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2 Ashby Place

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location with easy access to city centre and Hoole."

    Cottage is warm and cosy in a beautiful peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well maintained and clean home in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Listing was accurate, it is a very old property and I have taken that into account."

    The beds were comfortable but the lounge chairs and sofa have seen better days and weren’t so comfortable. The property was warm. Some general maintenance was required. The grass was overlong (tricky when you have dogs) and the bottom left hand oven had burnt on food on the base. Surprisingly there was little in the way of basic supplies. Only one roll of toilet paper for 2 bathrooms, only one dishwasher tablet and very little washing up liquid. I left a note to that effect for the housekeepers. If these items or not supplied, it would help to say so in the property details. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The area was quiet and close to local amenities.

    Thank you for this feedback and I must apologize for the lack of supplies and the grass. We shall take steps to avoid a recurrence. it is intended to replace the lounge suite at the winter refurb. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.4Sep 2023

  • "Great location for walking into Chester, local shops and cafes and the train to Liverpool."

    Lovely comfortable cottage, well equipped in a pretty conservation area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable stay."

    Although still building work next door we barely heard them and we spent time in the house with our autistic son when he wanted a quiet day in. Perfect location for train station and bus station so for those that don't drive its so good to still have the option to go further afield into Wales, Liverpool etc.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday, but there was a number of things that we weren't happy with."

    Firstly, there was renovations going on next door, which we should have been told about. The workers went on until 7pm, which made our evening unpleasant. Secondly, there was no where near enough glasses ( only 3 tumblers), not enough cutlery.

    Thank you for this feedback which is really helpful. We were sadly unaware of the unreported tumbler breakages but replacements and additional cutlery have now been provided. I apologise sincerely for the disturbance from the works next door - had these been reported to us at the time I am sure we could have reduced the impacts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela2.2Jul 2023

  • "Just got back from a lovely weeks stay at your charming cottage."

    A real home from home, well equipped and the layout made us feel very welcome. Good location for walking into Chester and to the train station. Quiet setting where we watched a nesting bird feed their chicks every evening. As mentioned in the advert it does have uneven floors but even us oldies found it easy enough to access. Thank you for helping make our time on Chester a relaxing break. We will recommend you to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.

    Thanks for this charming feedback - we'd love to have you back if you are in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was quirky with decent kitchen and bathroom, and good sized rooms."

    Also excellent for dogs, so hard to find anywhere with secure outside space but also indoors where we all could relax. We loved the mix of old and new and it position second to none with easy walking into the city as well as greener dog walks. For us being able to just nip out for milk in 2 minutes is a novelty. Also liked the quiet of the house and garden, so unlikely with the proximity to roads

    It makes us so happy to get encouragement like this. We'd love to have you back again if you are in this area Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2023

  • "We were very happy with the cottage and location."

    We did have an issue with the noise from the builders. They started work at 8.30am each morning with drilling, hammering and noise from them talking. The building supervisor was very courteous on the first day and spoke to us about the noise but said the agreement was the builders started at 8.30 and finished at 5pm. It was not such a relaxing break as we had hoped due to bring woken each morning to loud drilling and hammering. The builders did advise us they would be working there for some months. I did check the website but could not see a warning about this, but do correct me if I am wrong and it was listed. Otherwise a very pleasant cottage.

    Thank you so much for this feedback and we are so sorry you had a problem with penetrating noise. I too have spoken to the builder who is apologetic. It is unfortunate that during your stay they were drilling into the party wall and fixing steel plates for their modifications - this should not happen again and all works including decorations and kitchen fixing should complete by the end of June - over 6 months later than anticipated. I am trusting that this is the last instance of major disruption but it is not under our control. Sorry again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.8May 2023

  • "Place was absolutely lovely, with charming old floorboards and vintagey furniture."

    The area around the house, Flookersbrook, was also beautiful. we loved our stay, it was a shame there was building work going on next door but that can't be helped. A couple of minor negatives, I found the sofas a bit old and saggy - I don't mind the style, but perhaps they aren't as comfortable as they once were. It was a shame there weren't enough consumables - toilet paper, dishwasher tablets - to last the week, and I didn't see anything for cleaning up messes - kitchen roll &c. We would definitely come back to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely property, close to everything and well-equipped."

    The hosts were super helpful. One cautionary note: the cobbled access street is a little tricky for someone elderly with impaired vision

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in this very comfortable home in a beautiful little cobbled street."

    Hoole has a great little deli plus everything you need on your doorstep. Chester delighted us. The dog had a choice of the back courtyard or the front lawned garden. We had comfortable beds, a homely lounge and a dining room with comfortable dining chairs. Comfort for everyone! Although there were builders working in the house next door, they were extremely considerate and friendly, did not make any noise that we heard until well after we were up and about and did not work into the evening. They did not disturb us at all. The only suggestions we could make for improvements were that although the back sitting room was completely private, we would have preferred curtains on the patio doors just to complete the homely feel and it was a shame the light didn’t work in the back courtyard garden. We had no idea how to use the TV (Chromecast?) but we managed to plug the ordinary aerial back in and use it in the old-fashioned way - I guess that’s our age! Some serving dishes and a measuring jug would also have been useful. These were minor things though, and we were very happy with our stay here.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2023

  • "Well presented cottage in excellent location close to town centre."

    Off road parking a real bonus. Rear garden safe and secure for dogs. Will return soon.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our stay was really pleasant in that cottage as it was really cosy and clean."

    Besides , the location , close to the center is perfect. The only thing - because I am really addicted to coffee- is that a big coffee maker would be more appropriate and convenient !

    Reviewed by Sylvain4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is located in a super location and has a wonderful feel to it."

    Hoole itself has much to offer and Chester is only a short walk away and is a beautiful Cathedral City. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a longer stay and has a very much 'home from home' feel to it. A lovely cottage and have booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Cosy, comfortable and well equipped. Great for dogs with enclosed front and back gardens. Allocated parking very useful. Ideally located for Chester and nearby touring. Hoole itself has nice places to shop, eat and drink. Had a great visit and would thoroughly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice holiday home, within an easy walk of the city centre (less than a mile)."

    Lovely quiet area, and the cottage has everything that you could need. Comfy beds, very clean, well equipped kitchen, and really enjoyed my soak in the free-standing bath!

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is a comfortable and clean house that is in the perfect place to explore Chester with it being only around a 15-20 minute walk ."

    We had a minor issue that was sorted out swiftly when we let them know , only other issue I had was there was no dishwasher tablets and no t-towel so I did end up buying one (I didn’t tell them on my stay but they probably would of sorted something out) . If you get the good weather then I’d suggest having the french doors open they let in a lot of light . We have two children (14 & 11) and they both enjoyed their stay I would say that if you have young children that they’d have to be careful on the stairs. A peaceful place and great base for exploring Cheshire I’d also recommend the chippy round the corner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely bathroom and kitchen, but found the rest of the house very dark and uninviting, the lady next door was rude, tried speaking to her completely blanked me, she was having work done so for a full week all I heard from 7."

    30was banging so the peaceful holiday I was looking forward to wasn't, good place to be in the centre of everwhere, it wasn't very clean, found a wet dirty mop just thrown under the stairs which stunk, I feel more tired now than when I went , won't be staying again, very unhappy

    We are devastated and very sorry to hear you had an unhappy holiday, totally at odds with the experience of most guests, who find our period cottage charming.. Though specifically invited to share any concerns over cleanliness with our local manager, who would have addressed them immediately, you failed to do so leaving no option for timely redress. The cottage is semi-detached and we have no control over works next door, but this is the first occasion disturbance has been reported. Overall, we recognise that mistakes were made, and our local manager has taken action try to avoid a recurrence. Sorry again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.8Jul 2022

  • "A perfect hideaway from the hustle of mundain life a place to rejuvinate in ..."

    A perfect hideaway from the hustle of mundain life a place to rejuvinate in peace and tranquility but close to all amenities and enjoy the splendour of Chester's wonderful heritage

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect location for exploring Chester and Hoole ."

    The property was quirky and well equipped with a courtyard which was a sun trap.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2022

  • "Very conveniently situated in Hoole with a good range of independent shops also ..."

    Very conveniently situated in Hoole with a good range of independent shops also a co-op supermarket only a short walk into the centre of historic Chester ,also well situated for dog walking with the greenway a short walk away,off road parking a plus

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4May 2022

  • "Me and my (new!"

    ) husband chose Ashby Place to stay for our honeymoon to Chester, and we couldn’t have had a more positive experience! The house itself is positioned perfectly, a 15 minute walk into the city centre and plenty of local shops whilst still feeling rural and set back from the hustle and bustle. It’s quaint charm made the perfect setting for cosy nights in when we wanted a change from the city night life and had every accommodating amenity we could need. We absolutely wouldn’t hesitate to revisit!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week in Ashby Place."

    The cottage is beautiful. Right from entering you get the feeling you are somewhere special. It is very comfortable with all the amenities you could need. The location is fantastic - we spent a lot of time at Chester Zoo but you are also really close to Chester itself. There is a local shopping street within a few minutes walk which is also very handy. The owner is friendly and attentive, quickly responding to emails with queries and also kindly let me use an extension to charge my electric car which was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved this beautiful cottage."

    What was most striking was how quiet and almost rural it felt in the immediate vicinity, despite being only a few hundred yards from a main road. The many delights of Chester are all within easy walking distance, there’s some very handy shops, bars & takeaways nearby and the train station is very close too, so getting further afield is very straightforward (Delamere Forest is well worth a visit). Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Mar 2022

  • "What a lovely second holiday to 2 Ashby place."

    The owners were extremely accommodating due to our circumstances and we really looked forward to our stay. It was clean upon arrival and the location is just perfect for us - opposite a small supermarket, a 3 minute walk into Hoole town with some charity shops, bakery, butchers etc and about a 20 minute walk into Chester or a short drive depending on how much shopping you are planning to do. Also well positioned for Cheshire Oaks. The property has tons and tons of room with a large kitchen and range style cooker, front and back gardens for doggies, two toilets, a lovely bath (I may have enjoyed 3 on our stay) and a parking space. Absolutely love this place and loved visiting in winter this time to use the log burner. We have seen improvements and changes made since our last visit and just love this place. I've already been looking at dates we might be able to go back later this year. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great property in a lovely location."

    Lots of nice restaurants and cafes nearby and good for dogs as well. We would return no question.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "I am reluctant to say how GOOD this cottage is , as others will want to book it , making it more difficult for us to go back !"

    The owner took our previous comments on a couple of things , and corrected them to a high standard . The cottage is warm , welcoming , comfortable , and has everything you could need , including being close enough to the city centre to walk in , yet incredibly quiet and peaceful . What more could you ask for ? A third visit would be wonderful .

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2021

  • "The family loved it ."

    2 bedrooms comfortable beds and settees. Cosy real fire, large kitchen with massive cooking range. Good Wi-Fi nice bathroom with shower and bath. Good local shops Costa and pubs. Downstairs toilet and near the railway station. Excellent for summer as well.

    Reviewed by Eddie4.4Dec 2021

  • "Dearest Charles and Family, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us."

    We feel truly blessed to have stayed in such a wonderful magical house. Every little thing was magic...the woodburner, the comfy beds, the sumptuous sofa!!!! The fantastic kitchen with every utensil imaginable. It couldn't have come at such a special time for us. I lived in Chester for many years and went to Chester College to study art. Many years later I finally settled in London after Uni. I came last week home to visit my family (my mum is very poorly) and its the first time I have hired a place to stay. It was such a blessing to have a place to yourself and not be a burden to the family. We completely forgot to fill in the visitor book...however I did the Sykes questionaire this morning. I would probably have filled in the whole book with how wonderful your place is. If I could buy a house right now...I would buy your house with everything in it and never leave it hahahaha. Best wishes to you and your family Charles, and thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2021

  • "I have been booking cottages for my family for the past 30 years but this one is my favourite!"

    It has lots of charm, character and original features but the owners have cleverly added a modern bathroom, downstairs toilet and modern kitchen so you have the luxury you need but it is married up so well and compliments the original features. The location is quiet but you are within walking distance of Chester, so it really has the best of both worlds! We had a fantastic stay. The owners were friendly and helpful when we emailed with questions. Such a lovely place. We were sad to leave! We definitely want to go back!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property was pretty much as we were expecting in terms of facilities and furnishings given the information in the listing."

    What was exceptional was how quiet and peaceful the location was so close to the city centre. Super shower, extremely comfortable and warm property, handy Co op 2 mins away and good access to limitless dog walking routes. We would definitely look to re book when visiting Chester again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with ample space and very quiet considering it's just off a main road, perfect for accessing all the things on foot so was great to be able to leave the car at the property."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely quiet spot."

    Lovely garden. Shops and a dog friendly cafe around the corner. Was a really nice break, relaxing.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay our two dogs loved it too enclosed garden and yard were great."

    Everything needed in accommodation that we required. Just outside Chester but an easy walk into town centre or along the canal , plenty of dog friendly pubs too . Nice to explore some of Wales too .

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location lots to do lovely cottage"

    4.4Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage and location."

    First truly dog secure garden on holiday we have ever had. Lots to do in walking distance in Chester and even more out on short drives. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful property situated within 2 minute walking distance of pubs, restaurants, supermarket and petrol station."

    Great walk for dogs along the Millennium Greenway. Perfect base for exploring all the great places Chester, Wirral and North Wales have to offer

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2021

  • "Highly recommended."

    This is a charming house in a very quiet and leafy area despite being so convenient for the city centre. It has excellent facilities and is tastefully decorated throughout. Very well done.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0May 2021

  • "We found the cottage comfy and welcoming in a peaceful setting."

    Its withi n a short walking distance of Hoole Village with its array of shops and restaurants and also within walking distance of Chester City and all thats on offer there.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in great location, close to City centre."

    Comfy bed with excellent pillows. Enclosed back garden & totally dog friendly. Parking on property.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jan 2021

  • "Very interesting location near to the City Centre and good car parking."

    Local convenience store vey close for immediate needs. Good location for reaching North Wales and despite local restrictions in the Wirral and Liverpool, due to the Coronovirus we had a very good holiday.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2020

  • "Large, quaint property in good location."

    The double bed and seating in the lounge was fairy uncomfortable for us. The cleanliness let the property down e.g. not vacuumed in some areas, visibly dirty switches, walls and kitchen cupboards, dust and cobwebs on the light fittings. We complained to the owner and cleaners called us and then came in and cleaned the areas that we discussed over the phone. We were contacted by the cleaner and asked if ok we said yes as we didn't want anyone else coming in to the property due to the current situation. The property should have been re-inspected and had a thorough clean, as if these basic things are missed what else was there that we couldn't see. This caused stress/worry due to the current covid 19 situation and really spoilt what could have been a lovely break.

    I am extremely sorry to hear your holiday was spoilt. The issues you raised to me by email were immediately addressed by my local manager to your apparent satisfaction, and she re-inspected the property. A full re-clean could have been conducted but would have required you to move out. Lessons have been learnt from these errors by our normally excellent cleaning contractor. Apologies again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house in a lovely area of Chester."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very peaceful location but still close to local shops , cafes and restaurants making our stay very relaxing ."

    Beautiful traditional cottage with modern facilities , a pretty front garden and courtyard . Would definitely recommend staying here and we would love to return . Perfect spot for Chester Zoo less than 10 minutes by car and easy access to city centre . David , Tania and dachshund Scamp .

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have just returned from a lovely weeks family holiday The house is cozy, ..."

    We have just returned from a lovely weeks family holiday The house is cozy, thoughtfully presented and very well equipt We loved the traditional features The wood burning stove was a treat on a cold damp day The house is in an excellent location The lovely garden and court yard are ideal There are birds, squirrels and bats It is a 15 minute walk into the centre of Chester Its well worth walking the walls We also went to Llandudno, Llangollen and Iron Bridge There are so many lovely places near by We would highly recommend staying here and we would love to come back and stay again

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house, well equipped."

    Great location, perfect for a stay in Chester. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable and peaceful stay in this charming house in Chester."

    The house has alot of original period charm whilst being stylishly updated with all modern conveniences. There is an extremely pretty front garden and a secluded courtyard to the rear. We loved the local shops - butcher, fishmonger, deli, greengrocer, as well as Coop and Sainsbury's, all very convenient. The town centre and station are walking distance which made getting around very easy. There's lots to do in the area and we had no difficulty entertaining our teenagers!

    Reviewed by Jessie5.0Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Modern kitchen with small dining table
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Six ring gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car and roadside parking for one car
  • Front garden with small lawn and rear courtyard with outdoor furniture and storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pubs, restaurants and more shops 0.2 miles
  • *Special note*: Due to the period nature of the house, some ceilings are low and floors uneven, which may render it unsuitable for guests with physical or visual impairments do take care - there are also narrow wooden internal stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom
  • No special facilities for very young children such as cots, highchairs and stair gates are provided though parents are welcome to bring their own.

The property

In traditional black and white Tudor style, 2 Ashby Place is a beautiful semi-detached cottage, well in keeping with its location within walking distance of the centre of the historic city of Chester and local rail and bus stations. Offering character accommodation for up to four people, it is perfect for a romantic couple's city retreat, or a getaway with family or friends to taste the delights of Cheshire and the Welsh borders. Arriving at this hidden gem down a quiet cobbled cul-de-sac, step past the front garden into the hallway, and hang up your coats before exploring your lovely surroundings. Take a seat in the sitting room, with the woodburning stove offering a homely feel when it’s cold outside or open the French doors out to the private courtyard in the warmer spring and summer days. Move through into the kitchen - here you will find a more contemporary feel, with sleek white and wooden units housing the essential appliances to prepare a home-cooked meal.

For supper, enjoy the comfortable separate dining room or why not explore the many delicious eateries of Hoole and the city centre? On the first floor you will find a double and twin room, each possessing their own elegance, ample storage space for your personal belongings and attractive views of the surrounding trees and gardens.

There is an impressive bathroom, home to both a roll top bath and a separate shower. The stable door at the rear of the property leads out to your own enclosed and private courtyard, with table and seating.

Meanwhile your canine companions can stretch their legs in the gated front garden in anticipation of a fun-filled day ahead - dog walking is available close by on the dis-used railway path and in nearby parks. Located just on the edge of the city centre, the property is perfectly positioned for a broad range of past times.

Just a short stroll away you can find pubs and restaurants of all kinds, alongside a wide range of local shops.

Amble the mile to the centre itself, absorbing its unique historic beauty from the Roman walls themselves, or enjoy a River Dee cruise.

Indulge in an afternoon of shopping along Chester’s unique Tudor rows, or head further afield.

Attractions include Chester Zoo, the Blue Planet Aquarium, the Storyhouse Theatre, Chester Racecourse, the Cheshire Oaks designer outlet, and a nearby sports centre and public swimming pools, which provide entertainment for all ages at every time of year. In easy reach of Liverpool, Manchester and the idyllic beaches and hills of North Wales, 2 Ashby Place is a wonderful base for your exploration of this beautiful region.

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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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Special note: Due to the period nature of the house, some ceilings are low and floors uneven, which may render it unsuitable for guests with physical or visual impairments do take care - there are also narrow wooden internal stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom. No special facilities for very young children such as cots, highchairs and stair gates are provided though parents are welcome to bring their own.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas