away, the city is filled to the brim with quirky coffee shops, quaint bakeries, independent restaurants, and vibrant bistros to choose from!

Also a short walk away is a great selection of supermarkets and shopping options to pick up all of your self-catering necessities, as well as treating yourself to some retail therapy.

Immerse yourself in the surrounding culture of Chester, exploring the Tudor 'Rows', Roman Walls, Eastgate Clock, the Chester Roman Amphitheatre, and imposing cathedral, whilst more restful days out can be spent strolling alongside the River Dee, or delighting in a picnic in the centre of Grosvenor Park.

Other amazing family-friendly days out await at Chester Zoo, Chester Racecourse, Blue Planet Aquarium, or Knowsley Safari Park further afield, as well as a fabulous shopping experience at Ellesmere Port and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.

Discover adventure nearby in North Wales at the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, home to a plethora of scenic walking trails, challenging cycling routes, tall peaks to climb, and outdoor adventure, whilst the vibrant cities of Liverpool and Manchester are both accessible via train for a cosmopolitan day out or night out at the bars.

Enjoy a refreshing break with your loved ones at Sykes Cottage.

This property can be booked in conjunction with The Sun Terrace (1104408) making a sleeping capacity of 8.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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